A Little Cold

Sunday, March 3, 2019

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If you're following me on Instagram, then you'll already know that I recently took a quick trip outside of Tokyo's center to a prefecture that's a little colder than where I am, Gunma. And quite frankly, to find a reason to dress appropriately for winter, just this once.

Living in New York and experiencing some of the worst winters of my entire life for the past 15 years or so, it just didn't feel quite right with the mild one that I've had in Tokyo last/this year. Upon landing in the middle of nowhere on a mountain full of fluffy patches of snow, my heart started to race as if I have always genuinely never been bothered by the cold. And of course, instead of taking really beautiful photos by them, my eyes automatically gravitated towards these big yellow tractor looking trucks meant for clearing snowy roads. For what it's worth, I thought that my purple puffer jacket looked pretty cool against them.

In my previous post, I mentioned trying to break in these platforms Dr. Marten for the past couple of weeks or so - and I'm so glad I did before I took them out to walk around this snowy place. I was pleasantly surprised by how sturdy they feel, and how warm they are too. Definitely, an investment for future winters to come (you can get them now on sale at Shopbop since the 'GOBIG19' sale have been extended until 3/4.)

Coat: Free People
Black Sweater: Similar here
Pants: AGOLDE
Shoes: Dr. Marten 'Jadon'
Bag: Proenza Schouler PS11

Photo by Shun S.

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No Grey Days

Thursday, February 28, 2019

Everlane Day Boots, Tokyo street style, shearling jacket outfits, Loewe puzzle bag in Stone Blue, personal style blogger Van Le / No Grey Days - FOREVERVANNY.com
Everlane Day Boots, Tokyo street style, shearling jacket outfits, Loewe puzzle bag in Stone Blue, personal style blogger Van Le / No Grey Days - FOREVERVANNY.comEverlane Day Boots, Tokyo street style, shearling jacket outfits, Loewe puzzle bag in Stone Blue, personal style blogger Van Le / No Grey Days - FOREVERVANNY.com
Everlane Day Boots, Tokyo street style, shearling jacket outfits, Loewe puzzle bag in Stone Blue, personal style blogger Van Le / No Grey Days - FOREVERVANNY.com

It's a little weird to say this, but can construction even be called an aesthetic? If so, I really think that it suits me. I think I've written something about this a while back, but it really does make me feel like I'm in my zone whenever I pass by an interesting scaffolding situation. At a glance, you might think that this was probably photoshopped to be Tiffany blue, but this is what the scene looked like when I stopped my boyfriend for a quick shot when I saw this site.

Without taking too long, I realized that this set up went perfectly with my shearling and neutral outfit and a pop of blue. I was recently sent these pair of 'Day Boots' from Everlane's new collection, and in love is quite an understatement. Between juggling breaking into my new Jadon platform Dr. Martens and thick socks, my feet were at ease to be snug in a warm, yet light pair of boots, for a quick change. Hence the title, 'No Grey Days'.


Coat: ASTR the Label via Shopbop (on sale)
Top: Everlane (c/o)
Pants: GRLFRND Denim
Shoes: Everlane (c/o)
Bag: Loewe Puzzle Bag (Stone Blue)

Photo by Shun S.

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Press to Resume / 012019

Monday, February 25, 2019

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Cafe Felix, pretty New York coffee shops, floral wallpaper cafe, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com

Don’t get used to this regular-posts-type thing that I’ve been able to maintain in the past month or so. It’s still only the very beginning of the year, and honestly, the most productive I’ll ever be. You’ll be back to one post per month by April- I promise.

Nothing much has been happening, and I’m kind of enjoying the peacefulness of it all, for once. Last year around this time, I was drowning in emails and desperately looking for all excuses to escape my digital cell of a life. A lot of people, especially those ‘hustling’ via social media tend to glorify the idea of being busy, and working hard- and if that’s the kind of shit that’ll motivate you, then you won’t find it by reading anything I have to say.

Don’t get me wrong, I used to be there too. At 22, I felt like I had my whole life planned out. I knew exactly where I wanted to be at 24, then 25, and 28- but guess what, I could care less about how old I am anymore and what I’ll be doing in 6 months, let alone next year. I’ve found comfort in the fact that you can plan your life out a certain way, but life just has its own plans for you too. The best form of medicine to keep you sane through it all is just to take it with a grain of salt.

