Flower prints

How to Easily Style a Pajama Look for A Day and Night

How to Easily Style a Pajama Look for A Day and Night

2 easy way to style up and down a pajama look with a little easy twist in no time!

Playing With The Prints // Stripes & Florals

Playing With The Prints // Stripes & Florals

Spring and summer are all about playing with bold colors and fun prints. And mixing patterns is always a fun way to make your look unique, interesting and stand out.

Fall Uniform: Turtle Neck & Trench Vest

Fall Uniform: Turtle Neck & Trench Vest

When you feel that your outfit needs a little “spice-up” but a coat is a bit too warm, trench vests are one of the perfect transitional pieces to elevate your basic outfit. Not to mention, a trench vest is such a perfect chemistry with turtlenecks! 

All-time Favorite

How cute is this floral trench coat? Such an one-of-a-kind piece that I wanna keep it forever.


Photographed by Marcus Annable  //  Downtown Seattle - Hotel Motif

COAT: Anthropologie (Old, adore Ralph LaurenBurberry, and Ashley ) 
TOP: H&M
 
 SKIRT: Topshop (Similar from Shopbob and A.L.C)
 PUMPS: ShoeDazzle (or similar from Macy's and Missguided )
 BAG: Thrifted via Buffalo Exchange ( Similar here Rebecca Minkoff / Nordstrom and Sam Edelman )
JWERLY- Choker: EXPRESS (similar here Kenneth Jay Lane ), Earrings: c/o ShopRoxx (Similar from Shopbob and Macy's), Rings: Urban Outfitters midi ring, Jessica Fang snake ring, ALDO 
LIPSTICK: The Body Shop 


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Hi LOVEs!!!
How was your weekend? I hope you all had a wonderful mother's day weekend and that you could share it with your beloved mom! I wasn't able to celebrate this sweet holiday with my amazing mama due to the long distance between Seattle and Japan. How sad... It sucked, and then seeing a lot of fun and smiling pictures of everyone with their mama bears definitely made me miss my mom so much more, yet those photos put a smile on my face at the same time! I used to fight a lot with her, like literally every single day, when I was a teenager. However, those memories have deepened my gratitude toward her and strengthened my love, especially now that I've lived so far away from her for almost 6 years. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."
Although I couldn't spend time with her, my weekend was pretty crazy yet undoubtedly amazing! Did a lot of shooting, so I can't wait to share the sets with you guys soon! Don't forget to follow along for future fun moments on snapchat (@fashionsitaika) !!!!

What's your all-time favorite piece in your closet? For me, I would surely choose this pansy-printed trench coat with corset lacing details on the back! It didn't take me so long to fall in love with it due to its extraordinary attributes. The quality is unbelievably amazing, and what makes this coat so adorable is that it's a classic trench with a little bit of flare at the bottom.  I love the blue stripe print lining - a great contrast with the flower print, right? I scored this cutie a few years back durgin Black Friday at Anthropologie. Since then, I always look forward to spring just because I can wear it! It gives me a lot of happy feelings, which makes me want to twirl like in these pictures above!
I styled this look with the trench coat in mind, so I decided to wear a plain black cropped top and a vivid orange skirt that has flower lace details to go with the coat. Wearing something bright emphasizes the spring vibe in this look. Even a dazzling pink color, too. These nude platform pumps are definitely complimentary to the trench coat, and I am always so thankful to them for the magical way that they elongate my legs! I really like the little pearl accessories that I decided to put on as a finishing touch. The pearl choker necklace and the earrings aren't a pair, but they look good together and I love how they add some intrigue to the plain top. I am all about playing with lovely jewelry. I think you know that by now!

Happy Tuesday, sweethearts!


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Gray & Floral

Shades of gray palette with some floral prints today. And this lavender hair for spring is everything!



Photographed by Marcus Annable  // North Capitol Hill


TOP: c/o Fevrie  //  SKIRT: Romwe  //  SHOES: Steve Madden (old, adore these)  //  BAG: Thrifted via Buffalo Exchange (similar here or here)  //  JEWELRY: c/o Rocksbox earrings & c/o Petit Sesame neckalce


