Thursday, December 23, 2010

"Here's Keiko, looking all coy and sh**"





Outfit Details:
ADAM blazer - Gilt (click if you need an invitation)
H&M striped shirt - Bobby's
scarf - also Bobby's
Merrylegs skirt in two step - made by me, Postlapsaria (I think I still have the first sample of this skirt somewhere...)
tights - We Love Colors
boots - thrifted
Poppy disco crossbody - borrowed from Coach
belt - thrifted


I think these photos were actually taken last month; I never got around to posting them because of the hard drive failure nonsense. Kim and I spent the earlier part of this day at the Brooklyn Flea (our favorite place to shop and eat...mostly eat), where we ran into Mr. Newton. I've been running into him all over the place since I first moved to New York. He is one of my favorite street photographers because he's spontaneous and makes me laugh. For instance, on this particular day he said the caption of my photo (the one he took) should be, "Here's Keiko, looking all coy and sh**." I'm doing him one better and making it the title of the post. Naturally, I had to censor the language a bit because despite my claims of being a five year old, I'm also an old lady who doesn't curse and says things like, "Goodness me!"

That being said, I'm about to go and meet up with my mom, who is pretty much the antithesis of me in many ways, save for our tempestuous natures and restless legs. She curses like a sailor, owns a bar (I don't drink) and is a total bada** (I can't even say or type the word) but provides a balance by being a pretty blonde lady named Barbie. I was out to breakfast with my great grandma, grandma, mom, two of my sisters and my niece (five generations!) and I realized that I was the only non blonde at the table. Also, my name is Keiko. People must assume I was adopted. I used to, too.

55 comments:

  1. cute outfit as always!! and so funny about your mom. she sounds like a good time. ;)

    merry christmas, keiko!

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  2. I absolutely love this outfit!

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  3. Cute skirt, Keiko! People also think I'm adopted because I look nothing like my mother. Some people even assume she's taking her neighbour's kid to lunch. Love the outfit!

    :)

    Shoe
    thingsididmyself.blogspot.com

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  4. The skirt sets off the blazer n stripes nicely! Apparently lookin all coy n shhh is where it's at.

    ps - SO loving the bag!! I just finish a handmade one that sparkles too :)

    http://lipstickandlumber.com/business-in-the-front-party-in-the-back/

    Merry Xmas!!

    xo,
    raven

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  5. Oh wow! That's a wonderful skirt!

    Much <3,
    http://cupoffashion.blogspot.com/

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  6. Man I miss the Brooklyn flea goodies. :(

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  7. I am in love with that skirt! Is it available on Postlapsaria yet? Hahaha

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  8. FIVE generations? How amazing! Your natural beauty is impeccable, and you don't need to be blonde to be beautiful -- or swear to be sassy! :)

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  9. This is a very lovely outfit! I especially love the bag and the coat!

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  10. I love the poppy disco cross :)

    http://www.ohmydior.org/

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  11. you look lovely! i love that you borrow bobby's clothes, haha. and that poppy bag is gorgeous. merry christmas, keiko!

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  12. Hahaha, looking all cute and shi-- uh, shiznit. Seriously, I can see how that first picture says it all. Damn you, Keiko, and your cuteness. xD
    I like how that skirt seems to pop out against the neutrals, it makes for a very winter-friendly outfit.

    And a fantastic Merry Christmas and all that to you and everyone!

    Toast with Charmalade

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  13. loving that look, totally casual chic

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

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  14. lookng cute, love the skirt
    www.fashionablenotebook.blogspot.com

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  15. you look pretty x
    Merry christmas x
    www.thefashionmom.com

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  16. Cute outfit and lovely pictures!! :o)

    x

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  17. Love the outfit! Love the skirt!
    Have amazing holidays!

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  18. that skirt is super cute! love the design. merry xmas!!

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  19. Your skirt looks amazing! I love it!

    http://justreous.blogspot.com/

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  20. You do look very demure, and that Coach wrislet is so pretty!

    Your comments on how different you and your mom are and how people must think you're adopted made me laugh :)

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  21. That last pic is so funny haha!

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  22. Adorable last pic!! I just love your outfits and what you come up with! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas with family and friends and a happy new year!!!

    x0x0

    lifelittlesurprises.blogpost.com

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  23. Obviously this is my favourite outfit of yours. I l really like how you matched Bobby's shirt with the skirt. It looks awesome. (:

    http://breakfastatfruh.blogspot.com/

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  24. You are so cute. I love all of your outfits. Great style.

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  25. Black, white, grey, and blue...love! I'm also a sucker for striped shirts. Happy holidays!

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  26. i'm a quarter japanese, too. when i'm with the caucasian side of the family, i'm the only brunette, and i stick out like a sore thumb. when i'm with the asian side, my sister is the only white looking one and she stands out. funny how genetics works.

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  27. Keiko, I am totally totally in love with everything about this outfit. You look darling! Happy holidays!!

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  28. your posts are very nice, I wish you to have a Merry Christmas!!!

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  29. It gets kinda old to always see entries of photos of you or materialistic things. It seems pretty narcisistic.

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  30. to the anonymous poster above, uh you're right - but this is a fashion blog where people dress up and show off what they wear - duh!

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  31. Anon 1 - *whoosh* I think you're kind of missing the whole point of fashion blogs. This is her blog, she is entitled to post anything she wants. plus you don't have to read this blog if you have nothing else to do but criticize Keiko. We have a name for people like you, it's called Troll.

    -Shannon

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  32. Hi Keiko,

    I'm old reader that took a break form fashion blogs for about 4 months! But I just came back on yours and DAMN, your hair is LONGGG.

    I like it a lot. Can't wait for more posts :]

    Yasmeen

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  33. Merry Christmas to you lovely Keiko ;)

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  34. you are beautiful !!
    we love your blog !!!
    it's amazing and it permits us to be inspired !!!

    www.parisnousvousetlamode.blogspot.com

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  35. I absolutely love this outfit! I was wondering if you could possibly post how you style your hair here and here: http://www.keikolynn.com/2010/12/you-must-be-my-lucky-star.html

    Thank you and happy holidays :)

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  36. Oh, I love this outfit! I'm a big fan of darker color palettes and you look stunning in black. The touch of blue in your skirt is subtle enough to not offset the chic simplicity of it all, too. So inspiring!

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  37. aw haha it's the same for me in my family, I'm the only brunette (dyed blonde) in a family full of red heads.


    devorelebeaumonstre.com

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  38. ok this is going to sound weird, but i have TOTAL eyebrow envy of you! hpw do you get such beautiful and perfect eyebrows?

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  39. You look so cute!! loving the tights and the skirt combination
    <3
    http://reserveradefashion.blogspot.com

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  40. That's so cute how your version of swearing is "Goodness me!" In high school, I interviewed a woman from my school who did a bunch of humanitarian work, and in general, she was the sweetest lady in the world. During the interview, she accidentally slammed her hand against something. I expected a "crap" or some obscene swearing, but instead the most she gave me was, "double booooo." Reminds me of your "Goodness me!" :)

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  41. Hello Keiko, I just love your curls and I want to ask you how do you form it ?
    Lovely outfit! :)
    Aiste.

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  42. La Rizada: Thank you! I alternate between a brush and a brow pencil (I fill them in for more definition and then comb them into place) - or brow wax and setting powder.

    Michelle: Sometimes I get embarrassed that I don't swear. It's almost an OCD. I have sworn before; I can think of two occasions in particular. It took a lot out of me. It's so strange!

    Anonymous: Thank you! I have a tutorial here: http://www.emergingthoughts.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=389&Itemid=53

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  43. Ah fantastic!! What color of lipstick is this, I beg you to share that secret! I love it soo much.
    I'm pretty into lip color these days.

    ~Sarai

    the-puddle-jumpers.blogspot.com

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  44. stinnecbs@gmail.comApril 27, 2011 at 12:10 PM

    Oh but the skirt is not in your shop?! And I really do need a Merrylegs skirt..

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