Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Butterflies








Outfit Details:
Tennessee Dress - courtesy of Spotted Moth
grey sweater coat - courtesy of LuLu*s
HUE tights - Nordstrom Rack
Calvin Klein heels - Beacon's Closet
navy scarf - Gap

(I also wore shorts underneath this little number; it's not polite to flash people while getting in and out of cabs.)
 

Tomorrow is the IFB Evolving Influence Conference! If you aren't able to attend, you can watch a livestream here. I have to admit I have butterflies in my stomach just thinking about speaking in front of such a large audience. I also have no idea what I'm wearing; it will be a surprise to us all. I never plan out my outfits, which is probably why I'm always running late. On that note, perhaps I should get my act together and be a little productive before the rest of this week consumes my life.



153 comments:

  1. I'm so used to seeing your hair up in a bun that I forget how long it really is! It looks great straightened!

    Good luck tomorrow. I'm sure you'll be great! xo

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  2. Have fun speaking at the IFB conference, I know you'll do great!

    You look terrific, I just love those shoes!

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  3. Your hair is so Priscilla Presley lovely! Your bangs are so sweet!

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  4. Jeez, your hair looks great down. Seriously.

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  5. I can't wait to hear everyone speak. I love the outfit.
    My Heart Blogged

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  6. yowza! you're gonna get a ton of these, but I have to say - your hair looks faaaabulous! stunning.. please let's see more of do's like this!

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  7. Bawww :P Don't worry! You'll do great! I'm looking forward to watch it from the coziness of my dorm room bed :P

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  8. Cute outfit....good luck at the conference....I'm sure you will be great!

    jen
    http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

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  9. What a beautiful shoot. Your hair does look fabulous like that..is that the new cut? I love your style and although Im probably old enough to maybe be your mama or much older sister but you have inspired me to get back to the pre-baby me that loved fashion. I purchased a small arsenal from Kensie and plan on shooting some outfits while on my romantic getaway weekend with my husband. Thank you for sharing and inspiring me Keiko!

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  10. Your hair looks beautiful!! Love it straight like this! Good luck tomorrow, lovely! I'm sure you will do amazing! Going to try to tune in to the livestream!

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  11. Whoa. I know it's been said before, but your hair looks amazing here! Perfect balance of straightness and volume...jealous! I'm trying to grow my hair out to that length but it's taking forever, so for now I have to be content with just the bangs.
    All the best for the conference!

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  12. your hair looks amazing. weird question, but where does one find little perfect shorts for under really short dresses? I've been looking for one, but they have all been too bulky or clingy. Help please and good luck tomorrow.

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  13. good luck tomorrow! i'm sure you'll do great!

    p.s. your hair is SO LONG!!! looks lovely

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  14. ok thats it! I am getting a fringe! you convinced me!
    ♥ amber

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  15. ok...it's just not fair that someone can have such beautiful skin and hair! love the shoes. i am a new follower on bloglovin' ~ xo

    the stylish housewife

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  16. i barely recognized you with your hair down. it looks amazing! AMAZING!

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  17. WOAH. Love that dress and your hair is amazing.

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  18. GOOD LUCK, KEIKO!!!!! Send work my way when you get a chance!!!!

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  19. Keiko, you will do great at the conference! You are such an inspiration to me and to so many others as well.!

    Your hair looks stunning! Looks like you got a haircut? Bang trim? And the blowout. A-ma-zing! I seriously could not stop looking at these pictures.

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  20. I'm terrible at lurking on other's blogs and never commenting. But I wanted to say that your hair looks rather magnificent in these photos. so jealous!

    xo,
    Sunshine Monica
    inkbrewblog.blogspot.com

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  21. LOVE your new hair! It's adorable! :)

    Cassandra

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  22. I don't think I remember ever seeing your hair down, but it looks lovely!

    You will do fabulously at the conference, I'm sure. I will have to check it out via livestream!

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  23. stunning! that dress is so cute and your color combinations are spot on.

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  24. Aww!! I'm so jealous! I wanted to go to the IFB conference soooo badly!! :'(

    ~ Katie
    http://www.beautifully-pure.com

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  25. your hair looks incredible - love that dress too!

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  26. Your hair is straight ! Love it !

    I'm sure you'll do great at the conference! Wish I could attend but I have school the next day. I will be tuning in online though! Have fun!

    Tamaraxo

    tmaraxo.blogspot.com

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  27. P.S Your hair looks awesome straight! You look so different! But so cute! <3

    ~ Katie

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  28. just so you know, you have the most perfect bangs/fringe I have ever seen. Good luck tomorrow!

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  29. Oh my gosh, you hair is so gorgeous! Good luck tomorrow!

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  30. You should wear your hair down more often! So 1960s. Love love love.

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  31. Well you look fab. Don't be nervous, you're going to be amazing tomorrow.

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  32. Your hair looks fantastic! The cape is so darling too. Your flashing statement made me laugh. You will do great at the conference Keiko!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  33. I love the drapery from that coat. Great overallstyling.

    Jose C.
    xx

    http://myvisualpleasures.blogspot.com

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  34. Wow! I am so loving the hair and the layered outfit. You are so incredibly stunning and you provide endless inspiration. Too bad gorgeous dark straight locks and bangs aren't in the cards for me, but I can look at yours!

    And you'll do fabulous tomorrow! :) I'll be listening in from my desk at work! Good luck and have fun!

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  35. Wow your hair looks so pretty this way! Seriously you should let it down a lot more often. Good luck with your speech. Just like how you don't plan your outfits, don't think about the conference a lot either because I'm sure the end result will be awesome.

    <3 Ori from oriolaninon.blogspot.com

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  36. The bun is really pretty and dignified...I love it. But I'm also loving your hair like this! The outfit is great, it intrigues me.

    Good luck at the conference!! You'll probably get comfortable fast up there. There's just that initial "I'm really doing this" and sizing everything up moment.

    (Total aside but the word I have to verify in order to post this is "sworked." ...That should actually be a word).

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  37. That first picture especially- oh my. Incredibly lovely :) Your outfit looks wonderfully put together, and I especially love your fun shoes!

    Good luck at the conference!

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  38. Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous! Your hair looks amazing!

    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  39. Can you share the kind of lipstick you're wearing in this?!

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  40. Gorgeous dress!!

    x Emma (stylerituals.blogspot.com)

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  41. I love this outfit, and the hair looks soo great :)

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  42. your hair looks SO pretty here. good luck tomorrow! :) x

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  43. Your hair looks stunning out! Good luck for tomorrow xx

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  44. keiko, you look like the brunette taylor swift :-)

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  45. You are so beautiful, inspiring and amazing. You're the type of girl every one of us would look up to; a classic beauty. You look great here!

    P.S. Every time I do my hair, makeup or pick an outfit, I somehow manage to incorporate your style now. Thanks for the inspiration!

    Keep it up!!!

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  46. You're inspiring me to get those 60's french girl bangs! PS. what lipstick are you wearing? j'adore.

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  47. Your hair is beautiful down! I lovee that dress =)

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  49. If you haven't already, please please please do a post on how you get so much height in your hair and those gorgeous bangs. I want it so badly! ♥

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  50. You are the foxiest fox. Mayjah babe!

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  51. Love your hair and smile!


    x
    Michelle
    www.michellesstylefile.blogspot.com

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  52. I love how your hair looks! I wish I had hair like yours, haha. :D I love your sweater coat as well. :)

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  53. Absolutely gorgeous Keiko and absolutely gorgeous grey coat, oh my god! :o I tried to find that in their store but failed, I'm so sad :(
    And I don't know if they ship to Finland either.

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  54. Perfect look! Simple and Beautiful :)

    www.tendreetcoquette.blogspot.com

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  55. Omg! you look gorgeous with your hair down. You should do it more often.

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  56. you look super great!!love your look!

    www.mysavageside.blogspot.com

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  57. oh wow your hair is so long already? looks so pretty. great with the straight bangs and black lineliner!

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  58. Hey Keiko, I'm from Indonesia. You look absolutely amazing and inspiring. Love your-updo-style, but I gotta say I love this one more <3

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  59. bangs look so so so great on you !
    -P.
    bowtiediary.blogspot.com

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  60. First off, NEW FOLLOWER, 2nd, your soo pretty!
    I love your outfit!
    Love the sweater coat <33

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  61. you are beautiful. love this outfit too, its effortless but you look great in it! x

    fashionsyourfriend.blogspot.com

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  62. I love your hair like that! My hair is just as long and I keep getting the urge to cut it off, but try not to.
    Also, where do you get shorts that are short enough to not be seen under the dress, but cover enough just in case?

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  63. ahh you look gorgeous with your hair down, it's got soo long! love how you layer your clothes xx

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  64. What a fantastic look!!
    Can I ask what lipstick you are wearing here?

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  65. you look amazing,

    http://timeless-is-more.blogspot.com/

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  66. Good luck, I love your hair and your jacket it looks very warm xoxo

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  67. Good Luck at the conference:)I'm in love with the coat, it drapes beautifully.

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  68. Absolutely love your hair and dress!
    And good luck with your speech today! Hopefully I will be able to watch the live stream!

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  69. I LOVE your hair, it is absolutely beautiful! And so is that grey sweater coat. I must get one.

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  70. I'm aware that everyone has already told you, but your hair looks amazing! ;)

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  71. Wow...you look like a 60's vixen with that hair! So pretty Keiko :)

    Good luck at the conference!

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  72. I love the strait locks! And the whole look is cute!
    Much love,
    B

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  73. Good luck speaking, I will be thinking about you!!!!

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  74. Dear God your hair is fantastic! Knock 'em dead at the conference!

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  75. The long, sleek hair looks *fabulous.*

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  76. Okay question about your bangs. I want to get bangs but I'm worried about the maintenance. Also, I don't want to be stuck with front bangs every single day. I like how you can do a side swept look with yours. What in the world do you tell your hair dresser?! I love your bangs!

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  77. your hair is so gorgeous down! I got so used to seeing it in a bun :)

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  78. i'm really digging this outfit. i love your usual super feminine getups but i love that color tunic with black tights + black shoes. love.

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  79. OMG I am the EXACT same way!!! I'm always late because I spend so bloody long trying to decide on an outfit! I don't know if you agree, but I can't make outfits in advance, it has to be on the spot styling!
    Anyways, your hair looks amazing straight and down. Don't worry about speaking at the IFB conference, you're going to rock it xoxo

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  80. How come my bangs don't look as perfect and fabulous as yours? :( Loving your hair and your style. by the way.

    xoxo,
    melrod

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  81. Cute outfit !
    Good luck tomorrow !
    Julia

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  82. You're really beautiful !! love the cardigan and your soft make-up :)

    http://www.theupperfashion.com
    http://www.theupperfashion.com

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  83. wow you look so gorgeous in these photos! I love your hair straightened like that and cute and chic outfit too:D

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  84. You are so beautiful! And I love your style XxX...

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  85. Amazing! Love the sweater coat, it's exactly what I'm looking for. Love your outfit posts especially since I can relate to the cold weather posts. Check back soon.

    Till next time,
    Lewis

    www.lewisembarks.com

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  86. your hair really looks amazing!

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  87. I agree with all the other comments. Your hair is so beautiful, it was strange to open up the page and see your hair down! I love long hair, I'm hoping to grow mine this long.

    Emma xx

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  88. Congratulations! I would like to award you with The Versatile Blogger Award. It’s always a pleasure to visit your blog! http://glamournme.blogspot.com/2011/02/versatile-blogger-award.html

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  89. You look gorgeous!!

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

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  90. beautiful as always! and as nearly everyone else stated, your hair looks absolutely stunning!

    Christine
    http://iheartautumngrace.blogspot.com/

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  91. Great blog and pics:)

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    kisses

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  92. i hadn't realize how long your hair was !! georgous !

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  93. gorgeous.. as usual!! :)

    xx Melody

    http://onedayinapril.wordpress.com

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  94. LOVE the simplicity of this outfit!!!
    && your hair, looks FAB

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  95. STUNNING! Adore your hair and outfit:) Those shoes are super chic!

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  96. i love the new hairstyle! and the bangs match ur face!! is ur hair naturally straight?...
    love the outfit! always look good and cute:)

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  97. you look GREAT. seriously, you're beautiful

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  98. 'it's not polite to flash people while getting in and out of cabs'

    Maybe where you come from...

    (Pretty dress, also)

    K xx



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  99. I love your bangs! So adorable, and I almost bought that dress. I think you'll do great!

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  100. I really love the colours and composition of this outfit. very nice!

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  101. love the shoes and the ease of this outfit!!!

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  102. You look stunning with your hair straightened like this. I didn't think it was possible for you to get much more beautiful but alas you have exceeded my expectations! ;)

    http://wolfpackculture.blogspot.com/

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  103. Youre so gorgeous! And that dress is lovely.

