Tuesday, May 3, 2011

dancing on the corpses' ashes










Outfit Details:
maxi dress (same style, different color) - gift from Banana Republic
long cardigan - gift from Threadsence
platforms - Aldo
bangles - alex and ani
rhinestone bracelets - vintage, from Hourglass Consignment (both my mom's and my grandpa's stores)
sunglasses - gift from 80s purple
aqua ring - gift from Accessorize
big ring - H&M
vintage floral ring - Hourglass Consignment
wishbone necklace - Anirtak (her shop is on hiatus until June)
bucket bag - gift from Hobo International

Between Bobby never having a day off and me never having a day of not being sick, we rarely get to spend time together. We live together and still barely see one another - that's how much he works. Keep in mind that I work from home and I have been bedridden as of late. My only human interaction has been with the Real Housewives, and they are only on TV (though you'd think they were my real life companions, the way I talk about them). I've been going stir crazy.

Bobby happened to have the morning off and I felt like bringing my box of tissues out on the town, so we took full advantage. I don't know about anyone else but when I'm really sick, all I do is sleep and eat. People tell me all the time that they lose weight when they're sick, but I do the exact opposite. What else can I do when I can't sew? We went to eat at Building on Bond and then I had to further expand my waistline with donuts from Dough. This is how much of a glutton I am: I remembered seeing delicious looking donuts on Audrey's blog and I spent a good chunk of time going through her archives to find the name of the place. We got a few donuts to go (beyond delicious, by the way) and headed to Prospect Park. As you can see by my idiotic choice of shoes (and the photo where I'm crouching and contemplating how to get back down the hill), this was a spontaneous jaunt. At one point, I was ready to just roll back down and save myself the fall.

I stumbled...quite a few times. But hey, at least I'm back to walking amongst the living. Or waddling. Whichever.



113 comments:

  1. You always have the loveliest of backdrops!
    Love the blue and turqouise tones in your outfit - very spring-like <3

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  2. keiko,
    glad youre feeling well enough to get out a bit! i love the maxi dress on you, and i am pretty sure you look thinner these days! i guess eating is doing you well :)

    i know what you mean about a weird house lurking loner. i was working at a job in an office basically alone for a while and was always alone, and then as if that wasnt bad enough, i got laid off! it was just me and 16 and pregnant for a good week! ha! okay, well feel better and have a great day!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  3. U look gorgeous as always! It seems u have really wonderful time there...have fun
    awesome!!!!

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  4. This outfit is absolutely perfect. I'm not used to seeing you in a maxi dress, but it looks amazing!

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  5. So glad you decided to keep this dress! Although we don't typically see you in maxi dresses, you've styled it in a way that is true to you, and it looks lovely.

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  6. Oh you poor thing, hopefully you'll be feeling 100% better soon! Glad you got to spend some quality time with Bobby and to boot you look fabulous! Wish I looked like THAT when I'm sick!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  7. Very nice dress.... ;D

    http://magmoiselle.fr

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  8. haha! your funny. love the maxi :)
    what do you do for a living?

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  9. I want this dress. So pretty! Also, hope you're feeling on the up-and-up soon!

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  10. This has to be one of my favorite outfits of yours I have seen. LOVE the dress and those sandals are amazzing.

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  11. Gorgeous photos! Such a beautiful dress you are wearing, love the shoes and accessories you paired with it. Glad you got to spend some time together! I hope you feel better soon. :)

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  12. Love the maxi & the shoes. You always look so nice!

    Prissy

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  13. I'm so sorry to hear that you're still sick. That's awful! But, I must say, you look amazing in that dress for someone who's under the weather!

    modamama.blogspot.com

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  14. That dress is amazing! Love the color! xx

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  15. Keiko, I'm glad to hear that you are feeling better. And you look absolutely gorgeous, that maxi dress is SO stunning!! I'm loving the cardy, and gorgeous accessories. I'm also head-over-heels for those gorgeous platforms. Cheers to a healthier week. xx veronika

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  16. you guys are just way too adorable.

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  17. you look wonderful for a sick lady! my mom always says "starve a fever,feed a cold" and i never manage to have a fever!

    xo
    sami

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  18. I've never heard of this park, it looks really pretty. You look pretty good for being sick. Whenever I'm sick I always look like crap. That dress is so nice.

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  19. Aww, hahaha, well you look completely glam & gorgeous for a girl who is sick & waddling in her shoes! Seriously, I lovelovelove this look! A little different from what we usually see from you, but I absolutely love it! Hope you feel better, dear! And I also work from home, so can completely relate about feeling the need to get ouuuut of the house sometimes.

