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Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mustard Snow

Do you like Snow?
I do like snow. But only if I can watch it fall, sitting inside a warm and cozy house seeping hot chocolate. You will never see me ski (although I did enjoy skating three times in my life already), you will never see me have snow fights let along build snowmen.
Imagine then my excitement at yesterday's snow. I woke up and it was all white outside. My son said it was Christmas (for him snow equals Christmas). If I could I would not have gone out. But duty called so I bundled up and braced the weather. It was freezing cold outside and heavy snow kept falling on my umbrella. It was so slippery down the hill that I was afraid I would fall and break my neck or worse break my son's neck who was resting on my back. Kids were enjoying the snow, throwing snow balls at each other or gliding. I thought they were just crazy.

Today is slightly better. No snow for starters and it is probably going to be warmer. That is why I decided to wear this:

Knitted hat - (You should be familiar with it by now)
Grandma wrap around cardigan - Thrifted
Dress - Dots
Mustard tights - Shimamura
Boots - Shimamura

I wanted mustard tights for a long time and could not resist them when I saw them on the rack sales of Shimamura. I had them for a while but never dare to break them. They can be pretty daunting. I like the fact that they are opaque and that they can brighten up a dark winter outfit.

However the reviews are mixed. So far my husband does not like them but my son's teacher does. Truth be told, I really do not care. I think I like them and that is all that matter.

Enjoy the melting snow!

Friday, February 24, 2012

Three times in a row

What happened to the beautiful weather we had earlier this week? It freezing cold out, about to snow they say. But I have to go out to run some errands. I want to stay warm but I also want to wear my faux fur gilet. I am hooked on this thing so much that it is the third time this week I am wearing it.

What I am wearing:

Beret - can't remember where I got this one
Faux fur coat - thrifted 390 Mart
Long Blue knit - so old, Sexy Miser
Turtle neck - 390 Mart
Jeans - Ross
Boots - Shimamura

I had this knit for 8 years now. I bought it at this super cheap discount store in Sagamihara (where I used to live in Japan before heading to the States). The place was a cool dump where you could find interesting items for interesting prices. Once I snag some DKNY tops for nothing (and they were real, I checked). When I found this blue knit, I could not resist for I always liked super long cardigans. To top it all, it is very warm. I think I bought the thing for 700Y. And I shall never part with it. Besides it still looks good for a cheap thing. See, department stores and high end boutiques are not the only places where you can find good things. I put my money on discount stores and thrift shops first before I go room in those places. I have done so in the past and so far I have not regretted it yet. And I will keep on doing it. After all I do not call myself cheap for no reason.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Fur me at Motomachi

Last Tuesday, I had to go to Motomachi to meet some people and take my kids to eat sushi. It was a warm day so I decided to ditch my coat for something lighter.

Here is what I wore:

Knitted cap - H&M
Faux fur vest - thrifted 390 Mart
Striped sweater - thrifted
Pink top - Nissen
Skirt - thrifted 390 Mart
Boots - ABC Mart

I am happy that I get to wear this vest again. I was getting worried that I would not be able to put it on because it had been so cold. And for some reason, I do not believe in wearing fur in Spring and Summer. It is just so wrong. However, this puppy is so light and keeps me warm that I may reconsider. Besides it is too beautiful to sleep in my closet.

I told you that I was looking for another skirt that was as comfy as my H&M one. Well, this one is not as perfect but it is great. It also has lace. I think I am done buying black skirts. Now me want one in tulle like the ballerinas.

Upon arrival at Motomachi, I was surprised to see so many people. I realised that it was the Charming sale which usually attracts a huge crowd. I had time to browse through Gap, Zara and Epice de Mode (the only stores I check in Motomachi because everywhere else is overpriced) and saw some interesting things. However I did not shop. I think I did enough in the month of January. Besides trying to shop while thousand of other people are snatching at the same thing, not fun.

Friday, February 17, 2012


I am not a lucky person. Well strike that! I am a very lucky person and I cannot be grateful enough for my blessings. However when it comes to winning a prize, I am the unluckiest person on earth. I could play lotto everyday for the rest of my life and I will not win a single thing. The only time I won something in my life was because my husband switched tickets with me. And as you would have it the ticket he gave me won.

So I was not surprised that I did not win the Ipod touch that was the ultimate prize for the charity bingo of my son's school. My son did win a book of his favorite character so that all that counts. Who needs an I pod touch anyway.

For the crazy bingo time I decided to wear this

Knitted cap - H&M
Infinity scarf - Daiei
Black coat - so old I cannot remember where I bought it
Flower printed cardigan - Walmart
Old navy skirt - thrifted
Leggings - Dots
Boots - ABC mart
Bag - 390 Mart

I felt like it was Spring today. At first the weather was gloomy but before lunch time the sun was out and I wanted to do the same. However the temperatures were still low so I bundled up. Underneath my cardi, I have two layers and my coat is super warm.

I bought these shoes a while back.

I have been lusting on ankle boots with wedges but could never find what I really wanted. I settled for these because I was tired of looking everywhere. The shoes were a bit tight. They killed my feet when I wore them a month ago. I swear there were so tight I could not feel my feet. Today was slightly better. I did walk a mile and more in them without much pain. I did fall but it was because I did not see that there was a hole on the street. A part from the minor accident, I think I am starting to love these shoes.

I cannot wait for Spring to come though. And if the temperatures go higher in the next couple of days, I will consider myself really lucky! Forget bingo!
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