Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Metal on Metal

     Well, haven't I been a bad blogger lately! Don't know what it was about July, but I seemed to have entered a summer slump of laziness. I basically wore the same boring set of clothes in an attempt to beat the oppressive heat, and on many occasions I simply forgot to toss my camera in my bag... whoops. But it's a new month now, the last one of summer (THANK F*CK), so I'm going to do my best to rally myself.
     Let's see, what have I been up to... been watching a lot of movies this summer, not such a great selection here in the Tokyo cinemas, but I'm one of those people who enjoys going to the movies even if the actual film is just meh. Within the last month or so I saw X-Men First Class, which I really liked (I was always a fan of the X-men film series), though I was more intrigued by the Romeo and Juliet subtext of Magneto and Professor X than I was by the actual plot. The casting was excellent, with the exception of January Jones as Emma Frost; don't get me wrong, JJ kills it as Betty Draper, but as an evilly brilliant telepath, not so much. We also saw Thor (kinda cool, but not as awesome as most reviews led me to believe), and the last Harry Potter installment. Saw the trailer for Brad Pitt's Tree of Life, which looks awesome, so I'm looking forward to fall when the superhero/CG fest popcorn flicks of summer give way to more mature and introspective movies.
     It was recently summer sale season here in Tokyo, and the fiancee was able to score some great stuff at Banana Republic and Commes des Garcons for like 50% off. As for me, I didn't really find anything; as per usual I was more drawn to the newer fall collections. I got a beautiful metallic sweater dress at Zara and a stripped angora jumper from Topshop, that's about it. Zara's new collection features a lot of metallics, which is one of my favorite trends ever. In addition to the sweater dress, I got a silver puff-sleeve T-shirt that is quickly becoming a favorite of mine:

Metallic top and beige skirt (Zara), white undershirt (H&M), silver accessories (mayglobe Japan)
     I can't wait until autumn... cool weather, sweaters, boots...drool. But we still have a bit of the current season left to go, so hope you all have a great late summer!


  1. I really like the way you mixed these neutrals together :)

  2. That is a gorgeous top! I love anything sparkly. I can't wait to see your dress!

  3. Thanks, ladies! Yeah I was pleasantly surprised how the skirt both tamed and complimented the top. And Kimmie I am counting down the days until I can wear the metallic dress. It's so gorgeous, the fit, the knit quality, the color... too bad it won't be cool enough to wear it for quite awhile!

  4. The outfit is simple yet so elegant. Love your wrist watch :)
    Btw i like your blog,new follower. Would love if you follow back :)