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As the weather is finally shifting to warmer, I did my closet cleanout and am constantly adding some new pretty pieces to my closet now! With that being said, I am so thrilled to share with you my recent finds for spring from UNIQLO.

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UNIQLO is known by super affordable pieces in amazing great quality. Because last month UNIQLO has launched the second store in Seattle, I had to go back there again to do a little shopping. My favorite prints at the moment is definitely polka dots and ginghams. So this adorable linen gingham shirt immediately caught my eyes and I love it so much!!! Did I tell you that yellow is my favorite spring color? You can’t go wrong with this bright vitamine color this spring!

On the previous post, I showed you how you can style a simple bratop in two ways and whenever I shop a piece either in stores or online, I always try to picture in my head weather or not I can rock the piece in at least 2 ways so that I won’t waste it by ending up wearing only one time. That’s why I’d love to feature another “1 piece in 2 ways” blog post today and here are 2 ways you can style this pretty gingham linen shirt.

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Happy { Officially } Spring everyone!!!!
I am so excited to partner with UNIQLO again to share with you some amazing spring pieces I absolutely adore!

In spring, we all love wearing cute prints, bright colors. Yet, nothing can beat a simple yet comfortable top like this white bra top. This UNIQLO bratop is made from light-as-air AIRism material for ultimate comfort. It’s extremely soft and such a great east-to-wear piece. I love that soft cups provide a natural fit and maintain an attractive bustline.
I especially have small breasts and I am so impressed by how this top gives a super alluring silhouette around my chest.

Because seamless design stays invisible, you can totally wear it under light clothing and outer layer.
Even though Seattle weather has been so gorgeous lately, it still get chilly some days and I’ve been wearing this top as a perfect innerwear over my favorite sweaters and cardigans.

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I decided to create my spring-ready look with this bratop by opting for all-white because it’s one of my absolute favorite styles for spring.
I love denim on denim situation in white here with my new white denim jacket, which is also from UNIQLO. My current beloved way to style a denim jacket is buttoning the very end, dropping the collar and showing the shoulders. This way you can create a flattering Off-the-shoulder look with a denim jacket.
Because everything is pretty simple and plain, I added statement earrings like these ASOS Marble drop earrings to accentuate this all white outfit.

Not only is this AIRism bratop amazing for comfortableness, but it’s also perfect for activewear. Its self-deodorization prevents sweaty odor in this inner top. It keeps you lastingly dry and smooth and gives you comfort even in sweaty situation due to the AIRism material.
You can’t underestimate how one simple top especially this UNIQLO AIRism bratop can double your look from day to workout.

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Happy Weekend LOVEs!!! I hope you’ve got some fun plans going this weekend!!

Seattle has been so beautiful lately and I can’t get enough of it, especially the beautiful sunset.

The other day, I was talking about how lovely the weather in Seattle has been lately with my friend who lives in the East Coast, but she told me it’s still super cold over there and wished that it would get warmer. Omg, that’s right. Even though I am enjoying the lovely almost-spring weather nowadays here in Seattle, somewhere in the world is still frosty or even snowy. And you know, the weather definitely affects our mood on what to dress for a day.

So she inspired me to create today’s post: how you can nail a cozy-chic aesthetic.

SHOP THE POST1. Avoid dark hues

When the weather is shitty and so cold outside, our mood is greatly influenced by that when it comes to dressing up. All black everything is still cool and edgy, and I LOVE rocking that outfit! But if you want to change things up a little bit, try some pieces that are brighter.
Colored coats have been super popular and I am all about them. If you are a little shy about a colored coat, the best piece for you is a white coat like this one. It will still keep you warm plus out of the “head-to-toe-boring-black” category.

2. Mixing it up with prints

I know it’s tempting to hibernate in a quiet palette of blacks and grays when it’s freezing, but try adding a little print here and there to lift your spirits and your style, like I added a leopard printed skirt and cozied up with tights rather than black skinny jeans.

