Mori girl 30 day meme - Day 1

Day 1 – 10 things about your mori bubble.

(I'd like to start by asking what a bubble is?? ('~`;) )

1. I first learned about mori girl style through the LJ fruits community. There was a girl on there who always posted these really lovely, natural outfits and one day I followed her cross-post and found the LJ mori girl community. Shortly following that I went to Japan (end of 2009/ beginning of 2010) and saw lots of mentions to mori girls and magazines/mooks in the bookstores. I felt it was all rather serendipitous, and started to pay attention to the style much more towards the end of my stay and onward.

2. I don't know any other mori girls in real life. I have a few friends in the states who occassionally put together mori inspired coordinates, but I don't think any of them identify as a mori girl.

3. I'm a thrifter at heart. I love finding that perfect piece out of many, and the uniqueness of thrifted clothes. Even though I'm in Tokyo and could buy the brands I like directly, I still prefer to hunt second-hand shops like KINJI for what I'm looking for than to buy full price.

4. Some of my favorite mori girl motifs are: birds and rabbits, lace, polka dots, acorns, and cameras.

5. I first started my tumblr, littleforestgirls, because I was tired of dolly-kei popping up so often in other mori girl tumblrs. ( ^^;;) I understand that dolly-kei is a great inspiration for many mori girls, but it wasn't particularly interesting for me. So I decided to start my own and keep it more along an exclusively mori girl line. Not that I haven't deviated from that from time to time, of course... But I've been really happy to see it's success.♥

6. My favorite thing about nature is the wind. I also like the forest after rainstorms and the sound of the ocean.

7. I own a few "brand" mori pieces, but I think the items I wear the most aren't from any particular brand.

8. I love the look of really short cut blunt bangs and long, long hair like [this], [this] or [this].  ...But not on myself (>3<;;)

9. Mori girl was what first introduced me to the moomin series, and now I'm hooked! I think it also reinspired my love of Winnie the Pooh and The Little Prince, as well as other fairy tale stories.

10. I would love to live in one of those hobbit-like underground houses, with big, bright windows and a cute, rustic decor. I think to live like that would be so charming. ♥


森ガール Inspiration Monday

Hair styles that have really caught my eye lately have been ones with braids or buns. A short- and fine-haired girl like me can't really pull off the bun look without assistance from hairpieces, but I think braids are a lovely way to add interest to a hairstyle. Here are some hair ideas for mori girls of all hair lenghts! ( ゚▽゚)

That being said, I also really love the short, toussled and androgenous hairstyles that sometimes pop up on mori girl models. As much as I love those styles though, I know I could never pull it off myself.  ┐('~`;)┌

It's coming time for me to get my hair-cut again. I wonder what I'll get?? Hmmm....



Fur tippets

Fur collars (or as they call them here, "tippets"- is that Japanese English??) are really popular this winter. I think this isn't a new trend, but I have certainly noticed more and more girls donning them on the streets and the train.

They looked sooo cute in these that I just had to try one out myself. After a fun afternoon in Harajuku, I had one offered to me at a discount in a used store and I decided to try it out!

Personally I like it! Nice points are that it's very warm, easy to coordinate with, and not real fur (mine isn't, at least)! However, some negative points are that you can't wear it with anything that has a hood and it looks strange with shirts or sweaters that have a low collar.

Here is how I ended up coordinating it. Admittedly, it was a very comfy, lazy outfit. I think it might needs some little je ne sais quoi before it's street-ready. Maybe the tights and undershirt need to be a lighter color? Hmmm... Thoughts?


Mori girl 30 day meme

This floated around the mori girl blogsphere for a while, and since I'm trying to get active again I thought I'd do it. It will keep me going for a little while, at least! ;)

30 Day Mori Girl Meme

Day 1 – 10 things about your mori bubble.
Day 2 – 10 things you love in mori.
Day 3 – 10 things you hate in mori.
Day 4 – 10 different kinds of food you like.
Day 5 – 10 items from your wish list.
Day 6 – 10 things you can’t live without in mori.
Day 7 – 10 people who inspire your mori style.
Day 8 – 10 songs that inspire you for mori.
Day 9 – 10 things you will never do in mori.
Day 10 – What’s in your bag?
Day 11 – One day in your mori life in pictures.
Day 12 – A picture of yourself before mori came in to your life.
Day 13 – A picture of your favorite nature item.
Day 14 – A picture of your dream item.
Day 15 – A picture of your last mori purchase.
Day 16 – Your outfit for the day.
Day 17 – What do you want more then anything right now?
Day 18 – A picture of your favorite mori style.
Day 19 – What’s in your make-up bag?
Day 20 – A picture of a mori friend.
Day 21 – Your favorite fictional mori girl.
Day 22 – A picture of your room.
Day 23 – A picture of your handwriting.
Day 24 – A picture of you from a meet.
Day 25 – Your favorite mori themed artwork.
Day 26 – Your Facebook profile picture.
Day 27 – One song that fits your favorite mori style.
Day 28 – A picture of the perfect mori location.
Day 29 – A picture of a mori you would love to meet for real.
Day 30 – A photo of yourself taken today and 3 good things that’s happened over the last 30 days.

I'm going to (try to) post these regularly on Tuesdays and Thursdays~ (^ ^)

Recent buys

Recent purchases in Harajuku and Shinjuku ♡

Bolo ties and big barrets have been very populary recently, especially in Harajuku. When I saw the camera one, I knew that was the style I wanted to have!

I bought this necklace at the 300 yen store in Shinjuku. I highly recommend people who like natural style to look at what the 300 yen stores are carrying- whenever I go in the items seem to have a lovely natural flair! `)

Sorry about the strange shadows in these pictures. 
I took them after dark. (^^ ;)



森ガール Inspiration Monday

It has been soooo cold in Tokyo recently. So, for this week's inspiration, here are some winter coordinate ideas:

Winter-y outerwear that I've recently seen trending on naturally dressed girls are camel coats with toggle closures in wood or plastic, ugg boots or boots with lace or fur detailing, fur collars, scarves (usually heavy knit ones looped many times around the neck), ponchos, and shawls (both knit ones like in the first picture, and pashmina or otherwise large scarfs worn over the shoulders). (^ ^)


Pictures from tumblr, mostly magazines.



I've been super happy with my outfits these past few days off, so I wanted to share them! :')

The majority of these clothes were gifted or thrifted. My personal favorite is the one in the middle. The vest is SM2, but I found it at KINJI for only ¥1260!! I also found a Cuccia dress there the same day I bought this. I love KINJI so much hahaha ('ω‘-)

I also bought a couple of Uniqlo's heat-tech shirts in lighter colors recently (striped white and tan, and grey-brown with polka dots)! They were just what I needed to pull my more natural outfits together! Before my undershirts had been too dark for natural coordinates (with a few exceptions). (^^ ;;)

If anyone gets cold easily or is looking for light-weight but warm shirts to layer with and have a Uniqlo in their area, I highly recommend them!

Also wanted to share a recent favorite song! "Her Morning Elegance" by Oren Lavie.
It's a gooooorgeous song, and the music video is very creative too!

It might just be me, but I also get a bit of a mori girl vibe from the lyrics!
Please check it out~