On Saturday (October 9) I had a pretty eventful day. I met up with my friend Marie, who was an exchange student at my home university back when I was a freshman. She's also a graduate of the current university I'm attending now. It was so nice to see her again! Since I haven't gone to Harajuku before, she decided to show me around there. I was a little bit late though since it was raining and I couldn't decide what I wanted to wear...I ended up settling for my new dress from Liz Lisa and furry vest from Cecil McBee together with some leggings and boots. I wore my pearl necklace with it, though I wish I had worn my hat too.
We met up at the station, and rounded around the outside of the famous Takeshita Street, which I guess is known as being a huge center for fashion. Near the bridge by the Meiji-Jingu Shrine, we saw what I guess was an old car show.
Along the way we spotted Liz Lisa, which I've been recently entranced by the cuteness of. Well, more like smelled. Liz Lisa has a specific nice smelling perfume that just wafts its way out onto the streets. We stopped inside to check out the stuff, and I saw an adorable jacket. Too bad it's so expensive. On our way out, one of the shop ladies talked to us, commenting on how cute my vest was. Marie told her I really like Liz Lisa and she was pleased as punch. She pointed to my dress and said that it looked like Liz Lisa, and when I said it was from Liz Lisa she thanked me for shopping there and coming back to shop for more. I wish I had taken a picture with her. She was super cute.
She also mentioned that the Liz Lisa shop was three floors. Three floors!? We headed up to the second one, which was Tralala, a sister of Liz Lisa's. They're having a coat and dress fair right now, where if you buy a coat and dress together you'll get 20% off. There's been this one combination I just love...I really need a job LOL
The third floor was Liz Lisa's bedroom and lounge wear line, Chambre a Coucher. I didn't realize Liz Lisa had it's own bedroom set, including sheets and stuff like that! So cute... T-T
Eventually we peeled ourselves away, and after some browsing we decided our feet were tired so we stopped by at McDonalds to chat over a milkshake, McFlurry, and some fries. When we decided our feet were up for some walking again, we ran directly across the street and downstairs to take purikura.
Then it started to really pour, but we headed back to hit up the 500 yen and 390 yen shops. We had been joking before about whether or not a 500 yen shop actually existed, and were so shocked to see one in the middle of Takeshita Street! I bought myself a few little things...
I saw a Hello Kitty train pass holder, and I'm really considering getting one later. It'd be so convenient not to have to dig my wallet out of my backpack when I go to hop on the train.
The rain started getting worse and worse, and Marie had an appointment so we parted ways.
However, like the moment I got home I started sneezing a lot and feeling really sick! My nose just wouldn't stop running, and on Sunday I was feeling feverish. I just barely managed to do grammar homework for Japanese and could not manage to do my reading for literature at all.
I guess karma decided it wanted to rebalance itself out?