Tuesday, May 24, 2011

puppy paradise









Outfit Details:
Juicy Couture Era Sunglasses - gift from the Juicy Couture event with Tracy Anderson
camisole - DKNY (it's the lining cami from one of my blouses)
crochet vest - thrifted
floral bed jacket with fringe trim - self made (only one in the floral, but I have several in different fabrics for the shop)
shorts - H&M
Dany platforms - gift from Jessica Simpson Collection
belt - thrifted
Mid City Tote in Poppy - gift from Foley and Corinna
rings - vintage (from my mom) and Beacon's Closet
lipstick: Estée Lauder Pure Color Long Lasting Lipstick in Melon (worn over an NYC lip stain in Rock on Ruby)


Miku was thrilled to be at the park and promenade; the weather as of late has left her without her usual playtime with other furry little friends (other than our cats). Hillside Park is such a wonderful, large and well cared for dog park - so many of New York's other dog parks are sad, small and filled with concrete - and it happens to have an extraordinary view of Manhattan. Right near the promenade and adjacent to the Brooklyn Bridge, it must give these pups quite a feeling of luxury. Though, I do think Miku would be just as happy to roll around in mud and follow the horses around at the ranch. She's a pretty pup and might look high maintenance, but she's nothing of the sort and not even a bit prissy. Much like her mother (as in me, not her biological one), she is not afraid to get a little dirty and is always up for an outdoor adventure. You can take the girls out of the country but you can't take the country out of the girls.

Okay, we grew up in South Florida. But still, we have horses and goats and stuff. Doesn't that count?
p.s. In case you're wondering, Miku is not wearing a muzzle. It's called a gentle leader:)

104 comments:

  1. The two of you are absolutely adorable! And I love your floral kaftan, I can't believe you made it yourself!

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  2. HaHa I'm sure the rain will eventually stop! Miku is the cutest! :D I need a puppy badly!
    xxx

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

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  3. You two are so adorable! I'm loving the colors and mix of dressy/casual..that bed jacket is amazing!!


    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  4. love the jacket! looking forward to your shop update :)

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  5. Gorgeous ;))

    FASHION ICON: Rachel ZOE
    http://magmoiselle.fr

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  6. How adorable! And I am in love with your jacket. You are so talented!

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  7. SO cute! Love your kimono vest!

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  8. The posts with pictures of Miku are always my favorites!! She sounds like my Waffles, he's a little fluff ball but when I take him to the beach he's soaked and full of sand (and quite honestly looks like a little drowned rat!).

    You must've been the most stylish person at the dog park with those shoes!! I'm also loving those shades, uber cute!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  9. i love this look. the jacket is exquisite!

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  10. love your vest and Miku! ok, it's wierd to write about clothes first! Miku is most adorable doggy ever! just like you

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

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  11. ooh your dog is adorable. I have a persian white cat and now I wonder whether Miku loses much hair too, or not? :) xo

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  12. Miku is such a cutie! But so are you, actually! :o) And this outfit is beyond awesome!

    x

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  13. Renée: If Miku isn't groomed a lot, she sheds like crazy during the summer. But I use the furminator (get one - you need it! It's the best) on her regularly. She's not the problem. It's my cats! My cats shed so much. I use the furminator on them, too, but one of them (Vester) is a brat and only sits for it for a few minutes before he gets annoyed and attacks it.

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  14. eclectic flair: My sister had a sugar glider named Waffles! And seriously, I wear the dumbest shoes to the dog park. What is wrong with me? The heels always sink into the dirt. I usually have flats with me but I forgot.

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  15. Love the jacket! When are you going to update your online shop so I can buy one =)

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  16. wonderwoman25: I'm working on getting a lot of product for one big update - and a site makeover. Hopefully soon! I've just been busy making the items.

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  17. just clicked on the link to enlighten myself on what a gentle leader is & it seems way sweet. I always say this but I love pictures with your pup. ohhhh & that kimono-ish jacket is GORGEOUS! xx

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  18. `what is this thing around his mouth?

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  19. Oooh! How do you like the Gentle Glider? I use a basic harness for my yorkie pup but he still tugs. How does the "muzzle-like" part of the leash work?

    Cute outfit today btw. Did you get a matching leash for Miku? It matches... perfectly with your outfit!

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  20. Dying over this jacket. What a great piece.

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  21. Two things with your outfit that made me go "whaaaat": your crazy high heels are somethin' fierce, but I've been in a situation where I was all "ladeeda heels in the park!" and then they would sink in the mud and I would go "ohhh... noooo." The other thing is that I totally thought the vest and the jacket were the same thing. Seamless mixing, right there!

    And Miku. Is so. Freakin'. PRESH. My dog is rarely, if ever, that nice clean shade of white. :D It must be tricky to keep him clean if he likes to roll in mud with all that fur!

