Wednesday, July 27, 2011

flat and sassy







Outfit Details:
cutout top - c/o Threadsence
maxi skirt - c/o Spotted Moth
vintage belt - gift from my mom
rings - Forever 21 and street vendor
vintage necklace - gift from my mom
Mother of Pearl heels - c/o Seychelles
MAC clutch - c/o Rebecca Minkoff
glasses - Ray-Ban
lipstick/nails - Estée Lauder Melon/Estée Lauder Hot Coral polish

I never really developed in the chest area; I wore training bras until...well, I could probably still get away with wearing them. But hips, on the other hand - I've had what have been referred to as "birthin' hips" as far back as middle school. Back then, I wore extra large t-shirts and short BONGO shorts that masked my wide hips and the fact that I had a completely flat chest. It was a good look (it wasn't). I didn't dare try to fake it with a stuffed bra, though if I ever did, I would've tried the pudding technique, à la Teeny in  Now and Then. Be honest - how many of you did that?

That being said, I never had nor do I have an issue with my hips. Without them, I would have no curves at all. But maxi skirts like this tend to magnify how very hippy I am and I never thought it was a very flattering silhouette on me. Somewhere along the way, I decided I didn't give a crap, just like I decided in high school that being a part of the IBTC was something to be celebrated and not hidden under oversized shirts. We may not have boobs, but we have cheaper bras! And I may have big hips, but I'm wearing whatever the hell I feel like wearing. Downright rebellious, I am. Throw caution to the wind!

Plus, on this particular day, I had two people stop me to tell me I looked beautiful. That never happens! Who said New Yorkers aren't nice?




155 comments:

  1. I completely love that skirt!

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  2. lovely skirt! How nice of those people to say that, would never happen in here in England :L x

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  3. love this post! i really enjoy the "don't care" attitude and a willingness to wear what you want...i really need to apply that to my own life, sometimes.

    by the way, i've been on a bit of reading hiatus from your blog since i've been without internet for 2 months. i was wondering about the glasses you always wear nowadays--are they for your eyesight, or just a new, favorite accessory?

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  4. i really love your hairstyle and make up, it always makes me think of old and beautiful movies and you look so classy and elegant like one of this pretty filmstars of the golden era ;)

    love and kiss,mary

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  5. I'm this shape completely. The birthing hips and not too much in the chest region. When I got to college I decided to completely embrace it. Everybody is shaped differently, and I believe it's so beautiful. It doesn't really matter what anybody else thinks. Glad you embraced the maxi skirt, you look amazing.

    xo,
    Em

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  6. I have to agree with the New Yorkers - you look beautiful!

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  7. you do look beautiful! I would have never noticed your hips if you didn't say something haha, but hey it's good to have come curves ;)

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  8. hell yeah agree we're wearing whatever the hell we feel like wearing! And I really agree with the new yorkers :D you look beautiful! Oh wait you always look beautiful :)

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  9. Jennifer: For my eyesight:) Though I was known to fake it before I realized I actually needed them.

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  10. Thanks so much, everyone! You all are really, really kind:)

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  11. Emma: I believe we're referred to as "pear shaped" - which I'm into, because pears are my favorite fruit.

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  12. Keiko, that skirt looks absolutely gorgeous on you and it's incredibly flattering & you do look beautiful!! So a big thumbs up to wearing whatever you want. I've been absolutely smitten with green lately, it's such a gorgeous hue!! And that belt is too die for fab. Hope your Wednesday is a lovely one. xx veronika

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  13. You are incredibly beautiful! I am surprised that you don't randomly hear it from thousands of New Yorkers everyday. :-) That outfit is gorgeous and is really caught my eye. Love the way you styled it.

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  14. First of all, I LOVE that movie and my sister and I are both flat chested and we talk about that all the time. I have considered (and am considering) getting the ole breast enhancement. But, my bf says he loves me the way that I am. I am trying to become more comfortable with my body and then decide if I really "need" them or not. I love this outfit and I am glad two people told you you looked beautiful because you do!

