The Random Writings of Rachel: Strawberries and Cream - Angel's Pick from Harajuku

Strawberries and Cream - Angel's Pick from Harajuku





I mentioned a few weeks ago that I'd bought 2 dresses while shopping in Harajuku, in Tokyo, because Angel and I each had a favorite. This is Angel's favorite. Anyone want to hazard a guess at what his favorite fruit is?

Wow! You're right! How could you possibly have known that?

Oh...yeah...I'm wearing about 257 of them.

I wasn't as big a fan of this dress because I think the cut is a bit less figure-flattering (us girls always think on such practical terms), and I'm not the biggest appreciator of bows--and this dress has only slightly fewer bows than strawberries. It does, however, meet my style criteria of being one 1) Not too boring and 2) The sort of dress that's not easily forgotten, so I went along with Angel's strawberry-induced suggestion. It should be noted that I don't buy all the clothes Angel wants me to. I buy about 1% of what he suggests--if this is the 1% that makes it through, imagine his usual shopping advice.

Somewhat surprisingly, it's really easy to feel confident in a dress such as this. It's like--if these bows and these strawberries are confident enough to flaunt their existence all over the place, then I should at least be confident enough to go on a date with my favorite man wearing a dress that might attract a confused stare or two...

Do you ever listen to your husband's fashion advice? Does it look anything like a strawberry shortcake reincarnated as a dress?

23 comments:

  1. Ha! You had me laughing with your description. Wow, that is an interesting dress! I think it looks nice on you, but it isn't like anything I've seen anyone wear before!

    Maybe you could take photos of the 99% of other clothes Angel tries to talk you into buying...I'm sure that would make for another very interesting post!

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  2. Cute dress! I love the shoes.

    Aprilandoctober.com

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  3. Lovely dress and you look very pretty in it. Such dresses always make me happy... they are cheery.

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  4. Such a cool dress! We are visiting Tokyo soon, I wonder if I will pick up any like this!

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  5. Such an interesting dress. I've never seen anything like it before.

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  6. Such a cute dress! Have a great week :)

    Blessings,
    Edye | Http://gracefulcoffee.wordpress.com

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  7. Gorgeous dress! I don't think I've ever seen anything like it before! The Japanese really do know how to make 'em! :)

    Eve
    thecreativecurator.com

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  8. Ha ha! Now I REALLY want to see Angel's other picks for you.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  9. Wow that is a colourful dress!!!! I don't think it would suit me at all but it looks pretty cool on you and you look very confident. #showyourbloglove

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  10. What an adorable dress! It also jives pretty well with Japans fashion sense :D Great find!!

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  11. That is great and I bet your favorite fruit is Strawberries. So is mine.

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  12. What a fun dress! You look so adorable in this!!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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  13. What a cute dress! How sweet that he picked it out :)

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  14. How cute is this dress?!!?? You look adorable!!!

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  15. Such a cool pretty dress, you look lovely in it. xx

    www.annanuttall.com

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  16. I would love to see some of Angel's other suggestions! haha But I really do like the dress and I think you pull it off very well!

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  17. I'm not usually much for bows and frilly-ness either but that dress is really cute! It looks great on you! (I'd be curious to see what Angel tries to talk you into buying the other 99% of the time too! :P)

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  18. Cute pattern. It's a different unique dress! xx Adaleta Avdic

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  19. Oh man, I want to see the other 99% of what he suggests that doesn't make the cut, haha! I definitely take fashion advice from Christopher. He tends to lean toward neutrals and classic cuts, though. So not too hard to take his advice, haha! You make this dress look great!

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  20. That's exactly what I was thinking. I'd love to see the 99%!

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  21. My husband has no fashion advice for me. At all. This dress is adorable, though!

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