Friday, January 7, 2011

Don't Let It Fade







Outfit Details:
Living Long Cardigan - courtesy of Threadsence
fringe dress - H&M
belt - thrifted
Steve Madden Caryssa pumps - originally from Nordstrom, graciously replaced by Steve Madden
Coach Devin bag - borrowed from my sis Amanda (just for the pictures - I'm lame), gift from Coach
vintage spoon ring - gift from my mom



Being back in New York is bittersweet as always. I'm happy to return to Bobby and the critters, who couldn't be happier to see me. Though I can't imagine living in South Florida anymore, leaving my family is always difficult. It's especially upsetting to leave the little ones - including the not so little one anymore, Tessa. Roxy still doesn't fully understand how far away New York is from South Florida, and why she can't spend the night at my house or have me over to babysit. And now with both Kim and Samara gone, I am a little lonely. It will be better once my stupid hand is completely healed (if you follow me on twitter, you might know I clumsily injured my hand shortly after Christmas) and I have all of my custom orders done. Then I can actually leave the apartment!

I didn't wear one at all in Florida but now I'm trying to keep a splint on as much as possible, at the behest of little Roxy Mae, who insisted I should keep it wrapped. The other day, I woke up to Roxy trying to fashion a cast out of balloons! I'm taking her advice because the better my hand starts to feel, the more I end up reinjuring it. I forget because I can move my fingers and the pain isn't so bad anymore, so I try to pick something up or close the car door and oops! I'm crying out in pain (and if Amanda is around, she's doubled over in laughter). It's not a big deal, just a nuisance since I need this hand to cut and sew. But it's easier to give up and have a pity party for myself when I'm all alone and typing with one hand, trying to use scissors as a lefty, sewing with a splint - and my sisters aren't there to laugh at my shortcomings and constant reinjury. Or to help me do my hair in the morning. Or open jars and lift things for me. Bobby works a lot and these gosh darn animals don't have thumbs! Perhaps if they were polydactyls like Puppy and Pinky, they might be able to help me out a little more.

In the meantime, I am getting better at my temporary one-handedness. It only took me a few days to type this out;)


102 comments:

  1. your dress, belt and shoes are soooo ethereal and beautiful sweetie!! :)

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  2. omg, you are so pretty ! love the dress, shoes, bag, everything, you look amazing x

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  3. beautiful dress, i love the sublte colours you used


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    XXX

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  4. This outfit is so cute, as usual. I love all of the off white tones together. And this purse is adorable as well! You have such a great collection of bags. I hope your hand starts feeling better asap!

    <3 Ashley

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  5. you look gorgeous in these photos!

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    lu

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  6. Diggin' the long tresses, lady! <3

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  7. this is such an awsome outfit! love it!
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  8. Eeep! I hope your hand feels better super soon. I adore your ring. You look stunning in these pictures; I love the lighting!

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  9. wow, the dress and the belt are stunning. I love your girly style, its so effortless and clean :)

    nesha,
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  10. wow, the dress and the belt are stunning. I love your girly style, its so effortless and clean :)

    nesha,
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  11. wow, the dress and the belt are stunning. I love your girly style, its so effortless and clean :)

    nesha,
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  12. Beautiful outfit! I love the pastely nude palette you've gone with, it's so lovely. Hope your hand gets better soon!

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  13. Love this nude outfit! Hope your hand gets better soon, it sounds like a right pain.

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  14. What have you done to your hand? I managed to injure my hand at New Years :( Not a good start to the year! Loving the nude BTW :)

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  15. Love the bag and the shoes!
    xoxo
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  16. You look absolutely stunning. I'm glad you had a good time while you were down. I hope your hand heals soon!!!

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  17. This might be one of my favorite looks that you've done. You're hair looks amazing! And I love that dress. Its fantastic. Seriously you look great. And I hope your hand heals quickly.

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  18. These pics areseriously awesome!!!
    xxx

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  19. Polydactyls, haha. You look so beautiful in that long cardigan paired with the fringe dress. So ethereal. And that spoon ring from your mom is so pretty.

    I hope your hand heals soon dear!

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    much love.

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  20. love the dress!

