Thursday, May 5, 2011

mess in a dress










Outfit Details:
Coach Tyler Moto Jacket - gift from Coach
Jill Stuart Collection dress - Beacon's Closet
belt - thrifted
rings - Beacon's Closet and Accessorize
bangles - Alex and Ani
Gimmik platforms - gift from Blowfish Shoes
Ariana top handle messenger - gift from Melie Bianco
lipstick - Dior Addict in Diorkiss

I don't think I've ever worn a maxi dress before I got this dress, but after wearing it, I went hunting for another. I found this great floral chiffon dress at Beacon's Closet and wore it the next day. Within the first few hours of wearing it for the very first time, I managed to rip a big hole in the dress by rolling over it in my chair. It was on a seam and easily fixed, but I still had to walk around the city with a gaping hole in my dress, all afternoon. This is why I can't have nice things.

98 comments:

  1. What a rad find. I wish there was a Beacon's Closet in San Francisco!! Love the look, and your pup is sucha cutie. :)

    xx Laura

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  2. Gosh, I love the dress! I can't believe you scooped it up at Beacon's! Great bag, too :)

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  3. Laura: I am addicted to Beacon's. It's great because people who work for the designers always drop off a ton of stuff at once. This week, there was a slew of Jill Stuart dresses (they said she actually sent them herself). But I like the one near me (Park Slope) better than Williamsburg because it's easier to peruse.

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  4. ah! it's beautiful, and that hole-ripping debacle is definitely something i would do.

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  5. The rip - oh no! I do that all the time too. I can't have nice things either ;)
    Gorgeous photos as usual :)

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  6. that maxi is just beautiful! I love the way the fabric cascades at the bottom of the dress. And your mix of florals with a motorcycle jacket is very edgy and fun for spring. Cute look!

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  7. I love this maxi dress. It's so fun. Great handbag too.

    Shasie
    Live Life in Style

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  8. What a beautiful dress! Love it paired with the leather jacket too :)
    Your puppy is so adorable! Love it xx

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  9. I so loove the long ring! the dress is fabulous with black accessories and u got a cute doggie!:)

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  10. ohh so cute and adoreable puppy!!

    love the ring and the dress!

    In Palace ♥

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  11. Such a beautiful dress though. I love it paired with the moto jacket. Gorgeous :)
    And your puppy is the cutest. But I'm sure you know that ;)

    Kelly
    Enterkelly.blogspot.com

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  12. I love the long skirts! they are so lovely and femnine, and most importantly comfy! I love clothes that make me feel like i'm almost naked! - Heather - from lifeofapasseri.blogspot.com

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  13. I'm very opposed to Maxi dresses on most people but this is so cute and flow-y. Personally, I can't rock 'em. I end up looking like Kristie Alley, as if I'm trying to cover up my whole body instead of compliment it.

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  14. Love the color of that bag so much!

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  15. Love the dress!!!
    kisses!!!

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  16. Such a great dress doll, love how you styled it with the jacket :)

    XoXo-Kelli K
    http://thefashionworshiper.blogspot.com

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  17. ADORE that turquoise bag!!! it's just my style

    jenny
    http://goldnturquoise.blogspot.com/

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  18. btw, is it leather, or pvc/faux leather?

    thanx!

    jenny
    http://goldnturquoise.blogspot.com/

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  19. OH man that JUST happened to me with this awesome shirt...I didn't realize but when I pulled it over it ripped in the middle, but I didn't notice because it's flowy and delicate. I'm glad you were able to rescue this awesome find!

    -Erin (keepcalmandstyleon.blogspot.com)

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  20. and this is why i love beacons closet! because gems like these are just waiting to be found! you look beautiful!

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  21. Girly meets tough... and never looked better! Keiko Lynn, your beauty is exceptional with this lovely dress paired with chic sandals and with a tough motorcycle jacket. Lovely dog as well!

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  22. cute floral dress and i love your messenger bag!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  23. I love this!! pretty dress :)

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  24. keiko, this whole outfit is just amazingly lovely. i'm such a sucker for floral patterns like that. i also heart that jacket.

    ~chantillysongs

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  25. I love your messenger bag, wow! I love the color! And your dog is soooo cuuuuteee!!!

