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10 Year Anniversary of Living In America & 15 Life Changing Lessons I've Learned from Living Abroad By Myself

10 Year Anniversary of Living In America & 15 Life Changing Lessons I've Learned from Living Abroad By Myself

Today marks the 10-year anniversary of my moving from Japan and living in America. Living in a foreign country isn’t a piece of cake but has taught me a number of invaluable life changing lessons but here are my 15 valuable of lessons I learned from past 10 years!

Inspiration: How To Style #FISHNET

Inspiration: How To Style #FISHNET

FISHNET is definitely dominating my style right now. I've gathered so many exciting ways to rock this major 90's trend. 

Inspiration :: Dream Office

Starting off a new week by beating the Monday Blues with the amazing office inspiration.

Sources:

Pinterest

Hi LOVEs! How was your weekend?

Here in Seattle, the weather has been awfully bad, so I didn't plan anything fun for my weekend although some of my friends went to watch the Seahawks game! I had a lot of fun at the new Hello Kitty Exhibition at EMP last Friday so that was enough! Looks like this horrible weather will continue through this whole week (eeek! ) so it's time for me to figure out how to enjoy these dull days! haha

Though I said, I didn't do anything amusing during the weekend, I got inspired by looking through office inspiration on

Pinterest

, so why don't I share them with you guys! Just like life needs some fresh change, it would be fun to do something different here on the post! I hope you are inspired already by checking out those dream office images above! Maybe I should taking advantage of being stuck at home as making a new office space, or brainstorming it at least! Need more inspiration? Follow my

Pinterest

board! 

I also picked a bunch of home decors and furniture that could help elevate your home office or even a little corner of your desk! Happy shopping!

Have a happy & productive Monday, Angles! 

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XOXO

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Sunday Inspiration // Silver Hair

I am so addicted to this hair color. Super fresh, innovative, and truly unique.  Totally alluring.  

Sources: Pinterest // Tumblr

Hi LOVEs! Happy Sunday!

Are you a sucker for colored hair like I am? I am the type of girl who easily tires of the same hair style and color. If you've watched me for a while you probably noticed that I am always reinventing myself by switching colors or living life on the edge with a crazy hairstyle, like when I shaved the side of my head. Sounds crazy, huh? But it's fun and an awesome way to discover a previously hidden you.

Of all the beautiful hair color options out there, I can't help but fall in love with silver/gray hair of late. It's usually a look for gracefully aged people, but what if you can't wait for your hair to naturally grow silver?

I am so stoked to dye my hair this oh-so lovely color next week! Interested in how my hair will turn out? Stay updated on

Instagram

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Facebook

, or

Twitter

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Hope you enjoy this Sunday inspiration!

Let's be creative ♥

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XOXO

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New Year, New Me, New Place

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

//

Chihuly Garden and Glass

HAIR :: Robert Leonard Salon & Spa - Stylist • Shane | Service Director • Paul

TOP :: ASOS coat, H&M sweater (adore this & this)

BOTTOM :: c/o Now I Style (Japanese brand, similar here & here)

SHOES :: JustFab (old, adore this)

BAG :: H&M

ACCESSORIES :: Forever 21 glasses, H&M earrings

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Hi LOVEs!!!! I hope your 2015 has gotten off to a great start so far! ;)

Looking back at my 2014, it was a full of new adventures and opportunities with a lot of happiness and laughter. Yet at the same time, I have to say, it was one of the most challenging, struggling and tough years of my life. Don't take it as negative mood, though because I am totally thankful for those times since they absolutely made myself stronger and more courageous every time I encountered. My greatest mentor always says: "

Unless you struggle, you cannot become truly strong. Those who fight hard during their youth will have nothing to fear when the time comes to put the finishing touches on their lives. They will possess a great state of life that towers strong and unshakeable.

