Thursday, April 9, 2015

Mystery. Blossoms.




This was a totally unexpected shoot that wasn't planned or supposed to happen, but when you're out with your camera
and the light is perfect and you see the most amazing tree of your life you don't pass that by. duh. I've been saving
this sweater, like really, savoring it, for something special. I don't really have a good idea of what exactly- but
it's been sitting in my closet, unworn, since November. I saw it first when i was shopping around October and freaked
out a little bit.
For those of you who have been following a while, you might remember how much I love Nancy Drew.
Like really a lot. I grew up reading the original series, my dad used to read them to me when I was too young to read,
and when I was a teenager my sisters and I used to get a Nancy Drew computer game for Christmas, which we'd spent the
next few days solving together.
She's been my lifelong idol and role model- someone who's always up for an adventure, but always impeccably dressed. goals.
Many of my fashion tastes came directly from book covers and things I found in thrift and antique stores that I thought she'd
wear. So when I saw this sweater with a mystery novel embroidered on the front in a girly color scheme I could hardly contain
my excitement. There was just one thing- it costed like my whole budget. I waited the whole month to make sure I reeaalllyy
wanted to commit to this sweater, and then I came back and triumphantly bought it and hoarded it in my closet.


The pastels and springish palette really called my name the other day though (I hardly own ANY pink) and I wanted something
to wear with my new cute pink flower barrettes, so the sweater came out on its maiden voyage. It was an overcast day, and
I had plans to meet my friend Alanna at Shinjuku Gyoen to check out the blossoms, so I brought my camera along thinking I'd
probably take some shots of my surroundings. Alanna was kind enough to take some photos for me once I realised this was an
opportunity not to be missed upon walking up to the biggest fluffiest sakura tree I've ever seen in my life.

Can you believe this eye candy? It was so crazy crowded but we managed to frame shots to block everyone out for the most part
I'm pretty impressed you'd never guess how mobbed it was at all the trees. I think this last tree was honestly big enough for
everyone around the base to get a photo looking 'alone'. Pretty impressive stuff. Thanks for your help and gr8 framing, Alanna!<3


All the Yoshino blossoms have dropped already, and today it is actually snowing (!) But I'll be sharing more photos from last week
so stay tuned<3<3

From Japam,
Kathryn <3


  1. You always have the most beautiful photos--especially with pretty trees. I wouldn't have passed it up either! In fact, I flipped a U-turn in the middle of the road just this morning to get my OOTD photos on this gorgeous street with a bunch of beautiful blooming trees!

  2. that's a cute sweater! and the color matches perfectly with the sakura. wow. and magnificent shots! it's as if you have all the park by yourself!


  3. pretty view.. love your sweater as well <3

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    Miss Aa