Japan Part 3: Haul
1. Tiger knot top and dip dye singlet from H&M 2. Black and white basic tees from H&M 3. Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum from duty free and Topshop nail polishes in Eyes Of Steel and Parma Violet 4. Various jewellery from H&M, Kyoto, Louis Nouvelle and random stores in Tokyo 5. Food from 7-Eleven 6. Bullet train chopsticks from Kyoto, and surgical mask and chip tongs from 7-Eleven 7. Toy Story alien accessories from Disneyland 8. Universe top from Takeshita Street 9. Cute matchsticks and Lego iPhone earphone jack accessory from Takeshita Street 10. Eyelashes from Takeshita Street and tissues from a random on the street 11. Tokyo Vivi magazine from 7-Eleven and purikura photos 12. Absolut Vodka from duty free
I wasn't expecting to buy this much in Japan, but at the same time, I was well under my budget and I definitely could've done a lot more damage! Surprisingly, I didn't end up buying anything from Forever 21 and Topshop (minus the nail polish), but there were so many nice things in H&M, a store I had been dying to shop in! My tiger knot top reveals just the perfect amount of skin and the dip dye top is really cool as it's a transparent mesh material on the back. I think it would be really cute to wear a black lacy bra underneath. I also picked up some basic black and white tops just for work.
Since my jewellery got stolen, I didn't hold back when buying any. In Harajuku, we found an amazing jewellery store called Louis Nouvelle that we must've spent at least an hour in. No matter what style you're into, there was something for everyone there and it was definitely one of my favourite shops. You wouldn't think you could spend hours in a convenient store too, but in Japan you can! I think half the fun about shopping in foreign countries comes from not knowing exactly what you're buying all the time. I ended up loving all the snacks I bought in 7-Eleven though and I even bought some chip tongs, so my hands don't get dirty! Brilliant. The Japanese are just so innovative. I also bought some bullet train chopsticks and a surgical mask (many locals wear masks if they're sick to warn others) as a couple of quirky souvenirs.
In Disneyland, I became obsessed with the alien from Toy Story, so I bought a cute headband and a keychain. I didn't go crazy in Disneyland because while Japan isn't a very expensive country at all, Disneyland is a total ripoff. I'm not a huge Disney fan, anyway, so it didn't bother me.
On Takeshita Street, there was this awesome 80s vintage/retro store that played the coolest music and sold the coolest clothes. I bought my universe top from there and I was so tempted to buy these gloriously tacky 80s style patterned pants, but I didn't and I kind of regret it now. Oh well, I probably wouldn't have worn them, anyway. On Takeshita Street, there was also a shop that sold random bits and pieces, which is where I bought my cute matchsticks and Lego iPhone accessory from. I should've made note of the names of the shops, all I know is that they're on Takeshita Street in Harajuku!
I couldn't go to Japan without buying some fake eyelashes or without taking lots of photos in the purikuras (Japanese photo booths). The purikuras were so much fun because they made you look flawless and since everything was in Japanese, you had no clue what you were doing! I also picked up Tokyo Vivi magazine, which is probably the best street style fashion magazine I've ever looked at. I obviously can't read it, but I just love looking at the pretty pictures! Some of my favourite bloggers have been featured in this magazine and I really wish it was available in Australia.
When I arrived back home, I bought some cheap alcohol in duty free as well as Estée Lauder Advanced Night Repair Serum because the little I had left in my previous bottle leaked in my luggage on the way to Japan.
Well, I hope you all enjoyed my Japan posts. If you're planning on going, don't hesitate to ask me for tips and advice because I'd love to help you out! I have a few more haul posts coming up as I am a shopping addict.