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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!!! 

Star & Sheer Mesh

Star & Sheer Mesh

I’ve been in loving this star printed sheer top a lot as of late. As the air is getting chiller, this top is actually perfect piece to layer up like underneath of a cozy sweater or a button down shirt. Or wearing a cardigan or biker jacket over it.

B & W

Kinda liking monochromatic looks. Sorry, I lied. Love them A LOT.

Photographed by Michelle Lock  //  Capitol Hill

TOP: NASTY GAL (old, adore these tops from Nasty Gal - here | here | here)

SHORTS: Zara (Similar here Missguided)

SHOES: Jeffrey Campbell ( Adore these and these )

HAT: Free People 

BRALET: Aritzia (or similar from BooHoo and Nasty Gal)

ACCESSOREIS: c/o IO Collective Chocker, Charlotte Russe necklaces (Similar here), Forever 21 rings, Value Village sunnies

LIPSTICK: Kimchi Doll via Gerard Cosmetics 

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Hi LOVEs! 
Today's look is a bit different from my regular looks, as you may have noticed! Yes, I am wearing only white and black. (Ignore a smattering of that color on my bag :p) I believe I've mentioned quite a lot that I love this two basic hue combination as much as more vivid colors. Thankfully, my cool hair (now I have a "REAL" unicorn hair!!!) doesn't make any look so boring and dull, and it's a great reason to wear more black and white looks! I have to admit that my hair colors definitely influence my outfits so much. 

It was a Saturday when I wore this look, so I didn't wanna put so much effort to dress up -- more like losing fit while still remaining stylish. Skorts seem off-trend item, but for me they are an ultimate piece, especially during this time of the year. They are effortlessly chic, versatile, plus simply can go with anything from the crop tops to sweaters to blouses.
Whenever I go for an ensemble without prints, I always make a focal point to the details, which is why I'd like to share a jewelry brand I came across recently. This lovely handmade choker is from IO Collective, specializing in semi-precious and precious gems and metals. I've been obsessed with the cocker and I've been wearing it countless time already since the day one I got!  You know wearing chokers is a huge trend right now!! I love how the choker looks very pretty by itself but can mix and match with other jewelry I already have.

Hope you like today's "colorless" look!
Happy Tuesday, cutie pies! 



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When You Are In A Mood Of...

Long time no blog guys... But I actually have a reason for that. I was freaked out.

Photographed by

Tadashi Kayo

  //  Random street in Seattle 

TOP: Nasty Gal (similar here or here)  //  SHORTS:Aritzia  //  SHOES: ShoeDazzle (old, similar here)  //  BRALETTE:Arizita (or similar)  //  BAG: c/o The YUB

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Hi LOVEs!!!!

Sorry for the lack of updates here. If you follow me on my snapchat (@fashionistaika), you already known what happened to me over the last several days... But for those who don't...I had extremely rough and tragic moment recently when my landlord locked me in the garage intentionally for freaking three hours... Yep. It sounds crazy, doesn't it? I felt like I was suddenly locked in a prison for no reasons. This was the most cruel experience I've ever had in my life. As a result, I've become kind of mistrustful of people and experience has made me hardly want to do anything. Thanks to my friends who were there for me, I am now recovering very quickly! Plus I found a new place to move to, so hopefully everything will get better!

A few weeks ago, my friend and I went out for a night drive. We just kept driving and enjoyed the calm night while music played on the radio. I especially adore the city lights as viewed from the freeway. This kind of night never gets old, and it always helps me clear and refresh my mind. I wish I had my own car so that I could do this as much as I want to.

We stopped at a random street and did some night photoshooting.  We didn't expect good results, but I actually like them because of how each picture gives expressions. Hope you enjoyed them, too!

Sweet dreams babes <3

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Red Night Slip Dress

With the warming weather, I am more into an easy breezy cami dresses lately, and I was please when I found this amazing red slip dress on 

Nasty Gal

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Photographed by

James Chrosniak

FEDORA(similar HERE), LEOPARD PRINT SCARF & BIKER JACKET: H&M

RED SLIP DRESS (similar HERE), SILVER PENDANT and EARRINGS SET & JEFFREY CAMPBELL ANKLE BOOTS( or HERE): Nasty Gal

LEATHER AND METAL CHAIN BELT: Isabel Marant x H&M

VINTAGE BAG: Buffalo Exchange

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Hi LOVEs!

