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Preppy Chic


Photographed by Jesse Rogers 



DRESS: c/o Tracyeinny (old, adore these  1 | 2 | 3 )   //  SHIRT: Thrifted (similar here or here in black or white)  //  SWEATER: H&M (similar) //  BOOTIES: Qupid via Lulu's   //  HAT: ALDO (old, similar)  //  ACCESSORIES: Nordstrom Rack tights, H&M necklace, Urban Outfitter earrings 



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Hi LOVEs!!! Happy Monday!
 I've been feeling super fresh and inspired lately because Seattle's weather has been soooooo lovely for the last several days! I didn't even need a jacket yesterday! It's kinda sad to know that the weather has such a profound effect on your mood... I should have considered that before I decided to move seattle, huh? haha
Anyway, I am REALLY excited to welcome spring soon and to enjoy these fabulous warm and sunny days!


So today's look is another oldie! But bear with me, I have a reason, of course! I hope you remember that I did a style challenge back in 2012, styling a night-out dress from Tracyeinny in 5 ways, and I am sharing the 4th look! 

Unlike the first, second and third look, I decided to wear the dress as a skirt under some simple layers. Since the dress has a collar accent, I chose a sheer shirt to cover it and layered a sweater on top. I love how this transformation of a dress worked out for a totally different ensemble.  I actually try this styling method quite often and I am always fascinated by the outcome.  I always enjoy adding a good hat, and a bowler hat is the perfect touch to create a preppy chic vibe. I wanted to be weather appropriate, and wearing sheer tights is the best to do it when you don't wanna show a lot of skin. I stock 5 pair of them because it's must for the winter season, and they are very thin and never strong enough to wear more than 4 times due to my long nails and because I always sport a bunch of lovely rings on my fingers :p

I will be sharing the last look later this week or early next week! Stay tuned :)
By the way, this #NYFW atmosphere is personally happening for me right now here in Seattle. Though I can only be there in spirit, I am still hugely influenced to wear fashion week inspired looks lately. So the next outfit will be all about how I would be rocking it if I were there now!

Have a wonderful new week, loves! ♥


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Thank you for reading!!!!
XOXO


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Poppy Dress

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

// University of Washington

TOP: Now I Style (old, similar here or here)  //  DRESS: c/o Petit Sesame  //  JACKET: ZARA (old, similar here or here )  //  BOOTS:JustFab  //  BAG:JustFab  //  NECKLACE: c/o Charlotte Russe  //  WATCH:Aldo  //  HAT: from Japan

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Hi LOVEs!!! I hope your week has been going awe-some so far!!! <3

Who loves '(faux) leather'??  ME! Who adores 'overalls'?? ME! So who's more than happy if they are all combined? Yes, me! lol

I am so pleased to now own one of the pieces I've been having my eyes on, which is a

faux leather overall dress

! I got it from a cool online store called

Petit Sesame

, where you can buy a wide selection of luxury yet affordable designer items.

This overall dress is simply so cute because I can be effortlessly chic once I put it on. These straps are adjustable so it can fit perfectly on any girl, even like myself as a petite gal. I appreciate it has pockets (Three!), so I could just wear it for running errands or getting a quick coffee with my phone and credit card or cash, while remaining little stylish :) 

I wanted to go for a completely winter preppy chic, so I styled it with a navy striped turtle neck and

over-the-knee boots

. These items are always perfect to achieve a preppy look during this season! Then, I put on a gray beret hat with hair tucked in the sweater to play up the vibe. Even though it was pretty warm on the day I wore this look, I needed an outerwear for a chill night. I chose my pastel biker jacket to brighten up the mostly all-black look and also match with my

new icy blue mini bag

! I just can't get over when my jacket and a bag are complementing their color with each other.

I can't wait for a warmer wether to style this overall dress showing off my skins more!

Petit Sesame

is now offering up to 80% off right now, so don't miss this perfect time to snag some of fab designers item including my

lovely faux overall dress

!

I hope you like/love how I styled it!

The

GIVEAWAY

is still going on! Don't forget to enter!    

Happy Thursday everyone! 

