Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Maps, a Mountain Range, a Piggy Bank







My outfit details:
vintage jacket and heels - Beacon's Closet
dress - I made it
tights - Target
Makeup notes: Laura Mercier lipstick in Designer Beige, MAC bare study paintpot, dipdown fluidline and mulch e/s on eyes

Bobby's outfit details:
sweater - Cavi
jeans - 4 Stroke
new Matryoshka doll tattoo - by Ashley Love


As I mentioned before, Bobby and I haven't done a ton of decorating in our current apartment, since we are planning on eventually moving to a bigger space. We did our best to make it feel like a home, albeit a transitional one, which entailed displaying anything of sentimental or familial value. Our guest room is a hodgepodge of framed painting and pictures that were gathered from my mom's shop, along with some old trunks and flea market finds. Since I made our room aqua and white and the office a girlie ballerina pink, Bobby had free reign over the guest room. The bottom trunk is full of fabric I'm not currently using (usually season specific) and the top is full of linens. On the other side of the room is an old wooden wardrobe and stacks of vintage suitcases, and we'll soon have a giant cat condo to appease Kitty Boos, who is sorely missing the great heights of Kim's old bed. While Kim was staying with us, she had a full sized loft bed, which we have since disassembled and will probably replace with a tiny twin. Sorry, BooBear!

86 comments:

  1. Ohh you two are so cute!! I love the outfits on both of you!!

    Melanie's Randomness

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  2. You both looks super cute and stylish, that Matryoshka tattoo is so funky :)
    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

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  3. I adore that dress!! You look adoarble and I love the background.

    www.indcfashion.com

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  4. this dress is too cute for words...I can't believe you did it all by yourself : I am in a middle of a DIY fax-fur vest which requires no detailing at all and I am in hell...so the quality and the detail of that princessy dress leaves me voiceless

    Caro xxx

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  5. You guys are so adorable! Love both your outfits! But truly love his tats!!!

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  6. wow, I am blown away by your background, I am loving how you guys decorated the place! A perfect backdrop for your lovely outfit :o)

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  7. Keiko, this is adorable! I love all the rich browns paired with black and white. And that chartreuse room is lovely, and the suitcases are lovely, and its all pretty lovely, lets be honest!

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  8. I'm obsessed with those trunks!!
    They are gorgeous, Great finds!


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  9. Lovely photos and beautiful people!

    xo thefashionguitar

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  10. I have always loved trunks! I know a lady who has hundreds at least.

    Maybe I should borrow them for decorations at my wedding one day?

    http://winningfailure.blogspot.com

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  11. Your dress is really pretty ! And the trunks are beautiful, the room seems to be well decorated !

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  12. Love the jacket and it's so cool that you made that dress. Love your backdrop today.

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  13. beautifull photos, amazing dress, very well-done!

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  14. awesome wall color! Your outfits work so well with the ambiance of the photographs. Possibly a weird thing to comment, but I'm sticking to it. Love those vintage trunks, I have a couple mini vintage suitcases of my own that I use to store my winter hats and gloves. Because while I don't use them that often in LA, it feels prudent to hold onto them. You know, for ski trips and such. If I can ever scrounge that money together.

    haha.

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  15. cute dress!

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  16. You two look darling, adore the dress you made paired with those loafers. I like how Bobby decorated the guest room, very vintage and roadtrip-ish.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  17. I really like the atmosphere of these photos (and probably your guestroom has the same cozy feel), they instantly reminded me of this great photo of zelda fitzgerald : http://www.flickr.com/photos/snitfit/5302448194/ :)

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  18. truly envious of your boyfiend's tattoos, they are so full of colour.
    Lovely outfit post as usual :)

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  19. What a fantastic room, so much character. I love it! Adore the old trunks they are so photogenic.

    And your outfit is fantastic. A huge fan of the brown, cream, and black.

    How fun that you are featuring Bobby's outfit too! I just introduced his blog "this fellow" to my hubs, who is now following.

    xx veronika

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  20. I seriously need to get me some old trunks to store my stuff!! you two are too cute
    <3
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  21. that corner looks amazing!!! this is how your transational flat looks like??? Cannot wait for you to move and show us your new home! :D
    xxx

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  22. An adorable look! I'm not usually a huge fan of brown tones (for myself), but all the shades in this outfit are so rich and yummy.

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  23. i like your blazer! so pretty!
    :)

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  24. I LOVE that room. The old trunks are great.

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  25. You always have such a soft, romantic look about you and your home also reflects that. I thought you was at an antique store! Truly beautiful! Adorable couple too! =) Oh...and fab work on the dress..wow!!

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  26. you look really really pretty, that dress you made is so adorable , i am so jealous and it match so good with that blazer and shoes x

    www.thefashionmom.com

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  27. Love the vintage trunks!

    http://jannsboutique.blogspot.com/

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  28. I'm loving your indoor shoots! You look beautiful. And whether or not you two planned to invest much time in decorating, your place looks absolutely lovely.

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  29. Love that dress good work! Those trunks are a great find...
    xx

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  30. What a cute room! I love it.

    Thanks so much for your sweet e-mail. How thoughtful of you to wait on the ad until you posted something new!

    You're so great Keiko :)

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  31. absolutely adore your dress!!
    and your boy is a cutie :]]

    Charlotte xx

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  32. Awwww very lovely post!

    I personally ADORE vintage lugged so i'm enjoying your photos!

    ~M
    Classy & Fabulous
    http://monichika2.wordpress.com

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  33. You made that dress yourself? Omg! I love it!

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  34. That outfit is just beyond cute! Love the jacket and the dress... adorable! xo

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  35. You look so amazing and I adore your dress!

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

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  36. Your coat is insanely beautiful and I love the big trunks! I have a blue leather one at the end of my bed and it's my favorite thing!

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  37. Yay, my favorite thing--an outfit made up of all different neutrals! I love the dress!!!

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  38. You two are adorable! I love those trunks too! I have been looking for a steamer trunk for my apartment. Just a little jealous of these fabulous ones.

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  39. Those shoes were the first thing that caught my eye in this photo. Then the jacket, and then the marvelous trunks :)

    But seriously, the shoes...

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  40. This is beautiful! That jacket is EXACTLY like the one that I have been looking for.

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  41. can i just tell you, i am so in love with your dress! i can't believe you made it! wanna make me one? haha jk. you both look so good. you always do!

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  42. Linda from San DiegoJanuary 18, 2011 at 9:26 PM

    Love your dress. You're beautiful as always. Ever consider putting your designs on Etsy?

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  43. I cannot stress how much I love this outfit. I think this might be one of my favorites in your blog history :X A bold claim, but true!

    I love tailored coats and blazers, dainty dresses and polished heels (Sigh)

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  44. i love this outfit Keyko.. you look great in brown. Pls wear brown more often :)
    And i like bobby's outfit too. If only my hubs can dress like him ^o^


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  45. This is your HOME?! It looks incredible! And I love the dress and jacket combination - the colours are perfect together and I like how the trim on each complements each other. Lovely :)

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  46. I love your hair in this post and the dress is so cute.

    The doll on fashion

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  47. What a beautifully styled room! And couple, of course. I'm a new follower and haven't seen pictures of you two together yet, but I can already tell you make a cute couple!

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  48. You guys are the cutest!!
    Love the handmade dress!!!

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  49. I've found yor blog on lokkbook and I love it!
    maybe we can follow each other..

    www.nobodyknowsmarc.blogspot.com

    PS: I've just added a bunch of Vintage stuff in my SHOP..
    www.nobodyknowsmarcshop.blogspot.com

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  50. Love the tattoo! And the room, and your dress! You're always so modest about your home, and then you show us something wonderful like this. The print in the very last photo has captured my fancy; would you mind sharing the source, please?

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  51. u r sooooo pretty!!
    this is my favorite make-up from your blog!!

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  52. that look is just so chic, loved the colour palette, gorgeous photos too

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

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  53. You and your smile are so pretty!
    Love your boyfriend's tattoo... Matryoshka power!

    Lux

    http://luxbeaupre.blogspot.com/

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  54. You two look fantastic, great outfits :-)

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  55. You should make more of that dress and sell them!

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  56. I have nominated you!!
    please ck for more info:

    http://marybelle-belle.blogspot.com/2011/01/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  57. Ahh you always have the cutest jackets Keiko! <3

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  58. you always look so adorable!! love this outfit and the design of this room :) also i am in love with the bf's new tattoo xo

    http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

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  59. Love the Matryoska tattoo and I'm envious of both your dress and your trunks. You always look like a model in your shoots, even if your little sisters are taking your shots.

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  60. wow these photos are fantastic!! and you both look GREAT!!

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  61. great outfits - both of you. i love your coat and dress and his sweater. great! (:

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  62. Both of you looks cute. Love the way you dress, its so stylish.

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  63. What is the glove that you're wearing? I love your dress and can't believe you made it!!

    -Sabrina

    sabrinamalla.blogspot.com

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  64. Love Your Outfit!!!

    WWW.RENEBRAUN.COM

    You are welcome to visit my blog too :)) Kisses!

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  65. really loving all these neutral tones. and LOVE the trunks!! All the warm colors makes it feel so cozy and homeyyyy. xo, Kim www.eatsleepwear.com

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  66. This outfit is perfect from head to toe. So amazing that you made that dress yourself! You two are so cute.

    xo sarina

    http://junesvery.blogspot.com

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  67. Love these photos! Great job on your dress, it's very lovely. I'm a newbie at sewing and usually in awe of people who rock at it.

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  68. Cute pictures! This is one my favorites. LOVE that blazer and your dress is really pretty.

    That sweater seems like it was made for Bobby.

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  69. love the outfits! love the photos!

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  70. Love those trunks! I'm drooling over here. I sooo want one to put bags and purses in. :)

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  71. Sabrina - it's a splint. I fractured a metacarpal in my hand a few weeks ago:/

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  72. Yikes! That sounds terrible! Get well soon!

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  73. What a wonderful outfit ! I love the atmosphere around you...a bit vintage !

    I'm fond of this dress, i'd like to find the same one in France, i'm jealous ^^, the chocolate jacket is a good match...
    and your pictures are so artistic !

    It's a real pleasure to read you,
    xx Mélanie

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  74. I'm really feeling those collars/necklines together. It can be tricky to mix two things with piping, but I'm guessing you did it effortlessly. Sorry about your hand! I've done that three times... Again, not very coordinated.

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  75. I love the room! Also, Bobby's babushka is adorable.

    http://bearsandbars.blogspot.com/

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