Outfit: Human Racing

I’m not sure if I’ve mentioned this already, but one of my all-time favorite books is Memoirs of a Geisha.  Yes, I know it’s rife with factual errors (read Geisha, A Life by Mineko Iwasaki if you’re interested in learning about what it’s really like to be a geisha), but the descriptions are so poetic that I can’t help but find myself lost in that novel from time to time.

The dress I’m wearing now vaguely reminds me of some of the kimono that are detailed in Memoirs.  A few of them featured whole scenes of Japan, and that’s what it seems like my dress is doing.  Instead of a print, there’s an evening forest, replete with vibrant shades of blue and red.

Now, if I could get my hands on a real kimono with a scene like this…

Necklace: old, Stitch Fix

Dress: old, Yumi

Shoes: old, Seychelles

Bag: old, ModCloth


4 thoughts on “Outfit: Human Racing

  1. This dress is AMAZING!!! You look gorgeous in it! You should just always wear that dress, always, where ever you go! The boots are stunning – and goes so well with that lovely dress!
    Yeah, just wear that outfit all the time!
    Photos are beautiful, as always. Gorgeous! Waaah!


  2. Memoirs of Geisha is one of my favorite books, as well!! I really loved Geisha, A Life too. I was just thinking how it’s been a while since I’ve read them both, might have to start rereading them this weekend. It is seriously a dream of mine to one day go to Japan and learn how to wear a kimono, tie an obi and perform a traditional tea ceremony.:)

    I really love your dress, and can see how it would remind you of Memoirs! I’m also loving your photo skills – I love the shot of you laying down through the trees!


    1. I’ve never met anyone else who has read Geisha, A Life!! It’s such a beautiful and fascinating book, and it’s so interesting to see the many influences that it had on Memoirs of a Geisha. I guess Mineko Iwasaki wrote it because she was furious about Arthur Golden revealing her as the source of his material and wanted to give a more accurate picture of the business. By the way, have you ever checked out @kitsunekun on Instagram? She’s an American expat in Japan and posts the most amazing, intimate, colorful, beautiful photos of the country. I think you’d like it! @jpnbackpacker is another really good one.


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