My friends and family all know that I am super particular with fit, color, style, etc., and generally avoid buying clothes come time for birthdays. But occasionally, my mom will take the gamble and buy something that becomes an all-time favorite. This white dress is a refreshing addition to my mostly black closet, and commands so much attention in itself that I didn't see a need to heavily accessorize. It fits quite snugly yet has a very modest neckline, and unlike most white dresses, is not sheer and see-through. I wore this comfortably for the day with some light pink lipstick and gold peep-toe flats.
Summers in Japan mean two things: lots and lots of sweat, and lots and lots of festivals. A Japanese festival, or 祭 (matsuri), celebrates many things ranging from the seasons, good harvests, and children. Adorned with beautiful lanterns, these festivals are filled with are dancers and singers from all ages, happily wearing their kimonos despite the sweltering heat.