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Single on Valentine's Day? 10 Awesome Ways to Celebrate!

Single on Valentine's Day? 10 Awesome Ways to Celebrate!

Just because you don’t have someone special to celebrate this holiday of love, don’t feel discouraged and it doesn’t mean that today can’t be special. It doesn’t have to be so cute, so lovely and so romantic.

If you have NO IDEA what do do, here are 10 awesome things you can do (in addition to staying off of social media) - literally today, in an hour, right now!!

Layered LBD & Socks With Heels

Layered LBD & Socks With Heels

As the temperature is slowly winding down, I started to think of how I can layer a summer piece like layering your favorite summer LBD in a super instant way. And getting ready for fall with a comeback trend: Sock-and-heel! Keep scrolling to shop must-have socks this fall! 

Off The Shoulder, Cold Shoulder

Off The Shoulder, Cold Shoulder

Even though we all need to bundle up in layered clothes to keep ourselves warm, I am still obsessed with wearing an off-the-shoulder top and sweaters.
 

Bellevue Fashion Week Day 2 || Minimalistic Black & White with Dainty Jwelry

Bellevue Fashion Week Day 2  || Minimalistic Black & White with Dainty Jwelry

When your wonderful jewelry is classic and contemporary, your outfit naturally becomes sleek with a modern twist to perfectly go together. Sharing this black and white look for Bellevue Fashion Week Day 2. 

#OOTD Roundup ❶

Hi LOVEs!!!!

It's new year! Time to do something new! If you follow my

Instagram

longer enough, you know that I've been sharing my daily outfits on there whenever I can (Not having a boyfriend or husband is such a huge headache when it comes to take daily outfit pictures!!) I thought that it would be nice to share them here with you guys, that way you can actually shop my looks because I always ask those questions "where did you buy this?" on Insta. I also created a new category named "OOTD" on top bar for an easy access for the past and future posts!

I hope you like this new segment! <3 <3

I wore this super casual look for a Japanese nabe (hotpot) party with my Japanese friends. It was already dark outside so snapped this look at a grocery store! Kind of surprised that it came out well and stylish, which ended up that

Nasty Gal

shared this look

on all their social media! Totally #MadyMyDay moment! :)

- Wearing -

BEAIE :: UNIQLO ( sold out, similar

HERE

&

HERE

)

TOP ::

H&M

CARDIGAN :: c/o Now I Style ( a Japanese retail online store, similar

HERE

&

HERE

)

JEANS ::

Nasty Gal

(sold out, similar

HERE

&

HERE

)

BAG ::

Forever 21

READERS :: Urban Outfitters (old, similar

HERE

)

BOOTS :: Forever 21 ( old, love these:

HERE

&

HERE

)

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Got these awesome

python ankle boots

from

MANGO

! They inspired me to wear all camel (mostly! haha ) look on a rainy day!

- Wearing -

SWEATER :: H&M (old, similar

HERE

&

HERE

. More options below )

JEANS :: c/o

Style Moi

( or similar

HERE

&

HERE

)

COAT ::

ASOS

( More options below )

BAG :: Steve Madden ( old, love these:

HERE

&

HERE

)

BOOTS ::

MANGO

HAT :: ASOS ( old, similar

HERE

)

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One of my fave brands to shop is definitely

TOPSHOP

, where I got this pink coat a few years back! It's old, but I will never consider to say good bye to this amazing and cozy one! Plus, the color is so eye-catchy! Winer whites are always on point, too!!

- Wearing -

SWEATER :: c/o Now I Style ( a Japanese apparel online store, adore these:

HERE

&

HERE

)

JEANS ::

TOPSHOP

COAT :: TOPSHOP (old, options

HERE

,

HERE

&

HERE

)

PUMPS :: ZARA ( old, similar

HERE

 &

HERE

)

BAG :: JustFab ( old, options

HERE

&

HERE

)

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Which look is your favorite?  Comment below! ;)

Happy Friday, and have a wonderful weekend ahead, cuties! 

