Monday, February 14, 2011

Date Day, Date Night













For Valentines' Day, Bobby and I have teamed up with Hudson Jeans to give you a glimpse into our relationship and of course, our own personal style.


There's something to be said about Valentines' Day, even if it is just a manufactured holiday that boosts candy and greeting card sales: it gives Bobby and me an excuse to slow down, spend time together and maybe even go out on a real date. I was misleading you with that opening dismissal of the importance of this day, even though teenaged me - who made a statement in all black every February 14th - would be rolling her eyes right now at the mere discussion (but still enjoying all of the delicious candies). I love holidays and all of the themes that go with them - I eat that stuff up like no other - but most of the time, either Bobby is working or I am in Florida with family. We both have hectic work schedules, but we coordinate specific days or pockets of time to dedicate to one another. Valentines' Day, however, is a great excuse to spend an entire day enjoying each other's company - and Hudson Jeans made it even better by insisting that we style their jeans for a typical Bobby/Keiko date. Luckily for workaholic Bobby, I'm easy to please. Flowers are optional, gifts unnecessary, dinner reservations can be skipped for a home cooked meal (or even take out...because I don't cook). An ideal day for me is exactly as depicted here: Bobby, Miku, me. It's a low-key family affair.









That being said, I won't turn down a proper night out, if Miku wants to stay home and watch the kitties. For this particular night out, Bobby and I dined at one of our favorite restaurants. He likes to dress up but he's still a dude, so changing outfits throughout the course of one day is foreign to him. I kept the same jeans, makeup and necklaces but had to glitz it up a little bit with a sequin jacket, floral tights and a themed pair of shoes (I told you I love themes). A boyfriend, red lipstick and heart covered shoes...on Valentines' Day? Fifteen year old Keiko would be disgusted by this display of girlish nonsense. But hey, at least I'm still wearing black.

On Bobby:Langport Five Pocket Slim Straight - courtesy of Hudson Jeans
beanie - Target
flannel shirt - thrifted
boots - Timberland
jacket - H&M

On me (day):
May Five Pocket Skinny Jeans - courtesy of Hudson Jeans
top, sweater and scarf - Gap
little boys' blazer and belt - thrifted
Seychelles boots - courtesy of ModCloth

On me (night):
May Five Pocket Skinny Jeans - courtesy of Hudson Jeans
top - gift from my mom
BB Dakota sequin jacket - Fred Flare sample sale
tights and necklaces - courtesy of Accessorize
Jeffrey Campbell heart heels - courtesy of ModCloth
lipstick (day and night) - MAC Russian Red

On Miku:
cupcake sweater (under the jacket) - gift from my mom?
parka - Old Navy
shoes (they're a necessity with the salted sidewalks) - Target

Bobby and I have chosen four of our favorite pairs of jeans that are currently being featured in the For the Love of Denim boutique. If you love our picks, you can receive 25% off your own pair with this code: 4THELOVE25


In the spirit of Valentines' Day and spreading the love, we will also be choosing three lucky winners to receive two pairs of jeans - one for you and one for your significant other! All you have to do is submit an entry form at the Hudson Jeans website.

110 comments:

  1. so excited you updated twice! did you guys celebrate yesterday because you had plans today?

    <3

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  2. love your dog's outfit verry much ;)).

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  3. He should put a ring on it now, you are too cute!!!

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  4. I love both day and night! that blue blazer is rocking...and the heart pumps are "heartbreaking"...

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  5. i love the day and night looks. i can't believe the jeans look so different just based on the change of your top. absolutely gorgeous looks!

    i hope you two have a wonderful Valentine's Day. ♥

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  7. Steffy: These were actually taken before fashion week started. We are re-celebrating today - Bobby took off work and I am skipping today's shows:)

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  8. i love how your tights just pop through your jeans, a nice little touch to your outfit :) xx

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  9. Love your outfits! Especially loving those boots, been looking for an identical pair in black but not having much luck so far! :)

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  10. Firstly I am loving both of these outfits, but secondly? Your pup is so adorable in those little boots!

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  11. Both of these outfits are amazing, but I'm especially partial to those heart heels - how perfect are they for Valentine's? And your dog is just too cute for words. Hope you're having a wonderful Valentine's day!

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  12. oh my god, miku's shoes! cutest thing ever.
    and love your boots too!

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  13. Miku doesn't mind the booties? She is so adorable!

    Those jeans look great on you guys.

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  14. You have the best outfits and best pictures ever, I can't stop stareing. I'm so jealous that you're so beautiful. How do you manage such perfect make-ups every day?

