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Not Your Standard Flare Jeans

Not Your Standard Flare Jeans

Today’s look is all about these P E R F E C T flare jeans I recently got from Free People. They are dreamiest pair of jeans and are literally giving me life! 

Checkered Blazer And Vintage Band Tee

Checkered Blazer And Vintage Band Tee

Rocking the H O T T E S T trend with a bit of vintage twist in my fave band tee. 

End of Summer Whites

End of Summer Whites

In about a week the autumn season is officially kicking off, so I will just hang on to the last bit of summer with some of my favorite summer pieces.

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! 

Boho Floral In A Rainy City

Boho Floral In A Rainy City

My first styling collabo look with a local hippie-boho clothing boutique "Fox + The Feather"

B & W

Kinda liking monochromatic looks. Sorry, I lied. Love them A LOT.

Photographed by Michelle Lock  //  Capitol Hill

TOP: NASTY GAL (old, adore these tops from Nasty Gal - here | here | here)

SHORTS: Zara (Similar here Missguided)

SHOES: Jeffrey Campbell ( Adore these and these )

HAT: Free People 

BRALET: Aritzia (or similar from BooHoo and Nasty Gal)

ACCESSOREIS: c/o IO Collective Chocker, Charlotte Russe necklaces (Similar here), Forever 21 rings, Value Village sunnies

LIPSTICK: Kimchi Doll via Gerard Cosmetics 

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Hi LOVEs! 
Today's look is a bit different from my regular looks, as you may have noticed! Yes, I am wearing only white and black. (Ignore a smattering of that color on my bag :p) I believe I've mentioned quite a lot that I love this two basic hue combination as much as more vivid colors. Thankfully, my cool hair (now I have a "REAL" unicorn hair!!!) doesn't make any look so boring and dull, and it's a great reason to wear more black and white looks! I have to admit that my hair colors definitely influence my outfits so much. 

It was a Saturday when I wore this look, so I didn't wanna put so much effort to dress up -- more like losing fit while still remaining stylish. Skorts seem off-trend item, but for me they are an ultimate piece, especially during this time of the year. They are effortlessly chic, versatile, plus simply can go with anything from the crop tops to sweaters to blouses.
Whenever I go for an ensemble without prints, I always make a focal point to the details, which is why I'd like to share a jewelry brand I came across recently. This lovely handmade choker is from IO Collective, specializing in semi-precious and precious gems and metals. I've been obsessed with the cocker and I've been wearing it countless time already since the day one I got!  You know wearing chokers is a huge trend right now!! I love how the choker looks very pretty by itself but can mix and match with other jewelry I already have.

Hope you like today's "colorless" look!
Happy Tuesday, cutie pies! 



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Spring Neutral

Playing with neutral colors and feeling extra girly!

Photographed by Teban S. of

Asian Impressions

 //  Pike Place Market

TOP: Free People (old, similar here)  //  SKIRT: Anthropologie (old, similar here)  //  HAT:ASOS (or this one)  //  SHOES: Topshop (similar here)  //  NECKLACE:ASOS  //  BAG: Thrifted

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Hi LOVEs!!!

It's so gloomy and chilly today in Seattle. How's the weather where you are?

If it is as bad as my city, I hope today's post will brighten up your day because there are a lot of sweet & twirling moments! :)

Another day with my beloved

camel hat

outfit! Just like today's temperature, I still needed to cozy up in a sweater or layers, so I chose this super lovely bell sleeve cropped pullover to create a "spring natural" ensemble along with the hat. I am so glad I styled them with a flowy maxi skirt because it really complements the look, and it gives the look a nice feminine element.  I actually haven't worn this maxi skirt for a very long time because to be quite honest with you, I didn't know how to style it due to the length - I felt it's too long for my height. But it turned out really flattering! I love it when I can give life back to whatever piece has been hiding in my closet unworn. Since this skirt is extremely light and flowy, it could be fun to wear it again for other spring looks! Maybe with an off shoulder top or floral print tops! The options will go on and on!

Even though my boots are hidden by the skirt, these pink ankle boots added a spring hue. Wearing anything with pastel is such a great color selection add fresh vibe to the look.