    PS--The Wormers gave me the idea ;-)

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  15. I feel like no matter what shape woman are nowadays we always feel different. Girls with no curves feel "un-womanly" (i don't feel that's true) and girls like me with hourglass shapes feel "fat" (also not true). Its really a lose lose situation. I think you look beautiful! And I'm so happy to hear you don't have any issue with your body because to tell you the truth I had no idea what you were talking about at first and I've been reading your blog for over a year! You're so beautiful & I'm glad body consciousness doesn't control you.

    <3 Sarah

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  16. I love your lip color and your green maxi!

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  17. I don't have much chest either but you know what, we won't have to worry about them sagging so low when we get older! LOL! Anyway, you are truly beautiful and if you were in San Francisco you will get compliments ALL the time girl!

    XOXO
    Shels

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  18. I think you have such a beautiful silhouette, Keiko. You embody what every woman would love to look like. And the midi skirt looks flattering on you (it’s hard for me to pull them off because I’m petite, but you are a perfect height.) Looking fantastic, girl!

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  19. Frannie Pantz: I'm definitely not against cosmetic enhancement, as long as it is done for you and not anyone else. I would love to get porcelain veneers one day because my teeth are crooked and I'm not into wearing braces again. I know it's not plastic surgery but it's 100% vanity on my part;)

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  20. I'm a "pear shape" too and lately, largely due to it being bikini season, I've been feeling really uncomfortable with my body (mainly with my hips). But this post is making me want to embrace all that I've got. So thanks! :) The beauty of bodies is how different they all are, no two the same.

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  21. wow, my body is so similar. i lost a lot of weight a few years ago and lost my boobs. i'm not complaining bc i prefer a $15 bralette from american apparel any day to something with cups, padding and wires- downright opressive. and i know my hips arent going anywhere so i work them when i can! thanks for being so proud of how you look, your confidence and grace helps a lot of people.

    xxoo
    www.paperplanesandmaryjanes.com

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  22. nice look.... love it ;)


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  23. The thing about boobs, and I'm saying this as a well endowed girl, is that there are myriad ways to make them look bigger, but not many ways to minimize them, at least not temporarily. So if I had my druthers, I'd rather be a bit smaller.
    And I'm also starting to embrace wearing clothes that I like regardless of whether they're considered flattering for my body type. Not something I do every day, but it's fun to say to heck with it sometimes.

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  24. I love this outfit! So classy yet still pretty down-to-earth. I have pretty curvy hips too, so I love seeing that I might could pull off a maxi skirt! I usually don't worry about how big or small I look in clothes, but I've always steered clear of maxis. There's a first time for everything!

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  25. New Yorkers can be nice, I agree! You look great.

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  26. Love this outfit! I have the opposite configuration -- big boobs and no hips. I'm always told I look like I'll tip over haha!

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  27. I used to do the loose shirts and bongo shorts thing in high school too :-). Trust me the child-bearing hips really are a boon when it comes to ..... well, child-bearing :-D

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  28. i think you're gorgeous and have an amazing figure! i also have a pear shape, small on top and wider on bottom...which helped when i gave birth. and what nicely (if small) formed chest i did have, disappeared after having kids. oh well, that's life. but at least i have curves, which im proud of. you should be too, you're beautiful and have great style. lol, isn't it funny reflecting on things you used to wear, thinking it looked great, only to cringe about it now? i do that a lot :)

    ps. and i love Now and Then! I wanted to be Christina Ricci!

    Beneath the Glass

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  29. I had someone stop me in union square park and compliment my mocassins. New Yorkers can be really nice if you're really nice, too! :)

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  30. Story of my life! I have no boobs and big hips and I'm wearing a green maxi skirt as I type this. We could be twins :D You look amazing, love the skirt.

    http://iammeggy.blogspot.com

    xx

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  31. Love that skirt. I've had my eye on it for a while and it looks fabulous on you! And what are you talkin' about? You have bosoms a'plenty!

    Stop by my blog and tell me what you love about yourself.

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  32. Love this skirt! I just thrifted a similar one in green and I've been too afraid to wear it, you look amazing in maxi skirts..hips and all! At least you have the height, I'm 5'3 with hips and chest..It's too much haha big boobs are not fun! "Now and Then" was one of my favorite movies,loved me some Devon Sawa!

