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Sweatpants in 3 Ways

Sweatpants in 3 Ways

Sweatpants are not designed for your best friend on a lazy Sunday, as the easiest workout gear, or only worn as your comfiest airport attire any longer.

Earth Colors

Gotta love this color combo!

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

 //  

Columbia City

TOP :: H&M (old, similar

HERE

&

HERE

, or adore

THIS ONE

JEANS :: c/o

J Brand

via

Fit Code

JACKET :: Forever 21 (similar

HERE

,

HERE

&

HERE

)

SHOES :: c/o

ALYSIA

BAG:: H&M (old, similar

HERE

&

HERE

)

HAT ::

Aritzia

SUNNIES :: c/o PRADA via

DITTO

( Use '

AIKASLOVECLOSET

' for your first month free subscription! ) 

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Hi LOVEs!!!!

When it comes to making an outfit on a daily basis, does it mostly depend on your mood or any clothes or piece you want to sport? Or is it something else? In my case, it's generally the latter, and that's why newly added items to my closet always happen to be on heavy rotation. Do you often do the same? 

I recently got thise 

awesome pair of booties

that are hand-crafted with an amazing deep green calf hair from

ALYSIA

. It's already too cold to rock this pair barefoot in Seattle, but I've been wearing them with tights and socks since the week I received it. I can't get over how sophisticated they are, and the comfiness is beyond incredible!!! For today's look, I decided to center these booties to create the rest of the outfit, which I thought it would be fun to achieve the "Earth Color" combo style with a bit of a casual sporty vibe. This look could be perfect for watching sports and holiday shopping! Green and camel is such an easy way to create that style, so I simply combined my favorite

khaki sweater

and

camel faux suede jacket

, along with my comfiest

J Brand

jeans

By the way, I almost forgot to tell you that you can customize your shoes from the heel shape to insole color on

ALYSIA

! Isn't is amazing? Their shoes have been featured on notable fashion magazines like InStyle, People, OK!, and more! So you better check them out because their shoes are too lovely to pass on for the adoring holiday gift idea!

Enjoy your Sunday, cuties! ♥

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Black(out) Friday

The perfect day to rock #AllBlackEverything.

Photographed by Jason Nakaya  //  Columbia City 

JACKET ::  c/o Boohoo
SWEATER :: Urban Outfitters
LEGGINGS  ::  c/o Boohoo
BAG :: eBay (similar HERE, HERE, HERE)
BEANIE  :: Target 
BOOTS  ::  ZARA
SUNNIES  ::  Forever 21 
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Hi LOVEs!
I bet you guys all so thrilled to spend your day for the crazy shopping, so I am going to keep today's post fairly short! I can't express how much I love this *ALL BLACK* outfit featuring my new black sleek long coat and super comfy leather-looking leggings from Boohoo! Because today's Black Friday, I thought to myself: "Let's just not wear any color!" Well, it worked! Please don't point out my lovely mermaid hair, though! lol I tried to focus on mixing a lot of textures into this look for a not-your-average all-black outfit! I can't get enough of how edgy yet chic the look turned out, and it got me dig and try more of "completely" all-noir look this winter!
Boohoo gives you a lot of offers and discounts onsite, like up to 70% off everything & free shipping ONE DAY ONLY! You don't wanna miss this out! So go shop now >>> CLICK HERE!
TGI-BLACK FRIDAY ya'll 

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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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Embroidered Crop Jacket

Such a fun fall jacket that I newly added to my closet!

Photographed by

Jason Reynolds

 //

George Town

TOP :: c/o

DressIn

(similar

here

&

here

)

JEANS ::

H&M

( already ripped pair

here

,

here

,

here

)

JACKET :: c/o

She Inside

SHOES :: JustFab (adore these pairs

here

&

here

)

NECKLACE :: c/o

Mirina Collections

(

use "AIKAS20" for 20% off sitewide

)

HAT ::

Forever 21

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Hi LOVEs! HAPPY MONDAY! I hope you had a lovely weekend!!

As you may have noticed already that today is all about these two colors: black and blue.

Jason

is my new photographer friend, and it was so cool that we spotted this neat place with the blue shutter as backdrop! Since I was wearing blue already, I wasn't quite sure if it worked or not, but it totally did! So glad I trusted Jason's intuition! Doesn't it nicely contrast with my look, does it?

