Yesterday’s outfit was a happy accident. I actually planned on wearing a completely different outfit (I’m now saving it for the weekend). I had this newly thrifted and laundered dress, shoes and bag laid out, which I almost never do. I was so proud of myself for planning an outfit in advance. Naturally, because I’m such a mess, everything went awry when I ended up running super late. I couldn’t find the right belt; I forgot to lay out that one key piece. I quickly threw this outfit on – most of which was conveniently laying in packages by my door. I showered, got dressed and did my makeup in record time – under fifteen minutes! Let’s just go with ten, because it sounds more impressive.  While we’re at it, let’s reward my poor planning skills. Yay, me!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m a lucky gal. My budget is so tight, I have little wiggle room for shopping. I put all of my money toward bills, debt, and more vet bills. I just get resourceful – I alter old clothes and make them new again, borrow from my friends’ closets and make stuff from scratch. But on top of all that, I get amazing gifts from friends, family and companies who like my blog. I never forget that this is largely because of my amazing readers; you all have kept my blog going. This week was extra special, because I got an influx of new things and decided to wear them all at once…oops. Let me tell you about a few of my new goodies:

The jeans: I was invited to Tory Burch’s boutique to style a look for her newly launched denim line. In return, I received this great pair of jeans! Please ignore my very temporary hem; I promise to give it a proper one. I was hesitant and only hemmed it a teeny tiny bit, but it needs more. These are the first pair of jeans I have ever gotten that needed to be hemmed. I usually have the opposite problem! I wear a 34″ inseam – these are a 35. I applaud them for making jeans with a longer inseam, and for making these roomy enough for the behind. I hate when jeans flatten my bum.

The necklace: Lori Goldstein sent me this great necklace and I liked that it almost looked like a part of my shirt. Into the outfit it went! I’m trying to accessorize more. This is a tiny step, but today I went all out! I found my jewelry box – tucked in the back of a high shelf, which should tell you something – and decided I need to wear my jewelry more often.

The shoes: Oh, these shoes. Solestruck, one of my previous sponsors, sent me these amazing new shoes from Senso. I’m in love. I walked a little like Bambi at first, but I am going to wear these to death. They’re actually pretty comfortable, but I’m still going to carry my flats in my bag for emergencies;)

Outfit Details:
sheer jacket thingy: Beacon’s? Thrifted? I can’t remember. I rolled and stitched the sleeves
vintage sequin blouse: Beacon’s Closet
Coach Cambridge bag (still kitty scratched, but I love it anyway): courtesy of Coach
Super Skinny Saturated Jean – courtesy of Tory Burch
Crystal Swirl Necklace in Smoke – courtesy of LOGO by Lori Goldstein
Senso Tina shoes – courtesy of Solestruck

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

  1. Jen says: August 12, 201012:51 am

    You are darling. I can't believe how perfectly the necklace goes with the shirt. It's so beautiful! Those shoes are so major, love them!

    http://www.stylethroughhereyes.com

  2. FlamingoNW says: August 12, 201012:56 am

    Well that's ironic! You say you're a mess, I say this is one of my favorite outfits I've seen you wear! (I guess it's closer to something I COULD wear since I'm not one to wear shorter skirts, so…) At any rate, I LOVE this look!

  3. just my style says: August 12, 20101:04 am

    This look is out of the norm for what you ususally wera bu ohhhhh… I am so in love! You look AMAZING!!! And those shoes…dont even get me started! As for all the free loot… You deserve it! Good things happen to good people!

  4. Abby says: August 12, 20101:05 am

    love the necklace!

  5. roxy says: August 12, 20101:06 am

    i like the top and your shoes! the detailing on the top is amazing.

    roxy
    http://roxybeautyblog.blogspot.com/

  6. Becca says: August 12, 20101:10 am

    Keiko, you couldn't look like a mess if you tried. Even if you got ready in 15 minutes, you managed to look like a million bucks. The necklace/shirt combo is a dream, you look like you have everything all figured out. Hey, just fake it til you make it. Can't wait to see the outfit you had originally picked out for today.

  7. Mary Ann says: August 12, 20101:14 am

    I love that necklace! :-)

  8. Jade Sheldon says: August 12, 20101:15 am

    You are even delicate and feminine in jeans and a t-shirt :)

  9. Ashley J says: August 12, 20101:22 am

    Those jeans look like they were made for you!!

