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New Valentine’s Look “Ditch The Ordinary Red & Pink”

New Valentine’s Look “Ditch The Ordinary Red & Pink”

If you are still intimidated to think that we should noticeably wear Valentine’s colors - Red & Pink, this look is for you! xo

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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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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Far From Basic


So you have a LBD & LWD, right? Now how about LGD?

Photographed by Sarah Wolfe  //  SODO 

DRESS: c/o Fly Nation
HEELS: c/o Missguided ( adore THESE or THESE, TOPSHOP)
BAG: eBay (or similar Boohoo, Steve Madden )
HAT: Aritzia 
LIPSTICK: NYX
NECKLACE: c/o Fly Nation 

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Hi LOVEs! Happy Sunday!!
This is another look ft. my new favorite brand, Fly Nation. I hope you liked the previous look in their killer black swimsuit! I really adore their simple yet chic and edgy/street style that you can rock on daily basis.  I think this gray t-shirt dress really shows that off. It was really hard for me to pick what I want for this collaboration, but I am so glad to get my hands on this LGD. To be honest with you, I didn't have any dress in gray, and this number is perfect due to its comfiness. It's is simply so flattering. Normally a t-shirt dress is considerably toned down, but its side slit design not only makes a look so fly, but it elongates your legs as well. Heck yes! This "far from basic" t-shirt is definitely an everyday essential for every girl's closet.

Since the dress is simple, I edged it up by adding a bunch of gold jewelry and a pop of red on my lips. I styled it with a baseball cap and a fringe bag for a sporty effect. Then, I paired it with a platform sandals, but you can swap them for your favorite kicks for a more casual look OR to strappy heels for a night out!
A lot of sweet weekend hugs! xoxo 



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Gray & Floral

Shades of gray palette with some floral prints today. And this lavender hair for spring is everything!



Photographed by Marcus Annable  // North Capitol Hill


TOP: c/o Fevrie  //  SKIRT: Romwe  //  SHOES: Steve Madden (old, adore these)  //  BAG: Thrifted via Buffalo Exchange (similar here or here)  //  JEWELRY: c/o Rocksbox earrings & c/o Petit Sesame neckalce


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Hi LOVEs! It's finally FriYAY!
I don't know whether or not my new hair color affects how I decide which clothes I wanna wear, but I feel like I am so into girly styles lately. Similarly, when I had side-shaved my hair, I was completely obsessed with more of an edgy style.  If you're a sucker for colored hair like I am, I wonder does that happen to you as you switch up the colors?
When Fevrie sent me this cute floral print sweater ( really sad to say that this piece is an exclusive item  which is cannot be bought :( ), I came up with this ensemble in a second. Chic and cute! Floral pints continue to grow in popularity for this spring/summer, and wearing gray for spring is still fun and in style. So this sweater is perfectly divine! Especially when I simply want to throw on a piece and don't wanna wear anything on top of it. Although I initially wanted go with the same color family from head to toe, unfortunately I don't own any gray pair heels. So I picked these cute sky-high platform heels. I am actually pleased with how these shoes give me more height and elongate my legs. Plus adding a black fringed bag to match these heels really helps balance the whole look. As for jewelry, these Rocksbox earrings and Petite Sesame necklace has been in heavy rotation. (Use "aikasloveclosetxoxo" to get your first month of jewelry FREE!) I appreciate we can finally celebrate showing off lovely accessories more as it gets warmer!  

By the way, Fevrie is working on launching the Fevrie Tendance Project by bringing together top fashion bloggers and European fashion designers to create the first ever limited edition collection hand picked by your favorite fashionsita. To learn more and support the project please visit: http://bit.ly/febrietendance. Also, they are doing an awesome giveaway which you can win a $200 gift card! Enter from HERE, and don't mis this out! 

Cheers to the fab weekend! 

~SHOP THE LOOK~


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Casual-ing in The Best Gray Cardi

This gray floor-length cardigan is EVERYTHING.

Photographed by Marcus Annable // University District 

CARDIGAN: c/o Now I Style (Similar here, here, or here)  //  TOP: c/o Le Motto  //  JEANS:TOPSHOP  //  SHOES: JustFab (similar here) //  BAG:ebay  //  HAT:Forever 21  //  READERS:Urban Outfitters  //  NECKLACE: Aldo (old) //  RINGS: Forever 21, gifted by mom, & Jessica Fang

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Hi LOVEs!!! Happy FriYAY!

