Friday, 2 March 2012

Yoyogi Koen and Meiji Jingu

Hello everyone!

Today's post is another installation of my trip to Japan. I'm coming to the end of these posts- I feel quite sad. However, it's nice to relieve these memories, and this particular day was one of my favourites.

Here's my coordinate:

Hat: corgi-corgi
Blouse, scarf: Vintage
Skirt, socks: Innocent World
Basket: Disney Sea!

On this day we went to Harajuku again. This time we took a walk in Yoyogi Park and visited Meiji Shrine.... aaaand did some shopping!

I took a photo here the first time I came to Japan! Somehow this picture came out looking as if it was snowing. I don't know how it happened but it's pretty! The coat is Victorian Maiden and the muff is Innocent World.

Meiji Shrine is so beautiful, this picture really doesn't do it justice. It has the loveliest atmosphere, so romantic!

We took a walk in the imperial garden. January is seldom the best time to see any sort of garden, but it was such a beautiful clear sunny day that even though the plants were sleeping it was a very charming place.

Empress Soken used to fish from this jetty. I never imagined empresses fishing, but this one did!

Once again I went to Laforet! I'd seen some adorable wrist cuffs in Baby previously; as luck would have it they were still there! I really like the delicate tulle lace with a rose pattern and the cream colour. These will be so handy in summer when I wear short sleeves. The shop staff was so kind and wrapped them very carefully, and let me choose between an Alice and the Pirates bag or a Baby bag.

Then I got a handbag in Metamorphose too! Again, the shop staff was lovely. I took a while to decide between this one and a smaller one with rose embroidery, and she explained their features with great care which was very helpful. In the end I chose this one because it holds a lot but because of the shape it doesn't look too hefty. 

The most charming point is this metal plate. The scallops are so pretty too, and this particular shade of matte brown was just what I wanted. 

The zips are also adorable! Look at the tiny Metamorphose swans.

The lining is cream and brown, very handy. No chance of losing things in here!

I still sort of want the smaller bag too, the square one. There's a red version that's really lovely.

Thanks for looking, and I hope you enjoyed the pictures. Oh dear, I really do miss Japan!



  1. Fabulous buys and its nice to see people support meta too, i always think they are the nicest people ever. <3
    I love your hat and your coat!

    1. Thank you, I wasn't sure about the coat since it felt a bit extravagant to buy such an impractical colour, but it makes me so happy when I wear it I'm sure it was worth it :)

      Yes, meta staff are always full of smiles and very helpful, lovely people.

  2. Your coordinate is really great!
    As usual I love your photos :D

    1. Thank you! I like to wear a necktie like this but I keep forgetting to do it!

      Oh, I meant to answer your question on the other post, I hope it's ok to answer it here. I do speak Japanese a little, I've been studying on and off for years at evening classes and by myself. However I would really love to learn properly and maybe even work in Japan. I'm thinking of taking an intensive language course in Japan sometime. My biggest problem is my confidence, so I think it's best to study there where I will be forced to speak the language to survive!

      Did you study Japanese much before you did the homestay? And did you find your skill improved a lot while you were there?

      Sorry to ask so many questions!

  3. Gorgeous photos! I love your coord too ♥ I especially love the photo of you walking down rocky stairs. You look like a princess :)

    ~ Kieli ~

    1. Aw, thank you very much <3 It's a really lovely place.

  4. Wow... I love these photos and you look so cute^^
    Aww, I've ALWAYS wanted to go to Japan! (But nobody of the people I know wants to go there, shame...)It's such a beautiful country, like from another planet,magical.

    1. Thank you! I agree, Japan is a beautiful country, and very unique. I hope you'll get the chance to go there soon!


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