Rebecca Minkoff

Back To Black

A little mermaid gets covered in #allblackeverything. 

Photographed by

Stephen Klise 

 //  Downtown Seattle

DRESS: Forever 21 (or similar Lulu*s, Nordstrom )

SHOES: Steve Madden (old, adore HERE, HERE, HERE

BAG: Rebecca Minkoff

NECKLACE & WATCH: c/o Charlotte Russe

SUNNIES: c/o Polette

LIPSTICK: The Body Shop - 240 Damson in Destress

RINGS: Forever 21, c/o IO Collective 

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Hi LOVEs! How's your week been so far? I hope it's been a wonderful and productive one!

Today's post is all about BLACK (and edgy)!!!!! Ever since I finally turned into a "little mermaid" thanks to the talented Miguel at

Foxy Cut

, I've been so into a minimal, classic, monotone colored pieces. When I went to Portland a few weeks ago, of course I had to take advantage of "no-tax" shopping. Then, I snuggled this super soft

ribbed knit midi number at

Forever 21

! It's a little challenging to rock the dress with this length for a petite girl like myself, but its comfiness totally got me buying this number. It's literally like a pajama! haha

I loooove #allblackeveything and #whiteout themed looks especially during the summer just because I don't have to use a lot of brain power to think of what to wear in hot HOT weather! So I decided to style the look centered on the dress with black items: black strappy sandals, and a black mini bag. Yet, I spiced it up by adding a

purple lipstick

( a killer match for my hair, right?!) and

these awesome mirrored sunnies from

Polette

, which is a must item for summer! Needless to say, my hair is doing a freaking great job at adding a perfect spice on the look!

How do you like wearing all black during the summer? Yay or Nay?

Hang in there, babes! It's almost Friday!!!! 

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Trench Vest

In other words, it's a sleeveless jacket. But guess what? This is originally a...




Photographed by Teban S. of Asian Impressions  //  Washington D.C. - Near Bobby Van's  

VEST/DRESS: c/o Elizabeth Roberts 
TOP: Target (old, similar HERE or Forever 21)
SHORTS: GAP ( similar Nasty Gal, Nordstrom)
BAG: Rebecca Minkoff (similar HERE
SHOES: JustFab (old, similar Nordstrom Rack, Chloe, Steve Madden
NECKLACE: c/o ISHARYA 

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Hi LOVEs! I hope you all had a lovely and safe July 4th weekend!!!! 
I was introduced to a local amazing designer Elizabeth and her own line Elizabeth Roberts right before my DC trip. I was so pleased to pick up this gorgeous trench vest on their first Annual Warehouse Sale. But let me say first. It's actually designed for a belted long vest dress. I'd been dying to get my hands on a stunning trench vest as well as a sleeveless jacket and hers is just perfect. I realized that wearing it as a vest is more flattering to me, but of course I will share with you what it looks as a dress soon on here. Without no doubt, I had to bring it with me to rock while enjoying my trip!!! 

Elizabeth thrives on kinetic energy and perpetual motion informing her life and design, and I really embrace her cutting edge of both fashion and technology. All of her jackets has a SMARTSHIELD pocket feature designed to protect wearers from the invisible but real dangers of electromagnetic frequencies and microwaves emitted when carrying cellular phones. Her collection offers very functional and flattering designs that reflect refined luxury. It's sleek and subtle with a feminine touch.

I wore this look on day 3 in DC and wanted as comfortable as possible for roaming the city and sightseeing. I combined a silky cami and denim shorts. Then added a pair of fringe sandals for a pop of color and a little fun effect (Don't worry, I switched them into flats when sightseeing began!) I like how they match with my hair color! When it's hot and humid, you don't wanna layer your clothes. But this trench vest is super light weight and breathable, so it helps you mange being chic on a hot day! Yesterday I put it on with a cropped top and midi skirt to tone down. To my surprise, it goes with any look! I accessorized my newest gold necklace (18K) from Isharya, and I am so in love with this double dainty chains and lovely disc with cz. Perfect by itself yet layering with other dainty necklaces could be also wondeful! 

