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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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Ocean Blue Gingham

Photographed by Steven Bodo


WHITE SHIRT & GINGHAM PRINT MIDI SKIRT (similar HERE): ASOS
BLUE METALLIC SANDALS: Shoe Cult
SATCHEL BAG: JustFab
SUNNIES & WATCH: ALDO
BRACELETS: Charlotte Russe
BUTTERFLY CRYSTAL BRACELET: Modern Trend'AIKA'S LOVE CLOST' CUSTOM NECKLACE & MIDI RING: Fashionista ProblemsRINGS: Aldo, Urban Outfitters, ASOS



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Hi LOVEs!!!!
Recently I read an article in the Trend Report of Who What Wear talking about GINGHAM as one of the major prints right now, much like floral, and this trend print immediately caught my eye and I really wanted to give it a try! Whenever I look for a particular item, I always end up going to ASOS, an amazing brand that I love so much because I can find exactly what I want. When I searched there, I luckily came across this beautiful ocean blue gingham midi dress!!! I knew this skirt could be worn as both skirt and even a shouderless dress when I saw it online, so BOOM! It's transformed into the perfect summer dress!!!! The look is definitely appropriate for any occasion.

When wearing as a dress, I wore it high and belted right under the breast. That way I can create the magic of having longer legs and a nice effect to balance the whole look. I wanted to go for a marine-inspired color palette so I paired the dresswith NEW lovely blue metallic sandals and white crisp shirt knotted around the belt, to blend with the colors of the dress. Also, I like the pop of blue on my earrings and they match with the sandals! When the wind blows, the dress becomes more flattering by floating and billowing.

I styled my hair into a messy bun because I wanted to show off my décolleté line and add an extra sex appeal when I take off the shirt. It's summer so don't be shy to let some skin show! I actually didn't know when I did the updo, the pink hightlights would shine throught! Ohhhh I am sooooo in love with this hair!

Which look is your favorite look, with or without the shirt? I know it's kinda hard to decide, isn't it? Because both looks are so lovely either way!
Of course I created another look wearing this midi skirt as-is! So stay tuned for how I coordinated it <3
I hope your week has been amazing!



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Roaming In A Statement Jumper




Photographed by Aiyana Yuki


MILITARY CAP & JUMPER: Isabel Marant pour H&M
DENIM MINI SKIRT: Thrifted
LEOPARD BOOTS: SHOECULT by Nastygal
BAG: JustFab
RINGS: H&M, Forever 21 & Charlotte Russe
EARRINGS: Charming Charlie 


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Hi LOVEs! Happy Monday :))) Did you all have a wonderful weekend??
Last Friday I went to my friend's farewell party. It was such a blast <3 Not only did I met tons of new  people, we partied and had an amazing time until freaking 7am!!!! She is from Taiwan. We don't get to hang out all the time, but we both know we are good friends. She has been supporting my fashion and dreams for a while and whenever she sees me, she always gives me lots of compliments on my outfit! We always end up talking about old fond memories, and  how we've both grown up since then...
You know, I love living in America because I know my life belongs here. I feel like the dreams I have only make since in America. Nonetheless, one of the hardest moments is saying good bye to my beloved friends that leave/will leave the states. I never get used to that. Anyway, I was so pleased to see her for the first time in a long time. Especially right before she is moving back. I wish her all the best because she also has her dreams in Japan!!!! :)


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I believe that you are very familiar with this fabulously amazing jumper!! It's one of the popular collection pieces from Isabel Marant x H&M last year. Ever since I've brought this one, I've never stopped loving it!! haha
This jumper is seriously a standout winter essential. It looks warm and cozy while being extremely stylish! I paired it with a denim mini skirt and leopard boots, for a more casual look. If you have seen my fall/winter outfits, you might notice that my outfits can't be completed without HATS! I am kinda sad that it covers up the saved side though. This lovely navy military cap is also my pickup from the collection, and I am so in love with it! Just the hat itself has the french vibe. So adding it to any outfit can effortlessly upgrade your look.
Don't shy away from the pastel colors this season!! Pastel pink is my current obsession! With it, I added just right amount of the sweetness to my bag, and a different pink to my lippie.
I really like this look because it combines both casual and chic feeling in it!


