JAPANESE LUCKY BAGS FOREVER21 2018

Hey guys!!
I am back and trucking along with my new years resolution which is…. WRITING IN THIS BLOG!!!! I have severely neglected this blog and honestly, I have zero excuse. Expect more content from my on this platform 😀

Onto the post!!!

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Ariana (my hometown bestie) is up visiting Tokyo for the new year and we decided to buy Japanese lucky bags. What is a lucky bag? Well, basically shops around Japan will put their last year or last season clothing into one huge bag and sell it for cheap! They are called fukubukuro 福袋 in Japanese. Every store have their own rules regarding their lucky bags. For example, some stores you can actually see a sample of what is in the bag before you buy, other stores have many clothing on display and there will be a random set of those clothing in your lucky bag, OR you have the 100% i don’t know what the f*ck is in here bag.. it’s 100% a mystery!!!! Japanese people line up before stores open just to buy these lucky bags. Usually stores open on January 1st or 2nd (every stores is different) so i would recommend checking ahead of time the stores you want to venture too! Also, if i had to compare the buying experience to something in Canada… I would say it is a lot like Black Friday or Boxing Day sales but WAY more manageable. Not like those Walmart world star fights you see on the news (or with your own eyes) on black friday or boxing day.

Ariana and I bought a forever21 lucky bag this year and is was 5000円 for a bag of 9 items. The only thing we were able to choose was the sizes. Ariana chose a S/M bag and i chose a M/L bag.We were so excited so we decided to head home as soon as possible to open the lucky bags on camera and see what we got!! I made a video of us showing what we got and what it looks like on here → https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e8jW0w4PAW8 … I will warn you, ONE of US got played!!!!!!

Now, I will say BUY AT YOUR OWN RISK when it comes to the 100% mystery bag because you’re essentially taking a 50/50 chance on good items.. I would NEVER spend more than 5000円 on a bag that I don’t know what is inside. For example, i spent 10,000円 on an adidas lucky bag because i seen the preview of everything inside and was really happy with it. But i repeat… NEVER buy a bag over 5000円 that you don’t know what is inside UNLESS you LOVE that brand.

Half of the fun of lucky bags is not knowing what to expect though.. It is the closest i can get to that childhood feeling on christmas day.. tearing open your gifts not knowing what “santa” bought for you.

Also, there are more than just fashion lucky bags. You can also buy lucky bags from technology type stores (places that sell gadgets and so on), animation stores (things that sell anime, manga, figurines, etc), food stores (convenience stores, grocery stores, foreign import stores), AND makeup/beauty stores!

Where would you buy your lucky bags from???

 

 

Sayonara for now,
Jennifer Ann
osharegirl

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Jennifer
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Japan’s New Plus Size Magazine!

Hey guys!

I decided to postpone my fashion post this Sunday (japan time) to talk about something trending right now around the Internet courtesy of buzzfeed!

It’s in the title but just to say it again, Japan has finally taken a step in the right direction in my opinion and released its first plus size magazine! I have just finished my 2nd year here in Japan and had no idea that this magazine was published 1 year ago!!!!!!!!!!! I am always creeping the fashion magazines at the 7/11’s here and haven’t come across the plus size magazine yet but, not I will keep my eyes open for it!

The magazine “la Farfa” is breaking with tradition here in Japan and is now making headlines around the world! Maybe to people in Canada and America, it is not so different but over here in Japan, it is major!

In Japan the first thing I noticed upon arrival was that calories are literally listed everywhere you go… Unless it is a restaurant that is viewed as a “manly” restaurant, the calories won’t be listed. I have even been to restaurants in Japan that have special female menus that are smaller portioned and fewer calories. I also felt like every time there was an informertial on tv it was about weight loss something blah blah. You can even buy special sleep wear to wrap your body into so help you lose weight etc. Needless to say, the pressure to be thin here in Japan is high.

Bigger women here have a lot of pressure and judging eyes upon them here. Because I am a foreigner I feel like I have a slight pass due to perception of us being “fat” is normal… But I still get called fat by my students.

Sorry about that ramble… I could literally go on for days but, I am just trying to keep it short and sweet and make some kind of point. Maybe the pressure over here to be thin can only really be felt if you’re actively living here.

Anyways I am just so happy to wake up this morning and see on vuzzfeed this article ( http://www.buzzfeed.com/cathyngo/japans-first-plus-sized-fashion-magazine-is-breaking-traditi?bffb&utm_term=4ldqpj6#4ldqpj6  ) trending on Facebook! It’s never too late to take a step in the right direction and that is exactly what japan is doing. This magazine is trying to promote plus size bodies in Japan instead of fat-shaming like they do in other magazines.

Even better news, this magazine recently just celebrated their one year anniversary ☆*:.。. o(≧▽≦)o .。.:*☆
Rejoice!!!!!
Ta-Ta for now,

Jennifer

XOXO