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  10. stylefyles says: August 12, 20101:23 am

    Well, you look fantastic, even as a "mess." can't wait to see the planned outfit, when you wear it! I really love that "sheer jacket thingy," it looks perfect with your sequined blouse.

  11. pilcuis says: August 12, 20101:31 am

    I never seen a blouse so cool

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  12. Zabrinah says: August 12, 20101:45 am

    I love your jeans!! So amazing with those boots.

    Your legs just go on forever! How amazing!

    :)

    You're stunning, dear!

    Best wishes from one blogger to another,

    ~Zabrinah

  13. Josephine says: August 12, 20101:47 am

    Stunning as always!

  14. Charmalade says: August 12, 20101:55 am

    Aren't happy accidents the best kind? And I know the feeling– I'm so lame, but I totally had an outfit planned a few days ago, then realizing that I couldn't wear it. So I'm saving it, just like you! I also tuck away flats in my bag when I'm wearing particularly tricky heels just in case, also. 😀

    The makeup and shoes look brilliant on you, Keiko! and it's all the more impressive, given the time crunch!

    Toast with Charmalade

  15. Ana says: August 12, 20102:19 am

    I really love this outfit! It looks very put-together.
    I'm usually not a big fan of studs, but somehow I think they work really well on these shoes!

  16. Rebecca says: August 12, 20102:27 am

    This outfit is fantastic. I wish I looked that cute when I feel like a mess.

  17. Fabiola "Fab" says: August 12, 20102:31 am

    Love everything you put on!

  18. Aury says: August 12, 20102:39 am

    Keiko,

    You are my role model and fashion icon. I honestly think you are one of fashion's greats.

    I really just thought you should know.

    Thanks for being an inspiration.

  19. jeezejulia says: August 12, 20102:40 am

    I love this outfit, Keiko! It's refreshing to see you dress down a little. I love your cute dresses and skirts, but jeans look great when you wear them, too. Goodness, everything you wear looks perfect! I love it!

  20. Ali says: August 12, 20102:48 am

    those booties rock!! and i love that top too keiko!! :)

  21. jenny says: August 12, 20103:19 am

    Good lord, 34 inseam. You and your long ass legs. I wish I were just a wee bit taller. Being 5'2" sometimes has it's downfalls. But the upside is that I can wear 6" heels and still be shorter than my boyfriend. Bonus? I guess so. How often do I wear 6" heels? Almost never. :(

  22. number the first says: August 12, 20103:29 am

    that necklace and shirt combo was pure genius! It sucks when you think you've got everything planned and realize last min you forgot something, I'm glad it worked out

  23. Archives says: August 12, 20103:31 am

    quite a happy accident, indeed! i always want to wear all of my new stuff RIGHTAWAY too 😉

  24. NYC says: August 12, 20103:36 am

    that is beautiful.
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  25. simplychic says: August 12, 20103:39 am

    omg that top!!!!

  26. Kassandra says: August 12, 20103:43 am

    Keiko,

    You are so adorable. I for sure thought that necklace was part of your shirt! I love Tory Burch, and am extremely excited to see her launch a denim line. The jeans look really cute on you! Did you get to pick out what pair you wanted? I also saw a cute pair on Jessica over at http://www.whatiwore.tumblr.com
    Have a great night!

  27. libys11 says: August 12, 20103:46 am

    very dark and edgy than your usual style, but i dig this! 😀 love all the bling!!! really fabulous! 😀

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  28. Charlie says: August 12, 20106:02 am

    you're such a lucky girl, getting all those lovely things! you deserve them! and you look fantastic!

  29. Lulu says: August 12, 20106:45 am

    haha since you said you were rushing this morning, for some reason i read this post really fast as if you were typing it out all hurried. weird!
    but i'm quite glad that you addressed the "flattening out of the bum" problem with jeans. i have it all the time, and always just thought it was me! those jeans looks super comfy, too.

  30. Ms K says: August 12, 20106:46 am

    lovley outfit!

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  31. Rūta says: August 12, 20107:28 am

    That's a very beautiful outfit and i love how the blouse looks with the jeans. I rarely wear jeans myself, but that's one of those looks that inspires me to do it more often.

  32. Sunshine Sarah says: August 12, 20107:53 am

    This would be my day to day outfit, I donno why I always tend for jeans and black. Hm,…. never mind.

    Have a great day!

    Sarah.

  33. marie.j says: August 12, 20108:18 am

    those shoes are gorgeous! i want! great outfit!

  34. Fashion Butter says: August 12, 20109:05 am

    Wowza- the shoes are fab!

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  35. Alice says: August 12, 201010:51 am

    you look pretty :)

  36. Joanna Ladrido says: August 12, 20101:25 pm

    you are a goddess! i love the boots and the sequin blouse! so pretty!

    xx,
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    http://joannaladrido.blogspot.com

  37. Juliesweetcandy says: August 12, 20101:58 pm

    Beautiful !
    Love the shoes !

  38. Allegra says: August 12, 20104:38 pm

    I completely thought that the necklace was part of the shirt before you explained otherwise, haha. Really like this outfit! :)

  39. Fashion is Passion says: August 12, 20104:50 pm

    I love the fact that you have the Fall looking already in together. I am so ready for this heat to be over. Love it, you look supper cute mama like always!

  40. Fashion is Passion says: August 12, 20104:50 pm

    I love the fact that you have the Fall looking already in together. I am so ready for this heat to be over. Love it, you look supper cute mama like always!

  41. Trishna says: August 12, 20104:54 pm

    You are lucky but you are more than that, you are very beautiful, resourceful and overall and amazing person.

    Everyday I come to your blog, I leave feeling inspired, because I know how much effort you put into everything that you do. :)

  42. Mae Lu says: August 12, 20105:30 pm

    So you're a mess, how again?

    I don't see it. I just don't see it.

    Again, you look amazing. A shining, studded goddess. I wish I had fabu things without paying for them. Maybe someday.

    :)

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

  43. Beth Ellen says: August 12, 20106:13 pm

    I love this outfit! I think it's one of my favorites of yours ever! You should wear those jeans all the time, they look amazing.

  44. Jillian says: August 12, 20106:55 pm

    Keiko, I love this outfit on you. Don't see you in jeans to often and I have to say this outfit is great. Nice job in 10 minutes! 😉

  45. Lainey says: August 12, 20107:17 pm

    Those shoes are to die for. I love how edgy you look in this post too. I'll have give Senso a bit more love, now that I know how wonderful their shoes look.

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    😀

  48. Raman says: August 13, 20104:35 am

    the shirt & shoes are amazing & glam up the jeans! I didn't even know there was a necklace in the mix until I read the post! great outfit! xx

    raman

    viabellafashion.blogspot.com

  49. Fatiha Faulzi says: August 13, 20105:10 am

    You're so lucky! Those shoes are hot!

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  50. Lina from Sweden says: August 13, 201011:08 am

    I just have to say that I love your blog and your personality. You're so cute! And also that I love the shoes in this post, omg they're amazing.

  51. Jenny Olofsson says: August 13, 201011:45 am

    I love your blog and the way you dress:D

  52. Jasmin says: August 13, 201012:47 pm

    beautiful shoes!!! <3

  53. SchmuckMietze says: August 13, 20103:37 pm

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  54. First day of Magic says: August 13, 20103:55 pm

    well sometimes instead decisions turn out to be just perfect
    tell us how did you manage that look in tn mins only?

  55. kBr says: August 13, 20108:12 pm

    you're a lovely mess!!!:) love the outfit;)

  56. ASH says: August 13, 20108:34 pm

    A mess?! More like a hot mess 😉

    I really love that sequined top and how you dressed it town to make it more wearable for daytime. A+ for you

    xx
    MILK TEETHS

  57. Chas says: August 13, 20109:02 pm

    Cute outfit! I love your necklace and booties!

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  58. daisymay aka Chantele says: August 14, 20103:36 pm

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  60. Sophie Fish says: August 15, 20107:27 pm

    I love the way you look! 😉 The whole outfit and specially the boots.

  61. Robin says: August 16, 20109:03 pm

    I wish I looked this good when I was a mess! Love the beaded top–great find.

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    Mmm, to die for! This look is a killer look, seriously.
    Really enjoy your blog, very cool posts and cool photos. Will be back again for sure!

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