April 12, 2014

Relaxing Oxford




 Photographed by Felix Hidajat



NAVY HEART PRINT SHIRT (similar HERE or HERE): c/o NOWiSTYLE
SKINNY JEANS: Old Navy
NEON BELT: UrbanOg
HAT & RING FINGER RINGS: Aldo
BAG & HEART EARRINGS: JustFab
RINGS: H&M
WRAPPED BRACELET (gifted): Sea Smadar Eliasaf
GOLD WATCH: ASOS
OXFORD SHOES - Womens Mahoney Shoes: c/o CAT FOOTWEAR



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Hi LOVEs!
I hope your week went well! :) Hooray for the weekend!
As you may have noticed already, in this photoshoot I am wearing NO HEELS!!!  It's super unusual for me because I hate being short. On top of that, without heels, my legs don't benefit from the elongating effect, and appear shorter! :( However, as a fashion/style blogger, I'd always had a feeling that I really wanted to step out of my comfort zone and share some 'no-heel-looks' because I know there are so many people out there who also may be self-conscious about their short legs but have the desire to wear flats sometimes.
So when CAT FOOTWEAR reached out to me for a collaboration, I immediately picked up these oxford shoelys that you should definitely own in your closet. I really like that they are vintage-inspired looking and at the same time, they have a tom-boy vibe. More importantly, they are amazingly comfortable!
To be honest with you, I was having a very hard time deciding on an outfit that looks good with these, while  remaining stylish and not making me feel inferior about wearing flats. After several styling changes, I finally was able to find the perfect outfit which became today's look.

Whenever I wear low heels or flats, I always try to put on a hat to draw your gaze upward, or do a bun style to add some extra height. Also I styled a pair of simple skinny jeans and printed shirt so that I could move the viewer's gaze up away from my lower half. It is also key to wear matching hues to elongate your body. Initially, I didn't want to add a belt because it would divide my torso and legs. Still, I wanted to play with some bright colors so I chose the neon yellow belt to go with the vivid orange bag.

Generally, any look with flats is considered to be an easy and comfy outfit. Well to me, definitely yes! I don't think I would ever want to wear them to non-casual occasions. However, I really like how this look turned out to be not-too-casual ensemble by accessorizing with the gold jewelry and curled hair style!


Hope you like how I styled the oxford shoes! I'd like to know how you wear them so feel free to comment below to share your thoughts! :) If you like those pairs, you can get them from HERE, too!

Hopefully, you'll have awesome plans for the weekend! ♥



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April 8, 2014

Panama Spring Mix



Photographed by B.L. (My friend)



PANAMA HAT, BOYFRIEND BLAZER (similar HERE), BLACK TOP, TRANSPARENT EARRINGS, & TWO-TONE CLUTCH: H&M
HIGH WAISTED DENIM SHORTS (similar HERE on sale): Aritzia
PLATFORMS (similar HERE): Steve Madden
ROUND MIRRORED SUNGLASSES (similar HERE): Free People



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Hi LOVEs!
Hope you had a great weekend and that your week has started out well! My weekend was crazy busy because of the SEE Eyewear trunk shows that I hosted (my first time EVER), followed by an in-store brand launch party that I attended at ZEBRA Club!
The SEE Eyewear trunk shows was super duper fun!! I immensely enjoyed the experience while I was there! Like I said, it was my first time to host an event or party; I was very nervous and anxious about how well I would do. However, the SEE Eyewear team was really friendly and great people to work with!  I was also very pleased to see my friends coming to my events. :)
I wore this outfit to my second event!! Just a little note -- I didn't expect that the day would end up freaking cold and rainy so this outfit was not appropriate at all! lol

Since we were celebrating a new spring/summer collection, I wanted to wear something that showcases  both a spring and summer feeling! So, I picked this lovely panama hat as my main statement piece for the whole outfit. I am totally in love with its shape! It took me forever to find the shape that I'd been picturing and it perfectly fit on my head. I think I got it last year, but I haven't had the chance to wear it as often as I wanted to. So I am happy that I could wear it from early spring! I really like combo of the classy and playful vibe in this look. I believe I successfully manged to wear black in a spring look by showing some skin and styling with light colored denim shorts and transparent earrings! Wearing an oversized or long blazer and shorts will be one of my go-to styles for a while. It is definitely easy and quick, but still looks so stylish from any angle. Also I can't wait to get additional mirrored sunglasses this summer just because they are super funky as a cool addition to your ensemble!

What's your current go-to spring style? Do you have any item you're dying to snag?
I went for shopping at ZARA last Saturday after the event and got a bunch of awesome items <3 I can't wait to show them here with my styling!

Hope you all have an amazing Tuesday 


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April 3, 2014

Feeling Spring in The City





Photographed by Michael Guidry



PASTEL YELLOW SHORT SUIT: Aritzia
FLORAL SHEER TOP & CRYSTAL NECKLACE (similar HERE): H&M
TRANSPARENT EARRINGS & WATCH: Aldo
LACE UP HEELS: Windsor
SATCUEL BAG: JustFab
BLUE BRACELET: Charming Charlie


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Hi LOVEs! Happy April <3

This week was April Fool's... Did you trick your friend somehow?? lol  It's so funny how I've seen every year on Facebook that at least one friend will change his/her status to be in a relationship and I totally believe it! And yes... I fell for an 'April Fool' lie again this year! :p

I am so glad that now we can enjoy the recent beautiful weather in Seattle! No more gloomy and rainy days! (not all the time of course! It's STILL Seattle...) You know, I am from Japan where there are  4 distict seasons, so experiencing the change of seasons really reminds me of Japan. Omg... I can't believe that it's been almost 5 years since I last went back to Japan. Around this time, the streets are filled with amazing blooms of cherry blossoms, and the scenery is just SPECTACULAR! I miss doing 'hanami' too (literal meaning in English is "flower viewing" - it's the Japanese traditional custom of enjoying the transient beauty of cherry blossom with delicious food and drinks!)
The day I shot this outfit was a super lovely day... I could not stop dancing like a kid! It was so breathtaking how clear the azure sky was. I got this pastel yellow shorts suit within the last year, and the preasure of wearing a suit still continues this year. I shared a fall outfit featuring this suit with some layers. Now it's time to wear it alone!

I actually wore this look to a launch party, so I wanted to go for a dress-up style. I paired it with a black floral sheer top that could match these fabulous lace-up heels from Windsor! These heels are definitely must-haves for spring and summer to instantly add a big impact to your look.
When it came to choose some jewelry to finish the look, I chose a crystal necklace and transparent earrings to add extra sparkles!  I think they beautifully frame my face. I can't get enough of this black satchel bag that I took the strap off of to use as both hand bag and clutch! It's big enough to hold my long wallet and other necessities, yet it doesn't appear overly big. It's deceptively practical and just an awesome bag that you should have in your closet.

I am hoping to get another multi-piece suit soon this spring! <3
I am so excited to enjoy tonight at my FIRST EVER event in downtown Seattle! :)


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