A Time for Reflection – Looking Back on 2018

2018 was one hell of a year for me full of many life-changing moments. It’s easy to go into the new year with fresh prospects, expecting amazing opportunities to fall into your hand. Even though my 2018 didn’t start out the best, I also didn’t expect it to be a year of so many blessings. … Continue Reading

Fall Seven Times, Stand up Eight – On My 6 Years In Japan

It’s crazy to think that it’s already been 6 years since I packed my bags and left California for Japan. Who would have thought that a person like me who chooses comfort over adventure would buy a one-way ticket to Tokyo with only 2 suitcases, barely any money in my pocket and some fairy tale-like … Continue Reading

SHOPSTYLE x LUISAVIAROMA Luncheon at Things Aoyama

Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of participating at a beautiful luncheon hosted by SHOPSTYLE x Luisaviaroma at Things Aoyama. Despite it being a dreary, rainy Friday afternoon, many Japanese bloggers and influencers joined the luncheon surrounded by a colorful summer collection curated by Luisaviaroma, titled “Summer Escape.” Read on for more about this … Continue Reading

Breathe, Chill & Relax – How to Feel Less Overwhelmed

I think many of us stumble upon those moments when we feel too overwhelmed with everything that’s going on in life that it’s nearly impossible to think straight. I’ve been there too. And when that happens, it’s important to know the best way to undo all the anxiety and stress. In this post, I want … Continue Reading

5 Things I Learned After 5 Years in Tokyo

Starting a brand new life in a different country is never easy. Even if you’ve visited many times and can speak the language fluently, there are so many things you can learn from totally immersing yourself in a different culture and surroundings than the one you grew up in. This is exactly what happened for … Continue Reading

Wishing you a DOPE 2018

Happy New Year everyone! Wishing you all a DOPE & prosperous 2018 full of love, good health, and success. 皆さん、明けましておめでとうございます!今年もどうぞ宜しくお願い致します。2018年は皆さんにとって幸運、健康と愛に恵まれた1年になることを願っています。 How did you spend your New Years? To be truthful, my last week of 2017 was pretty shitty – I was in bed every single night with a fever (this probably wouldn’t have happened if I … Continue Reading

Sporty, spice and everything nice in Fenty X Puma

Ever since international sensation Rihanna launched her brand Fenty X Puma, I’ve been inspired by her edgy street-style collections and have added a few pieces to my own wardrobe. This time, I was asked to try out the Farfetch shopping app, and I knew I had to get myself a pair of the Fenty X … Continue Reading

How to do street style the girly way

To those of you who wanted to dress more casually but still wished to maintain that element of feminism – well, this is the post for you. As you may already know, I’m huge fan of street style and definitely not shy to wear the most oversized T-shirt or the most distressed jeans. But I … Continue Reading

Downtown sporty in all black

I think we all have those days where it takes longer than usual to choose the outfit for the day – somehow, there suddenly aren’t enough clothes in your closet and coordinating even a simple outfit becomes a frustrating task. It happens to me all the time probably less so now than before. I think … Continue Reading

Pleated blue velvet

From the previous weekend when I had a delicious buffet-style brunch at the Shinjuku Park Hyatt. A girl has to spoil herself sometimes, you know? 先週末、新宿のパークハイアットでビュッフェスタイルブランチより。たまには自分にご褒美してもいいよね。 Top & bottom: Bershka; hat: Moussy; bag: Metrocity; choker: Asos; watch: Klasse 14; shoes: Adidas