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However, when you keep having tough times over and over, you are naturally stressed out and easily get discouraged and less motivated. The few last weeks of my 2014 was just like that. I knew I REALLY needed a BIG change and get super inspired to make me happier so that I was ready for a new year with fresh and clear mind! Who in the world would like to welcome new years filled with despairing feelings?!

  So I grabbed my phone and made an appointment at

Robert Leonard Salon & Spa

! For the longest time, I'd been dying to try platinum blond or silver, yet I always ended up not being able to since my hair had gotten damaged so badly. To be able to fix that and have healthy hair back again, I started using

Moroccan Oil

products

. (I am thinking to blog soon about my hair/the hair products I've been using!) That has really helped my hair so much, and when I told my amazingly talented hairstylist,

Shane

, about what color I wanted to achieve, he said "Oh you will look gorgeous on that color! :D (I took that as a BIG YES!!)

To be truly honest with you and to my surprise, it was more than "extremely" painful process that I've ever had as dying my hair! I could feel the burns and torturous pain on my scalps and had to endure it 4 times... I wasn't even able to smile AT ALL. But, I seriously couldn't be any happier when I met a new me with this crazy silver/blond hair! I felt as if I am looking at a different person, and the color was definitely worth the pain! I actually would never imagine I could ever have pulled off this color! My dream came true right before the new year hit on the grand! I can't thank you enough to

Shane

! He always, ALWAYS gives a dreamy magic on my hair!!!!

Right after that, I called my friend as well as my current photographer,

Marcus

, because I wanted to show my oh-so pretty new hair to someone and couldn't help wanting to photograph it! We made a conclusion of strolling where we both never been, and we ended up checking out

Chihuly Glass and Garden

!

It was one of the most amazing places with tons of inspirations! It was such a magical place to me, and all his works completely blew me away. I felt like I was lost in one of the fairy tales. As I was going inside further, I sensed something inside of myself was reinventing, and when I exited the museum, there was outside exhibition as well. That's where I felt so free at last! You saw the pictures above, but they can't do any justice to the beauty of the place! If you live in Seattle or have a chance to visit the city, you should definitely check them out!

I am so grateful to revive myself right before ringing in the new year with a positive will and motivation! If you still feel gloomy inside yourself even after the new year, why don't you book a salon appointment now and change your hairstyle/color or get cozy and check out a place you've never been to? It might help you somehow ;)

Thanks a lot for reading this long post!! Much appreciated 

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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The First Step

Original outfit post here

Even if you can't see any progress or you feel stuck in where you are right now , it's very important that you keep moving forward and take one step closer to your achievement. Then each step, even a small one, will surely and eventually bring you to the point you are aiming for...

Happy Sunday LOVEs♥

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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I.N.S.P.I.R.A.T.I.O.N

Hey my LOVEly readers! How is your day?

Here in my city, Seattle, we have the FIRST snow a few days ago!!!!!! YAY? NAY?

Typically, when winter comes, I always hope to see the snow. When it snows, I always get so excited!

Snow makes me feel that it's winter, snow gives me fresh mind, snow creates romantic atmosphere, moment and even fun time!!!

However this time I wasn't excited as much as I usually be . (sorry for the sad tone...) Why? I have one fairly enough reason for that.

IT KILLED ME SO BAD regarding getting to my work....

Since I don't have a car, I had to take buses( yes! THREE buses!!) and it drove me so crazy that it took me 4 hours to go to my workplace... yea I still can't believe that.... but I couldn't be happier when I glimpsed my place!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Regardless, the most happiest things on that day was I had a pretty good time at work  because lots of my friends came into the restaurant, and after that I could see my bf :)

As I already mentioned you about posting my new hauls for the next blog which is this, I was so planning to do so, yet I've changed my mind to share something with you.

Ever since I became an

instagramer

, I've seen tons of pictures that have inspired me very much. So here are some of the photos I wanna share, and hope you guys like/love or even get inspired by them as much as I DO !!!! ENJOY <3

How did you like them?

....The last one is actually me :p hehe

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Hope you all have a sweet and lovely one!! 

xoxo