Mirrored Sunglasses

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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In Monochrome Sporty


Photographed by Ivan Mrsic :: Alki Beach 


BASEBALL CAP (similar here): Aritzia
MIRRORED SUNNIES: ASOS
CONICAL EARRINGS: Charlotte Russe
 CHAIN NECKLACE (or here): Forever 21
STRIPE CROP TOP (similar here or here) & HOLOGRAM BAG: H&M
FAUX LEATHER SHORTS (similar here): Nasty Gal - thrifted via Buffalo Exchange
OPEN-TOE LACE-UP BOOTIES (similar here): Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal



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Hi LOVEs!!!!
Finally Seafair Torch Parade is over! (If you read the previous article or keep updated on my Instagram/Facebook, you know that I was performing the parade as a flag performer!) Even though I really miss my team and those crazy practices on the weekends, it's time for me to get back to the blogger life!!

As much as I love colors, I still love wearing monotone colors very much! And why not wearing them during summer? The basic colors never fail to be fashionable! And this time, I wanted to mix it up with a sporty vibe! I actually wore this look for a lead flag practice, yet I wanted to create something that is totally wearable on a daily basis. Sportswear as a fashion trend has been definitely enlarging for the past few years and even evolving as the years past. I personally feel that you can effortlessly achieve the trend by just throwing on a simple key item. I love seeing people making it to a sleek, sophisticated and luxurious ensemble which is far from the actual meaning of "sporty or athletic!" I am also fascinated that it could be a sex appeal, can form a very amazing laid-back look, and can even make an elegant and chic look.

I've been in love with this baseball cap and these faux leather short pants ever since I've owned, and can't stop wearing them! These are some of the perfect pieces to upgrade a sporty-inspired look! A baseball cap is currently my summer essential, especially for a bear-face day to cover my skins from the sunshine. I can't not resist anything that is practical yet so stylish! To accentuate a sportif mix,  I paired it with these awesome lace-up booties (They are super comfy!) A stripe crop top is very playful and helped me keep it cool from the heat! I love how the silver accessories perfectly go with this look. Not too bold, yet not too boring.

How do you want to wear the sportswear trend in the remaining summer?

P.S. I was totally speechless to see a breathtaking sunset during the photoshoot! I need to go there more since I now live closer!!!!          




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Brimming With Sheer Mint


Photographed by James Chrosniak 


WIDE BRIMMED HAT (similar HERE)  & MIRRORED ROUND SUNNIES: Free People
MINT MESH PANEL STRAPPY MIDI DRESS & COLLAR NECKALCE: c/o Missguided
DENIM SHIRT: Thrifted
FRINGED SHOULDER BAG (similar HERE, HERE or HERE) : Forever 21
LUCITE HEEL PLATFORM BOOTIES: Charlotte Russe
FAUX LEATHER CUFF BRACELET: JustFab
RINGS & MIDI RINGS: Fashionista Problems




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Hi LOVEs! Yay!!!! It's finally Friday!

I was more than happy to teame up with one of my favorite brands, MISSGUIDED, to style this adorable Mint Mesh Panel Strappy Midi Dress. I decided to style this dress in both daytime and night time ensembles. In today's post I will showcase the daytime outfit. I wanted to share how one dress can be transformed both easily yet dramatically! It's always good to have a versatile piece in your closet that gives you options to wear in multiple occasions!

First of all, you have no idea how much I am in love with this midi dress!! Due to my height, I am normally not a big fan of wearing a midi dress. I choose a dress that comes to at least 4 to 5 inches above my knees. However, thanks to its mesh panel details this dress can be a bit longer and still make me look fab! It creates an amazing illusion of both elongating my leg line and drawing attention up away from my legs WITHOUT putting a belt on or tucking up the dress! How stunning! I really love the mint color as well! It's not a vivid color, yet still a vitamin color and of-the-moment shade with impact that you should try this summer!