    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  33. I feel like my body is the same way, regardless we should be able to wear whatever we want without reserve. You look lovely in that skirt, it's a gorgeous shade of green and looks especially pretty with gold accessories.

    -Courtney

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  34. I've always considered you beautiful, and I'm a Southern boy from here in Houston, TX. Speaking of beautiful, that is what you are with this outfit. You are very lovely here. The skirt is very lovely.

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  35. You have a beautiful figure and that skirt looks great on you! Re the IBTC, be glad! I'm not huge, but that's where I sweat, and when it gets this hot, my boobs are a hot sweaty mess. I would LOVE to go bra-less but then they'd be down at my knees.

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  36. +5 pts for referencing bongo shorts. wow.

    also, great job doing all the right things to minimize your hippy physique. flowing skirt fabric, completely pleated, drapey top, belt at natural waist, etc. you don't look hippy at all in these, just gorgeous.

    ps - i think i walked down that sidewalk about 8 months ago, it looks way different all green and lush.

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  37. I have the same body type as you. However, I am 21 and still haven't leared to love the hips and accept my body. I hope my rebellious part will how up some day, because hiding my body isn't really what I plan on doing for the rest of my life. Thank you for this post, and, you look gorgeous!

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  38. Hi, I'm a new reader :) I absolutely love your style! And yay for hips, they're feminine :)

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  39. solidarity for hip loving <3 i am a 17 year old who inherited the hips my mom didn't get from my grandmother... :) you're beautiful keep that positivity!

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  40. Firstly, i'm with you on the boob issue, mine never grew. In fact i'd be very happy to have your bigger ones. haha. Secondly, you are not at all hippy and thirdly that skirt is a beaut, the colour and the pleats are perfect.

    C x
    http://memiorsofalittlethingcalledlife.blogspot.com

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  41. That silhouette is really beautiful on you.
    I love the body-positive attitude of this post.

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds.com

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  42. Join the club :) I have "child-bearing hips" and I'm teeny on top, lucky me, but I don't care really. I wear push up bras when I need a little something, something on top, and I wear sports bras at home under pjs. The ONLY time I have big breasts was when I was overweight or pregnant :)
    -Gabi from Savannah, TX

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  43. that skirt looks amazing on you! and i looooove the rings. :)
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  44. I love all the textures, and what a beautiful color skirt! And ugh, tell me about it - I swear my body is made from two completely different people (a tiny top half and a large bottom half). You're gorgeous though!!

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  45. Hi Keiko! I must say your skin is flawless, you look ethereal. Gorgeous green pleated skirt and interesting top.

    xoxo

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  46. Yay! Body Proud! My favourite kind of proud to be.

    I'm learning to wear things that I normally wouldn't because I thought they were unflattering and it's all because of....Beth Ditto! Every time I wear a skirt on a windy day or a fabric that maybe doesn't flow as much as I'd like it to and reveals just how rolly polly I am, I just say under my breath "Beth Ditto, Beth Ditto, Beth Ditto" until that nervous feeling passes.

    I'm definitely not a part of the IBTC but I've always said flat chicks can rock certain looks that us bosom bountiful girls simply cannot. A lot of shirts fit me perfectly everywhere EXCEPT the boobs especially H&M. I've ever gotten stuck in shirts, trying to take them back off while trying on, only to have my boobs deny my freedom and a mild panic attack while I wonder if I should keep struggling alone in the change room or ask someone for help. I kinda doubt that happens to small chested.

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  47. Nice outfit! I have a similar body to yours. There are days where I curse my hips (and, well, my rather 'flat' chest). On other days, I am happy I have some curves. I guess it just depends on the day and my mood ;-)

    I actually was one of those girls who stuffed her bra when she was 12. I can tell you, it wasn't a good day for me. I had two older friends (male) who were like brothers to me. One of them told me, right before The Most Embarrassing Moment In My Life (it deserves the capitals), that he was surprised I already had 'so much in the chest area'. Five minutes later, the other friend decided to pick me up by my legs and hang me upside down. And yes... that's where it happened... the tissues that I had carefully stuffed into my bra fell out! At first the boys didn't realize where the tissues came from, but the second they did, they started laughing so loud. Oops!


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  48. Absolutely amazing!!From jewelry to skirt,adore it!;)
    xx
    B.

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  49. I'm also the same way, I am and will always be an A (and even then...those are still too big) with ginormous hips.

    I'm really not a big fan of maxi anything. I really love that skirt though, the pleats and the fabric make it really whimsical and elegant.

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  50. Gosh I love this post! Thank you for talking about your appreciation for your hips. I also have "birthin' hips" and just embrace it. Like my mom said back in high school when I was super self conscious about my hips: "That's one thing you'll never be able to change so you better learn to love it."

    Also, love the Now and Then shout out. I totally recently watched that movie when I saw it on Netflix.

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  51. I have always wanted smaller boobs (even in 8th grade when they were a B cup). The grass is always greener!

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  52. So I must tell you...you have opened my eyes to the wonders of thrifting..I stumbled across your blog a few weeks ago, and fell in love with your outfits..and now I am slightly obsessed with thrifting..haha

    ps: I love your makeup

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  53. i'm surprised you don't get more comments on the street. :) you tend to always look beautiful! i think i'm in love with this particular look. the skirt is just so gorgeous and you accessorized perfectly!

    x

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  54. love love love dis N i just got a skirt like this so now I knwo how to style it woo hoo

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  55. Gorgeous :)
    It's actually nice to not see stick thin girls on blogs tbh!

    I love how your skin almost glows in photos :) beauuutiful xx

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  56. Same with me :)! And I bought my first maxi skirt this summer. It's still a bit unusual, but I try to get used to it... This definetely helped!

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  57. Beautiful photo's. You and your outfit are lovely♥

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  58. no, i completely agree with those new yorkers. you're definitely beautiful, especially in this pictures. you're glowing for some reason, and the color of that skirt is completely flattering. i love the whole ensemble.

    and one good thing for those of you with not so giant chests: you can wear little bralettes like these and not look like a skanko walking down the street. lucky.

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  59. i loved this story and i will always admire your confidence. however i am jealous of your small chest and would be down to trade you mine fo free ;) gorgeous outfit as always! xo

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  60. cute post. :) and you always look gorgeous!

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  61. That maxi looks perfect on you! And I could never get away with bra exposed through cut--outs, I would look TOTALLY indecent - so your shape has its bennifits!

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  62. You look stunning or I should say: you are stunning! I love the skirt.
    And I'm really grateful for this post, I could write the same about myself: flat chest, big chips and I've grew to be all right with it, though when I was younger it used to be an issue, but hey, I look like I look and there are certain things that I can't change so I might as well just live with it.

    Take care Darling, you're fabulous!

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  63. your belt is exquisite keiko! a real eye catcher against the black!

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  64. First of all, you look fabulous. I love that skirt, color and everything. (the belt is rather fabulous too)

    Second, kudos to the attitude. I've had the words 'birthing hips' applied to me more than a few times (the weirdest was from a random woman in a grocery store!) and it took me a while to wear certain things, like the maxi skirt but I did and it became one of my favorites!

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  65. Keiko, has anyone ever told you sort of look like Sofia Coppola?

    (hope you take this as a compliment, since Sofia is absolutely beautiful!)

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  66. You always look stunning Kekiko, and have a beautiful body. You also give confidence to those of us who are lacking in the chest area, because you are so gorgeous. Great outfit as well!
    Love,
    Paige Renae

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  67. fab belt and what a gorg colored skirt

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  68. I agree Keiko, fashion rules be dammed. If I want to wear something that doesn't accentuate every strength and hide every flaw I'm not gonna feel bad about it. I'm going to feel proud that I was myself and wore what I wanted. Cause isn't that what's it all about? :)

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  69. Aww, Keiko! I have the same body type! But we are blessed and have gravity our our sides ;)

    xxoo

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  70. I never had to stuff my bra in high school - hello, early development! - but I did get teased about having "fat legs", meaning I didn't wear shorts until about two years after I left high school and realised my legs were absolutely fine, and if I wanted to wear a mini then I had every right to rock it!

    You look lovely in the photos, and I love the colour of your skirt!