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  26. That dress is absolutely gorgeous!! And the bag is just perfect with it...the turquoise is so eye-catching, I love it!! All together, a masterpiece as usual :)

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  27. I love this look! And I think that might be the world's most perfect leather jacket!

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  28. I'm loving everything about this outfit, the shoes, the jacket, the dress, the bag! Perfect!
    xx Allie

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  29. You and Miku are so adorable. That maxi dress is such a delight. I don't really wear maxi dresses either, but I would definitely get dolled up in that one. And your Melie Bianco satchel is such a perfect candy hue!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  30. Oh, I'm just like you with my nice things haha. Once I wore my absolutely favourite dress to work. It had these giant pockets. My chair had arm rests. First thing in the morning, I stood up, the arm rest slipped inside my pocket as I stood and RIPPED my dress all the way down to the bottom seam. Oh my word. Thank goodness that dress was lined!

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  31. I'm digging how you styled the maxi dress and these photos are so pretty, mostly because you're in them, but secondly because I love window light and your wall color and miku. Sorry for the word vomit hehehe I obviously love everything as usual!

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  32. god, that dress is gorgeous <3

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  33. Love the dress w/ the jacket! The purse is a nice pop of color also!

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  34. you pull off maxi dresses with such grace! :) love the photos,your dog is sooo cute! :D

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  35. i love the colour of ur room!!!

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  36. the dress and the leather jacket = perfection.
    love this look!

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  37. Love the leather with the chiffon....gorgeous

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  38. sounds like we have the same luck with dresses. i love your jacket by the way. i always pair dresses with a leather jacket.

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  39. Lovely.... ;)

    love it ;))



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  40. i love this dress
    and I love this combo ... this gentle dress and black details
    :)
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  41. You look super cute!

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

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  42. I really like the combination of the dress and the jacket!

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  43. I really love the dress and the bag together, such a colourful combination!

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  44. Every time you posted that jacket my heart swells with longing. Argh! And now that insane ring! Looks like a Loree Rodkin or Gaia Repossi or something. Man I've been dying for one of those!

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  45. Shame on you for promoting replicas on your blog. Your 'gifted' bag is an outrageous knock-off of Mulberry Alexa http://www.thefashionpolice.net/2010/03/handbag-of-the-week-mulberry-alexa-bag-in-blue.html

    P.S.: Love your blog and your style.

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  46. the colours in this are so breezy and light. love your dress and wish there were cool stores like beacon's closet here in aus!

    peace
    WEMAKEPLANS

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  47. Couldn't agree more - that dress is perfect! All the ruffles, pleats and flowers - so lovely!

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  48. Hi Keiko -
    I love this look! I love how maxi dresses look, but am 5' and am afraid I would not be able to pull it off. You look great though!

    I need some advice. You're such a fashionista so I thought you could help. Have you ever bought cheap shoes? I bought Target brand shoes yesterday for $22 - synthetic patent leather pumps in a neutral shade. Of course I would love the ones from Aldo or Steve Madden which are better quality, but they're a bit more money. I have never bought shoes from Target before and I'm feeling kinda of crappy now, thinking I should return them and just wait till payday for a better quality shoe.

    I am that way with my bags. I save for a good quality bag leather instead of buying cheap ones. Any advice?

    Please respond!!!
    Thanks,
    Christina

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  49. what a cute outfit! i love the mix of punky and girly. those shoes are so adorable, too. by the way, who ended up winning a pair of those?

    =)

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  50. you look great I love the dress and the jacket !!
    have a great week end Keiko.

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  51. Well, maxi dress fits you perfectly. But it is a pitty that the beautiful clothing is sometimes quite impractical ;)

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  52. Haha, "this is why we can't have nice things" I love that quote and have said it to myself at least 4 times this week... been a bit clutsy myself :)

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  53. Omg how do you find such gorgeous rings?! Again I love your long, moveable one(don't know what they're called). I've been looking for one that's classy and feminine while still cool like that one. Great way of combining the two styles of the dress and jacket with the two different rings btw!

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  54. Love the colours of this dress, its so pretty, especially with those fab shoes! :)

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  55. You look beautiful! I love these bright colours! You are beautiful!


    Xoxo,

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  56. I'm a fan of floral dresses,especially during the spring. Gret pics, I love the jacket and hair. Can't wait for my bangs to grow out a little more so I can do something similar :)

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  57. haha that is what I tell my husband all the time! I literally slam the door in my dress almost everytime I wear it, driving around with a maxi out the door..and then I wonder why it's all muddy or black! Love the print..I wish I could visit this Beacon's Closet! Love the color of that bag!

