Outfit Details:Coach bag and jacket – courtesy of Coachstudded bustier – borrowed from Kim (she got it at H&M)ruffled skirt (worn as a dress) – courtesy of Asian iCandyDKNY Cozy – courtesy of DKNY (gift from the style off)tights – Targetbow 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?

  1. Mel says: December 9, 20109:19 pm

    I <3 the skirt!!!

  2. LuLu says: December 9, 20109:20 pm

    Wow, amazing skirt! =)


  3. Kirstin says: December 9, 20109:23 pm

    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.. :(

  4. Rachael says: December 9, 20109:26 pm

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


  5. C h i Q . 21 says: December 9, 20109:26 pm

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

  6. Fashion Limbo says: December 9, 20109:29 pm

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

  7. Dodo says: December 9, 20109:38 pm

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

  8. mitukatie says: December 9, 20109:40 pm

    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.

  9. Ori says: December 9, 20109:45 pm

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

    <3 Cookie Inc

  10. ❤Cate❤ says: December 9, 20109:58 pm

    Love that skirt! xoxo

  11. thegoodgirlgoneblog.com says: December 9, 201010:06 pm

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

  12. iheartdresses says: December 9, 201010:16 pm

    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:)

  13. Vicky says: December 9, 201010:17 pm

    Love your flats x

  14. The Fancy Teacup says: December 9, 201010:29 pm

    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!

    much love.

  15. Anonymous says: December 9, 201010:44 pm

    I love your wit. You are quite charming :)

  16. ShoesForDessert says: December 9, 201010:45 pm

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

  17. Lauren says: December 9, 201010:56 pm

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

  18. Danielle Nicole Handbags says: December 9, 201010:59 pm

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

  19. Kimmy says: December 9, 201011:03 pm

    this skirt is just so adorable *.*

  20. Mae Lu says: December 9, 201011:06 pm

    You're a rockstar princess.


    Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.

  21. Tasja says: December 9, 201011:12 pm

    Very cute and really nice put together :)

  22. meisha says: December 10, 201012:41 am

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

  23. Chiqui Francisco says: December 10, 201012:46 am

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

  24. libys11 says: December 10, 20101:37 am

    wow.. just wow!!! perfect for head to toe!!! this is just the most amazing look!!! 😀

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  25. Alexa says: December 10, 20102:05 am

    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!)

  26. Tiffany says: December 10, 20102:54 am

    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.

  27. A La Mode et Plus! says: December 10, 20102:57 am

    Love that skirt!

  28. finkalixius says: December 10, 20104:33 am

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

  29. istarblog says: December 10, 20104:34 am

    fantastic dress you have here dear

  30. Nancy says: December 10, 20106:36 am

    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!

  31. jj says: December 10, 20108:01 am

    so wonderful skirt!


  32. achmea says: December 10, 20101:05 pm

    Skirt is just gorgeous!!!

  33. I Don't Wear Jeans says: December 10, 20102:11 pm

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


  34. miestiloesmimundo says: December 10, 20102:22 pm

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  35. Victoria / Justice Pirate says: December 10, 20102:48 pm

    Very glamourous!!!

  36. Robin says: December 10, 20102:49 pm

    Nice bustier…I'm not sure I'd give it back!


  37. PaperAirplanes says: December 10, 20105:51 pm

    Perfect! Just Perfect :)

  38. Brittan-Morgan says: December 10, 20105:52 pm

    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!

  39. Mary Ann says: December 10, 20106:15 pm

    You look lovely!

  40. graphology says: December 10, 20106:59 pm

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

  41. Jay says: December 10, 20108:01 pm

    This is soo pretty!!! :)


  42. Flora says: December 10, 20108:03 pm

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

  43. Anushka says: December 10, 20108:38 pm

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


  44. marcella says: December 10, 20109:41 pm
  45. wardrobeexperience says: December 10, 20109:55 pm

    this skirt is so adorable… love it.


  46. Dylana Suarez says: December 11, 20105:58 am

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



  47. Iris says: December 11, 20101:37 pm

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

  48. Emma at Daily Clothes Fix says: December 16, 20108:45 pm

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

  49. Chandra says: December 17, 20104:50 am

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