It has been a crazy week and thank god it's almost the weekend! I actually really don't get to enjoy the weekend because I have to work, but still I embrace the feeling of them. After a week of wearing crazy high heels, curling my hair, and putting a little more effort into how I look, I enjoy the chance to kick back a bit on the weekend. Well, well... Who wouldn't? So when I fee like a break from the rigors of fashion, I got for a comfy and casual look. But that doesn't mean I don't want to stay stylish! I wore this outfit a month ago, and it is one of my casual outfits for those day when "I wanna take a break."

I got this amazingly killer gray long knit cardi from

Now I Style

, a Japanese brand, last year when I was an official blogger on their site. Since then, this has been my BFF! It's super comfy and cozy and keeps my whole body really warm because it seriously keeps out the cold. Even though I am so short, I am totally not hesitant to wear floor-length outerwear! Because who said that short people can't rock a floor-length item? Putting on a hat is also something I can't live without when I opt for a casual look. I chose this

gray beanie from

Forever 21

to go together with the cardigan, and a pair of fake glasses nicely add that playful touch. I decided to style it up with a total all white ensemble underneath the cardigan. Although it's winter, I like wearing a t-shirt for a loose fit, kind of like the feel of pajamas. And this

LeMotto

 tee

is totally loving and inspiring! I've been obsessed with these

TOPSHOP ripped skinny jeans

ever since I added them to my closet. I DIYed the ripped parts and added more of them around my thigh to make them look much cooler, and I am glad I did it! It gives me that excitement like "mine are better than yours!" I finished it off with silver oxford shoes to add a little bit of chicness. With the contrast of white and gray, I must say this look is one of the best casual looks I have put together!  

Have a great weekend dolls! 

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Get Cozy in a Pink Coat

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

// Kirkland Water Front

TOP :: c/o Now I Style (similar here or here)

SKIRT :: ASOS

COAT :: TOPSHOP (similar here, here, or here)

SHOES :: ZARA

BAG :: from Japan (similar here)

TIGHTS :: Nordstrom Rack

ACCESSORIES :: H&M necklace, Nasty Gal earrings, Forever 21/H&M/ALDO rings

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Hi LOVEs!!

Today's post is all about winter coats. Have you invested in a new coat recently?  In contrast with summer, during winter you can wear eye-catching outerwear that draws attention while still saving you from the freezing winter chill.  Winter is my favorite season, but I refuse to sacrifice good style just to keep warm. There was a time when I believe in "Fashion is torture," but that was the folly of  my early 20s!  Now that I dress up smart, it was totally the perfect decision to pay extra money to get my hands on this lovely yet extraordinarily cozy pink coat from

TOPSHOP

last year! (Similar

here

,

here

, or

here

!!!) Colored coats are one of the must-haves during this season, and I believe you won't regret having a statement coat in your closet. Even if you are inclined to wear dark colors, consider that you can add considerable impact to your outfit just by putting on a bright coat!! Of course, it's also fun to play around with it to create winter color-blocking looks! If you layer up with a chunky knit or turtleneck, you need not fear the severe temperature! 

A few posts ago, I mentioned that I am now attracted more to gray-hued looks. So, as I imagined combining something gray with pink, I wondered if it would turn out be an unexpectedly interesting and chic look... My intuition about this color combination proved right because I love this look, and I am pleased that pairing a long coat with a midi skirt actually works for a petite girl like myself! Wearing a pair of pointed toe pumps always adds a touch of elegance, and throwing a bag with shortened straps across the body gives the illusion of looking taller!

I can't wait to show you guys a few of my recent investments in amazing coats soon! Maybe you could find what they look like on my

Insta

!!!         