    Shana
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  58. Your dress is lovely and your bag beautiful as always !
    You look great !

    http://cuteredbow.blogspot.com

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  59. You are gorgeous and I love the outfit :-)

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  60. love the florals paired with the leather, you and miku look so adorable! omg, you have my desk! i've had the same dresser+desk since i was a kid and painted them white in highschool :)


    Krystle
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  61. I finally found the perfect pair of platform wedges & now I am all abou the maxi dress! I love the floral pattern & the flow-y-ness of that one! That bag is gorgeous. Love a good pop of turquoise!

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  62. Nice score! I really love this look, and the vibrant bag is tdf.

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  63. WOW! Gorgeous! Love the colours in this outfit, love your blog! You do have an amazing style!!! XO Raspberry & Rouge

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  64. I adore the dress! I'm longing to get a maxi dress!

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  65. I have a confession... I'm obsessed with your dog! She is just too cute.

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  66. We def. have the same leather jacket. Which I actually wore yesterday. And now will wear again. Inspiration, I think so!

    < Zoe Gabrielle

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  67. gold N turquoise: It's faux! But it's really soft.

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  68. Christina,

    Man, it's great to have nice shoes but Target is awesome. They have cute shoes for great prices! I have Target shoes, Payless, Forever 21 - they're all mixed in with my slightly more expensive shoes and I still love them. My suggestion is to only buy shoes you love. If they're cheap but you don't love them, you wasted your money. If you love them, who cares that they are from Target? Also, hit the sales racks - Nine West, Aldo, etc. have amazing sales!

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  69. What kind of dog is that? Is it an American Eskimo? I had two of them when I was younger, so sweet. :D

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  70. love the dress so beautiful!

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  71. You look phenomenal in maxi dresses, Keiko! I love the print of this dress. And the leather jacket adds great contrast.

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  72. love you dress

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  73. That bag is just like the mulberry Alexa! Beautiful!

    Love the dress too, such a pretty print. Its great teamed with leather!

    Girl about Town XxX

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  74. You're gorgeous! Fell in love with that dress! :)

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  75. I love the rings, that bag, and the dress Keiko! You look so gorgeous.



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  76. Thanks for you reply Keiko. It gave me a bit of reassurance. Haha. Also, it is so amazing how communicative you are with your readers. Thank you so much for responding. I really appreciate it!

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  77. i'm in love! with your blog. i'm a first-timer over here. this outfit is gorrrgeous and the home decor behind you is sooo chic. <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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  78. Beautiful. :)


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  79. i love the floral +leather mix

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  80. I'm changing my mind, too, about maxi dress, you rock it!

    xx

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  81. I just love everything about this outfit! You look gorgeous Keiko Lynn!

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  82. I love your outfit, you really look great!

    I wish I knew how to style my hair like that, I have the same length as you but somehow I don't know how to do it :( I guess it's really not a big deal, but you never did a tutorial on it, did you?

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  83. beautiful dress! light,floral,feminine
    i like as well turquoise ring

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  84. this dress is gorgeous and I think is because you are wearing it that makes it look so good :)...I love it! I am trying to get a nice maxi dress and I think you just inspired me!

    Cati

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  85. Such a gorge look! I'm such a sucker for floral and leather! Need to find one of those jackets for myself!

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  86. Beautiful! Love the floral with the leather jacket and the matching bag! -Angela

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  87. Great look. Fortuny pleated floral and black leather. Mais oui.

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  88. Oh my gosh that dress is awesome, Keiko. Stinks you ripped a hole in it, but I'm glad its an easy fix. I hate when stuff like that happens.

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  89. I love the dress and the bad combination. Cute !

    x,Julia

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  90. Perfect outfit ! love that dress ! your dog are so cute as usual ;)

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  91. Awww look how Happy Miku looks with your dress. I really love the long ring. I think a trip to Beacon's Closet is in order.

    I cant have anything nice either, I ripped an unrepairable hole into a pair of silk pants yesterday. But its not going to waist, gonna turn the legs into a scarf.

    Nicole

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  92. I LOVE the color of your wall!!! And those rings are cute! What color paint is it??? xx

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