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One Item Five Ways: Dark Floral MA*RS Skirt

One Item Five Ways: Dark Floral MA*RS Skirt

I love MA*RS; you don’t need to scroll down far to see that I have a deep love for the agejo style, and even though I’ve written a one item five ways post on an older MA*RS skirt I couldn’t help but do one for this dark floral gem that I’ve had for a few years now. It’s just so versatile, and  is the perfect skirt no matter if you are into the older agejo styles or the newer ane agejo – it can be dressed up or down!

So let’s look at how I’d wear this item in five different ways!

Get the Look: Ane Agejo at Work

Get the Look: Ane Agejo at Work

The last time I did a ‘Get the Look’ post was back in 2012. Yep, 2012. That’s a really long time ago (especially in the blogger world) and I remember just how encouraging it was to be able to mimic a gyaru brand outfit with items from the UK (or, in worst case scenarios, eBay). So I was overjoyed to read that you really wanted to see something like this again on my blog and this – along with my ‘one item five ways‘ – is going to be another series that I’m bringing back. After all, my main purpose on this blog is to help fellow gaijin gyaru out in their gyaru journey!

Today we’re looking at this ane agejo outfit modelled by Tomomi, a MA*RS shop staff gal (gosh I can’t actually remember how long she’s been working there…) and she is the perfect example for Ane Agejo – for looking sexy but also classy! This outfit is ideal for those at work, so let’s dive right in.

Mission I’m-Possible: Creating the Life I Love

Mission I’m-Possible: Creating the Life I Love

Mission I'm-Possible: Creating the Life I Love

I’ve never been one of those people who have had yearly goals, let alone 5 year plans, and so I’ve been going about my days without really knowing what I wanted in life. Sure, I listened to an endless amount of podcasts on growing my blog & Etsy store – helloooo Jenna Kutcher – but real, solid goals? Nah.

I didn’t think anything of it until I started feeling more unsatisfied with my current state. I had switched from my usual, happy-go-lucky self to a grumpy grandma who missed “the good old days”. I wasn’t shifting anything, nor progressing, and to put it simply, I felt like I wasn’t living the life I loved.

Did I really want to continue living like this? Being grumpy all of the time? Never being happy with where I am?

Hell no.

How to Be Positive Without Being Fake

How to Be Positive Without Being Fake

positivity, blogger, jfashion blogger, gyaru blogger

How many times a day do you see things like “good vibes only” or “always look on the bright side of life?” I know I’m not the only one who said at least 5 times. Being positive is pretty much shoved down our throats and there’s always one inspirational post displayed on social media every day that the whole meaning of being positive is lost. Instead we find ourselves putting on a fake smile and pretending to be positive without actually feeling positive.

The Fear of Becoming Boring
Chasing Cherry Blossoms

Chasing Cherry Blossoms

cherry blossoms, gaijin gyaru, agejo

Cherry blossoms are my favourite flower; there’s just something so beautiful about their ephemeral state and it was the thing I was looking forward to the most during our stay in Japan. You could imagine my dismay when we arrived and it was too cold for them to bloom… It wasn’t until our very last few days here that they started to blossom, and so we went to the East Gardens of the Imperial Palace and it seemed like we weren’t the only ones, however, and soon all of the spots surrounding the trees were taken.

To My Favourite Human

To My Favourite Human

valentine's day, cute, love, heart balloon

I didn’t think much of you when we first met; you were a pretty ordinary guy with an ordinary life, and I was actually quite sick of boys at that time because they were always the same. No matter how pretty they were they were predictable to the core (from the guys I knew of anyway) and it was a bit boring. I thus decided that I couldn’t be bothered to have a guy in my life and would rather just do my own thing and be my own favourite human.

And then you came along and… Well, nothing changed. At first. anyway.

Embracing Your Imperfections

Embracing Your Imperfections

ane agejo, ma*rs, gyaru

I remember it as clear as day; me and my friend were sitting at a bar with our new housemate, and we were having a right giggle when our new roomie suddenly leant forwards and said “Haven’t you noticed that Lizzie has bunny rabbit teeth?” I was slightly intoxicated at the time but I remember my stomach dropping and my happiness faltering. Why would they say that, right in front of me? Luckily my friend just laughed it off and started pointing out our roomie’s imperfections while I just sat there trying to think of the best way to recover.

Birthday Gal: Barbecues & Cat Heaven!

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?

How to do Agejo Gyaru on a Budget

How to do Agejo Gyaru on a Budget

agejo gyaru, budget gyaru, ma*rs
image source: ma*rs

I’ve been staring at this screen for goodness knows how long trying to think of the best way to explain how to do agejo gyaru on the budget, but the lines between doing that and just gyaru on a budget in general is quite blurred as many of the same things apply. I wrote about how to do gyaru on a budget a few years ago and I still follow those pointers, so I have decided instead to create outfits for less than £100 to give you an idea on how to put everything together with a few tips at the end!