I can't wait to show you the dress version of this piece! Meanwhile, check out her design!
Thank you so much for stopping by!
Let's kick off a great start of the week, cuties! ♥ 



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Khaki Tee Basics

So stoked to fly to D.C. tomorrow for the first time in my life!!! 



Photographed by Michelle Lock // University District 

T-SHIRT: ZARA

SKIRT: from Japan (Similar Net-A-PorterForever 21Nordstrom )

SHOES: JustFab

BLAZER: H&M ( or ASOS, Lord & Taylor)

BAG: JustFab

NECKLACE: Rebecca Minkoff

SUNNIES: H&M (Similar Ray-Ban, Express)

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Hi LOVEs!!!!!
After coming back from Portland for a quick mini trip, I decided to do another short trip to D.C. with my friend! How exciting!!! One of my resolutions this year is to travel as much as I can. It feels so great to check this off from my list within half a year!! I didn't expect to do two trips in one month, either! I will stay in DC for only 4 nights, but it will be A TON OF FUN! Last Sunday one of my fans sent me a snap asking whether or not I am doing a meet & greet in D.C.! It literally brought me to tears because I seriously thought that this type of thing would only happen after I became a BIG blogger, like Kayture and The Blond Salad! But guys.... this is actually happening! Even more excited to go to D.C. now!

Alright, on to today's look! I got this khaki tee from ZARA, and it's been one of my stable pieces since then! It's so comfy and the color will never go out of style. There are so many ways to style a simple tee from casual to sophisticated. I love switching things up from regular black or white tees to this khaki one. Even though I am almost 30, (Yes! I am hitting 29 this November! ) I am still in love with wearing a denim mini skirt during summer, especially when I get tired of wearing denim shorts. So I put them together with a beaded belt as an accent. This combo definitely works well as-is, but I threw on a boyfriend blazer for a more polished look. I've been wearing these killer sporty-inspired sandals I snagged recently from JustFab, and I was blown away by how they can go with any look! Such an amazing pair to create a color-blocking ensemble or simply for a pop of color!

Make sure to follow me along on Instagram, Twitter, and Snapchat (@fashionsitaika) for D.C. fun!
Have a wonderful Tuesday, cuties!



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Denim Combo, Different Blues

Styling this crop top and these denim jeans combo in 2 ways. 


Photographed by Michelle Lock  //  Fremont 

TOP: Aritzia (Adore MINKPINK, Free People, Urban Outfitters
JEANS: c/o Ami Clubwear ( Similar Forever 21, Need Supply Co.)
JACKET: H&M (old, similar Macy's, H&M, Nordstrom)
SHOES: Nasty Gal 
BAG: ZARA (adore Lulu's, 3.1 Phillip Lim, TOPSHOP)
BRALET: Aritzia 
ACCESSORIES: Celine Sunnies, Rebecca Minkoff Y-Necklace, c/o JJ Caprices Earrings (use "aikaslovecloset" for 15%off)


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Hi LOVEs!
I hope you all enjoyed the weekend with its breathtakingly amazing weather! I really wanted to take advantage of it, so went to Alki Beach with my friends and was so excited to finally get some fun summer time wearing a bikini by the beach! Of course we took a bunch of pictures and videos on Snapchat (@fashionsitaika)!!! After that, we decided to get some delicious dinner at Duke's Chowder House! Our table was on the roof top, and we got to see the sunset while eating award-winning chowder! It was a pure bliss! Luckily I am now living closer to the beach, like only 45 mins by bus! That means I am really looking forward to doing this over and over again during the summer! What did you guys do?

 Ever since I realized how styling can definitely expand the versatility of my wardrobe without buying new clothes or by reusing whatever I have in my closet, I always enjoy making different looks by using some of the same pieces. I am not wearing anything new in today's look, (except a couple of lovely jewelry from Rebecca Minkoff & JJ Caprices [Use code "aikaslovecloset" for 15%off!]) but challenged myself to recreate a different outfit from a chic look to a super casual look!

