Tips to Transition Summer to Fall Fashion

Summer to fall fashion already? Although it is still hot and super sunny in California, fall fell right into place. If you are a busy bee, it is very helpful to find a way to transition your summer wardrobe to fall fashion.

“TRANSITIONING FROM SUMMER TO FALL FASHION”

Summer to Fall Fashion | Wearing Skirt and top by Forever 21

Photo by Matt Sy

Keep Your Maxi Dresses and Summer Skirts

Before you stow away your maxi dresses and summer skirts, you can still use them for summer to fall fashion. Simply add a belt and long sleeves (such as a sweater, cardigan, or jacket). I like to wear sweaters over my skirts and dresses.

Summer to Fall Fashion | How to transition summer to fall

Photo by Matt Sy

Add Tights

Adding tights to your dresses or even shorts is a way of soft transition. If the weather is still hot where you live, pick out thin tights or lacy ones.

Summer to Fall Fashion | Floral Skirt and Top by F21

Photo by Matt Sy

Layer Up

This is pretty self-explanatory but layer up! Add a sweater, jacket, leggings, cardigan, scarf, etc. to add to your fall look. I usually like to add flannels to my tanks or even rompers. Fedora hats are also one of my favorite accessories to add.

Summer to Fall Fashion | Summer to fall outfit

Photo by Matt Sy

Invest in a Statement Making Jacket

Jackets are a must for fall, especially for summer to fall fashion. From military style to blazers, jackets and other toppers are one of my favorite pieces to add. Depending on how you style an outfit, jackets are usually the main focus of an outfit. So do not be afraid to wear something bold. You can pair a jacket with one of your lighter summer tops.

Summer to Fall Fashion | Summer to Fall Outfit

Photo by Matt Sy

Add Deeper Colors

One of my favorite things about fall fashion is the rich and deep colors that are usually used. Deep colors can add a mysterious vibe to your look, so it’s always fun to play with harmonizing different deep colors. If you are not sure on what colors match, it is always safe to be monochromatic. Monochrome is always sleek and chic.

Summer to Fall Fashion | Summer to Fall Outfit

Photo by Matt Sy

Buy Boots

Boots are a must for fall. They are a staple and easily make your summer outfits ready for fall. I usually like to wear boots with my floral skirts for an easy season transition. Boots are perfect since you can just add them to almost anything.

In this photo shoot, I opened up my closet and chose random pieces. This shoot took place in Old Town Pasadena. It’s always fun to mix things up. :]

Follow Matt Sy on IG. :] He’s funny, nice, and has skills.

Back to School

Back to School – New Classes, New Friends, New Clothes, NEW YOU

Going back to school is always extremely exciting, since it’s like a restart button on a video game of school life. Back to school in high school is fun because there’s new and familiar faces. In that case, it is fun to see people changing their styles around you, looking at first impressions, and new clothes. I loved dressing up, customizing my clothes, but comfort was always (and still is) very important to me. I feel that fashion is a creative outlet of expressing one’s self. So of course, back to school style was super important, especially that first impression of a new you.

 

New Clothes, NEW YOU

First Day Ensemble

When I was in high school, I was pretty nerdy. I loved anime (still do) but I loved music and fashion. I was on the volleyball team, chess club, math club, business club, karate club, and president of the knitting club (lol).

Work Around Your Dress Code

I remember always being limited and restricted by dress codes up to high school. I never really wanted to show skin, but I wanted to wear tanks, hats, open toed shoes, spikey accessories, destroyed-looking clothes. I noticed that being the well behaved student that I was, I kind of got away with minimal ripped clothes (lol). Also, you can always hide what you are wearing with a cardigan, jacket, or cover up.

New School Year, New Clothes, New You

Get Away from Dress Codes

I think going back to school as a college student is more fun, since you have absolute freedom in fashion. Also, each time you go back to school, you get to meet new people. I know sometimes college can be a little intimidating and you feel a strange competition in the air, but it might just be your imagination. One tip I always given to students in college is that try to be open-minded, respectful, and friendly. Once you can do that, you would be surprised by how many people would open to you. During my first two years of college, I did not care to make friends because I was so focused on studying. I realized later that it was the time to make friends and that college is about balancing yourself. Balancing homework, work, free-time, discipline, and hang outs is what you learn to do in college.

