Hanami


I'm clearly having a "pink moment" on the blog between Monday's outfit and today's cherry blossoms. I spent one too brief semester in Japan when I was at university. I chose to study there in the spring semester because I wanted to see the cherry blossoms and they did not disappoint. When I first landed in Japan it was snowy, but a few short months later and I was walking to class under a flurry of pink petals that fell more gently than snow. I have a very vivid memory of that; a simple walk to class, surrounded by a swirl of cherry blossom petals feeling as if I was in a dream and thinking over and over again in my head "I'm here." These petals aren't falling yet and I got to wear cuter shoes on this day because I didn't have a nearly hour walk to class (I chose to walk instead of taking the subway to school because I wanted to experience as much of the city as possible while I was there and save money for clothes shopping because priorities), but there's still something magical about being surrounded by blooming trees here--a short walk from my house, beside an office building. I think it is that thaw after winter; that burst of color after months of darkness and grey that lifts the spirits and reminds us that everything has its season and the reminds us to stop and view the flowers while we can...
P.S. I'm selling some of my gently used clothes here. I will list more clothes once I have some of the current orders packed and shipped out.

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8 comments:

  1. I'm in HUGE pink swing right now! The moment I see it I feel like I have to buy it if it's pink, ha!

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  2. Me too, I'm obsessed with pink as of lately!! The cherry blossoms are so beautiful! Wish I could see them where I live in Hong Kong.

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog
    http://charmainenyw.com

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  3. That dress is so pretty and looks super comfortable too!

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  4. Wonderful post: this is the right season for pink and I love your previous post too: red hair with this color are beautiful.
    I am very glad to read that you spent six months in Japan: I was in Kyoto for all the fall/winter season in 2012-2013 and I fell in love with the Momiji; one day I hope to go back in Japan because I want to see the Hanami too.
    I was wondering if you will wear some long skirt: on your blog there are a few post with them but I would be very happy for something new for the spring/summer season, it would be inspiring :)

    I love your blog as always and even if I don't comment all your posts, I love to check it every day and see all your new beautiful pictures.
    Thank you!

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  5. I'm so obsessed with these pictures! I'm always jealous of people who have these trees where they live and this laid back and girly ensemble fits so perfectly:)
    -Madison
    www.minniemuseblog.com

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  6. I'm so amazed by all the great locations you shoot outfits at. Beautiful look!

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  7. The blossom photos you've been posting on your blog lately are so stunning! I love how everything bursts into colour this time of year.

    http://www.lifewiththeroofdown.com/

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  8. Your dress is so cute, I love that pink bag too!
    xo
    www.laurajaneatelier.com

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