For my datime look, I wanted to go for something playful and fun that works for casual shopping, having a quick lunch, or grabbing some coffee at a cafe! To start, I decided to pair it with a wide brimmed hat and a light french braid, which is my quick casual go-to style! I added an all-time stylish accessory: a collar necklace that gives the look a bit of boldness and and also a single dangly earring (This style of accessorizing is having its moment in 2014! )
Although this dress makes me look tall as-is, I still wanted a bit extra height to balance the whole look out. Yes, these clear heeled platform sandals do the job. I can even walk in them the entire day!
I like that the wide brimmed hat has a boho vibe, and to keep the theme going I accessorized with a fringed bag and mirrored round sunnies! Fringed pieces are back this spring and summer as a notable trend and have been seen everywhere! So glad I have kept this bag for a few years now! :) In fashion, what goes around comes around!


I hope you like/love the DAY look. By the way, this dress is still available on MISSGUIDED!!
Stay tuned for the NIGHT look in this fun dress!

Finally, one quick note! I will be moving out in the next several days! I am super excited to live in a new area, but I want to apologize in advance for possibly me being MIA for a while!
Have an awesome Friday cuties! 



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All White Is Always The New Black


Photographed by Takuya Akiyama




CLEAR EARRINGS: H&M
WHITE CLUTCH (similar HERE): Zara
BRACELETS : c/o Charlotte Russe
DIY WHITE PANTS: GAP



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Hi LOVEs! Happy Monday! 
I hope you had an wonderful Farther's Day yesterday! I wish my dearest dad were in the States with me so I could have spent a happy time and celebrate with my papa! I miss my family to death.... It's been almost three years since I saw them! :( 

It was so sweet of one of my favorite brands 1.State to send over this amazing striped tee and white moto jacket, which I am currently in love with very much! When I looked at them, the first thing that came to my mind was to create an "all white look."  I actually gave it a try last year and I was really pleased with the big-hitting look, so I wanted to really try it again! I definitely adore this all-white ensemble! I like how the outfit looks slightly different with or without the jacket! Even though I wear the jacket, it looks super fresh and I love how the striped tee lets my skin peak through. Yes, just the right amount of allure. I paired with other white items to emphasize the white palette, but I styled with metallic oxford shoes for an unexpected touch! Although my legs look so short, which is why I love wearing heels, I still look nice with this trendy look!! Because of the white hues, my new pink hair stands out really beautifully and is so playful. (OMG! You have no idea how much I love this new color! I finally could be a 'pink mermaid' <3) 

One of the must-have items for summer surely is a pair of mirrored sunglasses. They can effortlessly upgrade your look and really help to frame your face! I've own several, but you know, just like shoes and bags, it never gets enough! I ran into these killer mirrored sunglasses at ASOS! I am seriously obsessed with them! They are always in my purse now! I can't wait to hunt more mirrored sunglasses this summer hehe! 

I hope you like my new hair and hopefully you will get to play around with your hair and an adventurous color this summer! I bet it would make your summer more exciting!!


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Bold Stripe Matchy Matchy



 Photographed by Teban, of Asian Impressions Photography




MIRRORED SUNGLASSES (similar HERE), STRIPED STRAIGHT-CUT BLAZER & STRIPED TROUSERS: H&M
CROPPED TOP (similar HERE): Tobi
'STRESSED BUT WELL DRESSED' CLUTCH: ZARA
HOLOGRAM WEDGE HEELS: ShoeDazzle
RHINESTONE PANTHER STUD EARRING: c/o Charlotte Russe
AB CRYSTAL BUTTERFLY GOLD BRACELET: Modern Trend
WRAP BRACELET (gifted): Chan Luu  



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Hi LOVEs!!!!
It's finally weekend :) Do you have any cool plan to enjoy your weekend? I hope you do!

