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OOTD: Cupcakes in the Snow

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OOTD 13/02/24

  • Hat: Bunkaya Zakaten (Sendai)
  • Coat: Present from Cintya
  • Choker: SPINNS (Harajuku)
  • Dress: Topshop (Dublin)
  • Gloves: Vivienne Westwood (resale)
  • Bag: Mifune (resale)
  • Tights: Avantegarde (Harajuku)
  • Boots: Korky's (Dublin)
  • Umbrella: "borrowed" from work


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I need to get my fringe cut

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Big fancy hats are the greatest thing ever

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Apparently Nicki Minaj bought the same patterned tights 

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The gloves are one of my greatest finds while thrifting

This outfit is a (self)lesson in budgeting. Following on from my recent posts on dressing cheaply and dating cheaply in Japan, I've been taking my own advice. Most of the time. Anyway it's fun trying to make my wardrobe work harder. The weather is still proving a challenge when balancing warmth and style but I can feel Spring approaching and even when it's snowing it doesn't seem as cold.

The cupcake print tights are my new obsession. Readers who follow Japanese fashion trends are probably familiar with Avantegarde, home to the wildest and most fabulous leg-wear in the world. I still find it intimidating going into shops like that though. Well, maybe not intimidating so much as depressing. Hello giant European legs. Actually I usually really like my legs but it can be hard to find well-fitting tights in Japan.

I took a chance though, and they fit perfectly. They're comparable to Grimoire's tights in terms of comfort and warmth, definitely a good thing. At (about) 3000yen these tights aren't cheap but I think they're a good investment.

On a random note. tonight I have a demon-themed party to attend and I have no idea what to wear. Maybe I should go  as shopping addiction as my own "personal" demon!

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14 comments

  1. "Maybe I should go as shopping addiction as my own "personal" demon!"-how cute- I had to smile, when reading this line ^.^ your "コーデ" is adorable. I love the combination of those tights and the fluffy bambi coat❤

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    1. Thank you! The coat is so cozy, even though it's so obviously fake, I still feel glamorous!

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  2. Youre too freaking cute :3 :3
    I really love your style

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    1. And you know I love yours too! <3

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  3. You look fantastic Siobhan - love those cupcake tights on you (they would be hideous on me but you are carrying them off with aplomb!) xo

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    1. It's easy to wear mad stuff in Japan but I have every confidence that you could WERK these bad boys. Let me know if you want a pair ;)

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  4. Wow, I adore your style, it's amazing. Love your blog. I'm your new follower. x


    http://reddutchess.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thanks for reading and following xx

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  5. The cupcake tights are awesome! Loving the umbrella too - I need one like that!

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    1. I bet you can easily get a brolly like this in HK!

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