Scarf

How To Style A Gingham Linen Shirt 2 Ways

How To Style A Gingham Linen Shirt 2 Ways

Ditch your plain white shirt for this gingham print linen shirt this spring. It surely brightens up your day!! Showing you how you can rock it 2 ways from a casual girly to relaxed sophisticated look.

Top 10 Pretty Plaid Skirts

Top 10 Pretty Plaid Skirts

Mini skirts are definitely my staples in my closet over jeans! Brought this plaid skirt to my NYC trip. Sharing top 10 plaid skirts you'd love to add to your closet.

Cozyy Layers

Cozyy Layers

Are you looking for a soft and cozy cardigan? Well, I've got you covered! Read more where I found mine! It's actually under $50!!

Olive Monochrome & Oversized Scarf

Olive Monochrome & Oversized Scarf

I always love a look with one color from head to toe. I've tried it in all-white and all-black, and now I'm craving for some colors to play with instead!

Army Green Is The New Black

Got the perfect sweater in one of my beloved colors in winter!

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

 //  

Queen Anne 

SWEATER :: c/o

Idol Collective

BLAZER ::

Kohl's

SHIRT ::

H&M

JEANS :: Hudson Jeans (old, Similar

HERE

&

HERE

)

SHOES ::

Lulu*s 

BAG :: JustFab ( adore these,

HERE

&

HERE

)

SCARF ::

ASOS

BEANIE ::

Everlane

(or pom pom ver. 

HERE

 & 

HERE

 )

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Hi LOVEs!

I can't believe how fast this year has flown by and only 4 more days left till new years!! Yesterday I got to shoot with a talented FL photographer

Katherine

in collabo with

Haute Hibou

. Located in Captiol Hill, you can go there for a great selection of bohemian and hippie-chic clothing! We managed to shoot 5 outfits in 4 hours and of course we decided to shoot for NYE look! I already peeked a bit at the images, and.... Guess what?!?! WE KILLED IT! I really can't wait to share the look with you guys, so make sure to stay tuned! <3

I've noticed a lot of people are becoming so into non-colored sweaters, and I am not an exception. I do love sweaters in grey, white, and black! They are ridiculously stylish. Yet, sometimes I find myself get tired of wearing those, so I always seek for perfect warm colored sweaters. Then, right on time, I was reached out from

Idol Collective

(Yay for a local small business!! ), and luckily they carry

this amazing army green sweater

with elbow patched details! It's extremely cozy and such a playful piece! Whenever I pick a sweater, I always go for one size or 2 size up for an oversized silhouette.

To style this lovely sweater, I matched the color scheme with a pair of

camo skinny jeans

and a dark green bag. I layered it up with a

button down shirt

underneath and

blazer

over it. I love this layering technique because it never fails to be so chic and sophisticated! I finished the look by pairing these ultimate winter essentials - a

beanie

and

oversized scarf

- for extra coziness because the warmer, the better!!

A little awesome news from

Idol Collective

! They are offering

free shipping

all January in celebration of the new year! Plus my readers can get

15% off

with the special code "

AIKAIDOL15

," which you can get the sweater under $35! Don't forget to take advantage of it!! :)

Have a lovely Tuesday, my cute pies! ♥

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XOXO

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Fall Layering, Scarf Into Poncho

Don't get the perfect poncho yet? Here is the easy trick you want to know before spending $$.

Photographed by

James Chrosniak

 //  

Seattle Pier

PONCHO (scarf) ::

Forever 21

(other options down below)

TOP ::

Forever 21

JEANS :: ASOS (old, similar

HERE

,

HERE

)

HAT ::

Forever 21

BOOTS ::

JustFab

(  similar

HERE

,

HERE

,

HERE

)

BAG  :: Rebecca Minkoff ( old, similar in

NAVY

,

BLACK

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Hi LOVEs! Happy Friday!

One of the fall styles I really adore every season is definitely the poncho. It looks so cozy and effortless, but it always turns out to be a super chic and fall-friendly outfit! Unfortunately, I'd gotten rid of all my ponchos last year because I felt they were sort of old in terms of styles and colors. To make matters worse, all the ponchos I wanted to get or found so far are somewhat expensive, so I had to pass them on... It was so sad...

HOWEVER!!!!! I just found the perfect one, which you can actually turn your favorite scarf into an amazing poncho !

I was wearing this super

cozy grey scarf from

Forever 21

by wrapping it around my neck as usual ( see the picture above, or check it

here

) but this one is actually a big enough to be worn as a poncho with a little easy trick: spread the scarf, drape it over your shoulder and secure it with a belt. How effortless is that? It also helps define your frame!

I am actually kind of surprised that I didn't come up with this idea untill now! I love maximizing the outfit options by using the same piece when it doesn't look like you wear the same clothes.  This trick is practical as you travel to colder places. Packing a scarf should be on the must-bring list, and you can actually make at least 2 looks for 2 days without having extra cozy items!

Underneath of this 'fake' poncho, I simply paired with basic items -- a 

black loose top

and

skinny jeans

. I wanted to throw in some color, so I opted for these blue booties again because I have been so obsessed with them!

Putting on a fedora

always gives a great touch of boho vibe. I think you know that, right? And this time it adds up as a nice finishing effect! 

What do you think of the idea of making a scarf into a poncho?

I hope you like it as well as how I styled it!

Tomorrow is long-awaited Halloween! What are you guys dressing up as? 

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XOXO

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Get Cozyy

Your fall look will never complete without a chunky knit scar this year <3

Photographed by

James Chrosniak

 //  

King Street Station

TOP:

ZARA

 (Similar

HERE

,

HERE

,

HERE

)

DRESS worn as skirt: c/o

Style Moi

 (Adore

THIS

 and 

THIS

)

BOOTS:

JustFab

via Shoe Dazzle ( Other options down below)

SCARF:

Forever 21

BAG: c/o

CASTRO

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Hi LOVEs! 

