I recently came home after nearly a month in Okinawa Japan for some much needed vacation time. I went on the urging of a friend and boy am I glad I listened. What an amazing place! This not so small island is halfway between Taiwan and mainland Japan with a culture that is an amalgam of its autonomous roots to it's acquisition by the Japanese and finally it's invasion by the allies during WWII. It truly is a harmonizing of cultures. I managed to post a few pictures to Instagram. Only a few though. It was a vacation after all and documenting it wasn't my biggest priority. I know that sounds backwards, but sometimes we can get so caught up in the perfect Instagram shot and forget to enjoy the beauty of our surroundings with our own two eyes -but I digress. No matter how hard I try, I can never truly tear myself away from work. Especially since work is so tied into shopping. And boy did I shop! From shopping malls to boutiques to thrift stores denim abounds in Okinawa and the best part is, it's not just in your basic jean.