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Hi LOVEs! It's finally FriYAY!
I don't know whether or not my new hair color affects how I decide which clothes I wanna wear, but I feel like I am so into girly styles lately. Similarly, when I had side-shaved my hair, I was completely obsessed with more of an edgy style.  If you're a sucker for colored hair like I am, I wonder does that happen to you as you switch up the colors?
When Fevrie sent me this cute floral print sweater ( really sad to say that this piece is an exclusive item  which is cannot be bought :( ), I came up with this ensemble in a second. Chic and cute! Floral pints continue to grow in popularity for this spring/summer, and wearing gray for spring is still fun and in style. So this sweater is perfectly divine! Especially when I simply want to throw on a piece and don't wanna wear anything on top of it. Although I initially wanted go with the same color family from head to toe, unfortunately I don't own any gray pair heels. So I picked these cute sky-high platform heels. I am actually pleased with how these shoes give me more height and elongate my legs. Plus adding a black fringed bag to match these heels really helps balance the whole look. As for jewelry, these Rocksbox earrings and Petite Sesame necklace has been in heavy rotation. (Use "aikasloveclosetxoxo" to get your first month of jewelry FREE!) I appreciate we can finally celebrate showing off lovely accessories more as it gets warmer!  

By the way, Fevrie is working on launching the Fevrie Tendance Project by bringing together top fashion bloggers and European fashion designers to create the first ever limited edition collection hand picked by your favorite fashionsita. To learn more and support the project please visit: http://bit.ly/febrietendance. Also, they are doing an awesome giveaway which you can win a $200 gift card! Enter from HERE, and don't mis this out! 

Cheers to the fab weekend! 

~SHOP THE LOOK~


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Spring Has Sprung!

Couldn't be happier to see these lovely cherry blossoms in full bloom!

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

 // Queen Anne

TOP: c/o Charlotte Russe (similar here)  //  PANTS: a local store in Santa Monica (similar here) // JACKET: ZARA  //  SHOES: JustFab (similar here)  // BAG: ALDO  // HAT:ASOS (or oversized one)  // TIGHTS:Nordstrom Rack  //  ACCESSORIES: GAP sunnies, Rocksbox earrings & necklace

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Hi LOVEs!!!!

Are you as happy as I am to finally feel the spring weather and to get to see all the oh-so-cute flowers blooming everywhere? Whenever spring has sprung, it always reminds me of my home: Tokyo, Japan. As you probably know, you can see wonderful cherry blossoms in Japan wherever you go during this season, and we have a fun outdoor party called

Hanami

to celebrate or enjoy the transient beauty of flowers with family, friends, or colleagues while we enjoy delicious food and drinks together. Sounds really enjoyable, doesn't it? Oh I miss THAT so much!

I was happy that yesterday was warm enough to bare some skin (Yes! Finally!) so I wore a bright red dress and a pastel pink sweater on top of it for a fashion/blogger event last night. I posted the look on my

Instagram

if you are curious to see it! 

Although the temperature is warming now, on some days the winter chill remains. Today's look is for one of those days and is inspired by the spring vibe. I put on a flowery printed pink top and paired it with some skinny jeans. Instead of wearing boots, I decided to go for multi-colored sandals. I know it was too cold to wear them barefooted, so I layered with

black sheer tights

, and it worked! I have been looking for a perfect camel hat that can be wearable for all seasons, and look what I've scored recently from

ASOS

!!!

 When in doubt, go find at

ASOS

! I adore its big wide brim. Plus, it definitely goes with any look and gives a nice touch of chicness. Color-wise, camel is better than dark ones like black and gray to give your look a brighter accent. Because I needed a few more layers, I chose my ZARA faux fur jacket to keep the "spring hue" going while bundling up.  For a little bling, these lovely accessories from

Rocksbox

 do an amazing job! I can't help but be in love with them! Too cute not to wear them every day! If you like them and want to subscribe

Rockbox

's amazing jewelry, you can get a free one month subscription with the special code "

aikasloveclosetxoxo

!"

Happy Thursday my sweeties!

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Pink Power, Floral Love

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

// Kirkland Waterfront 

TOP :: MANGO 

JACKET :: Japan

SKIRT :: Vintage (adore thisthis & this)

SHOES :: ShoeDazzle

BAG :: ASOS (option here & here)

HAT :: Forever 21

ACCESSORIES :: ShopRoxx earrings, Goodwill belt

MAKE UP :: NARS Duo Eyeshadow • Jardin Perdu (LIMITED) &  Night Series Eyeliner • Night Porter

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Hi LOVEs! Happy Friday!!!!

Now that everywhere is decorated with those lovely colorful holiday lights and all those delightful Xmas songs that make your hart dance are playing wherever you go, it's time to think about how you wanna dress up for the holidays! 

I wore this outfit a few weeks ago on Thanksgiving, and I would love to wear this again with a few twists added when I attend a holiday party or celebrate the holidays! I love dressing up more girly during this season. It boosts my inner femininity and helps me smile more! A fun printed midi skirt and delightful party shoes are definitely a great combo for any occasion, day or night, and I haven't worn such an eye-catchy vintage skirt for quite some time. Look how lovely it is! I feel a little wasteful because I had forgotten that I had this skirt in my closet, haha. So glad to bring it back to life!