New Classes, New clothes, NEW YOU

More Fashion Freedom in College

In this look, I’m wearing a tank that was given to me, a button up to cover up, denim shorts, a cap, Nike sneakers, and Marc Jacobs backpack. I like being sporty at school because it is super comfortable. I would not want to wear something troublesome or uncomfortable from 8am-6pm.

College has more freedom in fashion - wear whatever you want

Photo by Matt Sy (IG: M4ttSYKE)

This shoot was super fun because I got to work with a mutual friend. Matt Sy is a photography student and I was very impressed by his skills (especially since he is so young!). It’s nice to work with people who are closer to my age because we can act like kids together. 😀 Follow him on IG: @M4TTSYKE

Marc Jacobs backpack for Back to School Outfit

Photo by Matt Sy

How were you guys like in high school or college?

I’m super curious to know so leave a comment! 😀 😀

Back to School - New Classes, New Clothes, New You

Photo by Matt Sy

Skater Dress by Black Milk Underwater Photoshoot

Skater Dress by Black Milk

Skater Dress by Black Milk

(Reynoso Photography: Skater Dress by Black Milk)

“Gleaming scales on a fish…”

Underwater photoshoots are just my new thing. Photoshoots are always enjoyable, but it is extremely gratifying to find something new, interesting, and fun. I can assure you, every single underwater photoshoot is challenging. I recently did another shoot with Reuben Reynoso (IG: @ReynosoPhotography) for Black Milk Clothing.

The dress I wore is called the Mermaid Skater Dress and it was so beautifully shiny. The design was definitely inspired by the gleaming scales on a fish. Underwater, the “scales” of the dress would glisten through the ripples of sunlight which gave a beautiful glow. The dress was a perfect fit and surprisingly, extremely comfortable.

You can find the dress here: https://blackmilkclothing.com/products/mermaid-straps-skater-dress

Skater Dress by Black Milk

(Reynoso Photography: Skater Dress by Black Milk)

“Danger of lacking too much oxygen…”

I’m not too sure why, but I felt extremely tired and exhausted after this shoot. I was thinking that I probably pushed myself farther than my first underwater shoot because I was excited and knew what to do. My manager was saying I was staying underwater longer than the first time I shot with Reuben. I always had a bad habit of pushing myself with everything I do. Maybe this time around, it was a bad idea since there is a danger of lacking too much oxygen. I just need to remember to be more careful! From pushing too much, I ended up swallowing some water and thus, ingested some chlorine. I felt very sick and nauseated after the shoot and had to call off work at my other job. Also, on the way home, my vision was cloudy (probably from having my eyes open under chlorine water for over 3 hours). But no worries, the next day my vision was completely fine!

Skater Dress by Black Milk

Ion Swimmer’s Shampoo is a MUST!

“Protect bleached hair from turning green!”

“100% Vegan Protectant”

One more thing I must say. If you are blonde or have color treated hair (especially bleached), it is crucial to use a protectant for your hair. If I jumped in a pool of chlorine water, my blonde hair would turn green (yes, it has happened before!). Before I do underwater photoshoots, I wash my hair in Ion Swimmer’s Shampoo and Conditioner (you can find it at Sally’s Beauty Supply or Amazon.com). I love this line because it protects my bleached hair from sun and chlorine damage, turning green, and as a plus, it is 100% vegan! So after washing my hair and using Ion Swimmer’s Shampoo and Conditioner, I clip it up without drying it, get my make-up done, and jump in the pool with Reuben to create awesome photos. 😀

Palm Tree Obsession – Edgy A-Line Print

Edgy A-Line Print Dress ... classic with a summer twist ... Sangria Sunday ... feminine and know how to have fun ... Disney Land, California Adventure ...

