Tokyo diaries: first half of trip
I thought it was going to be easy to get back into the swing of things over here, after returning from this trip. Boy, was I wrong. Hello jetlag. Hello catching up to life! Simply put, I fell in love with Tokyo. I would go back in a heartbeat if I could. It was like living in a bizarro world where people were polite, things were clean, people took pride in grooming themselves, items of convenience where everywhere easily accessible, trains ran often and on time, etc. I had (and am still having) some withdrawals and my only solace is to live simply at home and plan my next trip 🙂
Since I spent a little over a week there, I don’t want to burden you with a post dedicated to each day (I hate when other bloggers do that). I’ll cover the whole thing in two posts, this one dedicated to the first half of the trip! I think I’ll dedicate a whole other post down the road to Tokyo style & shopping, which blew my mind (the shopping there is nothing like what I’m used to!)
We stayed at a charming little Airbnb flat that was very close to Shibuya and still quiet- we considered a hotel for a minute, but almost Airbnb’s we saw had pocket wi-fi’s included (which meant we had mobile maps & internet wherever we went!) and factoring in the kitchen for a long stay, it was definitely a better choice. Being close to Shibuya meant we were walking distance to great shopping, food, nightlife, and major transportation lines. We crossed the Shibuya crossing maybe a total of 20 times our whole trip!! It was amazingly chaotic each time!
Little did I know that my San Francisco outfits would blend me in seamlessly with the locals!
|J Crew oversize sweater||thrifted||China||HERE & similar|
|Three Dots top||Shopbop.com||USA||HERE|
|Elizabeth & James mesh skirt||thrifted||China||HERE|
|Vintage Ray Ban wayfarer||thrifted||USA||HERE|
|Keds||thrifted (new, hooray!)||China||blue version HERE|
The weather warmed up so I wore this dress, but then felt self conscious by the end of the day. It was definitely a little more skin baring than the locals go
|no tag black dress||borrowed from sister||probably China||–|
|vintage hat||flea market||USA||–|
|Sam Edelman Petty boots||Shopbop.com||China||HERE|
|cat socks||gift||probably China||HERE|
The one and only coat I brought with me was purposely a rain coat! I had to buy this extra bag there to lug around my camera stuff. It became way too heavy to carry in my purse after all the walking!
|Everlane jacket||Buffalo Exchange||China||HERE|
|Velvet top||Shopbop.com||USA||in blue HERE|
|J Brand jeans||Buffalo Exchange||USA||–|
|vintage Ray Ban wayfarer||thrifted||USA||–|
|Uniqlo kitty bag||Uniqlo||China||HERE|
|Sam Edelman Petty boots||Shopbop.com||China||–|
This is definitely just scratching the surface of the first few days. Not pictured are the countless meals (I felt like an idiot taking any food photos in a restaurant, not like US at all where all meals are Instagrammed). Stay tuned for more photos!