As much as I love all the seasonal delicious food that contains pumpkins during this season, (my favorite is always a pumpkin cheesecake my mom makes!), I can't get over the feeling of getting snuggled in a chunky scarf!! Recently I scored this

Forever 21

oversized grey scarf

! It's amazingly soft and lightweight, yet thick enough to keep you warm from the cold weather. The color is light grey so it can go with any looks or outerwear as the colder weather sets in!

I decided to share with you guys two ways of wearing an oversized/chunky scarf right now - another way is to coordinate it as a poncho! Today I am sharing the first look, which I am just simply rocking the scarf wrapping around my neck!

Since the late summer,

I showed the all-grey look

because I love the ensemble in addition to all-white and all-black! My obsession still keep growing, and that's why I paired the scarf with the grey sweater. Since the scarf is light grey, I wanted to keep the same tone palette into the look. But I didn't wanna wear the same grey maxi skirt I was wearing for the all-grey outfit post. Also, I didn't have any bottom in blush/pastel. So I decided to wear my

white lace dress

as a perfect lace midi skirt, and really love how the look turned out! If you follow me on

Instagram

, you've seen me a few times already in these

bold cobalt blue booties from

JustFab

via

ShoeDazzle

! They are my serious obsession right now! Although these babes are NOT as versatile as black boots due to the vivid color, it's definitely a perfect pair for a touch of playfulness, especially now that the weather is getting gloomy!! 

I can't wait to show you guys the other look with this scarf worn as a poncho!

Happy Tuesday, sweeties! 

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XOXO

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Scarf Season

Photographed by

James Chrosniak

// Pike Place Market

SCARF :: GAP (old, Similar Here)

SWEATER :: EXPRESS

 SKIRT :: Bliss, a local boutique (Option Here,Here, and Here)

BOOTIES :: Steve Madden

BAG :: Rebecca Minkoff 

SUNGLASSES :: ASOS

EARRINGS & WATCH :: Charming Charlie

RINGS :: H&M, Forever 21, ALDO

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Hi LOVEs! Happy Monday!

How was your weekend? Did you have a good one? I actually had a lot of fun things going on for  my weekend! I kicked off the weekend on Saturday by attending my first blogger brunch event at MOTIF in Downtown, I met and connected with several lovely fellow local bloggers, and went home with a super sweet swag bag filled with an ELLE magazine, beauty goodies and testers, and a flawless snakeskin printed clutch bag!! I spent my Sunday with my bestie getting some yummy sushi, doing a little shopping Downtown, and we ended our day enjoying some FroYo! He's been like my brother ever since I first came here to attend school. It is always so refreshing to catch up with old friends who feel like family. It is especially important to me since my own family and good friends are far away (in Japan), so this time spent together was more than simply an enjoyable time! It was crazy busy last week, so I was so happy to recharge and prepare for another busy week! (I hope it won't be as busy as last week, though!)

As much as I am a huge lover of hats and shoes, I am a big collector of scarves! When we welcome fall and winter, it's so crucial to be able to dress cozy while remaining stylish! Scarves are one of the key essentials to help you easily achieve that goal. Sometimes they even turn out to be a statement piece for your outfit! There are tons of options in varying colors, designs, and fabrics! One day I would love to go shopping just to find a few perfect scarves for the season! It would be so much fun!

I think a lot of people tend to go for darker colors as the temperature is dropping, and so do I! But dark colors can be subdued and muted, so I always find myself adding sass with a bit of color! After I dressed in some of my favorite black pieces from my closet, I complimented the look by adding a plaid scarf for a pop of color and playfulness! I really love how the scarf is so versatile in styling and how each one looks slightly different from another. You might be seeing a lot more of me rocking all-black ensembles with different types of scarves! haha

I hope you like today's look!!!

Thank you so much for stopping by!

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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Turtleneck Striped Oversize Knit

Photographed by

Justin Swain

TURTLENECK STRIPED OVERSIZE KNIT SWEATER: NOWiSTYLE

BEADED BELT & PATTERNED SCARF(MENS): Isabel Marant pour H&M

PASTEL MINI BAG(similar HERE): TOPSHOP

STUDDED BOOTS - Zurich: JustFab

FAKE GLASSES: Urban Outfitters

NECKLACE & EARRINGS: Forever 21

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Hi LOVEs!

If you live in a comparatively cold area, what kind of outfit could you choose that keeps you warm and snug while still being stylist? One of the outfit options could be to throw on a turtleneck. Don't you agree?

You see, turtlenecks definitely offer plenty of great styling opportunities -- they work when simply layering, they can be your featured statement piece, they can be paired with some head-tuner accessories, etc.... Now that's a flexible yet stylish piece of clothing!

I personally was not a big fan of the turtleneck, but I noted that they are currently one of the big hits this season. So I decided to try one out and incorporate it into an outfit. Guess what? I have been converted! Especially when the turtleneck is as fabulous as this oversized stripe knit is! I like the grey and blue combo, which is a pretty rare combination to me! This knit is actually REALLY oversized for me, so I tied it up around my waist with a beaded belt to make it a bit more fitting. Since I wanted to go for a playful yet intellectual look, I styled it up with a pair of fake glasses (my favorite one, btw!) and a bun. I couldn't resist adding a sense of edginess by wearing

these killer studded boots from

JustFab.com

! This knit itself is quite warm. However, I finished the look with a patterned scarf so that I could be extra cozy :)

How will you be wearing turtlenecks this season?

I hope you like my turtleneck ensemble and stay tuned for other looks featuring turtlenecks!

Enjoy your day 

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

"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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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO