Monday, August 29, 2011

leopard






Outfit Details:
hat - Gap
ADAM blazer - Gilt
Equipment blouse (similar one here)- purchased with gift card c/o Loehmanns
lovely wave shorts - Queen's Wardrobe
Romance boots - c/o Seychelles
bracelets - Nine West
Boxy leather tote - c/o Foley + Corinna
glasses - Ray-Ban
lipstick - MAC pro longwear lipcreme in Unlimited

I took these pictures right before I headed off to Arrojo Studio for cut and color. I let my hair air dry for maximum "this is what you're working with" effect - what a hot mess. It was maybe three or four different colors - what was going on? I stopped coloring my hair a long time ago and never corrected the rest. Look how disgruntled I look in that first photo. Don't let that happen to you.

I'll show you the after pictures, tomorrow. I'm super happy with it! It's a subtle change, which is exactly what I asked for.

In the meantime, I wanted to check in with all of you and see how you fared through the weather. We got lucky in our neighborhood - just a few trees down and temporary outages. I know a lot of people weren't quite as lucky in other states...hope you all are safe and dry.



80 comments:

  1. i can never get enough of scallop detailing. love this look.

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  2. sometimes, i am envious of all the betty draper blondes and the joan halloway reds of the world, but have yet to take the color plunge. i probably won't, until i begin to gray....

    great blazer and leopard pairing!

    http://dallianceswithsuitsandskirts.blogspot.com/

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  3. You look absolutely stunning! Can't wait to see the after pictures :)
    -P.
    Bowtie Diary

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  4. I love those shorts! I think I saw a pair similar to those on Urban Outfitters. Your blazer is amazing as well!

    Gabby
    http://stardependentvintage.blogspot.com

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  5. Love the cat print!

    Subtle changes are the best, I think.

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  6. love this outfit!
    x
    http://givemetruthloveandfreedom.blogspot.com/

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  7. Excited to see the "after" pictures. I'm sure you look awesome.

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  8. love this outfit so much! i wish my hair looked that good air dryed..mine is turning into a 3 color mess,i just want to see my natural shade haha! can't wait to see the after pics, i'm sure it's perfect!

    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  9. i love those scalopped shorts and the shoes are amazing!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  10. love leopard in this combination!great!

    http://babylovesfashion.blogspot.com/

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  11. I recently stumbled upon your blog as a result of a Pinterest pin - I can't remember what it was now. Anyways.
    You have a great style about you.
    I love those shoes!
    YES!

    -L

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  12. love the dress ;D

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  13. What a beautiful shirt! I loves this city chique look :) x

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  14. the shorts are beautiful and nice combination with the leopard print! xo

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  15. Can't wait to see the new hair. I had the same multi-colour problem the one and only time I bleached my hair. I was seventeen and had the underside bright-red but when I grew my hair out crazy orange blotches followed!

    Sorcha x
    Bonfire Brunette

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  16. love the whole outfit!
    i especially loooooove the blazer and your shoes!!!

    im in the same boat with my hair lol

    glad you were safe!

    TTFN

    Lexy♥

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  17. The outfit stole my heart with the leopard print and scalloped shorts. Can’t wait to see your hair styling results from Arrojo Salon!

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  18. I love the leopard shirt and the shorts:)

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  19. in love with the shirt and the hat. great picks

    http://styleaccordingtome.blogspot.com

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  20. Always such an inspiration!

    XoXo
    Plami

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

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  21. I love the shoes!

    www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com

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  22. Psh, your air dried hair is not even bad! It's just missing a little volume but seriously, you're lucky, it looks pretty darn good au naturale! Can't wait to see the subtle change!

    Love those shorts paired with leopard print!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  23. I'm always a little scared of animal print - but you wear it brilliantly! Love it with your blazer.

    http://iammeggy.blogspot.com

    xx

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  24. I love animal print and those romance boots would be an amazing purchase for fall, seriously considering it.

