Sunday, April 10, 2011

Fishies





Outfit Details:
J Brand jeans - gift
button down blouse - courtesy of DVF
Garren platforms (on sale!) - courtesy of Blowfish (15% off with code BFKEIKO15)
Parker backpack/shoulder bag - courtesy of Melie Bianco
sunglasses - courtesy of 80s Purple
vintage silk scarf - from my mom's store, Hourglass Consignment
vintage fishies necklace - gift from my mom


I have a tendency to hang onto certain things a little longer than I should; it's as if I'm afraid of hurting the object's feelings or something. When I was little, I used to be really careful not to disturb my stuffed animals - if one fell off the bed, I would feel absolutely horrible, apologizing and hugging it to make sure it didn't feel like a castaway. Then Toy Story came along and proved all of my notions to be right.

Keeping that in mind, it should be no surprise that though my mom bought me a whole new set of luggage back in October, I only recently got rid of my old suitcase. Really, it's more so because it was in my closet and I forgot, but still - kind of typical of me. Inside, I found two things: my favorite fishies necklace and a seven year old letter from my dad. It was strange, because my sister happened upon her own letter from dad (from the same time) in the same week. It would have been weirder if she found a fish necklace, but alas, no fishies. I was happy to be reunited with my necklace and took the opportunity to wear it as much as possible. Still don't know what to do about the letter.

79 comments:

  1. You look like a 70' jungle queen and I love it. You may wanna be careful about not throwing things out. One day all of us are gonna see you on an episode of Hoarders.

    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl
    Fanciful Brainstorm - Tumblr

    ReplyDelete
  2. It's so nice to find old things that you don't even remember! Love the blouse :) xo

    ReplyDelete
  3. Love the flares! So fab

    www.alifeinthefashionlane.blogspot.com

    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  4. fishes are awesome

    check out my GIVEAWAY
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  5. Kayla: Hoarders is terrifying. Believe me, you will never see me on there because if I end up a hoarder, no film crews are allowed to see it. JK;) No, I'm not that bad. I have such a small space that I've become quick to get rid of old clothes, papers, etc. - anything unnecessary, The suitcase was actually pure laziness/forgetfulness, because it was tucked in the back of a closet.

    ReplyDelete
  6. awesome sunnies, loving these flares

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

    ReplyDelete
  7. I sense a very strong '70v vibe here. I love it! Great outfit and that necklace is so amazing! :D

    ReplyDelete
  8. You are so beautiful! love your casual looks! you always add something to glam it up a bit! I Love the vintage necklace :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. I absolutely love that rucksac, it's exactly what I've been looking for to wear when I bike around town. I wanted a sac, not a backpack persay. I love Melie too, I have several of their purses from years ago and I always get compliments when I use them. Love the fishies too!

    ReplyDelete
  10. amazing outfit! the necklace is gorgeous and adorable
    xo

    ReplyDelete
  11. AHHHH I love this fish necklace!! I wish my mom had good enough fashion sense to give me awesome gifts..
    Actually, this whole outfit is adorable, and I just love the way you tie your scarf! I have tried it so many times, and I still just haven't gotten the hang of it quite right! :(

    ReplyDelete
  12. Is that a matching shirt and headband?? Where in the world did you find them??? Love the jeans, and the pursey-backpack thing. It's always lovely to see such outfit cohesion as yours.

    Gabby<3

    http://styleeklectica.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  13. This flare jeans are perfect ! Love it with camel/brown colors !

    http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  14. i love your fashion posts, but sometimes i actually think i love your the text that accompanies your posts, or your text only posts even more. you have a way with words, miss keiko lynn.

    ReplyDelete
  15. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  16. The fishes necklace is lovely, glad you were able to recover it! I love how you said you were afraid to disturb your stuffed animals, and that Toy Story proved your theory right. Adore all the leopard print galore.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love this 70's look on you. I'm wearing a bandana on my head today too! Must be something in the air...