January was quite the month to start off 2019. It felt like it was eight weeks long as opposed to four. And now that’ll make me feel like February is only here for a week or so.

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Fashion: Brand Work
January 7, 2019

Fire escape fashion editorial, sustainable denim brand, AndAgain NYC, recycled jeans, colorblocked denim, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com
Fire escape fashion editorial, sustainable denim brand, AndAgain NYC, recycled jeans, colorblocked denim, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.comFire escape fashion editorial, sustainable denim brand, AndAgain NYC, recycled jeans, colorblocked denim, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com

One of my highlights in New York was linking up with these two creatives making a difference in sustainable fashion by launching a re/up-cycled denim brand straight out of college. Morgan and Greg were such a fresh of breath air to have a conversation with as it seems like they were truly invested in what they were doing and the differences that they were making despite how labor intensive it is in customizing pretty much each product that they produce. As a partnership with them, I picked out these vintage up-cycled denim pair that was color-blocked and linked together with belt loops that are often overlook when you think about recycling denim.

Top: &Other Stories
Pants: AndAgain c/o
Shoes: Acne Studios

Shot in Bronx, NY - Self-portraits

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Shopbop Sale Picks

I've always been a big fan of Shopbop, especially during the sales periods. Spring is just around the corner and I've linked quite a few things that I'm currently keeping in my cart waiting for this. It was pretty mild this winter for me, so I haven't been able to play around with much layerings or anything like that. It certainly does make me gravitate towards more florals and color-block prints to add depth to my outfits.

Look out for pieces that are labeled *Key Styles* and you can get 15% off $200+, 20% off $500+, or 25% off $800+ orders that include both sales and full price items.



Fashion
January 10, 2019

Rainy outfit, winter white outfits, monochromatic looks for winter, shearing jacket and burbery scarf, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.comRainy outfit, winter white outfits, monochromatic looks for winter, shearing jacket and burbery scarf, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com




  Coat: ASTR the Label via Shopbop
Sweater: Acne Studios
Pants: Uniqlo
Shoes: Common Projects
Scarf: Burberry
Bag: Chanel

Photo by Ying C. 

Fashion
January 13, 2019

Maman Hudson coffeeshop, cute New York coffee shops, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com

Top: Cecilie Copenhagen
Pants: AGOLDE
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Meli Melo

Shot at Maman Hudson - Photo by Zoe Y.

Fashion
January 20, 2019

Tokyo vending machines, olive green coat outfits, how to dress for Tokyo in the fall, New York personal style blogger, New York City lifestyle - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com

Olive Coat: Mute By JL (similar here)
Top: &Other Stories
Pants: AGOLDE
Shoes: Acne Studios
Bag: JW Anderson Velvet Pierce

Photo by Shun S.

Life
January 24, 2019

Lob haircut, Tokyo hairstylists, MINX Harajuku, New York personal style blogger - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com
Up until last year, I was getting a haircut every 2 years or so, and they were really cheap ones for like 30$ in Chinatown in New York. Now that I've been fully committed to having a lob (long-bob) because it just makes my life so much easier to maintain (wash and dry every 2-3 days), I get a fresh trim every 6 months. I also think finding a great hair dresser is really important to ease into a haircut routine because I no longer feel that anxiety right before chopping off my hair. If you're in Tokyo, check out MINX in Omotesando/Harajuku area.

Fashion
January 26, 2019

Camel and beige coat outfit, Loewe Puzzle Bag in stone blue, simple outfits in Daikanyama, Tokyo streetstyle, New York personal style blogger - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.comCamel and beige coat outfit, Loewe Puzzle Bag in stone blue, simple outfits in Daikanyama, Tokyo streetstyle, New York personal style blogger - Press to Resume / 012019 - FOREVERVANNY.com

Coat: United Arrow JP (similar here)
Top: Acne Studios
Pants: GRLFRND Denim
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Loewe Puzzle Bag (Stone Blue)

Photo by Shun S.

