Lately I got hooked up on Supernatural. It might seem natural to someone who doesn’t really know me yet for the ones who know how much of a pussy I am, it might be strange. I actually wanted to start watching it for a long time, but I’m afraid of the darkness, of heights, of small spaces, of spiders and I could go on and on and on. Continue reading
When I asked people the first three words that come to their mind if they think about Japan the words I heard most of the time were skyscrapers, robots, anime, cosplay, everything related to the industrialized and Japan’s urban area. So many people tend to forget how breathtakingly beautiful and unique the Japanese nature is. Hell, where else can you see monkeys crossing the road in front of you? It happened to me once, there are hundreds on mountain monkeys in more remote areas.
Anyway, I strayed from the subject of this post a little, as I usually do. In my second trip to Japan I visited the Yamadera temple, lovated in a tiny mountain city with the same name. The temple was founded over 1000 years ago, in 860, under the official name Risshakuji and its grounds extend high up a steep mountainside. Yamadera, its popular name can be translated as mountain temple.
The holy complex is pretty popular due to Basho’s (a famous haiku poet) visit. A statue of him and an inscription of his famous poem can be found in the lower area, unfortunately I didn’t know that at the time of my visit. His poem (Shizukesaya / Iwa ni shimiiru / Semi no koe) can be translated or more likely interpreted (Japanese is really difficult to literally translate, mot a mot) in two ways: “This pervasive silence / Enhanced yet by cicadas simmering” and “Silence and penetrating into the rocks — the cry of the cicada”.
There are nights when I sit here and watch the empty draft wondering what to write about. Sometimes I feel like writing my thoughts and opinions about hundreds of issues but then I remind myself that I’m not confident enough to do that. It’s not that I care that much about people judging me, or what they think about me, it’s more the fact that I’m not comfortable with sharing my thoughts with only god knows how many people. Life (even though I’m still pretty much a kid) taught me that people will always use your words against you and judge you to their liking without trying to get to know the real you. I got used to keeping most of my thoughts to myself and my closest friends simply because I came to the conclusion that my profound side is only for the ones who show that they want to see it. Even so, I might come off as vain and shallow by talking only about clothes r the weather or sharing tiny details from my daily life, I guess you can never please everyone, can you?
Let’s be honest, wasting time on the internet has become, sadly, one of pastime or procrastinating activities. Especially at night when you don’t feel like sleeping nor doing anything else, so you keep on scrolling (I remember seeing a picture once on which wrote “I wonder how many kilometers I scrolled”). One of my favourite ways or wasting my time on the internet is looking at pretty things I know I (most likely) will never have. Usually I end up drooling over haute couture collections or eerie sceneries or delicious sweets. One of my greatest finds these days while avidly browsing for inspiration was Valentino’s ready to wear collection for this fall. I know, I know it’s a little bit early, for some of us it isn’t even spring yet but I couldn’t help myself.
The collection made me think of a fairytale in which a nun shape shifts into a princess (I have a weird imagination, I know). I haven’t been that far off the hook, though. Piccioli declared that the designers had been looking at the “calm and serene portraits of women”, paintings by Vermeer in particular, “We wanted to catch the same spirit of private sensuality,” he explained, “something very spiritual and poetic—women as new Madonnas.”
Rain, rain and more rain! Sometimes I wonder how could there possibly any water left in the clouds, since it’s been raining for two days straight. I like rain, when I can cuddle in bed with a good book and a cup of tea, not when I have to walk around with my camera all day long. Plus that the cloudy weather drains me of any kind of energy and makes me want to take cat naps and read all day.
I also managed to make my day even better by wearing a lacy bra under the white top which made things sightly awkward whenever a gush of wind blew (aka all the time). Well done Patricia.
On a lighter note, my Spring break has officially started. I’m still meeting some of my classmates tomorrow to talk about a project and then have lunch together but that’s it! One week of total relaxation
Thank you for reading! I hope your day was sunnier than mine! <3
Today has been an incredibly long an exhausting day. Left home at seven am and only got back at seven shortly, then I had to leave again, I’m completely drained of any kind of energy. Today was the international autism awareness day and I went to an event in my city, about which I’ll post later. It was really interesting and most of all, touching. It’s so sad that people get judged and mistreated for something they’re not guilty of, nor did they choose it. The world really needs to change.