    Liv @ bklynlifestyle.blogspot.com

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  25. Wow... you are really beautiful! Love the look too

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  26. Shoes are kick ass!

    http://thefashpress.blogspot.com/

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  27. Lobe ure outfiit ,
    You re such an inspiration :x


    Bisous :x

    Doudinou <3

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  28. Cutest outfit. I've been looking for some inspiration to wear my QW shorts without tucking things into them. I love this! Thanks so much!

    You always have the best shoes.

    Courtney
    I Can Be Many Things

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  29. I'm swooning over those shoes!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  30. the scalloped hem on the shorts adds a darling detail to your wild outfit. love it! the hurricane was nice to us for the most part in DC. just branches scattered here and there. glad you are safe. can't wait to see your hair :)

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  31. Beautiful!! I love the shoes!

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  32. you look just amazing!
    kisses from prague and have a great day sweetie!
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  33. I love this! Those are exactly the kind of shorts I wanted for this summer!! Apparently the scalloped hem idea didn't really catch on here in the UK... :( Sad times.

    This is one of my favourite outfits I think I've seen you in. Which is why I'm commenting, for the first time since I stumbled across your blog a couple of months ago. Apologies for being a silent reader!

    Oh, and thank you for showing that you don't have to be rail thin to look fabulous :) You're an inspiration xo.

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  34. Love the outfit! The shorts are especially adorable with the scalloped edge. Glad you were able to stay safe!

    struckbywonder.blogspot.com

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  35. cuuutest shorts!
    and disgruntled?! yeah right. you look adorable ;) but i'm sure your new hair cut is super duper cute.

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  36. lovely as always :)

    http://behindcatiseyes.blogspot.com/

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  37. You look gorgeous as always. Love the scalloped shorts, especially with the leopard top!

    Carmen Ri.

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  38. I love the whole outfit!

    http://therealbisforbrittany.blogspot.com/

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  39. this whole outfit is fantastic - but in love with those scallop shorts!

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  40. Your shorts are so lovely!! I can see the hues on your hair, but for me that's nothing awful about it. And I'm sure your new cut and color will be fierce. ♥ Tati

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  41. Love the leopard print - just wondering if it is ever going to go out of fashion, haha.
    Hope you and your friends and fam are ok with the hurricane and all! Stay safe! :)

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  42. The blouse looks amazing on you! :D

    Have a Good Day!

    David

    VirtuallyStunning.blogspot.com

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  43. can't get enough of the scallop detail!! love this on you keiko!! and pshhh your hair is fabulous the way it is :) but can't wait to see that new hair too!! :)

    x
    Lainey
    http://www.violetcrayola.com

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  44. Love the animal print, and glasses.

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  45. Wow. You really have a thing for leopard lately. :) ~I love how you styled here with the jacket and boots though. Really cool.

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  46. Love those boots and you look stunning! I can't wait for the after pictures! xx Joice

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  47. Great detailing on the Seychelles-- fashionable and looks functional. Aren't they comfortable? I like that brand.

    Also, what could be a cute, quick change to the ensemble would be the unbuttoning of the top button and the last while tying the tails at the front into a knot. To make it more apropos for night, exchanging the tote for a cute clutch, the boots for some flashy heels, the Unlimited lips to Lady Danger, and perhaps the addition of feathery lashes. :)

    <3 Florina
    www.swervesome.com

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  48. Just perfect !
    http://demoiselleaparis.canalblog.com/

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  49. love those shorts and that leo print rocks !!

    ❤‿❤

    www.letiziabarcelona.com

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  50. wow I love this outfit! :)

    Check out our blog:
    http://fashionflirtblog.blogspot.com/

    xoxo, FashionFlirt

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  51. interestingly
    http://blackgrapefruit.blogspot.com/

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  52. cute glasses! :)

    http://miikax3.blogspot.com/

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  53. love the leopard print!!! :)

    xo jeanette

    www.simplychicforcheap.wordpress.com

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  54. i always love leopard print!

    Vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  55. I love to see this "wild side" of yours which appears to be my favorite print as well!;)
    xoxo
    Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

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  56. Ultimately I love your blog because of you... you're such a great writer and so creative!

    But I used to be much more inspired by your outfits before you got loads of free stuff! Now don't get me wrong, I think it is awesome that you get free stuff... that's pretty much a dream come true lol. I just miss the old days where you used more thrifted items. Not just because they were thrifted but because I think it forced you to be more creative. I feel like some of the magic is lost. But styles do change... and I'm still a HUGE fan. I will be no matter what you wear lol. Cheers!

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  57. Hi... leopard is so fabulous. I found some great leopard pieces myself that you can see on www.artalarue.com

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  58. Glad you guys are okay! We had the same thing here. I absolutely love this look..I need a little leopard in my wardrobe. :) -Lo

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  59. Glad that you're ok!

    Love this outfit, the blouse and shorts are gorgeous!

    http://thesignaturebow.blogspot.com/
    OUTFIT POST: Citadel Parade

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  60. love this outfit! the accessories are awesome.

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  61. Beautiful, love that hat, this look is so chic.

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  62. Stefanie-Anne:
    I have pretty strong feelings about this argument. I understand the frustration, and I'm grateful that you not only feel comfortable to speak your mind with me, but that you also opened up the conversation respectfully. Here are my thoughts on all of it:

    Just like money can't buy you style, neither can free stuff. It does make it easier to put together an outfit when you have more to choose from, but it doesn't dictate your personal style. I'm extremely fortunate to receive gifts from companies and I know that most people don't have this luxury. It's a perk that comes with the territory, and I think a lot of people would have a hard time turning it down. I am one of those people, obviously. I can only be honest about that - I'm a human!

    The items I'm wearing in this post, save for the purse and blouse, have been in my closet for ages and in heavy rotation. Thought I got it with a gift card, I picked out the blouse while shopping with friends - and it was 70% off or something crazy like that. I still am a bargain hunter and I keep things in my closet that are likely to be worn time and again. I think I've worn these shorts at least a million times (hyperbole!) - I even bought a second pair because I ruined the first.

    I sincerely do understand this gripe that people have with style bloggers. But I get a little defensive when my personal style comes into question. Companies might let me pick something out, gratis, but no one ever dresses me. I have very strict rules for what I receive and I will only ever wear things that I actually love. I promise you that.

    That being said, thrifting in New York SUCKS. I had the pleasure of thrifting in Florida and got some awesome things, and I can't wait to do the same in LA. I plan on making a regular feature of head to toe affordable fashion, minus the c/o pieces. I actually have my first one scheduled for next week - every pic I post is several days or even a couple of weeks old. I'm so behind!


    annnnd I am just as verbose as usual. I hope this doesn't offend you (or anyone else) at all - I just wanted to explain my feelings on the matter. Thank you for continuing to read, and I hope I can bring you something to your liking very soon!

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  63. Rina: I wear Seychelles more than anything. Their shoes are so comfortable and still really cute!!

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  64. Dear Keiko, you are oh so fabulous and this outfit is BEYOND amazing. I absolutely love how you styled it--it's perfection. and for some reason when you said "fared" i read it first as "farted" and I'm still giggling over that. teehee. Hope to cross paths next week in NYC and meet you in person!!

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  65. You make me want to buy a top or anything animal print, cause I have none in my closet.

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  66. love your outfit!!!

    www.herpersona.blogspot.com
    www.herpersona.blogspot.com

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  67. You got the red out of your hair - nice!

    What do you think of the arrojo salon?

    Nick's a cutter I'd be wary!!

    Other than that the new color looks nice, but the makeup could use a little change to accentuate the new color!

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  68. Your hair still looks good. I'm jelly.

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