Beanie

3 Tips To Prepare For An Early Spring

3 Tips To Prepare For An Early Spring

Sharing a few tips on how to cozy up to beat the temps while you can slowly prepare for spring with today’s casual look!

Streetwear Savvy // How To Wear Sporty Luxe

Streetwear Savvy // How To Wear Sporty Luxe

Do you love sporty, comfort clothes, but want to look as luxe as possible? Well, this season is totally made for you!
 

Winter Wonderland with Free People

Winter Wonderland with Free People

Styling a minimal yet stylish, fun winter look in a collaboration with Free People at one of the favorite places on the earth! 

50 Shades of Grey

Because grey on grey is a must-try AW look...

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

 //  

Olympic Park

SWEATER ::

ZARA

 ( option 

HERE

,

HERE

)

T-SHIRT ::

H&M

JEANS ::

ZARA

 ( option 

HERE

,

HERE

)

COAT :: c/o

She Inside

BEANIE :: Nasty Gal (sold out, similar

HERE

,

HERE

)

BOOTS ::

JustFab

ACCESSORIES ::

The Peach Box

bracelets,

AIBI

watch, ZARA clutch (similar

HERE

,

HERE

),

Forever 21

sunnies

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Hi LOVEs! Happy Tuesday!

What's your favorite shade to wear during fall and winter? Mine is now definitely grey. The color is so timeless that you can't ever go wrong. All year around, monochromatic looks have been popping up everywhere, even on catwalks. I have shared my

all-noir look

a few posts back, and I absolutely love it. I've been so into rocking one-tone colors since the summer ( do you remember my

all-grey outfit this summer

? ), and today I am so stoked to share my

first 

winter head-to-toe- grey look!

To my surprise, I did not own many grey clothes, so every time I went shopping for the last several weeks, all I wanted to buy was anything in grey. Luckily, I was able to score a bunch of pieces and I am wearing some of them today:

Nasty Gal

beanie,

ZARA

oversized sweater

( went to one size up for more oversized silhouette) &

skinny jeans

, and

She Inside

long coat.  This look made me adore grey shades even more... I totally enjoy the color and the look is really comfy and cozy. I will probably wear it countless time this winter. Regardless of its casual attire, the mix of the color still gives the sophistication to the look. Not to mention, grey is also well-contrasted with my mermaid hair.

Although this look is meant to be minimalistic, it doesn't mean I can't get dressed in my current favorite rose gold accessories -

The Peach Box

Pearl Embrace Bangle

 &

Buckle Bangle

, and

AIBI 

Miami Rose Golden Brown watch

 . Aren't they so cute yet classy? Surely my go-to every day arm wear! If you are interested in getting your hands on them, here are the special codes you can take advantage of :

The Peach Box

::

Use "

tpb-aikaslovecloset

" at the checkout for 15% off

AIBI Watch

::

Use "

AIKAS

" for 30% off sitewide.

Stay productive, my dolls! 

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Black(out) Friday

The perfect day to rock #AllBlackEverything.

Photographed by Jason Nakaya  //  Columbia City 

JACKET ::  c/o Boohoo
SWEATER :: Urban Outfitters
LEGGINGS  ::  c/o Boohoo
BAG :: eBay (similar HERE, HERE, HERE)
BEANIE  :: Target 
BOOTS  ::  ZARA
SUNNIES  ::  Forever 21 
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Hi LOVEs!
I bet you guys all so thrilled to spend your day for the crazy shopping, so I am going to keep today's post fairly short! I can't express how much I love this *ALL BLACK* outfit featuring my new black sleek long coat and super comfy leather-looking leggings from Boohoo! Because today's Black Friday, I thought to myself: "Let's just not wear any color!" Well, it worked! Please don't point out my lovely mermaid hair, though! lol I tried to focus on mixing a lot of textures into this look for a not-your-average all-black outfit! I can't get enough of how edgy yet chic the look turned out, and it got me dig and try more of "completely" all-noir look this winter!
Boohoo gives you a lot of offers and discounts onsite, like up to 70% off everything & free shipping ONE DAY ONLY! You don't wanna miss this out! So go shop now >>> CLICK HERE!
TGI-BLACK FRIDAY ya'll 

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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Because it's St. Patrick's Day!!!! Fun fact: I am a buddhist lol

Photographed by Teban S of

Asian Impressions

// Downtown Seattle

TOP: c/o Charlotte Russe (similar here)  //  CARDIGAN:Forever 21  //  PANTS: c/o Lemonade Clothes  //  SHOES: c/o Ami Clubwear  //  HAT: Target  //  BAG: c/o Lemonade Clothes  //  SUNNIES: c/o Wholesale Celebshades (Use promo code "shady15" for 15%off )

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Hi LOVEs!!!

I guess I don't need to explain why I am sporting the color green today! Happy St. Patrick's Day! I actually wore this outfit a while ago with

a different coat

, so to be quite honest with you I didn't plan to wear this look as a  St. Patrick's Day outfit. But while I was doing photoshoot in downtown, a lady walking by us randomly told us "Wow, what a great outfit for St. Patrick's Day!" So this lady kinda convinced me to post this look today! haha

I actually have never worn a look that consists of a lot of green because I thought I'd never been able to pull the color off. But you know what? I love how it turned out! I got these awesome

green plaid leggings from

Lemonade Clothes

and decided to base everything around them. I like the contrast of green and white. It looks a bit edgy on one side, but the pussybow blouse gives a nice touch of femininity. I threw on a classic green cardigan for extra warmth and extra green hue to match with the leggings. I am so glad I opted for these yellow pumps as the finishing accent. It definitely helps make the green color pop, and yellow is always a great color to spice up your whole look! When I wore

this look with the coat

, I carried my

new fave backpack

, also from

Lemonade Clothes, 

on the back. But for this look I carry it differently and I love how it can be styled in a flattering way as a regular bag.

How do you guys celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Hope you enjoy my green ensemble!

~SHOP THE LOOK~

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City Backpack

Introducing my cool new backpack on which all the major fashion cities across the globe are printed. 

Photographed by Teban S. of

Asian Impressions

// Downtown Seattle 

TOP: c/o Charlotte Russe (hasn't released yet, similar here )  //  PANTS: c/o Lemonade Clothes  //  COAT: Forever 21 (old, adore this)  //  SHOES: c/o Ami Clubwear  //  BAG: c/o Lemonade Clothes  //  HAT:Target  //  SUNGLASSES: c/o Wholesale Celebshades (Use promo code "shady15" for 15% off)

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Hi LOVEs!!!!

 I just couldn't be happier with the super beautiful sunny days Seattle has enjoyed lately. It definitely makes me feel that spring is around the corner and can't wait to soak up the sun <3

Since the last season, backpacks have become major trend accessories, and they continue to grow in popularity year by year.  To be quite honest with you, I used to hate it. I thought it's kinda ugly to carry a backpack, but now a lot of brands like

Rebecca Minkoff

Michael Kors

, and

Stella McCartney 

are even joining the trend, and I like the "backpacks are the new purse" thing! They're not just for high school girls anymore. I am in love! So glad to finally get hands on

mine from

Lemonade Clothes

! I love that  backpacks can instantly add the back-to-school vibe and they are so practically fashionable! You can find any style from sleek and polished to casual and cool. The options are endless!

I definitely adore my

new backpack

! I think that these city prints are what this backpack makes really fun and unique. Whenever I open my bag, I see the city names, and it makes me wanna go back to my city (Tokyo) and travel to those major fashion capitals so badly!! Such a tempting bag! lol

My look is totally inspired by all the cities printed in the backpack. You see a dose of the inspiration from each piece I am wearing, don't you? I like how the look gives a different image from the front and the back. I styled my new pussybow blouse with

green plaid leggings

, but kept it sophisticated by wearing a leather sleeved coat and black shades courtesy of

Wholesale Celebshades

(

Use promo code "

shady15

" for 15% off!!

) .  I added a beanie for extra warmth, and it was such the right choice to complete my look with a pair of yellow pumps! Always fun to add a pop of color!

Have an amazing Tuesday, cuties! 

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Casual-ing in The Best Gray Cardi

This gray floor-length cardigan is EVERYTHING.

Photographed by Marcus Annable // University District 

CARDIGAN: c/o Now I Style (Similar here, here, or here)  //  TOP: c/o Le Motto  //  JEANS:TOPSHOP  //  SHOES: JustFab (similar here) //  BAG:ebay  //  HAT:Forever 21  //  READERS:Urban Outfitters  //  NECKLACE: Aldo (old) //  RINGS: Forever 21, gifted by mom, & Jessica Fang

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Hi LOVEs!!! Happy FriYAY!