    Toast with Charmalade

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  22. Lina: I linked to it in the bottom of the post. It's called a gentle leader - it's easier on dogs than attaching a leash to their collar (keeps them from choking themselves and they calm down). It's the best.

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  23. Kat: I highly recommend it. Miku is easily excited and tends to walk us instead of us walking her, so the regular leash and collar combo is too hard on her little neck. The gentle leader keeps her from tugging, and like the name suggests, it's very gentle. It is much kinder than pulling on her neck. Though I usually put a harness AND her gentle leader on if I'm around our neighborhood, which is near a busy road, because I am neurotic.

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  24. Charmalade: She's pretty good about staying clean, which is fortunate because I was told by my vet that I'm not supposed to wash her as frequently as I have in the past (I guess her breed's fur isn't supposed to be washed as much?) But when we're at my mom's ranch, forget it. Baths for days.

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  25. Shoes, short and bag love them
    You look so cute
    Bisous
    YUli

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  26. OMG, love the bed jacket. You are so talented. Love all the red tones and how it matches perfectly with the Foley + Corinna bag. Miku is adorable!

    xo, alison*elle

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  27. Is Miku an american eskimo or spitz? Her face looks like my Izzie's face and Izzie is half American Eskimo (they think - she's our humane society love bug).

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  28. everything about these pictures is stunning. and the outfit is gorgeous too! I love the jacket! This really does look straight out of a glossy high fashion magazine.. precious little miku and all!

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  29. Yes! I love this outfit and those ankle breakers you're always wearing! And Miku always presh! I have a gentle leader for my dog too! I call him my "baby goat" but people ask me if it's a muzzle too :) "Not a very good one if it is" I like to say :) Can't wait for the tutorial tomorrow (twitter!)

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  30. Wow Keiko, that self-made jacket is remarkable! Such extraordinary colors, too. Miku is such a cutie, I wouldn't mind being out in the country and getting some mud on my hands either.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  31. Such beautiful photos... I love your jacket, I wish could be half as creative!

    www.fashionisinthebeholder.blogspot.com

    xo

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  32. i love how you layered that crocheted vest and that jacket. Amazing how you pull your outfits together! I'm always impressed - and will never get enough of those great shoes!

    -Winnie
    http://winniereally.blogspot.com

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  33. Great photos...love the beautiful color saturation!

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  34. Ah that jacket is immense!! I want one.

    Your doggy is so so cute.

    C x
    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com/

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  35. I think you always look gorgeous, and I always love your outfits, but I think this one is my FAVE in a long time! Something about it is just so perfect, exactly what I want to be wearing right now. Just the right amount of casual, summery and easy, a little bit retro 70's, a little boho, and a touch of classy chic. AMAZING. I WANT that jacket!

    xo
    ZK
    www.glitter-and-ink.blogspot.com

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  36. aw!! Love Miku!!! Too cute! :)

    xo
    Janelle

    www.janellehaskin.etsy.com

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  37. you too simply look adorable. Your dog reminds of the one I had when I was little it had the most ridiculous name, Loulou but was very cute

    xx


    TFC

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  38. Your pup looks like a bigger version of my pup!

    www.mintypeaches.blogspot.com

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  39. Ahhh Miku is so cute :)
    Love your outfit - especially your shoes!

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  40. Your shoes are amazing..and so is the fringe detail on your cardigan!

    Carmen Ri.

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  41. those jessica simpson shoes really fits great on you :)

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  42. Came to your blog via Pinterest - and I'm so glad I did! Absolutely love this outfit and those sunglasses are awesome. And how sweet is Miku? Hooray for dog parks! :)

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  43. Great outfit and your dog is so cute ^^

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  44. lovely make up

    http://www.postmodernrunway.com/

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  45. I'm pretty sure that my dog would think she had died and gone to heaven if she was in NYC. The more people the better for her.

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  46. For starters, you look stunning, but what else is new? On another note, thank you for telling me about this dog park! We usually take our two dogs to the park near Dyker Heights, but it's kind of ehhhhh. Definitely going to go the extra distance and take them to this park over the weekend!

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  47. Your outfits are always so creative. I love the jacket!

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  48. Aww, you two are so aborable! Love the bed jacket and its fringe-y-ness :D

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  49. i love your cute jacket! the frillys are so amazing!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  50. This outfit is AMAZING on you! That fringed coat is so unique, and so perfectly you!

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  51. totally buying one of those jackets when you get them in the shop!

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  52. Love the bed jacket! Great DIY!!! Would love to own one! I'll have to check out your shop! Cute puppy

    Shasie
    Enter My Vintage Scarf Giveaway

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  53. I like your up-do and the kimono jacket is so pretty!

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  54. love the shoes.. jessica simpson really does a great job competing with the high end fashion shoe collections!

    theArtofbeingFashionable

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  55. Looks like a lovely NYC day!