I am so glad that I was able to show a feminine side of me through the spring yellow dress outfit on the previous post... Ever since I shaved my side, I've tended to go for edgy and cool ensembles somehow. So I was very happy that it seemed like so many people actually liked/loved my 'cute' outfit <3
BUT! I am back to feel edgy and cool in today's post! I've kept mentioning so many times that I can't get away from two matching pieces this season, and I found another one again a few weeks ago at H&M! I couldn't resist buying them (Get yours HERE & HERE) because they were super affordable. Guess how much were they? They were ONLY $25 for two pieces. I didn't have any fashion-forward boyfriend inspired suit, and I especially adore these loose fit trousers. If you wake up and put them on with a tee and a biker or bomber jacket, boom!!! You are totally ready to go for a morning coffee or a little brunch! If you want to dress up a little bit, the top blazer is absolutely a great gourmet to style up with any kind of bottom. It definitely goes with a pencil skirt and even with skinny jeans! There are so many ways to use out of both pieces, right? :)  Also, the patterns on this matching set are just freaking amazing. As you can see, it's not flat strip patterns. It looks like geometric stripes so it's very eye-catchy!

It's spring and will be summer soon. I decided to wear a cropped top to show a little bit of skin. Well.... I know some of you may think that it's too much but I think it's cool? I'd had in my mind that I always wanted to try suit style and a cropped top underneath. It turned out one of my favorite combos in this season! To add a more cool vibe, I styled my hair in pony tail and put on mirrored sunglasses, yet I love how the looks still have a ladylike touch thanks to the red lips and the bright red cropped top!

Since I wanted to build extra height to balance the whole look out, I paired it with wedge heels. Yet I totally suggest you to switch them into trainers or slip-on instead, to achieve a comfy and sporty style!!! It would be fun and playful! 


I hope you enjoyed how I styled the matching pieces!
Looking forward to seeing more of matchy-matchy looks down the road!


Thanks for stopping by!



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Panama Spring Mix



Photographed by B.L. (My friend)



PANAMA HAT, BOYFRIEND BLAZER (similar HERE), BLACK TOP, TRANSPARENT EARRINGS, & TWO-TONE CLUTCH: H&M
HIGH WAISTED DENIM SHORTS (similar HERE on sale): Aritzia
PLATFORMS (similar HERE): Steve Madden
ROUND MIRRORED SUNGLASSES (similar HERE): Free People



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Hi LOVEs!
Hope you had a great weekend and that your week has started out well! My weekend was crazy busy because of the SEE Eyewear trunk shows that I hosted (my first time EVER), followed by an in-store brand launch party that I attended at ZEBRA Club!
The SEE Eyewear trunk shows was super duper fun!! I immensely enjoyed the experience while I was there! Like I said, it was my first time to host an event or party; I was very nervous and anxious about how well I would do. However, the SEE Eyewear team was really friendly and great people to work with!  I was also very pleased to see my friends coming to my events. :)
I wore this outfit to my second event!! Just a little note -- I didn't expect that the day would end up freaking cold and rainy so this outfit was not appropriate at all! lol

Since we were celebrating a new spring/summer collection, I wanted to wear something that showcases  both a spring and summer feeling! So, I picked this lovely panama hat as my main statement piece for the whole outfit. I am totally in love with its shape! It took me forever to find the shape that I'd been picturing and it perfectly fit on my head. I think I got it last year, but I haven't had the chance to wear it as often as I wanted to. So I am happy that I could wear it from early spring! I really like combo of the classy and playful vibe in this look. I believe I successfully manged to wear black in a spring look by showing some skin and styling with light colored denim shorts and transparent earrings! Wearing an oversized or long blazer and shorts will be one of my go-to styles for a while. It is definitely easy and quick, but still looks so stylish from any angle. Also I can't wait to get additional mirrored sunglasses this summer just because they are super funky as a cool addition to your ensemble!

What's your current go-to spring style? Do you have any item you're dying to snag?
I went for shopping at ZARA last Saturday after the event and got a bunch of awesome items <3 I can't wait to show them here with my styling!