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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White Heat x Denim Shirt

Before summer ends, I had to share the love of summer whiteout with a little twist.

Photographed by

Marcus Annable

 //  Fremont

TOP:

TOPSHOP

via Nordstrom

BOTTOM:

TOPSHOP

SHIRT:

Forever 21

SHOES: ALDO (old, adore

these

and

these

)

BAG: Gifted (Similar

HERE

 )

SUNNIES: c/o

Polette

JEWERLY: c/o

t & j designs

Ear Cuff, c/o

IO Collective

Choker

LIPSTICK:

Gerard Cosmetics - Kimchi Doll

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Hi LOVEs! Happy Fri-YAY!

I've been in love with these

Topshop

moto ripped jeans

ever since they were my own, and my fondness for them has never decreased. Not even tiny a bit. Plus, these are first in the rotation when it comes to making white-out looks. You can check how I styled them for other white-on-white looks both 

HERE

&

HERE

.

I decided to go for another whiteout ensemble because I got

this extremely comfy crisp white t-shirt

also from

Topshop

! I knotted the shirt to show off my belly because it was quite hot, and it made a huge difference to expose some skin and feel the air. Even though it was totally working with just these jeans and tee, I added a denim shirt and tied it around the waist for a more elevated look! I am definitely so pleased with the way the outfit ended up. My #RainbowHair even contrasts well with

the denim shirt

, and it's fun to mix up a little color against the white palette while still clearly retaining the white-on-white look.

Speaking of my hairstyle, the 'topknot' is such a go-to hairdo at the moment, especially when I simply want to add a little something more! It's preppy and playful! And with

these

Polette

purple sunglasses

? My life is complete!!! I have to admit that today's look is absolutely one of my favorite summer looks!

Hope you are all having an amazing week so far and so ready to kick off a fun weekend!

Thank you so much for all the love and support! 

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XOXO

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New Blue Jeans

Sharing a whole new way to hunt for a perfect denim.





Photographed by James Chrosniak  //  King Street Station 


TOP: TOPSHOP
JEANS: c/o J Brand via Fitcode
JACKET: Forever 21 (sold out, similar Sam EdelmanMissguided)
HEELS: Thrifted ( similar Nordstrom, JCPenney, Vince Camuto )
BAG: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target (similar here or adore Balenciaga, Furla )
SUNNIES: Celine
JEWELRY: ZARA ear cuff, c/o Trend Hood line bar necklace, c/o Lavisha V-necklace

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Hi LOVEs!!!
Long time no post~! I am so sorry for being MIA for a week, but my mini vacation to D.C. was pretty amazing!! It was definitely a much-needed trip, and I was so happy to see my blogger bae Diana of Different Colors & Different Styles on the last day with her sweet husband!! I am thinking about doing a recap post, but if you are wondering what my trip looked like, come check it out on my Insta!

I am thrilled to share with you guys the new fun yet super practical denim shopping destination called Fitcode (currently Beta version)! I was introduced a few weeks ago and had the opportunity to experience the site. To those who don't know what it is:

The quick and dirty is that women can access Fitcode from their computer, tablet or mobile device to take the fit quiz and determine their Fitcode. The fit quiz—four questions— helps Fitcode learn about your body type and current fit headaches to best determine which of the nine unique Fitcodes is right for you. 
Once a Fitcode is established, you can browse a curated set of denim from partner brands directly on the site, under Denim Boutique. Or, for more options, you can also install the Fitcode plugin to shop on the retail sites (currently only available for Chrome). The plugin creates a Fitcode icon overlay on recommended styles, size and my favorite, fit notes about each pair of jeans. 
Fitcode is continuously expanding its list of denim partners, and currently, users are able to use the plugin on the following brand and retail sites such as: 7 for all Mankind, Citizens of Humanity, J Brand, JOE’s Jeans, Nordstrom, Paige, and Not Your Daughter’s Jeans (NYDJ)