As for hairstyle, I have a major obsession with this camel hat and side braid. It's super easy yet effortlessly chic and cute. Such a lovely go-to hair style right now!

    How would you wear naturals in spring? ♥

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Love Affair With Faux Fur Jacket

I just can't stop falling in love with my faux fur jacket. Love getting snuggled in her.




Photographed by Diana Horsfall  // Alki Beach 

TOP: Thrifted (similar here or here)  //  JACKET: ZARA (similar here)  //  JEANS: Free People (Similar here)  //  SHOES: JustFab (old, similar here)  //  HAT: H&M  //  SUNNIES: Free People (old, similar here)  //  BELT: Isabel Marant x H&M  //  BAG: ASOS  //  NECKLACE: c/o Charlotte Russe 


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Hi LOVEs!!!! 
When my new blogger friend, Diana, found me through Lookbook.nu, she contacted me to set up for meet-up, and I was so pleasure to meet her for the first time!! She was such a lovely girl and I knew we would be BFF immediately! We both are from overseas - she is from Kazakhstan, and I am from Japan - so I instantly felt really close to her without not knowing much. I wish I could spend more time while she was here because now she went back to Virginia, and I miss her so much!

I wore this look when we had a brunch together by Alki Beach, one of my favorite spots in Seattle. Unfortunately we didn't have a good luck on the weather. It was super gloomy and drizzling. Yup, welcome to Seattle! :p I kinda wanted to go for laid back style, so I decided to pick anything with loose fit. Pairing a sheer blouse and boyfriend jeans is my new favorite combo now! I styled it with my old khaki boots as my rain boots lol You can laugh at me because I am the type of girl who wears booties even when it rains.
I topped it off in my No.1 beloved faux fur jacket that I scored from Zara this season. I LOVE THIS JACKET to death. Don't think I am saying too much. It's an amazingly perfect jacket! Seriously can't get enough of everything about it. Pink pastel color, awesome fitting, its textures, and how warm it can keep me! My love affair with this number is growing every time I wear it. Even though spring is approaching and the sun is out more often, sadly it's still chilly and I have to bundle up. Whenever I am so lazy to style my hair, I always go for a fedora. It definitely helps me look effortlessly so chic. I wanna make a fashion proverb: "When doubt, go for a fedora. You won't regret it at all." Do you agree?

By the way, Diana is a Creative Director for IFBKSeoul, and I had a chance to be featured on there. You can read my interview HERE if interested.

Hope you all have a beautiful day!


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Fall's in, All Black Everything


Photographed by Benjamin Widdowson // Pioneer Square  


WIDE BRIMMED HAT (Option here): Free People
CROP TOP, DROP EARRINGS (Similar here), SUNGLASSES (Similar here)& WATCH: ASOS
OVERSIZED BLAZER: H&M
BLACK JEGGINGS: c/o Pink Basis
BAG: Forever 21
SILVER SLIP-ON SNEAKERS: JustFab
BRACELETS: Urban Outfitters & Charlotte Russe



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Hi LOVEs!
So...today is actually the official day of fall!!!! Whoo hoo! Are you guys all excited? It's time for a lot of layers and Spice Pumpkin Latte and Salted Caramel Mocha! (My favorite coffee for the season!) Oh and you can't forget about hats, too! Well... at least to me!
I can't believe that we only have few more months left this year, I feel like I just celebrated 2014 a couple of months ago. Time definitely flies, but let's enjoy each moment of your life with smiles <3

Today's look is something that I've always wanted to try for a long time, but it seemed to never happen till now!
Yes, ALL BLACK ensemble!
Since Fashion Week is still going on, and that keeps me so excited thinking of what I would want to wear even though I obviously can't go. Then, this looks was came up in mind as I was looking through for some inspirations, and I love it so much!
You know, I am more of a color-lover, but an all black ensemble never lets you look unstylish and adds a lot of sophistication and edginess. On top of that, I RARELY wear flats, so another new thing here is 'how to rock in them.' To achieve that, I tried to draw attention away from my short legs by wearing a hat and a cropped top and showing off a bit of my stomach. Also wearing all black or same hues helps to create "I line" silhouette to look slimmer and elongate your leg lines. A pop of color is always a great addition to compliment your look. I decided to pair it with this gorgeous statement drop earrings (They are really heavy by the way, but that's not discouraging me to wear them at all!) and my current favorite fall red lips, SANDRA from NARS Audacious Lipstick collection.