Hope you all have an amazing Tuesday 


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BLUE Spirit, BLUE Marine



Photographed by Eric Paguio 


BLUE PUFFER COAT & STRIPED TURTLE NECK DRESS: c/o NOWiSTYLE
HOLOGRAM BAG (or HERE): Nasty Gal
SNEAKERS: NIKE
SILVER CHAIN NECKLACE: Forever 21
BELT & MIRRORED SUNGLASSES (similar HERE or HERE): Thrifted


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Hi LOVEs!!!! 
I am sure that you ALL know that the Seattle Seahawks became the world champion in football!!! How awesome is that?!?! I am originally from Japan, but I love Seattle! I am totally proud of my city's team!!!! Last Wednesday, after about 700,000 people gathered in Downtown Seattle to cerebrate the Seahawks' amazing win on Sunday. The street was completely packed with the 12th Man. Unfortunately, I had to work that day so I couldn't go see the actual parade.... However, I thought I should show some love by wearing the Seahawks' BLUE colors! :)

If you know a bit about me, you may have noticed that I am completely obsessed with BLUE lately. This striped turtle neck and accompanying puffer coat are a couple of the new pieces I've received from NOWiSTYLE. This coat not only looks really warm -- it really IS! Its design is superb, especially the way the collar/hood cradles my neck. It is unexpectedly wonderful. It flames my face and keeps my neck really snug. It offers a drawstring high on the waist that can be pulled in to lengthen the appearance of my legs by shortening the torso! I always love the trick of creating an illusion to make my legs magically look longer! Turtle necks are a must-have item this winter, and there is so many ways to rock it! Thought it is a turtle neck dress, it can be transformed into a top, as well.

Ever since wearing a pair of sneakers with a fashionable outfit has become a trend, I have wanted to try it out. Still, I am crazy about heels and appreciate the extra height they add, so sneakers never seemed to make it into one of my outfits. BUT, look how I managed to pair them with today's ensemble! The pink neon color of the shoelaces harmonizes with the outfit, and I really like how they helped my casual sporty look keep just right amount of femininity!
I topped off this look with some silver accessories, hologram bag and put on BLUE mirrored sunglasses to add a sporty vibe a bit more.


Valentine's day is now less than a week away. Do you all have a SWEET plan to celebrate it with your beloved one?
I created two Valentine's inspired outfits for you so please stay tuned for the posts coming up next week! 


Happy weekend! :) 



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Peachy Sunday at The Park with Mirrored Sunnies


MIRRORED SUNNIES: Purchased at Red Light Vinatage & Costume  |  CORAL SPRING KNIT & NEON STRAPPY SANDALS: H&M  |  BLACK JUMPSUIT, ROUNDED EARRINGS, CHAIN NECKLACE & FRINGED BAG: Forever 21  |  WHITE LACE SCRUNCHIE: Daiso 


Good day, my lovely readers! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Speaking of fabulous weekends, on a recent Sunday, I spent some quality time at Green Lake with my best friend, Jessica, who is a very kind, lovely, and enthusiastic woman who just happens to also be a skilled photographer! We went there to take some shots of my spring outfits. The weather was absolutely perfect and we had a lot of fun taking pictures!! After we finished shooting, we sat down on the grass and chatted about a variety of things! Every time I meet here, our conversations are always simulating, and at the end I always feel like I received a bunch of energy and courage just by hanging out with her!! It had been a while since we last got together due to my busy schedule, so it was a wonderful chance to take a break, reconnect, and have her shoot some photos of me :)

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And now, onto the goods...
I got this beautiful coral spring/summer knit from H&M, and I just can't help but love it! It is really versatile and goes with mostly anything, doncha think? I can wear it with jeans, shorts, maxis, skirts... the list goes on and on! For this outfit, I used a hair tie on the side to shorten its length and balance out the ensemble. Underneath, I threw on a comfy jumpsuit, to which I pulled up the hems to make it more fitting for the warming weather.   

Those H&M neon strappy sandals you can't take your eyes off of? Yeah, I snagged those last year as a trendy item, and they do surprisingly well to harmonize with the outfit and make it look nice from any angle. Add to it the mirrored ssunglasses -- Just simply putting them on can add style to almost any look. I am extremely pleased with my new shades!!!!! You can't deny it, they add the cool factor to a sizzling outfit!

Ahhhhhh, I really want more mirrored sunglasses...!!!!! haha

Hope you love/like my peachy outfit and my new sunnies!


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