I always use this Japanese site to get my haircut ideas. A number Japanese girls have hair like mine, super straight and fine and I can usually find girls with my same face shape. Plus this site has cute cuts. So this is what I've come up with:
I don't NEED any new clothes. I have shopping disease. I'm pretty sure it's been fatal to my bank account (since I don't have credit cards) many times over.
But OMG this shirt is magnificent. "Apocalypse Almighty." What does that even mean? And why is such an ominous phrase colored with smilies? It's so fucking weird! And "I Need More." Need more what? Cookies? Clothes? Yes.
This is where I've gotten my haircuts for years. Yeah, I love Japan. It's undeniable but I tell my stylists that many Japanese girls have hair much similar to mine. It's thin and super straight so it's easier for me to find styles. It's also easier to find face shapes similar to mine on this site. So that's why I've been using it forever.
I'm getting cut tomorrow. Here's what I picked out. Now my hair's not that long and I'm gonna have her cut about an inch off the bottom but you get the idea:
I can't wait to have my bangs back. Ugh my hair grow so fast!
One, apparently I never smile when I do my hair like this.
Two, this outfit makes me look like I have linebacker shoulders.
Don't mess with me. I tried on the stripey shirt in Japan and then I saw that they had the cream sweater on a display with my stripey shirt. It was the only one left and it looked so good I took it off the display. Go Japan!
I love Dove products. More importantly I love Dove products from Japan.
This is my collection from Japan:
The blue one is from 2007. It's the standard smelling body wash so I've just been refilling it with its American counterpart. The only problem is Japan is a very refill friendly country and America no so much.
The orange ones are new this year and I looked all over Japan...literally until I finally found them in a drug store in Osaka. They smell so yummy and I'm going to be very sad when they're gone since we don't have them here. Jenn discerned that the stand up tube is a make-up removing face wash but I think the foam is also a face wash since that's how the magazine ad demonstrates it.
I got to prance around in a *J-Style* outfit before climbing into vintage for tonite. So here's the truth...I love the vintage look but it's a lot of work. MY superstraight hair usually loses curls and a good 90% of the shoes that go with my vintage clothing are cute but so painful (why I keep slippers at work). Anyway, to me J-Style seems so effortless.
So, I wore this today:
I tried a new hairstyle today from a Japanese magazine I picked up while in Japan. I shoulda taken a close up. I thought it was cute. The good news is our local Japanese market Fujiya sells magazines so maybe closer to September I can pick up some new issues. :)
Dress and shoes from Japan. Sweater was $6.80 at Kohl's (less with my coupon). Yay coupons!
Here's what I wore today to Fujiya & Kabuki. I left the picture large in case anyone wants to take a stab at what it says. Jenn, of course, got it. It's from J-List. The skirt is from Kohl's and those are the Fergalicious shoes (which I love) I posted about a while back.
There's really a perfectly reasonable explanation for this massive display of geekery. When I saw the OG Transformers I wore a dress I had made so I thought it'd be cute to snap a photo of me in this vintage dress with my ticket stub. This is just an ode to that photo.
So thanks to Japanese magazines I was brave enough to wear a lighter sweater with a black tank. I don't think I would have ever done that otherwise. Hooray for new fashion avenues!
I think my sweater (from Kohl's) is reminiscent of these from Ryu Ryu and More: Thoughts?
And this is the damn similar thing I found on eBay:
They had one in the colors like the Ryu Ryu one but alas not in size normal only size tiny. I failed epically trying to find the tees with the adorable drawstring sides. I did find one rather disturbing drawstring top that I'd rather not talk about. Anyway, it's shipping from Timbuktu so I have some time to find the tops.
This post does not include the ridiculous amount of stuff I bought while in Japan. Those will undoubtedly come up at a later date.
Without further ado: I love Japan's ridiculously skinny models. I mean really, Japan, really! The diet ads in the back of the magazines are also quite frightening. Forgive me if I'd rather not look like a starved person with their bones sticking out. Yuck. The last three are from the same seller because she has normal sizes. No a 33 inch bust isn't normal unless you're 13.
I need to get this off my chest. These things are everywhere in Japan. Even on my convenience store receipt! Apparently San Francisco has brought this technology over despite its populous not having the capabilities for these barcodes yet.