Photo by KC Nekro

Test There are many summer obsessions this year and palm prints are definitely one of them. I love this dress cut because it is very classic but with a summer twist. The best characteristic this dress gives is classy but cool. The palm print dress takes a classic cut dress into an outfit that says, “I’m feminine and know how to have fun”. Petticoats are not required for this dress since the thick material adds enough natural shape.

I wore this on a brunch date with my sister in Newport Beach and it was perfect with the sunny weather and Sangria Sunday (which is my favorite drink!). I had the amazing feeling of summer perfection with my palm tree prints, warm breeze, and refreshing drinks made with real fruit.

Edgy A-Line Print Dress ... classic with a summer twist ... Sangria Sunday ... feminine and know how to have fun ... Disney Land, California Adventure ...

Photo by KC Nekro

Although I had a perfect Sunday, this week will be one of my busiest weeks ever. My friend from Japan, Yoshi, is visiting me this week on short notice. I met her during college in the international extension center and we both got along right away. She taught me how to cook her favorite Japanese dishes and she was always there for me when I was down during those days. For that reason, I spent so much time prepping her guest room and guest bathroom (because I love her so much and want everything perfect for her).

I also have work, company meeting/dinner, and much prepping to do for the Anime Expo this week! I am ecstatic to announce that I will be co-hosting for LA18 at the Anime Expo. Aside from the stress of short prep time I have this week, I am super ecstatic about it for everything.

Edgy A-Line Print Dress ... classic with a summer twist ... Sangria Sunday ... feminine and know how to have fun ... Disney Land, California Adventure ...

Photo by KC Nekro

Yoshi works for Disney so hopefully I will have the time to join her in visiting the happiest place on earth, Disney Land and California Adventure. So in order for me to go, I need to prepare everything in advance and hopefully be able to go to Disney Land and eat Mickey Mouse shaped ice cream.

 

Anyone going to the Anime Expo? Let me know down below in the comment box!  Oh, by the way… I’m cosplaying… Can you guess what??? :p

Feeling the Midnight Blues?

Yuki Ito ... Feeling the Midnight Blues? Vegas ... Jumpsuit for any Season ... Passion, Projects, Pandora ... Alina Baraz ... Galimatias, Urban Flora ...

Photo by KC Nekro

Midnight Blue Jumpsuit for any Season

I have been really into one-piece outfits lately, especially jumpsuits and rompers. This simple midnight blue jumpsuit I am wearing is a great effortless look. I love how there are pockets on the side and a drawstring so it can show a summer-ready figure. This jumpsuit is also great to have since it can transition to autumn very easily. In other words, it is season-less.

Wearing simple clothing is fun because you can add something heavy or complicated like the linked chain necklace shown in my photos. This necklace is absolutely one of my favorite necklaces (you can probably catch me wearing them in a few other photos/videos such as my Twitter: @ogYukiBomb and Instagram: @YukiBomb).

Yuki Ito ... Feeling the Midnight Blues? Vegas ... Jumpsuit for any Season ... Passion, Projects, Pandora ... Alina Baraz ... Galimatias, Urban Flora ...

Photo by KC Nekro

Yuki Ito ... Feeling the Midnight Blues? Vegas ... Jumpsuit for any Season ... Passion, Projects, Pandora ... Alina Baraz ... Galimatias, Urban Flora ...

Photo by KC Nekro

I wore this outfit on my recent trip to Las Vegas with my family and I surprisingly had a lot of compliments from random women. It’s a safe and sophisticated look. I like putting my hands in my pocket while I’m walking in this piece because it makes me feel resilient yet feminine. I think this look is best with my hair up so that it draws more attention on the necklace and neck. Simplicity is sometimes best, is it not? :]

Passion, Projects, Pandora…

I’m excited to say that I have many projects lining up for me. Unfortunately I cannot say exactly what yet, but what I can tell you is that I will be collaborating with KC Nekro. KC and I recently had a conversation about music and I introduced him to one of my favorite artists that I recently heard on Pandora. My current repeat list is Alina Baraz and Galimatias’ Ep, “Urban Flora”. I feel like this amazing EP embodies a great part of my soul and personality. The music, rhythm, and lyrics are just incredibly amazing. One day later, KC texted me and said, “I CAN’T STOP LISTENING TO ALINA BARAZ!!!” (lol) So, we were then inspired and will be working together to deliver a part of our passion in the form of music.