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Autumn Black & Gray



Photographed by Marcus Annable // Mount Baker 


TOP :: H&M Biker Jacket (similar here) & Jersey (adore this)
SKIRT :: ASOS (adore this)
BAG :: ASOS
 

SHOES :: ASOS (or these)
SUNGLASSES :: ASOS
ACCESSORIES :: Forever 21 Infinity Scarf (similar) & Earrings,
JustFab Watch, Charlotte Russe Necklaces


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Hi LOVEs!
When it comes to fall ensembles, I am awfully fond of mixing things up with different shades of gray. I worn gray hued look back in January, and since then I really got into gray-on-gray looks. Since summer has ended,  I am currently keen to take stock of my lovely GRAY pieces so I can create some all-gray outfits for this fall and winter! I am already so excited imaging how I am going to end up combining all of the gray items I have!

For today's outfit, I would like to introduce this cute pencil skirt with a lace hem design.  I recently purchased it at ASOS and it definitely goes into my "gray" collection. The lace hem detail on this skirt takes any look to the next level and adds that oh-so-important feminine touch to any look. I put it together with a gray jersey (This is super comfy and super fun with its sequined print!) to create a gray-on-gray look, then I added an edgy vibe by pairing them with black items to complete the look.
For me, the ultimate finishing touch for such an outfit is to add a pair of sunglasses. Originally sunglasses may have been meant to protect your eyes from the sun, but now they have assumed a key role in outfits and they can even elevate your look. That's why I can never have enough killer sunglasses! I got these awesome cat eye sunglasses from ASOS with the skirt, and now they are my total obsession. Bold, yet absolutely chic!
I am getting my first EVER pair of sunglasses from Celine, too for my late birthday gift! You have no idea how thrilled I have been!

Have a wonderful day sweeties ♥
   


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Gray Matter



Photographed by Eric Paguio 

GRAY BEANIE: ASOS
GRAY TOP & BIG SIZE KNIT  CARDIGAN: NOWiSTYLE
BLACK SKINNY JEANS (similar HERE): Old Navy
SPIKED LACEUP BOOTIES & GEOMETORIC EARRINGS: Charlotte Russe
SILVER NECKLACES: Forever 21


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Hi LOVEs! Happy Monday <3 
How was your weekend? In Seattle, we have been having super nice weather for the last several days and it's been amazingly beautiful, especially when the sun sets. Also we Seattleites are all still super-hyped about the recent Seahawks win against the 49ers that has us headed to Super Bowl!!!! :)
My weekend was pretty nice, too! I had a great day at work, and my friend came over to my place. Our time together was both encouraging and inspiring for both of us. You know, girl talk always helps to cheer me up and get a load off my chest. 
Oh by the way...I can't believe that January is almost over!!  I gotta get those winter styles in before it turns to spring!


How do you feel about wearing an all-gray outfit? To me.... HECK YES!!! If you know me well or have followed me for a long time, you know that I loooooooooove wearing colors!!!! So you might not have guessed that I would got for an outfit that didn't feature lots of bright colors. In fact, I don't think I had ever tried out an all-monotone look before today's outfit. But I must say that it works!
Now, the color of gray isn't a color you might associate with "impact", but it is essential to have some gray basics in your wardrobe such as a sweater, coat, blazer, trousers, hats, or even shoes! If you incorporate it into your outfits you can effortlessly create classic and sophisticated looks. You can even update your outfits by adding a touch of gray, as well! I believe that you've seen tons of fashionistas/fashionistos in the world wearing grays throughout the last year, and they fashionably manged to style them! I was completely fascinated and inspired by how well they dressed in grays, and I really wanted to add the color to my ensemble. Boom! Here is what I have achieved!!

I can't help but saying I love this look so much! I put it together with basic items. However, the whole outfit shows the power of gray! This awesome long knit jacket from NOWiSTYLE is one of my favorites this season! It's incredibly warm and so trendy!! Due to my short height, I am kind of hesitant to wear long-length clothes, but this is a total exception! You know what I meant?! I completed the look pairing these Charlotte Russe spiked lace-up booties (These are crazy, aren't they?), ebay a fringed leather bag, and H&M mirror aviator sunglasses to give a touch of that 'rock star' vibe.. 
The monochromatic looks are still going strong in 2014; I can't wait to rock them in my spring looks! In addition to that, I am completely excited to buy some pastel clothes and accessories to prepare for spring and combining them with gray! I already know what to purchase! hehe 


Have a great week sweeties! ♥


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XOXO