Tuesday, September 13, 2011

little cape










Outfit Details:
Miss Patina dress - Emerging Thoughts
vintage cape - from my mom
hat - H&M
Keiko belt - had it since I was a kid
socks - Nordstrom
Seychelles Hawk wedges - Gilt
boxy tote - c/o Foley + Corinna
rings - vintage and Forever 21 
nails - from the Urban Decay Holiday Nail Kit (we went for manicures)


My style has changed quite a bit over the years; I tend to go through phases, like an angst-ridden teenager. Still, I have a collection of pieces that seem to make their way into whatever current wardrobe situation I have going. I always come back to this cape - it's the first thing I ever wore on this blog. Of course, I guess the belt trumps the cape. That belt has been in my possession almost as long as I've had horses (twenty-two years).


116 comments:

  1. OH. That cape. I have a few vintage capes I've picked up or been given and I'm anxiously awaiting cool weather because of them.

    And your nails? Divine.

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  2. The cape is beautiful and I can see why it’s such a favourite of yours. I love those pieces that no matter what stick with you through the years and continue to bring you joy.

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  3. Honestly, one of my favorite looks you've posted! You look gorgeous! I have always wanted a cape...

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  4. Beautiful love that cape! Love how it looks with the whole outfit. Your hair looks fabulous down! Xo

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  5. Love the outfit. Especially, the personalized belt, so sweet.

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  6. I love this fall outfit and your cape in particular! This is just really beautifully put together with great layering and accessories.

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  7. Amazing outfit! I love the socks with the wedges! The cape is gorgeous too :)

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  8. I like your face. It's cute. :)

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  9. such a great Fall outfit! <3 www.wifelifexo.blogspot.com

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  10. So I was scrolling down thinking, "yes, cool, I like it.."

    And then I saw the belt! Holy hell that's just the coolest thing ever!

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  11. that dress is gorgeous. and together with the cape ~~ Perfect! ~~

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  12. Gorgeous! I love the earthy colours and that dress is simply beautiful!
    xxx

    London Last Night

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  13. That outfit is absolutely beautiful! I love the cape, it's one of my favorite fall colors. :)

    -Kat
    http://certainsomethingvtg.etsy.com

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  14. they have got to be my favorite pair of shoes you own! i drool everytime I see them!

    & you're always just so cute! lovee the cape :)

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  15. I really like thsi outfit! Very vintagy and a bit of a 60's flavour!

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  16. You look so pretty. I bought my first vintage cape this year ($2!!!) I haven't had a chance to wear it yet though. Can't wait for it to get cool enough outside!

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  17. oh my god! you look absolutely gorgeous!

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  18. Great Fall outfit. I love your makeup and nails too!

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  19. Love this look! And I can see why that cape is one of your fav. So classic! And the belt is awesome!

    XoXo
    Shels

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  20. keiko,

    it is SO funny that your wrote what you wrote, bc i was just about to say this outfit made me breath a sigh of relief. sometimes i get a bit sad ( and i mean this in no offense at all) but i used to feel like i related more to your vintage happy-go-lucky type of style when your blog first started out. i know your style changes throughout time and i still love your posts but this post definitely brought me back for a second! ive been following your blog for years now, and it is good to know that the vintage loving cutesy keiko is still there!! and so nice to know that youre down to earth enough to say your style has changed with time!! ah... just <3 ya!!


    <3 steffy
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  21. I LOVE your outfit! Seriously. So perfectly autumn!

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  22. You look like an absolute doll here! And those nails!! They are so gorgeous & fun! Love them!

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  23. I love that you got the cape from your mom. My little girl is only two, and I often hold on to things because I think (hope) she'll want it. xx

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  24. I love this outfit! Especially the way you use your memorable staples, like the belt! Beautiful as always

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  25. This might be my favorite outfit you've worn..ever. I adore it!! So perfect, you look gorgeous!

    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  26. Well you look lovely, Keiko! I lovee the belt, so cute. And your nails are cool, did you do them yourself?
    It looks as if it's cooled down there quite a bit, great look for the fall transition!

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  27. Wow! I have never had anything that long!!!! I love this, the dress, the cape, belt and hat....perfect combination!

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  28. I love reincorporating clothes from different style phases into my current wardrobe! I feel like those key pieces that we keep going back to are the pieces that really define our style! (:

    I love this look! I would definitely wear this outfit! I love the cape, the dress, the socks, everything!! :D

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  29. Wow, I love your cape. It's pretty and adds a nice touch to this outfit!

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  30. Beautiful colors, one of my favorite outfits of yours. I especially love the texture of the socks!





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  31. You always dress absolutely darling! That cape is so lovely on you. Whatever changes you make to your style, you look impeccable.

    ♥, Jamie
    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  32. You look so pretty! I really love this look with the cape
    Shasie of Live Life in Style

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  33. I love those shoes! I'm to scared to try and pull off the high socks look. HELP!

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  34. Adore, wow this outfit couldn't be anymore perfect.

    Miranda
    www.indcfashion.com

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  35. oh my gosh <3 knee socks plus that collar plus a cape. This outfit makes me want a cape.

    Sarah
    ( Fashion Battleship )

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  36. This is absolutely amazing and I want to recreate a similar look! It was so great to meet you last week! P.S. I remember reading the story on this cape--I think your mom found it in the trash and snatched it up? Such a good find and I love it every time you style it!

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  37. I think I love everything about your outfit!!

