Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Cabin Fever and Devious Kitties








Outfit Details:
vintage beret - from my mom's shop, Hourglass Consignment
lace button up - H&M sale rack
tulle skirt - Target kid's section, Christmas gift from my mom (same one I borrowed from Kim)
tights - Christmas gift from my mom
Seychelles boots - courtesy of ModCloth
distressed leopard print Gwen bag - courtesy of Melie Bianco
black drape cardigan - MNG Mango via JC Penney (from a gift card I won)
vintage cape - gift from my mom; she got it out of a dumpster


I fear I'm suffering from cabin fever at the moment; I have only left my immediate neighborhood twice since I returned from Florida and you're looking at one of them. I have had a lot of sewing to catch up on and with only one properly functioning hand, it takes about three times as long to complete a garment. As a righty, I find it extraordinarily difficult to cut, hand-stitch, pin or even write out mailing labels with my left hand. It's driving me crazy. Fortunately, Bobby has been assisting me whenever possible. Unfortunately, with his schedule and limited to no sewing knowledge, it's practically never possible. How inconsiderate of him to have his own career and no expertise in my own field. How rude.

I was hoping to have a moment away from the frustration yesterday, when I finally had a great excuse to get out of the house for Tory Burch's Pre-Fall presentation. Naturally, things went awry and I ended up staying home. The hot water wasn't and still isn't working (I can't function/look decent without a shower) and my keys were nowhere to be found. A few hours after I had already given up and resorted to watching a couple episodes of Hoarders and subsequently tidying up the apartment, I discovered them beneath my cat Vester. I don't know why I didn't think to look under him in the first place. He is a rather large cat.

Do you think he was trying to hold me hostage? Kitties can be such devious little creatures. I wouldn't put it past him to wreck the hot water heater, either. They do have a history of hating baths.



53 comments:

  1. So funny! I love that your kitty tricked you into staying home. Also, LOVE the bag and everytime you wear that cape I am tempted to go dumpster diving.

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  2. Love this outfit! That bag is super cute!
    xoxo
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  3. Awwww....I hope your hand gets better soon. I've tried doing stuff with my left hand (for fun and in case of such a situation) but I always give up after a few minutes. I'm a dedicated righty!

    Love the boots in these photos.

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  4. I love your cape and boots!
    I hope your hot water gets fixed, there is nothing worse than that!!


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  5. Amazing outfit as usual! Absolutely love that beret, it suits you so wonderfully.
    And cats are crafty little creatures, aren't they? x

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  6. I really like this outfit. And your legs look awesome.

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  7. Aww, he missed you and didn't want you to go. Although it was mean of him to hide the keys from you! You look great Keiko, I really love that cape.

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  8. that black dress is gorge, loving the bag too

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    x

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  9. This outfit is spot on Keiko, (as usual!). You look amazing! Your style is so inspiring!!!

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  10. awesome outfit! i absolutely love the photos of your sunken shoes in the snow!

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  11. Love the boots!

    I wondered if it was a widespread phenomenon to tidy up one's living space after/while watching "Hoarders." I know I can't watch it without straightening up.

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  12. I love this! It is just so perfect!

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  13. You look fantastic Keiko :D I really love the outfit. Did your hair grow that much??? WOW!!!

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  14. it's very possible the cat tampered with the hot water.. mine knows how to turn the sink water off & on when he wants a drink, ha. btw, SUCH a pretty cape. xx


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  15. Those shoes could complete any outfit! The ruffles and the tights are amazing- it's such a sweet style.

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  16. amazing!

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  17. Kittens are very conniving...hehe.

    I'm in love with that distressed leopard satchel, and that beautiful cape. Plus that skirt gift from your mom is darling!

    I hope you will be able to get out of the house more, and that your hand heals fast dear!

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    much love.

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  18. beautiful. loved how you paired the top with the skirt.

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  19. Hehe, that is ridiculously hilarious! Kitties can be very devious sometimes, but that's why that are so adorable. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your boots, I want to get myself a pair.

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  20. For having a hand under the weather, you (or Bobby?!) sure did a nice job with your hair. Isn't it fun when you haven't ironed it in awhile and you realize, "hey, I have long hair"! Yours seems to grow pretty quick! To a speedy recovery of your hand. I too have been in some pain, got a root canal (popcorn kernel, it can crack a tooth like that!) on christmas eve and haven't been feeling cured or all that great since. Soon enough we will be back to a comfortable place, promise :)

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  21. Your hair is so long now! Great outfit :) I especially love that mustard cape!

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  22. Love that bag!

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  23. You look perfect! I'd never thought of combining a cape, a tulle skirt and a beret, but it looks wonderful! And I enjoyed your story about the cat and that...but felt sorry for you at the same time. Cats can be so heartless! :)
    Love, Andrea
    http://doortopemberley.blogspot.com/

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  24. Stunning outfit! Bag envy! xxxx

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  25. What a gorgeous cape! I wish my mother went "dumpster diving" for me. :)

    Lily
    http://errors-of-lily.blogspot.com/

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  26. I think you look super cute in this outfit :)

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  27. hope your hand feels better soon so you're back to yourself!

    your hair has gotten so long all of a sudden! When it's straight it seems to grow! But flat ironing is such a hassle all the time, even though it looks so pretty

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  28. love the whole outfit keiko!

    hearts,
    Melai of Style and Soul

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  29. What a beautiful outfit - love it!
    Much love,
    B

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  30. lovely bag, lovely shoes, lovely cape, lovely dress... lovely outfit!

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  31. Really great boots and the fringed cape is amazing - can't believe it had been thrown away.

    The doll on fashion

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  32. Beautiful outfit
    love the cape and bag!

    x

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  33. LOVE that cape! Great score by mama!! Will definitely do my best to re-create this look as well...I have a similar colored shawl. Also..my pooches do whatever it takes to keep me home..it's great to be loved so much. =) Give your kitty a big hug!

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  34. You look great! The skirt is so nice! And black and camel is good.

    kiss xxx

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  35. Très jolie tenue. La cape est vraiment classe… :)

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  36. Those boots, that bag...your accessories are *perfect.*

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  37. I love every piece in this outfit!

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  38. i like your lace top x

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  39. That cape! Those boots! Divine! Your name caught my eye b/c I just finished reading Hotel on the Corner of Bitter and Sweet (one of the main characters is Keiko). In any case, you're adorable!

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  40. Hahah this post is so funny, I laughed out loud reading it!

    :)

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  41. Thanks for the comments, everyone!

    Amy: I am terrified of becoming a hoarder. Watching that show makes me want to get rid of everything I own.

    Estefania: It has grown quite a bit but it's also because I straightened it:)

    Angie: You win; to be honest I would rather have a broken hand (not the whole hand, just 5th metacarpal) than a root canal. I hate going to the dentist. Hate it. I hope you feel better soon!

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  42. Today I saw your blog first time. My conclusion is that you're very charming and I like your style too much. I'll follow immediately! Good work :)

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  43. You look amazing in that outfit ! Love that bag ;)

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  44. You are just too funny!! and I think it was gremlin in your house that took your keys and hid it under kitty, so they can blame it on him lol
    anyway loving your combination of outfit!! I thought it was a dress when I saw it

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  45. NO WAY your Mom found that cape in a dumpster! I thought this was a super expensive outfit. I guess I need to go dumpster searching now. Thanks for the tip Keiko's Mom!

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  46. that may be one of my fave of your outfits! you know you love your sassy kitty.

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