Hope your new week is going well!
As always thanks for stopping by! 


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Elegant Chic avec Isabel Marant pour H&M



 Photographed by Aiyana Yuki 



REVERSIBLE BOMBER JACKET, LACE TOP, BIKER PANTS & BELT: Isabel Marant pour H&M
JEWEL EARRINGS (similar HERE) : ASOS
PURPLE JEWEL NECKLACE: Japan
CLUTCH (iPad case): MANGO
SILVER BOOTIES: Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal
CAT EYE SUNGLASSES : Aldo

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It's finally Friday! Any good plans for the weekendB? :)

A month ago, you know H&M released the new collection collaborating with Isabel Marant. As a fashion geek, a big fan of H&M and more than that, a fashion blogger, there was no way I wouldn't refuse to go get some pieces from the collection! I asked my best guy friend, Bryan as well as my big brother in America to come with me although I knew he had to work on that day!  We decided to go to the H&M store in downtown. To be secure, we prepared to get there 4 2/1 hours before the store was open... YES it's freaking 3:30 AM!!!!!!! Crazy isn't it? :P When we got there, I saw several people lined up already and we got a fortune to be the 10th and 11th people in line. We spent hours and hours playing with our phones to kill times! (Thank you my new iPhone 5s <3 )
After passing 7:30 am, color-coded wrist bands that indicate when we could enter the store were handed out to us and the first ones could go shopping for MENS and KIDS previously before the WOMENS collection opened at 8:00 am. Yay for Bryan and I planned to get a cap from KIDS so we were really excited about the pre-shopping time!
At 7:45, the door was finally open, and everyone dashed in so enthusiastically but insanely!!!! He went downstairs and I went straight to the WOMENS collection. He got a lot of collection clothes that he was planning to buy as well as my cap!
The time was tick-tocking, and right after 8 am passed and we were let in, everyone was CRAZILY grabbing the pieces without hesitation even yanking off from the mannequins!!!! I should have done that! lol After 10 mins or so later, almost all clothes were gone (I was surprisingly shocked how fast everything was taken!) and I was super duper happy and lucky that I was able to pick up what I wanted to get except one garment, a chunky sweater. Here is the picture of what I got that was posted on my Insta (If you aren't following me already please do!)




I got Black Lacy Top, Biker Pants, Reversible Bomber Jacket, White and Black Chunky Jumper, Cap, and 2 Kinds of Belts. The shopping bag ( I got a small one and big one) is an extra gift and it's super handy! I've been using the little one as a secondary bag and the big one is a perfect bag for photoshooting or a short trip!

Their collection was extremely lovely and wow, it was totally worth to wake up so early in the morning and wait for a crazy 5 hours! If I wasn't the 10th one in the line, I wouldn't have been able to get what I wanted!

So you probably already noticed that the outfit of today's post is almost styled up completely with the Isabel Marant collection. I seriously can't get enough of each piece and am really impressed with how versatile each item is! The bomber jacket is so eye-catchy, trendy and fun! It's great that you can wear it in two ways since it's reversible! On top of that, the prints are very contrasting such that you could make a totally different outfit out of ONE jacket! What a practical jacket! The lace top is my most favorite piece so far. The fit is just so perfect and it is meticulously well-made with the fabric. I embrace that it instantly creates the sexiness by showing off the skin through the lace and also helps to elevate elegance and glamour even more. I didn't have ANY black lace top so this is my first and a perfect top now added to my closet! Since the top looks vintage, I paired it with one of the belts that also looks vintage rather than the metal one.
When it came to choose the accessories, I wore ASOS jewel earrings (similar HERE) and purple jewel necklace to glam up around my face. Then, since I wanted to add a bit of color, I paired with a MANGO iPad case as a clutch. My new silver booties from Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal are so fab and nicely coordinated with the biker pants because of the silver details.


I hope you like/love how I styled my Isabel Marant x H&M collection and stay tuned for another look wearing the chunky knit and cap!
Happy Friday ♥


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