Today I wore my beloved shirt from Tribehaus for the third time already! I love it dearly, I can’t wait to show you some other outfits I’ve created with it. It’s so comfy and cute, everyone kept complimenting it. You can find it here!
I spent the last hour pulling pranks on people and they all worked except for one (Damn you, Marius!). The only prank that was pulled on me today was by the weather :’D It rained only during the 15 minutes I went out for the photos, no more no less. I had a lot of time on my hands today and I was in my cleaning mood, so after rearranging my closet I adventured in my mom’s storage room where she tucked away all the shoes she hasn’t worn for years and I found seven pairs I absolutely love. Seven ;~;. I can’t wait for the weather to get a little bit warmer so I’ll get to wear them.
I’m wearing a Guara jacket, Zara shirt and dress and pull and bear boots.
Did you get fooled today? Thank you for reading!
They say that seasons influence the way we choose to dress, that in winter it’s all dark, dull colours and in summer neons arise. It’s never been like that for me. I’ve always dressed rather colourfull and the only influence on my attire are my feelings and certain mishaps in life. Influenced of not, the longer days and warmth spring brings automatically gives most people a boost of energy and feel-good after the almighty winter.
One of the collections that inspired me and made me look forward to the blooming trees and warm winds was Ruche’s Spring 2013 “Tea for Two” collection. The amazing patterns, designs and fabrics aside, it has the most amazing lookbook I’ve seen in a while. “In addition to floral dresses and lacey pastels, the spring season wouldn’t be complete without the enchantment of tea parties and make-believe! Take a peek at our lookbook, Tea for Two, to discover a delightful collection of vintage inspired clothing to help you create the fashionable spring wardrobe of your dreams”, that’s what they say and I think they’re right. The lookbook also reminds me of Alice in Wonderland quite a lot and I’m a sucker for Alice. Click here to view the complete lookbook
Thank you for reading! I hope you found this lovely lookbook as inspirational as I did
This morning I can finally see the first signs of spring. Well, it’s been raining heavily for a few hours now, but it’s warmer and the cruel winds are gone. Yesterday I could actually go out without wearing a muffler and I didn’t freeze to death! Now all I want to see are the blooming trees <3
Another thing to look forward to, after almost one year of waiting, ONE whole year, is the new season of Game of Thrones. If you haven’t watched it, shame on you! It’s my favourite series of all time. I was planning on reading all the books but I gave in at one point and read all the spoilers on wikipedia :\ Still can’t wait to see it, though.
My beautiful dress was sponsored by Tribehaus.com (click to pay them a visit!). Out of all the brands I’ve collaborated with, they’re definitely my favourite. My order came in less than a week all the way from America and I’ve got some lovely free stickers too! They responded promptly to all of my emails in a couple of hours. I recommend them wholeheartedly!
What a beautiful winter we’ve got this spring! Aside from that, this has been one of the best weeks of my life, not even the snow and wind and cold could ruin it for me. People are actually becoming annoyed with me jumping up and down with a beaming smile plastered all over my face. I sometimes annoy myself, so I know how they feel. I can’t help it though, I’m a bundle of energy, happiness and love that is bursting with joy at, usually, inappropriate times.
The reason of my hyperactivity is the news I got on Monday: I’ll be spending 5 weeks this summer in Japan. Five weeks in Tokyo, Kyoto and Shizuoka. I’m counting the days already.
Sadly, there’s some rain on my parade. My baby brother broke his wrist today. A colleague of his played a prank on him and it ended pretty badly. He’s okay, it doesn’t hurt badly but I’ve spoiled him a little and done his homework.
I am wearing a Zara shirt and boots, a pull and bear skirt, H&M tights and an Accessorize headband and bracelet.
Thanks for reading! Have a nice day!