I hope I can try all black attires again this fall and winter because it's just really fun to put together! How would you rock the outfit?

On my personal note, I am going to Robert Leonard Salon & Spa this afternoon to get my hair done and also to try out other severs they offer! I am sooooo thrilled for the new change of myself, just in time for the season change! In case you wonder, please follow me on Instagram to see what will happen there!

Have a lovely day, sweeties 



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Boho Vintage

Photographed by Benjamin Widdowson // Bellevue 

FLOPPY WIDE BRIMMED HAT & MIRRORED SUNNIES: Free People

"DIET COKE" VINTAGE T-SHIRT & GAP DENIM SHORTS & GOLD NECKLACE: Thrifted via Goodwill

FRINGED BAG (similar here or here): Forever 21

BRACELETS: Charlotte Russe

LACE-UP HEELS: Windsor

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Hi LOVEs!

Another fashion week is coming up soon and I am very excited about the options that colder season offers, but there is still no way that I can't enjoy the hot summer weather while it lasts. I love waking up to the bright sunshine and then sipping a glass of fresh orange juice on my little patio to jump start my morning. I've lived in Seattle for almost 6 years now and I will never get tired of this beautiful and refreshing summer because Japan is just too hot and humid to be able to enjoy such pleasurable moments during the summer. Yesterday I can't believe that it went up to 94 degree! Yay to the remainder of summer!!

I teamed up with

Goodwill

, one of the nation's biggest thrift stores, to do something fun as part of their celebration for their new store launch in

Capitol Hill

. I was asked to shop there, hunt for whatever I loved (within a budget), and put together some outfits for them. It's pretty simple, but this is absolutely a fun way to celebrate their launch, isn't it? The last time I went to a

Goodwill

store was quite a while ago, perhaps even three years back? So I was really thrilled to check out the new store.

Unlike the stores I've been to before, this new store was really modern and easy to shop! They have a super large and spacious floor within a two-storied building, with the main level featuring all clothing items white the basement area sells non-apparel goods such as furniture, books, kitchen supplies, and etc... Everything is very nicely categorized and placed. It totally helped me to find exactly what I wanted to shop for.  I felt like I was in a store at the mall or something!

 Here are what I got at the shop: 

A vintage Diet Coke t-shirt

GAP denim shorts

A denim midi skirt

Several gold accessories (A necklace & 4 bracelets)

A patent belt, 

A DKNY yellow tank

A set of Adidas sports bra and running shorts

Isn't it amazing how much I was able to scored? And guess what! I could still buy more within my budget!

I decided to choose the vintage t-shirt and denim shorts to create a boho-inspired look. Because it was hot like yesterday, I knotted the hem of the t-shirt so that it acts like a cropped top and allows my tammy to feel the breeze. I also rolled up and tacked the sleeves to turn it into a sleeveless top. Believe it or not, it gives a big change to keep cooler. Paring some major essential pieces of the boho style was the key and final touch for this look: a floppy brimmed hat, fringed cross-body bag, a dangling ear cuff, and a plenty of bracelets plus arm cuffs.

I hope you enjoyed how I styled my new items from Goodwill, and please check out

the new store in Capitol Hill

if you live around the area! Stay tuned for the future looks of how I mix up my other picks!

Stay cool, and enjoy your day!

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Rosey White Out


Wearing white in summer is fundamental, yet it is still considered to be a major look. This ensemble always remains a hot trend. It's impossible not to love how the crispness and how an all-white look can produce a crisp, luxurious and rich feeling?