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  20. ahhhh I love this so much. You look gorgeous and I love that your boyfriend is stylish like you.

    xo,
    sunshine

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  21. Love your dress ! You both look great !

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  22. wow! Perfect rings!

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  23. I love this outfit, you would NEVER know you were sick from looking at these photos! I havent been reading your blog for long, and I have never commented before, but I love seeing all of the interesting things you wear. I'm curious though...do you ever wear things that you have designed? I want to be a designer and I wear the things I make all the time, just wondering!

    http://mightyping.blogspot.com/

    xx

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  24. i'm getting a tad worried about how sick you are! (gah) loving your outfit accessories

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  25. I have only just started reading your blog and I LOVE it! I have now gone all the way back to your first post and I adore EVERY outfit! Oh and Bobby is quite the hottie, but you already know that ;)

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  26. Morning runs with the boyfriend are the absolute best! Donuts and boyfriend is really a winning combination. =P And I'm glad to see that you were able to make it out keiko! Your outfit is just too lovely. =)

    -Erin (keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  27. "my idiotic choice of shoes..." hahaha, i love your sense of humor.

    i hear ya, though. whenever i try to wear high shoes, or any shoes that aren't consistent with walking miles around the city, i always regret it.

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  28. Oh gosh that dress is so pretty xoxo

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  29. LOVE! The maxi dress and plaforms are amazing and I'm loving the multiple statement rings. Your hair is getting SO long,stunning Keiko!!


    Krystle
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  30. love the sunglasses, you look beautiful in the maxi dress! :) your shoes are killer too

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  31. The maxi dress looks beautiful on you! I also really like your rings. Amazing post!

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  32. Those glasses are perfect! I've been trying to find a nice pair of brown ones like that!

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  33. if you've gained weight, I definitely don't see it. That dress makes you look tiny! I love this outfit :)

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  34. I was sick with tonsilitis and complications for 2 months! Only been out of the house for a week now, so I totally feel you! I'm just like you in that I totally gained weight being sick, cause seriously, other than eating and watching tv, what are we supposed to do with ourselves? (I was addicted to Jersey Shore and the Real Housewives of New Jersey through my convalescence. As evidenced here:

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/2011/04/jersey-flu.html

    Which housewives are you watching?)

    http://nomadic-d.blogspot.com/

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  35. Great shots! It's good that you're feeling better now. And the first picture is amazing! You look like a professional model in it! :)

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  36. Hope you feel better soon! The sick that's going around lately seems particularly evil - I've been dead for nearly 2 weeks now and I usually am sick for 5 days max. That dress looks fantastic on you, also. I'm not huge on the maxi dress trend, but you're one of the only people I've seen that can pull it off and do it well. Looks amazing!

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  37. it looks like you had a great day! I'm sorry you've been ill! It just stinks to be sick. I also spend all day eating and sleeping when I'm sick - well, except when I had my tonsils out - I lost 15 lbs from not being able to eat for 2 weeks!
    hope you feel better soon! And I just love your sunglasses and all the layered jewelry!
    -Liz
    http://restonstyle.blogspot.com

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  38. Keiko, you always look beautiful but you have outdone yourself with this outfit. That maxi dress is gorgeous and fits you perfectly and your hair has gotten so long and pretty! Just had to comment :)

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  39. ahw get well soon! And despite feeling not well you still look great with that dress and shoes!

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  40. you look AMAZING.. never would have thought you were sick :)

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  41. a) i love your outfit. it looks so comfortable (minus those crazy shoes :) )
    b) you look extra beautiful in these photos. even for being sick

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  42. You look amazing! I love the dress! It's so beautiful!

    XoXo
    PLami

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

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  43. Keiko, you look like a complete goddess. That dress is extraordinary on you. I'm so glad you feeling better and "walking amongst the living." Stay well, hun!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  44. I <3 this maxi dress. Being 5ft I find them incredibly difficult to pull off, even after having them shortened, so I must express my envy of your looking so redic. awesome in them! Also, this is you coming off being sick? Again, jealous, I look like I've been hit by a train when I have a bad allergy day!
    <3 Lori

    http://lorilynn-alittlesliceofspecial.blogspot.com/

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  45. mmmm doughnuts! i am glad you are feeling better. also, you can pull of a maxi really well--they are so tricky!!

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  47. Great dress, I've been looking for a maxi dress but I've not found yet. I'm so jeaolus! Yours is perfect ;)

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  48. wow wow wow. You look amazing, truly one of your best outfits. The dress and cardigan are perfect, the shoes match exactly, just the right accesories ! Amazing!
    Bobby looks chic too :)
    -P.
    bowtiediary.blogspot.com

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  49. Super pretty! Love the print and the rings!
    xx
    Hot Pink Day

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  50. This dress is brilliant!! I love it!!
    Xoxo, K.

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  51. This outfit is absolutely gorgeous! The colors and the light and the dress...all so beautiful! You don't look sick at all. Great outfit :)

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  52. I know how you feel. I've dated a line cook, now sou chef, before too. He just has to spend so much time at work and it's difficult because I never get to see him :( And sometimes when they're not working, they're doing extra events for their restaurant. But it's nice to know they're passionate about what they do and it makes them happy :)

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  53. Great dress!!!
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  54. you have the most beautiful lips I´ve ever seen!

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  55. Absolutely dazzling with beauty here. The maxi dress is lovely along with the cardigan and sandals. You are truly lovely!

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  56. Glad to see you feeling better. And love that maxi! The shoes may be impractical, but the height really works with the dress.

    I feel ya, as another working-from-home type. Bravo reality shows DO distract! (I'd love to know which one's your fave. Mine used to be NY, but I think BH beat them out for having such an insane first season.)

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  57. First, thank you for all of the kind comments! Now to answer some questions:

    Tallie: I make clothing for a living, but I also supplement my income with lots of fashion and beauty related freelance jobs. When I work from home, I'm usually sewing, writing or editing.

    Mightyping: One of my new year's resolutions was to wear my own designs more often, but I have failed miserably. I make everything myself, so I sell 99.9% in order to stay afloat. If I keep something for myself, it is like not working for a day. Now that I'm making a little more income with freelance, I plan on wearing my own stuff more often instead of just making them for others!

    Nomadic D: Beverly Hills is amazing! To be honest, I never watched Real Housewives until this year, but I just spent my sick time catching up with New York. I love New York, Beverly Hills and Jersey. I miss Bethenny, though!

    lorilynn: To be fair, this is what I look like when I'm sick but take the time to get dressed, do my hair and put on makeup. Save for this day, I have looked like a total zombie. Hence, there will be no photo documentation. haha!

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  58. You're so gorgeous and the maxi looks beautiful on you! Thanks for giving us a close up of your accessories :)

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  59. loving how tall and elegant you look here! and a great pattern on the dress. xo, Kim www.eatsleepwear.com

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  60. You look so gorgeous in that dress!! It's such a beautiful pattern too. It's good to hear you were able to get out of the house for a little while. Being cooped up is definitely the worst part of being sick. Hope you're feeling back to 100% soon though! =]

    xx Melina

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  61. i feel the same way; i have a horrible immune system and am constantly sick (including today), and all i do is sit on the couch, watching law and order marathons, drinking tea with honey, and eating cookies.

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  62. Oh my God. I was looking a moment ago at a red maxi dress online and I was thinking on how difficult it is to wear them and still look good/slim, and I thought "Would Keiko wear a maxi dress?" and I came on your blog to check. And I am just thinking, "wow, this is telepathic". And the dress looks awesome on you. Love the whole outfit. You look perfect! And I think I'm gonna look for a maxi-dress like this one (flowy fabric, patterns, empire-waist): HM in Paris have a whole line of them, I don't know what they're putting on stands right now in the US (they also have here a 100% organic cotton eco-friendly line... beautiful crocheted white tops, flowy tunics, very summery. Do they have that one in the states?).

    So I'm ending my super-long post (sorry, btw, no mean to sound creepy!). Keep the great outfits coming! And take care of yourself! (try organic herbal teas, they're much better than over-the-counter meds).

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  63. Love the maxi dress, the colours suit you!

    The jewellery is lovely too! very boho chic!

    Hope you had a lovely day

    Girl about Town XxX

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  64. Oh, nearly forgot: I love the shoes too! Though it's quite courageous for you to wear them in a park and on the top of a hill! I would have rolled down.
    Btw: how did Miku enjoy the outing?

    Love,
    Sophie
    http://despetitesrobesnoires.blogspot.com

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  65. Wow at that dress and those shoes.

    Hope you're feeling better now.

    C x
    Check out my new 'Style it Five' concept lovelies
    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  66. Gorgeous Maxi dress, love the heels. would love for you stop by and check out my blog

    Shasie
    Live Life in Style

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  67. i immediately recognized where your post title is from and it sent me back a few years... memoriessssss!
    xo jennie

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  68. That is one lovely dress! You look adorable!

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  69. Keiko! I hope you feel better soon :( big hugs from Australia xx
    My boyfriend is sick at the moment and I feel so horrible seeing him unwell! Makes me feel helpless and all I want to do is make him feel better!
    On another note, your dress is gorgeous and so are your shoes! You look absolutely stunning and I can't even tell you were under the weather! :)
    Get better soon love!