    ReplyDelete
  18. Love your shirt!!!

    xx
    Luciana
    http://lucelove4fashion.blogspot.com/pre

    ReplyDelete
  19. Lovvvvvve Toy Story!!
    Glad you were reunited xx
    Gorgeous pictures too!

    http://aprilialove.com

    ReplyDelete
  20. the fishies are so cute! and don't feel bad about holding on to things... all of us thrifters are hoarders! i am a self-proclaimed hoarder and proud of it :)


    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your outfits are always so cute... I also love your scarf headband--how do you do that??? I've been trying to figure it out since the last post of yours where you wore your hair like that! Hahaha :)

    ReplyDelete
  22. This is such a nice outfit. I love how you did your hair!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love finding letters that I haven't read or seen in a long time. Although you don't seem so happy to have found that letter. I hope it wasn't too stressful to re-read it; letters can be so full of emotion and memories. Anyway, you look stunning (as always). Happy Sunday/Monday!

    ReplyDelete
  24. If you don't mind my asking, what happened to your dad? I remember reading another post that mentioned him being in jail but didn't say why.

    ReplyDelete
  25. That necklace is fantastic! :) And I love the glasses and turban.

    ReplyDelete
  26. beautiful photos!! I love your outfit.

    Kisses from Spain;)

    www.tendreetcoquette.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  27. I've never been interested in J Brand jeans because I thought they were all skinny fit, but those are FABULOUS!!!! They are so flattering! :) I have to go get a pair now...

    ReplyDelete
  28. Very casual, but still put together. I really like this look! The fishes just take the cake.

    http://oaksavanna.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  29. super cute!

    http://hammocksandtrampolines.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love when I find things like that!

    ReplyDelete
  31. hi! oh i like your blog!

    would you like to follow each other?? i always follow back and i love the feed back with fashion bloggers! = )


    kisses from La Mode En Rose = )

    ReplyDelete
  32. I am elated to finally know someone else who used to treat their stuffed animals like this! At night, I used to play a game called "Overboard" where one of my stuffed animals would fall off the bed (which doubled as a boat) and I would have to save him and nurse him back to health.

    ...is this an overshare?

    Have a lovely day!

    Linds
    http://myialife.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  33. i guess it all depends on what that letter says. I grew up away from my dad. Once I turned 20 and after I was married I had more contact with him. After he was diagnosed with cancer I became his health care facilitator, taking him to his treatments 4-5 days a week (having lost my job made this possible and no one else available to do it.) I got to know him pretty well. I didn't love everything I learned about him, but I can't imagine not ever taking that time, that risk of putting myself out there. What if you never get another chance? You don't know what tomorrow holds.

    ReplyDelete
  34. I love your head scarf!

    follow me at:
    http://therealbisforbrittany.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  35. Kali: My dad is in prison - he has been in and out most of my life but he's not scheduled to get out until 2019 (he has been in since 2000). It's all drug related, or theft/forgery (which I consider drug related, since he does it for that reason). It's a shame.

    ReplyDelete
  36. Anonymous: It's less about the letter and my willingness to reconnect with him and more about whether or not he wants to see me. I've already requested to be put on his visitor's list, which he has to approve, so he knows I want to see him. I just haven't checked to see if I'm on the list yet, because I'm kind of afraid they'll tell me I'm not. We'll see; I just have to work up the courage.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Gabby: It's not matching but they coordinate pretty well!

    ReplyDelete
  38. Common Couture: I'll make a tutorial, promise! I have just been busy since I got back. I plan on doing one this week.

    ReplyDelete
  39. Lindsey Leigh: That totally sounds like something I would do!

    ReplyDelete
  40. Hi Keiko,

    I found your blog from lookbook.nu. I thought I like your style and creativity (reconstructed clothes...thats genius!). I wonder what camera you use to take pictures of your daily outfit. Im planning to buy one...a nice camera investment budget range between $500-$700.

    I really appreciate if you could assist me with this one.

    -xookie

    ReplyDelete
  41. I didnt read your FAQ. I will look for the camera similar to yours ;)

    ReplyDelete
  42. I have the same or very similar jeans and was also wearing them today! What a coincidence...completely different style of top though!