Since it's summer, I want to play with vivid colors and try to avoid dark colors as much as I can! I am very comfortable in this dress thanks to the loose fit, and the lacy thin straps give it an extra feminine touch! This dress does everything! Unfortunately, the length wasn't quite right, even though I bought the smallest size.  As a petite girl, I really need to consider the length of the hem to provide the balance for the whole look. Otherwise, it could throw off the impact of the other parts of my outfit and become unremarkable.

Whenever I encounter this issue,of a lengthy hem, I always use a belt for a bit of a magic! I chose an

Isabel Marant x H&M

leather and metal chain belt, which would go very nicely with the silver pendant. Also, I like the combination of sweetness and metal accent.

This is my first time styling a fedora like this, and I LOVE it! This is a great way to style up a fedora during the summer time. Putting your hair up keeps the back of your neck cool from the summer heat. Also, can I talk about these killer

Jeffrey Campbell

ankle boots

? I'd been looking for summer boots over the years, and had had no luck to find them... But finally! I found comfortable yet funky ones also on

Nasty Gal

! I even scored them with 75% off!! :) Yeah, there was no reason not to get them!

I combined a leopard print scarf and a biker jacket for the night-time ensemble to keep myself warm!! Yup... Seattle is still getting chilly at the night time! :(

Did you like how I styled the slip dress? Hope you did!

Happy hump day everyone! 

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2 Bobs Better Than 1



 Photographed by Eric Paguio


BOB DYLAN OVERSIZED TEE (MENS, similar HERE), SHORT SCUBA SKIRT & FEDORA: H&M
GOLD JEWEL NECKLACE: Nasty Gal
LEOPARD BOOTS - PURKHISER (or HERE): ALDO


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Hi LOVEs!
Today's post is a little bit different from my regular posts!!

I have a question to ask you... What's your favorite hair style?
Me? I've always had a big desire to have a bob haircut. I had one a long long time ago, but I don't even remember when it was. A bob is super cute and romantic... It's always been on my top 5 list of hair styles I want to try. In addition to that, one of my fashion divas, Rihanna, is rocking a black bob right now!!! She looks super amazing in that hairstyle! Still, I really love having my hair long and am enjoying coloring it in ombre. One day, as I was doing a photoshoot with my photographer friend, Eric, I found that he has this lovely black bob wig at his live-in studio! I immediately asked him if I could try it on. As I was checking myself out in the wall mirror, he grabbed his camera and he said "Hey, Aika! Let's shoot!"
That's the story behind these pictures!!

Talking about a little bit about the outfit.... I looooove this Bob Dylan oversized tee I found in the H&M mens section. It's big enough for me to wear alone with nothing underneath, or I can knot the hems to make it into a crop top, or it totally goes with leggings or jeans! So funny that I happened to sport 'two bobs' in one outfit - BOB hair and BOB Dylan! lol That's why I titled this post '2 Bobs Better Than 1'   

I am now totally obsessed with a bob hair wig, and I really need to get one for myself!!  I won't need to chop my long hair off --  I just need to save up the money to get a wig! I wish I had pre-planned to style my outfit for the black bob wig, yet I am pleased with how the pictures came out!

Hope you liked me with the black bob hair! :)
Do you dare to try it out for yourself?

TGIF my sweethearts! ♥



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Roaming In A Statement Jumper




Photographed by Aiyana Yuki


MILITARY CAP & JUMPER: Isabel Marant pour H&M
DENIM MINI SKIRT: Thrifted
LEOPARD BOOTS: SHOECULT by Nastygal
BAG: JustFab
RINGS: H&M, Forever 21 & Charlotte Russe
EARRINGS: Charming Charlie 