As stated, it was the easiest and quickest denim shopping EVER. It took me about 15 mins to hunt for my jeans! That has never happened to me before. You can literally rely on Fitcode to find the best jeans for you by your specific preference and body type. When it comes to shopping for jeans, it's such a pain in the butt because of my height and petite figure. However, Fitcode is a life savor! I was so happy to get my hands on my first pair of J Brand jeans, and I've fallen so much in love with them! The fit is amazing, the comfort level is breathtaking, and most of all I don't have to tailor the hems like I normally have to! Another plus point is that they ship so fast. They came in within 5 days of my order being processed. If you are a denim lover, you should definitely try them out!! You will quickly see what I am talking about here. The official launch will be within a couple of months! How thrilling!

To style my new J Brand jeans, I decided to go super basic with newly added items, which is this Topshop V-neck tee, and a faux suede jacket.  Whenever I go for a minimal style, I always make sure to play with some accessories because they can change up the whole vibe. I added some silver accessories from Trendhood & Lavisha around my neck. Pairing a white tee and silver accessories is my new summer go-to look! I first chose pumps to complete my look, but I changed my mind to pair with strappy sandals for a more seasonally appropriate ensemble. This look convinced me to try more basic looks because, to my surprise, I am obsessed!!

Hopefully, you will get to try out Fitcode and come across a perfect denim you've been looking for!  
Enjoy the sunshine dolls! 


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Thank you for reading!!!!
XOXO


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All-time Favorite

How cute is this floral trench coat? Such an one-of-a-kind piece that I wanna keep it forever.


Photographed by Marcus Annable  //  Downtown Seattle - Hotel Motif

COAT: Anthropologie (Old, adore Ralph LaurenBurberry, and Ashley ) 
TOP: H&M
 
 SKIRT: Topshop (Similar from Shopbob and A.L.C)
 PUMPS: ShoeDazzle (or similar from Macy's and Missguided )
 BAG: Thrifted via Buffalo Exchange ( Similar here Rebecca Minkoff / Nordstrom and Sam Edelman )
JWERLY- Choker: EXPRESS (similar here Kenneth Jay Lane ), Earrings: c/o ShopRoxx (Similar from Shopbob and Macy's), Rings: Urban Outfitters midi ring, Jessica Fang snake ring, ALDO 
LIPSTICK: The Body Shop 


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Hi LOVEs!!!
How was your weekend? I hope you all had a wonderful mother's day weekend and that you could share it with your beloved mom! I wasn't able to celebrate this sweet holiday with my amazing mama due to the long distance between Seattle and Japan. How sad... It sucked, and then seeing a lot of fun and smiling pictures of everyone with their mama bears definitely made me miss my mom so much more, yet those photos put a smile on my face at the same time! I used to fight a lot with her, like literally every single day, when I was a teenager. However, those memories have deepened my gratitude toward her and strengthened my love, especially now that I've lived so far away from her for almost 6 years. "Absence makes the heart grow fonder."
Although I couldn't spend time with her, my weekend was pretty crazy yet undoubtedly amazing! Did a lot of shooting, so I can't wait to share the sets with you guys soon! Don't forget to follow along for future fun moments on snapchat (@fashionsitaika) !!!!

What's your all-time favorite piece in your closet? For me, I would surely choose this pansy-printed trench coat with corset lacing details on the back! It didn't take me so long to fall in love with it due to its extraordinary attributes. The quality is unbelievably amazing, and what makes this coat so adorable is that it's a classic trench with a little bit of flare at the bottom.  I love the blue stripe print lining - a great contrast with the flower print, right? I scored this cutie a few years back durgin Black Friday at Anthropologie. Since then, I always look forward to spring just because I can wear it! It gives me a lot of happy feelings, which makes me want to twirl like in these pictures above!
I styled this look with the trench coat in mind, so I decided to wear a plain black cropped top and a vivid orange skirt that has flower lace details to go with the coat. Wearing something bright emphasizes the spring vibe in this look. Even a dazzling pink color, too. These nude platform pumps are definitely complimentary to the trench coat, and I am always so thankful to them for the magical way that they elongate my legs! I really like the little pearl accessories that I decided to put on as a finishing touch. The pearl choker necklace and the earrings aren't a pair, but they look good together and I love how they add some intrigue to the plain top. I am all about playing with lovely jewelry. I think you know that by now!

