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Yellow Satin Dream For New Year's Eve

Yellow Satin Dream For New Year's Eve

If you haven't decided on what to wear tomorrow on your New Year's Eve, hope this post will help you inspire!! xo HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! 

3 Ways to Wear A Shirt Dress // First Look: Sweater On Top

3 Ways to Wear A Shirt Dress // First Look: Sweater On Top

A shirt dress is one of the perfect transitional pieces for spring. I created 3 different looks restyling this statement DVF shirtdress, and here is the first look!! 

Favorites All In One

Happy 1st of December everyone!!


Photographed by Michelle Lock  //  First Hill 

TOP :: H&M ( other option HERE, HERE )
SKIRT :: ZARA ( Similar HERE, HERE)
VEST :: c/o TOBI (affordable ver. HERE, HERE)
BOOTS :: JustFab (old, similar HERE, HERE, or other option down below )
HAT :: Forever 21 ( love THIS, THIS )  

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Hi LOVEs!
It kind of feels like a relief that the shopping madness is finally overrrr! I think this year I shopped more than usual, but it's okay I have no regrets. I would rather feel happy to score most of the things I wanted to get my hands on from my wishlist! My wallet is so light, though! How did your shopping go??
Now that this year only has one month left, isn't it crazy how fast time flies? Although I am still not getting used to this crisp air yet, I love the feeling of bundling all up in a cozy knit and chunky scarf! In addition to that, fur vests and OTK boots are one of my favorite winter items to wear! Fur vests are super versatile and are easy to layer with almost everything even outerwear like a biker jacket and duster coat. OTK boots are definitely seasonal must-haves because they can make your look effortlessly chic and fun, plus the layering options are endless! Don't forget that they are also great pieces for perfect holiday & party looks!
So I styled them to create a chic and feminine ensemble by putting together with some of my other favorites - ruffle sleeve blouse, leopard mini skirt, and beret.
In Japan wearing berets is so popular, and I have at least 6 of them already!!! I can't be more excited that  instead of the ultimate winter headwear like fedoras and beanies, berets are having their moment to shine this winter for sure!  
Stay warm, dolls!! ♥


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Thank you for reading!!!!
XOXO


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Spring Has Sprung!

Couldn't be happier to see these lovely cherry blossoms in full bloom!

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

 // Queen Anne

TOP: c/o Charlotte Russe (similar here)  //  PANTS: a local store in Santa Monica (similar here) // JACKET: ZARA  //  SHOES: JustFab (similar here)  // BAG: ALDO  // HAT:ASOS (or oversized one)  // TIGHTS:Nordstrom Rack  //  ACCESSORIES: GAP sunnies, Rocksbox earrings & necklace

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Hi LOVEs!!!!

Are you as happy as I am to finally feel the spring weather and to get to see all the oh-so-cute flowers blooming everywhere? Whenever spring has sprung, it always reminds me of my home: Tokyo, Japan. As you probably know, you can see wonderful cherry blossoms in Japan wherever you go during this season, and we have a fun outdoor party called

Hanami

to celebrate or enjoy the transient beauty of flowers with family, friends, or colleagues while we enjoy delicious food and drinks together. Sounds really enjoyable, doesn't it? Oh I miss THAT so much!

I was happy that yesterday was warm enough to bare some skin (Yes! Finally!) so I wore a bright red dress and a pastel pink sweater on top of it for a fashion/blogger event last night. I posted the look on my

Instagram

if you are curious to see it! 

Although the temperature is warming now, on some days the winter chill remains. Today's look is for one of those days and is inspired by the spring vibe. I put on a flowery printed pink top and paired it with some skinny jeans. Instead of wearing boots, I decided to go for multi-colored sandals. I know it was too cold to wear them barefooted, so I layered with

black sheer tights

, and it worked! I have been looking for a perfect camel hat that can be wearable for all seasons, and look what I've scored recently from

ASOS

!!!