What I tend to do as the holidays approach is I hunt for an amazing pair of shoes that can brighten up my look and my days. I can't find the exact words to describe how happy I am now to finally pick up these oh-so-adorable

bow ankle strap pumps from

ShoeDazzle

! I've seen people wearing  these heels on the street and in fashion pictures, and I'd been dying to add them to my shoe collection. Needless to say, I've caught a lot of people's eyes thanks to these babes!

I styled them up with a

black turtle neck sweater

, which is my current No.1 favorite versatile top, and kept the color theme going with a back jacket and bag to make the skirt and shoes pop. My seasonal look can't be completed without a hat, so I added this cozy white beret for a brighter touch. Nothing better than with a little bling, right? I adore these gold bar backdrop pearl earrings thanks to

ShopRoxx

!

Speaking a little bit of holiday makeup, I am currently obsessed with the new

NARS

 eye shadow palette and eyeliner that I was gifted from them

. One of my favorite eye shadow colors is purple, and this was the perfect chance to try their shade of purple with a mix of silver. Their eyeliner is amazingly easy to create dramatically elevated eye effects!! The best thing about the eyeliner is that it has micro-pearls of blue, purple, green and gold suspended in its jet black color! Let's shine even more girls!

How will you dress up for your holidays?  

Have a wonderful and fun TGIF sweeties!

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Floral in Spring Colors




 Photographed by Justin Swain

RED OVERSIZED COAT: Thrifted
PINK SWEATER TOP (similar HERE): H&M
FLORA PRINT SHIRT: Forever 21
PURUPLE COLLEEN PANTS: c/o ZAMRIE
CROSS-BODY BAG: JustFab.com
FLORAL STATEMENT NECKLACE: Buffalo Exchange
FLOWER EARRINGS: Japan
CAT EYE SUNGLASSES (similar HERE) & WATCH: ALDO
BRACELET: Charming Charlie
RINGS: ALDO, Urban Outfitters, H&M


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Hi LOVEs!!! Happy weekends! :)

Here in Seattle, we finally have amazingly beautiful weather that makes us feel like "spring is just around the corner!!" While I love winter's snow, bundling up with layers and layers, and wrapping in blankets,  I also love the colors of spring, feeling the summer sunshine, and waking up with the beautiful sunlight. Compared to Japanese weather during spring and summer, Seattle is just insanely AMAZING... To me it's breathtaking.... The clear blue sky continuously spreads out so beautifully, the winds are so fresh and clear, and I can literally "smell' the summer breeze... Ummmmm picturing them in my head is just as thrilling, and I can't wait for that!!!

Today's outfit is all about the spring colors! How lovely are these floral purple pants? They are from ZAMRIE, who has launched a brand new website along with a brand new collection for 2014! I teamed up with them to showcase their collection and I picked these fabulous pants! Not only are the colors are great for spring, they are also really comfortable fitting. Because of my height, I am not a big fan of a wide-length pant, yet these are surprisingly good for petite people with platform shoes! So if you have been looking for perfect wide pants for spring and summer and haven't spotted them yet, these are what you should go for! It's also available in two different colors: Peach & Blue.
The brand creator, Ashley Zygmunt, decided to introduce a season-less approach to design and abandon the status quo "SS/FW" norm. She wants women to experiment with new fashion finds without discarding staid classics and have the flexibility to wear them year round.
I really appreciate her will because these pants are definitely wearable for girls of  any height, like I mentioned earlier and proved by how I styled them as a petite. They absolutely could be worn during the fall and winter time with knits and layers for outerwear!!

Besides the spring colors, floral prints are also big trend for SS. So I wanted to mix up more floral items to nicely go with the pants. I decided to team with a bright pink top and flower print shirt underneath. Then I picked my new statement crystal flower motif necklace that I got from Buffalo Exchange and a pair of pretty flower earrings as if they are matching pieces. It was still chilly without a jacket or coat so I threw on a brilliant red colored coat (It was only$4 at a thrift store, btw! What a score!) to add extra color hues. I haven't worn color-blocking outfits in a long time, and I really love how I achieved it with my spring-inspired look. This black cross-body bag is my current favorite of all my bag collections. I found it at JustFab.com, and it's perfect for any occasion. Plus, you can use it in multiple ways - obviously as a cross-body bag, a shoulder bag, a handbag by taking off the strap, and a clutch. I love a bag with an affordable price, that doesn't look cheap or poor quality, and can be enjoyed because of its versatility!