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  15. i used to scoff at valentine's day myself. you know, the typical mindset: valentine's day is just some silly hallmark holiday where people are EXPECTED to do something simply because it is valentines day, and for no other reason.

    but then i thought, well it is more of an excuse and motivation to remind two busy ppl who are in love to try to spend some time together, and remember why they find the other so special, and have been celebrating the day for the past two years :3

    love your jacket here, and the stockings as well!

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  16. I love both, but I'd go with DAY outfit ...
    and I just can't believe how cute your dogie looks with those shoes :)

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  17. jajajaj, the dog its so cute, adorable!muaks

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  18. Those are the cutest mittens ever! xx

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  19. Both of these are so beautiful! I love the sequin jacket in the Night outfit! And WHERE did you get those panda gloves! I'm obsessed with those!

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  20. these pictures are just so lovely, adore your doggy too

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    x

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  21. I can't tell you how much I adore the tights underneath in your 'night' look! Such a fun add-on!! And the sequin jacket is fantastic! Looks like you guys had a lovely day!

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  22. hey pretty lady, just wanted to let you know your links on what bobby wore are a little funked up.
    "beanie - Target
    flannel shirt - thrifted
    boots - Timberland
    jacket - H&M"
    this all links to hudson jeans.

    Just thought you'd like to know ;)

    And duh, you look great in both outfits. or all 3 of you do.

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  23. adorable :) lucky that you guys can both take time off on v-day! i am stuck in the office (but got to have a lovely picnic on a golf course during lunch break :)

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  24. beautiful day and night images! you guys are such a gorgeous couple :) xo

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  25. Emily: thank you! I totally missed that, so thanks for pointing it out.

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  26. Think Twice Style: Bobby bought them for me a few years back...I think it was when I first moved to New York:) My friend Nelinda posted a link to them but I don't remember where they were from. If Bobby remembers, I will let you know!

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  27. Katie: Thank you very much! I just want to point out, however, that the "perfect" makeup is a little deceiving because I certainly touch it up before a camera is set to take pictures. Though primer helps it stay in place, I definitely have a lot of moments when my mascara is under my eyes, a filled brow is smeared, lipstick fades. It's just not documented as much.

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  28. Foofandfaff: The best ones usually come from the thrift store, I've found. Mainly because they're cheap.

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  29. About Miku's shoes: I have to post this video of her first time in shoes. She's good at walking in them now, but at first she looked like Bambi.

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  30. All so cute! I even love your dogs outfit too! I need to get my pup some of those booties!

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  31. a great blog!!
    No conocia tu blog y me ha gustado mucho!.. te sigo!
    Te invito a que te pases por el mio y si te gusta me sigas..
    http://ilmiopiccolocapricciobyfabiola.blogspot.com/
    Besos enormes

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  32. I love your day outfit- it's just the kind of thing I could see myself wearing!

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  33. I love both looks, absolutely gorgeous! And your make-up looks flawless, as always. I love seeing your doggy in your blog posts too, oh my goodness she looks adorable with her coat & booties. Happy V Day to you and Bobbie. xx veronika

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  34. Love the double outfits and meee-OW to your night look! Those tights are amazing - happy V-Day!

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  35. you look georgous both day and night

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  36. I adore the night outfit it's so beautiful I can't believe you dressed up jeans to look so amazing! Also, Miku's little sneakers are adorable, I tried to get my Morkie to wear little shoes and she wouldn't have it, so I envy your ability to conquer that obstacle! And alas, you two are one of the most beautiful couples. Happy Valentines :)

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  37. Aww Keiko I've loved watching you 2 grow up over the years (has it really been this long since LJ? wow.) so glad you guys are still together. Happy Vday! :)

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  38. You two are so adorable. I'm so glad you guys get to spend the day together and that it is low key. I love those mittens too...and Miku is so cute all bundled up. You look amazing in the all the sequins with the rosy lace stockings!

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    much love.

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  39. too cute, Miku looks amazing in her sneakers! I wish I could get my Oreo into cute clothes!

    those gold studded shoes are amazing as well.

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  40. I love outfit photos. It really does show a person's individual style. Including, the little pup is definitely a cute touch. The night look seems so without effort which I look for in my styles. But I do like the day look, I'm weak for blazers.

    I'm curious... are there any stretch in those jeans?

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  41. Really like the format of this post. Tiny dog shoes are awesome!