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Hi LOVEs! Happy Monday :))) Did you all have a wonderful weekend??
Last Friday I went to my friend's farewell party. It was such a blast <3 Not only did I met tons of new  people, we partied and had an amazing time until freaking 7am!!!! She is from Taiwan. We don't get to hang out all the time, but we both know we are good friends. She has been supporting my fashion and dreams for a while and whenever she sees me, she always gives me lots of compliments on my outfit! We always end up talking about old fond memories, and  how we've both grown up since then...
You know, I love living in America because I know my life belongs here. I feel like the dreams I have only make since in America. Nonetheless, one of the hardest moments is saying good bye to my beloved friends that leave/will leave the states. I never get used to that. Anyway, I was so pleased to see her for the first time in a long time. Especially right before she is moving back. I wish her all the best because she also has her dreams in Japan!!!! :)


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I believe that you are very familiar with this fabulously amazing jumper!! It's one of the popular collection pieces from Isabel Marant x H&M last year. Ever since I've brought this one, I've never stopped loving it!! haha
This jumper is seriously a standout winter essential. It looks warm and cozy while being extremely stylish! I paired it with a denim mini skirt and leopard boots, for a more casual look. If you have seen my fall/winter outfits, you might notice that my outfits can't be completed without HATS! I am kinda sad that it covers up the saved side though. This lovely navy military cap is also my pickup from the collection, and I am so in love with it! Just the hat itself has the french vibe. So adding it to any outfit can effortlessly upgrade your look.
Don't shy away from the pastel colors this season!! Pastel pink is my current obsession! With it, I added just right amount of the sweetness to my bag, and a different pink to my lippie.
I really like this look because it combines both casual and chic feeling in it!


Hope your new week is going well!
As always thanks for stopping by! 


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Elegant Chic avec Isabel Marant pour H&M



 Photographed by Aiyana Yuki 



REVERSIBLE BOMBER JACKET, LACE TOP, BIKER PANTS & BELT: Isabel Marant pour H&M
JEWEL EARRINGS (similar HERE) : ASOS
PURPLE JEWEL NECKLACE: Japan
CLUTCH (iPad case): MANGO
SILVER BOOTIES: Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal
CAT EYE SUNGLASSES : Aldo

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It's finally Friday! Any good plans for the weekendB? :)

A month ago, you know H&M released the new collection collaborating with Isabel Marant. As a fashion geek, a big fan of H&M and more than that, a fashion blogger, there was no way I wouldn't refuse to go get some pieces from the collection! I asked my best guy friend, Bryan as well as my big brother in America to come with me although I knew he had to work on that day!  We decided to go to the H&M store in downtown. To be secure, we prepared to get there 4 2/1 hours before the store was open... YES it's freaking 3:30 AM!!!!!!! Crazy isn't it? :P When we got there, I saw several people lined up already and we got a fortune to be the 10th and 11th people in line. We spent hours and hours playing with our phones to kill times! (Thank you my new iPhone 5s <3 )
After passing 7:30 am, color-coded wrist bands that indicate when we could enter the store were handed out to us and the first ones could go shopping for MENS and KIDS previously before the WOMENS collection opened at 8:00 am. Yay for Bryan and I planned to get a cap from KIDS so we were really excited about the pre-shopping time!
At 7:45, the door was finally open, and everyone dashed in so enthusiastically but insanely!!!! He went downstairs and I went straight to the WOMENS collection. He got a lot of collection clothes that he was planning to buy as well as my cap!
The time was tick-tocking, and right after 8 am passed and we were let in, everyone was CRAZILY grabbing the pieces without hesitation even yanking off from the mannequins!!!! I should have done that! lol After 10 mins or so later, almost all clothes were gone (I was surprisingly shocked how fast everything was taken!) and I was super duper happy and lucky that I was able to pick up what I wanted to get except one garment, a chunky sweater. Here is the picture of what I got that was posted on my Insta (If you aren't following me already please do!)




I got Black Lacy Top, Biker Pants, Reversible Bomber Jacket, White and Black Chunky Jumper, Cap, and 2 Kinds of Belts. The shopping bag ( I got a small one and big one) is an extra gift and it's super handy! I've been using the little one as a secondary bag and the big one is a perfect bag for photoshooting or a short trip!