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Happy Weekend & Happy March LOVEs!!!
It’s March, so spring is officially kicking in 2 weeks, but I still have a lot of winter looks to share with you guys. You can totally blame myself because I am always so behind… :P

At least I am not living in LA or Miami haha and somewhere in this world is still even below 32 degree. So I guess I can’t complain.

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I’ve have been loving these distressed jeans with frayed hems. Due to my short legs, I had to DIY the hems ( Ugh short legs problem…) but seriously one of the best jeans I’ve ever purchased from ASOS!! I wore them non-stop! And who knew this pair is under $25!
I normally style them with ankle boots or sock boots, but I needed a little change to my go-to styling and you know it’s always great to switch things up, right?

I have several pairs of ankle socks but loving these gray glitter pair at the moment! It’s unique yet so chic!! And ladies, who in the world wouldn’t like a little sparkle? And paired these socks with strappy heels.

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Even though I’ve lived in a so-called rainy city for almost 10 years, it never came to mind to own a raincoat. Never!!! Can you guess why? Because no raincoat or jacket I’ve ever seen has ever satisfied me in meeting my expectations of style!! I’d say “Okay I will just buy cute umbrella, then!”
But now, one of my all time favorite everyday-wear “Japanese” brands - UNIQLO - is carrying this awesome outerwear called Blocktech!!

For those of you who are unfamiliar with this brand, UNIQLO offers LifeWear for men, women, and children. Their concept of LifeWear is inspired by UNIQLOs' heritage as a global apparel company from my home country of Japan. They always strive to create perfect clothing that meets the needs of everyone’s daily lifestyle.
You’ll love their high-quality, functional, super wallet-friendly items once you put them on. It’s definitely made for one and all, thanks to the availability of variety of colors and designs.

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You guys know how much I am obsessing over blush hues lately, so can you believe this pastel pink tone trench coat is actually a raincoat?

Here are more reasons why I adore this stylish outerwear as my new go-to coat, especially for those rainy and windy days!!

✴︎ Can shield you from wind and rain because it’s waterproof & windproof

✴︎ Made in a breathable and stretchy fabric

✴︎ Keeps you warm while avoiding the cold - so perfect for weather like Seattle’s

✴︎ Can be wearable as an activewear with stretch and ventilation

✴︎ Because of a super-polished and stylish look, you can dress it up or down

✴︎ Available in 4 other styles. Always better to choose from variety of style options.

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Happy Valentine’s Day LOVEs!!!!
In the spirit of Valentine's, I am excited to share with you something “bubbly lovely” today!!!

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As you may or may not know, I’ve been single for 7 years now, and Valentine’s Day has never been my favorite day, to be honest. Haha
But this year, I got to know something I have to cherish - Galentine’s Day! Definitely in love with the idea behind it. It’s a day celebrated as a day for "ladies celebrating ladies!” How lovely is that?
Last weekend I went to Galentine’s Brunch with my blogger babes at Ollie Quinn in Capitol Hill ( By the way, you will get 10% off on any eye glassware with the code “OQAIKA” Wink-wink!) and I had so much fun with my fabulous and stylish Seattle blogger babes!!

Speaking of blogger babes, Molly of Style Miss Molly has become an absolute bestie of mine. She has been so supportive and extremely kind and loving. It’s not exaggeration to say that without her continuous and genuine help, I wouldn’t have been able to accomplish many things in my blogging journey. Whenever I am desperately in need of help in blogging (and more!), she is the one I always reach out and ask. I feel so hopeful and encouraged by her #MollysWords

She has taught me countless things that I couldn’t learn from the internet or on my own. I will never be thankful enough for her help, her kindness, her warmth & her inspiring behavior.
In the return of my huge appreciation (and love of course), I decided to celebrate this <3 day by gifting her something special because Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples; it is most definitely for friendship as well.

At the perfect time, Segura Viudas who is a renowned Spanish wine company sent this Reserva - a sparkling wine. And I know Molly (and her boyfriend) loves champagne and wine, so I thought it would be really amazing to present this stunning wine to her as my Galentine’s Day gift.