It has been a crazy week and thank god it's almost the weekend! I actually really don't get to enjoy the weekend because I have to work, but still I embrace the feeling of them. After a week of wearing crazy high heels, curling my hair, and putting a little more effort into how I look, I enjoy the chance to kick back a bit on the weekend. Well, well... Who wouldn't? So when I fee like a break from the rigors of fashion, I got for a comfy and casual look. But that doesn't mean I don't want to stay stylish! I wore this outfit a month ago, and it is one of my casual outfits for those day when "I wanna take a break."

I got this amazingly killer gray long knit cardi from

Now I Style

, a Japanese brand, last year when I was an official blogger on their site. Since then, this has been my BFF! It's super comfy and cozy and keeps my whole body really warm because it seriously keeps out the cold. Even though I am so short, I am totally not hesitant to wear floor-length outerwear! Because who said that short people can't rock a floor-length item? Putting on a hat is also something I can't live without when I opt for a casual look. I chose this

gray beanie from

Forever 21

to go together with the cardigan, and a pair of fake glasses nicely add that playful touch. I decided to style it up with a total all white ensemble underneath the cardigan. Although it's winter, I like wearing a t-shirt for a loose fit, kind of like the feel of pajamas. And this

LeMotto

 tee

is totally loving and inspiring! I've been obsessed with these

TOPSHOP ripped skinny jeans

ever since I added them to my closet. I DIYed the ripped parts and added more of them around my thigh to make them look much cooler, and I am glad I did it! It gives me that excitement like "mine are better than yours!" I finished it off with silver oxford shoes to add a little bit of chicness. With the contrast of white and gray, I must say this look is one of the best casual looks I have put together!  

Have a great weekend dolls! 

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Midnight Stroll in Leopard Coat


Photographed by Tadashi Kayo // Jose Rizal Bridge

TOP: Thrifted Vintage T-shirt  //  COAT: Forever 21 (sold out, similar here or here)  //  LEGGINGS:  Forever 21 (old, similar here)  //  SHOES: Forever 21 (old, adore these & these)  //  BEANIE: Target  //  LIPSTICK:  MAC, Cyber  //  BAG :: Just Fab

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Hi LOVEs!!! Hope your day has been going well so far!
I don't usually post at night, but recently my Internet connection had been down for a while and I just couldn't wait to get this out since I am finally reconnected! Today's post is all about night time fun, as I'd like to share some good photos I took with a killer background view while I was hanging out with my friend several nights ago!

Ever since college, I slowly transformed into becoming a night owl, and now I always find myself having the most fun after midnight. Driving around the city with my friends, indulging in the nightlife, enjoying a cheap late night dessert at my favorite restaurants -- those are the activites I enjoy most.  Personally, I get so inspired at night. Who's with me?
Yesterday we finally had such a beautiful sunny day after some horrible rainy weather, and a few weeks ago the city was completely covered with an awesome fog! So my friend and I took advantage of the misty scenery and snapped some night shots with the fog as a perfect creepy backdrop! This fog absolutely makes the city look even more beautiful and creates a different atmosphere that gave me a weird but interesting feeling. I was literally looking at the city for over 10 mins without thinking of anything... I was just lost in the impressive view. It was a calm nighttime stroll and I loved it!

Although the view was super sick, the winter icy-cold temperature was not pleasing, especially after midnight. However, this Forever 21 faux fur coat saved me!!! (Sadly it's sold out but similar here or here) It's faux fur, but it feels like real fur in terms of how warm it is and the texture is beyond sleek and luxurious. I have to admit that it's the best leopard fur coat EVER! I can't keep my eyes off of any coat that enables me to stay both chic and cozy.

What's your most favorite thing to do at night? I meant like "late night"... :)
Have a wonderful evening sweethearts ♥


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Blue Leopard



Photographed by Marcus Annable // South Downtown Seattle

COAT :: c/o Fevrie

SWEATER :: Urban Outfitters

SKIRT :: Free People

BAG :: JustFab (similar here)

SHOES :: Forever 21 (adore this & this)

ACCESSORIES :: Celine sunglasses, ASOS beanie, H&M earrings & necklace, Nordstrom Rack tights,

Forever 21 ring set, The Body Shop matte lipstick - 240 Damson in Distress
  


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Hi LOVEs!!!!! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!  

