Quartz in Bullet Casing Necklace: another feather
Beaded bracelets: handmade by me
Watch: Citizen Eco-Drive
Chanel-Style Fabric Marker Tank: DIY (tutorial here at bottom of page)
Black Lace Camisole: Old Navy
Cut-Off Denim Shorts: Hudson
Sheer Footless Tights: DIY (cut off the feet from a pair of sheer pantyhose)
Rubber Strap Platform Sandals: G-Shoes
Having trouble finding the pieces I’ve been lusting over for the last month from Japanese magazines, I’ve resorted to just buying online at Rakuten. Basically it’s akin to the Amazon seller’s marketplace and is the largest online e-tailer in Japan. When in doubt, search Rakuten! Some stores ship overseas, and also offer a forwarding service if they personally don’t. Plus they offer an English interface (albeit strangely-translated in places) here.My chiffon gown and shoes are both bought on Rakuten. I plan to add a little more to the gown: a drawstring waist, some shirring on the sleeves, and bits of lace at the edges – once I get back to the States and my sewing machine. For now, it’s good enough as a sheer layer when I don’t want to go around bare-shouldered. Though my mother-in-law said it looked like something her 90-year-old mother would covet, which is probably not a compliment.;-)
The shoes are called “Office Sandals” here; they’re what women working in offices wear while at work, slipping out of their high heels and donning these for the long days and many hours of standing. They’re incredibly lightweight, comfortable, and have a wonderful padded solebed. And were only 1900 yen!! ($21 USD) Hopefully they’ll stand up to the miles of walking I’m doing here: Saturday, I did a fast walk of 1 hour to and from the park. Sunday, I did a leisurely stroll of 3 hours window-shopping. Monday I did an hour and a half, again a window-shopping stroll. Tuesday was a 3-hour walk to, in, and from the park, with Lil Tot in tow. And Wednesday was a 5-hour leisurely stroll window-shopping. My feet feel like they’re going to fall off!!
I don’t wear bright lipstick often enough, so find when I do I always feel self-conscious about it. This one is quite orange, and is MAKE UP FOR EVER’s Rouge Artist Intense #40.Hope everyone’s having a great start to the weekend! I’m off to visit with my mother and have some tempura.
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