Stopped by the Kobe store since they were in the middle of a sale.  As always, found cute Cat’s Tsumori Chisato stuff, but it wasn’t included in the sale.  But I did find this fun summer-y clutch.  It also came in blue and yellow.  I dislike yellow and I own a lot of blue already, so I went with this crazy orange one.

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Last nail appointment at Speed Nail Kyoto!  Will be getting my final nail job done in Tokyo before I leave.  Since I will hopefully be interviewing for jobs at home, this is really the last set I could go kinda nuts on.  I originally wanted a gingham pattern, but as it wasn’t on the menu at the salon (good luck getting anything done off menu in Japan), I went with this instead.  I like the teal color, it has a cool feel to it and makes my hands look tanner.

The clock is ticking on easily acquirable Shu Uemura for Ashley.  Picked up these fun lashes I’d been eye-ing for a long time now and an eyeshadow from the Kobe Daimaru.  Also got a foundation sample.  What will I do when I get home?  Browsing online for makeup is not as fun as playing at the counter.

This was also bought in the post-JLPT frenzy.  I love this brand, what will I do when I leave Japan and can’t get it easily?!  I was a little hesitant to buy this because I don’t own anything with that type of collar, but I decided to branch out.

The same day that I went to Fushimi Inari, I spotted this top in Emoda, but I was all gross from hiking up the trail, so unable to try it on, I had to leave it.  Fast forward to Sunday, where in the frenzy of shopping with Alyssa to forget the horrendous JLPT N2, I bought it.  I love the breezy, summery, vaguely nautical feel.

I’m a bit of a Kansai fail.  I had never been to Fushimi Inari.  So I resolved to go there (and a host of other places that I really should have gone to before).  It was very cool; but the day I went it was unbearably hot.  Still, I managed to do the entire trail and then treated myself to some goods.

Impulse buy….after the trip to Benetton I went wandering….right into OPA.  On the plus side, it was a sale impulse buy.  Cropped navy jacket from Spiral Girl.  I’m really just making packing harder on myself, aren’t I?

I broke my non-western brand rule because I just love this shirt!  I was browsing Benetton before my last nail appointment and saw this shirt, but decided not to buy it at the risk of it being an impulse buy.  But on Sunday, I was still thinking about it and ran into the city to buy it.  Now I’m left wondering if I should have bought it in white too, since I own so much black.  It’s a shame it didn’t come in like an electric blue…

The tenure of the last nail design was short.  Scheduled the appointment a week earlier than usual so that I could get one more nail salon visit in during my time in Japan.  I officially bought a ticket home today, which is both exciting and utterly terrifying.  And it showed as I could not figure out what I wanted this time.  Eventually I decided on this, but after a long time of asking the nailist for advice and other random mutterings.

I love the graphic style of Rydia by World Wide Love.  From the Parco Part 3 Shibuya location.

Ashley

Grew up in philly, used to live in nyc, spent a year in japan. I like shopping. Gotta figure out what to do with this blog now...

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