Unfortunately I can’t drink alcohol, so I wasn’t able to personally taste it and I don’t know how luscious it is. But, I’ve heard it has a great reputation through some of my friends who are connoisseurs. I would definitely take a tasty champagne that doesn’t break your bank and is also elegant and impressive.
Even though I couldn’t try this wine out, I simply adore how gorgeous the green bottle is with these beautiful silver metal accents at the front and the bottom. It’s definitely show-stopping! It’s delivered in a well packed box, therefore, nothing will be out of place or cracked.

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When I posted the last ALL RED look, I’ve received many comments like “I love this all red look! It’s so perfect for Valentine’s Day, I wish I could pull off such bold colors”
While reading these comments, I realized there are hoards of girls out there who are intimidated by colors. So they inspired me to create and rock a chic and lovely Valentine’s Day look that’s NOT all about entirely red and pink!

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When I posted the last ALL RED look, I’ve received many comments like “I love this all red look! It’s so perfect for Valentine’s Day, I wish I could pull off such bold colors”
While reading these comments, I realized there are hoards of girls out there who are intimidated by colors. So they inspired me to create and rock a chic and lovely Valentine’s Day look that’s NOT all about entirely red and pink!

I gotta tell you, I am obsessed with this look!! To me, I had been carrying the idea for a long time that we should noticeably wear Valentine’s colors - Red & Pink - for Valentine’s Day. But you actually really don’t have to sport those shades on your V day.
If you are not quite a “color” person, you can still wear Valentine’s Day color theme through makeup or accessories like red lipstick and a mini pink bag like mine. Red lipstick adds a perfect touch of attractiveness and alluring. I believe it actually helps you brighten up your whole face!

If you are still not bold enough to wear red lipstick, swap your bag for any bag in pink, pastel pink color to be exact. This shade always happens to be such a lovely color that elevates a whole look with a bit of femininity.

To create the whole look, I just put together girl’s basic winter items - turtleneck sweater, high rise skinny jeans and OTK boots. And then threw on a white faux fur coat because white hue is also a Valentine’s Day color, as well as fresh and chic. I love adding a waist belt because it gives the look a more sophisticated style. Also, it is the easiest way to make your legs elongate. (This one is a must for a petite like me!)

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AikA's Love Closet by Aika❤︎ - 4M ago

Ever since the “all red head-to-toe look” came out as one of the big trends last year, I’ve been dying to try it out with my own personal style. And next month, we are having Valentine’s Day, so it was perfect to share this look now, even though I photographed this look a while ago…

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Red has been a major color of the season. I think I should say “color of the year,” and you can see it these days as we are rocking this hue from head-to-toe. Not just a pop of red in shoes, a bag or even sunglasses; I’m taking all over.
You may think it may be a bold look, yet going red from head to toe is completely on-trend and incredibly and freshly stylish! And I am so obsessed with sporting this color in the whole outfit even with the red sunglasses and red lipstick. I was a little hesitant whether or not it would be “too extra” but as the recent season style has been changing and evolving, I believe the streets are screaming “Go bold, or go home!” I can totally take that!

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Happy New Year my LOVEs!!!! Hope your new fresh year has kicked off so awesomely!!
I still have some of the looks left that I haven't had a chance to share from last year but better late than never right? I am also so excited to shoot a new content with a new photographer soon! Stay tuned for that! 
On today's post, I'd love to talk about one of the major trends that is still going to have the huge  moment this winter!!

Velvet is hot this season, as you may have already known. From accessories to dresses to velvet trimmings, you will see them everywhere now. Fashion designers and major retailers have been showcasing velvet prominently.
You will find fancy blazers, straight skirts, structured dresses and more made from velvet, giving the fabric a completely new look. It’s not just the classic blue anymore. There are lots of rich colors, and styles to select from this year. 

The velvet trend is so strong in 2017 that it seems, the talk about this luxurious fabric isn’t going to fade off anytime soon.

