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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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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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AikA's Love Insta Diary I

@AikasLoveCloset

Hi LOVEs! Happy Thursday!

I realized that I've never shared any pictures from my

Instagram

, where I post more of what's happening in my personal life! Food, beauty, new hauls, events etc.... Oh and of course, a lot of #selfies!!! lol

If you follow me already, I apologize the double grams, but at the same time I REALLY appreciate your support, love and follow!!! <3 <3 <3

If not,  follow along @

AikasLoveCloset

! And if you have your account and want me to check out yours, please feel free to leave your name on the commotion section below!

Okay here we go!!!

Right after wrapping up photoshoting, captured this breath-taking sunset at Kirkland Water Front!!! Literarly I stunned and couldn't speak for a while...

#OOTD inspo with my new "

Will Work For Clothes

" tee c/o

QTee

 - Such a perfect tee for me! If you want one for yourself with some $$ discounts, use "

QTA15

" on

Qtee.com

BEANIE :: c/o ShopChicStud  |  CARDIGAN & SHORTS :: TOPSHOP  |  NECKLACE :: c/o Charlotte Russe  |  BOOTIES :: Just Fab

A busy day with my casual rock look, and made a quick visit at Buffalo Exchange. Sold a bunch of clothes I no longer wore, and scored lovely clothes and accessories in return!! 

TOP :: Urban Outfitters  |  BOTTOM :: Forever 21  |  SHOES :: JustFab  |  OUTERWEAR :: TOPSHOP  |  ACCESSORIES :: Urban Outfitters ear cuff, Goodwill necklace, H&M hat  

Was invited to an exclusive blogger holiday event at Alderwood Mall #MerrierThursday

Stopped by Michael Kors during the event, and I was just obsessed with E V E RY T H I N G at the store!

Isn't this coat just fabulous?? @Michael Kors - Shop it

here

!

My #OOTN for the night at the event. It's all about rocking neutral color!

TOP :: thrifted via Buffalo Exchange  |  SKIRT :: H&M  |  SHOES :: ShoeDazzle  |  EARRINGS :: Crossroads Trading Co.  |  NECKLACE :: H&M  |  CLUTCH :: Pinkbasis

Hellooooo there! My new Celine sunglasses for my late birthday present - New Black Audrey via Barney's New York in downtown. LOVE THEM TO DEATH. 

RINGS :: Forever 21 

In my new AWESOME fur vest c/o

Tobi

! Super versatile and warm! Can't get enough of the pale pink, too!

Stay tuned for how I styled it as well as other

Tobi

items on upcoming post!

Staying warm in my new Heattech top c/o

UNIQLO

 for the #

FeeltheWarmth

 campaign!

"

Share pics of your own cold situations where you wish and tag #FeeltheWarmth for a chance to win one of 500 Heattech pieces

UNIQLO

giving away this season!

One of the go-to favorite ensembles! Details coming soon on the blog!

 At

Ben Bridge

, tried million Tanzanite Diamond rings! I was speechless... OMG!

Shoe hunting at Forever 21! Too many gorgeous shoes to choose from!

Finally got my hands on the perfect comfy, soft, sexy

leopard coat

for myself from F21!

Extremely cozy!

Catching up with my besites at Din Tai Fung! We completely killed 9 plates!

But first, let me take selfieS!

Spending a sunday afternoon shooting holiday outfits in

Tobi

dresses

Looking forward to the blog posts coming soon! I bet you will LOVE them!

My current #DIY nail situation, loving the navy color with a little sparkles!

Hope you enjoyed the little grams from my daily life!! Thank you so very much for all your likes and comments on my

Insta

! They are so much world to me!

By the way, it's so funny that a lot of people are talking in the morning about how many followers they lost after Instagram cleaned up all the fake users! lol I was so shocked that I've had nearly 900 of those people!! But who cares? All matters are you remain who you are, and stay positive, dream bigger!!

Enjoy your Thursday boos! 

♥ 

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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