Casual Sophistication

How to still look so chic when going for casual.

                                                                                                                                                   Photographed by

Marcus Annable

 //  Downtown Seattle

TOP ::


CARDIGAN :: H&M (sold out, similar














BOOTS :: Gifted from Mom ( similar





BAG :: Steve Madden


Mirina Collections

 Necklaces, c/o






Hi LOVEs!!!

It's finally Friday, and I couldn't be happier because the weather is looking like it will be so nice and sunny for the next three days! No more gloomy weather! (for a while at least! )

It's crazy how much the temperature is dropping down day by day.  It's so hard to get out of my bed every morning because it is so snuggly. This chilly weather sometimes drives me nuts, and don't wanna think too much about what I am going to wear for that day. I figured that an easy solution is going for a casual look with a basic combo. But you still want to look chic and fab, of course! This is what I ended up wearing. A plain

white tee


leather mini


chunky cardigan

, and

OTK boots

-- These are my current go-to basic pieces because they are amazingly versatile items that you could style with almost anything!

To my surprise, I didn't own a

black chunky carding

until recently. And having it in my closet has  seriously been saving my life. I can layer another cardigan underneath, for great chemistry with a cozy scarf, and I really like the oversized silhouette that balances out my short height, especially when I wear flats. Then styling it with a pair of

OTK boots

is totally trendy and on point!

If you are opting for a casual yet fashionable look, make sure to add something eye-catching like a statement necklace, killer sunnies, or pop of color. Imagine this look without these gorgeous

statement necklaces

(yes, I double-layered! ), it would end up as a completely plain outfit. I also decided to elevate my look with my new

cat-eye sunnies from Polette

and my all-time favorite

NARS red lips

. Not only are they a great finishing touch, but I also covered my too-tired-from-yesterday face. It's a double win!

Don't forget to use "AIKAS20" at

Mirina Collections

for gorgeous statement necklaces! Their necklaces are just so perfect right now for a party occasion or a holiday gift for any woman!

Hope you have a wonderful & fun weekend ahead, beauties! 

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New Blue Jeans

Sharing a whole new way to hunt for a perfect denim.

Photographed by James Chrosniak  //  King Street Station 

JEANS: c/o J Brand via Fitcode
JACKET: Forever 21 (sold out, similar Sam EdelmanMissguided)
HEELS: Thrifted ( similar Nordstrom, JCPenney, Vince Camuto )
BAG: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target (similar here or adore Balenciaga, Furla )
JEWELRY: ZARA ear cuff, c/o Trend Hood line bar necklace, c/o Lavisha V-necklace


Hi LOVEs!!!
Long time no post~! I am so sorry for being MIA for a week, but my mini vacation to D.C. was pretty amazing!! It was definitely a much-needed trip, and I was so happy to see my blogger bae Diana of Different Colors & Different Styles on the last day with her sweet husband!! I am thinking about doing a recap post, but if you are wondering what my trip looked like, come check it out on my Insta!

I am thrilled to share with you guys the new fun yet super practical denim shopping destination called Fitcode (currently Beta version)! I was introduced a few weeks ago and had the opportunity to experience the site. To those who don't know what it is:

The quick and dirty is that women can access Fitcode from their computer, tablet or mobile device to take the fit quiz and determine their Fitcode. The fit quiz—four questions— helps Fitcode learn about your body type and current fit headaches to best determine which of the nine unique Fitcodes is right for you. 
Once a Fitcode is established, you can browse a curated set of denim from partner brands directly on the site, under Denim Boutique. Or, for more options, you can also install the Fitcode plugin to shop on the retail sites (currently only available for Chrome). The plugin creates a Fitcode icon overlay on recommended styles, size and my favorite, fit notes about each pair of jeans. 
Fitcode is continuously expanding its list of denim partners, and currently, users are able to use the plugin on the following brand and retail sites such as: 7 for all Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, J Brand, JOE’s Jeans, Nordstrom, Paige, and Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (NYDJ)

As stated, it was the easiest and quickest denim shopping EVER. It took me about 15 mins to hunt for my jeans! That has never happened to me before. You can literally rely on Fitcode to find the best jeans for you by your specific preference and body type. When it comes to shopping for jeans, it's such a pain in the butt because of my height and petite figure. However, Fitcode is a life savor! I was so happy to get my hands on my first pair of J Brand jeans, and I've fallen so much in love with them! The fit is amazing, the comfort level is breathtaking, and most of all I don't have to tailor the hems like I normally have to! Another plus point is that they ship so fast. They came in within 5 days of my order being processed. If you are a denim lover, you should definitely try them out!! You will quickly see what I am talking about here. The official launch will be within a couple of months! How thrilling!

To style my new J Brand jeans, I decided to go super basic with newly added items, which is this Topshop V-neck tee, and a faux suede jacket.  Whenever I go for a minimal style, I always make sure to play with some accessories because they can change up the whole vibe. I added some silver accessories from Trendhood & Lavisha around my neck. Pairing a white tee and silver accessories is my new summer go-to look! I first chose pumps to complete my look, but I changed my mind to pair with strappy sandals for a more seasonally appropriate ensemble. This look convinced me to try more basic looks because, to my surprise, I am obsessed!!

