Uxibal: MayaBoho Apparel

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Fashion is beautiful. It is walking art, self expression, and whether intended or not, it shares a story. Recently I have been introduced to this new boot and accessories company called Uxibal. Manufactured and designed in Guatemala, the products are handmade by Mayan artisans using handwoven textiles, establishing a bohemian and free spirited flair. Uxibal is created in workshops rather than factories and is produced when an order is placed, no mass production. These boots are the epitome of walking art, and share the story of the many hands that have touched the leather and threads in which they are made. Now that my friend, is beautiful Fashion.

Please check out this video to learn more about the story behind Uxibal and how you can pledge to keep these boots walkin': CLICK HERE

How fab are these ankle boots? Paired with a sundress or leggings with a large, over-sized sweater, these can be worn all year round.
My favorite are the tall Comolapa boots. The details and patterns are unique and definitely make a statement.
You can style these true to their Bohemian swagger or make them a statement piece with a monotone look.

Boho Accessories

Uxibal also makes handwoven accessories inspired by the native women in Guatemala. This gorgeous, over-sized scarf is a beautiful piece that will stay on trend with it's intricate tribal print.

Make a pledge for Uxibal on KICKSTARTER and assist them in creating sustainable, native Fashion!

Leopard, Horses and Grandma's Sweater

Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Fall is by far my favorite season in Tokyo. Unlike the sticky Summer, the weather is a perfect combination between sun and a crisp breeze. Not to mention the color gradation of the foliage around the city.. STUNNING.

I am grateful that it is not yet snowing or SO cold I have to bundle up completely. My bump is growing weekly and I have been placing more and more things in the "pre-pregnancy" box that I moved to storage. Although the trendy pieces are being vacuum packed away, I refuse to limit my maternity style to bulky moo moos or my husband's old football jerseys. I may be getting as big as one, but "running back" is not my go-to fashion inspiration. Comfort is key during pregnancy, and I found a few brands that deliver funk, fashion and cozy all in one.

Have a Happy Happy Thanksgiving!!! Cheers to everyone styling a pseudo "baby bump" after the big feast :)

This gorgeous street is across from our apartment in Aoyama. We love taking weekend walks,  enjoying the beautiful change of season.

Leggings: Seraphine Maternity 

Grandma Sweater: I am in love with this H&M cozy, wrap sweater. It is so soft and makes it feel as though you are wrapped in a blanket all day.

Booties: I do not rock heels everyday, but when I do, a stacked heel is the way to go. These Leopard booties from TopShop are stylish and comfortable.
Horse T-Shirt: Asos Maternity

DVF for Maternity

Friday, November 2, 2012

I've been hesitant to post "maternity fashion" photos. The two words together collide like oil and vinegar, or so I thought. I am rearing my third trimester and have almost exhausted my pre-pregnancy wardrobe. Farewell cocktail dress, so long button-up blouses and I said sayonara to denim months and months ago. However, I still have a few pieces that are flattering, stretchy and provide a lovely silhouette of the growing bump. One of my favorite pieces is this DVF wrap dress. It is perfect for a growing belly, has delicate cotton fabric, which is perfect for sensitive skin, and still provides a stylish and trendy maternity look without looking like sponge bob square dress. Thankful for the beautiful Fall weather in Tokyo, I was able to rock this well into October and even style it with some wedges.  I took these shots a few weeks ago, but still plan to throw on some sheer tights and boots and wear this piece for the next couple months.

I am obviously new at shopping for maternity, but I found that it is all about the silhouette. If you wear a huge moo moo over your bump you are destined to look, well.. HUGE. I favor the body conscious pieces that fit snugly around your mid section and still provide you with an hourglass shape.

With school finally coming to an end... I can't wait to post more maternity fashion and show some of the pieces I've found through Internet shopping and fast fashion retailing.

 When you get pregnant is Japan they give you this adorable little badge to put on your hand bag. It let's people know you are pregnant and gives you priority seating on all transportation. I think it is a cute and sweet gesture of the Japanese. The badge says "there is a baby inside me, please be careful". Something like that :)


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