Photographed by Bryan Lee


OFF-SHOULDER CROP TOP: ASOS
LACE MINI SKIRT (similar here or here ): TOPSHOP
MESH SLEEVE BOMBER JACKET: Urban Outfitter
ROUND BAG:H&M
RETRO SUNGLASSES: Free People
STATEMENT NECKLACE: Bad Kitty
OPEN-TOE LACE-UP BOOTIES (similar here): Shoe Cult By Nasty Gal 

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Hi LOVEs!!!!
I am so happy that I finally have a chance to share this all-white sporty-inspired look with you guys! I thought I lost the SD card that had the photos on it, but I found it as I was packing for my recent move!! It sucks to lose something, but the moment when you find, it is such an absolute relief.

I wore this look a month ago when I went to a fashion event at Zebra Club! In my previous post, I mentioned that I want to enjoy the bright summer days by wearing with vivid colors as much as possible, and I think whites can be counted as vivid, too.

When I got these awesome open-toe lace-up booties, this looks instantly popped into my head. Since my hair is pink now, I thought it would be fun to mix up a theme of sweetness and sportif all together. I am totally in love with this combo! While an off-shoulder cropped top and a lace mini skirt emphasize the femininity, it doesn't look too girly and is actually more bouncing and lively because of the bomber jacket and lace-up booties.

Personally, I believe an all-white look can be transformed into an expensive, crisp appearance when paired with gold accessories. However, I styled this one up with silver jewelry this time because I was eager to wear this gorgeous statement necklace from Bad Kitty Accessories that definitely gives some WOW to this look!

If you follow me on Instagram (@aikaslovecloset), you know that I recently toned my hair to bring back a mermaid look again. I have no words to express how much I love this color at the moment. I am planning to make a post regarding my new hair color, so look forward to it!
One last note, I am performing at the Seafair Torchlight Parade this coming Saturday, the 26th. This is my third year performing, and this time I am assigned to be the leader of a flag team (We also have a dance and brass band group!) I've been working so hard towards the parade since March, such as choreography, practices, leads meeting, and etc... It's been some crazy and hectic days, but all I am overflowing with full of excitement! I am lined at the top to lead the whole group which is more than 100 people! Isn't it thrilling? If you are in Seattle this weekend, please come watch me downtown!!! I bet you will have lots of fun :)



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Black Laces + Pastel Biker Jacket



 Photographed by Justin Swain

FAKE GLASSES, HOOP EARRINGS & NUDE PLATFORMS: Forever 21
FUAX LEATHER PASTEL BIKER JACKET: ZARA
LACE TOP: Isabel Marant pour H&M
LACE SKIRT: Free People
FUR BAG & WATCH: ALDO
RINGS: Forever 21 & H&M


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Hi LOVEs! How are ya?
I wore this outfit when I went to SEE Eyewear launch party a while ago... I definitely love the combo of lace on lace. I was pleased with outcome and that the whole outfit looks like one complete dress with two different patterns combined on top and bottom. Because of one-color hue, it helps one look taller by creating an "I" figure. Thanks to the lace patterns, the skin is peeking through the clothes -- emphasizing sex appeal. I think it's safe to say that all black could be worn in Spring if skin is still showing. The lace skirt is adjustable, so I made it a midi-skirt instead of a maxi-skirt so that I could wear black socks to go with. Wearing ankle socks in any shoes is such a great idea, especially during the season when you can't wear boots because it's too hot, and you can't wear pumps or sandals either because it's too chilly. Since this outfit was for an eyewear brand launch party, I mixed a pair of black flamed fake glasses for a little playful accent and then accessorized with silver jewelry.

Now that the season is switching to spring, and it's time to let the dark clothes sit back in the closet and bring out the bright colors to play. I love black biker jackets, but I needed to update my wardrobe with some new dazzling pieces. Then, I picked up this insanely awesome pastel biker jacket from ZARA. Seriously it keep blowing me away every time I wear it. Everything is just on point! Beautiful pastel blue, its design is a bit of boxy structure that helps to stay on my narrow shoulders when wearing it over-the-shoulder. Just wearing this jacket alone is super trendy! I am even obsessed with its back silhouette. Because the jacket is pastel blue, I paired a watch with a blue bungle to match and make it pop out of the all-black ensemble. 
Whenever you are struggling with  which shoes you should go for to complete the look, pick a pair of nude shoes. You'll never go wrong with them, and they are magically harmonized with any outfit and any occasion!


Wishing you a very wonderful week, sweeties! 



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