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Playing With The Prints // Stripes & Florals

Playing With The Prints // Stripes & Florals

Spring and summer are all about playing with bold colors and fun prints. And mixing patterns is always a fun way to make your look unique, interesting and stand out.

Fall's in, All Black Everything


Photographed by Benjamin Widdowson // Pioneer Square  


WIDE BRIMMED HAT (Option here): Free People
CROP TOP, DROP EARRINGS (Similar here), SUNGLASSES (Similar here)& WATCH: ASOS
OVERSIZED BLAZER: H&M
BLACK JEGGINGS: c/o Pink Basis
BAG: Forever 21
SILVER SLIP-ON SNEAKERS: JustFab
BRACELETS: Urban Outfitters & Charlotte Russe



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Hi LOVEs!
So...today is actually the official day of fall!!!! Whoo hoo! Are you guys all excited? It's time for a lot of layers and Spice Pumpkin Latte and Salted Caramel Mocha! (My favorite coffee for the season!) Oh and you can't forget about hats, too! Well... at least to me!
I can't believe that we only have few more months left this year, I feel like I just celebrated 2014 a couple of months ago. Time definitely flies, but let's enjoy each moment of your life with smiles <3

Today's look is something that I've always wanted to try for a long time, but it seemed to never happen till now!
Yes, ALL BLACK ensemble!
Since Fashion Week is still going on, and that keeps me so excited thinking of what I would want to wear even though I obviously can't go. Then, this looks was came up in mind as I was looking through for some inspirations, and I love it so much!
You know, I am more of a color-lover, but an all black ensemble never lets you look unstylish and adds a lot of sophistication and edginess. On top of that, I RARELY wear flats, so another new thing here is 'how to rock in them.' To achieve that, I tried to draw attention away from my short legs by wearing a hat and a cropped top and showing off a bit of my stomach. Also wearing all black or same hues helps to create "I line" silhouette to look slimmer and elongate your leg lines. A pop of color is always a great addition to compliment your look. I decided to pair it with this gorgeous statement drop earrings (They are really heavy by the way, but that's not discouraging me to wear them at all!) and my current favorite fall red lips, SANDRA from NARS Audacious Lipstick collection.

I hope I can try all black attires again this fall and winter because it's just really fun to put together! How would you rock the outfit?

On my personal note, I am going to Robert Leonard Salon & Spa this afternoon to get my hair done and also to try out other severs they offer! I am sooooo thrilled for the new change of myself, just in time for the season change! In case you wonder, please follow me on Instagram to see what will happen there!

Have a lovely day, sweeties 



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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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Sweet Checks


 Photographed by Steven Bodo



CROP TOP & GINGHAM PRINT MIDI SKIRT (similar HERE) : ASOS

BELT: H&M

FLORAL PRINT HEELED SANDALS: JustFab

CUSTOM NAME NECKLACE: Fashionista Problems

 BAG & EARRINGS: Thrifted 



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Hi LOVEs!!!!
Did you remember I posted an outfit wearing a gingham print dress last week? I mentioned that it was actually a skirt, and here is the look that I am wearing it as-is.
Compared to the look as a dress, this is more elegant and mature, which is my initial plan because I wanted to show you how you can rock the trend print and also how you can wear a midi skirt in two ways with completely different vibes!

I am so glad to finally get my hands on this cute off-shoulder white crop top and add it to my closet! I don't have many high-waisted bottoms that go with crop tops, but I am really getting into them this year, and this one has everything! Thanks to the color, it can go with any look without trouble, plus it showing of the shoulder and back part gives a nice feminine touch instantly. Also, it still has sleeves! (you know why!) I really like how the delicate jewelry like this custom handmade name necklace from Fashionista Problems compliments the collarbone area with the crop top. ASOS has a great selection of this type of cropped top (called Bardot Top) and I will guarantee that you will love it as much as I do if you get one!
I styled the look with a pair of my new floral print heeled sandals to add some colors on my feet. To me, gingham print really reminds me of picnic because my mom always brought gingham checked table cloth when we went to picnic. So that kind of made me decide to go for a mini woven bag!

I hope you like both looks, and I'd love to hear which look you liked more, as a dress or as a skirt? Comment below!
Have a good one sweeties!



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Bold Stripe Matchy Matchy



 Photographed by Teban, of Asian Impressions Photography




MIRRORED SUNGLASSES (similar HERE), STRIPED STRAIGHT-CUT BLAZER & STRIPED TROUSERS: H&M
CROPPED TOP (similar HERE): Tobi
'STRESSED BUT WELL DRESSED' CLUTCH: ZARA
HOLOGRAM WEDGE HEELS: ShoeDazzle
RHINESTONE PANTHER STUD EARRING: c/o Charlotte Russe
AB CRYSTAL BUTTERFLY GOLD BRACELET: Modern Trend
WRAP BRACELET (gifted): Chan Luu  



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Hi LOVEs!!!!
It's finally weekend :) Do you have any cool plan to enjoy your weekend? I hope you do!

