{my} Harajuku Girl

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Although Japanese fashion, isn't necessarily my style, I appreciate their eccentric style! In America we often use the word "harajuku" as an adjective to describe style, however we would be wrong. Harajuku is a noun, it's a popular place where young people gather. The individuals who hang out at the Harajuku are very fashion forward and it's where street style thrives.

Japanese style if often described as a miss mash of colors, patterns and textures. Although the Japanese may conform in many other societal ways, fashion is where they stand out. I am not an expert on Japanese culture or style, but it has always intrigued me. I have an immense respect for all cultures and their fashion!

My outfit today, is my version of Japanese street style. Yes, it is very tamed down in comparison, but that's why it's my version! I found these crazy wacky shoes at the thrift store and I had to buy them! I immediately found this adorable floral print dress to go with them! If I was going for true Japanese style, I would have put on a camo jacket polka dot tights and my hello kitty sunglasses... but maybe another time ;)

What do you think of my Harajuku inspired look? Is it a decent homage to Japanese street style? Does it help that I wore this out to sushi? This look cost: $20.00

brand: Gilly Hicks Sydney
purchase price: $7.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: $59.50

 {bow bangle}
brand: unknown
purchase price: $2
purchased from: eBay
suggested retail: unknown

I kept my accessories to a minimum. I figured with the multiple prints, I didn't need any other elements.

Loved the pose so much, had to do it twice :D
I really just couldn't stop showing off these shoes!

brand: Xiongzi
purchase price: $7.99
purchased from: The Goodwill
suggested retail: unknown

Aren't these ridiculous? Those "flowers" on top are plush, like a stuffed animal! I tried to google the brand, but it's so Japanese that I can't even find it on eBay. These have to be the wackiest shoes I own, I love it!

I also wore this outfit to my girlfriends bridal shower a couple weeks ago and I almost got molested for it. It is seriously the biggest compliment when my girlfriends want my clothes, I think the people you know, are sometimes your biggest critics ;)

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Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...


They're awesome!! So fun and different! Great find and you look adorable in the pictures :)

Sandy a la Mode said...

girl, your shoes are soo fabulous!!! i need a fun pair like that!

Sandy a la Mode

Anonymous said...

Oh my! Those shoes are incredible! Katy Perry-esque, I'd say.

Beollain said...

Love the dress! it's gorgeous on you! I'm not 100% sold on the shoes, but mostly because 1) wedges and I just don't agree all that often, and 2) while there's a part of me that would LOVE LOVE LOVE them as heels, there's a very practical part of me that says 'now, when would you wear them??' I love shoes and love a lot of way out there styles, but I'm afraid to wear them o.O

all of it looks fab on you tho! :)

KT said...

You look precious! And those shoes are crazy fun!!

Pauline said...

You look darling! <3

Love your blog: I'm your new follower on GFC & Bloglovin!

Lots of love; Pauline

Unknown said...

Adorable! However, your hair is not pink so you didn't push the envelope enough..LOL :)

LaJune16 said...

Amaazing blog and I really love it.

Very nice photos :))

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Unknown said...

Love it, can't wait to see what you do next! Come check out my blog, maybe we can follow each other!
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Josie said...

You look lovely! Totally get the harajuku reference xxx

Maria said...

Amazing shoes :D

I´m already your follower