When the fall hits on us, it's the time to hunt for a new outerwear, right? I recently got

this lovely printed embroidered cropped jacket from

She Inside

. I adore the print, of course, and it comes in double pockets! The material is cotton blends, so it IS actually warmer than it looks! I like a jacket like this one because you can definitely dress up or down.

Underneath of the jacket, I went for just black and blue to keep the same hue going on, also because I have been into all-black ensembles more than EVER!!! I DIYed these

skinny jeans from

H&M

because that way, it gives a cooler vibe. I unhesitantly grabbed sizers, and made holes, then ripped them!  Instead of wearing a simple black top, I switched to

this lace chiffon top

, which I like it a lot! A top like this one is such a great substitution for regular tops you wear all the time! When you wear all black, adding a statement jewelry is a must, to make it more appealing.

This gorgeous oversized necklace

is something you appreciate having it! Without a single doubt, this will be my top statement necklace for a while!! If you haven't owned one yet, you can get it at

Mirina Collections

with a code "

AIKAS20

" to get 20% off sitewide!

Hope you enjoyed the look! 

Have a great start to the new week, dolls! ♥

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Mermaid Sequin


With my mermaid hair, this green sequin midi skirt completes me.

Photographed by Marcus Annable  //  Sodo 

TOP: c/o Style Moi ( similar here)
SKIRT: c/o Style Moi ( similar here, here )
BOOTS: JustFab via ShoeDazzle
CLUTCH: c/o Ami Clubwear ( similar here, here, here)
JEWERLY: VidaKush septum ring, ALDO earrings, AVEDA lip glaze

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Hi LOVEs! How was your weekend?
If you follow me on Instagram, you probably remember that I wore this look at night for the Fashion First fashion show and I finally have a chance to share the look with you guys. I have to admit that this is by far my favorite party look of this year. All my best-loved vibes are contained in one outfit - fun, edgy, bold, urban and fashion-forward.
I am a big sucker for off-shoulder tops. Then, I found this top that come pre-attached with a choker at Style Moi. Umm.... Can't get enough of it!!!! On top of that, I've been dying to get my hands on a sequin midi skirt, but the reality is... It's super hard to find an ideal one, in the perfect color and length that I adore. Out of the blue, I got lucky and came this gorgeous number, at Style Moi again. (Unfortunately both items are sold out already! I hope for them to be back in stock soon! Yet, I linked the similar items on top for you <3 )
Even though I decided to wear these pieces  for a night out, both are totally wearable on a daily basis. You could wear the top by styling with any bottom in high-waisted, like a suede mini or wide denim pants/jeans, since it's suer versatile. As for the sequin skirt, you could rock it with just a simple t-shirt and ankle boots, topping it off with a biker jacket and a scarf to complete the fall, a real head-turning look!  
I am pleased to end up pairing these new cobalt blue booties because this look was created for a fashion show. They give some playful elements, and the color of the skirt definitely complement with the blue hue!

I really felt as if I was a mermaid with legs, edgily dressed up for a fun night!
I hope you love this look as much as I do!
Happy Tuesday, my sweeties! ♥ 


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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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Blue Leopard



Photographed by Marcus Annable // South Downtown Seattle

COAT :: c/o Fevrie

SWEATER :: Urban Outfitters

SKIRT :: Free People

BAG :: JustFab (similar here)

SHOES :: Forever 21 (adore this & this)

ACCESSORIES :: Celine sunglasses, ASOS beanie, H&M earrings & necklace, Nordstrom Rack tights,

Forever 21 ring set, The Body Shop matte lipstick - 240 Damson in Distress
  


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Hi LOVEs!!!!! 

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!  

Woohoo! First post of 2015! I hope everyone had a wonderful New Year's Eve and kicked off an amazing New Year :)

I really wanted to start off my first post with a look in my NEW silver & blond hair, but I still have a few outfits I didn't have a chance to share last year, and I can't forget this look because it is one of my favorite ones from 2014 for sure!
I always become so obsessed with statement coats whenever winter comes, and I just can't stay away from getting a new one each year! I was more than happy to get my hands on this awesome blue leopard printed coat from Fevrie. It totally amazes me. I love wearing blue, and who doesn't like leopard print? So it's like two of my favorite things in one garment! Scored! I also like the coat because of its shape which is a pea coat style and am fascinated with how cozy it is even though it looks very light weight!

