Happy New Year!

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In the Japanese culture, New Year’s is a time for friends and family to come together and celebrate with a feast of traditional Japanese foods. For my family, this means teriyaki chicken, sushi and sashimi, tempura, mochi (sticky rice cakes), and every delicious/obscure Japanese vegetable you can think of!

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Little girl, big clip

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Back in Calfornia! These shorts were a Zara find in San Sebastián on sale for only €12! (about $16 US). I liked the mix of the casual drawstring waist with the super feminine print.

Now let’s talk shorts…

A lot of people tend to go for shorts that hit at least a few inches above the knee (thinking that shorter is better so that “stumpiness” is avoided). But longer shorts can be just as flattering if paired with neutral heels that instantly elongate legs (same goes for pointed pumps!). Though black shoes would have been an easy color match with my outfit, shoes in darker colors tend to draw more attention and can have a slightly shortening effect if they don’t have pointy toes, so beware with longer hemlines!

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