 When in doubt, go find at

ASOS

! I adore its big wide brim. Plus, it definitely goes with any look and gives a nice touch of chicness. Color-wise, camel is better than dark ones like black and gray to give your look a brighter accent. Because I needed a few more layers, I chose my ZARA faux fur jacket to keep the "spring hue" going while bundling up.  For a little bling, these lovely accessories from

Rocksbox

 do an amazing job! I can't help but be in love with them! Too cute not to wear them every day! If you like them and want to subscribe

Rockbox

's amazing jewelry, you can get a free one month subscription with the special code "

aikasloveclosetxoxo

!"

Happy Thursday my sweeties!

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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In My Beloved Fur Vest

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

// Ballard Locks

TOP:c/o ShopRoxx//  VEST: c/o TOBI  // JACKET: H&M  //  SKIRT: Romwe  //  BAG: Rebecca Minkoff (old, adore the new collection in different textures, prints, & colors )  // SHOES:Forever 21   // ACCESSOIRES:Free People Sunglasses,

Crossroads Trading Earrings, ASOS tights (old, similar here), The Body Shop Lipstick - 240 Damson in Distress

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Hi Loves!

It's unusual that I post at night, but today was crazy busy all day long. I just got home from an event hosted by

Ben Bridge

for their newly launched collection, called

Lisa Bridge Collection

! (The blog post is coming soon!) This is my first chance to sit down, relax and write this post.

What's your favorite piece for the winter season? Mine is definitely this furry vest c/o

TOBI

. I had been searching all around for one for the last few years, and nothing really caught my eye until I came across this cute pale pink fur vest. For some reason, I've been so into pale pink colors lately. So no wonder I am so in love with this vest over the other ones out there.

Fur vests are such an amazingly versatile item that I feel every girl ought to have one in her closet. While it can be totally wearable on a daily basis  (like how I put it together in today's look), you can also dress it up like

this one

 when I wore it for my New Years Eve look. If you are getting tired of a regular biker jacket ensemble, get a fur vest! :) It will instantly elevate your look and kick it up another level with its fun and sophisticated effect. This is one of my go-to outfits, and you can see what it is doing for today's look! I am pleased that you can layer up the vest just like a scarf. Even if you take an outer layer off, you can actually put the vest back on for extra warmth and still remain looking chic. It's double yays!

With the fur vest, I mixed up with my new recent purchases (  

top c/o Shoproxx

,  

skirt from Romwe

, and

booties from F21

) and my oldie items. These wine red booties has been my BFF for a while! I can't get enough of how sleek they look from the side!  

By the way, I adore how

Wendy of

Wendy's Look Book

styled her faux fur vest with her tiered dress and over-the-knee boots! Even though she wore it back in October, I think this could be a cute transitional spring look if paired with a brighter color palette. I will try the "style challenge," taking inspiration from her look once I find a lovely tiered dress! Don't you think it will be fun??

I hope you like/love how I styled my beloved winter item!

Oyasuminasai (Good night in JP) and sweet dreams cuties 

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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I C Y


Photographed by Mike Diep // Discovery Park

TOP: From Japan (adore this)  //  COAT: ZARA (sold out, adore this in B&W or this)  //  BOTTOM: ZARA  //  BOOTS: Charlotte Russe (old, similar here or here)  //  SUNGLASSES: Forever 21 



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Hi LOVEs! Happy Monday!
I hope your new week is going to be fabulous! Can you believe that the first month of 2015 will have passed us by already in a few more days? I definitely can't believe it!

A few weeks ago it was my pleasure to work with a very talented local photographer, Mike. He was a suggested user on Instagram and I've been enjoying his work for a long time. It was first our time shooting in almost 4+ years. We had been s et up this photoshoot for the longest time until recently, so I'm glad we finally did and I am really excited to share the results! Here is the first set!

Since I've got this awesome silver/blond hair, I really wanted to showcase it as an integral part of my outfit on the first set. Well..... he totally killed it! I am just so overjoyed with how the color is changing every day and the hair looks totally different depending on the weather. If you follow me on my Insta (@AikasLoveCloset), you know that I snagged this lovely killer fur coat on sale at ZARA. I believe investing a little extra money on a coat is always the right choice during this the cold season, since it becomes the major piece of the whole look. I mean, if you have to wear a coat to keep warm, then be sure to make a statement, too!
Even though a lot of people (including myself ) are looking forward to the warmer weather, the reality is that the temperatures will stay low for a while. Thanks to this cute coat, I don't have to endure cold temperatures  anymore. It does a great job at keeping out the cold air, so lately I rather enjoy dressing up on chilly days! I adore its pale pink hue, fluffy textures and volume around the sleeves. There are lots of fun elements in this one coat, and it makes me want to go out with it every day, all day! I can't get enough of how the coat really goes with my hair, either. 

