Spring in My Step

Jessica Sturdy at Tokyo Station wearing a trench coat and white jeans.

Created with Zappos & Timberland

Hello from Japan! After spending the last week in Tokyo, we’re headed to Kyoto today and I couldn’t be more excited. While I absolutely love Tokyo, I’m ready to switch things up for a slower pace in Kyoto! (If you missed it, I’m still sick as a dog so I’m desperately crossing my fingers that a change of scenery will do me right.) We’re staying at a ryokan in Gion tonight, something we didn’t do on our last trip, so I’m looking forward to a totally new experience. I’ll be sharing a lot on Instagram stories, so be sure to follow along there! Additionally, I’ll be doing full trip recaps and travel guides after the trip, so do let me know if there’s anything specific you want to see.

Today, though, I wanted to share two outfits from Tokyo — one at my absolute favorite place to get sushi in Japan and one on the go (shot earlier this morning!) at Tokyo station. I ordered these blush pink sneakers right before the trip and they’ve been on repeat over the last week! I’ve styled them two ways in this post — two outfits that will work no matter if you’re traveling across the globe or simply taking a trip to Trader Joe’s.

Jessica Sturdy wearing a trench coat, Rebecca Taylor floral blouse, white jeans, and sneakers at Tokyo Station in Japan.

When I was headed home from Coachella two weekends ago, I was making a mental packing list for my trip to Japan. I had just about 24 hours to unpack from a week in California, get everything in order, and pack again for two weeks in Japan. Frazzled would have been an understatement!

Travel blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a floral shirt with a camel trench coat in Japan.

I realized my only sneakers that were cute enough to wear with regular outfits, but comfortable enough to be walking 20,000+ steps a day were black leather, and thus wouldn’t really match any of the springy outfits I was planning to pack. Zappos to the rescue!

Jessica Sturdy styling blush pink sneakers with white jeans.

I placed an order for these blush pink Timberland sneakers on Monday morning and got them before I was headed back to the airport on Wednesday afternoon. Nobody beats Zappos when it comes to freaky fast (and free!) shipping. If you know me, you know I am usually the last-minute type so their free next-day shipping has saved my ass been used in a pinch too many times to count!

Jessica Sturdy wearing a trench coat and white jeans at train station in Tokyo, Japan.

I mulled over sneaker shades for far too long, but ultimately went with this light pink hue because I thought it would be the perfect pop for spring. (And would match the cherry blossoms in Japan, duh. 🌸) I loved the color even more when I opened the box! Depending on the light and what you’re wearing, they can look both nude and blush pink. Needless to say, they go with pretty much everything, which is a must when you’re trying to pack light! (Apparently I classify “light” as two suitcases, but hey — it’s a long trip.)

Jessica Sturdy wearing Timberland Flyroam Go Knit Chukka Sneakers in Apple Blossom in Japan.

They’re super comfortable and haven’t required any break-in time so far. And we’ve walked A LOT! We’ve been averaging at least 15,000 steps a day so these puppies definitely have some milage on them already.

Jessica Sturdy styling a navy floral blouse with white denim, a trench coat, and pink sneakers for a travel day in Japan.

Jessica Sturdy styling a Rebecca Taylor floral print blouse with white jeans and a trench.

Get the Look at Tokyo Station

Jane Post Trench Coat
Rebecca Taylor Floral Blouse (old; similar here & here)
Old Navy White Denim
Timberland FlyRoam Go Knit Sneakers
Bric’s Navy Suitcase
Bric’s Cream Suitcase
BP Retro Sunglasses (old; similar herehere, here, & here)

Jessica Sturdy wearing a trench coat, jeans, and sneakers at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan.

When Merritt and I were heading out the door to the Tsukiji Fish Market a few days ago, she couldn’t believe my sneakers were Timberland! Can you?! I love how feminine the blush color is and the style of the sneaker is definitely on-trend, too.

Jessica Sturdy wearing blush pink gym shoes with cuffed boyfriend jeans at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, Japan.

They’ve been the perfect compliment for so many outfits on the trip already! They look cute with both skinny jeans and cuffed boyfriend denim, which are two of my spring staples year after year. And as you can see, my weatherproof rain coat as been my go-to outerwear option, as the forecast has called for rain the past few days. ☔

Fashion and lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy wearing a pink sweater, boyfriend jeans, and sneakers at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, Japan.

Jessica Sturdy wearing cute blush pink Timberland sneakers in Japan.

I’ll be sharing more about Tsukiji Fish Market (where this second set of photos were taken!) on the blog soon… It’s hands-down the best sushi I’ve ever had. It was one of my favorite meals during my last trip to Japan, so visiting again was a non-negotiable for me! Thankfully Merritt was also on board. 🙂

Jessica Sturdy wearing light pink Timberland Fly Roam Go Knit Chukka Sneakers in Apple Blossom.

Eating sashimi for breakfast may not always sound appetizing, but it’s the freshest fish you’ll ever find. And once you’ve got your fill, it’s so fun to walk through the market scoping out all of the other food, treats, and and housewares available. From mochi and fresh fruit to fish, beef, and dried fruit… Tsukiji has it all. You can also buy the most darling pottery, matcha to bring home, tea whisks and cans, etc. It’s definitely a must-visit for a Tokyo trip!

Travel blogger Jessica Sturdy at the Tsukiji Market in Tokyo Japan wearing a trench coat, cuffed jeans, and sneakers with a clear umbrella on a rainy day.

Jessica Sturdy styling blush pink sneakers with cuffed boyfriend jeans at Tsukiji Market in Japan.

Travel blogger Jessica Sturdy at Tsukiji Market in Tokyo, Japan wearing a tan trench coat, white Theory crossbody ring bag, jeans, sneakers, and a clear umbrella.

Jessica Sturdy wearing light pink Timberland Fly Roam Go Knit Chukka Shoes in Apple Blossom.

Travel blogger Jessica Sturdy styling a pink J.Crew sweater with Vineyard Vines boyfriend jeans and sneakers while traveling in Japan.

Get the Look at Tsukiji Market

Jane Post Trench Coat
J.Crew Sweater (old; similar here & here)
Vineyard Vines Boyfriend Jeans (old; similar here & here)
Timberland FlyRoam Go Knit Sneakers
Theory Crossbody Bag
Prive Revaux Round Sunglasses
Clear Umbrella

Fashion and travel blogger wearing a pink J.Crew sweater with Vineyard Vines boyfriend jeans and blush sneakers at Tsukiji Fish Market in Tokyo, Japan.

Travel blogger Jessica Sturdy styling a pink J.Crew sweater with boyfriend jeans and sneakers while traveling in Japan.

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7 Comments

  1. 4.25.18
    Allie commented:

    You look so cute! Tourist outfits are tricky since practicality is such an important factor and you nailed it. I hope you feel better in Kyoto! Happy travels! xAllie
    http://www.theallthatglittersblog.com

  2. 4.25.18
    Natali commented:

    That’s a perfect travel day combo, so comfy and stylish. Great kicks and shirt!

    https://lartoffashion.com

  3. 4.25.18
    Rena commented:

    Both of your looks are super cute and comfy! Hopefully, you will feel better soon!
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

  4. 4.26.18
    Fortune Dushey commented:

    Love the color of this sneaker!
    And enjoy Kyoto! On my bucket list!!!

  5. 4.26.18
    Jackie commented:

    Those are so cute and I have been loving finding comfy shoes over non comfy ones but these seem like both. Love your looks too!

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

  6. 4.29.18
    Christina commented:

    This is such a pretty travel look and loving your cute trainers!

    http://www.chrissabella.co.uk