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Olive Green

Monday, February 4, 2019

Simple winter outfits with sheer socks, speckled knit turtleneck, how to wear white jeans in the winter, olive green coat outfit ideas, New York personal style blogger, Tokyo street style - Olive Green Coat / FOREVERVANNY Personal Style Blog in New York and TokyoSimple winter outfits, speckled knit turtleneck, how to wear white jeans in the winter, olive green coat outfit ideas, New York personal style blogger, Tokyo street style - Olive Green Coat / FOREVERVANNY Personal Style Blog in New York and TokyoSimple winter outfits, speckled knit turtleneck, how to wear white jeans in the winter, olive green coat outfit ideas, New York personal style blogger, Tokyo street style - Olive Green Coat / FOREVERVANNY Personal Style Blog in New York and TokyoSimple winter outfits, speckled knit turtleneck, how to wear white jeans in the winter, olive green coat outfit ideas, New York personal style blogger, Tokyo street style - Olive Green Coat / FOREVERVANNY Personal Style Blog in New York and TokyoSimple winter outfits, speckled knit turtleneck, how to wear white jeans in the winter, olive green coat outfit ideas, New York personal style blogger, Tokyo street style, Proenza Schouler PS11 with green coat - Olive Green Coat / FOREVERVANNY Personal Style Blog in New York and Tokyo

I hope you guys aren’t sick of this olive green coat yet - because I sure am…NOT. I haven’t been able to shop for a while, or more honestly, been in the mood to shop. I don’t know about you guys, but clothes haven’t been all that interesting as of late. Everything is way too overpriced, mainstream trends are supersaturated. I feel like I should be giving in to low-rise skinny jeans now after seeing 20 articles about it this week. I don’t know. Maybe I just haven’t realized it until now, but fashion can be quite pushy on the making-a-sales-quick kind of end?

Someone recently asked me what my style is, or how did I find my style via Instagram, and I honestly didn’t even know what my answer to that would be. I don’t even know if anyone’s style is even distinct from anyone’s anymore like it was back in 2008.

So I simply left my answer at: "I guess my style is just wearing the same things over and over again in various ways".

Olive Green Coat: Mute by JL (similar Mansur Gavriel)
Speckled Sweater: Moon River
Pants: Uniqlo (similar)
Shoes: Common Projects
Bag: Proenza Schouler

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Navy on Navy

Friday, January 25, 2019

Navy and gray cashmere coat, simple ways to style a turtleneck for winter, navy and black outfit ideas, Acne Studios jensen boots, Celine belt bag / Navy on Navy / FOREVERVANNY Personal Style BloggerNavy and gray cashmere coat, simple ways to style a turtleneck for winter, navy and black outfit ideas, Acne Studios jensen boots, Celine belt bag / Navy on Navy / FOREVERVANNY Personal Style BloggerNavy and gray cashmere coat, simple ways to style a turtleneck for winter, navy and black outfit ideas, Acne Studios jensen boots, Celine belt bag / Navy on Navy / FOREVERVANNY Personal Style BloggerNavy and gray cashmere coat, simple ways to style a turtleneck for winter, navy and black outfit ideas, Acne Studios jensen boots, Celine belt bag / Navy on Navy / FOREVERVANNY Personal Style BloggerNavy and gray cashmere coat, simple ways to style a turtleneck for winter, navy and black outfit ideas, Acne Studios jensen boots, Celine belt bag / Navy on Navy / FOREVERVANNY Personal Style Blogger

I might have possibly jinxed the warm winter thing... because when I was taking these photos, I was freezing. Anyone else here just gets super cold and feet while the rest of their body stays relatively warm? I mean, it could be because I was pretty much wrapped in a cashmere blanket of a coat, but yeah.

It's been a while since I got to try out some self-timering out. Being back in Tokyo just somehow puts me back in my comfort zone. That said, this is an outfit that you'll probably see me wear 3x a week if you somehow ran into me M-F. How does one go wrong with turtlenecks tucked into some loose fitting jeans that are perfect for another layer of tights under?

In any case, if you're looking to stock up on some winter essentials, I can't tell you any other place than Uniqlo and Shopbop.


Coat: Maison Margiela (similar)
Navy Turtleneck: Tularosa (similar camel/white option)
Pants: AGOLDE
Shoes: Acne Studios
Bag: CĂ©line

Self-timered






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