Let me know below what you guys think about this post. :] I’m curious to know…

Lacerate the Lace… Look Sexy NOT Slutty

Lace... Look Sexy NOT Slutty ... California Girl ... Yuki Ito ... Evolution of Fashion │ Make a Statement ... Signs Your Photographer is a GREAT Fit ...

Lace... Look Sexy NOT Slutty ... California Girl ... Yuki Ito ... Evolution of Fashion │ Make a Statement ... Signs Your Photographer is a GREAT Fit ...

Lace... Look Sexy NOT Slutty ... California Girl ... Yuki Ito ... Evolution of Fashion │ Make a Statement ... Signs Your Photographer is a GREAT Fit ...

Lace... Look Sexy NOT Slutty ... California Girl ... Yuki Ito ... Evolution of Fashion │ Make a Statement ... Signs Your Photographer is a GREAT Fit ...

Lace... Look Sexy NOT Slutty ... California Girl ... Yuki Ito ... Evolution of Fashion │ Make a Statement ... Signs Your Photographer is a GREAT Fit ...

Lace... Look Sexy NOT Slutty ... California Girl ... Yuki Ito ... Evolution of Fashion │ Make a Statement ... Signs Your Photographer is a GREAT Fit ...

 

How to Look Sexy NOT Slutty

This sheer lace jumpsuit screams out sexy, but how sexy can you be without being raunchy? I have always preferred clothing that has sexiness with taste and not looking unrefined. Yes, this outfit is definitely bold, but it is all about how you rock it.

California Girl

The sheerness of this look makes it no problem to wear during the hot summer nights in California. The black fedora and chained statement necklace adds a little spunk to the look. Under the sheer lace, I am wearing high waist spandex and a basic black bra. In my opinion, the black high waist shorts are a must; I tried wearing lower waist shorts and I thought there was too much skin exposed.

As for shoes, I thought heels would add a final touch of something provocative. Booties would be a great substitute for the look because it would balance by adding a touch of virility.

Evolution of Fashion │ Make a Statement

I have to admit, although I had many compliments on this look, it took a bit of time to get used to wearing this in public. This jumpsuit reminds me of seductive lingerie and that can make a girl blush. I grew up quite reserved so I feel that I have evolved out of my shell more by wearing this.

I felt shy at first, but then courageous and sexy. The material is noticeably thin, so at first I was concerned about ripping it. Then I realized, maybe a lacerated look would be fun… Or the process of doing so would be more fun… (jk).

Signs Your Photographer is a GREAT Fit

This shoot obviously took place in public. As I was shooting, there were a few onlookers that made me feel very uncomfortable (lol). I usually find locations that have very little traffic as possible, but since Sebastian (the photographer, his website is cbfour.co) and I were on a time crunch, we randomly chose this little spot in North Hollywood.

Also, the weather was a bit cloudy and breezy, so we had to chase tiny spots of sunlight and wait for some wind to hit. Oh, the troubles of limited time and photo shoots… But Sebastian and I learned to work with what was available and thus, were very satisfied with the result of the photos. Sebastian is one of my favorite photographers since we seem to connect through artistic values.

I grew up learning a bit about zodiacs so whenever I work with people for some time, I have an odd habit of asking for their zodiac. So on this day, I asked Sebastian about his zodiac and found out that our zodiacs match fairly well. I believe that it is very important to have a good and true connection with people, especially with the ones you work with to create something.