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  104. Like everyone has said already, LOVE LOVE LOVE your hair like this!!! Lovely outfit as well! (:

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  105. i just adore the way you always are so color-harmonious!

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  106. You are so gorgeous! These pictures are striking. I am obsessed with this outfit and your hair is killin' me!!

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  107. I love your hair like this! It looks very of-the-moment and like something straight out of a magazine! Oh, and that sweater coat looks really warm - the perfect piece to brave this never-ending winter in.

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  108. ah! your hair looks soo nice and thick. did you get it cut? your smiles always look so genuine! i always feel really weird self timing myself, don't you get such funny looks??
    <3

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  109. I love your new hair and bangs! Your outfit and colors are lovely.
    xoxo
    http://www.around-the-hourglass.blogspot.com

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  110. I just looked through MONTHS of your style blog, (I just discovered your blog today.) and you are one of the most STYLISH ladies I've EVER seen! I adore ALL of your outfits! You actually gave me inspiration to wear some of my clothes in different ways! And you are so so gorgeous. Cheers to you, lady! I will definitely keep reading! <3

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  111. Don't be nervous, you'll do great! Can't wait to see what you'll wear :)

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  112. You were great at the conference! I really enjoyed you're panel. Thanks for being brave so the rest of us could learn a few things from you.

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  113. Love your blog! Im a new subscriber :)

    lifeisarunway03.blogspot.com

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  114. You look so beautiful with your hair straight!

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  115. Your hair just looks wow you should do it like mired often it looks very sexy lol

    Www.justrroosh.com

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  116. lovely outfit !
    love your hair too as all others:)
    http://armcandyforyou.blogspot.com

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  117. Wow I love your hair so much in this post - the fringe (bangs) is perfect! Also love the whole outfit, too!
    Mel

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  118. loooove your hair like that! beautiful as always :)


    xoxo Rach
    lonerandrebel.wordpress.com

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  119. wow! this outfit is sooo beautiful!

    xoxo,
    María ♥

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  120. Beautiful girl! You have amazing hair. I hope the conference went well.

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  121. I never got a chance to properly introduce myself at IFB - you were great on the panel!

    ♥ Kristina, Pretty Shiny Sparkly

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  122. I hope you had a good time at IFB.
    I absolutely adore your hair ♥

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  123. I'm gonna chime in with like the 150th comment about how I love your hair like this. I like the updos a lot, too, maybe a lot because I'm jealous because I don't do them well. But I'm a big fan of long, straight hair with statement bangs--and it really suits you.

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  124. Your hair looks gorgeous! Why do you always wear it up in a bun? I know it's so easy to do, but I really love your hair that straight! Awesome look!

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  125. that hair style is just divine on you! And that sweater coat is the best of both worlds and looks so comfy and warm yet so so chic! great look girl

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  126. Hi Keiko! I'm a teenager and I love reading your blog. I think you are so ethnically beautiful, and the fact that you just pick your outfits on the spot is even more awesome. I get outfit inspiration from you!

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  127. i love your blog!!!!
    i follow you!!
    This is my blog: www.thesinuouselegance.com
    What do you think about??

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  128. i really enjoyed hearing you speak at IFB! you said so many smart and wonderful things. i love your outfit in this post. i'm so excited to now know your blog!!


    Kristy Eléna - Full Time Fabulous
    Vogue Gone Rogue
    Twitter: @kristyelena

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  129. Wow...you look stunning! Great outfit too.

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  130. woww, perfect dressing for the winter season. I just love your gresy coat, as it is quite different in styling from the other varieties. Very nice and interesting sharing. Thanks dear

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  131. Keiko, I absolutely love your blog and read it everyday. You are beautiful and have impeccable taste in clothes. Happy Valentine's Day to you, Bobby, Miku and the kitties!

    Do drop by my Indian girl blog if you get the chance. It would really make my day!

    Love, Anushka
    http://www.bombaybubble.com/

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  132. Hello Keiko, you always look so gorgeous. I do love your hair and wondered how you managed to get your fringe to look so good. I have been a fringe fiend on and off for years. I am recently back 'on' and I cannot style it to save my life. Any tips?

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  133. Your hair, this way, wahouuuuu ! You look very gorgeous ! It's sexy but not too much with this baby dress. I love the "balance" of your style, just perfect !

    Noisette - www.espiegles.com

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  134. I like the pattern of your dress!

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  135. i love this post, you look stunning!

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