To highlight the coat and hair even more, I went for an all-black color scheme underneath. I just simply styled it with my old body-hugging V-neck top and black skinny jeans. Then, I topped it off with my favorite platform boots. I put on some pale  pink lipstick to keep an "ICY" vibe as my finishing touch.


How did you like this set? Stay tuned for another one in chic city-oriented look!
Have a lovely day dolls! 


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Thank you for reading!!!!
XOXO


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Xmas Eve ♥Pink Sequins x Silky Fur

Photographed by Marcus Annable // Queen Anne 

DRESS :: c/o TOBI

FUR VEST :: c/o TOBI

CLUTCH :: c/o Pink Basis (adore this and this)

HEELS :: Show Dazzle (or these, these, these)

ACCESSORIES :: ASOS earrings, H&M necklace, thrifted belt, c/o Charlotte Russe bracelets, Body Shop lipstick (201 Red Hot Raspberry)

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Hi LOVEs and happy holidays!!!!!

With super thrilling and joyful Christmas just about to hit on us, I'd love to share my first lovely holiday inspired look today! If you follow me on

Facebook

and

Instagram

, you saw the little peek already, and I am seriously in love with this outfit filled with a lot of festive vibes! 

I got this oh-so-cute

pink sequin dress

(it's pink!!!) and amazingly soft

fur vest

from

TOBI

, one of the great shopping destinations I've been obsessed with and would totally recommend. I actually didn't have both items so they have been great brand-new additions to my closet especially around this time of year. Anything with sequins and fur is just perfect for holiday outfits, as a statement piece or something to make a look standout. They are also versatile items that you can definitely rock on daily basis. I actually wore this fur vest for daily looks a few times already and I styled this sequin dress with lots of layers and over-the-knee boots with tights. I got so many compliments on both ensembles! I just love "dressy" clothes that I don't have to choose the occasion to wear! 

I can't get enough of how the dress instantly changes with the fur vest over it. Without it, it looks very playful and fun, showing the little glimpse from the back. But then once the fur best is put on, the dress is elevated to a sophisticated look with an elegant touch. I wanted the dress very pop, so I decided to put other things together with a neutral color theme. I always opt to pick up platform shoes for party looks and recently got this

platform nude pair

from

ShoeDazzle

. Nude heels are always an amazing option when you want the main garment more standout. Of course they give you an lovely illusion of elongating your legs! 

On the dress with fur vest look, I personally prefer this one more. It feels warmer, has a soft touch and makes me feel super festive! If you have a fur vest, it's no-brainer to create a similar dressy look. Throw on your fur vest over any of your favorite dress, pick a thin belt and tie it around your waist. Really effortless right? When it comes to accessories for holiday looks or any party look, gold jewelry just fits right to me. If they have pearl details, that's even better. That's why you see a lot of gold and pearl elements on this look! 

I hope you enjoy my first holiday look in

Tobi

dress

and

fur vest

. Which look did you like more?

 I can't wait to share another one in

Tobi

LBD with you guys soon!

Merry Christmas Eve beauties 

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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Hello Twenty Fourteen!!!!!



Photographed by Justin Swain


WHITE FAKE FUR COAT (similar HERE or HERE): c/o NOWiSTYLE
GREY TOP & GOLD BRACELETS: c/o Charlotte Russe
HOUNDSTOOTH LEGGINGS (similar HERE, HERE or HERE): c/o NOWiSTYLE
STUDDED COLLAR NECKLACE: ASOS
BAG: Kate Spade
BOOTS: Steve Madden
SUNGLASSES (similar HERE): Free People
SUSPENDERS: Appendix to Japanese Magazine ViVi


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HAPPY NEW YEARS 2014!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Hi LOVEs!
How was your New Year's Eve & Day?? I really hope you had a wonderful and exciting time!!
Thank you very much for your big support and love for my fashion last year! There were a lot of times that I would have given up on my dreams, but your continuous support saved me countless times! :) I will keep doing my best to give you wow photos and share my 'unique' style continuously in 2014!!!!