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  21. I love the neutrals and the different layers. One of your previous outfits inspired today's look for me. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  22. I hope your hand heals soon love! I know the feeling..its not nice. To make you feel better you look like an absolute babe in this outfit! I cant get over how good you look in seriously everything....you could wear a paper bag and look good! Hope you have a wonderful weekend back in NY. x

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  23. Yikes-- I broke my right wrist before, and I was left trying to learn how to be a one-handed gal, and a leftie at that! No fun.

    On the bright side, now you have an excuse to be late for anything. Just blame the hand. ;)

    And leaving Philadelphia (home) for Tennessee (living here) is always difficult, so I can empathize.

    Best wishes,
    Amber.

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  24. Absolutely beautiful! Neutrals look so great with your dark hair.

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  25. This outfit is perfect ! I really love it , especially your dress !

    And you , you're so pretty , your makeup is always perfect !

    Thank you for give me a good inspiration !

    ( Sorry for my english ! )

    Panamisienne
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  26. Very pretty outfit! I really love the color!

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  27. I love the color of this outfit.. you look awesome!! :D

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  28. Aw. I hope your hand starts to feel better. I rarely get injured so I can't say I can relate =X But I do occasionally try to write with my left hand. It's hard LOL That's all I got. Anyhoo, love this outfit!

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  29. Keiko, this is so darn pretty. I got to go to Fla. for my best friend's wedding a couple years ago, and seeing those pastel houses and palm trees makes me nostalgic for butterflies and geckoes. How lucky you are to have family there, and how lovely your family sounds!

    Sorry about your hand...Roxy is right though, give it time!

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  30. that ring is amazing. love these pics

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    xx

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  31. Is this post title a Junip lyric? If so, awesome! If not, still a great post.

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  32. I know I'm lane, but the spoon ring is my favorite!!

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  33. That ring is so amazing. I love the entire look but the ring is what got me. :)

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  34. Wow lovely post! Loving your look as always!
    x

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  35. you look so gorgeous in these photos! looooove the entire outfit. such a cool bag and a beautiful dress!!!

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  36. I think I am in love with your dress. It's very 1920s flapper-esque! This whole look is very angelic and sweet.

    -Cassie
    Back-to-School Giveaway!

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  37. such a pretty outfit, love the bag and your hair!

    happy weekend back in ny

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  38. You look stunning! I love the outfit. And your hair is getting so long!

    Hope your hand gets better soon :)

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  39. Aw, let's hang out more! Now with Alex back in California, I'm spending a lot more time alone.

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  40. I love how you worked all these neutrals together, especially in contrast with your bag.

    Christy of Dress Rehearsal

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  41. That bag is gorgeous!

    xoxo,

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  42. Aw Keiko you always look so ravishing in neutrals - you pull them off so fantastically. I also adore that bag.

    I hope your hand gets better soon dear! Until then though, take it easy!

    xo Robyn

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  43. Gorgeous dress. It looks perfect for Summer x

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  44. Get well! And if it helps - you look beautiful! :) And I'm loving your spoon ring :)

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  45. The entire nude look is so lovely because I don't think most people are daring enough to wear all nude. You paired everything so perfectly (your hair even goes with the bag and the entire attire).

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  46. you poor thing.
    Well, you look fab in this outfit as always. That sweater thing is magical

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  47. everything is perfect, n i luv ur hair!!

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  48. LOOOOOOOOOVE it :)

    Kiss
    minnja

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  49. keiko you are extremely beautiful! :D :D :D I absolutely love, love,love this dress.. hmmm your hair is beautiful too ;) (now I regret the fact that I've cut my hair, last week...)

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  50. Feel better! I can't imagine not having my right hand :(

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  51. These photos are gorgeous, you look lovely! I hope your hand heals soon :o(

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  52. Absolutely gorgeous! Such a soft, romantic look. Take care of yourself!! =)

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  53. Take care, Keiko! Sometimes pushing little injuries (not to belittle your pain!) ends up just making everything worse.

    That cardigan is gorgeous! Such a light, airy layer - perfect for warmer weather!

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  54. LOVE this outfit-- the ring is the perfect touch!

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  55. I am in LOVE with that sweater! The length, fabric, and the way that it falls is just perfect!

    I hope that your hand heals soon!

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  56. This outfit is absolutely gorgeous. I can't think of another person who looks as good in neutral tones!

