Duster Coat

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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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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New Year, New Me, New Place

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

//

Chihuly Garden and Glass

HAIR :: Robert Leonard Salon & Spa - Stylist • Shane | Service Director • Paul

TOP :: ASOS coat, H&M sweater (adore this & this)

BOTTOM :: c/o Now I Style (Japanese brand, similar here & here)

SHOES :: JustFab (old, adore this)

BAG :: H&M

ACCESSORIES :: Forever 21 glasses, H&M earrings

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Hi LOVEs!!!! I hope your 2015 has gotten off to a great start so far! ;)

Looking back at my 2014, it was a full of new adventures and opportunities with a lot of happiness and laughter. Yet at the same time, I have to say, it was one of the most challenging, struggling and tough years of my life. Don't take it as negative mood, though because I am totally thankful for those times since they absolutely made myself stronger and more courageous every time I encountered. My greatest mentor always says: "

Unless you struggle, you cannot become truly strong. Those who fight hard during their youth will have nothing to fear when the time comes to put the finishing touches on their lives. They will possess a great state of life that towers strong and unshakeable.

"  

However, when you keep having tough times over and over, you are naturally stressed out and easily get discouraged and less motivated. The few last weeks of my 2014 was just like that. I knew I REALLY needed a BIG change and get super inspired to make me happier so that I was ready for a new year with fresh and clear mind! Who in the world would like to welcome new years filled with despairing feelings?!

  So I grabbed my phone and made an appointment at

Robert Leonard Salon & Spa

! For the longest time, I'd been dying to try platinum blond or silver, yet I always ended up not being able to since my hair had gotten damaged so badly. To be able to fix that and have healthy hair back again, I started using

Moroccan Oil

products

. (I am thinking to blog soon about my hair/the hair products I've been using!) That has really helped my hair so much, and when I told my amazingly talented hairstylist,

Shane

, about what color I wanted to achieve, he said "Oh you will look gorgeous on that color! :D (I took that as a BIG YES!!)

To be truly honest with you and to my surprise, it was more than "extremely" painful process that I've ever had as dying my hair! I could feel the burns and torturous pain on my scalps and had to endure it 4 times... I wasn't even able to smile AT ALL. But, I seriously couldn't be any happier when I met a new me with this crazy silver/blond hair! I felt as if I am looking at a different person, and the color was definitely worth the pain! I actually would never imagine I could ever have pulled off this color! My dream came true right before the new year hit on the grand! I can't thank you enough to

Shane

! He always, ALWAYS gives a dreamy magic on my hair!!!!

Right after that, I called my friend as well as my current photographer,

Marcus

, because I wanted to show my oh-so pretty new hair to someone and couldn't help wanting to photograph it! We made a conclusion of strolling where we both never been, and we ended up checking out

Chihuly Glass and Garden

!

It was one of the most amazing places with tons of inspirations! It was such a magical place to me, and all his works completely blew me away. I felt like I was lost in one of the fairy tales. As I was going inside further, I sensed something inside of myself was reinventing, and when I exited the museum, there was outside exhibition as well. That's where I felt so free at last! You saw the pictures above, but they can't do any justice to the beauty of the place! If you live in Seattle or have a chance to visit the city, you should definitely check them out!

I am so grateful to revive myself right before ringing in the new year with a positive will and motivation! If you still feel gloomy inside yourself even after the new year, why don't you book a salon appointment now and change your hairstyle/color or get cozy and check out a place you've never been to? It might help you somehow ;)

Thanks a lot for reading this long post!! Much appreciated 

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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Get Cozy in a Pink Coat

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

// Kirkland Water Front

TOP :: c/o Now I Style (similar here or here)

SKIRT :: ASOS

COAT :: TOPSHOP (similar here, here, or here)

SHOES :: ZARA

BAG :: from Japan (similar here)

TIGHTS :: Nordstrom Rack

ACCESSORIES :: H&M necklace, Nasty Gal earrings, Forever 21/H&M/ALDO rings

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Hi LOVEs!!

Today's post is all about winter coats. Have you invested in a new coat recently?  In contrast with summer, during winter you can wear eye-catching outerwear that draws attention while still saving you from the freezing winter chill.  Winter is my favorite season, but I refuse to sacrifice good style just to keep warm. There was a time when I believe in "Fashion is torture," but that was the folly of  my early 20s!  Now that I dress up smart, it was totally the perfect decision to pay extra money to get my hands on this lovely yet extraordinarily cozy pink coat from

TOPSHOP

last year! (Similar

here

,

here

, or

here

!!!) Colored coats are one of the must-haves during this season, and I believe you won't regret having a statement coat in your closet. Even if you are inclined to wear dark colors, consider that you can add considerable impact to your outfit just by putting on a bright coat!! Of course, it's also fun to play around with it to create winter color-blocking looks! If you layer up with a chunky knit or turtleneck, you need not fear the severe temperature! 

A few posts ago, I mentioned that I am now attracted more to gray-hued looks. So, as I imagined combining something gray with pink, I wondered if it would turn out be an unexpectedly interesting and chic look... My intuition about this color combination proved right because I love this look, and I am pleased that pairing a long coat with a midi skirt actually works for a petite girl like myself! Wearing a pair of pointed toe pumps always adds a touch of elegance, and throwing a bag with shortened straps across the body gives the illusion of looking taller!

I can't wait to show you guys a few of my recent investments in amazing coats soon! Maybe you could find what they look like on my

Insta

!!!         

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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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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Thank you for reading!!!!
XOXO


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Crush of The Day: Longline Duster Coat





♥ Forever 21 Longline Duster Coat  

Duster coats are definitely a seasonal must-have outerwear. You can easily achieve a laid-back layer style pairing it with your favorite bottoms or co-ords while keeping yourself warm from the chill. Especially, this camel duster coat is super chic and such a staple piece for a put-together look.
I've been looking for a wall-friendly camel duster coat for over months, and I finally found the perfect one that I will probably get one for myself!

 
★*・゜゜・。・★ SHOP IT HERE ★*・゜゜・。・★


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Thank you for reading!!!!
XOXO


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