Early / late summer
pinks, lace, flowers
Time to transition from Spring to Autumn
- Bralet: NOZOMI ISHIGURO (Garden, Sendai)
- Vest: old, offbrand
- Skirt: iro;R Brilliant Market (Sakura, Sendai)
- Tights: Marks and Spencer (Dublin)
- Shoes: Office (Dublin)
- Accessories: nakamura coubou, gift
This summer was all about bralets and mermaids.
I love the mermaid/sea punk movement, it fits right in with the 90s revival and cute culture of Japan. So do bralets of course, but they don't fit with my cake-filled tummy quite so well. Layering has never been my strong point but I think it worked pretty well here and allowed me combine trends and comfort.
It's not exactly a "mermaid" look, but it felt like a fairytale to me. Lace, flowers and flowing skirts make me think of romance and magic. It's easier to do in Winter, but it belongs in Summer too. I didn't do it deliberately but the colours transition, from Spring pinks on top to Autumnal browns on the bottom.
I think I'm going to reuse this outfit a lot, a cardigan and thicker tights or boots will take me through Autumn. I'll be sad to let the flowers go though.
I want to hold on to Summer!