I've been obsessed with a combo of crop tops and high waisted bottoms lately. I used to not like pairing a denim jacket with denim jeans, but I figured that it's one of the great way to look so chic! I kept the look the same hue by adding these blue metallic sandals and my all-time fave white clutch. Although the crop top is a bit casual, having these gorgeous gem earrings around my face help to elevate the look!

Thank you so much for stopping by! Wishing you a wonderful new week to kick off! 



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70's Jumpsuit

Feeling awesome to finally get back to the grind and writing a new post in my new room! 

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

 //  Alki Beach 

JUMPSUIT: Forever 21 (sold out, adore this, this or this)  //  CARDIGAN: BB Dakota  //  HAT: ASOS  //  CLUTCH: Gifted (similar here or here)  //  NECKLACE: Rebecca Minkoff  //  EARRINGS: JJ Caprices  (use AIKASLOVECLOSET for 15% off of your order)  //  RINGS: Forever 21, Fresh Tangerine

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Hi LOVEs!

I have no idea where to start, but I am feeling freaking amazing to fully recover from

the incident

and settle in to a new place!! My room wasn't furnished so I went to furniture shopping at IKEA last Friday and got my hands on a lot of stuff.  A bunch of lights (because my room is in the basement), candles, clocks, storage goodies, and.... BED! When I first moved in here, I was bedless. I had no choice to sleep on the floor without a mattress - just a few blankets in place of it. It was kinda of nightmare, and I actually had super weird dreams a few nights in a row! So I am totally excited to sleep in my cute, white fluffy bed now!! Ever since my childhood, I've always dreamed of having a canopy because why not? It's adorable and makes a bed much cuter! And guess what? That dream came true!!! My landlord is so nice that I can decorate however I want to. My new roommate just painted his wall from white to orange. I can't wait to DIY my new house! Hopefully I will have a chance to peek my new room/house for you guys soon!

When I found this awesome jumpsuit at

Forever 21

online, I once neglected to buy it because I didn't know how good it would look on me. Then, a few days later, when I went to their store with my friend, I found it and she pushed me to try it on. Immediately, I fell in love with it!!! Although I had to tailor the hems, this jumpsuit is perfect to me! I have a long torso and short legs, which always make me hard to find a flattering jumpsuit. So actually this is my first time owning it! I definitely love the 70's inspired print with a blue color accent. I am generally not very comfortable wearing a piece that widely opens around my chest due to small breasts. But this jumpsuit solves the problem and gives me an even better look.

I decided to layer it with an oversized cardigan and my all-time favorite

camel hat

. I tend to glam up by wearing stacking bracelets as the weather gets warmer and the skin is shown. It's fun to mix and match with what you have already and new accessories. Plus, the outfit never looks so plain. I've been in love with my new

"Jewel Box" Y-neckalce from

Rebecca Minkoff

. It's not a bold statement piece, but it's definitely something you can wear on daily basis from day to night.

What's your favorite spring/summer piece lately?

Happy Tuesday 

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Simple Shades and Floral Mix




 Photographed by Felix Hidajat



TRENCH COAT (similar HERE | HERE | HERE) & FLORAL PRINT SCARF: Japan
SHORT SLEEVE COLOR BLOCKED TEE: c/o 1.State
BELT & FLORAL PRINT PANTS: H&M
BOOTIES (similar HERE or HERE): ASOS
M.A.B MINI TOTE BAG (similar HERE): Rebecca Minkoff
SUNGLASSES: Urban Outfitters
EARRINGS & WATCH: Aldo
CRYSTAL BRACELET: GIVENCHY

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Hi LOVEs!!!!
I am so sorry I haven't been able to update an outfit post for more than a week! I'd been with a bad cold and really needed to rest myself to fully recover! But I am back now and have so many spring outfits to share with you guys! So please be ready for that :)

As I have mentioned many times in previous posts, I've been obsessed with SPORTY and FLOWER PRINT trends, and the idea of 'why don't I combine my favorite trends in an outfit?' popped up on my head when I received this awesome sportif top courtesy of  1.State.
They are quite a new brand and are a contemporary sportswear collection that launched exclusively at Nordstrom February this year. I totally embrace how they integrate the femininity and sport motif in the collection. Their collection is mostly simple, yet has a feeling of modern, architectural-highlighted and sleek with novelty fabrics. With that said, this top is one of the amazing pieces that definitely expresses their style!