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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#TuesdayShoesday, MY SHOE OBSESSION


Hi LOVEs!!!!
As you may have already know that I am a total sucker for SHOES! And my obsession NEVER stopped! Only it's growing! And today, I'd love to share 'some' of my darling shoes!

I literally can go shopping only for shoes whole day long, and I don't mind spending my half day just surfing for killer shoe hunting! I actually never count how many pair of shoes I own in my closet, but as far as I am looking at them right now (lol), I bet I have more than 100 pair of shoes from boots to sandals. I seriously need a shoe closet just like Carrie's shoe closet from Sex and The City. I am going to dream of that fabulous and amazing closet from now on, and one day I will have it for myself! hehe Dream big, right girls?



Anyway, I gotta stop right here and will have you go through my shoe collection pictures! Otherwise, I will talk forever about shoes! Hope you enjoy them! Comment below and share with me which ones your favorite are!

Happy Tuesday Shoesday beauties ♥

1. Forever 21  //  2. ZARA  //  3. ShoeDazzle (similar in BLACK & BLUE) //  4. Aldo (similar here or here)  //  5. JustFab  //  6. Ami Clubwear  //  7. Aldo  //  8. UrbanOG  //  9. Shoe Cult by NastyGal  //  10. Aldo/Windsor  //  11. H&M  //  12. JustFab  //  13. Steve Madden  //  14. ASOS  //  15. Gifted from Mom  //  16. ZARA  //  17. Ami Clubwear  // 18.  Shoe Cult  //  19. JustFab  //  20. Jeffrey Campbell  //  21. ASOS  //  22. via Crossroads Trading  //  23 & 24. Charlotte Russe  //  25. ShoeDazzle  //  26. Le Bunny Bleu  //  27. JustFab  //  28. Steve Madden  //  29. ASOS (similar)  //  30. JustFab  //  31. Eco Club House (used to SWAYCHIC)  //  32. Cat Footwear   //  33. Aldo  //  34. Shoe Cult  //  35. Steve Madden (similar)  //  36. Dress to Kill Miami   //  37.Vince Camuto  //  38. ShoeDazzle  //  39. Windsor  //  40. ASOS  //  41. Forever 21  //  42. JustFab  //  43. Jeffrey Campbell  //  44. Charlotte Russe  //  45. NIKE  //  46. Missguided  //  47. Gifted from Mom  //  48.  TOPSHOP  //  49. ASOS  //  50. Jeffrey Campbell  //  51. Forever 21 


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XOXO


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Blow Your Mind

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

// Downtown Seattle 

TOP: ZARA (similar)  //  JACKET: H&M  //  SKIRT:ZARA  //  LEGGINGS:Forever 21  //  SHOES: ASOS  //  BAG: H&M (old, similar here or here)  //  ACCESSORIES: Forever 21 scarf, ASOS sunglasses (similar), Charlotte Russe necklace, AVEDA lip gross, ALDO earrings

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Hi LOVEs! Hope you had a wonderful weekend!

Today's look is all about layering and edginess, and this is definitely one of my favorite ensembles in all-black with a touch of color. People tend to wear dark colors during winter, and so do I. However, I love playing with some hues and making the look both edgy and fun. That way, I don't feel dull and sad. This is especially when you live in a gloomy and rainy city like I do!

I'd been on the look-out for a chunky v-neck pastel sweater for the longest time, and I finally found it on sale at

ZARA

 a while ago. I normally wear  a small size, but decided to go with one size up for an extra bulky silhouette. At the same time, I scored this

light maxi wrap skirt on sale

as well. It's impressive that I can rotate the slit to whatever position I want to! I can put it on the side, front, or back. I adore the combination of an oversized knit with a maxi skirt. Since I had scored the perfect pieces, I figured I should try it on right away, yet it's way too cold right now to wear the skirt by itself, so I paired it with leggings underneath. I love the contrast of their different textures. Whenever I wear a maxi skirt/dress, I always style it with a pair of platform shoes to add some extra height. I picked my all time favorite booties for the added slimming effect.

You can never go wrong with a

biker jacket

to create an edgy vibe. And if you have a printed black and white scarf, that's even better to emphasize the vibe. These items aldo help you beat the cold. To complete this edgy look,  I opted for a

dark red lip stick

, and of course my awesome hair is doing such an awesome job!