Their collection was extremely lovely and wow, it was totally worth to wake up so early in the morning and wait for a crazy 5 hours! If I wasn't the 10th one in the line, I wouldn't have been able to get what I wanted!

So you probably already noticed that the outfit of today's post is almost styled up completely with the Isabel Marant collection. I seriously can't get enough of each piece and am really impressed with how versatile each item is! The bomber jacket is so eye-catchy, trendy and fun! It's great that you can wear it in two ways since it's reversible! On top of that, the prints are very contrasting such that you could make a totally different outfit out of ONE jacket! What a practical jacket! The lace top is my most favorite piece so far. The fit is just so perfect and it is meticulously well-made with the fabric. I embrace that it instantly creates the sexiness by showing off the skin through the lace and also helps to elevate elegance and glamour even more. I didn't have ANY black lace top so this is my first and a perfect top now added to my closet! Since the top looks vintage, I paired it with one of the belts that also looks vintage rather than the metal one.
When it came to choose the accessories, I wore ASOS jewel earrings (similar HERE) and purple jewel necklace to glam up around my face. Then, since I wanted to add a bit of color, I paired with a MANGO iPad case as a clutch. My new silver booties from Shoe Cult by Nasty Gal are so fab and nicely coordinated with the biker pants because of the silver details.


I hope you like/love how I styled my Isabel Marant x H&M collection and stay tuned for another look wearing the chunky knit and cap!
Happy Friday ♥


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Love What $he Does




Photographed by Justin Swain

WHITE BEANIE: C/O EA$Y MONEY CLOTHING
QUILTED BOMBER JACKET, MESH SLEEVE PEPLUM TOP &
 LION PENDANT NECKLACE (similar HERE) : C/O Charlotte Russe
BIKER PANTS: Isabel Marant pour H&M
HOLOGRAM DREAM BAG (similar HERE) : Nasty Gal
STUDDED HEELED SANDALS (similar HERE) & WATCH : ASOS
EARRINGS: ALDO
RINGS: H&M
SUNGLASSES: Von Zipper
iPhone 5S CASE: Marc by Marc Jacobs



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Hi LOVEs!!!!
Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving weekend and Black Friday shopping! I went for shopping  for almost 12 hours with some nap breaks! Crazy huh?
I got several great-deal goodies as well as my first Rebecca Minkoff  mini satchel bag! (The picture is already up on my IG @aikaslovecloset <3 )


I received this WHITE BEANIE from EA$Y MONEY CLOTHING to work together with! I am totally a sucker for beanies and didn't have a white beanie. It was the perfect gift from them! THANK YOU!
 EA$Y MONEY CLOTHING offers monotone street fashion inspired clothes and  'EA$Y' represents those that do what they love. They believe success is dedicating yourself to what you love and focusing on becoming the best you can be. That's what they stand for: getting by in life doing what you love.
I am really inspired by their motto. I do what I love and love what I do: FASHION <3 So it was such a pleasure to work with such a company that encourages those people who strive to become the best they can be!

I have mentioned tons of times that I love mixing colors, yet I still adore black and white/all-black style. Why not? Since EASY MONEY CLOTHING style is street fashion oriented, I wanted to achieve something combining it with both chicness and edginess. I styled up with a lovely sheer black peplum top courtesy of Charlotte Russe and my favorite biker pants that I recently picked at Isabel Marant pour H&M collection. Then I paired it up with my new hologram bag from NASTY GAL(similar here) and wore ASOS silver shoes (similar here). I forgot to bring my sunglasses, which is one of my all-time essentials, but luckily Justin has these awesome ones to let me borrow. With my surprise, they elevate the street-style vibe quite well. Red lips always instantly upgrade your look if you want to add a touch of elegance or chicness. 


Oh by the way... how cute is this doggy iPhone case from Marc by Marc Jacobs?
I also bought an owl one (HERE) I really like I can change it one after another depending on how I feel on the day! They have a bunch of lovely iPhone cases, you better check them out!
Finally I was able to switch my old cracked-screen iPhone 4S to a new iPhone 5S. I have been amazed and enjoyed it more than I expected!   

I decided to make a totally composed look wearing this beanie so please stay tuned for how I differently style it up! 
Have a wonderful day 



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