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  70. The dress, the shoes, the jewelry...I love it all. I want it all :)

    xoxo
    Dusty Rose
    http://dustyroseinwonderland.blogspot.com

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  71. You two look so cute. My boyfriend, and I have the same problem. We only see each other on his days off. Sometimes he takes a nap though, and I don't even get to see him then.
    My Heart Blogged

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  72. Could you and Bobby be a more good looking couple?! Or more stylish at that? You guys are so perfect for each other, it just shows!

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  73. Is the title of this post a nod to At the Drive-In??

    Please say yes!

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  74. even if you're sick, you still look stylish. i love everything that you're wearing, especially the maxi dress (it so perfect!). get well soon. =)

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  75. I don't think I've ever seen you post a maxi dress before. You look gorgeous!

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  76. wow this is one stellar outfit. Loving that maxi! You've got some Amazing friends to have most of this outfit gifted!!! love those shades :)


    House of Shoes

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  77. i love that dress. such a pretty pattern

    http://www.postmodernrunway.com/

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  78. mmm donuts <3 i work full time so i can kinda understand you never seeing bobby. i never get to see my bf either :(

    xoxo
    FAKE EMPIRE

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  79. gorgeous! i love the long locks and hey, at the drive in lyrics for your blog title! extra awesome.

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  80. I love everything about this outfit - the dress is stunning and the nude shoes and cardy go so well with it xx



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  81. I love what you are wearing guys.! the brands are fantastic and durable. I just love the first picture, I have the same dress but in different color.

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  82. Lovely outfit! And even if you are over indulging you cannot tell one bit from your pictures!
    - Gaby
    From Rags to Glam

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  83. Such a pretty dress!
    xx Allie

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  84. This is the BEST outfit you've ever worn. Makes you look INCREDIBLY good!
    Wish you all the best, I.

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  85. That's an awesome outfit, Keiko! Really love the blue and green of the dress on you and all the jewelry, and your hair looks great. One of my favourite outfits ever, I think.
    Hope you feel much better by now!

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  86. That maxi looks simply stunning on you! & I doubt you gained any weight! You have a gorgeous little figure. :)

    Glad to see you out & about finally!

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  87. Keiko
    I absolutely adore this outfit!
    it is very fun :)
    Also, how old are those shoes...I think I need them!

    Hope you keep feeling well!

    Kassey

    www.richfash.blogspot.com

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  88. Gorgeous outfit! Especially love the shoe! I want the red jacket he's wearing... xD

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  89. you.finally.wore.your.hair.down.

    and it looks exactly how i dreamed it would.
    perfect.
    xox

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  90. you look like a goddess in that dress!


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  91. You pull that style off better than Mary Kate. Really. Gorgeous! I also eat, sleep and watch t.v. when I am sick. I thought I was the only one!
    Cheers,
    Bre

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  92. I like all the jewels, you're wearing so many, I love them all, and that maxi dress is gorgeous on you.

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  93. I do the same thing when I'm sick!

    I really like the colors in this outfit.

    And your use of At the Drive in Lyrics for your titles gets me every time...

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  94. Hi Keiko,
    I really like your dress. You look beautiful! Do you know if this dress is being sold by BR? I didn't see it on their site...

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  95. Oh Keiko, I'm so happy to see that you're back and feeling better. You look adorable. I love your maxi dress, and those shoes are adorable and I always keep a pair of flats in my bag, just in case! It seems like they'd come in handy in your situation :) Anyways, I eat a lot to when I'm sick too! Anyways I hope you continue getting better! Oh, and donuts sound delicious!



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  96. love this outfit so pretty and your hair is so long!

    http://kc-citystyle.blogspot.com/

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  97. Sounds like a perfect day and lovely dress! -Angela

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  98. Adorable! Loving the maxi dress and Bobby's outfit-- you two are too cute! :)

    <3.Loni
    silentmusingsofamind.blogspot.com

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  99. so spring!! amazing this dress!
    Kisses, Alinne


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  100. My gosh. Whenever I see that floral ring of yours I stare at it for forever! It's not even my usual style but I love it so much!

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  101. I love that not only did you use ATDI lyrics for the title, but so many people noticed. =D

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  102. colorful dress
    love it

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  103. You look absolutely dreamy.

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  104. I love how you styled this look. All the accents of blue look stunning on you. You manage to look great in whatever you wear!

    // THE STYLE MANUAL

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  105. Wonderful dress ! amazing colors.

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  106. You guys look amazing, love the outfits.

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