One of the easiest looks for me to pull of is dressing like a school girl. I usually just have to throw on a skirt, a collared top, socks, sneakers, and voila, I have an outfit. I also think I look the part since I’m short (lol), and even more so now that I have short hair. Until now, I didn’t realize that I dressed up like a school girl twice during my trip to Japan. Realizing I don’t have enough pictures to do separate posts for each one, I decided to just combine the two in one post! 😛 So here’s me, school girl dressing in Japan. (Before anything else, let me point out the these photos are intentionally grainy because I’m trying to give out that old analog film vibe. Let me know what you think about it, please. :P)
Most of the people who know me well are aware of how much I like to shop. I’ve blogged about how much trouble I’ve been in with my mom because I spend too much on clothes and shoes. I did a 60-day shopping ban challenge and I’m proud that I was able to finish it. I’m now more able to control my shopping impulses, and can now go out of a store empty handed. I spend less now too, but from time to time, I’d buy a little something for myself and even then, I’m now more conscious about how much it costs and if it’s worth the amount.
I low key live for 90s fashion. It wasn’t until I were in college that I realized that it was my aesthetic, and it intensified now that it’s become the latest trend again. Plain white tees, embroidery and patches, button down shirts, tight shirt under a slip dress, sneakers + dress combo, denim jackets, A-line skirts and high waist everything — my closet is filled with those. I like how chill the fashion is, and I actually really like old-school things.
So I finally ventured out to vlogging. Last week, I tried to document my commute while I ran errands for med school and checked out thrift stores. I’m pretty pleased with the outcome but I’m sure I still have a whole lot to improve on. For starters, I still have to download a decent video editing software on my laptop. My internet had been so slow the night I was supposed to edit the clips so I just resorted to editing it on my phone using iMovies.
What better way to give you guys a rundown of our Japan trip than through a vlog. My cousin (who I often go on trips with) made this video montage of the places we went to in Chubu, Kansai, and Kanto. I was supposed to make my own vlog but when I transferred the videos to my laptop, the clips were grainy. 🙁 I seriously need a better camera to document my trips with! See three regions of the Land of the Rising Sun through our lens. Here’s the video and we hope you enjoy watching it! <3
While planning this trip, our ultimate goal is to see a cherry blossom tree. Last year, when mom went for the first time, she was too early for the full bloom. This year, she made it to a point to stay long enough to see parks filled with sakura trees. They went during the first week of April and we followed the week after. Our timing was just right because we caught a lot of trees filled with pretty pink flowers. I couldn’t believe my luck because the cherry blossom forecasts said that by the time we land in Nagoya, it’s already the tail end of the full bloom. But when we got to Kanagawa and visited Tachikawa, my eyes were filled by numerous cherry blossom trees in their full glory.