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[Fashion] Embroidered Dress X Pink Bamboo Shopper Bag

23 Jun

Hi Everyone!

Today I am showing you the outfit that I wore while travelling to Nagoya.

A dark green embroidered dress with layers of sweater and knitted coat, paired with an interesting pink bamboo shopper bag.

My first attempt on the combination of Dark Green + Light Pink 🙂 And it turns out to be quite nice I would say.

This trip, husband and I did not do any research and had seriously NO IDEA of where we want to go. Call it #travelforthesakeoftravel, really we just want to spend some time together while exploring the world. So when we landed in Nagoya, he asked me where I would want to go, I google Nagoya and decided I would love to see the Nagoya Castle first. Why? Well, basically I am very attracted to history and arts. I could spend a whole day in British Museum looking at the artifacts and stroll around Palace of Versailles from morning till it closed.

And when we arrived at the castle, I was really stunned by the architecture of the building and all the beautiful wall paintings in the interior of the castle chambers. It’s magnificent. I wish I could show you more but I really forgot to take pictures and trust me, pictures don’t do them justice, it’s delicate and beautiful, you’ve got to see them for yourself.

We climbed up to the top floor where it has a observation deck with windows where you can have a glance at the Nagoya city.

There were not much visitors while we were there, we explored the castle at our own pace.

The bag I carried has a very interesting combination of light pink leather and handles made with real bamboo connected to the bag via gold metallic hoops. To me it really symbolizes casual elegance, and the size is just nice to keep all I need while travelling: Travel wallet, phone, makeup pouch and a small bottle of water.

It was one of the beautiful moments we have while travelling in Japan. If you would like to read more about our Japan travel story, your can click the links below:

Ueno Park: Cherry Blossom

Kobe: Train Station Fashion Shoots

Kobe: Kitano Ijikan

Kyoto: Couple Kimono Experience

Chidoriga-Fuchi Park: Boating Under The Sakura

Thank you very much for reading. I immensely appreciate your time and support! Especially after I received a lot of encouraging and positive comments from my previous post about The Shocking Truths About Fashion Bloggers, I truly believe that the struggle for blogging is real, and so does the magic.

God bless you.

Till next time.

XOXO Eryn

[Fashion] Earth Tone X White BROKEN Boots

21 May

Finally I have found some time to update my blog and show you some pictures that I took in Kobe. Weather was nice and we had such a great time exploring the little town. I was wearing my favourite pair of white boots, and to my great horror it was broken! So I guess this would be the last time you see it :0 Let me know if you can find out which part of it is broken? Hehe…

This is probably the first time I ever attempted a combination of earth tone. The dress surprisingly goes well with the white sweater and the creamy white knit jacket. I did not plan this outfit, I just somehow mix and match it when I have no idea what to wear 🙂 Some times, surprise awaits when you least expected it.

These pictures were taken in a tourist attraction called Kitano Ijikan in Kobe. We spent half a day strolling around this cute little district. It was beautiful.

I hope you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoy taking it. I have been really really busy lately due to family commitment and increased work load. I wish I will find ways to update this blog as often as possible. Thank you so much for reading and wishing you a wonderful week ahead!

XOXO Eryn

[Travel] Kyoto Couple Kimono Experience

3 May

One of the best things we experienced in Kyoto:

Couple Kimono Rental

It was just fun, especially when we got to play dressed up together!

Upon arrival, we were greeted by the friendly stylist and her assistant who speak a little bit of English. They so patiently showed me the delicate designs that they carry and opened the cover one by one for me to choose the one that I like. Contrary to my usual self (who likes loud and fanciful designs), this time I opted for a plain design with small prints of colourful flowers on it. It makes me look more like a “wife” figure I thought.

Then I got to choose the belt, cord and an inner scarf before the dressing up process began. It does involve professional skill to put on as it has so many layers and knots. I was so happy when I am all dressed up, and just when I was admiring myself in the Kimono in front of the mirror, I remembered the first question that popped up on my mind was: So… How do I go toilet in this?

It came with matching tote bags (for both of us) and a complete hair styling session with accessories. Japanese are so into details and they always make sure customers are genuinely happy with them.