I actually wore this outfit to feature the top at their launch party, and it goes so well with the floral print pants. I added a floral print scarf for more feminine touch, and I loved the way I wore the scarf tied up around my neck instead of wearing loosely. Although I adore this outfit itself, I like it more when wearing the trench coat over it. Trench coats are a must-have for spring and such a practical yet fashionable item when needing a bit of layers in the spring weather. I've been wearing a lot lately, and it always elevates my looks!

These ASOS boots are something that I can't get enough of. REALLY! I'd been searching for many years to find the perfect pairs! I was so glad to finally own them! They are ankle boots; that means I still can wear them right now because it doesn't look too fall or winter, thanks to showing the ankle. Right? The side silhouette is just wow to me and they definitely look amazing with any kind of style <3

I am going to team up with 1.State to create a spring style look featuring their new collection soon! (Omg! The pieces I picked are super adorable!) I can't wait to show you the items and to share how I am styling them! Please stay tuned for the blog post!

Have a happy Thursday, sweeties!♥


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You Are Always Gonna Be My Love

 Photographed by

Eric Paguio

FUR COAT & SHORT SCUBA SKIRT: H&M

TURTLENECK TOP & HEART CHARM: LOWRYS FARM (Japanese Brand)

HEART PRINT TIGHTS (similar HERE): ASOS

PINK WEDGE HEELS (similar HERE): UrbanOG

M.A.B TOTE MINI: Rebecca Minkoff

NECKLACE: Nasty Gal

JEWEL EARRINGS: ALDO

GOLD BELT: Thrifted

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Hi LOVEs! and.....

♥♥♥ HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY 

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I had hoped to post this look the day before Valentine's as my second V-day inspired outfit but was unable to because I left sick yestrday and had to spend time in bed to get some rest! But heyyy --- what is a better Valentine's present than a good outfit, huh?  Here you go! :)

This photoshoot was one of the best ones I've ever had! Not just because I really love the outfit, but also because I can't get enough of my new hair and color! And I am overjoyed with how beautifully my photographer friend, Eric, captured me through his lens... This series offers more head shots than usual... I just couldn't choose which one was the best! :P

Even though I can't share today with my valentine, this outfit is definitely the one I would wear to celebrate my day. While the first look highlights the color red and showcases cuteness and femininity for a younger woman, this outfit focuses on elegance and the seductive nature of a mature woman. That's why I styled it up with all-black to elevate the polished and chic touch, including the outerwear and the bag. Just a little note, the black fur coat is really a go-to item that you shouldn't miss this winter season. It keeps you bundled up for sure, and you can't go wrong wearing it with any style... I am so glad to have snagged this one when it was on sale for  ~$10 at

H&M

! Score!

I'd been looking for a skirt with some flares for a long time and finally found

the perfect one at

H&M

. Thanks to the ruffle hems, it gives a nice amount of charm to the look. How can I not love the skirt? Simple but elegant! I love the skirt so much!

 Of course, I wanted to add some characteristic colors and items from Valentine's Day. So I topped it off with the

ASOS

heart print tights and

UrbanOG

pretty pink wedge heels. Oh, and don't forget to complement the look with gold accessories and a hint of red lips!

Wishing you all a very lovely and sweet Valentine's Day! Happy a day of love!!!