Happy Tuesday, sweethearts!


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Thank you for reading!!!!
XOXO


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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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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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The Current Obsession

Photographed by

Benjamin Widdowson

 // Queen Anne

TEE & RIPPED WHITE JEANS & LEOPARD PRINT CARDIGAN (or Similar here): Topshop

WHITE FRAMED SUNGLASSES & HOOP EARRINGS: Forever 21

HOLOGRAM MINI BAG (Similar Here or Here) : Nasty Gal

TWO-TONE PUMPS: JustFab

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Hi LOVEs! 

Now, I have to admit that I have become completely obsessed with all-white looks more than EVER. If you have been following me here or on my

Insta

, you know what I am talking about.

I really love its crispness and sleekness, and you can never go wrong with a white ensemble. Although the color is not as bright and strong as bold colors like red or orange, it's still dramatic enough to catch your eyes. So I was very pleased when I found these perfect

ripped white jeans

I had been looking for like decades at

TOPSHOP

. I actually DIYed them to make the holes in the knees bigger, I added additional ripped parts on the left thigh, and chopped the hems off to make them into ankle-gazing crops. The 60's vibe is one of the hot trends right now and yes, I am intrigued by it a bunch. This pair of jeans can instantly and effortlessly help achieve that, and they are even better when pairing with a half turtle neck crop top or chunky knit sweater.

In addition to these awesome white jeans, my smile is even bigger with my new

leopard print fuzzy cardigan

also from

TOPSHOP

. The texture is just mind-blowing!!!! I am literally able to wear it all day long, and even go to sleep in it! The leopard big print is super playful. Who in the world doesn't like such a fun print? I am so happy about how cozy and warm it is! This one will surely be in my clothing rotation item for a while!

I styled up these recent lovely finds with an oversized tee knotted around my waist and a pair of white pumps with an interesting back design, to keep the white palette going. The playful cardigan kind of fired me up to add another playful piece, which is this killer hologram mini bag. When it comes to fall makeup, it's all about sporting dark colors. So I love the combination of dark purple eyeshadow and dark hued lipstick like how I am wearing today's post.  What's your favorite fall makeup?

Hopefully you are having an amazing Friday! TGIF lovelies ♥  

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Thank you for reading!!!!

XOXO

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Fedora Fondness



 Photographed by Eric Paguio


FEDORA & RINGS: H&M
FAKE GLASSES: Crossroads Trading Co.
CROSSBODY BAG: Thrifted
PEACH COAT (similar HERE): TOPSHOP
GRAPHIC ART TOP: Aritzia
CARDIGAN: c/o NOWiSTYLE
EARRINGS & WET LOOK LEGGINGS: Forever 21
LEOPARD BOOTS - PURKHISER (or HERE): ALDO
MIDI RINGS: ALDO & Urban Outfitters
NECKLACE: Charming Charlie



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Hi LOVEs! It's been almost a week since the last post... I deeply apologize for being MIA. I needed some rest after my car accident :P I was accidentally hit by a car at intersection on my way home. It was kind of a big one for the first time in a long time... I am glad I didn't get heavy injured and... most happily, I am back now! :) 