I am so glad that I was able to show a feminine side of me through the spring yellow dress outfit on the previous post... Ever since I shaved my side, I've tended to go for edgy and cool ensembles somehow. So I was very happy that it seemed like so many people actually liked/loved my 'cute' outfit <3
BUT! I am back to feel edgy and cool in today's post! I've kept mentioning so many times that I can't get away from two matching pieces this season, and I found another one again a few weeks ago at H&M! I couldn't resist buying them (Get yours HERE & HERE) because they were super affordable. Guess how much were they? They were ONLY $25 for two pieces. I didn't have any fashion-forward boyfriend inspired suit, and I especially adore these loose fit trousers. If you wake up and put them on with a tee and a biker or bomber jacket, boom!!! You are totally ready to go for a morning coffee or a little brunch! If you want to dress up a little bit, the top blazer is absolutely a great gourmet to style up with any kind of bottom. It definitely goes with a pencil skirt and even with skinny jeans! There are so many ways to use out of both pieces, right? :)  Also, the patterns on this matching set are just freaking amazing. As you can see, it's not flat strip patterns. It looks like geometric stripes so it's very eye-catchy!

It's spring and will be summer soon. I decided to wear a cropped top to show a little bit of skin. Well.... I know some of you may think that it's too much but I think it's cool? I'd had in my mind that I always wanted to try suit style and a cropped top underneath. It turned out one of my favorite combos in this season! To add a more cool vibe, I styled my hair in pony tail and put on mirrored sunglasses, yet I love how the looks still have a ladylike touch thanks to the red lips and the bright red cropped top!

Since I wanted to build extra height to balance the whole look out, I paired it with wedge heels. Yet I totally suggest you to switch them into trainers or slip-on instead, to achieve a comfy and sporty style!!! It would be fun and playful! 


I hope you enjoyed how I styled the matching pieces!
Looking forward to seeing more of matchy-matchy looks down the road!


Thanks for stopping by!



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Street Sport Luxe



Photographed by Eric Paguio


BASEBALL CAP: Aritzia
REVERSIBLE BOMBER JACKET: Isabel Marant pour H&M
CROPPED TOP & NECKLACES (similar HERE): Forever 21
JOGGERS & STRAP HEELS: Dress To Kill Miami
EARRINGS: Charlotte Russe
WHITE CLUTCH: ZARA



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Hi LOVEs!
I am very sorry for the lack of posts lately. I have a lot of outfits to share, but I've been working on a new project over the last week, which I am going to announce very soon! Please stay tuned to hear what it is all about! It promises to be exciting!!! :)

This outfit is also inspired by the sporty trend, like the one in my previous post. I am a total sucker for that trend! But in contrast with the previous look, today's look is edgier and has more of a street-style vibe. I had been looking for a nice pair of faux leather sweat pants/joggers, and this pair from Dress To Kill Miami is just right on. They are just like regular sweat pants, yet way more fashion-forward. They are loose-fitting from waist to bottom, so I can literally wear them all day long. I can even go to sleep in them.  Also they could be worn from day to night because of the faux leather material.  I paired them with a Forever 21 cropped sweater to offer a peek of my tummy for a touch of sex appeal. I elevated the sporty-ness by wearing a Aritzia baseball cap and bomber jacket, which are essentials to easily achieve the style.
Joggers and strap heeled sandals are the perfect combo! I actually didn't have a black pair. To my surprise, these strap heels are also from Dress To Kill Miami and are so fab and comfy! They are only slightly platform, so it prevents my feet from getting tired so easily. I am pretty sure I am going to wear them a lot over the spring and summer!
I finished the look with silver accessories ( I love double necklaces!) and a pop of red lips! Oh and don't forget my new awesome white clutch from ZARA! 
"STRESSED BUT WELL DRESSED" 
Soooo true!

I hope you like how I styled for the sporty group!
Again, don't miss the exciting announcement I will make this week :)

Wising you all a good start of the week! 



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My Favorite Mickey Cropped Sweater




  Photographed by Aiyana Yuki

MANY MICKEY FACES CROPPED SWEATER: Forever 21
LEATHER CAMEL SKIRT: c/o NOWiSTYLE
PINK GOLD HIGH HEELS (similar HERE): TOPSHOP
TARTAN PEACOAT: Old Navy
BAG: Steve Madden
BLACK TIGHTS: Nordstrom Rack
BERET HAT: Japan
GOLD BUCKLE BELT: Thrifted via Crossroads Trading Co.


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Hi LOVEs!!!! When you were a little kid, where was the funnest place in the world for you? The zoo? An amusement park? Perhaps an aquarium? I think many of you would agree with me when I say that for me it was 'Disney Land'!!!! Unfortunately, I didn't have many chances to go there whether young or old, but even still Mickey is one of my all-time favorite characters, and he is popular around the world!

On a recent trip to Forever 21, I was super duper happy because I finally, FINALLY found the ideal and cutest Mickey sweater I had been looking for! This sweater has become my best holiday sweater yet, and the print with its variety of Mickey  faces is really what makes this sweater!!!! It's not too kiddy, but pretty enough to catch the eyes. For winter, you need a statement sweater, and this sweater should no doubt be ranked in.