No wonder I love his work. He’s talented and we get along. :]

Tease the Referee

Tease the Referee ... blouse is sexy ... referee tee ... sporty feel ... sexiness without overdoing it ... playing volleyball ... chasing my shadow │ YukiBomb.com by Yuki Ito

Tease the Referee ... blouse is sexy ... referee tee ... sporty feel ... sexiness without overdoing it ... playing volleyball ... chasing my shadow │ YukiBomb.com by Yuki Ito

Tease the Referee ... blouse is sexy ... referee tee ... sporty feel ... sexiness without overdoing it ... playing volleyball ... chasing my shadow │ YukiBomb.com by Yuki Ito

Tease the Referee ... blouse is sexy ... referee tee ... sporty feel ... sexiness without overdoing it ... playing volleyball ... chasing my shadow │ YukiBomb.com by Yuki Ito

I immediately fell in love with this see-through white polyester blouse when I laid eyes on it. This blouse is sexy because it allows you to reveal your curves but the design and cut makes it cute. This oversized look has the best of both worlds since it is see-through. I love that only the bust area is covered because when you look, it is a tease which adds sexiness without overdoing it.

Play Ball!

Although it is a blouse, it has a sporty feel to it since the design reminds me of a referee coach. The high-waist black spandex gives a good balance from the oversized shirt by accentuating the hips. I personally prefer to cover up my belly button because in a way, it is another type of tease. High-waist shorts or pants also distract the eyes from the belly area to the upper torso and it accentuates my hips. I love this pair of spandex because the cotton material makes it comfortable and it reminds me of my glory years of playing volleyball (lol).

Below the Belt

This outfit can be dressed up by heels or down with sneakers. I’ve worn both with this outfit. One thing about this blouse is that it only covers the bust area which means the wearer needs to be careful not to raise their arms too high. If arms are raised too high while wearing this blouse, it can reveal you covered area. So when wearing blouses like these, make sure you wear a bandeau under.

Tease the Referee ... blouse is sexy ... referee tee ... sporty feel ... sexiness without overdoing it ... playing volleyball ... chasing my shadow │ YukiBomb.com by Yuki Ito

Chasing my shadow…

Let’s Get Ready to RUMBLE!

The photo above is my favorite photo from this shoot. Sebastian (Studio Owner and Photographer, CBfour) and I were talking about future photoshoot projects and how we can be experimental.

Tease the Referee

As we were shooting this, my shadows were very evident among the large grey wall. I suddenly had the idea of playing around with my shadows and viola, this photo happened. It was not easy achieving this photo, since the shadow is only created by the quick second the flash of the lamps go off. So in a way, I was chasing my shadow. What a tease…

Ethereal Vibe – Test the Maxi Dress

Right Way to Wear a Maxi Dress ... for any Season ... summer, cute pair of open-toe heels ... winter, booties ... for Short Girls ... won’t look stubby ... │ YukiBomb.com

Photo by KC Nekro

Right Way to Wear a Maxi Dress ... for any Season ... summer, cute pair of open-toe heels ... winter, booties ... for Short Girls ... won’t look stubby ... │ YukiBomb.com

Photo by KC Nekro

Right Way to Wear a Maxi Dress ... for any Season ... summer, cute pair of open-toe heels ... winter, booties ... for Short Girls ... won’t look stubby ... │ YukiBomb.com

Photo by KC Nekro

Why Every Girl Needs a Maxi Dress

I think that every girl should have a maxi dress in their closet. I like to wear them because they are comfortable, ethereal, flattering, and transitional between seasons. Since my maxi dress worn in the photo does not have a v-neck (which shows a little skin and tricks the eyes into seeing a taller figure), I added a simple long necklace to help guide the eyes in a vertical manner and thus, is a little trick to a taller figure.

Right Way to Wear a Maxi Dress

for any Season

Maxi dresses can be transitional through seasons simply depending on how you wear it. For the summer, you can wear it as is with a cute pair of open-toe heels/wedges, sandals, or even sneakers (dress it up or down). As for the transition into fall, I would pair my black maxi dress with booties and a long cardigan or sweater.

Right Way to Wear a Maxi Dress

for Short Girls

If you’re petite, maxi dresses can be a bit tricky because there’s a possibility of looking like tent. When I shop for one a maxi dress, I make sure the upper body is form fitting or at least accentuates the waist area. Also, it’s a bonus if the dress shows the figure on the thigh area. In this way, you won’t look stubby or heavier than your actual figure. If the maxi dress does not accentuate the waist, I would highly suggest a belt to show some curves.

