I am out of town celebrating my birthday with family and visiting my childhood home before it's sale closes next month, so I thought I'd share with you some of my favorite fashion bloggers and fashionable Instagram friends while I'm away! I really adore so many ladies I'm virtually friends with, so I decided to narrow down my 8 travel days with some of my earlier on and/or most bonded to friends, who obviously have great style (that's a given!). I'll be traveling a lot over the next few months so if all goes well and we're fashion friends, you may be next ;) Today's blogger is a woman named Miki and she was one of my very first Instagram friends via outfit sharing! I remember loving her dresses so much and was so excited to "meet" her. Ever since we have been consistent Instagram friends and I may even get a chance to meet her while I'm in LA this winter!! She's got really cute style and I hope you like her post!! (I asked the ladies to either write about their fashion journey, favorite outfit, and/or how they got into fashion blogging or outfit sharing.)
My name is Miki Ishiwata and I am in Los Angeles, CA. I am originally from Yokohama, Japan but I got to move to sunny California a few years ago. LA is very unique and I find so many fashionable people everywhere! It's been inspiring me a lot. My instagram is @mikimon1118 if you are interested to see my outfits. I love vintage and colorful dresses. Like Lauren knows I also fan of ModCloth. They are making me broke! Recently I started some projects to make DIY dresses and home items with one of my friends, which I usually post on Instagram.
Dress: Bernie Dexter (ModCloth), Shoes: Sanrio Hello Kitty (from Japan)1) What is your favorite/most special outfit and why?Tough question... I have so many dresses...If I have to pick, I would say You're in Luck Dress in Pie dress from ModCloth!I am 4'9" and it's always hard to find right dress or any outfit here in the US.This dress fits perfectly and I receive compliments all the time as I walk down the street. Pastel based colors and cute pies are printed on the dress. It's super adorable and make me feel so happy! I really love special print on the dress!
Dress: ModCloth, Shoes: Tieks by Gavrieli, Purse:Kate Spade
2) How and why you got into either outfit sharing via Instagram or other social media and/or fashion blogging?I have no idea how I started! I started to sharing my ootd's or my belongings via Instagram and I started to increase followers. It's so exciting to see what people thought about my outfits! It's also fun to see others too and get inspired. Like Lauren =) I always love to see what she is wearing!
Dress: ModCloth, Shoes: Minnetonka, Bike and Bike Bag: Linus
3) What was your journey towards becoming a fashionista? Were you always into style and clothes or did your have more tomboy roots/weren't into fashion and then something changed and evolved?I loved dresses since I was little girl. As you may know Japan is very interesting place to see so many different kind of outfits. Harajuku is a always a fun place to see new trends and get inspired. I was into different kind of outfits but lately my favorite is vintage style! Also I am into gel nails! I have been doing this for years! It's so fun to come up with new ideas for nails every month. Lately, I am matching my nails with my favorite dress!
Dress: DYI, Shoes: Cocue, Purse: Smantha Thavasa