Kisses and Hugs xoxo

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Leo, White & Burgandy



 Photographed by Justin Swain

LEOPARD COAT, FUR SCARF, EARRINGS & CRYSTAL BARRETT : H&M
TOTE MINI BAG: Rebecca Minkoff
KNEE-HIGH BOOTS: JustFab
RED ROUNDED SUNGLASSES: ShopRoxx
BRACELETS & WATCH: Charming Charlie
WHITE FUZZY KNIT: c/o NOWiSTYLE
QUILTED FLORAL A-LINE SKIRT: Forever 21 



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Hi LOVEs!
After I shaved the side of my hair (which has been a liberating fashion adventure for me!! ), I've shown a tendency to wear more 'cool' and 'edgy' clothes that complement my hair style. But when I came across this so girly-inspired quilted skirt at Forever 21, my inner feminine spirit just had to be appeased, and I bought it without hesitation. Since I went with the skirt, then how about a nice sweater? This one from NOWiSTYLE is just right, since fuzzy knits are very on right now. They are so cozy and warm. But most importantly, they are strikingly eye-catching! And this white sweet knit with its super lovely details around the shoulder is such an irresistible piece. While it keeps you warm, that details add a touch of sex appeal without having to actually cover your neck during the frigid weather!!!  

To elevate the girly vibe, I paired these burgundy velvet knee-high boots to the skirt's red rose prints, which really ties the look together. These boots actually could be worn in another way by folding the top hems. However, for this look the folded hem just didn't work, so I went with the straight boots and for a touch of cuteness I did DIY which I added the little lace-up details on the back. I am truly glad with the result because they look cuter from both front and back!

I believe that this outfit is adequately cute without a coat. But if you need a coat, I also am very fond of this leopard coat and fur collar scarf. Red (boots) and leopard prints are definitely one of my favorite combos. The Rebecca Minkoff Tote Mini is a simple but wonderful accessory, especially the way I slung it across my body, for a sophisticated finish.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a wonderful day 



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"LOVE" is Everywhere

Photographed by

James Chrosniak

PURPLE SHORT RIB BEANIE (similar HERE): ASOS

OVERSIZED SCARF: Forever 21

BIKER JACKET (similar HERE): H&M

'LOVE' PRINTED DRESS - Cutout Neck Printed Midi Dress: c/o Charlotte Russe

LEATHER BOOTIES - FEARGHUSA: ALDO

M.A.B TOTE MINI: Rebecca Minkoff

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One of my favorite words in this entire universe is "LOVE". And not just because it is party of my Japanese name. This world could not work without LOVE, and it is a common sentiment that all humans share across the world, right?

When the awesome

Charlotte Russe

team sent me this

LOVEly dress

, I was just speechless. This is so me, and I'd been looking for a monochrome one-of-a-kind dress for a long time. Not only do the "LOVE" graffiti prints make this dress stand out, the cutout along the neck and slit sides are inviting, flattering and so... wow! I love any dress offering details that elevate sex appeal. On top of that, the dress is winter-appropriate because it offers long-sleeves. That means I don't have to freeze in this Seattle cold weather in the name of good style. This dress can be presented  in a multitude of ways. Of course you can wear it simply as it is, just like how I did here. You can add a bit more and layer it up with a chunky knit over the dress. You could also use the upper part as a top and put on any type of bottoms. This bodycon dress is by far an absolute statement piece. 

I kept the black and white theme going on by paring it with black sheer tights and my new

ALDO

leather booties

, which I adore so much! To be honest with you, they are a bit uncomfortable, and I can't walk for a long time in them. Even still, I wear them occasionally due to their beautiful leather texture and fantastic side view. I chose a 

H&M

cropped biker jacket and wrapped up in a

Forever 21 

oversized scarf to bundle up. They work together to create an edgier look.  

I've been in love with this

Rebecca Minkoff

M.A.B Tote Mini

that I've given as a Christmas gift. The fabric is insanely cool and it has two different faces in the back and front. Either with or without the strap, it is such a fantastic go-to-bag!      

Happy Friday 

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