My first outfit is all about what I adore. A white faux fur coat, houndstooth leggings, a Kate Spade bag, and suspenders <3 I already have a few faux fur coats but didn't have a white one, and you have no idea how much I love my new one c/o NOWiSTYLE. Although it's a plain design, this coat is super fab and amazingly warm, and once you put it on, you can instantly create a chic vibe. As you may notice, this coat doesn't have either snaps or zippers so I used my belt with an awesome gold buckle to tighten around my waist. I have shorter legs, and this easy and small twist creates magic to make my legs longer and to balance out my height!

How amazing are these houndstooth leggings?  Handstooth prints are one of the must-haves for winter, and this leggings are just so perfect. If you get bored with a regular look, just adding or switching to any hounds tooth item would change your whole look, making it more trendy and eye-catchy! Another piece I definitely can't resist is suspenders. They are absolutely one of my current obsessions! I can say that this look wouldn't have been completed if suspenders were not worn. Don't you agree?? And I didn't wear them attached straight from the leggings because I wanted to wear them loosely to be a playful looking. I think I could say that the studded collar necklace adds an extra subtle essence to my look as well!
Of course, my favorite Kate Spade bag always severs as an outfit's standout piece thanks to its color and leather texture!


Have a lovely weekend!!!! 



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XOXO



Nothing Worth Having Comes EA$Y.




 Photographed Justin Swain


WHITE BEANIE: EA$Y MONEY CLOTHING
BOWIE TOUR PULLOVER SWEATSHIRT (similar HERE or HERE): Urban Outfitters
PRINTED BODYCON MINI DRESS: KESH x American Apparel
FAUX FUR COAT & BAG: H&M
PURPLE LITA: Jeffrey Campbell
PATTERNED TIGHTS: Gifted from MOM
LION PENDANT CHAIN NECKLACE: Charlotte Russe
EARRINGS: ALDO

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This is another look I styled for EA$Y MONEY CLOTHING wearing their dope WHITE BEANIE.
Unlike the first look, the second look is all about a fun and playful look and being more street-fashion inspired. I purposely managed to put everything together in black and white because that's the EASY MONEY statement style, yet I added a dark purple color to my feet, so I could create 'my' style. Like I mentioned, this outfit is all about fun and playful. Then both Urban Outfitters Bowie Tour pullover sweatshirt and Kesh x American Apparel bodycon dress which I wore as a skirt this time really do a great job for that. If either of them were just a simple and plain garment, it wouldn't have been as amusing as this look. Agree? To emphasize the vibe even more, I put on patterned tights gifted from my mom (Thanks mom! <3 ), and I roughly braided my hair after I curled it.
When it came to choose an outer and bag, I unhesitantly picked this fur coat and fur bag to match up. I am very pleased that the look ended up being glammed up thanks to them. 

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Speaking of the title of today's post, isn't it such a great, strong, inspiring quote? It is one of my favorite quotes that pump me up all the time. Life is not always easy. Everyone knows that. And personally, I believe that difficult life is much more interesting and valuable and worth living for. My life in America for the last 5 years apart from my family and my old friends has been really tough and harsh. I frequently wished it would have been easier, and often though about giving up and going home. On top of that, I've encountered uncountable difficulties and problems that made me super depressed and discouraged. However, I've always fought against them because you gotta work hard for something you want to gain; to me it has always been DREAMS. I can confidently say this: without obstacles and unpleasant times, your life would be tedious. Life is like a diamond. The harder you strive, the shinier your life will be. When looking back these 5 years, all I can think of is how stronger and more appreciative I have become thanks to my difficult times. Life goes on no matter what happens, and you must work hard or harder to get something worthwhile in your life.
 

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Hope you like my second EA$Y WHITE BEANIE look as much as my first look, and hopefully I inspired you at some point from what I wrote regarding "Nothing Worth Having Comes EA$Y"


Happy Friday ♥



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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO