Set Me Up

Let’s take another break from my Japan travel diaries for a quick OOTD update. It was love at second sight when I saw this striped set from Mango. Yes, “second” because I saw the star print version of this set first and fell completely in love with it. Sadly, the store didn’t have the star […]

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Travel Diary: Nijo Castle

The Nijo-jo or Nijo Castle is one of the few remaining castles in Japan that showcases traditional palace architecture of Japan’s feudal era. It’s definitely not as in-your-face flamboyant as European castles and possesses a more subtle kind of grandeur, but nevertheless, still worth a visit. The biggest difference I noticed between the two is […]

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Travel Diary: Kodaiji Temple, Kyoto

Since we were already at Higashimaya district, we stopped by another temple around the area called the Kodaiji Temple. It was established in 1605 by the legendary Nene (Kodai-in) in memory of her late husband Toyotomi Hideyoshi, who is one of Japan’s greatest historical figures. Compared to the temples we’ve visited so far, this one looks […]

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Ishibei Koji Lane

Whenever my sister and I travel together, we already have our designated roles. She prepares our itinerary, complete with photos and descriptions so that I can match my #OOTDs to the sceneries. And I, on the other hand, have to find ways on how to get to these places. This street known as the Ishibei-Koji […]

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Bohemian Feels

Don’t worry, I haven’t finished my travel diaries from Japan just yet. We still have a long way to go so there’s definitely more sakura-filled photos and vermillion-colored temples coming your way. I just wanted to insert a few style posts every now and then so that you still get some much needed dose of fashion from yours […]

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Travel Diary: Kasuga Taisha

A short walk around Nara park from Todaiji will lead you to Nara’s most celebrated shrine and another UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Kasuga Taisha or Kasuga Shrine. It’s the royal shrine of Japan’s most powerful clan, Fujiwara. To reach the shrine, you’ll have to pass through a long pathway lined with stone lanterns. It […]

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Travel Diary: Nara’s Kofukuji and Todaiji

For those traveling around Japan’s Kyoto and Osaka, it’s worthwhile to make a short trip to nearby Nara which is located less than an hour away. It’s Japan’s first permanent capital so consequently, it takes pride in a bunch of historic treasures, including some of Japan’s greatest temples like Kofukuji and Todaiji. Both of which […]

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Transform

Putting the travel diaries from Japan on pause first because as usual, it’s taking me forever to go through the thousands of photos I took on this trip. So in the meantime, let me share with you a recent #OOTD I wore last week. As you can see, I have a nifty backpack with me […]

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Meeting Potter

Two months after and I’m finally blogging about my trip to Osaka, Nara and Kyoto! Woot! I’m starting this travel series off with a style post taken on our first full day in Osaka. Since it was my sister who planned our itinerary, our first stop was the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. (She’s a […]

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Irresistible

You know what’s irresistible? Sales. End of season sales of my favorite stores–Mango included. Just when I decided I’ll be taking a hiatus from shopping, sales just keep popping up left and right. Oh my poor wallet, I guess it’s going on a diet. (Hey, that rhymes!) But really, come to think of it, I’m actually saving a […]

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