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Gumi: A Day of Shopping

Outfit of the Day: white Uniqlo bratop tank, grey tutu from online, grey tights from Urban Outfitters, blue platform shoes from H&M, pink metal bow necklace from La Marelle.

Outfit of the Day: white Uniqlo bratop tank, grey tutu from online, grey tights from Urban Outfitters, blue platform shoes from H&M, pink metal bow necklace from La Marelle, thrifted blue knit cardigan.Because I cannot be counted on to keep a straight face.

Outfit of the Day: white Uniqlo bratop tank, pink metal bow necklace from La Marelle.

Close-up of necklace from La Marelle.

Close-up of brown eyes.Uniqlo bratop + tutu skirt via online + UO tights + H&M platform shoes + La Marelle necklace (gifted)

So apparently there is this unspoken taboo about baring your shoulders in this town. One could bare their legs all they want, but shoulders… nope. At first, I wasn’t sure whether that opinion held water, so I made it a point to note how many people bore theirs.

I saw only one other. >_<

Anyway, It’s been more than two years since I’ve worn coloured contacts. Getting them in the US required a prescription, so I spared that indulgence when I lived in LA. I did miss wearing the grey or purple ones that I’d occasionally get in Singapore…

Accessories, jewelry, and necklaces on the wall.I started hanging some of my most-worn accessories on the wall after a while.

Fel, Ottie, and I made a day trip to the nearby city of Gumi for a day trip of shopping one weekend. I didn’t exactly take a lot of pictures in the city of Gumi, but that’s because we spent our day in the shopping district and I was more concerned with popping in and out of stores just to peer at cute stuff. I did end up getting three pieces of clothes for real cheap- one of them was the high-low skirt I wore in the previous post– but mostly it was just window shopping… or as the Koreans say, eye shopping. :D

Anyway, Fel and I had a craving for ice cream before setting off, so we headed to the Baskin Robbins opposite the bus terminal to satisfy it:

Fel and Ren enjoying ice cream on a cone at Baskin Robbins in Sangju, South Korea.Fel and I with our ice creams. I had a Green Tea flavoured one per usual.

Ottie nursing his strawberry drink at Baskin Robbins in Sangju, South Korea.Ottie nursing his strawberry drink on a princessy, crystal-studded chair.

View from the bus traveling between Sangju and Gumi, South Korea.View along the one hour trip from Sangju to Gumi.

Window display of lapalette in Gumi, South Korea.lapalette is such an identifiable shop with their window displays. I saw another branch in Daegu and it seems that the horse sculptures are a staple. I want really want one for myself!

Down a shopping street in Gumi, South Korea.The setting sun down one of the streets in Gumi’s shopping district.

Next to the driver in a taxi in Korea.The taxis in Korea were so interesting! It almost felt like I was transported into the future when witnessing all the bright lights blinking and displaying information on the go. There was even a small television (which is not uncommon according to the few taxis I boarded in this country), which worried me a little as to just how well Korean taxi drivers are able to multi-task.

Bus tickets from Gumi to Sangju.Bus tickets from Gumi back to Sangju at the end of the day. Considering the distance traveled, the roughly $6.50 ticket is so worth it.

2 Comments

  • Jayme

    Love your outfit…..love your look….I adore the grey tights…….. so pretty on you…..
    have you done ballet? looks like it……..some things we never forget. Love your writings……I’m learning so much….… you certainly make a beautiful statement….. and you are so very pretty……..you have beautiful hair too…… I love long hair..I have always worn mine long I grew up in tights, being in ballet for 13 years. In fact, mom raised me rather androgynously, so I also wore tights under big sweaters and hip length tunics and such around the house growing up. Your lovely look reminds me of all those days….epsecially when the delivery man would come and I’d meet him at the door and he’s refer to me as Miss…… Oh, by the way, I’m a guy…and I love fashion as much as I love dance.
    I traveled in Europe this past fall,
    It looks like you have the same affinity for tights as I have….

    • ✿ren

      Eh heh, thank you Jayme! Tights are historically worn by men, and I hope it gets to be incorporated back into common fashion somehow one day.

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