After traveling around Kanazawa (aka small Kyoto)
I took a trip, here comes the origin, to Kyoto.

The last trip to Kyoto was to walk around (actually I rent a bike)
several tourists places. It was just great, however not enough to
savor the profound beauty of the old city.

So this time, I paid a visit to temples especially to see gardens,
sliding panels/partitions.
From Imperial Palace (reservation needed) to small temples,
serene beauty can be found everywhere, in every details.

Kyoto Imperial Palace

Nanzenji Temple

Daitokuji Temple

Public exhibition of painted panels (Fusumae) for a limited time only
more details here



As I love incorporating feminine and masculine items into my styles,
bomber jackets with lace details just fit my taste (another type seen here).

Paired with the scalloped red pumps which tint the black tones fabulously.
Weekdays easy-going look suitable for any occasion from day to night.

bomber: zara(here)
top: H&M
jeans: Rock&Republic(here)
earrings/ handmade from Etsy(here)
pumps: Valentino(similar here&here)



Lately updated nail art.
Geometric lines on metallic bases.



Even though it gets hotter lately, I still love to layer the outfits.
Incorporating tastes, colors, and textiles is the key element of fashion.
I do love casual pieces like t-shirts&jeans. But I feel more toughen up or even
relaxed with well-structured items. Fashion always gives me good vibes.

jacket: Hann Ahn Soon
top: Y's(similar here)
pants:  AG(here)
bag: Balenciaga
boots: Toga(another color here)



Wisterias are now in full bloom in the front yard.
It's earlier than usual though, so lucky to see them before taking a short trip!

Thank you so much for reading and wish you a great weekend!!

dress: zara
top: Dholic
bangle: Lulu Frost(here)
hat: Sensi Studio(here)
sandals: Ash(similar here)



Kanazawa has hidden charms of Japanese tradition like Kyoto.
Located in the northern part, you can experience another tide of culture
and great food.

Here are the photos I took when touring around last weekend.
Hope you enjoy them!

Samurai former residence called ''Nomura-ke'' (Michelin Guide 2stars★★)

Another, and the best place to visit ''Kenrokuen''' (Michelin Guide 3stars★★★)
The huge garden of the old castle. Impressive in all parts, there is also a
panoramic view of the city. Irises and azaleas were flowering. Beautiful beyond words.

''21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art Kanazawa''
The city is a mix of old and new. At this museum, you can enjoy the
modern architecture and art works like Leandro Erlich's ''The Swimming Pool''
A layer of water is suspended over transparent glass, and under the ground
there's aquamarine empty space that viewers can enter.

 ''Higashi-Chaya district''
Traditional culture still remains remarkably in Kanazawa.
This area gives a perspective into the Geisha and a treat to walk around
the alleys of tea houses.
By the way, Geisha is not a prostitute as people often think.
''Gei'' means a skill and ''sha'' refers to a professional person. So geishas
are performers who dance or play music.

Kanazawa is also a city of handcrafts and performing arts.
The Hokuriku Shinkansen (a high-speed railway line) has started operating
from Tokyo, now the trip to Kanazawa is booming for the overseas tourists.

In 2009, Kanazawa became a member of UNESCO as a city of creativity and
culture. www.kanazawa-tourism.com



It requires courage when you diy your favorite outfits.

Lately I ventured to crop this dress (purchased from the sale, but still my favorite)
into the top.
Without taking up the hem, it looks a bit disheveled, yet more luxurious in lace details.
This is definitely one of a kind, and I simply adore the updated original structure!!

jacket: Carven(similar here)
pants: zara(here)
bangle: Forever 21
clutch: bought in Italy
pumps: Jimmy Choo(similar here)