I believe that I've mentioned before that I am quite the sucker for hats. Of all hats, my most favorite kind is clearly... The FEDORA. I own more than 5 or 6 already, and my love of the fedora is unending. I want all kinds of colors! When I found this awesome fedora at H&M, I was overjoyed! Its color, silhouette, and fit are just about perfect, and it goes with any kind of style. If you want to add a touch of edginess, this hat is the exact piece you should select. It is edgy, yet maintains an air of coolness. That's why I can't live without it.
The difference with today's look is that I started with the hat, then arranged my outfit around it.  I wanted to go for a casual and clean look when styling this fedora. So I picked very comfortable items to achieve it. Since ART PRINTS will be one of the Spring/Summer trends, I wore this Aritzia super loose-fitting top with its big graphic art (check this look styling this top as well). I love mixing prints into a simple look, so I decided to pair these lovely ALDO pony hair boots. They are amazingly comfy but stunning, and you have no idea how many times people have given me compliments on them! The TOPSHOP peach coat definitely compliments the whole look. The combination of fedora and coat is my new favorite now, I think! Adding a pair of fake glasses is the right choice to finish the look, and a few playful elements can never go wrong!


Early this week, I received the most amazing email EVER... It's from one of the co-founders at Chictopia, and it said that I have been selected as a candidate for a VS PINK/Chictopia styling campaign featuring MLB baseball style looks. I nearly died, and had to read it over many times to sure it was real! lol One of my goals this year is to work with a major American company. I am not an official candidate yet, but the fact that I was chosen as one of them is certainly showing that I am on the right path and am one step closer to my goal. Please cross your fingers for me to be officially chosen! :)
Thank you very much for loving my fashion and for your continuous support to make my dreams come true!


Wishing you a wonderful weekend! 



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Take Me To France



 Photographed by Eric Paguio 



MILITARY CAP: Isabel Marant pour H&M
TURTLE NECK KNIT & A-LINE SKIRT: c/o NOWiSTYLE
BELT: Thrifted
FRINGE EARRINGS & STATEMENT NECKLACE: H&M
KNEE-HIGH BOOTS: From my mom
PLAID LONG COAT (similar HERE): Topshop
GOLD CLUTCH: ShopRoxx
CHAIN & STUD WRAP WATCH: Charming Charlie
RINGS: ALDO, H&M, & Urban Outfitters 



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Hi LOVEs! Happy Friday <3

If you are a lover of fashion, you don't wanna miss the BIG fashion events that are going on right now.
YES! Fashion Week Winter/Fall 2014!
New York Fashion Week and London Fashion Week have just finished, and we are now switching to Milan Fashion Week and Paris Fashion Week. It sucks that I am here in Seattle when I want to be there in the middle of the fashion! Still, one of my favorite things to do during this time is to go through the heaps of street fashionistas' photos!!! They are insanely fashionable and give me tremendous inspiration. I literally spent a few hours looking through them in a single day recently. I just couldn't stop! All the outfits are incredibly fashion-forward and are beyond on point! You can check on them via my Pinterest if you'd like!
As a fashion blogger who aims to be active worldwide, it is one of my biggest dreams to become one of them. On top of that, if the street photographers captured me in one of my outfits during my visit, omg... it would mean the world to me! I know I can't make the dream come true right away, but I will realize my dream one day for sure. Who said that I can't DREAM BIG??
Although I am not physically able to attend the Fashion Weeks, it doesn't meant that I can't dress up as if I am there, does it?

Today's outfit would be one of the ensembles I would wear at a Fashion Week. It is fully inspired by the french style... And I tried to create an inspired look by putting my favorite pieces all together. A turtleneck top is definitely a winter essential, and I paired it with an A-line camel leather skirt and a wide belt. I can't stay away from knee-high boots. They are not only cute but are also super practical to protect you from the winter cold. And I've worn these brown ones from my mom countless times! I accessorized with gold and black jewelry for a high-end touch. Thanks to the military cap, it elevates the french vibe even more. Anything in plaid is so trendy and this TOPSHOP plaid long coat is way too fabulous piece to resist... It wowed me when I saw it online, and my sweet best friend gifted it to me as a Christmas present! :) It IS a bit big on me, but I don't care. It's such a great piece to bundle up and is definitely stylish and a head-turner.
If you were going to a Fashion Week, how would you dress up?
Hope you have a fun and lovely Friday!    



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