    K xx


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  42. I cannot get over those panda mittens, too cute! and I really liked the way you paired the floral tights with the heart pumps, lovely :)

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  43. lovely photos!

    check out &follow our blog!

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  44. Loved reading the post - my younger version would also be rolling eyes :) You look fab as always

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  45. wow. you guys are one sexy couple! You look incredible in both day and night versions and those jeans look amoz on you!!

    i gotta say miku wins best dressed with that furry parka and shoes. oh. my. god. hahaha

    xo
    i wander, i wonder

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  46. Your pup literally made me squeee! The shoes and the coat! SO CUTE.

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  47. your dog is beautiful!!

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  48. Very cute outfits! I've been actually thinking about resigning to wearing black every feb 14 from now on, so opposite of you I guess. even though I'm married valentines day never ever EVER works out for me.

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  49. You always perfect! Happy V'Day!

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  50. You two are deliciously the cutest couple I've ever seen. I wish you would have kissed him on the cheek and left that liptstick mark. :)

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  51. Miku looks so gorgeous! I adore the BB Dakota jacket as well :) Happiest Valentines Day to you!

    Grace x
    secretly styled.

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  52. I really like both of the outfits. The shoes in your second outfit are killer. Your dog is too cute in the sweater, and shoes.
    My Heart Blogged

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  53. I love all three of you guys' outfits!
    I also especially love your mittens in 'Day.'
    I'm in love with pandas and dogs.
    I have a panda hat, and I'm just missing mittens!
    Wow, I've got to find something like yours! :)

    Happy Valentine's Day!(:

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  54. so preciouss!!!!!! i hope you had a lovely valentines day =)

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  55. You and Bobby are beautiful, as usual. But I think we all know that the star of the show is Miku. The little coat and shoes are just TOO much ... so absolutely adorable!

    I also really, really love the jacket in your Night photo. Beautiful.

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  56. You always look so fierce! I love you and your bf's look! So laid back and classy! :) Happy Valentine's Day!
    --Ciara

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  57. have a fun valentine & update with more pics:)
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  58. Wow, love the boots on the day picture, and wow @ your dogs shoes, I never saw those kinda doggy shoes.
    I looove the night outfit, love the heart heels and loove the lace tights <3333

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  59. So cute =) I had a vday post with my boy too!
    Check it out...
    <3
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  60. I love these outfits, of course, as always, but what I really want to say is
    SHUT UP with Miko's shoes. I LOVE them. Also, love that Hudson sponsored both of you- and that his one outfit worked with both of yours.

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  61. a couple things...

    -you rock red lipstick like no other.
    -those jeffrey campbell shoes are to.die.for. i neeeed. badly.
    -you and bobby are super cute.

    happy valentines day!

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  62. You two are so cute! And you look beautiful - as usual. Happy Valentine's Day!
    Much love,
    B

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  63. You guys look both beautiful!

    And I think I really need to get my hands on Russian Red!

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  64. What a cute post =)

    You guys are adorable.

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  65. You look amazing. Following on bloglovin'

    x
    Michelle
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  66. You two are so cute!Happy Valentine's Day! S

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  67. I like the day outfit. Gorgeous gloves!!
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  68. Hi, I’ve just post on my blog an article with my favorite outfits for February, you’re in, if you don’t want I can deleted the picture and off course I’ve linked to your blog. Thanks Leah.

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  69. Great pics! Anyways I love the two outfits!!
    Love your style :-)
    xoxo
    Luna
    http://pinkrockandfashion.blogspot.com/

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  70. I love your day look! (And night look too, but if I had to pick..)
    I have the same coloring as you, very light skin, dark hair, I'm not Asian at all, but people always ask me if I am... anyway! I wear a lot of black, but that navyish cobaltish blue looks amazing on you! I need to keep my eyes peeled for more blue things! Good call!

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  71. Hi Keiko! First of all i wanna say u're stunning! :)
    I absolutely adore your hair especially your side swept bang! Do you cut it by yourself? I was wondering if u could explain that in a video coz we can't understand if it's a straight fringe or a leveled bang! Hope u reply!
    XOXO Rory

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  72. Both of these outfits are great! The blue shades of the day outfit look amazing against your skintone, and I love the sequin jacket from the date look.

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  73. TOO CUTE! I love the way your tights are peeking out under the jeans. You look gorgeous as always <3

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  74. You look gorgeous with Mac Russian Red :-)

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  75. I love both of these outfits! particularly the night one because I am a sucker for sequins. Love the tights peeking out too.

    I can't believe Miku wears the booties! i tried to put them on my puppy and she had a fit!