The 

GIVEAWAY

is still running, so don't forget to enter!

Stay warm dolls! ♥

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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Jewelry Boutique Fresh Tangerine & GIVEAWAY!



Hi LOVEs!!!! Happy Friday!
You know what's coming up in a few weeks? Yes!!! Valentine's Day!!! So I planned to host a giveaway via my Instagram to return my appreciation and love to all my lovely readers and followers, so make sure to read till the end!!




It was really pleasure to stop by my new favorite local jewelry boutique/studio called Fresh Tangerine (what a juicy name!) last week, and I had a lot of fun meeting the sweet team, taking a look at their gorgeous jewelry and getting so inspired at the showroom, even though it was a short visit.

First thing I have to say is.... I absolutely LOVED their space! Their interior and decor is just too adorable and made me wish that it was my place! I love how they display all their delicate and fabulous pieces everywhere using furniture, woods and glasses, ornaments, etc..  The space is full of inspiration with a lot of feminine and vintage vibes, and you can also peek their production area as well as a little maker station, which is also fun thing you can get a behind the scene look! I snapped some shots of their space for you! You can also have yourself tour on here!
 

As you enter, this is first thing you see! That heart wall, though!

Artsy rope curtains

My favorite dainty bracelets <3

A lot of inspirations in this area! Gimme a cup of tea and fashion magazine!

Dream catchers & inspirational quotes on the wall!!

Maker's Station

Some of the basic tools they use

Of course I had to take #OOTD with their amazing space behind


Fresh Tangerine is know for easy-to-wear that are feminine, delicate, and unexpected. they make each piece by hand in here at their studio using quality metals and materials sourced from around the world.
Who doesn't like delicate, subtle jewelry that you can wear everyday? Their pieces are just perfect and totally bold enough to update and elevate your looks with minimal sparkles. You can also mix it up and stack them with other rings you already own. I myself who really appreciates details and focuses on head-to-toe style, I instantly became obsessed with their jewelry. I added some of them into my collection; Geode Ring,  Glitter Stacking Ring & Twisted Stacking Ring (on my middle finger)
Aren't they adorable? Love them with my fresh DIY nails!


I am so thrilled to partner with Fresh Tangerine for my first GIVEAWAY today!
A lucky winner will get a set of 3 stacking rings in the metal of their choice (gold fill or sterling silver) either hammered or classic design.

TO ENTER:
1. Follow me (@AikasLoveCloset ) and Fresh Tangerine (@FreshTangerine) on Instagram
2. Tag two of your friends in the comment section of my giveaway photo on Instagram
3. Bonus Entry: Follow this blog either via Google Friend Connection ( on the right side bar) OR Bloglovin and comment below when you are done!

This giveaway is open to US and International residents and will run for a week until February 13th. The winner will be announced on my Instagram on Feb. 14th!
Good luck! And have a wonderful weekend sweeties! 

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Thank you for reading!!!!
XOXO


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Call It What You Want


Photographed by Jesse Rogers 

DRESS: c/o Tracyeinny (old, adore these three dresses 1 | 2
 3  //  
CARDIGAN: BB Dakota   //  BELT:  H&M (old, similar here)  // SOCKS: Urban Outfitters  //  SHOES: Charlotte Russe (old, adore these and these)


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Hi LOVEs!!!!
You noticed from the pictures that they are quite old ones. But, I am so happy I finally found sets of images that were taken back in 2012 as I was preparing for moving out! Moving is seriously such a pain in the butt!!! However, one thing I love the most about it is I always find something that I've been looking for yet there was no clue where I should look for. haha Does that happen to you??

If you have been reading my blog back in 2012, you might remember I did 'style challenge,' which I created 5 different looks with totally different vibes by using a lace detailed dress from Tracyeinny, a Singapore clothing line. I did this because I wanted to share with you how styling will help you grow your wardrobe without buying any item. Every girl has a night dress in her closet and everyone can definitely transform it into daily looks with just a little styling skills.
You can check the first and second look from here and here, and the picture below is a lineup of the 5 looks. I am going to show you the remained 2 looks in the next few weeks along with my current daily ensembles!!