I paired it with my new camel round skirt c/o NOWiSTYLE and then slipped on my TOPSHOP pink gold heels to emphasize my girly theme. Whenever I want to go for a feminine style, I have a tendency to style up with a beret ( I have more than 5!!!!) just like today's post. If you don't have a time to style your hair,  throwing a beret hat only takes a few seconds to give your look a smattering of sophistication! When it's a little cold for just a sweater alone, I like to throw on this tartan check peacoat. Anytime I want to add a bit of color to brighten my look, some colored outwear is the perfect item for the solution.

So...do you have any Mickey motif items?
Happy Monday ♥


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Holiday Color-Blocking

KNIT BEANIE: PUMA

CROPPED SWEATER (similar HERE): Forever 21

DRAPED SIDE DRESS: c/o ShopRoxx

LEOPARD BOOTS: ASOS

HEART SHAPED EARRINGS & MINI SATCHEL: JustFab

GOLD NECKLACES: Charming Charlie

SUNGLASSES: GAP

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 Hi LOVEs! I am deeply sorry for not updating anything for a week!

Christmas is finally coming very soon!!! I know you are all so excited with this holiday!!

Did you know that Christmas in Japan is for couples unlike in America? So when I was in Japan most of my friends who DID NOT have a partner whined a lot about Christmas because of that! Me as a single living here, I don't have to experience THAT; I can just enjoy the feeling of the holidays!

 I hope you have a special plan for your Christmas :)

Since it's the holiday season, I'd love to give you some inspiration for holiday ensembles!

Just in time, I recently received this lovely

asymmetrical hem dress from ShopRoxx

and it has been my current obsession! Whenever I see a dress, I always love thinking of how I can transform it to several looks because I don't wanna wear it only once or don't want to get bored wearing it in the same way over and over. So I decided to create three different outfits styling up with this dress to show you how you can style a dress in completely contrasting ways. 

I was eager to achieve casual with my first look because this dress itself is really ladylike. I paired it with a Forever 21 bright blue cropped top (similar

HERE

)  and

PUMA knit beanie

. Blue is such a big, hit color for me this F/W as well as one of the trendy colors. I finally found a sporty beanie at the PUMA store in Bellevue Square when I was shopping on Black Friday! I love it because it's a great item to casual down.  The dress actually has long sleeves, yet I am fascinated with how the dress changed into a skirt by covering the top while you can also layer up. During the winter, you want to bundle up without looking so fat, right? lol I accentuated the look with all gold accessories, especially I really like

the heart shaped earrings from JustFab

!!!!  I opted for a pair of leopard boots to give the look a bit of a boost.

How did you like my first look?

If you like the dress, I highly recommend to get it for one of your holiday pieces because you will see how versatile it is after you see my next two blog posts!

Click

HERE

for the direct link!

Have a wonderful weekend everyone :) & stay warm

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Crop Top Sporty Chic





COLLEGE WILDCATS CROP TEE: TOPSHOP
SKIRT - Studded PU Trim Skirt: Charlotte Russe
POINTED HEELS - Pointed Court Shoes: ZARA
SQUARE DOUBLE ZIPPED TOTE BAG: JustFab
SUMMER MESH-SLEEVE BOMBER JACKET: Urban Outfitters
WATCH: ALDO
ARMSAWG: Forever 21, Charlotte Russe, H&M
SUNGLASSES: Forever 21

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 I know I know, I may have told you that in my last post that it would be my last summer look. But.... every great look deserves an encore, right? lol I found this look in my collection of shoots and just had to share!


Ever since "Sporty" has become one of the trends, I've been adoring it and have wanted to try it out and add my own signature touch. I actually have been trying it with a number of my OOTDs that I post on my Instagram (Click HERE to follow me if you'd like!!) but I have never blogged about it, haven I?
I got this cool sporty cropped top from TOPSHOP.  At the same time, I'd received a care package from Charlotte Russe, and this Studded PU Trim Mini Skirt was included. So I just put them together and BAM!!!!
Look what I got!!! I extremely love how it turned out, and I should say it is spot-on a "Sporty Chic" look! Since I wanted the look to be sophisticated while keeping it sporty, I put on ZARA pointed heels and added a JustFab dark green square tote bag to add a touch of sophistication. Meanwhile, I threw on the summer mesh-sleeve bomber jacket and the brown sunglasses to polish off the sporty look.

Normally I tend to wear earrings that grab your attention or accessorize with eye-catching necklaces. However, this time I didn't do that. Can you see why? It is because I wanted to emphasize the CHUNKY ARMSWAG, and I absolutely adore how I put them all together!!!!



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Seattle is now very chilly and it makes me feel like winter is around the corner!
Although I am not quite ready for this cold weather yet, I just can't wait to share how I am going to style my fall outfits!
I've been shopping many of the fall clothes lately (ughh as a fashion blogger, shopping is the worst enemy to get away from! lol), and I have tons of ideas for autumn looks in my mind! I really can't wait to showcase them soon!


I really hope you like/love my last summer outfit and my first sporty look!!
Thank you so much for stopping by!



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