(Ragdoll tshirt, Isabel Marant shorts, Céline espadrilles, Proenza Schouler chain wallet, second version in ASOS top and Barbara Bui bucket bag)
More from earlier this month in Shibuya – dressing for a day walking all day through wall-like humidity was something that I didn’t really struggle with. Wispy and barely existent fabrics are both easy to pack and all I own. I wore a pair of metal-bedecked gauzy culotte shorts with a beaten up Ragdoll tshirt which I later switched out for something a little more feminine and fluttery to go visit my grandparents. Almost as much fun to shoot in sensory overload heaven Shibuya again as it was to shop for like, banana shaped iPhone cases and tear-look eyeliner. Ok I only bought half of the items mentioned but I never said I make all the right choices.
(Stylestalker Time Travel dress, Céline Audrey sunglasses and sandals)
I’m gonna be honest, I thought I had every cutout out there under my belt and filed into the blog archives. I’ve done the gaping side slash, the shoulder in both bodycon and oversized renditions, the vintage t-shirt held together by two non-vintage bits of thread, and my maybe favorite, the thumb. Cause who can bother with actual gloves. This Stylestalker piece proved me wrong and also anyone under the impression that long sleeved dresses are summer irrelevant.
(Sonia Rykiel coat, Dimepiece LA top, Reformation Storm mesh skirt, Céline wedge sandals and sunglasses, Proenza Schouler bag)
More from San Francisco in my old man coat/life mate. Hayes Valley is one of my favorite areas here, so many ideal loiter-worthy cafes and shops and this perpetual fall vibe I can’t quite explain but is very real. I wore a sports bra reminiscent top grossly mismatched to my location with a mesh skirt from The Reformation, doing my best to mitigate the cheerleader vibes with every single other piece involved.
(Mademoiselle jacket, tops by Theory, Anine Bing, Isabel Marant, vintage, and Acne, Shakuhachi dress, ba&sh top, assorted tiny bottoms, bags by Dylan Kain, Barbara Bui, Theory, Jerome Dreyfuss, and Alexander Wang, shoes left to right Manolo Blahnik, Chloé, Isabel Marant, Carven, and Proenza Schouler)
(Brandy Melville knit top, Rag & Bone Paris skirt, Randa studded boots)
Last week above scorching Tokyo, captured contemplating for the first time the potential validity of the parasol but still making sure to channel forlorn. I think I’m at a milestone of almost a hundred nights spent in this hotel, oh Cerulean how you are like a magical alternate life home to me. As far as tour guides of half mile radii in Tokyo go, I can be your Shibuya person! And once beyond that point I can join in on the griping that streets don’t have names here and we can go drink kiwi juice. Win win win. Thank you to everyone that made this trip so perfect, I already can’t wait to be back.
(Sonia Rykiel coat, The Row tank, Rebecca Minkoff Mika leather shorts, Alexander Wang heels, Sunday Somewhere Chely sunglasses, beanie from random shop in Harajuku, Proenza Schouler PS11)
What was meant to be a simple, pure look of nothingness tank and leather shorts went through a dark metamorphosis when I went sourcing for wooly also nubby items from the gem bearing zone that is underneath the backseat of my car. Cause holy everything, San Francisco has been off and on arctic this weekend (insert acknowledgement of that one Mark Twain quote to get it out of the way) . A low point was getting back from a dinner and blow drying my carcass to the point of being able to feel again. Thusly, this coat has quickly become a non-depressing version of a security blanket so please forgive it showing up in 88% of my photos I’ve taken here. And also note that the normal folks decided against the al fresco option so they didn’t have to eat soup wearing beanies. So fun being back in the city for my first time at the America’s Cup, more on that coming up.
(Céline nude buckle sandals via Adelaide in Tokyo)
I think it’s helpful to oneself to always be looking for new versions of things that one overwears. I abuse the crap out of my braided Chloés so thought I would take some of the pressure off them by introducing a new option. Love the giant buckle and mule-ishness going on here. What do you think?
(Zara knit dress, well maybe, over silk tank and shorts, Sunday Somewhere Chely sunglasses, vintage choker stolen from my mom, Loren Stewart bracelet, Karen London rings, Céline espadrilles, Barbara Bui bag)
I’ve been in Japan for the past week dividing my time quite carefully between the responsible and the irresponsible. So many outfits to share with you as a result of both! This was shot pretty early in the morning in Shibuya thus the lack of people swarms. To stay cool in what was already suffocating wall of steam from every direction heat, I put this handy algae colored net over silk separates that are basically pajamas. Accessorized with espadrilles I picked up on sale at Jeffrey’s in New York and a big old bucket bag by Barbara Bui.
Matching way more than usual continues, shows promise of becoming a series. Proximity to the beach makes it more acceptable to wear two layers of sheer items as a full look, right? This Anine Bing combination is on the verge of being too sweet but the white ringer details give it that 1% athletic vibe to balance it all out. Paired with boots from a few seasons ago by The Kooples I found on eBay and my faithful giant duffle.
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