 
 

As for the third look, I really wanted to achieve a cute & classy yet casual style, and my inspiration was from Japan. So I picked three inspired items to go for the look: Obi belt, kimono cardigan, and over-the-knee socks, and I added a pair of black platform pumps to merge the color of the sock so that it crates the magic of  having longer legs.  I styled my hair softly curled the bottom for an extra feminine touch and parted my bang in the middle and pinned it on the side. I will say this could be a cute Friday-night- happy- hour look with besties or you call it whatever you want!

Happy Hump day angels!! 


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XOXO


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A Favorite Combo


Photographed by James Chrosniak  // Pike Place Market

COAT: ZARA (or adore this & this)  //  KNIT: LOFT (old, similar here or here in shirt)  //  JEANS: Free People (sold out, similar here)  // BOOTS: JustFab  //  BAG: JustFab  //  ACCESSORIES: H&M earrings, ASOS snake ring  //  SHADES:  H&M (old, similar here)  //  Lipstick: The Body Shop 


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Hi LOVEs!!! Happy Monday!
Today, I am showing off a combo that is currently a favorite of mine. Can you guess which items make up that combo? Yes, a fur coat, skinny jeans, and over-the-knee boots. I've been seriously obsessed with this super adorable fur coat I snagged on sale a few months ago at ZARA, and I practically can't take it off. Then, I got these thigh-high OTN boots recently from JustFab. I once saw how flattering the skinny jeans and OTN boots combo was on Olivia Palermo, so I definitely wanted to try if for myself. I LOVED IT!

Sometimes, I am eager to put simple pieces together to make a look that is greter than the sum of its parts. Like simply throwing on a sweater and wearing a pair of jeans. Of course, I still wanna keep things stylish. I believe these OTN boots are the magic component of this look, and you can also layer up with them on, so even better!! You can never go wrong with OTN boots!!! <3 I chose my beloved heart printed light knit (it's gifted from my dearest mom!!! ) to go with the ensemble.   

When I wore this look, it was a perfect sunny day, which made it feel as if it was spring. So I wanted to enjoy the feeling by adding this newly added ice-blue mini bag from JustFab. I always adore anything in the pastel color-block, and I am so pleased with how I played things up with the fur coat and the bag. I decided to stick with a pink color palette for accessories and makeup to match the fur coat: Pink earrings, pink eye shadow and pink lipstick.

Hope you had an amazing weekend and cheers to a new month!


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Thank you for reading!!!!
XOXO


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Discover Yourself


Photographed by Mike Diep // Discovery Park
 

TOP: c/o Now I Style turtleneck, H&M shirt  //  COAT: From Japan (similar here)   //  SKIRT: H&M (old, similar here) //  HAT: Forever 21 (old, similar here)  //  BOOTS: Steve Madden (old, adore these & these)  //  SHADES: Celine  //  JEWERLY: c/o Charlotte Russe necklace, Crossroads Trading earrings


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Hi Loves!!
Recently, I was featured on Lookbook.nu's Instagram & Twitter. To me, this was a really big deal and it made my heartbeat so fast!!  You see, being featured by them was one of my goals for 2015. I never imagined I could check it off my list so fast. Being recognized by such an influential fashion platform is so terrifying (in a good way, of course)! Thank you so much again, Lookbook team, for featuring me and making my week!

Over time I've been blessed with so many fans and followers who make me so happy with the comment, "I LOVE YOUR STYLE!" Those 4 words really mean the world to me. After all, I've had times when I doubted myself and wondered if my style was innovative enough or not.  I strive to keep my style diverse, versatile, and unique, and it is influenced by both American and Japanese culture. So I know it's totally different from most of bloggers out there. Being unique is tough, sometimes. It has caused me to struggle on occasion. Even though I may have defined my brand through my style, I am constantly rediscovering and  rethinking, and wondering if I should reinvent my style... 

But the answer is always: No.
You should never compromise who you are. When you believe in your goals and have a strong will, then go for it. Even though it may seem out of reach or your may get down about your apparent lack of progress sometimes, you just need to be patient. SUPER PATIENT. I know it may take all of your energy and effort to keep going. Still, as long as YOU believe that you can make it happen, it WILL happen! That's what I have been doing for the last few years when I re-started my blog in 2013. And this recognition proves that it works and was worth the effort.  Being featured (as well as all the warm and kind comments from the fans) really strengthened my conviction that what I've been doing was right.
Fashion is my own 'unique' way to express who I am. If I doubt my style, it means I doubt myself, too. I hope to keep growing in recognition of my defined style and I hope to encounter more fans who adore "who I am."

