Liyana
Modest Style Blogger
Maximalist at heart, minimalist by experiment
Disniac + Colour chaser

Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden

Paris has her fair share of gardens, all of which I found unbelievably beautiful. But if you ever get the chance to visit Tokyo, you need to see Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden, which is unlike the Paris gardens but is equally—if not more—breathtaking. 
It might possibly be the greenest garden I…

All Blue:Varsity Jacket, Patch Jeans & Shades


In retrospect, if I had known the Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden was this beautifuljust serene and so dreamyI probably would have dressed a little bit differently. I would have dressed less casually, probably, and maybe not have my varsity jacket and patch jeans on. I definitely felt like I stuck out like a sore thumb amongst all the green and atmosphere of serenity of the garden. 

Fuzzy, Oversized Zebra Cardigan @ Gotemba Premium Outlets, Japan

Gotemba Premium Outlets is honestly the most beautiful outlet branch I've ever been to, with all its green surroundings and the Mount Fuji as its majestic backdrop.
It was a sunny, sunny day but the cold—girl, let me tell you, the cold was no joke. Especially for me, who would take a hot and h…

Shades of Red @ Shibuya, Tokyo

There's a part of me that's still going, "Wait. A. Minute. I'm in Japan? Really? Really?". It's a very familiar sentiment because I had experienced the exact same thing when I arrived in Paris in October 2012. 
I felt out of place at first, seeing the local people walking…

Gothic Floral Wraparound Top


I have a love-hate relationship with this top. When I saw it on the rack in Pull & Bear, I was like, "OMG must-have!".

But I think that's exactly it: this top looks good on the rack, and it looks at home in my closet. But when I put it on, I think, "Why in the world did I even buy this top?".

So, I'm In Japan Now.....

How did that happen? I'm wondering the same thing myself, to be honestit was all a hasty blur.

I was just chilling and relaxing as usual on late Friday afternoon (a homemaker's privilege) when Shah called me to announce, "We're going to Japan next week. OK?".

And now here I am, in my teeny tiny Japanese apartment, blogging.

Is this photo "Japanese" enough?

Tulips Kimono

I think I'll forever be in love with kimono cardigans, like this tulips print piece from H&M Conscious Collection.

Is Your One Eyebrow Better Than The Other?

There's a famous adage in eyebrow makeup that goes something like this: "Eyebrows are sisters, not twins."
And then there's the lesser known: "Sisters? Mine are more like distant cousins."

When I started to seriously dabble in makeup about four years ago, I didn't p…

Mushroom & Brussels Sprout Hash with Sunny Side Up Egg

I used to love waking up for breakfast but ever since I became a homemaker, a brunch feels more suitable somehow; the two-in-one meal just works better for me. My brunch usually resembles a breakfast more than a lunch but I can't be skipping my portion of vegetables too often either (reeeaaally not a fan of veggie for brekkie).

So when I find a precious recipe like this hash that's made of sautéed button mushrooms and brussels sprout, topped with a sunny side up egg, I intend to stick with it as long as I can and hope I never ever ever get bored of it.


The Picnic Table by Simply Sandwiches

The Picnic Table by Simple Sandwiches has officially launched!
I'm going to give you a rundown of who Simply Sandwiches is and what The Picnic Table cafe is all about, but first, here's a picture of me in front of the cafe:

OK, I was really just helping out with the registration, so I'…

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