Hopefully, you will get to try out Fitcode and come across a perfect denim you've been looking for!  
Enjoy the sunshine dolls! 


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Khaki Tee Basics

So stoked to fly to D.C. tomorrow for the first time in my life!!! 

Photographed by Michelle Lock // University District 


SKIRT: from Japan (Similar Net-A-PorterForever 21Nordstrom )

SHOES: JustFab

BLAZER: H&M ( or ASOS, Lord & Taylor)

BAG: JustFab

NECKLACE: Rebecca Minkoff

SUNNIES: H&M (Similar Ray-Ban, Express)


Hi LOVEs!!!!!
After coming back from Portland for a quick mini trip, I decided to do another short trip to D.C. with my friend! How exciting!!! One of my resolutions this year is to travel as much as I can. It feels so great to check this off from my list within half a year!! I didn't expect to do two trips in one month, either! I will stay in DC for only 4 nights, but it will be A TON OF FUN! Last Sunday one of my fans sent me a snap asking whether or not I am doing a meet & greet in D.C.! It literally brought me to tears because I seriously thought that this type of thing would only happen after I became a BIG blogger, like Kayture and The Blond Salad! But guys.... this is actually happening! Even more excited to go to D.C. now!

Alright, on to today's look! I got this khaki tee from ZARA, and it's been one of my stable pieces since then! It's so comfy and the color will never go out of style. There are so many ways to style a simple tee from casual to sophisticated. I love switching things up from regular black or white tees to this khaki one. Even though I am almost 30, (Yes! I am hitting 29 this November! ) I am still in love with wearing a denim mini skirt during summer, especially when I get tired of wearing denim shorts. So I put them together with a beaded belt as an accent. This combo definitely works well as-is, but I threw on a boyfriend blazer for a more polished look. I've been wearing these killer sporty-inspired sandals I snagged recently from JustFab, and I was blown away by how they can go with any look! Such an amazing pair to create a color-blocking ensemble or simply for a pop of color!

Make sure to follow me along on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat (@fashionsitaika) for D.C. fun!
Have a wonderful Tuesday, cuties!


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Keep Up, Don't Give up!

Photographed by Benjamin Widdowson // West Seattle 

STRIPE BLAZER (Similar Here): H&M
MOTTO TEE: c/o Le MottoDENIM SHORTS: Another Edition (Japanese Brand)
KNEE HIGH BOOTS (Similar Here or Here): Gifted from Mom
SUNGLASSES: Forever 21
WATCH: c/o Charlotte Russe


Hi LOVEs! Fall is finally here!
Before I came to the States all by myself - no friends, no relatives - 6 years ago,  I used to easily give up, especially on my dreams. I didn't even try hard to give things a shot. I felt that I couldn't accomplish anything, even if I tried. I didn't have courage and expected that things would only happen if they were meant to be. But you know, that is not right. If you want things to happen, you gotta try and put some effort to make them materialize. After I was here in America on my own for a few years, I slowly yet dynamically changed myself and even my life. I would say it was a 180 degree change.  I became stronger, more courageous, and more ambitious. I gained more self-confidence and I envision that my life is going to be what I want it to be. I try to overcome my fear of doing doing something that might be uncomfortable or that seems to be super new to me.

To be honest with you, it is super hard and tough to pursue my dreams in a foreign country. I've been struggling with many many things and that has brought deep depression on occasion. However, I always strive to push myself to work hard with solid will and strong passion not to be defeated. I am so determined that nothing can stop me. Even though sometimes I amy experience times of negativity, now I feel like I am finally "alive" and I sense that I have my feet on the right path with a clear vision of my destination. Finally, I found how to be "true to myself."
 Ever since I decided to pursue my dreams, I have had a lot of mottos in mind to keep myself going, and one of them is definitely... "Don't give up!!!" Although I have had to face innumerable obstacles on the path to chase my dreams, having this quote in my head really helps me to stand up, and as a result I've encountered numerous moments that made me think "This is just too good to be true!" I still can't believe some of the smaller dreams were actually realized already within short periods. Because of that, I can now confidentially say this:
As long as you don't give up, you can make anything happen no matter how long it may take.

With the being said, I am very pleased to get my hands on this tee with such an inspiring quote from Le Motto. I really admire what they believe and what they do:

We believe that words do have power and each tee presents an original personal motto. The fundamental purpose behind the Le Motto Collection is to promote positivity.  With the impact of just a few well-chosen words, it can be enormous! In addition to promoting universal positivity, currently 10% of profits are being allocated to anti-bullying causes.  

How amazing is that? Besides the motto I picked, there are more inspirational motto tees available on their site, and of course mens tees are there, too! To style up my tee, I paired it with some major basic items such as a blazer and denim shorts. Yet, it's time to cozy up! I added a rib beanie for a pop of color and a pair of over-the-knee boots! (Oh god, these ones are amazingly comfy, thank you so much Mom!) I finished off by adding a fringe bag for a touch of edginess, and I loved how I rocked it when I folded the bag half and used it as a clutch!     

What's is your motto for life?
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