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kyasarin-chan

I have always liked the way my name sounds when translated into the Japanese alphabet. The 'th' sound in my name does not have an equivalent so translates into a much more fun sounding 'kya'. Plus, Birdo from Super Mario is actually called Kyasarin in Japan. I also think it sounds much cuter than my rather long and proper name. In real life, a large lot of my friends, including males, actually call me 'Kafwin' and my husband drops the 'w' to be 'Kafin'. I love my name, don't get me wrong, but I also love the little nicknames that come along with it.

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Just don't call me Kathy. Katie. Kate. Not really my name. I won't know who you are talking to. Or Kasey - which is what I went by in school up until the last years of high school. When people stop me using my old nickname and maiden name, I usually don't notice. Awkward!

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jacket :: forever 21
dress :: marc by marc jacobs remixed
tights :: ebay
heels :: report via nordstrom rack remixed
headband :: free people
fox satchel :: ebay remixed
necklaces :: noto // crave jewelry design remixed
rings :: modcloth // asos remixed
belt :: anthropologie remixed

64 comments:

  1. Kafin is such a cute nickname! I love my name too, but nicknames are always fun and a good way to mix it up a bit. And I love that fox satchel!!

    Happy Sunday :)

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  2. OMG You are Birdo! That's pretty much the best thing ever! Love the outfit :)

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  3. LOVING all that jewelry you've got going on! Especially that fox ring (although I think I may tell you that every time you wear it)

    Happy Fall!

    XO,
    Elizabeth
    www.tonicofwildness.com

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  4. I love your letter necklace!
    I never really had a set nickname of any sort because my name is so short already.
    Sometimes people call me Chlo, and it always catches me off guard. I do like it though.

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  5. How do you look so cute all the time? You've picked out things to create the most amazing wardrobe :)

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

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  6. Where did you find that adorable cat statue? I feel like it's so very you :). Love the jewelry, especially the bunny necklace.

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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  7. Where is this place? The cat statue reminds me of Jiji from one of my childhood favorite Japanese animated films Kiki's Delivery Service. :)

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    1. it's a park in harrisburg pennsylvania - i really am not sure what the statue is doing here and i still can't believe i found it or understand why it's there.

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  8. Katie, Kate, Kathy -- I love your varsity jacket and your nails are the most perfect things in the entire world. I really love that you go by Katherine. I am so not a fan of short cutted names and Katherine is a solid name and I like that you like it! 'Cause I totally don't like mine!

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  9. I love this jacket, it is so cute with the dress and that amazing bag!!! Your fox ring is so adorable. I really hate when people shorten my name too I am not a "Jen or a Jenny" I have lots of nicknames but not those ones!
    xJennaD

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  10. YOUR NAILS! so cute <3
    haha I find myself translating people's name to Japanese often. I do find the japanese language to make a lot of words sound cuter ;)

    xo
    osmiuminlove.blogspot.com

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  11. Those nails are seriously awesome! You always look so adorable.

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  12. omg omg omg omg your bunny necklace is making me freak! i had one exactly like that that was given to me as a baby. as i got older it was too small to wear around my neck so i started wearing it as a bracelet. then one night freshmen year of college it fell off at a bar and i lost it forever. i'm not really sentimental but i was so upset! so happy to see you have one just like mine - i think i'll buy a new one!
    xoxo
    Megan
    www.araofsunblog.com

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  13. I love the color of your jacket, and the necklaces and purse are so perfectly you! (You don't have a Corgi necklace do you? I must find one :)

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  14. I have always loved the way Japanese names sound.
    My sister-in-law's name is Katherine and she makes us call her Rin, since it is in katheRINe...though she used to go by Katie and Kate, but hates it now. Rin is used often in Japan, so it works well. I used to go by Vicki but hate it (unless it is said by people who have known me since I was 18 and younger) and think Victoria sounds better with my married name (and it is my actual name). I don't like when people say my maiden name, but alas, I get through it. haha.
    +Victoria+

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  15. Aw you have such cute nicknames! And cute necklaces to boot!

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  16. Great jacket! I get your whole not answering to Kate or other nicknames thing. If someone calls me Jen or Jennifer I usually don't think they are talking to me! And those nails are seriously awesome.

    xo Jenny
    [archi]dress

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  17. just randomly stumbled onto your blog today and glad i did. i've not seen so many cute animal jewellery pieces in one place! LOVE the bunny necklace and the fox rings <3

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  18. Ooo cool Japanese name and other nicknames, I have never heard of Katherine being shortened to Kafin! And I love your varsity jacket, the color and the leather sleeves are so awesome :)

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  19. I love your japanese name! Cute bunny necklace

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  20. Okay, this jacket is the coolest. I love the contrast of it with all of your feminine pieces. I get what you mean about the name. Everyone my entire life has pronounced my name Elena (it's more like Alana), it never stops.

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  21. cute outfit! and these photos are gorgeous!

    x

    ♥ Ellen
    SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

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  22. I hear you about nicknames- I only approve of one based on my name and never respond to anything else... your outfit is so cute, I'm still drooling over your envelope necklace, I might pull out my credit card and get one tonight...

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  23. This look is perfect, the necklaces are so cute, love the varsity jacket and your nails!!
    thanks for coming by, I am following you now, hope you will follow back,
    xx
    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com

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  24. Great jacket! And I love your nails!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  25. Love the color combination--definitely feels like fall!

