A week in Japan where I see sakura, befriend wild deer, explore temples and eat cute food...


Three Floor Sugar Dandy dress / ASOS heels

Granted I don't dress up for special occasions very often (meaning I don't have many to go to not that I'm a slob lol), when I'm in need of a more formal ensemble, I'm quite selective with the type of dress I go for. I want it to feel 100% me, probably in an effort to make myself feel more comfortable in an environment I'm not familiar with. This Three Floor number is the perfect example of an "Andini-on-a-night-out" dress, it's basically in a style that I would often wear during the day but elevated to a nighttime level with some extra details. I just realised I've never changed my bio ever since I started this blog almost five years ago now and it still reads that I have a penchant for collars. Truthfully I still really enjoy the preppy touch they lend to outfits even if I don't wear one every single day like I used to (yaahh really, if you remember those good ol' days thank you for sticking around for so long). I've also always loved showing off my waist as it's usually my favourite part of my body and the flattering cut out on this dress definitely gives it a sexier vibe whilst still being covered up enough for my liking. Last but not least I've been totally obsessed with a pink and red colour combo, it clashes in the best way possible.




Lost Ink cardigan via ASOS / Bodhi Rook t-shirt / Gucci belt / ASOS jeans / Gucci loafers / ASOS glasses / M&S beret

So I’ve witnessed the resurgence of the beret amongst bloggers but it wasn’t until I was hit hard by a severe case of root regrowth, were my eyes fully opened to its perfect style and versatility. Of course a beret will add that sure fire Parisian chic touch to any outfit but listen to this: when you need to hide your roots with a hat, a beanie might sometimes be too warm whilst a hat with a brim like a fedora or bowler can sometimes cover your face or obscure your vision in certain situations. What you need is a type of hat that falls somewhere in between, and that is where the beret comes in. After perusing this first black one so much, I have now also added a navy and a red one to the mix. This is one of my go-to casual weekend looks: a t-shirt (usually with Bodhi in some form on it), high waisted jeans (my favourites are the ASOS Farleighs, I own them in several different washes now), a loose chunky cardigan that’s perfect for London spring, and a pair of loafers.




& Other Stories knit (old but similar) / Urban Outfitters pants (sold out but similar) / Gucci belt / ASOS boots / ASOS hat / Lolita bag (gift from a friend)

Now you see what I mean when I said I've been on a real trouser kick lately (I usually wear dresses or skirts)? If you scroll down my last few posts, all my outfits seem to have involved jeans or some other form of pantaloon, probably for reasons I rambled on in my previous post. I picked up these leather culottes in the sale which I think is always the perfect time and opportunity to try different types of clothing you wouldn't normally go for. You might remember these shoes from my last haul video, I saw them on Liz from Late Afternoon and for sure thought they were Chanel booties until I followed the link through and found out they were ASOS! Furthermore they were half price in the sale too, reduced to £30 so it would've been rude not to take them. I love how leg lengthening they are for an ankle boot that would usually cut you off. Just a short one today as I'm mega jet-lagged (landed back in London from Japan last night) and am struggling to keep my eyes open as I type this. I'm going to start editing my Japan vlog tomorrow though so that'll be coming to the YouTube channel very soon.