Sunday, 28 August 2016

Let's Hangout and Chillout

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Me & Kei (and the kitty cat who photobombed!)

If there's one resolution I've made this year that I've stuck to is that I have seen my friends more often than ever. Every time I arrange something with my gal pals I would anticipate it days before - planning my outfit and making sure that everything is perfect for the big day. Because it is a big day for me; I love seeing them so much! And it isn't just because we're into the same fashion but because we get along really well and have interests outside of that. Nothing is better than just taking selfies, chilling out and singing along to some really cheesy karaoke.

I feel like it's still not enough, however, so I make the most out of the times that I do see them and my love for gyaru grows. I wouldn't be meeting this amazing bunch of loonies if it wasn't for that fashion, and I am forever grateful for it. Me and my friends have talked about our life after gyaru but I don't think I could ever cut it off completely. It's a lifestyle, and I want to keep it that way for as long as I can.


Sunday, 21 August 2016

How to Start a Jfashion Blog

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So you want to start a jfashion blog? Yay! Blogging is great for writing down your thoughts and meeting new people. But, where to start? I faced the very same question when I first found out about blogging and now I’m passing on my knowledge to help you out a little. This article will cover the most frequently asked questions and take you through the blogging process as well as providing you a list of 30 things to blog about (yes, 30). 


Sunday, 14 August 2016

Birthday Gal: Barbecues & Cat Heaven!

pink birthday decorations, snack table

Nothing can compare to spending your birthday with your loved ones. I used to go on holiday over the duration of my birthday but you just don't get that warm feeling you have when you're surrounded by the people you care about.
My birthday started off quite hectic as I was stressing out trying to get everything sorted and decorated. Luckily my other half as well as a couple of my friends helped me out (if you're reading this - thank you so much!). I couldn't have spent it with better people and I'm so happy that it went really smoothly. Wearing my new favourite dress that I bought especially for the occasion definitely boosted my happy meter! I mean, the birthday gal just has to look good, don't you think? 

My birthday was split over two days; the first where I held a barbecue and the other where my partner and I went to the kitty cafe. We coincidentally went on the same day as International Cat Day and I loved it so much! I went there last year and I've been meaning to go again, and I'm so glad that I brought my DSLR with me. I don't think I can ever go back to using my phone camera now unless it's for selfies and outfit shots, although I'm still a bit of a n00b so if you have any tips then please let me know!


Sunday, 7 August 2016

Dear Younger Me

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Dear Younger Me,
Life is fleeting. You'll lose people you thought were invincible and it's going to hurt. Bad. It'll hurt so much that you can't breathe but you can survive this. Smother those who mean the most to you with love and do all that you can to make them happy. That person you dismissed as annoying or irritating because they're always there is perhaps one of the most important people in the world.

You're going to hate how you look and hate how you feel but that's okay, there are some wonderful people out there that are going to get you through your dark days. One day you will fall in love with yourself again but it's going to take time. Don't listen to those magazines telling you what you have to look like to be classed as beautiful and that being quirky is a bad thing. Quirky is good! The quirkier you are, the better, don't ever be afraid of holding yourself back from who you really are.

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