How to: Budget fashion in Tokyo aka lookbook vol. 5

If you can find oden in a convenience store in your neighbourhood, it’s high time to put your favourite high waist shorts and cropped tops in the closet. This summer in Japan was rather moody — we had to survive the heat that seemed to emanate down from the sky and the endless concrete streets of Tokyo didn’t make it any easier. And then just after that we experienced a 15 degree temperature drop the following day that might just have caused a wave of summer colds.  Finally it’s the season of our favourite over-sized sweaters, beanie hats, slouchy socks and heavy boots — hipster paradise! Add a mandatory seasonal pumpkin Starbucks coffee to it and you’ll get the quintessence of autumn fashion.

What are this autumn’s essentials every fashionista should have in their wardrobe?

…to find out what that is, check my article in the November issue of Connect Magazine!


 CLICK HERE *pages 21, 22 and 23!*

(I know that oden in convenience stores is old news already, and nobody remembers the summer heat anymore but I wrote this article way back in September and I just had to post it here, let’s just ignore the fact that it’s the middle of November right now!)

Lookbook vol. 1

Lookbook vol. 2

 Lookbook vol. 3

Lookbook vol. 4

Today, I will present you a whole ton of my October outfits. 



/photo taken in Harajuku by vivarilakkuma ♥/

white shirt: GU, something around ¥1000

black tunic: GU, around ¥900

black skinny jeans: GU, ¥1490

boots: best Jumble Store find so far, Glad News, ¥1900




/photo taken by my tripod/

black cropped top: bought at Shilin market in Taipei for 250NT = ¥940 (wow, it wasn’t that expensive in August!)

black cardigan: Forever 21, ¥1500?

The black boots you’ll see in the following photos, because they were the only boots I took with me to Korea and I think they’re awesome: STYLENANDA, original price about ¥6000, I paid a bit less

/the jeans shorts have made numerous appearances before so I won’t mention them again I guess/




/photo taken in EcoLand in Jeju/

black turtleneck: SPINNS, ¥1200

jeans: WEGO, ¥4000





/photo taken at a food market in Jeju/

shirt: GU, ¥500

belt: H&M, ¥1100

skirt: GU, ¥1490




/photo taken on the top of N Seoul Tower♥/

striped top: bought at a large shopping center in Dongdaemun for 5000₩ = ¥528

coat: bough at the same shopping center, for 60000₩= ¥6300




/photo taken at Gyeongbokgung Palace in Seoul/

grey bodycon dress: Forever 21, ¥1500





/The quality of this pic is not so good, but the background is pretty badass! Jeju, Sangbangsan/

black bodycon dress: STYLENANDA, about ¥3000




/photo taken somehwere in Daikanyama/

grey neck warmer: WEGO, ¥1800

red sweater: bought in Hongdae in Seoul, 10000₩ = ¥1060

checkered skirt: GU, ¥1490

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 …aaaaaand this one!



/it was my last day off before going to Korea so I went shopping in Harajuku and I didn’t care much about make up or hair… Looking very plain I got asked to pose for a few fashion snapshots for FUDGE magazine, to check it out clickHERE← /

white shirt: GU, ¥1000

grey top: random shop in my town, ¥1400

black skirt: GU, ¥1200

bag: COACH, ¥22000 (I threw away all my cheap bags and treated myself to one proper bag, which I hope will last me years)

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Thank you for visiting my blog ♥


4 thoughts on “How to: Budget fashion in Tokyo aka lookbook vol. 5

  1. Cute article in Connect~ I love the shots from Fudge, they captured your charming smile ❤

    I am so happy fall is here so I can layer and layer and layer. I want to buy some new pieces but I always end up being torn between work appropriate and personal style. As a result, I end up dressing boring most of the time.

    I need to find snuggly leggings that don't look cheap.

  2. Pingback: How to: Budget fashion in Tokyo aka lookbook vol. 6 | living the tokyo dream

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