Flowers in Our Hairs


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My wondrous bosom friend Becky and I embarked on a most fun adventure on Monday: floral wreath making! Made a stop at the SF Flower Mart, where we ruminated on which blooms and boughs would be best to fashion into wreaths. We settled for a good variety of budded eucalyptus, pink pepper branches, Cafe Au Lait dahlias, the mysterious blue flowers which I’ve sadly forgotten the name of, and picked up some floral wire.

While I was still in the middle of making my first wreath,  I looked over at Becky to see that she’d already made and donned this marvelous creation! She’s a floral genius! I love that her wreaths retain the natural, slightly erratic shape of the blooms and sprigs, yet work so well on top of her lovely head. Here are some of her masterpieces:

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Very Frida Kahlo, no?

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This one makes me giggle, hehe. All in all, a great day spent putting nature in our hair!

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Monochromatic-ish

Haven’t done one of these posts in a while so I thought I’d share the muted tones that have been on my mind lately. I’ve been trying to live more simply these days (which basically means less clutter, less need of more stuff) and perhaps that’s why I’ve been drawn to monochromatic schemes. Though I can’t deny that pop of color which always seems to complete things!

Whilst in Cambridge

Today is the hottest day in the UK recorded in 7 years! I thought I would get the full English summer experience complete with scattered rain, but it looks like LA summer weather has just followed me here. Nevertheless, I appreciate how many of the locals still manage to look put together and chic as they ride around on their bikes. I had to include a Cambridge Satchel Co. bag into this set, of course, as well as a nice dog-eared copy of Macbeth. My Shakespearean drama course will start next week and I’m so excited for it! Watching Macbeth at the Globe last night got my nerdy adrenaline running for more Shakespeare fun. Hope everyone’s staying cool as cucumbers!

Chicago Style

I finally got to visit my beautiful kindred spirit Diane in Chicago last week, and I was so happy to be reunited with her! We share many loves, one of being taking photos of each other. Haha! But really. I love taking photos of this girl because she just looks so great! Especially her style. For example:

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I miss her already! Also, isn’t her bag so wonderful?! The color is gorgeous.
From the first outfit:
Shirt – Urban Outfitters
Pants – F21
Bag- Royal Republiq

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And some shots of what I wore whilst in Chicago:
1. Skirt from Steven Alan, Frye boots
2. Madewell Shirt, J.Crew pants, and Marc by Marc Jacob bag.

Headshots of a Beaut

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Got a chance to take some headshots of my absolutely lovely friend, Sarah. I like to call this series “Future President of Everything.” Still very much learning on how to use my camera, but it’s been such a fun process! Thanks, Sarah, for letting me photograph you!!

A Spring Date

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I thought I’d throw in some non-Japan posts to keep some variety on the blog. Here’s a simple date day/night outfit for the Spring time. The weather’s beginning to be sunnier and sunnier, and what better way to celebrate than with shaved legs + dresses! Perhaps to a concert, or a progressive meal date (appetizer at one restaurant, main course at another, and dessert at another). The Swedish Hasbeen clogs are superbly comfortable I hear and an addition to my closet I’d gladly welcome.