Life Lessons – Go with the Flow

Every year I go back to my roots – my native hometown in southern California to refresh & rewind. It’s always an exciting prospect when I think about visiting my friends and family from back home, and it’s great to be away from Tokyo even if it’s only for two short weeks. A chance to … Continue Reading

Back to Basics

Yes, like the Christina Aguilera album that marked a change in her overall style and presentation. For me, back to basics means stripping down whatever I feel is unnecessary and making the decisions that I’ve always wanted to make, including my new haircut. バック・トゥ・ベーシックス。そう、クリスティーナ・アギレラ新しいルックとスタイルをデビューしたアルバムのように。私にとってのバック・トゥ・ベーシックスは必要じゃないものを捨てて、今までやってみたかったことを思い切ってやってみること。このヘアカットもそのひとつです。 My dream haircut Sporting an super-short haircut has always been a … 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

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

A Time for Reflection – Looking Back on 2017

It’s surreal to think that it’s already Christmas Eve, and that in just one more week it’ll be 2018! The older I become, each year passes by more quickly than the previous one, and I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person who feels that way. And it’s already that time of year for reflection … Continue Reading

3 Holiday Looks for Cosmopolitan Japan

Can you believe it’s almost Christmas and the New Year?! To get into the holiday spirit, I’ve teamed up with Cosmopolitan Japan this month to introduce 3 fun & easy holiday looks you can try for 3 different situations – date night, party night, and girls’ night out. Read on to see which makeup products I … Continue Reading

Jewel Tones for the Holidays

One of the perks of dressing during the holiday season is that it’s easier to find and wear items in deeper shades, aka jewel tones. Whether it’s ruby red or emerald green, these deep, luscious colors look becoming on anyone. And the best part? It makes your outfit look more expensive than it really is. … Continue Reading

Proud to Be a Woman featuring Josefinas

As Christmas season is approaching, I’ve been slowly transitioning my fall wardrobe to winter, using key pieces to make that switch.  In this post, I’ll be introducing some of my favorite items I’ve been wearing on repeat this season, including a special pair of customized shoes from Josefinas of Portugal. もうすぐクリスマスシーズン。ということで、秋から冬への移り変わりに合わせて、ワードローブもトランジションしやすいアイテムを着回してます。この記事では、最近愛用している秋から冬にかけてのアイテムを紹介します!もちろん、大好きなジョセフィナスシューズもね。 While I love wearing … Continue Reading

Red Hot

Red hot. Those were the first two words that came to mind when I was thinking of a title for this post. I’m the type of person that mainly sticks to blacks and grays in terms of clothing, but I do like the surprise factor of wearing a pop of color for those days I … Continue Reading

10 Things You May Not Know About Me

Tokyo has officially entered coat season, and everywhere I go, the holiday spirit is in the air. Earlier this week, I went to Tokyo Disneyland and it was so festive with all the Christmas decorates and the huge Christmas tree on Main Street. I always get excited when sweater weather is in full swing, because … Continue Reading