Hello July! I can’t believe we’re already in the second half of 2017. July is my birthday month, so it makes sense that summer is my favorite season of the year. Growing up, I was always envious of the other kids that had birthdays during the school year since the entire class could celebrate with them, but now that I’m older, I feel lucky to have been born a summer baby, a true Cancer at heart.

Hello July! もう2017年後半にたどり着きましたね。7月は私の誕生月なので、夏になるとうきうき気分になります。子供の頃は、学校で誕生日を祝うことは一度もなかったのでいつも残念がっていましたが、大人になってから夏に生まれて良かったなと思います。太陽と海、風になびくヤシの木を楽しめる季節は夏しかないでしょう!カリフォルニア生まれの私にはたまらないです。

These are just the first batch of photos I took at Zushi beach last month. Riviera Zushi Marina is my go-to location to get that California beach feel that I sometimes crave while living in Tokyo. This year, I wanted to do a beach photo shoot project to get into the summer spirit, and also because I received some cute swimwear worthy of a good photo shoot! This particular one piece is from the Bikini Lab, and instead of wearing it as just a bathing suit, I styled it with shorts and my trusty Vans.

逗子で撮影したものの第一弾がこちらです。リビエラ逗子マリーナは東京の近くで唯一カリフォルニア気分を味わえるスポットで、今回はここで撮影出来て嬉しかったです。今年は絶対水着をテーマにした撮影を企画したかったので、他の写真も楽しみにしてて下さい!着用しているBikini Labのオールインワンは今回私服みたいな感じでスタイリングしてみました。Levi’sとVansでカジュアルビーチスタイル!

For the next 2 weeks, I’ll be traveling to Paris, meaning this will be my first time going to Europe. Crazy, I know, but it was about time, and the right opportunity. I’m actually pretty lucky I’ll be in the city of my dreams right until the day before my birthday. I’m currently packing as I write this post, and while I could be freaking out about a lot of things, I decided to let things go with the flow whilst researching and planning the necessities. I’m also excited to be traveling with a fellow blogger & influencer from Tokyo, so stay tuned to my Instagram stories because I will keep that updated to the point of annoying my viewers (laughs). Anyways, see you in Paris next!

明日から約2週間、パリへ行ってきます!ということで、初ヨーロッパでもあります。未だにヨーロッパ行ってないなんてびっくりでしょう?!でも、今回はちょうどいいタイミングだったと思っています。そして、誕生日前までの2週間をパリで過ごせるなんて本当に夢のようです。この記事を書いている今も荷造り中です。色んな意味で焦っていてもおかしくないのに、何故か平然と旅の準備を進めることができているのに自分自身がびっくりです。そして、今回は同じく東京のブロガーとインフルエンサーの女の子と行くので、とても楽しみです。インスタグラムストーリーもうんざりするぐらい頻繁に更新していくと思うので、是非見て下さいね(笑)。では、次はパリで会いましょう!

The Bikini Lab bathing suit, vintage Levi’s (similar here), Vans sneakers, zeroUV cap & sunglasses

All photos by Fu Sheng Wang

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I can’t believe you’ve never been to Europe! But you’re going to have so much fun and I can’t wait to see all your pictures from Paris. Their food is amazing and make sure you get the Nutella crepe next to the Eiffel Tower 🙂

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I’m glad this is an exciting month for you. I can’t wait to see photos from your trip! I love these beachy photos and it’s crazy how they were taken in Tokyo.

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This is such a cool shoot – you looks stunning!

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You mean that this ISN’T California? You could have fooled me! Looked just like Santa Monica. Have so much fun in Paris and have a happy birthday 🙂

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This is so exciting that you visit Europe for the first time. Please annoy me and your followers as much as you can, looking forward to your amazing pictures and adventures in Paris. Have fun babe, your going to love-love-love it!
XO Charissa, http://www.ladygoldapple.com

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You are killing it, babe!

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Happy early Birthday and have a great trip to Paris – my favorite city ever. I was just there in April. Love your photos.

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I’m so excited to see and hear about your travels in Europe and I want to wish you a happy birthday in advance!! I know it will be an amazing birthday because you are a phenomenal person! I love this one piece bathing suit and the scenery here is gorgeous! Be safe and enjoy everything!

