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Friday, April 20, 2012

These pants!!!

I went crazy a few weeks back and got myself some Irish green leggings type pants. At the store, they seem toned down enough hidden in a myriad of other colorful items. However once I got them home, I became worried. How can I wear Irish green pants? How will I style them?
I do not own anything Irish green. I like my greens to be olive and a little bit khaki, in other words I like my green subtle. So why on earth I went and got Irish green pants? Maybe because I wanted a change? Maybe because I was influenced? Whatever the reason, there I was stuck with green pants I had no idea how to wear.
I decided to google the pants to have an idea of how other people were wearing them. Soon enough I found two pictures of bloggers who rocked the pants with trench coats. They look good but I wanted more. I wrote a fave blogger who loves green about how to style the pants and she said that she was going to get back to me soon.
Anyway, I did not want to wait any longer because those pants are thick, hence suitable for colder weathers. And Spring is already here. So I went and wore the pants with a long shirt, trench coat and my military boots.

Knit hat - H&M
Scarf - gift from Mother in law
Shirt - Thrifted
Trench coat - Thrifted
Bag - Walmart
Pants - H&M
Boots - Shimamura

The pants were perfect for they were as comfy as sweat pants. I could move in them but I was still bothered by the brightness of the color. Maybe the beige green combo was not working as well as I thought it would.
Never wanting to give up, I wore the pants again to run some errands like this:

Blue scarf with beadings - gift from Mother in law
Grey cardigan - Ross
White tee - Walmart
Denim Jumper - Thrifted Don Don Down
Green pants - H&M
Shoes - Random shoe store in Ishikawacho



I loved how I styled these pants here. My jumper dress is so great even if it makes me look pregnant. Actually I am sure it is a maternity dress but I do not care. I think I maybe the only person on earth who purchases maternity dresses only when she is not pregnant. Anyway I felt good in this outfit; the dark blue of the denim dress toned down the green of the pants. They were barely noticeable I think. As I was going to drop my kid off at school, his teacher asked me if I had my colors done for I always know what colors suit me. I was flattered but had to answer no for I have not done it yet. Another mom at the school is doing everyone colors and I have to say that all the ladies who did it look better. Maybe I should jut forget my inhibitions and get styled. Why do I have to loose? At best, I will learn to stay away from pastels and use bright colors and at worst, she will just confirmed the colors I already favor.
Anyway, I am happy with my styling. I just wish I could find something other than my denim dress to match the pants....

Monday, April 9, 2012

Are we there yet? (the end of cold weather I mean...)

I had a fun week with my son out of school for Easter holiday. On Monday, I went on a shopping spree at H&M (mostly for my business), on Wednesday, I organized a picnic at the park with some other mom friends. But Friday was the highlight when I took a trip to the Zoo with my best Japanese girlfriend and our kids. We drove down to Zoorasia, another zoo in Kanagawa area. Unlike Nogeyama which is free and small, Zoorasia is this big park full of interesting animals, lots of playgrounds for the kiddies and plenty of resting areas and restaurants. We spend the entire day there. It was so much fun to discover new animals like the Ocelot, the Clouded leopard, the Okapi and to learn about the life of Chimpanzees.
Anyway I wanted to be simple and comfy as I knew we would walk a lot so I wore this:


White scarf - Walmart
Jacket - Thrifted
Cardigan - Gap
Turtle neck tee - Sexy Miser
Jeans - Thrifted
Shoes - H&M
Bags - Seoul market and Daiso


At one of the Zoo's playground for kids

I wanted to wear this Jacket ever since I thrifted (stole) it last year at my son's school Xmas Bazaar. And since the weather has been so nice lately, I thought the trip to the zoo would be the perfect occasion to break it. Its color reminds me of Safari jackets. Anyway, the weather was nice until 30mns into the park when it became cloudy, cold and raining. I was freezing. And the funny thing is that as soon as we go inside to get cover, the sun comes out. I told my Japanese friend that one of us should be Ame Onna (Rain woman or man- a person who always brings rain where ever they go).


I also adore my H&M shoes. They are the brightest shoes I possess. They look like a neon coral (if that color exists). I was hesitating between wearing them because sometimes they get a bit tight (when I retain too much water), when my son told me that everyone would love my shoes at the Zoo. After hearing that, I had to take them....


Asian Elephant


The Okapi


The sweet chimpanzee Kenji


Forgot the name of this monkey but his fur had so many colours it looked like he was wearing a grey shirt with brown pants



Kangaroos sleeping

I had so much fun at Zoorasia. As a fashion designer wannabe ( a huge stress on the wannabe), I was so inspired by the animals fur and prints. I wanted to get a book and start sketching right away. But as human being, I am a tad puzzled by the idea of the zoo. Some animals we saw were visibly stressed at being caged in confined space and watched, laughed at humans. I could not help but wonder how we humans would feel if we were under the same treatment. Is this animal abuse?
Well, this blog is not really about environment and animal rights, it is about fashion and my style (or lack there of) after all so I am not going to pain you any longer with that debate. Just know that the Zoo was great, my kids had fun and I plan on going there in the future. And if you are around Kanagawa on April 24th, the zoo entrance will be free, so check it out!

In full bloom

Today was one of those other great warm days you wished could last all year around. The sun was out, the sky was blue; not too hot, not cold at all. It was one those days, you would love spending out in a park, or baking under the sun on the seacoast. Or at least I would.
I did not have anything special, just the ordinary usual boring life of a housewife. But since it was a nice day, I wanted to look nice. So I decided to wear this:

White scarf - Walmart
Jacket - Shimamura
Wrap cardigan - Gap
White tee- Home's
Skirt - G.U.
Shoes -H&M


I bought this skirt on impulse over a month ago at G.U. (Uniqlo other brand). I have been looking for something as good as my favorite black maxi skirt from H&M. This skirt is right up the alley with the breezy air feel it gives me. Plus it is a full skirt unlike the black one. The only problem I have with it is that it is not floor length. But I am going to make it work anyway.




"Neon coral" (or Orange as the hubby said) flats and my grey leggings


Yeah! I am wearing a size S top. I am not overweight after all!


I was trying to get some Sakuras in the shot

Pastels being trendy this season, I hit it right on the spot with this mint green (?) skirt. However, I am thinking that pastels may not be my shade of colors. I have been thinking about colors a lot lately. I went so far as to even consider having my colors "done" by a specialist. Some of my friends did it and they are saying that it changed their lives. I should do it but I am wondering if I really need a stylist telling me what looks good on me or not. Call me backwards but I think that stylists are just for celebrities and famous people. Maybe I will find the courage to do it and be done with it. But in the meantime, I am thinking that vivid colors may be more my thing than pastels.
In any case this skirt is a keeper and so will others in shades of blue, coral, golden, or even printed...that come my way.


My fav beaded earrings for now. I think I got them from a friend.


I was trying to capture the movement of the skirt and ended up with this. Man! Being a model is hard!


Here I live you with beautiful flowers found in my neighborhood.







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