Woohoo! First post of 2015! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve and kicked off an amazing New Year :)

I really wanted to start off my first post with a look in my NEW silver & blond hair, but I still have a few outfits I didn't have a chance to share last year, and I can't forget this look because it is one of my favorite ones from 2014 for sure!
I always become so obsessed with statement coats whenever winter comes, and I just can't stay away from getting a new one each year! I was more than happy to get my hands on this awesome blue leopard printed coat from Fevrie. It totally amazes me. I love wearing blue, and who doesn't like leopard print? So it's like two of my favorite things in one garment! Scored! I also like the coat because of its shape which is a pea coat style and am fascinated with how cozy it is even though it looks very light weight!

Since the coat really pops up, I styled my inner ensemble with a monotone color to get the coat even more standout! Yet, I played around with hued accessories, even with the lip color, to add some playful vibes. Besides the coat, I'd always wanted to have a beanie with a pom. It's so lovely and cute, and my desire got bigger and bigger every time I saw people rocking it in the street! So glad I got this one now!
I complimented the look with my new pair of burgundy booties and too-adoring Celine sunglasses!        
Have a great first Monday of the year! 



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Go Casual, Will Work For Clothes!

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

// Kerry Park

TOP :: c/o Qtee

JACKET :: H&M (old, similar here & here)

SHORTS :: TOPSHOP (old, similar here)

SHIRT :: Urban Outfitters (similar here)

BOOTS :: c/o LeBunny Bleu

BAG :: Forever 21

ACCESSORIES :: ASOS beanie, Forever 21 sunglasses & knee high socks, c/o Charlotte Russe Necklaces, Nordstrom Rack tights

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Hi LOVEs! Happy Friday!

You've probably noticed as you were scrolling the pictures above that today I went with a super casual look because I wanted to showcase

the motto tee

and

comfy boots

that I've recently added to my closet!

Let's talk about the motto tee first. How cool is the quote - "Will Work For Clothes" ?!?! Right after I spotted this tee on

Qtee

, I felt like I needed to get it ASAP because it made me feel as if it belonged to me lol  Of course I work hard for a lot of reasons, just like everyone else. Sometimes simply to survive, or to make a better living, or to achieve goals, etc... The reasons could be endless. But then when I saw these words, I realized that yes, I do work for clothes sometimes! I laughed at myself for a second; it's kind of ridiculous and funny at the same time. Needless to say, whenever a friend  saw my tee, they kind of smiled at me and gave me the same comment: "Omg... that's totally you!" I just can't get enough of their reactions, and it always made me feel glad that I got this tee for myself! 

Qtee offers a great selection of awesome, flattering t-shirts from a simple word print to a killer artsy graphic. You have full control to make your own t-shirt using your creativity! I love their belief: "Our shirts are as unique as each girl's individual closet, and that's how fashion should be."  With Christmas coming up, it's a great gift for your girls, sisters, or even your mom because now Qtee also carry shoes, hats, bags, and even underwear! You can get a discount using the coupon code "QTA15," so don't forget to use it!

Onto the subject of my boots, I've mentioned a ton of times that I am a total freak about  C R A Z Y & H O T heels... I can't live without them....Unfortunately my feet can't bear being in them for 24/7. That's why I always keep my eye out for a pair of shoes that are still functionally stylish and snug. Well, thanks to

LeBunny Bleu

, I am thrilled with

my new boots

that are totally made for walking! I adore the color, lace-up details, and the faux fur on the inside of the boots to maintain body heat. There are NOT so many boots out there with such functional materiel included inside! They are my go-to boots for my "day-off," especially when it's rainy and freezing outside!

It was very easy to achieve this casual look. I paired the shirt with denim shorts with sheer tights and I wore my knee-high socks to have double layers of insulation for my feet. I threw a brown faux leather jacket on to match with these boots, and topped it off with a beanie, as usual. Adding a plaid shirt tied around my waist gave a look more fun and playful! Glad I did it as a finishing effect!

I am curious to know how you would style the shirt and boots in a casual way!

Wising you a wonderful weekend ahead! 

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Casual Layers




Photographed by Marcus Annable // Mount Baker 

TOP :: H&M shirt & sweater
BOTTOM :: Free People (similar here)
SHOES :: JustFab
BAG :: JustFab 
COAT: Forever 21 (adore this, this, and this)
ACCESSORIES :: ASOS sunglasses, NARS audacious lipstick, Target beanie



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Hi LOVEs! HAPPY TUESDAY!
If you know me well enough, you know I am super crazy about heels, and there is no way I can NOT live without them! And I am talking about not just regular heels, like crazy ones!!!!! However, one of my fashion resolutions this year was to challenge myself to pull off outfits WITHOUT heels! I need to rest my feet yet still want to look chic and stylish!
The big reasons why I am obsessed with heels are I feel inferior a lot about my body proportion. 1) I am short with the height of 5' flat.  2) I have short legs with a long torso. 3) I have relatively a big face.