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  71. It doesnt look like you have big hips at all!! I have humongous hips, I hate them :( Alas I still (mostly) wear things that do accentuate them....but If I didnt I'd be wearing the same thing all the time and thats just boring! I love the maxi and mesh t-shirt by the way xx

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  72. First off, I love the top you're wearing! Secondly, I have a bigger half and smaller top area as well and I find myself picking that as a flaw. But, I've learned to wear clothing that balances myself out! Screw what people think!!

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  73. Keiko, you DO look beautiful - in every post for that matter! ;)
    Love your skirt and belt. Such a gorgeous combo. I'll trade boobs with you if you want? Haha. I wish I was smaller so I could wear strappy dresses without having to worry about the bra situation!

    xx

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  74. I am in love with that vintage belt...oh yea!

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  75. Well you go girlfriend - I was (and still am) small on the chest size, but bigger on the hip size (I've also had those good ole' birthin' hips from a young age)and accepted it a couple of years ago too (i think its more you do just stop caring so much) ... You DO look gorgeous in this outfit though and how lovely of New Yorkers to tell you so. Hers to smaller chest and bigger hipped girls

    Anna xo

    http://www.lifesshinyprettythings.blogspot.com/

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  76. I adore your glasses! I just wrote a blog post about a similar or possibly the exact same pair!

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  77. I think you happen to have a very nice figure, and I think you look great in this outfit too.
    Looove the cut out top BTW.

    Love,
    Deer. Lady

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  78. I am totally a member of the IBTC and somehow gained wide shoulders with them...such an odd combination! I really need to start throwing some of that caution to the wind! you look very beautiful as usual! I'm such a fan of maxis as well! :) -Lo

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  79. you DO look great! gorgeous. (i was accused of stuffing in jr. high. HELLO. that's when you "grow" up!)

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  80. I love that green skirt with the gold accessories!

    xo Julia
    galmeetsglam.com

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  81. That is a *fantastic* belt.

    I had the opposite problem growing up, being an early developer and kind of on the chub side back then (not a good recipe for someone who wanted to be a ballet dancer.) Also did the enormous T-shirt thing to hide...and no, it was never a good look, haha. Anyway, I think we always covet other people's bodies. It's good to get to a place where you're finally happy with your own.

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  82. So looking at your pictures, the skirt doesn't appear sheer but the spotted moth website says that it is. As someone who has actually worn the skirt, what would you say?

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  83. Oh, lol, I'm flat...but I rather say small than flat. Flat is just
    TOO SAD!! -.- LOL!
    And I honestly have no idea what the pudding technique is. O.o My first time hearing of it.
    But then again, while growin up I was never concered with boobs, I never cared for it. lol.
    And today, I still don't care for boobs, but I do sometimes get sad, that I can't
    pull off certain type of dresses, because I don't have the boobs for it. LOL. >.< DARN!
    LOL, I never heard of, IBTC. I learned 2 new things from your post! lol.
    And lol @ "We may not have boobs, but we have cheaper bras!"
    But onto your outfit, I LOOOVE IT! LOVE THE WHOLE LOOK!
    And I looove your skin, SOOO FLAWLESS! ♥

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  84. you look completely beautiful keiko, i always love your lips :)

    you style this look perfectly, i didnt even notice your hips!

    im flat too, i think its good . small boobs = less pressure haha!! :)

    sydsense

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  85. Firstly, I love Now and Then!
    And secondly, you ARE beautiful!

    This green is such a gorgeous colour on you.

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  86. Well I think you look great. Just saying. :)

    Lots of love,
    Sunshine Sarah

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  87. so in love with that skirt :)


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  88. I really can't believe you think you have wide hips! Believe me, you're not hippy at all.
    Also, you look gorgeous! And I just love your rings.

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  89. you are beautiful!!!
    awesome outfit!!!I adore the green maxi skirt.

    xoxo
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  90. Love love love your outfit! And it suits you perfectly, you look amazing :)

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  91. i love the skirt. for sure maxi skirts are great. and the color is beautiful as well:)

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  92. I absolutely love your skirt!!

