I Think I’m Turning Japanese
Blouse - Modern - Topshop
Skirt - Vintage 1960s velvet pencil skirt - Sally Jane Vintage
Bag - Vintage 1980s Bally - ILoveVintage
Brooch - Vintage - worn on collar - Vintage sale
Ring - Modern - Enrapture Designs
Sunglasses - Reproduction - Route66
Boots - Modern - ASOS
A few weeks ago, boyfriend and I went for a drive to Gosford to revisit the Edogawa Japanese Gardens. It’s not really big, but still really lovely. The first time we visited there was a wedding going on so we couldn’t explore it thoroughly, so a second visit was inevitable.
Again and again I have mentioned that I wear vintage every day, though sometimes the outfit still looks somewhat modern. This grunge-y outfit is really a modern blouse and a 60s velvet skirt. If you are new to wearing vintage, buying pieces such as this skirt is a good decision. You need to think about how you can wear this piece and style it in both vintage and modern way. If you buy a piece like a mink fur stole, you’re bound to have to save it for special occasions. You can’t wear that stole with jeans. Well, not traditionally at least.
Anyway, we’re off to Japan in less than two weeks time! We will be going with friends to visit another friend who’s been working in Tokyo. I’m really excited as this is my first trip, and I’ve always been fascinated by the culture. Some have said that it’s a mecca for mod vintage clothing, so I’ll definitely look into it, but if you have any suggestion on where to go and what to see - please leave a comment below!