One last aspect of maxi dresses I love is the ethereal feeling it gives, especially when the wind blows. I secretly feel prettier whenever the wind catches my long dress…

Hot Otaku Fest 2015 – AX

Otaku Fest 2015!!! #AnimeExpo

I must say, sometimes Japanese animation or Tokyo Street Fashion influences my fashion sense. Fashion is certainly one of my favorite ways to express myself. These photos were taken about a year ago but it is still one of my favorite photo shoots. The colors are fun, the mood is spunky, and it is daringly sexy. Just like some Japanese animations…..

Japanese animation or Tokyo Street Fashion influences my fashion sense... Yuki Ito @ Otaku Fest 2015 │ YukiBomb.com

Japanese animation or Tokyo Street Fashion influences my fashion sense... Yuki Ito @ Otaku Fest 2015 │ YukiBomb.com

Just a Manga Girl with Geeky Glasses

One of my first part-time jobs during high school was actually a cashier and sales associate in an animation toy store that sold everything related to Japanese animation. It was definitely one of my favorite jobs (lol). I wore thick, black framed glasses and did nothing but work, did my homework, played Final Fantasy, and watch anime (lol)…

Anyone bought their ticket for the Anime Expo (aka AX) yet? I already bought mine! AX is the largest Anime Convention held in the United States with about 86,000 attendants.  Yes, if you ever wondered, I am a nerd… This year’s AX has many special guests such as voice actors, cosplay professionals, manga /anime creators, musicians, and many more. I would certainly love to meet Tomoyo Kurosawa, Vampy Bit Me, WagakkiBand, and must I go on?

I look forward to attending the CrunchyRoll Industry Panel, masquerades, DragonBall Z: Resurrection “F” Panel, Gundum Model Builiding, FUNimation Industry Panel, and multiple manga panels.

One factor I love about AnimeExpo or other anime conventions is that everyone who attends are very appreciative to be there; attendees seem to always make the most of it. It’s exciting to see attendees cosplay because in a way, it is courageous to show what you love and simply be proud of it, especially if it is not considered common. What’s so phenomenal about it is, in a way, everyone is connected through their common interests at the convention, including myself.

Here’s a video on 2014’s AX

Crocheted Tops Will Make you Drop

Now that summer is creeping up and so is the temperature, crocheted tops and printed jersey pants are one of my top summer picks. After my first experience at Coachella 2015, I fell in love with the crocheted look because of the festive summer vibe it gives. Another reason why I love this look is because it is airy (my body can breathe!) without being too exposed. At the same time, it is dauntless with the perfect touch of sexiness from my pointed, black heels. Lastly, as a must, it is comfortable. So there is no pain to gain…

Summer is creeping up & so is the Temperature! Crocheted Tops & Printed Jersey Pants are one of my Top Summer Picks │ YukiBomb.com

(Photography by K.C. Nekro)

Summer is creeping up & so is the Temperature! Crocheted Tops & Printed Jersey Pants are one of my Top Summer Picks │ YukiBomb.com

(Photography by K.C. Nekro)

Summer is creeping up & so is the Temperature! Crocheted Tops & Printed Jersey Pants are one of my Top Summer Picks │ YukiBomb.com

(Photography by K.C. Nekro)

I also like to wear sandals with this outfit if I know I will be walking throughout the day. I wore this outfit on my way to this photoshoot because it’s so easy to move around in. Luckily I did… When I met up with K.C. Nekro to shoot, it was a Sunday, meaning the main entrance to the location was locked! I had to climb up 5 stories on a ladder from the fire escape to reach the roof top patio! Even though I work out at least 3 times a week (running a mile as a warm up), I have to admit, it made me realize I may need to add more cardio and endurance training to my workout (lol). I was breathing heavily with the need to catch my breath before the shoot.

During the shoot, K.C. and I learned that we had a lot in common. We’re both ridiculous fans of Japanese animation (Furi Kuri aka Fooly Cooly was our main anime discussed), love mellow lounge music, talked about different types of photography, and discussed about trying to make it and what it means to make it in the concrete jungle of Los Angeles.

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