I wish I had more time in Osaka. It's the largest shopping mecca I've even seen in my life. It's always fascinating and humbling when you think you've seen quite a bit, and then you experience something entirely new and different in this world that blows you away. In Osaka there are outdoor markets, underground shops, multiple malls connected to the markets, and entire districts dedicated to shopping of all categories. In between, there are tons of food stalls and eateries. High end, low end, trendy boutiques, electronics- the amount of shopping is literally endless. Take whatever you are imagining and multiply it by 50, then add 100.
Among some of the trends in Japan, cute hair accessories are quite popular. One girly shop after another is filled with headbands, headscarves and lots of bows and frilly adornments. I couldn't resist this adorable lemon pattern, which I plan to be wearing frequently this summer to brighten any outfit, such as this simple travel look. The jersey dress is easy to throw-on-and-go, and also makes for quick changing when I'm trying on new threads to take back home with me.
I found this bright yellow wall while wandering the streets, and had to take advantage of it, especially with the lemons on my head. Who said yellow had to be mellow?