Single on Valentine's Day? 10 Awesome Ways to Celebrate!

Single on Valentine's Day? 10 Awesome Ways to Celebrate!

Just because you don’t have someone special to celebrate this holiday of love, don’t feel discouraged and it doesn’t mean that today can’t be special. It doesn’t have to be so cute, so lovely and so romantic.

If you have NO IDEA what do do, here are 10 awesome things you can do (in addition to staying off of social media) - literally today, in an hour, right now!!

Fall Ready

What's your favorite fall prints? Mine is definitly houndstooth! 

Photographed by Marcus Annable  // Queen Anne 

TOP: H&M (old, similar ShopbobBluefly )
BOTTOM: c/o Now I Style ( Similar JC PennyMichael Kors )
SHOES: ShoeDazzle (old, similar HERE, Charlotte Russe)
JACKET: c/o 1.State
SUNNIES: c/o NewDress
EARRINGS: c/o JJ Caprices (use "aikaslovecloset" for 15% off at the checkout )
NECKLACE: c/o Trendhood


Hi LOVEs!!!! I hope you all had a lovely weekend and have a great start to the week!!! 
Since last Saturday I decided to take a break from all social media - no Instagram, no Facebook, and no Snapchat (this is an exception because I wanna see all the fun lives from NYFW! :p ) To be really honest with you, for the last several weeks I have been easily swayed by and been extremely frustrated by what I perceive as too few likes and/or followers on my social channels, especially my Instagram.  I've constantly been comparing myself to other bloggers or Instagramers. I knew I really shouldn't because it's unhealthy and isn't the right thing to do. It actually put me into a negative cycle, a like really awful one. Then, it ruined my self-confidence and invited self-doubt, making me think I am not doing well or that I can't be successful. Even though being consistent is one of the keys for success, everyone knows that this industry is also number driven. However, if you lose who you are and don't enjoy what you do... or if don't feel happiness from it at all, then you gotta change something to make it better, and more importantly, to make YOU feel better. So my decision was to just take a break, breathe and think back to what I wanted to do and to be when I decided to take this blog more seriously 2 years ago..
To my surprise, it helped me so much. Like TONS! I felt so revived and refreshed. I feel alive, and my confidence is slowly returning now.
In this world, although it's very competitive, it's so important to have a "real" friend that you can honestly talk to and support with each other. And mine is absolutely Diana of Different Colors and Different Styles. She found me through last year and coordinated a meet-up with local Seattle bloggers. She isn't based in Seattle (too bad! :( ), but her husband is from here, so we planned to hang out more before she left. She is really a sweet and genuine girl, and I instantly like her a lot because I felt some common bond - for instance, we both are from different country. Since then, she has become my blogger BFF, and for these last few weeks, she has always been there for me and wholeheartedly encouraged me. She was definitely a life saver, especially with the situation that I am here being away from my family and all of my close friends have either gone back to Japan or moved to a different state. I can't thank her enough for her deep cheering and loving me for who I am! Thank you so much Diana!

I don't want to really say that the end of summer is super close, but at the same time I am so thrilled to see that a lot of my fall favorites, such as cozy knits and sweaters, cute printed coats, lots of hats and scarves,  etc. are stocking up in stores. I just got my hands on some fall-ready items from Forever 21 last week, and a pink blush sweater is my current obsession right now! The texture is literally like a cozy pajama! I am planning to shoot a look with these hauls, so stay tuned! <3
Wearing houndstooth gives me the feel of autumn, and that's why I decided to rock the print on today's post!! There always are some kinds of 'never-unstylish' pieces , like a Chanel suede jacket. It's not too much to say that the houndstooth print is the one of them! I mixed the print up with my all-time favorite ankle bow pumps and went for a gold top and lightweight white biker jacket, topping over the shoulder. Maybe I should have switched to a darker shade of outerwear, but I guess it's working as-is since it's still September!
Are you guys all officially ready for fall? Thanks for stopping by! ♥


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Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Because it's St. Patrick's Day!!!! Fun fact: I am a buddhist lol

Photographed by Teban S of

Asian Impressions

// Downtown Seattle

TOP: c/o Charlotte Russe (similar here)  //  CARDIGAN:Forever 21  //  PANTS: c/o Lemonade Clothes  //  SHOES: c/o Ami Clubwear  //  HAT: Target  //  BAG: c/o Lemonade Clothes  //  SUNNIES: c/o Wholesale Celebshades (Use promo code "shady15" for 15%off )


Hi LOVEs!!!

I guess I don't need to explain why I am sporting the color green today! Happy St. Patrick's Day! I actually wore this outfit a while ago with

a different coat

, so to be quite honest with you I didn't plan to wear this look as a  St. Patrick's Day outfit. But while I was doing photoshoot in downtown, a lady walking by us randomly told us "Wow, what a great outfit for St. Patrick's Day!" So this lady kinda convinced me to post this look today! haha

I actually have never worn a look that consists of a lot of green because I thought I'd never been able to pull the color off. But you know what? I love how it turned out! I got these awesome

green plaid leggings from

Lemonade Clothes

and decided to base everything around them. I like the contrast of green and white. It looks a bit edgy on one side, but the pussybow blouse gives a nice touch of femininity. I threw on a classic green cardigan for extra warmth and extra green hue to match with the leggings. I am so glad I opted for these yellow pumps as the finishing accent. It definitely helps make the green color pop, and yellow is always a great color to spice up your whole look! When I wore

this look with the coat

, I carried my

new fave backpack

, also from

Lemonade Clothes, 

on the back. But for this look I carry it differently and I love how it can be styled in a flattering way as a regular bag.