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  56. You look amazing girl!


    xoxo,

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  57. You look so chic!
    www.soyfrivolita.blogspot.com

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  58. Such a cute outfit! I love the heeled sandals with such a casual outfit! <3 So pretty. I was actually just wondering if I could get away with it today - you've just showed me that I can, so thanks!

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  59. What an absolutely beautiful outfit! And I love your doggie, she's sooo adorable! Plus she's the perfect accessory to your outfit as well ;)

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  60. Great outfit! Love the sweater and all the items are perfect!

    http://badjoan.blogspot.com/

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  61. Your dog is adorable! I love everything about this look! The colors, vibrant pattern mixed with crochet and fringe and your heels.

    -Christine
    http://trendenvy.blogspot.com

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  62. These are such beautiful pictures! Definitely frame-worthy IMO ;).

    Your outfit is fab and your hair looks great!

    xo,
    Maria

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  63. how adorable you and miku are together :) That bed jacket is truly amazing girl! I rarely comment but you always amaze, delight and inspire me

    <3

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  64. I literally want every single piece in your outfit today. Gorgeous!

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  65. love love love the Jessica Simpson platforms heels, oh my, they're gorgeous !!

    ❤‿❤

    www.letiziabarcelona.com

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  66. loving the red in your outfit, absolutely gorge

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

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  67. Okay, your puppy is officially the cutest little creature ever! She is so adorable, I love this breed!!!
    Your jacket is superb, and those shoes are

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  68. Wow.Great outfit.

    mfashionfreak.blogspot.com

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  69. Girl, you look gorgeous! Love your shoes! and your make-up! and that vibrant coat!

    Your puppy is simply adorable! Cute!

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  70. Amazing outfit - and the puppy is sweet!

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  71. wow those shoes are high and I love them.

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  72. I love your shoes and your outfit!:)

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  73. Wow, i love the bed jacket, only you can pull that off!

    xx
    Enter the Shabby Apple Dress Giveaway on my blog!

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  74. Holy moly-- that is an AMAZING kimono! Anything with fringe I instantly love :)
    La Petite Marmoset

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  75. amazing outfit, I loved :D
    http://vanessabelle.blogspot.com

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  76. Those shoes are awesome! I love your blog! :)

    Louisa

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  77. Your dog is always such a great accessory!

    http://jimpricute.blogspot.com/

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  78. hey gorgeous, i love that jacket!! where are you selling them? i didn't see any in your shop. . . can't believe i didn't think to compliment you on it last night, and saved myself this trouble. hope you girls had fun without me. i was packing until like midnight. lame.

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  79. LOVE the bed jacket.

    http://dressmeup-dressmedown.blogspot.com/

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  80. I enjoy these post the most. Miku is the cutest. You really inspire me to be a little daring on my everyday clothing choices.

    I'm from Orlando, and hate our scorching summers. I never know what to wear, because all I really want to do is walk around with as little clothing as possible, but you show that even dressing little can be very stylish.

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  81. You're a genius pairing such a simple outfit with that super chic bed jacket!

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  82. love the outfit so simple yet so amazing with that vest!

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

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  83. This bedjacket is gorgeous, so versatile :)

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  84. That jacket! How totally gorgeous. Really kicks your casual outfit up a notch. I love it.

    Miku is beyond adorable. I love his ears!!

    xo Robyn

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  85. Wow, best photo shoot of the spring! You look radiant! I'm in awe, seriously.

    Miku is so cute-- you should get him a Floridian goat for a pal. :-)

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  86. Wow Keiko! What a lovely design! You are so talented.

    Sophia
    http://lasophialsophia.blogspot.com

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  87. You look so gorgeous Keiko! And Miku is adorable as usual! I love your jacket, the fringe is so cute!



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  88. My dear,
    No dog is supposed to be washed frequently, it has nothing to do with your dogs specific breed. Washing a dog should always be the exception to the rule, like if she rolled in something exceptionally stinky.

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  89. Love your dog Miku, I have a Japanese Spitz as well, Yuki. Adore your blog darling. You're stunning and SO informative.

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  90. Hey Keiko!

    I adore your floral jacket! Where can I buy it? I didn't see it on your store site.

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  91. Love the jacket!!

    Cute dog :)

    bluejasminevodka.blogspot.com

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  92. That jacket with the fringe on is fantastic! Although I could never pull it off, you're beautiful Keiko :)

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  93. Love your look :)

    www.vintageglamlove.blogspot.com

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  94. That's the best jacket I've ever seen.

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  95. Loving on the floral jacket with fringe trim! Oh and the platforms too of course!

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  96. Love the floral fringe jacket, cute combo with the high-waisted denim shorts!

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  97. Your poochie Miku is adorable :)

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