Tuesday, March 8, 2011

When you're wound up so, so tight








Outfit Details:
blazer - H&M
Autumn Ambiance dress and Seychelles Platinum boots - courtesy of ModCloth
Woodstock bag - R&Em
Hue tights - Nordstrom Rack
lipstick - MAC pro longwear lipcreme in Unlimited with Julie Hewett Biba over that (to mute it a little bit)


Whenever I take pictures inside my apartment, Miku appears. She's practically glued to my side anyway, but she can't resist a photo opportunity. She can be in the other room, asleep and having tiny puppy dreams of running through a meadow, but as soon as she hears the camera - magic! There's Miku.

On this particular day, I woke with a sunny disposition that turned absolutely tempestuous by midday. I spent the afternoon and evening in dire need of throwing stuff and screaming, but by the time I got home, it subsided. The second I opened the door, Miku was there, dancing and wagging her little tail, spinning like a ballerina. There is no better cure to a horrible day than a happy, loving puppy. Except, maybe this. The dishes are done, man.







103 comments:

  1. Lovely outfit. Your pup is too cute! I'd want to be in pics too if I was that cute and furry :-)

    Confessions of a Purse-a-holic

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  2. What a cutie! What kind of dog is she?
    <3 leigh

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  3. lovely outfit
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  4. You look amazing! You always do..!! not fair! lol ;)

    Melody

    http://onedayinapril.wordpress.com

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  5. SUCH a gorgeous outfit. I love the light colour of that blazer - it goes so well with your skin tone. And Miku is adorable! x

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  6. I have the same H&M blazer and was looking for a new way to style it. Love the colours your paired it with, I'm sure I have a dress in similar colours. Thanks for the outfit inspiration! And Miku is adorbale, so glad she is there to cheer you up :)

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  7. i've been OBSESSED over your lipstick. can't wait till i haul myself over to NY and visit that mac pro store...

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  8. you look beautiful, Keiko! And I completely agree about the dog! You can be in the shittiest of moods and then you see your pup wagging their little tail to make you happy.

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  9. I love your blazer, it's so pretty with that dress! :)

    Check out my blog: Principessa Gabriella

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  10. I love, love, love the colors in this outfit. Also, Miku is so adorable! So photogenic, :)

    - Caroline (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  11. my hubz and i have a miniature schnauzer and I totally feel the same way!!

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  12. gorgeous dress, amazing spring feel

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

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  13. So pretty! Love your eyeliner! I did not know that other people have days like mine...!!!!Dawn Suitcase Vignettes

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  14. Very pretty blazer. You are almost convincing me to go back to H&M and pick it up! Love the boots too!

    www.plentyforpennies.com

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  15. Awwww...what a sweetheart! My cat was a total meanie all the time but I still love him. I think I'll probably be getting a pup in the future; they're much more loving, as I've heard.

    Love the peachy blazer (and your bag!!)

    Yasmeen
    Castle Fashion

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  16. I want a puppy so much! Love your blazer, boots, and that dress is fantastic!!

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  17. ALWAYS flawless!

    your outfit is perfect. love those boots!

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  18. You look so sweet in that dress...love the boots too...furbabies are the best!!

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  19. If my wallet weren't empty, my first purchase would be a pair of lovely lace up boots...

    You look gorgeous!

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  20. Don't Tell Mom The Babysitter's Dead? I think Sue-Ellen is in the back of the minds and hearts of EVERY fashion blogger & lover of clothes...I wanted to be her. ;)

    ...also...I mentioned you in my blog post today...on the very bottom...if you wanna check it. ;)

    http://www.amandasproject26272829.com/2011/03/in-my-dreams-i-slew-the-dragon.html#tp

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  21. miku is so cute that she shouldn't be legal!!! and those boots, gawd i love the boots...you're a doll, too cute...great eyeliner too

    Vonnie
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  22. Were you able to find a dupe of that lipstick? If you haven't I think the one that you are wearing in this post is quite close. Love the raspberry color, now I want to fish out mine and wear it in my outfits! perfect soft dress to go with a structured blazer = lovely outfit.

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  23. This is exquisite! Love this socks and boots.

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  24. this is so sweet, i love your tights and blazer!

