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Blending in (While in Tokyo)

Striped Dress

I don’t usually mind standing out in a crowd when it comes to my style choices. Actually, I don’t usually care one bit. But there are a few times that I’ve found myself wanting to blend in. One of these times was when we first arrived in Tokyo. Not knowing the language or customs all that well, I already felt a bit out of place and out of sorts when I first arrived and wearing my bright colors and novelty prints really made me stand out. So, in the beginning, I found myself reaching for this outfit…so much so that my husband suggested I try out a different outfit, haha. (Especially since I had packed more than enough outfits, haha!)

Striped dress

Many of the ladies in Tokyo seem to wear neutrals and very classy attire. I didn’t realize how few summer outfits I owned that were actually neutral-colored until I arrived in Tokyo! And this one is actually really comfortable to wear in the sweltering heat of summer, but can easily be transitioned into cooler temps. Perfect, in my opinion!

Striped dress

And with all the walking I had to do in Tokyo, wedges became my new favorite “dressy” shoe of choice. I can put some serious miles on a pair of wedges and not have any issues. (The same cannot be said for my heels, though!)

Striped dress

I did get over wanting to blend in quickly enough (if you’ve seen my outfit posts throughout the summer, you know I certainly wasn’t “blending in” too often, haha). But I do still love this outfit because it is very comfortable and appropriate for a wide variety of functions. And gosh, I really need more wedges in my wardrobe!

If anyone has any suggestions on where to find more comfy wedges let me know in the comments! And has there ever been a time you found yourself wanting to blend in with your style choices? Let me know in the comments, too!

Where to find it:

Dress: Target (Not currently available. Similar here, here & here)
Wedges: Old (Similar here.)
Necklace: c/o* Rocksbox
Headband: Old (Similar here.)
Purse: c/o* ifchic (Similar here.)
Cardigan: Old (Similar here.)

*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.


  1. Love this outfit! I especially love the shoes! Soooo pretty! And you look beautiful in this classy style. I also sometimes feel like blending in. It’s usually when I’m new somewhere and I haven’t really felt the space out.
    Hope you’re having a great week (almost weekend!!).
    Much love,

    1. Oh gosh, thank you so much, Mona! And oh yes, we are one in the same then…I don’t like to stand out too much in new places. Hope you had a lovely weekend too! 🙂

  2. Adorable dress! Sometimes I don’t want to stand out to for whatever reason, but it doesn’t happen very often. 🙂

  3. Wedges are certainly very comfortable, Lindsey, and yours are very nice, with the cap toe! I liked your dress very much, and I can understand the “blend in” phase! You look lovely, I liked the feminine outfit! Neutrals are nice too, And the stripes on the dress are different, not the usual stripes we expect! I hope you are having a great time now, with family and friends!

  4. As much as I love to wear color, sometimes I like to wear neutrals, too. A great way to mix up your neutral is mix unexpected combinations – navy & black, navy & brown, brown & black, etc. For wedges, I love Target, but I think the most important thing for me is the height – usually 3″ is good for me (sometimes 4″). — SC at http://www.samanthachic.com

    1. So very true! And I was just looking at Target…they do have some super cute ones! And 3″ is normally what I’m looking for too. 🙂 I’ll have to look some more this weekend!

  5. I love love love the stripes on this dress! Black and white is always so chic and these wedges match so well. I’ll tell you, it depends on the event I suppose, but sometimes I’d rather blend in and others I want to stand out. I found that as I get older though, I’d rather stand out haha.


    1. Thank you so much, Amanda! Haha, same here! The older I get the more ok I am with standing out! 🙂

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