Kelvin chose a dark purple kimono to match my outfit. And I recalled he was joking with me, doubting whether he can last whole day and function properly in that attire. In fact he did! We walked almost 10000 steps in our kimonos and geta (slippers)!!

We explored the Arashiyama area, walked around Togetsukyo Bridge and visited the infamous bamboo groves.

The Best Thing?

We’ve got a photographer with us!!

This was also the first time we worked with a Japanese photographer. He followed us so patiently and took pictures of us without giving cues. So we felt really carefree and natural. The pictures I showed here are just few from the 500 pictures he took for us (YES, IT’S THAT MANY!)

Special thanks to Ume Sakura kimono rental for dressing us up in these beautiful couple kimono set! Unlike most kimono rentals who offer fancy and colourful designs to tourists, Ume Sakura provides traditional real Kyoto style kimono rental service. So if you are interested to dress up in authentic Kyoto style kimono next time when you are in town, you know where to go 🙂

Visit their website HERE or connect with them via Facebook for updates.

I hope you enjoy this post entry as much as I enjoy writing it. It was an amazing experience that I would definitely recommend for you and your partner next time when you are in Kyoto.

XOXO Eryn

 

[Travel] Under The Cherry Blossom Tree

25 Apr

How magical it is…

To be dreaming under the cherry blossom tree with you.

No words can describe how magical it is to row a boat under the blooming cherry blossom trees. I would say this is the most wonderful experience in Tokyo for us. We queued for almost an hour to experience this goodness of spring, cherry blossom and a little quiet moment we got to spend together. If you are travelling in Tokyo during Spring time, you should really visit Chidoriga-Fuchi Park for this one-of-a-kind experience.

The boating experience was really fun and romantic. When Kelvin rowed our boat passed other boats, he would so kindly offer other couples to take pictures for them in the middle of the lake. So they passed us their hand phones to take pictures for them and every time after he snapped the picture, the wind blew our boat away. Kelvin then needed to row a little bit to return the phone. The boat was wobbly and it made the whole experience so fun and exciting. The cold wind blew on our faces, every little moves that we made would make the boat wobble even more. That was a really magical moment to me.

I have been really busy with work and family lately and it explains the lack of words in this post. I truly hope that you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoy taking it. Please leave me some comments to tell me how do you like this post.

XOXO Eryn

 

 

[Fashion] Every Girl Needs A Little Red Dress

13 Mar

Dressing up is my hobby.

Call me vain, but it gives me so much joy while dressing up myself (or others). I enjoy doing it ever since I was a little girl. Today’s post is dedicated to the extra effort I put in to dress up for a special occasion, our anniversary celebration.

I always have a little red dress ready in my closet for a special occasion. When Kelvin told me that he is bringing me to somewhere special for the date, I decided to throw on this chic and sexy red dress. It is a body-con skirt with a deep v cut at front part. Definitely a fashionable piece for date nights and anniversary celebrations.

I paired it with a pair of handmade blue feathers crystal earrings and a leather tassel belt.

It took me a good 90 minutes to get ready.

That evening, he brought me to the iconic Bangkok rooftop restaurant Sirocco located at the 63rd floor of Lebua Hotel, the world’s highest alfresco restaurant. The sense of happiness begins with the walk down the artistically lit staircase, with the city below and the soothing strains of the jazz band resonating through the warm breeze.

We ordered the chef’s tasting menu with wine pairings, which means each dish would come with a glass of pairing wines. I have never tasted so many different wines over one meal in my whole life. And amazingly, I was still able to walk straight to the Sky Bar for another glass of champagne after the dinner *Bravo*

Overlooking the city lights of Bangkok, it was indeed an incomparably romantic repast.

We have been together for 13 years. And as our marriage matured, celebrating anniversary really gives us a chance to look back over the intervening years and see how far we have come, what we have achieved (or not), and how we have changed and grown.

It helps us to cherish and reminds us to love.

Hope you enjoy today’s story of the little red dress. Thank you so much for reading and allow me to share my fashion coordinates and daily musings here. Wishing you a great week ahead!

XOXO Eryn

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