Tuesday, August 28

So Long, and Thanks for All the Fish

It's been a (long) while, hasn't it?
It saddens me to post this, but Lifestyle of Style is now done.
Why? Well, that's because I have new projects and new chapters of my life to develop. I've been debating on whether or not to continue this venture as time has progressed, but I think it's time to settle into the new directions in which life is pulling me. After all, they say that knowing when to stop is as important a skill as is knowing when to keep going, and there are other, more pressing items on my list at the moment.

Before I go, I have to say that I've learned a lot from this experience. To begin, it's been a lesson on dedication -- of realizing just how much work needs to be put into creating online content. In this, I've learned about myself (most notably about my work ethic and my tenacity). I've changed as well, and I know I'm leaving with a greater sense of motivation and optimism than I had when I started. I'm also now able to look back and cringe at some (many?) of the posts I've made, which has helped embarrass me into shaping better content for the next round.

Now, it's time to let go of this project and to grow up.
And so my final words are of thanks to everyone. Thank you, people who checked this blog -- it meant a lot to me, even if you perused for even five seconds. Thank you, people who let me photograph them -- you helped me understand that people are always more ready to help than one might imagine. And thank you, people who supported me in this small enterprise -- you taught me the value of kindness and human connection.
I hope to see you all again sometime.

Monday, June 4

THE LOOK: A Tokyo Welcome

I know, I know -- I've been slacking. And it's really awful because I shouldn't have any excuse. Except for the part where I've been getting my stuff all settled here and where everything is so crazy with all of the orientation stuff that I'm still doing... and then the whole having-class-even-though-it-feels-like-I'm-actually-on-vacation. (Except I'm definitely on vacation, actually.)

Anyways, THE LOOK!

Bet you can't tell where I am based on this photo. Bet you.

So this picture helps me establish a few things: I am in Tokyo, I am still dressing up despite sweating through way too many of my clothes, and I am still as shameless as ever (especially considering how the Japanese are definitely very conservative and don't quite appreciate over-excitement... which why I am surprised that I've not been killed quite yet).
But I wanted to go for a blue-on-blue look with some nice metallic accents: a gold belt, the silver watch (which my dad lent to me because I was an idiot and forgot to bring one with me), and the gray cardigan.
I like that it looks summery -- very lightweight, breezy, and cool (though let me warn you -- it's not necessarily as cool as I am hoping that I make it look).

I really love my belt. It's all shiny and sparkly... which is obviously why I love it.

But life in Japan is wonderful. But crazy... But so good. And I know that this post is super short -- to the point where it's almost even offensive. But I'm just so tired, and I still have so much to review for tomorrow's class. (But I met a fellow blogger, who can attest to how busy life here is... So much to see, so much to eat, so much to buy, so much to wish I could buy.)
So I promise to tell you more about it later.
I promise.
No, really.

But for now, it's definitely time for bed because I'm about to pass out hardcore.
Until then, stay awesome. And remember: life's too short to be boring.

Monday, May 28

Welcome to the City

It's now 1:30 AM, May 29th. I am in Japan.
And I am awake because of an earthquake that measured about 5.2 on the Richter scale. Yep.
I would have posted last night, but there were a few, um, variables.

Sorry it's blurry. I didn't even notice when I took the shot.
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Thursday, May 24

Pre-Departure Blues

It's been a little while since my last post, and this is why: three more days 'til Tokyo.

This captures everything I feel at the moment.

It's crunch-time, and I am so stressed that I've been feeling the urge to simultaneously throw up and gorge on chocolate. I've been running (well, the weather has been a little icky, so I've technically been speed-walking) around, panicking as I try to tie up all of the loose ends and make sure everything is in order before I go.

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Saturday, May 19

THE LOOK: Lavender and Sage

This is actually a rather unusual color combination for me. It's a little bolder than I'm used to wearing. But it was so hot, and I wanted to wear a nice and breathable shirt, which is why I picked my J Crew Light Weight Shirt. I was trying to figure out which pair of shorts would match -- black seemed uninspired and beige seemed too plain for the look I wanted for the day.

I narrowed it down to either navy or olive green, and the olive green seemed somewhat bold and exciting -- probably because I never think to mix the two together.
But the outfit didn't seem quite complete, so I added an orange belt to be a sort of shock of color in the middle.
It's sad that the sunlight bleached the color of the shirt in the photos, but the color of the shirt really is very nice -- I promise.
Hype THE LOOK here on LookBook.

Anyways, cheers to sunshine and a warm summer.

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