Lucky me! My first time in Tokyo and I already saw Sakura- well, one Sakura tree, but it's totally fine with me. I can't even explain to you what I felt when I saw cherry blossoms. We told our Cool Japan/ 100 Tokyo tour guides to find us Sakura since we came a few weeks in advance before their actual bloom. Good thing we went to Shinjuku Gyoen Park and found a Sakura tree there- yes, only one tree but worth driving and seeing for. It's so pretty and pink and just absolutely worth staring for hours and hours (although I didn't do that because we had to go watch Tokyo Runway after lol). My parents went to Tokyo a week after my trip and it was at the perfect time. They were telling me how beautiful it is to see all the white/pink Sakura trees together and that we should go there again next year as a family. Hmm, maybe we should. I can just imagine the feeling I felt when I saw one Sakura tree- but like 100x more awesome. BMS.
There are just so many nice locations in Japan that wherever you're standing, it's bound to be picture perfect. Since we had a full day of touring for Cool Japan and 100 Tokyo, we decided to take a quick outfit shot in a small empty street somewhere in Harajuku street. Even from afar you can still see the flashing lights and busy street! It was around 10-12 degrees when we went to Tokyo so I made sure I was all covered up. I'm really lamigin (ibang level) so I have to be in complete gear when I go out- that means wearing thermals, a thick jacket, warm boots, sometimes a hat and a scarf. I wore this during out first tour day and since it's still an event tour, I wore chunky boots that's unbelievably comfier than some of my sneakers. Good thing I bought it the night before my trip! It's also always a hassle to be wearing a lot of accessories when you're traveling because you don't want your arms/ neck to feel heavy when you're walking around the whole day, so this scarf from Jewelled Scarves became my favorite travel accessory in an instant. It's a scarf that has embellishment so it looks like a necklace when worn. You can wear it in so many ways too! Scarf tucked under the beads, twisted around the necklace or use it like a normal scarf like how I did. With an all black ensemble, you'll look chic right away.
Ps. Jewelled Scarves is available in Rustan's Edsa Shang-rila Mall and Rustan's Our Very Own shop in Resorts World.
There's something magical about taking outfit posts in Pico De Loro- I always feel like I'm enjoying more. When I have events at the beach, it's always nice to mix a swimsuit with a maxi skirt because it looks really beachy but still elegant- plus you can't really do it often in the city. A few days before this trip, I was able to drop by Common Thread in Greenbelt 5 and fell in love with their store and customer service. All the people working there are so friendly and they really have taste when they help you pick out the items you need. As you can see, I got a lot from them! It's convenient because they have several brands under one store so I don't need to spend hours strolling around the mall looking for each item you need. Anyway, back to my ootd, I usually hate wearing plunging tops so I was really surprised this swimsuit suited me well. It's also nice even without the skirt! Since it's black, it looks extra classy too. BMS.
Photos by: Spike
You know it's a nice swimsuit if it's from Moeva London. I don't need any sweet introduction for this brand because their bikinis speak for themselves. They sell luxury/designer swimwear that's absolutely amazing you wouldn't want to go take a dip in them hahaha but of course, you can. I got this purple bikini with a gold detail that looks like a necklace from afar. It suited my metallic shorts really well and it was a perfect get up if you want to just relax and have a mango shake by the shore. I'm also into big hats now that summer's here and can I just say, The SM Store has a lot of trendy beach hats! They have it in all colors too- tama sila, they've got it all for you! Haha. The last time I went to Pico De Loro was about two years ago and I'm happy to be back thanks to Sanuk! They invited a couple of people (probably just around 15) for their "A Space To Play" event showcasing Sanuk's latest creation. I'll tell you more about my overnight stay on my next post. Stay tuned! BMS.
Photos by: Spike