Pretty Preppy

Hello, long time no post ^^;
First, I want to apologies to all my readers and followers, especially for the peoples left the comment on my post. For one and another reasons, I shut my self down for almost a whole month from online activities.
Actually, until around end of last month, I was very exciting about blogging and other online activities. I encouraged my self to enter an online fashion competition from one of Japan large media company and had lots of plans for July blog post but suddenly I lost my interest and started to avoid blogger. I can’t tell more about the main reason, but it was something bug me very bad, crossed my principal. I choose to pressed ‘pause’ button and think again about this blog. To be honest, I’m still afraid to blogging but well, life goes on and I must move on, trying to make this blog back to the track. Everything that happened on us actually the best lecture in life 😉 Don’t worry, I will gradually back to the blogging world 🙂 

The photos
in this post actually made for a competition held by one of  Japan large media company.
They held a competition, looking for “Kawaii (cute) Leader” to promote about
Japanese fashion and culture. I always admired Japanese Fashion, the main
reason why I choose Japanese Language as my major in university is because I
wanting to study about fashion in Japan, but I’m too poor to afford those
expensive fashion school (and not that smart to get Monbukagakusho Scholarship)
so my naive brain thought “If I can speak good Japanese, maybe I could go to
Japan and working at Japan fashion world,”
. Eight years later, I’m working at
one *quite* big Japanese trading company as an interpreter for their garment
factory (and my Japanese is so so, not that good haha
). Not in Japan and not on that glamorous side
of fashion world, but at least I’m one step closer hahaha.

Back to the
competition, the theme is “Kawaii Mix” and actually, I’m little bit hesitate
because, First: I already left my ‘bizarre’ style era and second (and the main
factor): I’m far from ‘kawaii’ image. I was spent lot of nights thinking about
what kind of ‘kawaii mix’ I should do. Gothic or over-the-top gals aren’t my
taste and
I think I
already too old to dress like a porcelain doll or put fancy decoration on my
hair (and clothes). When I open my wardrobe my eyes stumbled to a maroon school
blazer I used to wear in heavy rotation in my university era. Back then I mostly
dressed up in casual Harajuku style (Zipper
, Cutie, and style-arena were my fashion hero), then I was like, “Why I don’t mix
casual boyish with girly preppy style like something I used to saw on

The maroon
blazer, the ribbon and red plastic pumps give a preppy, girly vibe while the
blue shirt and boyfriend jeans brought the boyish feeling. I thought it was
something that very casual and applicable even for not a girl not yet a
woman in mid 20s. It’s cute but not overly cute and unique without looking
weird. Very me! And wearing that blazer gives me a nostalgic feeling. I used to
be that bold girl with weird style and after graduated and working turn into
pale nude woman. I didn’t win the competition but it’s okay because at least I
have tried and made me want to dress up more stand out like I was do at my
university days

Ps: I just read that Cutie will suspend their 26 years
publishing after this year September issue (Published at August 9). Sad to heard
that one of my favorite magazine, my fashion text-book when I was young will
have gone.

Blazer: Vintage//Shirt: friend’s own//Jeans: Lea//
Bag: Miss Selfridge //Shoes: Catwalk//Necklace: Japan

Pictures taken by June Paski

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  1. You look so cute ! I'm totally in love with this look.

  2. Nice preppy style! And keep blogging, don't give up, sometimes it's really hard but it will pay off someday:)

    mynameiskristina blog
    // bloglovin

  3. Preppy style is so sweet))

  4. Thank you♡
    Yes, it's sometimes very challenging but fun after all :))

  5. Yes, sweet and strong 🙂

  6. <333 such cool post!

    you look so stylish!

    Karolina Gerspucci

  7. Hi, Padoma!
    I am very happy to see swingingpadma♡♡♡
    The outfit is perfect, the blazer is so cool, and ribbon is cute!
    I was also sad that cutie suspend publication…
    So I asked that ex-editors to republish!

    Have a lovely weekend, Padoma♡

  8. That's a good look! 😉
    Have a nice weekend 🙂

    I follow you!
    If you comment my two posts, I will comment your five posts! 🙂

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