    ReplyDelete
  43. Love this look...effortlessly chic. That's a great necklace. I've never seen one like it ♥

    ReplyDelete
  44. THIS is how a person dresses up a pair of jeans! The headscarf with sunglasses, totally movie star.

    Anyway, I do the same thing with anthropomorphizing inanimate objects (but it was The Brave Little Toaster that did it to me, back when I was a kid. God, that scene with the air conditioner! Scarred forever.) I am such a packrat now.

    http://littlemeeshmuffet.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  45. I have the same problem! I feel absolutely horrible when I have to throw something away...

    You look very 70's! Love your hair!

    xoXo
    Plami

    http://fashion-thrill.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  46. You are going to let us know what happened with your Dad?

    ReplyDelete
  47. Love the fishies :)

    http://mundodealicia.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  48. What a cute necklace! I love finding things in odd places that I thought I'd lost, it makes them seem new all over again.

    ReplyDelete
  49. Trè chic the necklace!!
    www.soyfrivolita.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  50. The gold fish necklace is pretty and works well with your outfit. I find the whole look inspiring. I just love finding old and forgotten trinkets.
    xo-AlbeeLucky.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  51. gooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooood love it http://fashionlove-matina.blogspot.com/

    ReplyDelete
  52. I love your outfit...but I LOOOOOVE your hair <3

    xo, Mel

    ReplyDelete
  53. I just found your blog through 'The Clothes Horse', and I love your style! I'm hoping to move to New York myself after I finish my degree, sometimes it's hard to experiment with certain looks when you live in such a hot climate like I do.

    I look forward to your future posts :)

    www.blackcloudvanity.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  54. Like this necklace & sunglasses.
    http://brillenmode.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  55. i was the same way about stuffed animals when i was a kid and when toy story came out i knew i was not a lone.

    ReplyDelete
  56. Such a great casual look.

    Miranda
    www.indcfashion.com

    ReplyDelete
  57. I love your head scarf Keiko..and your willingness to be so open with all of us..love you girl!

    ReplyDelete
  58. I LOVE this look! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

    ReplyDelete
  59. Love finding jewelry in luggage or bags! Best thing ever.
    xx
    Hot Pink Day

    ReplyDelete
  60. I just discovered your blog through the Nylon website, it's lovely!

    xx,
    Ale.

    ReplyDelete
  61. Haha I did that with soft toys too (totally dont now tho, ahem...). Loving your outfit, excellent jeans :)

    ReplyDelete
  62. Great outfit! Love those shoes, I'm debating getting them. Weird about the letter, but the necklace is great!

    ReplyDelete
  63. I still do the same thing with my stuffed animals! I feel bad when I kick them off. Where's your dad? Great necklace, I love the flare jeans!

    http://live-life-in-style.blogspotcom

    ReplyDelete
  64. I love your writing style! And your outfit posts are so refreshing!

    ReplyDelete
  65. i love your outfit! so 70's!! get it grrl!!

    ReplyDelete
  66. Gosh you are so breathtakingly beautiful - i love your posts, your style, your words, and that you're gorgeously curvy - you'd bring Sartorialist to his knees :) Can i ask what size (US) you are? In a world of Size 0 images where we get confused & deluded by what we see... it would just be wonderful to know what "size" is real, what it looks like objectively and how beautiful it can be. Thanks for sharing RE: your father... hope he has the courage to open his world to you xx V

    ReplyDelete
  67. I still want to know how you do the adorable headband-scarf-handkerchief thing - I can't seem to get it right! Would loooove if you'd do a tutorial on it.

    ReplyDelete
  68. I got chills when I read what you said about your stuffed animals. I did that too and used to put a "spell" on my dolls so that they wouldn't miss me when I was gone. That song Jessie sings in Toy Story 2 is heartbreaking.

    ReplyDelete
  69. this is such a sweet post. toy story 2 is one of the best.

    ReplyDelete