You might haven't noticed them, but these three things have been struggled me so much for a long time since childhood. You have no idea how many times I wished to change my body to those model type of figures. A small face, long arms and slender legs... Yet, clearly I can't modify my body, and you gotta embrace who you are and how you are born with, right? So wearing heels has definitely been a huge life savor to me. Also I realize that styling with knowing your body type is also a key to pull off any kind of looks! I believe I am not the only one who suffers own imperfection of the body and hopefully I will be one of the inspirations to those, even a little!

Whenever I wear flat shoes, I always make sure to create an "I" figure or to try to raise the eye sight up by wearing a hat or styling the hair with updo. So I combined with a pair of skinny jeans and a long coat and finished off the look by pairing a beanie. The beanie is red which is great and so bright that I can catch the first sight to the top, not to the bottom part when being seen. It's also all about feeling cozy and snug this season! I love layering up with a shirt and sweater and tossing my coat over the shoulder! It's super effortless yet on-trend!

I hope you like/love or enjoy my today's casual ensemble!
Stay warm dolls! 


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Sweetheart Print Bow Blouse & HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

Photographed by Marcus Annable // Fauntleroy Park

HEART PRINT BOW BLOUSE: LOFT 

SKIRT (Similar Here or Here): H&M

BEANIE: Target

GLASSES (old, Similar Here): Urban Outfitters

ANKLE SOCKS: Topshop

PATENT PUMPS (Similar Here): ZARA

SATCHEL: JustFab

RINGS: Forever 21, Fashionsita Problems, ALDO & ASOS

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Hi LOVEs!

A couple of posts ago, I wore a lovely heart printed sweater that my mom gave me as a surprise gift while she was visiting me in September. Now, do you remember I mentioned then that I was going to show you another cute heart print top that she gifted me? I am very excited to finally share it with you in today's post!!

I am the type of girl who easily becomes obsessed with anything that is super adorable and eye-catching, and this heart print blouse is no exception. The texture is very soft and silky, the cut is easy-fitting, and the burgundy color makes this blouse look oh so elegant -- it is surely a perfect piece for the season. It's always good to have a blouse in your wardrobe that can be worn for both work and play, and this one is so versatile, as it can easily be dressed up or down.

For today's look, I went with a slightly dressed up ensemble by pairing it with my favorite skirt and a combination of ankle socks and pointy pumps. Still, I wanted to keep it as an any-day look, so I added two pieces to tone things down: a beanie and a pair of fake glasses. Although curled hair with a beanie and fake glasses are really easy to achieve, the results are very pretty! I have so many beanies and glasses in my closet. I guess I will do this combo over and over by switching them around!

I would love to make an outfit in the future to layer with this blouse! Hope I can come up with another cutesy autumn look! Any suggestions??

Now on to the special celebration! As I stated in the previous post, today is my BIRTHDAY~!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

I can' believe that I turned into 28 today, which means only 2 more years until I hit 30! I feel as if I am still 22, though! I am not like a kid who wishes to grow up faster, but I am not afraid of aging any more. Some people complain how old they are or will become, but as long as you love yourself, age doesn't matter, and it's never too late to start new things no matter how old you are! Yes, there are more things to watch out for as you age, such as paying attention to eat healthier food, providing deep care for your skin, or getting adequate sleep to keep your energy levels high. But each day is an opportunity to make yourself better!  I personally think that after I passed 25 years, I feel happier inside even though I have to face many obstacles. I can think in a more mature way, I know what I want and don't want in my life, and most importantly I am now aware of how to make myself happy and smile! My 27th year was all about new beginnings, especially because I started to take my fashion more seriously and that has introduced me to a whole new world! Thank you all so much for the endless love and support you've given to me. You guys are my precious support to push me to go further! I hope my new year will be filled with lots of new adventures, new experiences and exciting news, and will keep smiling no matter what! 

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Keep Up, Don't Give up!


Photographed by Benjamin Widdowson // West Seattle 


RIB BEANIE (Similar Here) & EARRINGS: ASOS
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
FRINGE BAG: eBay
WATCH: c/o Charlotte Russe




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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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