    Erin
    www.simplyjustlovelyblog.com

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  93. You really do look beautiful! Great post! We should all embrace ourselves for who we are :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  94. I completely agree!There is no need to hide our bodies, we are all different and that's what makes us beautiful and special! I love the green skirt, so beautiful!!!

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  95. Yay Now and Then! I've been busty since about age 14, but I still always related to Teeny the most.

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  96. I have huge hips as well, but damn proud of them! And you ARE beautiful!

    justQUACHit

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  97. Was the name of this post inspired by a chorus line? "Flat and sassy I would get the strays and losers beggars really can't be choosers, that ain't it kid. That ain't it kid!" I LOVE that song :) And I love this outfit, you do indeed look beautiful, as always.

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  98. You are always smashing darling. I love the green skirt! So feminine!

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  99. love this outfit on you!! the belt is a perfect little add on... and the color of the maxi is just wonderful! you look great.

    xxx
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  100. Like you, I spent all my life as a charter member of the IBTC. Now at age 52 (yes, OLD people read/love your blog!!) I'm in a C-cup. Who knew I'd have them now? I also have hips, but am petite and wear a size 0/2, so sweet pea, don't despair. Unlike the majority of women my age, I don't have saggy boobs that hang around my waist. You look perfect and adorable!! Bless you for embracing who you are!

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  101. Hello there sweetie! You look adorable and the outfit is great! Would you like to check my blog and if you like follow me to?:
    http://kikisbookofdreams.blogspot.com/
    I'm already a follower at your blog!
    xoxo Kiki

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  102. I follow you on google reader, and your post for today made me go "Oooo!" because i love, love your outfit. So it's a good thing you threw caution to the wind, because you look incredible. I, too, am in the wide hip/no chest club (my mom prayed I wouldn't have a big chest and it worked). I have never been bothered by not having a chest, and I like to think the wider hips just make my waist look smaller.

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  103. love everything about this outfit

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  104. Ray Bans never look that good on me! Lovee the outfit and your lip color is super cute!

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  105. Kudos to you! I agree...wear what you want! If it makes you feel good you will look good (as evidenced by the fact that you got compliments this day!) Also, you look totally totally amazing.

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  106. I love that you've embraced who you are size-wise! I feel your pain; I've got a non-existent chest and what I like to call a "ghetto Asian booty" (which, when you're barely 5'2" can be a hindrance and a blessing). I just adore the color of your maxi skirt! I'm a sucker for green, and it's such a refreshing and lively color. Your whole outfit is gorgeous and so are you! :) Can't wait for more outfit posts!

    xo Sarah Willow
    www.sarahwillowhere.blogspot.com

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  107. YES! My Bongo shorts and huge t-shirt were an attempt to hide boobs that were way too big!

    Bongo shorts + t-shirt = my uniform for growing up in FL.

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  108. Lovely lipstick & pleated skirt.


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  109. lady you DO look beautiful, i love every bit of this outfit! and while i do not think the maxi skirt makes you look hippy, i also am of the opinion that 'hippy' should not be an insult- its just... a description, like brown hair or small feet. i don't get the general obsession people have w/ hiding their hips. i think having hips is hot! in the most non-creepy way possible, of course.

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  110. You call that flat? It could always be worse :) I think pear shape has more to do with the shoulders-hips ratio, i.e. narrow shoulders broad hips, not neccessarily with boobs size. Anyway, at least when sewing you won't have to bother with things like Full Bust Adjustments or Narrow Chest Adjustments :)

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  111. Your chiffon maxi skirt is to DIE FOR.

    I'm a new follower! Love your blog!

    xo

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  112. Life's too short to worry about if something emphasizes your 'bad' qualities or not. Bad is completely in sarcastic quotes there.
    You rock the confidence, therefore, you rock everything you put on.

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  113. Gorgeous!


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  114. *sigh* You have the best skirts.

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  115. Love your outfit! All the little details, like the rings are fabulous!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,
    Nicole

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  116. I too have the same 'no boobs' problem. When I was in high school I hated it. But now I don't care about it. It's funny how age changes your perspective.
    I'm so glad that you decided to try the maxi skirt, it really looks amazing on you. And those strangers were right, you do look beautiful.