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So excited for you babe! you will love Paris so much, can’t wait to see your pictures! love the new swimsuit and the way you’ve styled it. I got a new swimming suit and style it with a denim skirt and it looked lovely! can’t wait to wear it with shorts on my photo shoot next week! Have fun in Europe!!

xx. Gina

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This is exactly how I would wear this swimsuit….as a bodysuit! You already know I love your style and this post just solidifies why! When a person can make simple clothing look stylish then that is when they are a true fashionista!

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Wow! These photos are gorgeous, I absolutely love your style!

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You really had me fooled here as I thought this was in LA for sure, but Tokyo once again shows its versatility when it comes to locations. Having been born in February I feel your “pain” as my birthday always (13th) always coincided with a winter leave from school that we have each year in February so that kids can go skiing and what not, so I was never celebrated in school either. As for you going to Europe for the first time and saying it’s about time, it’s about time I go to Asia where I’ve never been yet. I’m somewhat amazed at the fact that I’ve traveled the world so much, but never made it there yet… It’s a pity that we won’t see each other in Paris, but I am sure you will have an amazing time in Paris and the rest of Europe as well. My only warning though (which I forgot in the mail) is: don’t take the night train from Paris to Milan or the other way around. Worst experience ever. Day time trains are a whole different and somewhat luxurious story though. 🙂
Take care hun and have a blast. I’ll be sure to watch your Instastories!
Thomas xx

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Thank you so much Thomas! I’m planning to stay in Paris this time so I won’t be taking a train to Milan haha thank goodness! I love it so far it’s such an amazing city!! You’ll go to Asia one day for sure 🙂

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Have a nice trip and tell us about your first Europe trip experience.
I like the swimsuit, especially the colour and I like that you styled it with shorts and Vans, very teen and fresh look.

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I swear your photos are always the highest quality! I love these major summer vibes, and i hope you have an incredible birthday month!

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I know you’re so excited about your birthday month! What a great time to be born. I’m in love with your piercings too, btw. They look great on you 🙂

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Paris is always a good idea!
Bon Voyage!

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great shots, as always <3

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I’m also a July baby so Yay happy birthday month!! You look so amazing in this Bikini Lab once piece. I like the cutout details and you have the perfect body for this look!!

xo Sheree
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I’m also a Cancer, my birthday was on the 27th of June and have had similar feelings as a child, not being able to celebrate with the entire class. Fantastic pictures babe! My dream city is Tokyo, hopefully I’ll visit soon.

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How exciting! Have fun in Paris. Also, I love your outfit. Very pretty and perfect for the summer time. 🙂

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These photos look so gorg. I really thought this was shot in Cali! I was so surprised when you said you were in Japan! I’m really into one-piece bathing suits at the mo. I love that lo- scoop back on yours. It looks so fly with a pair of cut-offs. Hope you’re having a fab time in Paris!

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Happy birthday month! I totally get what you mean about celebrating when school is out but I always was jealous of those kids that had summer birthdays and pool parties. I love that the one piece bathing suit trend is here and this suit looks amazing with these shorts and Vans. I also like the styling with the floral cap. Paris is one of my favorite cities and I wish I was there for Paris FW. You will have such an amazing time and can’t wait to see your stories and posts! xoxo, Christine
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Can you please make a post on how you edit your photos? They are so amazing, quality is insane but the edit as well. Great job girl!!

I loved this look, from head to toe. You have a very unique style and simple adore it. Can’t wait for your posts from Paris!

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My photographer did the editing as well, he is really really amazing at what he does 🙂

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OMG this entire shoot is to die for! I not only love the location, but I also love the editing. Did your photographer use a light reflector? They came out so editorial!!! In love. PS I can’t wait to hear more about your travels! Paris was amazing and I want to go back!

With love, Jenn
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OMG I’m soo jealous that you get to travel to Europe and visit Paris! I’ve been to Italy and it was amazing! Loving the one piece that you used as a bodysuit. That has been my go to summer look on the weekends. You look super fab as usual and the photography is stunning too!

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You’re so beautiful and yes, you should be proud because summer birth days are the best. Happy pre birthday girl.

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happy july darling! i love that one piece suit which you’ve worn as a bodysuit! nothing like a good neutral one to wear with a classic pair of denim shorts 🙂 xo, sharon

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Such a super model with great style and personality. These images looks amazing and you look so beautiful.

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アイボリーの水着は難しそうなのに、まりこさんが着るとほんとに素敵です〜!!
そして今月はお誕生月なんですね!!おめでとうございます♡

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