Thursday, December 29, 2011

Redhead Goes to Japan

This weekend my sister, Amanda, will be on her merry way to Japan. I think she is still in a slight state of shock that it is finally happening. She has been wanting to visit for, hmm, I'd say two years or more. I, being a good sister, have kindly reminded her (on several occasions) to please take a ton of pictures like a true tourist. She won't be frolicking about on her lonesome thankfully; Amanda has a special someone who will be able to take care of her and show her around whilst visiting.

Amanda very kindly asked if I or my husband wanted anything from Japan. Thanik's only request was for sushi...Perhaps a nice picture of sushi instead, okay sweetie? I can't think of anything quite so specific, so I think she will just surprise me, which is far more fun. 


Briefly touching back to the past holiday weekend, Amanda could not grace us with her presence because she was sick unfortunately. Instead, Thanik and I will at least be able to see her off before she leaves the country this weekend. I do hope she has a safe trip.
Have any of you been to Japan? I'd love to hear about it.

A rather interesting video; it gives a nice tour of Tokyo by way of the sky train at night.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2011

December Wishlist

I do not own a pair of Mr. Campbell's lolita shoes, nor do I think I ever will, but holy goodness I am in love with this print. Wait, is it just the print, not the design that I like? Maybe a bit. I don't generally gravitate to chunky shoes anyway. You'll notice in several of my picks right away that I have a galaxy theme going. "Do you follow trends?" No, I do not, I just honestly love galaxy's, astronomy, and all that scientific goodness. The hubby and I love to watch The Universe for relaxation before bedtime.

 Now these Campbell shoes I'd be more likely to wear. I do love wedges--although I own none, haha. However, I'm very unpracticed with heels that are even 3 inches, so even these beauties I'd probably have to pass up. That and considering most if not all of Jeffrey Campbell shoes are over $100, they're not in my price range. Sigh, I'll just keep staring a bit.

Here I'd like to own the galaxy leggings, not Lexy of course. Tights and leggings are some of my favorite ways to layer and the print of these are just a perfect "bonus Jonas," as Bunny would say. I do hope I can get my hands on a pair some day just so I can say "I look out of this world." Hazza for lame puns.

Leather leggings, yes please. Well, rather faux leather modeled here by the beautiful Wendy from Wendy's Lookbook. Leather would be so much fun to play with. I could dress is up--just like Wendy--wear it for a tough look, even a soft vibe. The possibilities are endless.

Ahh velvet leggings. I would have to go for this royal blue color or a 'royal' purple. I have been trying to introduce more textures into my wardrobe and these would be a lovely addition, mhm.

I'd thought about adding some hats in here, but considering I already covered that in Hat Love, I thought it sensible to not overtly repeat myself. In addition, there are quite a few vintage pieces I'm in love with from Etsy, but I think I'll do a separate post for that.

::Picture credit::
Cosmic Lolita

99 Pink Wedge
  Velvet Leggings

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Sunday, December 25, 2011

Lovely Christmas with the Hubby

I hope everyone had a lovely holiday weekend (almost over)! The hubby and I had a nice mellow Christmas day. To start it off we slept in and for breakfast had our favorite biscuits with gravy, scrambled eggs with sliced tomatoes and coffee. Mmm, perfect.

Friday, December 23, 2011

Hat Love: Bowler, Top Hat & Beret

I have a thing or thing-let if you will, for hats. But not just any hats, no no, classic hats such as top hats, bowlers and berets. Out of those three I only have one, a bowler hat and not even a legit one. Lawlz. It's a simple black (knock-off really) design gifted by my sister from either Yesstyle or Zipia. Nevertheless, I'd still love to have the hat in perhaps two other colors as well, green and blue.
As a bonus, classic hat boxes to [properly] store my future hat collection would be spiffing. It would be a great excuse to check out vintage and antique stores. Hmm, reduce and reuse right?

(Pic. from kasey)


Classic Bowler Hats:

  (Pic. from buzznet)

You can't leave out royalty, right?

  (Pic. from hollywoodrev)

(Pic. from village hats)
This one may be too fun to pass up.

I just love the classic silhouette of top hats. Perhaps naturally it reminds me of theatre, 1) because a nickname for it is 'opera hat' and 2) I majored in theatre. Good times. I wouldn't need a special ocassion to dawn such a statement piece either, I'd brave it out for a simple cup o' joe. Oh oh, and I'd love to pair it with a cape coat and oxford shoes. Positively dashing---for a lady. 

  (Pic. from britannica)

  (Pic. from hat lounge)

The beret is a signature look for Brit blogger Carrie of wishwishwish; and she is a definite style inspiration as well. Up to date I believe she has 6 beret's in differing colors. In this post Carrie briefly muses about adding a sparkled one to her collection. For me I'd love to do a DIY project and sew on my own sparkled design. When I get such a chance, I'll certainly show 'behind the scenes' of the project.

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Holiday Celebrations

I am excited for this weekend because my sister, Amachan, is coming to visit! Thus she'll be celebrating Christmas with myself and my hubby. The three of us always have a great time together. In addition, I've already made sure Amachan brings her camera (I don't have one) so she can help me--finally--take photos for ze blog. Yay? Ha, well I am excited. I have been wanting to post "outfit pictures" for funzies and to share some DIY pictures on how I'd like to revamp old clothes. I have many ideas zooming around in my noggin and the weather will be nice so we can take photos outside, too. =)

We don't have anything crazy planned, perhaps the typical items: watch some movies, taking photos as mentioned, cooking and chit chatting. Such simple times are often the best though in my opinion. =)

For some holiday cheer:






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Saturday, December 17, 2011

Modern Style Inspiration, Ze Ladies

I've been feeling uninspired lately of what to wear. Pssh, typical girl thing. So, I thought it would be perfect to share my findings of style inspiration for everyone to enjoy. This round is for the ladies, but no worries (if there are any), future posts will be geared towards ze men as well as, I shall play with vintage outfits to toss into the game. Hm, a style inspiration series? Yes, a plethora of goodness.
I'd thought about making a video out of this, but currently didn't want to hastle with finding music that wouldn't be dubbed as copyright. A future project, then...


Marla Singer, playing with color pallets.
Her blog,