How I Style Ripped Boyfriend Jeans

This video showcases two very different ways I style ripped, boyfriend jeans using similar colour palettes. I shot this all on my iphone at 6:30 in the morning with not much light. I think the overall feel of the video reflects my mood when I woke up that morning. Please subscribe to my channel if you enjoy my content!

-Olivia Aimes

Haunted

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I have always had a fascination with all things horror so naturally my favourite event of the year is Halloween. It’s not uncommon for a casual night at the izakaya with friends to turn into the sharing of stories of local spirits and paranormal experiences. Many say Japan is one of the most haunted places in the world with it’s forest of bodies and malls being built over sites of historic massacres which seems more sad than scary to me. As much as I love all things creepy, I’m still very much a skeptic. Do you believe?

xoxo,
Olivia Aimes

Comfort With Ripped Jeans & Stripes

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Top & Jeans, Sammydress/ Boots, Cheap Monday/ Necklace, Eclipse

Sometimes simplicity and flexibility is something you have to think about when you’re late for the train and have to run through the busy streets of Tokyo to make it on time. I’ve never been a jean girl but this pair fits those descriptions, especially when I don’t have time to think about an outfit. You can never go wrong with stripes and a turtle neck.

Both of these items are from Sammydress. I’ll leave the links down below.

Find Jeans HERE
Find Top HERE

Crisp, Cold Air

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Top, Sammydress/ Hat, H&M/ Shorts, Ebay

Konnichiwa minna!! The last time I posted and actually had a written conversation with you guys, it was regarding making some changes to the blog. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about what I wanted to do here and I have a few ideas. So along with my outfit posts, you may see art, music and photography. It all depends on what I feel like posting. I think it’s important to make sure I’m creating content that I also enjoy and am passionate about. I tend to completely lose motivation if my creative senses aren’t being stimulated, and I find my work isn’t worthy of you taking the time to read it. You guys deserve the best from me the two to three minutes you spend browsing my post. Time is precious and I don’t want to be wasting yours.

And yes, I’m bringing back the tights under denim shorts look this fall. It’s still in the mid to high twenties during the day here in Tokyo, but I feel a crisp, cold breeze during nights now. In order for me not have to change halfway through the day, I just sport some tights. And it looks cute with some cheeky shorts.

Floral is always a tricky subject during fall and winter. But the subtle pink with the black mesh and lace makes this top more autumn than summer. I absolutely love how it flows, and the sleeve and waist detailing. You can purchase this top at Sammydress, and it’s on the more affordable side. I’ll leave the link down below.

FLORAL TOP CLICK HERE

xoxo,
Olivia Aimes

Summer In Japan

I can not even comprehend that it has been nearly three months since I moved to Japan. Oh, how time flies. Summer in Japan is called 夏 (nat-su), and it consists of the peculiar sound of cicadas, the magic of matsuri’, and conquering the sticky, humid heat with friends at the ocean.

Japan seems to carry a magic that one can’t comprehend unless it is experienced. It really jolts your senses to your surroundings, rather than the device in your head or getting lost in your thoughts. The regal palaces and shrines that surprise you at the corner of a commercial street, with history too old to even picture. And the gardens..I absolutely love the gardens. So intricately detailed and maintained, and I wish I captured it all on my camera. But I’m too busy experiencing for the thought to even cross my mind.

I do hope you enjoy the bits that I did capture on film, and my instagram is becoming a hub for my adventure photos. So if you are curious about this magical land, you can head over to my instagram @oliviaaimes and of course my youtube. I will be posting every saturdays.

xoxo,
Olivia Aimes

DIY Choker Necklace & Earrings

The inspiration for this video are all the flowers that hang off balconies and in pots on the side of the streets in Tokyo. It beens like you’re in a giant garden walking around this magnificent city. It makes me happy on the gloomiest day to see a spark of colour in the most unexpected places.

I hope you enjoy this video!

xoxo,
Olivia Aimes

Flannel.

A short film about a flannel, pyjama shirt I received from my sister the day before I left for Tokyo, and the versatility of wearing it. I had so much fun making this video. I hope to do more creative projects like this, and if you enjoy film style fashion and lifestyle videos, subscribe to my channel!

xoxo,
Olivia

A Red Dress In Japan

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Dress, CN Direct/ Necklace, Vintage/ Earrings, Forever 21

I don’t usually wear dresses in this style and print, but I got sent it for some freelance modelling I was doing a while back. It was a little big for me so I had it clipped at the back, and I still don’t know how I feel about it, but I think it was refreshing to try something new. I added a choker and hoops to make it a little more edgy.

I probably wouldn’t be able to wear something like this out in Japan. In Canada, or I guess I can say the “western world,” generally speaking it’s not a big deal for a woman to show some skin like cleavage. Here it’s considered inappropriate (a big no no). I’m a strong believer in women being able to do what they want with their body, and dress however they choose to without being shamed. Not that anyone would openly attack someone here because politeness is expected of everyone. Gender equality seems to be far from where we are today in the west, and it seems to be on the top of my list of cons of living in Japan so far. Thankfully, there are way more pros than cons. And if you are planning a trip to Japan, don’t worry! Being a foreigner gives you a free pass on wearing your lacey For Love & Lemons crop top!

If you’re curious on what it’s like living in Japan! Check out my videos. 🙂

xoxo,
Olivia Aimes

Old Friends

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Pants, Forever 21/ Boots, Cheap Monday/ Top, Karmaloop

I read a quote recently, “Talking to an old friend makes you realize how much your life has changed.” This quote really resonates with me as I make this blog post after weeks, more like months I guess, since my posts have become scarce. My life has changed to much since the last time I really made a post with my heart in it. I live in Japan, learning a new language, eating amazing food and I’m happy. For the first time in a long time I don’t know what to expect each day, and it doesn’t scare me, it’s exciting.

I started this blog a few years ago when I wasn’t in a good place in my life. I was feeling quite depressed and lonely. A lot had happened and it felt like things were falling apart. I needed a way to connect to people and bring some fun and happiness back into my life, so I started a fashion blog. I know that sounds stupid, some of you who are reading this are probably like “A fashion blog?? Why not join a club.” Something about putting thought into outfits and dressing up to create a persona to go with it was refreshing for me, like being something I wasn’t anymore. A strong, confident woman. And something I was hoping to become again. And I feel like when people say “fake it till you make it” really works when you want to feel good about yourself.

I’m not the same, sad girl that started this blog anymore. and I don’t feel satisfied posting photos of my outfits and leaving links to what I’m wearing. I still love fashion and this blog has given me opportunities that I didn’t even know could was possible. It means a lot that you all took time to read it.

I realize this sounds like a goodbye, but it’s not! I just need to change up things, perhaps talk to you guys more in the posts. I feel like youtube is definitely what I enjoy the most now, and I’m with an awesome network and have made so many great friends because of it. But youtube wouldn’t have been a possibility without this blog, so I don’t want friday night style to become an oversight. So I want this to become more than a fashion (I will still post outfits). I don’t know exactly what I’m going to do but I hope you guys can look forward to it with me! Nice talking to y’all again!!

xoxo,
Olivia Aimes

日本 Summer Lookbook