Every year, I anticipate the flowering of sakura or Cherry Blossoms as it signals the arrival of spring with its exquisite cluster of pink and presence around the city. In Japan, the transience of the blossoms symbolizes that life is both beautiful and fragile at the same time (1). I can't help but feel sadness knowing that this beauty will soon disappear and reminds us vividly how precious and precarious life can be (2). As I grew one year older last week, I realized that life is about living each day to our happiest and fullest and surrounding ourselves with the right people that care, love and appreciate you. In marveling at the stunning beauty of this Japanese flower. I hope that I will grow wiser, stronger and better with time like the graceful and elegant ume tree.
For my celebration, I had an intimate dinner with a few of my closest friends in Chinatown and wore this lovely white tweed jacket. I love going semi-casual for birthday's now because as we get older they are less important and not so formal. Hence it was why I was drawn to this particular jacket because it is so classic, feminine and fun with its adorable ribbon and button details. You can't quite see it from the pictures, but the fabric is actually very sparkly and adds that extra touch of dressy to a otherwise boring casual outfit. I also love the versatility of a tweed jacket as it can dressed up or down depending on the occasion, place and mood with a skirt or super flare denim like I did. Every time I wear a tweed blazer or jacket. I can't help but feel like a posh lady sipping tea with Coco Chanel or partying with Karl Lagerfield in Paris.
Since this outfit is very Chanel inspired, I carried my favourite small Chanel tote bag with a embellished headband. I love wearing hair accessories because it is such an unexpected but bold way to accent your outfit.
Since they lasts only a short period time, I urge you to take advantage and enjoy a romantic cherry blossom date with your loved ones.
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Headband: Elle Accessorises
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