    Bevin
    magnoliareverie.blogspot.com

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  26. Love that statue and your cute outfit! I love nicknames too, except I get annoyed when people call me Meg instantly without even asking if I mind. Not that I do, but it seems weird to go right ahead and shorten someone's name without making sure it doesn't bother them.

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  27. Oh my goodness! Love that cat- also love all the details in this outfit, especially the nails.

    Know what you meant about nicknames. "Chris" is what everyone wanted to call me growing up (I quickly straightened such people out.); finally gave up and told people in college they could call me Chris and no one has ever tried again. Lol. Good.

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  28. You speak Japanese??!! So cool. I'm awful at picking up languages.

    For some reason I always get called Jessica by mistake. I think I was missnamed. LOL!

    P.S. Thanks for sharing my DIY sequin hairclip on your Tumblr. I can't wait to see yours when you get a chance to make one. It will be fun to see how you style it in your shorter hair! Hope you had a great weekend!

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  29. Your nails and the fox satchel are so cute, I like a lot!
    Also, your dog is so sweet :)

    le fresne x

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  30. OMG those nails!! I need to have a go at doing mine like that! Love this outfit

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  31. so GLAD i found ur blog - UR NAILS *to die for* -- love all ur jewls too!

    Everyone welcome to enter: ~Plush Velvet Pumpkins Giveaway ~ it’s perfect for this time of year!

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  32. Kafin is such a cute nickname, I love that. And I'm loving all of your super adorable accessories in this outfit!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  33. Ha-ha I wish I had a name like that, Sara can not really be translated or changed. Pretty boring. Love this jacket on you!

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  34. My oh my, there are so many things to love about this! Your nails my dear are swoon worthy and I love how you mirrored then in your choice of bag and location! So darn cute. Your jacket is fab too! Love the burgundy color.

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  35. Yeah, your name does sound nice!! You have the best accessories of any blogger I know.

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  36. Love your name!
    =)

    My name is quite plain in comparison! hehe...

    Love your look here. And your nails..obsessed. Never ceases to amaze me!

    xo,
    nancy

    http://adoretoadorn.blogspot.com

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  37. Your nails are killing me. I'm freaking out.

    Also, I have that bag, but in blue... and it broke the first time I wore it BOO.

    http://thegeekypeacock.blogspot.com

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  38. i really love that jacket! isn't it amazing the names people come up with. people are always adding to my name! kimmy! kimberly! lol
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  39. Love every second of this. The masculine jacket with the feminine dress and the color of the dres... all fantastic!

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  40. The necklaces, the rings, your nails -- amazing!!
    ♡ Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

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  41. this is the cutest look! that bag is to die for

    Chioma
    C's Evolution of Style

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  42. love your jacket!! and your blog, your puppy is too cute :)
    xx your newest follower,
    mili

    callmemaeby.blogspot.com/

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  43. You are the cutest! I am totally the same way when it comes to my name, Lyndsey. My name is spelled weird to 99% of the Lindseys I know. Also, almost everyone I know calls me Lynny. I like the Lynds MUCH better than Lynny. Ugh. I also like Lyndsey-Meaghan as my mom calls me, or Lyndsey-Sue as my grandaddy calls me haha.

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    1. as for names most of my life I use a short form ofmy name Lyosha. I hear my proper and formal name so seldom that I don't actually turn around when someone's calling my full name. Even if it's my mom:)

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  45. Such a lovely outfit and a cute bag! xx

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  46. Holy cuteness. There are so many adorable things going on here I do not even know where to look. Your fox nails are probably the best thing I have ever seen when it comes to nail art, esp with the rings!

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  47. haha YES I love our name in Japanese- it changes SO much. my sisters call me kaffrin, but other than that I've never gone by anything but my whole name. I LURVE YOUR NAILS!!

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  48. glad you dont go by Katie because everyone does and that gets confusing. that's cute what your husband calls you and I'd tot go by your japanese name if I were you- sounds fun! & great outfit, that dress is adorable on you & great w/ that jacket!
    http://dusanabotswana.com/

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  49. How freaking cute is that jacket over that dress! Don't get me started on the nails ...seriously, I would pay you to paint mine like that!! I am just horrible in that department!

    Ha, you are so not a Kathy! I can't imagine anyone calling you that! Katherine is such a pretty and romantic sounding name in both English and Japanese :)

    xo Marisa

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  50. Awesome photos-great fall look! Love the nails and the bag!!!
    Kisses
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  51. Your nails are incredible! And what a cool bag!

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  52. perfcet outfit :)
    want to follow each other? :)

    feel free to visit my blog: www.lusciousstyle.blogspot.com
    Daria

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  53. Love the bunny necklace, and those NAILS! How did you manage that?! Definitely the most interesting nicknames I've ever heard for Katherine, and there are a lot of them!

    perfectly priya

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  54. Oh I totally totally understand the name thing. If your name is Katherine, it is Katherine, not any other name!! People like to call me Julie when my name is actually Julia. Julie is a completely different name, as in, you can not substitute it for Julia! Okay, rant over. Basically, I really understand :)

    Julia

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  55. SO in love with the fox bag, I need one! x
    http://www.tigerlillyquinn.blogspot.co.uk

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