    Hope your hand heals fast and well! :)

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  57. love the photos! you look amazing :)
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  58. I love your photos and outfits. I have a question for you though: how do you manage to look so perfect and put together while traveling? I am fine with my clothes at home, but packing makes me break out the easiest pieces, not the heels. How do you do it?

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  59. u always look so dreamy!! In the most high-fashion type of way. This long cardi back is the part that solidifies it.

    Feel better soon girl! and hope I can see you in February!!! xo, Kim www.eatsleepwear.com

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  60. You are so pretty!! I really love you put your hair like this instead of the bun and everything that you wear here is just perfect
    <3
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  61. Your outfit look so romantic! Your hair's great, too!

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  62. This is beautiful, and makes me desperately crave warmer weather! Bare legs! Sigh. Here's to speedy healing, doll!

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  63. so beautiful :)
    i love all the look!

    xoxo

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  64. Love the cardi and how you made such a fancy dress look so cool and casual :D

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  65. i love the neutrals in this look, very pretty

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  66. It's my first time on your blog and I love this look!


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  67. You look lovely as always, I think I'll have to buy this dress.

    I picked you as one of my best looking this week on my blog :)

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  68. That entire dress ensemble screams dainty. so dainty! it's great

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  69. I don't want to sound like I'm gushing, but your hair is literal perfection. The color, the texture, the length, the bangs. Everything. You're officially my hair idol now. Congratulations. ;)

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  70. I adore these colors on you! The softness really makes your brunette hair pop! Stunning!
    xoxo
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  71. Love the paleness of this outfit! I'm also in total love with your cardigan!

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  72. I adore these colours on you, they look so soft and lovely. Thats such a gorgeous dress too.
    I understand how you feel, I just had surgery on my right arm and have to do evvvverything left handed! It sucks!

    xJennaD
    www.smittenideology.blogspot.com

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  73. This outfit is so very pretty!

    Carmen Ri.

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  74. very ethereal looking! love it. |
    what happened to makeup mondays?

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  75. Love the neutrals such a romantic outfit!
    ~M
    Classy & Fabulous
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  76. What a gorgeous outfit- so chic and classic! Just came across your blog and now am a follower :) Your blog is really inspirational!

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  77. loving that super feminine look, absolutely gorge, amazing colour palette

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    x

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  78. Love the beautiful, flowing neutrals. And your ring is just darling.

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  79. You should take better care of your hands, they're so talented you don't want to damage them permanently :(

    That's a lovely outfit, you look like a fairy who is hiding her wings :)

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  80. completely, utterly, entirely - gorgeous!

    warmest regards,
    caitlin of wanderlustings

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  81. Hi,

    What camera and camera equipment do you use?

    Thanks

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  82. Gorgeous outfit! I hope your hand gets better soon!! <3

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  83. Love the dress! And this is a great way to wear it. I've got my eye on dresses and ways to wear them since I'm only on dress 6 of my 85 dress challenge.

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  84. LOVE the neutral colors, you look great!

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  85. Your hair is starting to look so majestic. Not that it didn't look nice before, in fact it's always looked lovely. But the length and waves are really beautiful in general and it looks great on you.

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  86. Love this outfit & your hair looks beautiful!

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  87. Abby: It's a Sunday's Best song. Really cute song from my college days;)

    Erin: It is really easy to wear heels in Florida, because we drive everywhere - and even in New York, I always carry flats in my bag just in case. As far as the clothes go, I usually pack a lot of lightweight layers so that I can mix everything up without adding too much bulk to my suitcase. Although, if you saw the way I pack you might disagree. I have a tendency to go overboard...though my suitcase is usually full of fabric and sewing supplies!

    Kaity: I got way behind on everything when my computer's hard drive crashed, and then the holidays came directly after. Then I hurt my hand and can barely hold a brush, so I'm just full of excuses, aren't I? I promise I will continue Makeup Mondays. I have just been a little overwhelmed and my blog has suffered as a result:/

    Anonymous: I use a Nikon D90 and a 50mm 1.8 lens

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  88. Thank you all for the lovely comments! I'm sorry I can't reply to each one; I'm typing everything out with one hand and though I'm getting better at typing like my mom (pecking at the keys with one finger), it still takes awhile.

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  89. beautiful!

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  90. This is such a lovely dress, and outfit. Such pretty gentle colours!

    I hope your hand gets better as quickly as possible!

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