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  25. Love the blazer and the dress! really nice :)
    xxxx

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  26. I'm glad your day got better. Anytime I try to take pictures of thrift store hauls my cat fatty runs over, and lays down on the piece of clothing. I swear she knows what she is doing. Little sneaky ninja kitty.
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  27. My dog, Waffles does that too!! I think he thinks I'm playing (I don't have a remote so I have to run back and forth to the camera). He cracks me up every time!

    Love those boots but I love Miku's cute little face in those pictures even more!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  28. I absolutely love that you're stood on the end of the bed hehe! Dog is GORGEOUS, what breed is it?? I cannot tell!

    Blazer is fab, you look great as usual!

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  29. That is such a beautiful outfit, I am in lust over those boots :D Miku is adorable!

    xoxo
    theprettyconfused.blogspot.com

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  30. I'm so glad that Miku is there to brighten your day and be a "girl's best friend." I really like the detail of the woodstock bag and your ModCloth dress! You look very lovely.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  31. This is such a great transitional outfit for early spring! The colors are so pretty!

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  32. I'm in LOVE with that peachy nude blazer! I just saw it at H&M this weekend but I got a navy one instead...I'm pretty sure Miku thinks this blog is all about her :)

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  33. the dress is just too cute, it is so springy! i have a random question... so im assuming you self time yoursef. how do you smile so naturally? i try to smile in the pictures, and it looks so fake!! tips please :)

    <3 steffy
    steffysprosandcons.blogspot.com

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  34. I want that Blazer, so gorgeous!

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  35. You are so pretty and so is this outfit! I love the dress :)

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  36. Gorgeous boots!

    xoxo
    http://fashionagony.blogspot.com/

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  37. ah that is the perfect blazer!

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  38. love your indoor photos - esp when your little doggy appears. adorable! also loving that dress. :)

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  39. LOVE that blazer, I can't believe its H&M. The rolled sleeves are so fabulous. Love how you paired it with the grey tights and dress :) Cute post as always!

    Tasia
    http://rufflesandsequins.blogspot.com

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  40. I absolutely adore that blazer!

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  41. the blouse and the boots are my favorite -- although miku is pretty darn adorable! <3

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  42. You look so darling in that outfit.

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  43. Beautiful outfit! I love how animals can instantly turn your mood around. My cat waits for me by the door and it's the sweetest thing ever. P.S. How great are those tights? I have the same ones.

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  44. Hi Keiko, you and miku resemble each other in the face hehe

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  45. I love this outfit! I just love the soft colors, the floral print, and the boots. Miku is adorable as well. :)

    For the third photo, it kind of looks like you're floating? :O Beautiful photos though! :)

    -Evelina
    http://effervescentevelina.blogspot.com

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  46. I love your makeup here! (When don't I love your makeup??) And the color of that blazer is one of my favorites. Really, though, Miku steals the show in this post. ;)

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  47. nice shoes!

    http://kimchicsisters.blogspot.com/2011/03/jackets-required.html

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  48. I'm new and was drawn in by the clothes. I'll stay a follower because "Don't Tell Mom the Babysitter is Dead" one of my fave movies. Love it, I say it almost every time I do the dishes.

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  49. u 2 r adorable...=D xx Mary

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  50. Ah, one of those days eh? Something so small and simple like precious Miku can make it all just melt away.

    I know that feeling. Glad your day went better when you got home!

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  51. Such a lovely outfit! I know what you mean about bad moods, but our pets help us out in the end :D

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  52. I love your peach top. Your outfits are always immaculate and your lucky, sometimes my dog slips into pictures on accident trying to play, but she's terrified of cameras!

    - Meanz (Koi Story)

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  53. Loved that movie, and was so pleasantly surprised by it because the trailer made it look stupid, I thought.

    Love your hairstyle, too! Have you done a hair tutorial?

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  54. Pretty pretty pretty! The love of little doggies is SO the best. I seriously had an obnoxious day, and all of the yuck just melted away as soon as my little Duckie greeted me! Ps, she loves making appearances in my photos too ;]

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  55. Cute dress! And beautiful color of the blazer!

    x Emma www.stylerituals.blogspot.com

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  56. Lovely! All your outfits are great! You´re my "GURU" Keiko! Thank you for all!

