Friday, February 28, 2014

A (Snow) Walk To Remember

Every once and a while, Seattle gets snow and there's only one word to describe it - magical! The snow makes the streets, the trees, the cars, the ground, everything look beautiful. Earlier this month, Seattle turned into a winter wonderland. Not knowing how long the snow was here to stay, my friends and I went on a midnight snow walk to Greenlake Park. And before we know it, our snow walk slowly turned into a snow photo shoot. It was a snow walk to remember!
One thing people might not know about me is that I'm no snow bunny. Even though I live near the mountains, it's been years since I hit the slopes. Unfortunately, I don't know how to ski or snowboard. I get excited about the snow so I can play in it not ride on fresh powder haha. As much as I want it to be Spring already, I'm hoping that it will snow one more time this year. I don't think it's too much to ask... I just want to build a snowman!
Coat: Nordstrom
Scarf: H&M
Gloves: The Rack
Jeans: Old Navy
Photography by: Misa Yoshioka & Claire Nishida

Friday, February 21, 2014

Galentine's Day


My loves, did you enjoy Valentine's Day last week? I hope everyone felt the love in some way or another with a hug, kiss, sweet message or my favorite, chocolate.

Last week was difficult for me especially after watching the movie "Her". Normally, this holiday doesn't bother me but for some reason I had a hard time accepting the fact that I couldn't celebrate it with the boy. I've been in a long distance relationship for nearly 4 years now. As a young lady whose celebrated Valentine's Day long distance many times, it's hard. It's hard not to compare your relationship with all the couples who get to see each other and celebrate this loving holiday together. But I'm hopeful that one day we will get to be one of those couples.

This year, I celebrated Galentine's Day with my girl friend, Allison. Allison and I spent a perfect evening in Seattle catching up over Molly Moon's ice cream. It was exactly what we needed after a long week of school (for her) and work (for me). Over the years, I've learned that Valentine's Day isn't about celebrating with your significant other. It's about sharing love with the people you love including family and friends. I'm so thankful for friends like Allison that love me, accept me and keep me company. Thank you Allison for being my Galentine! All my love, Kara

"A friend is our truest blessing. God's way of proving he doesn't really wish for us to walk alone."

On Kara:                                   
Shirt: Old Navy
Jeans: Old Navy
Heels: Forever 21
Wallet: Kate Spade

On Allison:
Jacket: YesStyle
Jeans: Nordstrom
Boots: Nordstrom

Photography by: Ryan Yanagihara

Saturday, February 8, 2014

What Makes You Beautiful


There's a few things that make me feel beautiful and getting dolled up is one of them. Last week, I had the pleasure of working with my friend, Ashley. Since I was in LA, I thought it would be fun to work with her. Ashley has a passion for make up and plans to go cosmetology school soon. It was a treat to have Ashley do my make up. It's not very often that I get my make up done. Thank you Ashley and Taylor for making me feel confident and beautiful!

This month, I want to feel more confident about myself. Right now, I'm creating a list on how to make me feel confident and beautiful. So far, I feel beautiful when I smile and when I make others smile. What makes you feel beautiful?

Shirt: Zara
Skirt: Sirens
Boots: Sonoma
Necklace: JcPenney

Make up by: Ashley Tani
Photography by: Taylor Matsunaga