Mornings in Dongdaemun

Mornings in Dongdaemun

Enjoying early morning walks in Dongdaemun while the neighborhood slowly wakes up.

Top by Tobi, bracelets by Madewell, shorts by H&M, bag by Fossil

I'm absolutely in love with the traditional Korean stone brick and clay tile wall in Dongdaemun District!
Top by Tobi, bracelets by Madewell, shorts by H&M, shoes by J.Crew

Pattern Play with the Korean traditional stone brick wall and checkered top by Tobi.

Beautiful layered details in the back of this top from Tobi.

Happy first day of fall! I can't believe how fast time flies! I'm looking forward to the cooler weather, apple picking, long hikes to see the changing leaves, and pies of every kind! I'm starting off this fall season with posts from my fall trip to Korea, and of course yummy Korean dishes! 

The one great thing about jet lag while traveling is that you can take advantage of waking up insanely early to get a heads start on exploring. These pictures were taken while wandering Dongdaemun ("East Gate") District, and it was fun witnessing the neighborhood slowly come alive.

I knew as soon as I saw this traditional Korean wall that I wanted to take photos by it. I absolutely love the stone brick pattern and clay tile eaves, and realized after editing the photos how lovely the pattern play was between the wall and my checkered top. When traveling, I'm all for casual comfort while not sacrificing style. Having a statement top paired with comfy shorts and flats really make for a stress-free travel outfit perfect for exploring the city all day!


Top: Tobi
Shorts: H&M
Bracelets: Madewell
Bag: Fossil
Shoes: J.Crew

Styling: Annie Cho
Photography: Jackson Kuo

Dongdaemun Neighborhood of Seoul, South Korea