    On another note, I just found your blog, and I'm seriously addicted!

    x
    Maria

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  117. teh outfit is amazing, and the glasses....sooooo cool!

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  118. I absolutely love your maxi skirt!
    And your jewelry is gorgeous :)

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    xoxo Jasmin

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  119. You look beautiful! Love the skirt.

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  120. love your outfit
    you look amazing!

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  121. I hear ya. I hate the term "birthin' hips," but luckily I accepted my rather wide hips and flat chest a while ago. And heck yeah, smaller chest does equal cheaper bras (and cuter with more options)! Not to mention, with some of my bras I can practically choose my chest size to fit my outfit!

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  122. I'm so glad you decided to wear a maxi skirt, because you look beautiful! So I'm not surprised to hear that a couple of people stopped to tell you the same thing! I love these colors, and your jewelry is gorgeous too!

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  123. That's nice of those strangers! You do look great and green is your color!

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  124. I really love the combo of the green skirt with the coral lyps, very antique looking, I love it!

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  125. Grass is greener... and speaking of green, that skirt is freakin' gorgeous!

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  126. so beautiful! i have wide hips, too, and i love them. i could do without the thick thighs, but whatevs. bodies are strong and beautiful no matter what shape or size.

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  127. I really like your style! :)
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  128. I kind of love you. And really don't want to. You're the type of pretty girl I try very hard not to like. Damn you. :)

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  129. Keiko;

    You are such an inspiration. I love that you are willing to be yourself and not to try to fit into the norms of society.

    You look beautiful!!

    http://www.thelifeofanie.blogspot.com

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  130. You're looking absolutely breathtaking! Just came across your blog, I love it!
    xxx

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  131. I love the skirt! xx

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  132. I have "birthin' hips" too and avoid maxi skirts for the same reason, but you look great in this! Maybe I'll have to try it again :)

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  133. I've got birthin' hips and a booty to boot! The title of this post got Chorus Line's "Dance 10, Looks 3" stuck in my head!

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  134. Love the skirt, especially the color, and the belt!
    xx Allie

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  135. lol, have you seen 27 dresses? Thats where I learned about the IBTC :p

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  136. I'm shaped the same way. I've never been self conscience of my chest though. I was never teased about so that probably helped. But I love my hips, and I'll wear whatever i feel comfortable doing, as long as the fit is good (not pulling/tight) I say go for it!

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  137. Hi, just wanted to stop by and say that i absolutely loove this outfit, you do look beautiful! Also, wanted to apologize for the loss of your gorgeous pony- Ive been riding horses since I was 8 and have lost a couple best friends as well- one of old age and one gone much too soon. It's hard to know which one is more difficult sometimes. I cried when I read your post, and send you all my strength.

    -Robin

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  138. You look beautiful! I wish I had more hips. I think they make a woman look so feminine with that pin-up shape. I really love how this skirt looks on you too. Definitely super pretty!

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  139. You completely awesome.. Love your outfit and accessories.. I hope I can also wear this kind of outfit.. You look so pretty and fashionable.. :)

    More hugs,

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  140. You look amazing. I love the rings, and especially the cut out shirt.

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  142. That emerald color is divine, divine, divine.

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  143. love the complete look, specially the skirt.. what a brilliant color.

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  144. I am also flat chested and hippy. We can take over the world.

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  145. Amazing look!
    x
    http://givemetruthloveandfreedom.blogspot.com/

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  146. Are you kidding me? You are stunning! I know the no boob part, but I've just decided that they are proportional to the rest of me. You look great and I think if you have never said anything about hips/boobs, I would never even have thought about it. You look great in that skirt!

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  147. hahah! I have the same body issues - IBTC + birthin hips since a young age! And big arms to boot. But I'd never guess it - you always look gorgeous and beautiful!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  148. I love the combination of top+skirt in this outfit! I always feel self-conscious wearing long maxi skirts but you manage to pull it off flawlessly! Definite outfit inspiration and who knows? Maybe I'll give in and finally buy myself a long skirt :)

    I wanted to ask, I've been looking for a bralette in a bold color like yours for the longest time, where did you find yours?

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  149. beautiful photos!too many interesting things Dog training

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