I forgot to mention that this is the second set of pics from when I worked with Mike. You can check out the 1st one here. I love how I layered up in a turtleneck top and buttoned down shirt underneath paired with a skirt! Discovering a new way to style oldies is so practical and always fun!    


I am moving into a new place tomorrow, so this weekend will be a full of unpacking and placing my tons of stuff! But the good news is... I'll have a BIGGER closet, BIGGER room, and MUCH MORE sunlight! Can't wait!
Have fun on Sunday everyone! Go hawks!


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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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Hint of Pink and Camel Coat Moment

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

// Gasworks Park

TOP:

 Zara  //  

COAT:

ASOS

 (or other styles

here

)  //  

BOTTOM

 ZARA (old, similar

here

or

here

) //

SHOES:

 ASOS (old, adore

 these

 & 

these

)  //  

HAT:

 River Island via ASOS (sold out, adore

this

and

this

) //  

BAG:

 Vintage via Buffalo Exchange  //  

SHADES

Celine

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Hi LOVEs!!! Happy Friday!

You know what's coming up next month!? YESSS!!!

FASHION WEEK

!!! Unfortunately, once again I won't be able to attend in person due to crazy busy schedule, but it doesn't mean I can't dress up as if I were there, right? When Fashion Week approaches, I naturally get inspired. I start gathering outfit inspirations from everywhere and come up with some outfits that I would definitely rock if I was to attend!! The camel coat is enjoying a major moment right now. It adds you an instant chicness to any outfit, and it's really a versatile item thanks to its neutral color. I have seen a lot of bloggers, like

Song of Style

and

Kayture

, are rocking it and can't get enough of how they style their coats!! I was totally convinced to invest a little money in this

cozy camel coat from

ASOS

. To be honest with you, it's a bit bigger on me even though it was the smallest size, but I can surely live with it! Wink-wink!

So I styled up this look around the coat as the centerpiece and added a neutral colored turtleneck and white skort. I picked leopard printed booties for a bit of something extra since I otherwise the look is kept simple. Leopard shoes will never go out of style. When I was coordinating this look, I decided I would put on a fedora for a touch of sophistication. I am a huge, like HUGE, fan of the fedora, and this pink one is one of the unexpected pieces I never thought I would have in my closet. Pink is often passed off as simply a girly color, but in reality pink has the ability to create the just right amount of  girly-cool vibe while maintaining your feminine charm. So it was perfect to incorporate my pink fedora to this camel coat look. What's the best thing about this fedora? It looks super cute on my new silver hair! <3 <3 Finally, I love how my vintage shoulder bag/clutch compliments the look from the side angle with the leopard booties.

Are you planning to go to Fashion Week? What's your attire?

Have a great weekend babes! 

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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Midnight Stroll in Leopard Coat


Photographed by Tadashi Kayo // Jose Rizal Bridge

TOP: Thrifted Vintage T-shirt  //  COAT: Forever 21 (sold out, similar here or here)  //  LEGGINGS:  Forever 21 (old, similar here)  //  SHOES: Forever 21 (old, adore these & these)  //  BEANIE: Target  //  LIPSTICK:  MAC, Cyber  //  BAG :: Just Fab

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Hi LOVEs!!! Hope your day has been going well so far!
I don't usually post at night, but recently my Internet connection had been down for a while and I just couldn't wait to get this out since I am finally reconnected! Today's post is all about night time fun, as I'd like to share some good photos I took with a killer background view while I was hanging out with my friend several nights ago!

Ever since college, I slowly transformed into becoming a night owl, and now I always find myself having the most fun after midnight. Driving around the city with my friends, indulging in the nightlife, enjoying a cheap late night dessert at my favorite restaurants -- those are the activites I enjoy most.  Personally, I get so inspired at night. Who's with me?
Yesterday we finally had such a beautiful sunny day after some horrible rainy weather, and a few weeks ago the city was completely covered with an awesome fog! So my friend and I took advantage of the misty scenery and snapped some night shots with the fog as a perfect creepy backdrop! This fog absolutely makes the city look even more beautiful and creates a different atmosphere that gave me a weird but interesting feeling. I was literally looking at the city for over 10 mins without thinking of anything... I was just lost in the impressive view. It was a calm nighttime stroll and I loved it!