I am totally obsessed with floral print trend. It's pretty and feminine, so you can never go wrong with floral!  You will be seeing me a lot in the trend this spring and summer, so hopefully you can get some inspiration from whatever I wear as I show you how you can rock the trend!

Have a wonderful and stylish weekend sweeties! 



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Pastel Colors to Brighten The Season




JEAN JK: H&M  |  MINT SHEER ASYMMETRY TOP: TOPSHOP  |  BELT: F21  |  BIG FLOWER PRINTED SKIRT& BAG: Thrifted  |  POLKA-DOTTED ANKLE SOCKS: Gifted from my mom |  PASTEL PUMPS: JustFab  | NAVY BOW HAIR CLIP: American Apparel



Happy Friday my lovely readers! What kind of awesome plans do you have for TIGF?

Now... When was the last time I wore REALLY girly style? Yea, it's quite some time!!!  The ladies reading out there may understand that you can feel extra feminine just by wearing a skirt and curling your hair style!

When I first saw this lovely flowered print skirt at a local thrifted store, I just fell in love with it. Just look at how those bright pink flowers stand out! Its length was quite long on me when I tried it on, yet I couldn't resist buying it. After, I took it to a tailor to make it THE PERFECT skirt for myself, and you can see how well it came out! As you may know, higher waist styles are in again, and I really like how the belt complements the skirt. I paired the skirt with this lovely minty asymmetrical top from TOPSHOP and added the pastel heels from JustFab. I was really pleasantly surprised with how the bright colors play off each other, and feel that the whole ensemble turned out really cute and so fitting for spring! The day was a little chilly, so I added an H&M cropped jean jacket and polka-dotted ankle socks! These socks were sent to me from Japan a couple of months ago (thanks, Mom!) and I just LOVE them so much! The best thing about them is that they are not too plain but also not such a conspicuous design either, so I can wear them with any style if I wanna add some spring to my step. 

And don't forget the accessories! Doesn't the bow hair clip add just the right amount of innocent and cute? I really think SO! I didn't intentionally match its color up with the jean jacket, but it turned out to be a match made in heaven! I must say that cured hair and bow hair accessory is the best combination if you are going after a girly-looking hairstyle! Hopefully I can show you more of "how to use the bow hair clip" with my future outfits because there are TONS of ways to style it up!!

Hope you like/love my look <3
Again, HAPPY FRIDAY everyone!        





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Latest Obsession ~ FLORAL & NEON ~























HAT, FLORAL PANTS, NEON HEELS: H&M  |  CROCHET VEST, BAG: Purchased in Japan  |  BRACELETS: H&M, URBANOG.COM, F21  |  RINGS: ASOS, Charlotte Russe  |  SUNGLASSES: Urban Outfitters 


My latest obsessions are definitely FLORAL and NEON items. That's why I combined my favorites together in my outfit. I wanted to make them bold so I used monotone colors, black and white, for other items, with lovely GOLD accessories and tribal necklace! To add a bit of cool and chic touch, I threw a  fedora hat on :)  
Since these items are trends right now, you can easily find them EVERYWHERE! 
NEON HEELS - HERE!
FLORAL PANTS - H&M or TOPSHOP


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Chilly June
















SPRING COAT: Thrifted  |  SCARF: Good Will  |  SHEER TIGHTS: Nordstrom Rack  |  PASTEL PINKG SPRING BOOTS: TOPSHOP  |  WHITE TOP: H&M  |  FLOWER PRINT SHORTS: F21  |  ACCESSORIES: H&M, ALDO, Charlotte Russe, F21



I can't believe that it's already June and we are almost half way through 2012. Yet, I am really excited for summer to come!! I've got tons of summer goodies already to enjoy my summer time :) Can't wait to show them!!!! Regardless, the Seattle weather is unpredictable as always and today is very chilly and had to grab a coat from the closet to layer up, but still want to make my outfit spring-looking, so I tried to avoid dark and dull colors. The top is a bit fuzzy and knit so enough to keep my warm without the coat plus cuter since it's contained lame thread. 

I realized how great the sheer tights are esp on a chilly day. If I wore black tights or some sort of colored tights, it wouldn't have been as spring look as it is... But still look bleak without tights. Don't you think?

Speaking of my hair, as you can see it's very simple, ponytail! What looks slightly different from my regular hair style is that the bangs are separated in the middle. I had used to have separate bangs for a long time so I was sort of nostalgic and it actually tuned out looking good although my bangs are short... 

Hope you all have a great week!!!

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