Since the coat really pops up, I styled my inner ensemble with a monotone color to get the coat even more standout! Yet, I played around with hued accessories, even with the lip color, to add some playful vibes. Besides the coat, I'd always wanted to have a beanie with a pom. It's so lovely and cute, and my desire got bigger and bigger every time I saw people rocking it in the street! So glad I got this one now!
I complimented the look with my new pair of burgundy booties and too-adoring Celine sunglasses!        
Have a great first Monday of the year! 



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Red Night Slip Dress

With the warming weather, I am more into an easy breezy cami dresses lately, and I was please when I found this amazing red slip dress on 

Nasty Gal

.

Photographed by

James Chrosniak

FEDORA(similar HERE), LEOPARD PRINT SCARF & BIKER JACKET: H&M

RED SLIP DRESS (similar HERE), SILVER PENDANT and EARRINGS SET & JEFFREY CAMPBELL ANKLE BOOTS( or HERE): Nasty Gal

LEATHER AND METAL CHAIN BELT: Isabel Marant x H&M

VINTAGE BAG: Buffalo Exchange

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Hi LOVEs!

Since it's summer, I want to play with vivid colors and try to avoid dark colors as much as I can! I am very comfortable in this dress thanks to the loose fit, and the lacy thin straps give it an extra feminine touch! This dress does everything! Unfortunately, the length wasn't quite right, even though I bought the smallest size.  As a petite girl, I really need to consider the length of the hem to provide the balance for the whole look. Otherwise, it could throw off the impact of the other parts of my outfit and become unremarkable.

Whenever I encounter this issue,of a lengthy hem, I always use a belt for a bit of a magic! I chose an

Isabel Marant x H&M

leather and metal chain belt, which would go very nicely with the silver pendant. Also, I like the combination of sweetness and metal accent.

This is my first time styling a fedora like this, and I LOVE it! This is a great way to style up a fedora during the summer time. Putting your hair up keeps the back of your neck cool from the summer heat. Also, can I talk about these killer

Jeffrey Campbell

ankle boots

? I'd been looking for summer boots over the years, and had had no luck to find them... But finally! I found comfortable yet funky ones also on

Nasty Gal

! I even scored them with 75% off!! :) Yeah, there was no reason not to get them!

I combined a leopard print scarf and a biker jacket for the night-time ensemble to keep myself warm!! Yup... Seattle is still getting chilly at the night time! :(

Did you like how I styled the slip dress? Hope you did!

Happy hump day everyone! 

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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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2 Bobs Better Than 1



 Photographed by Eric Paguio


BOB DYLAN OVERSIZED TEE (MENS, similar HERE), SHORT SCUBA SKIRT & FEDORA: H&M
GOLD JEWEL NECKLACE: Nasty Gal
LEOPARD BOOTS - PURKHISER (or HERE): ALDO


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Hi LOVEs!
Today's post is a little bit different from my regular posts!!

I have a question to ask you... What's your favorite hair style?
Me? I've always had a big desire to have a bob haircut. I had one a long long time ago, but I don't even remember when it was. A bob is super cute and romantic... It's always been on my top 5 list of hair styles I want to try. In addition to that, one of my fashion divas, Rihanna, is rocking a black bob right now!!! She looks super amazing in that hairstyle! Still, I really love having my hair long and am enjoying coloring it in ombre. One day, as I was doing a photoshoot with my photographer friend, Eric, I found that he has this lovely black bob wig at his live-in studio! I immediately asked him if I could try it on. As I was checking myself out in the wall mirror, he grabbed his camera and he said "Hey, Aika! Let's shoot!"
That's the story behind these pictures!!

Talking about a little bit about the outfit.... I looooove this Bob Dylan oversized tee I found in the H&M mens section. It's big enough for me to wear alone with nothing underneath, or I can knot the hems to make it into a crop top, or it totally goes with leggings or jeans! So funny that I happened to sport 'two bobs' in one outfit - BOB hair and BOB Dylan! lol That's why I titled this post '2 Bobs Better Than 1'   

I am now totally obsessed with a bob hair wig, and I really need to get one for myself!!  I won't need to chop my long hair off --  I just need to save up the money to get a wig! I wish I had pre-planned to style my outfit for the black bob wig, yet I am pleased with how the pictures came out!

Hope you liked me with the black bob hair! :)
Do you dare to try it out for yourself?

TGIF my sweethearts! ♥



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