Although the view was super sick, the winter icy-cold temperature was not pleasing, especially after midnight. However, this Forever 21 faux fur coat saved me!!! (Sadly it's sold out but similar here or here) It's faux fur, but it feels like real fur in terms of how warm it is and the texture is beyond sleek and luxurious. I have to admit that it's the best leopard fur coat EVER! I can't keep my eyes off of any coat that enables me to stay both chic and cozy.

What's your most favorite thing to do at night? I meant like "late night"... :)
Have a wonderful evening sweethearts ♥


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Thank you for reading!!!!
XOXO


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Minimal White Out

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

// Kerry Park

TOP :: c/o ShopRoxx turtleneck, c/o Now I Style coat (similar here & here)

BOTTOM :: TOPSHOP

SHOES :: Zara (old, adore this & this)

BAG :: Bellevue Collection (gifted, similar here)

ACCESSORIES :: ASOS sunglasses

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Hi LOVEs!!

One of the street trends that has caught my eyes these days is wearing all white ensembles with winter layers. People are inclined to wear dark colors during this season, and I am definitely one of them. It's bold and sophisticated and I don't think it never goes wrong with it however you style in. Nonetheless, it's fresh and fun to switch up your mind, playing with colors once in a while, and we also need to brighten up the darkest days of the year! Whites are definitely great color option to choose from! I adore the sleekness and crispness of the hue, and it will surely freshen up your mind once you put on because I actually felt revitalizing while wearing this look!

I've tried several times all white styles for the last few years over the summer, but never done in winter. So why not challenge myself to give it a try? It's a new year, and it's all about trying new things without fear, right? Right on time, I got this

slick white turtleneck from

ShopRoxx

, and I simply paired it with my white wardrobe. Super effortless coordinating ever! Normally I add accessories or mix with vivid color items as I go for head-to-toe all white look, but this time I kept the whole look as simple as possible. Yet I couldn't help myself tying it with a snakeskin clutch for a bit of eye candy.

Do you like all-white fashions in winter? Hope you enjoy today's winter white look!

    TGIF sweeties! ♥

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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Plaid Mix

Photographed by

Tadashi Kayo

//

Olympic Sculpture Park

TOP :: Old Navy Coat (old, similar here & here), Forever 21 sweater

BOTTOM :: GAP

SHOES :: ASOS (similar here & here)

ACCESSORIES :: ASOS tights, Urban Outfitters socks, Forever 21 rings & earrings, Romwe hat, Suspenders from Japan (similar here), AVEDA lip glaze 

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Hi LOVEs!!!! 

Hope your new week kicked off well! I was feeling under the weather yesterday, so mine started not as I expected staying at home whole day, but that helped me charge up a lot to go through this crazy busy week!

I think you know me now that my style is very unique and versatile influenced by American culture and Japanese culture where I am originally from. And my style goal is to pull off any kind of outfits from grunge and rock to chic and feminine. Since my hair is silver now, I wanted to take advantage of it to go for a grunge look again, which I haven't dressed up for a long time! I wore this look as my #OOTN for going out with my friends, but I realized it definitely works for a day look!

Plaid items are always perfect to create a grunge/rock style and can't get enough of how they can instantly add a pop of color to the look! Luckily I had this super lovely plaid peacoat! It's old but I can't get rid of this old cute number! So I created this look around it. I am a kind of girl who wears shorts during winter. Yes, some people probably call me crazy. Yet if you layer with tights and over the knee socks, you rock on! To emphasize the vibe, I purposely put on a suspender hanging down and paired with chunky platform shoes with lots of silver jewelry! I picked

wide brimmed hat recently got from

Romwe

and

dark toned red lip glaze from

AVEDA

as my finishing touch!

Do you like grunge looks?

Have a wonderful day beauties! ♥  

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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New Year, New Me, New Place

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

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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.

"  

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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