Thursday, June 12, 2014

Boston Outfits

I'm jumping around a bit here but we are just back from a school reunion weekend in Boston and I snapped a few outfit pics.  I packed more than I normally would have for three nights away (five pairs of shoes along) but we had classes and lectures and fun for the kids during the day and dinners and parties at night so I wore them all.

Here are some quick pics:

Ann Taylor Dot Textured Tie Front Dress, Stuart Weitzman Minx wedges, Georg Jensen Moonlight Grapes ring

Banana Republic Gingham Shirt, F21 camisole, F21 denim, Tory Burch Filipa wedge espadrille in navy

Zara Blazer with Gathered Shoulders in black, Zara Printed Lace Camisole Top, F21 denim, Christian Louboutin Pigalle, YSL clutch

Zara dress (2012), Zara Sparkly Crystal Bead Necklace (Duchess of Cambridge wore it so it's sold out), essie Mademoiselle polish
(dress also worn here)


Wednesday, June 11, 2014


I'd been to Kyoto once before, but it was only a day trip from Nagoya.  A couple weeks ago I spent three nights there and it was amazing.  I also managed not to get on the wrong bullet train on the return this time so I would say things went very smoothly.

I especially enjoyed seeing the Arashiyama district where there is a large bamboo forest.  Public transportation was pretty easy to use around Kyoto and you can purchase all day bus passes for 500 yen (about $5).  Much easier than counting out your change as you exit the bus.  After the first ride when it is stamped with the date, just show it to the driver as you leave.  It's paid for after about two rides (230 yen per ride).

Here are some snapshots.  I'll post some from Tokyo and then back to Oahu and our recent trip to Boston next before getting back to shopping and shoes.

You should be able to click on the pictures to enlarge.

at Nijo Castle

at the Golden Pavilion:

Gion District (parts of Memoirs of a Geisha were filmed here):

Arashiyama District: