Thursday, December 9, 2010

Pink Roses





Outfit Details:
Coach bag and jacket - courtesy of Coach
studded bustier - borrowed from Kim (she got it at H&M)
ruffled skirt (worn as a dress) - courtesy of Asian iCandy
DKNY Cozy - courtesy of DKNY (gift from the style off)
tights - Target
bow flats - Nine West (buy a half size down, they run a little big)
 

I felt like a runaway princess in this outfit, like I escaped the castle by way of my bad-boy boyfriend's motorcycle but didn't have time to change out of my princess dress and slippers. Except I hate motorcycles and if I lived in a castle, I would never ever leave. Still, I can't keep from twirling in skirts/dresses like this - and I'm pretty sure that's the sole job of a princess. In my head, a princess just twirls and twirls and maybe restlessly sleeps on a stack of mattresses with a pea underneath.

Serious matters of royal duties aside, I have been enjoying changing things up with sporadic bouts of longer hemlines and flat soles. I haven't abandoned my heels, but I've made an effort to be a little kinder to my feet (flats in my bag are my saving grace). After a long day of around the city in six (yes, six) inch heels, I stopped into Nine West and bought some much needed flats. Bonus: they have huge bows on the toes. Double bonus: they were super on sale at just under $22.

At that, the charade is over; I'm merely an ordinary girl. Who has ever heard of a bargain shopping princess?


49 comments:

  1. I love this! I was seriously just looking at that skirt today on Asian icandy!!! Cute flats!! I may have to check those out, my current pair of black flats are slowly dying.. :(

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  2. The skirt is amazing! I love your style! Please stop by my blog sometime...

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  3. i love the colour of your skirt!! It looks soooo fantastic!

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  4. wow, what a stunning outfit...and lovely setting too. This is one of the best outfit posts I have come across!

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  5. Love the flowy skirt! You can pull off all those layers really well!

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  6. i love the skirt! it's nice to see you "breaking out of the box" or whatever...too many fashion bloggers get in a rut and wear the same silhouette every. single. post.

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  7. You have awesome style Keiko and the body type to pull it all off!

    <3 Cookie Inc

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  8. Keiko, you look gorgeous in this outfit! I love the textures and colors, and that skirt is fabulous.

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  9. wow such beautiful photos! you are so photogenic keiko!:) I totally adore that skirt, pink, ruffles... its perfect and looks so lovely on you!:) you totally look ready to run away to your castle... hehe:)

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  10. Yay for bargain shopping princess! I am a huge high heel wearer too...and finally last week I settled on some suede and leopard print flats...I felt comfortable at last! :)

    I adore the mix of the edgy H&M bustier with that lovely ruffled skirt...so pretty!

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    much love.

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  11. I love your wit. You are quite charming :)

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  12. I love that bustier and that shade of pink. The bit about never leaving your castle made me think of the movie "Tangled" :)

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  13. Oh Keiko! This look is so beautiful on you! That skirt with the bustier is perfect.

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  14. Absolutely love the pink tiered skirt, so ladylike, and so fun, and a great contrast with the motorcycle jacket.

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  15. this skirt is just so adorable *.*

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  16. You're a rockstar princess.

    Literally.

    XX.
    Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.

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  17. Very cute and really nice put together :)

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  18. lovely lovely! i just bought the flat. so cute!

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  19. i so love that skirt. can i try that on hehe.. your so pretty. *envy*

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  20. wow.. just wow!!! perfect for head to toe!!! this is just the most amazing look!!! :D

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  21. That outfit is beautiful! I really love the skirt :) (And yes, I think that's totally what a princess does - twirls and sleeps on piles of mattresses with a pea underneath. They also sing and have a special animal friend!)

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  22. before I read any of the text, my first thought of these photos was "badass princess." That's pretty much how I would categorize your entire aesthetic. Great post, I loved the tone and imagery of that first paragraph.
    I have a pair of flats with bows and they feel just that extra little bit fancier than my regular flats.

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  23. wow you such a great lady..love your outfit here

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  24. fantastic dress you have here dear

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  25. Aren't you a bit cold dear?? lol. Or are you not anywhere near NYC at the moment? ;)

    The outfit is absolutely lovely as usual. Very "Modern bad-ass princess" indeed! Long skirts seem to be a great alternative to pants in chilly weather. Will definitely consider this for future outfits. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  26. so wonderful skirt!
    xx

    lesimple.sk

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  27. I just LOVE your blog! Read every day. It just seems so honest in every way. Oh yea, nice outfit, too.

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  28. Nice blog! I'll follow you! :)
    This is mine, Also you can follow me if you like it :)

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    Love,
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  29. Nice bustier...I'm not sure I'd give it back!

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  30. I have a skirt like that, and I also wear it like a dress, but I have never thought to pair it with something edgy. Thanks for the inspiration!
    P.S. Congratulations on the DKNY Style Off!

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  31. I love the skirt, you look so pretty :-)

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  32. This is soo pretty!!! :)

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  33. Lovely! I've seen on fb that you won the DKNY contest, congratulations!!!

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  34. That skirt looks like the sweetest icing on a barbie cake (that's all i wanted when i was young!) :) Love it!

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  35. interesting allright :)

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  36. this skirt is so adorable... love it.

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  37. That skirt is stunning! I am head over heels for it!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  38. I could see the princess thing or a bad ass balerina :)

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  39. That skirt is wonderful and I love it paired with the bustier. Tough and sweet together.

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  40. Loved your look. It's girly and tough at the same time.

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