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  76. I have eventually figured out what i LOVE about your hair!.. I have been looking and wondering, twisting my head right and left but couldn't see or realise what is that cuteness about it.. And i have seen it now! That you manage to tie your hair in a way that it makes cute mickey mouse ears! And i mean it in the most positive way, really! ^_^ Love your blog! There are so many style blogs out there these days, but my opinion, you really manage to stand out :)

    Reda.

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  77. Lovely pink vest on that puppy! Such a cute puppy. I love how you have pictures of different outfits one can wear on a date! Very smart idea! I am sure it helps many people.

    Grande Jewelry
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  78. Gah I love your boots! You guys sure are a stylish couple!

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  79. the textures in the night look?! SO MUCH WIN.

    and your dog is so cute!

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  80. your gloves make me smile :) very lovely.

    Hope you'll pass my blog too ;)
    ModeKarussell

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  81. Aw, I love your mittens!! Looking adorable, as usual. And your pup is too cute -- so stylish! :) I got Lola (my dog) little booties and she totally can't walk in them. It is hilarious.

    Glad you had a nice Valentine's Day! It was good seeing you last week -- let me know if you are ever in San Francisco!! :)

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  82. Geez, even the dog dresses better than me :) I love all the great pictures.

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  83. Wolfpack Culture: It took Miku awhile to get used to the shoes. I have to find the video of her walking in them when she first got them. She looked like Bambi!

    Melissa: Long live LJ! I miss LJ's comment threads...not being able to reply directly is such a bummer.

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  84. the fancy teacup: thank you! I forgot to list the mittens, but I don't know where Bobby got them.

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  85. Define Lust: Yes, they have a little stretch to them! They fit rather nicely; I like that they don't flatten out my bum.

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  86. mssyllybee: At the dog park, people kept telling Miku how well dressed she was. She was eating it up!

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  87. Kitsune: I've learned to have low expectations, because any time I get my hopes up, things go awry! It's better to just go about things as if it's a normal day, because then the little things seem so much nicer:)

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  88. Leah: thank you so much! feel free to use any pictures you like:)

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  89. Ashley: Thank you! I don't wear a lot of black unless it's certain fabrics and textures...because my critters' hair shows so much! No matter how much I use a lint roller, it seems as though I have stray hairs sticking to me:(

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  90. Rory: I do cut my own bangs, but I wouldn't feel comfortable giving a tutorial because I'm not a professional and I really don't know what I'm doing. I'd hate to have someone follow my lead and cut their bangs and then hate me if it didn't come out right:(

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  91. anonymous: Thank you! Haha to the mickey mouse ears part - I totally see that:)

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  92. Laura: It was great spending a little time with you - I'm hoping to make it out to San Francisco soon!

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  93. You are killing me right now with the little booties on your little dog. I have always been a big dog person, but we have just recently adopted a little mini pin and he is just the sweetest thing. My little 5 yr old is already trying to dress him up. Her first request from me was to make our pup a crocheted hat with holes so his ears can stick out. So fun. Oh, and both your day and night outfits are so cute.

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  94. I am digging the lacy tights under your heels. I also love the second pose of you in your night outfit. The way you're smiling, err not smiling, you look (pardon my french)... Bitchin' - (and by that I mean bad ass and remarkably cool!) Love it!

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  95. You guys make such a cute couple! Love both of your outfits :).

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  96. OMG little dog booties! That is too much cute! hehe :D

    I love your lace up boots, too – and the snow looks beautiful too! x

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  97. Cute outfits ! your dog are so cute with his shoes ;) you look so lovely with your boyfriend ;)

    xx, Leah.

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  98. Hi Keiko, just wanted to take the time to say that I'm a huge fan (I've been a fan since the MAC livejournal community days). Your blog is really sweet and inspiring and real and I appreciate the time you put into it.

    I'm saying this all now because I had the chance to tell you in person but felt awkward/too star struck at the time (I was in Roosevelt Field tonight with a friend and walked past you and Bobby in front of Urban Outfitters)

    So now I'm being extra awkward and weird letting you know online that I saw you.. but I just thought I'd let you know haha.. okay bye.

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  99. I love these two outfits, you look really nice. Plus your dog is so cute!!!
    xx

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  100. OMG i love this entire story/post! You guys are so cute and so well dressed :)

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  101. Thamiris (Brazil)April 26, 2011 at 2:22 PM

    Você é extremamente linda, adorável, sem falar no belo casal que você e o Bobby formam. Parabéns

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