Velvet, known for its physical properties and stunning looks, has always been a hit with the nobility. However, the fabric went out of style a few years back. It’s back with a bang now. Its soft drape, natural sheen and durability, has made the velvet fashion fabric popular once again.

Here are some of the biggest velvet fashion trends of this year. Check them out.

▷▷ All Velvet Dresses

The all velvet outfit is one of my most favorite looks.
You will find this in a shirt and pant with a jacket on top and even a gown that you can wear like what you see in this picture. The gown is certainly very elegant, and has been a top draw at runways this year. There are velvet dresses for every occasion, of course.
For instance, you can wear the perfect Armani to dress formal, or go casual with a Valentino. There are velvet party dresses too that will be the talk of the town this holiday season.








Shop All Velvet Dresses  ▷▷ Patterned Velvet

Thanks to Roberto Cavalli, Ralph Lauren, and others, we are seeing a huge variety in patterned velvet.
On surface patterns like pre-pleats, burnt out and embossed textures are making the fabric look more stunning than ever before. You can wear this trend on pants, dresses, suits, to make your velvet look even more beautiful.




Shop Patterned Velvet  ▷▷Colored Velvet Outfits

This is probably my most favorite of all velvet fashion trends. 
Blue has been the traditional color of velvet for ages. That has changed now, with the emergence of virtually every color in the spectrum. There are pink, bright red, yellow, maroon, gold, metallic colors, and of course, blue is still ruling.

Color has been mixed as well in many new combinations. Red is mixed with black, burgundy, and brown to create visually appealing combos. I have also seen girls wearing brown or burgundy fur collars with red velvet outfits.







Shop Colored Velvet Outfits ▷▷ Velvet Mix and Match

There are other options for you, if the all-velvet look isn’t your style.
Statement velvet pieces are being mixed and matched with different materials for unique looks. In fact, this year we have seen a lot of successful experiments in this. The pairing with other fabrics - such as lace, patent, faux fur, and shearing - is creating balanced outfits that are looking stunning. The trick is to have just the right velvet amount in the outfit.

For instance, velvet is looking absolutely chic with a jacket and t-shirt. Combine a pair of velvet jeans with a leather jacket is something you can easily style this hot trend! 




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Wow!!!! I can’t believe that after two more nights, we will be meeting a new year, 2018!!!!
I hope your 2017 has been a really wonderful and amazing year for you!! I am sharing my highlights of 2017 on my Instagram stories tomorrow, so I hope you will catch it there!
Have you guys decided on what to wear for tomorrow on New Year’s Eve? If not, I hope this post will help inspire you!

I have been having a yellow moment lately, if you followed me on instagram, you already know that, don’t ya? ( Well if not, you will see what I am talking about via HERE & HERE )
Yellow is definitely one of the biggest and most trendy colors in 2017, and I will be definitely rocking this amazing bright hue continuously in 2018!!!
I’ve got this oh-so-beautiful satin maxi dress from Nasty Gal, and it was such a dreamy dress that I had to own it in my closet!! I wore this dress at the last day of Fashion Week, and also at a few holiday parties during the past month.
I am the kind of a girl who always loves to stand out from the crowd, so having a statement colored dress like this one really speaks to my heart.

I really love the side slits that make the dress super sexy and alluring. I also love those tie closures at the arms, which I rarely see these details on maxi dresses.

I’ve been really into metallic shoes lately, so no wonder I immediately paired the dress with metallic heeled sandals. During winter, I love adding a fur ellement to my look, and I decided to mix it with a blush faux fur scarf that my mom gifted me last year. It elevates this dress look even more, makes the dress a bit more winter-appropriate and also adds some textures. I really love the yellow and pink combo so much!  
To top off this look, I accessorized with most gorgeous Swarovski jewelry - they totally wowed me! They are beautifully made with Crystal Rocks and pavé with natural green aventurine stone and it embodies their refined aesthetic. Those statement jewelry definitely finished my look with a contemporary touch!!!

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