How do you guys celebrate St. Patrick's Day? Hope you enjoy my green ensemble!


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City Backpack

Introducing my cool new backpack on which all the major fashion cities across the globe are printed. 

Photographed by Teban S. of

Asian Impressions

// Downtown Seattle 

TOP: c/o Charlotte Russe (hasn't released yet, similar here )  //  PANTS: c/o Lemonade Clothes  //  COAT: Forever 21 (old, adore this)  //  SHOES: c/o Ami Clubwear  //  BAG: c/o Lemonade Clothes  //  HAT:Target  //  SUNGLASSES: c/o Wholesale Celebshades (Use promo code "shady15" for 15% off)


Hi LOVEs!!!!

 I just couldn't be happier with the super beautiful sunny days Seattle has enjoyed lately. It definitely makes me feel that spring is around the corner and can't wait to soak up the sun <3

Since the last season, backpacks have become major trend accessories, and they continue to grow in popularity year by year.  To be quite honest with you, I used to hate it. I thought it's kinda ugly to carry a backpack, but now a lot of brands like

Rebecca Minkoff

Michael Kors

, and

Stella McCartney 

are even joining the trend, and I like the "backpacks are the new purse" thing! They're not just for high school girls anymore. I am in love! So glad to finally get hands on

mine from

Lemonade Clothes

! I love that  backpacks can instantly add the back-to-school vibe and they are so practically fashionable! You can find any style from sleek and polished to casual and cool. The options are endless!

I definitely adore my

new backpack

! I think that these city prints are what this backpack makes really fun and unique. Whenever I open my bag, I see the city names, and it makes me wanna go back to my city (Tokyo) and travel to those major fashion capitals so badly!! Such a tempting bag! lol

My look is totally inspired by all the cities printed in the backpack. You see a dose of the inspiration from each piece I am wearing, don't you? I like how the look gives a different image from the front and the back. I styled my new pussybow blouse with

green plaid leggings

, but kept it sophisticated by wearing a leather sleeved coat and black shades courtesy of

Wholesale Celebshades


Use promo code "


" for 15% off!!

) .  I added a beanie for extra warmth, and it was such the right choice to complete my look with a pair of yellow pumps! Always fun to add a pop of color!

Have an amazing Tuesday, cuties! 


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80's Double Neon

 Photographed by Robin Osgood

NEON TOP: Nordstrom Rack
BELT: Japan
BOW HAIR CLIP: American Apparel
CLEAR HEEL LACE-UP BOOTS(similar here): Chalotte Russe
WHITE FRAME SUNGLASSES(similar here): Forever 21


Ever since neon has become a trendy color motif, I've been totally fascinated with it...
Once you add some neon to your regular look, you can create a totally different style out of it, and all of a sudden you are on trend. On top of that, neon is such an energetic color filled with vitality that it lends it energy to me, and makes me happier whenever I wear it! I really appreciate its strong but fun he...

With the in mind, I decided to combine two neon colors in different textures for today's outfit. I absolutely love how fun and pretty the look came together because I had reservations about how well combining two strong in a single outfit might turn out.
The outfit is definitely stand-out, but it has a playful, retro look to it! I love that this look has an 80's touch, which I've never attempted to achieve previously. I believe that the white framed sunglasses, disco ball earrings, hologram round bag, and clear heel lace-up booties are the pieces really create that 80's vibe.

Beyond clothing, I really love collecting hair accessories, and this bow hair clip from American Apparel has been one of my most favorites in my collection. Why? My answer is pretty obvious! It's amazingly cute and versatile while staying simple! In a previous post, I styled it up differently. For this look, after I made a messy bun, I just clipped it on the side. It's a super effortless way to form a lovely hairstyle when you think your hair needs something extra!

Hope you like/love my neon look!
What's your favorite look that combines a neon color? 


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Pastel Colors to Brighten The Season


Happy Friday my lovely readers! What kind of awesome plans do you have for TIGF?

Now... When was the last time I wore REALLY girly style? Yea, it's quite some time!!!  The ladies reading out there may understand that you can feel extra feminine just by wearing a skirt and curling your hair style!

When I first saw this lovely flowered print skirt at a local thrifted store, I just fell in love with it. Just look at how those bright pink flowers stand out! Its length was quite long on me when I tried it on, yet I couldn't resist buying it. After, I took it to a tailor to make it THE PERFECT skirt for myself, and you can see how well it came out! As you may know, higher waist styles are in again, and I really like how the belt complements the skirt. I paired the skirt with this lovely minty asymmetrical top from TOPSHOP and added the pastel heels from JustFab. I was really pleasantly surprised with how the bright colors play off each other, and feel that the whole ensemble turned out really cute and so fitting for spring! The day was a little chilly, so I added an H&M cropped jean jacket and polka-dotted ankle socks! These socks were sent to me from Japan a couple of months ago (thanks, Mom!) and I just LOVE them so much! The best thing about them is that they are not too plain but also not such a conspicuous design either, so I can wear them with any style if I wanna add some spring to my step. 

And don't forget the accessories! Doesn't the bow hair clip add just the right amount of innocent and cute? I really think SO! I didn't intentionally match its color up with the jean jacket, but it turned out to be a match made in heaven! I must say that cured hair and bow hair accessory is the best combination if you are going after a girly-looking hairstyle! Hopefully I can show you more of "how to use the bow hair clip" with my future outfits because there are TONS of ways to style it up!!

Hope you like/love my look <3
Again, HAPPY FRIDAY everyone!        

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