Rei Shito, a Tokyo street fashion photographer, blogs here:
Style from Tokyo
A bunch of her photos filled the fashion pages of last Sunday's English print edition of the Asahi Shimbun -- shots of local ladies sporting socks with sandals and high-heeled shoes, a curious (if not entirely new) style choice given the oppressive humidity this time of year. Apparently it's a growing trend, in Japan and elsewhere...
More photos, and the accompanying article, can be found here.