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  57. so cute...

    http://bamgin.blogspot.com/

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  58. Oh my goodness. Just lovely. Those boots are divine! And I'm pretty sure we're long lost twins. At least that's what one of my BFF's said, haha:-) xoxo

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  59. LOVE the dress...
    And good timing with the MAC unlimited lip creme, as I spent most of yesterday dreaming about whether the colour would suit my skin colour as I'm quite fair, but this weekend if definately time to purchase thanks to your blog.
    Tina Xxx

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  60. The custest!
    Lux
    http://luxbeaupre.blogspot.com/

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  61. I agree. Puppies make everything better. =)

    As usual cute outfit! I especially love the color of the blazer and your lipstick color!

    -Erin (http://keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  62. Hi Keilo, how you doing? Musculus has chosen your look as the coolest of the day! Here it is: http://muscvlvs.blogspot.com/2011/03/coolest-look-of-day-by-musculus_09.html

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  63. Wau wau!! I love your outfit and your cat eyes!!

    maja-vonava.blogspot.com

    check my giveaway:))

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  64. The whole look is so perfect (:

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  65. Miku is the cutest!!! I have such a puppy fever!
    xxx

    http://gypsy-diaries.blogspot.com/

    P.S: Today is my blog's Bday!!! :) I'll be hosting a giveaway which (I know for a fact :) will blow your mind!!! :D

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  66. those boots are to die for! So pretty and the rest of the outfit is really nice as well. Once again, super cute outfit!

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  67. So adorable dress!

    http://cappuccinowithfashion.blogspot.com/

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  68. Aren't dogs the best in that way? Sweet Miku.

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  69. I have a dog, Bella, who looks just like your Miku! American Eskimo? Bella twirls like a ballerina too! :)

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  70. Miku's so stinking adorable, I'm sure no one minds. :)

    Love the boots and bag!

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  71. Bwahaha "The dishes are done, man" Dying. This outfit is SO pretty. I adore the way the light blue dress looks against the pale pink blazer. And Miku is the snuggliest dog in the word. So cuteeee =)

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  72. Miku is so photogenic, and so are you! Cute outfit.

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  73. i am so in love with your outfit! that blazer and especially the color made me gasp.

    and i had to send my husby that clip about the dishes. hahaha love that movie.

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  74. I would never have thought of putting thick tights with a dress that looks perfect for Spring!
    It looks great!!


    Miku looks so cute and fluffy!

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  75. The jacket is such a great color, I love it with the dress, it's so cute for spring.

    Miranda
    www.indcfashion.com

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  76. Perfect as usual!
    http://soyfrivolita.blogspot.com

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  77. Hi lady, you are beautiful, and this look fits in you perfect, i love your dress.

    Kisses.

    http://lipstickcandy.blogspot.com/

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  78. Aw you have a model dog, excellent! Love your outfit, v fresh looking :)

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  79. Love this outfit, specially the blazer!

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  80. Sorry Keiko, but Im definitely liking Miku in the photo than you are. Ha ha ha, seriously, Miku is sooo cute in the last set of picture!

    Love your blazer and Modcloth dress.

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  81. I love the color combination of this dress and blazer! Soft and supercute. Cool boots by the way!

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  82. Your look is perfect!!! Very nice

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  83. adore your outfit and the sweet,feminine colors.
    xoxo
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  84. You are so beautiful and your make up is always perfect!!!

    WWW.RENEBRAUN.COM

    Kisses!

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  85. I love love love that dress...I've been stalking it on modcloth for quite some time now!

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  86. I love the print of that dress, so romantic. I have this blazer too, but it feels limited in what I can pair it with. I end up just wearing it to work :(

    -rina
    www.thelatesttoughs.blogpsot.com

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  87. Oh the colors in this are so fantastic! I adore the dark grey tights with this too!

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  88. i simply love your blazer!
    and miku is super adorable!

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  89. Absolutely loving the makeup here. And of course, the whole ensemble. Boots complement the jacket perfectly. Beautiful!
    -Katya

    Visit me :)
    Style Defined NYC

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  90. Ugh, I'm in love with that dress. That's what I actually see when thinking of spring light colours and lace, the closer it gets to summer the brighter the colours. I'm lusting after these boots since you first posted them on here, but they're so expensive...

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  91. the title of this post- the Office song Wound Up?! I was so surprised to see someone else knows of them, much less my favorite blogger! Thanks for a great post, Keiko :D

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  92. love your blazer. such a pretty color. and your floral dress is yum.

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  93. I love how the dress looks like you layered one over the other, that's a really cute piece!

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