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  38. Love your outfit. You know its fall when all the bloggers break out their capes :-)

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  39. Oh my gosh, Keiko! I LOVE this outfit so much - you look stunning! It was so great to see you for a little bit in NYC! xo

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  40. I think this is the most beautiful outfit I have ever seen on you. It's absolutely gorgeous!

    I love everything about it!

    Simply Elegant

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  41. This is perfect! I love everything about this outfit!! You are so, so pretty!

    x Aliya
    papermoonsandmacarons.blogspot.com

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  42. Love this outfit
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  43. Dude. I never comment (yet, a loyal stalker and reader none the less. Creepy) but I had to tell you that you've out done yourself! Seriously amazing work. Gold Star awarded for awesome outfit.

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  44. The cape looks gorgeous! I always love how you pair vintage and current fashion items.

    Ash :o)

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  45. Love the whole outfit! x

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  46. ooh I love tooled leather belts, yours is too cool. your whole outfit is just so precious, and your hair looks great!

    <3Meghan

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  47. freakin love that outfit. definitely love it! You're so adorable, i love you're style!

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  48. Dear Keiko. I love your love for over the knee socks. I love them so much, I cant wait to wear them all fall/winter.

    -Lovely
    www.thelovelyleigh.blogspot.com

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  49. GASP! Ultra-romantic and gorgeous, Miss Keiko. One of my absolute fave looks by you. *swoon*

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  50. LOVE THE DRESS <3 EVERYTHING`S CUTE ON YOU !

    xoxo SHIKI.
    ateliershiki.blogspot.com/

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  51. you look so cute and I love youre nails :)

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  52. Lovely outfit Keiko, you always look amazing!

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  53. amazing dress and cape!
    x
    http://givemetruthloveandfreedom.blogspot.com/

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  54. ahh, lovely outfit, I love the belt!! I have the same f21 ring but in silver, its really cool!

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  55. Beautiful !

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  56. You look lovely! This cape is so beautiful! I cannot wait for the weather to cool off here as well!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  57. A big WOW! That is one awesome outfit! The cape matches with everything!

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  58. Love the whole outfit! Miss the glasses a bit though. ;)

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  59. That look is just soo cute! Love the hat and the dress :)

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  60. Love the combination! You wear it so well, too. I can't wear anything this cute to work.... supposed to be dressed down so as not to encourage lecherous thoughts (working at a massage therapy center) but on my one or two days off, I'd love to look this amazing!

    xox

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  61. Cute outfit and i love, love, love your hair on these pictures! :)

    xx

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  62. Keiko, oh my goodness I'm in love with this beautiful outfit & photos -LOVE! I'm smitten with both the dress & that vintage cape, also the styling is just SO adorable. xo veronika

    PS bought the same hat at H&M and love it!

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  63. arg, you are so gorgeous!
    I go through phases too. I went through a hoodies-boots-and-skinny-jeans phase a couple years ago... it still haunts me.

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  64. damn. my mom is reliable for her old clothes, but not this reliable !! you look so academic and ready for fall. a+ !

    ps, http://amandamantes.blogspot.com !

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  65. cute cape :D
    I'll definitely will following you if you follow me :D
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  66. pretty obsessed with that cape! so cute on you!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  67. Definitely didn't recognize you!

    Looking gorgeous, I love the transition into fall :)

    xx
    thistimeisacharm.blogspot.com

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  68. I love the way you layer your clothing just right! Every time I try to do it I just end up looking frumpy. Lovely look as always Miss Keiko. <3

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  70. your hair is amazing. lovely outfit as well ! :)

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    Meena ♥

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  71. This is one of my favourite outfits, I love it :-)

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  72. Oh my goodness this outfit is so cute and retro! Love every single piece!

    Cup of Fashion

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  73. i'm a relatively new follower and this outfit really strikes me! so cute! you always do such a good job of accessorizing.

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  74. I love this outfit! ♥ One of my favorites of yours! Everything works together so well, and I especially love your gray bowler hat.

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  75. so cute!


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  76. Gorgeous outfit, the cape and shoes are beautiful xx
    Sirens and Bells

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  77. I think your socks are my favourite part of this outfit! Though the cape is adorable!

    Carmen Ri.

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  78. Love love love the entire look. So awesome and individual!

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  79. love this! i don't think i could ever legitimately pull off a cape, but you do it so well.

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  80. That belt is FANTASTIC! I have a very anti generic name so seeing something so pretty and personalized that doesn't say 'mary' or 'john' is pretty awesome!:) nothing against anyone named mary ;D & that mustard color goes so beautifully with the gray. cute as always keiko!
    --corinne xx

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  81. love this outfit! the jewlery is beautiful

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  82. You look gorgeous. I wish i could dress up like this every day - damn work.

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  83. I was a big fan of this outfit at the IFB conference-- great meeting you btw!

    La Petite Marmoset

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  84. I seriously adore this outfit. Perfectly styled for this transtion weather we have been seeing! I have been delving into a hat fetish recently and must try this style :)

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  85. Socks over knee! <3
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  86. I am in love with that cape. Every time you have worn it on here I have loved it a little bit more.
    Also, unless I am very wrong-I hope not (i hate being wrong)-it is your birthday today, the same as me! So happy birthday! Unless im wrong. xxx

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  87. I love how beautiful your make-up looks...just gorgeous darlin'

    I very much enjoy how you paired the hat with dress, and the splash of fall color from the cape

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  88. Love your outfit! Also, your hair and make-up are all sorts of glorious. I'm in no way jealous...

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  89. you look so good! love it :)

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  90. Aww, your belt is adorable! Love the engraving of your name. :] I have the same hat! Super cute!

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  91. The outfit is lovely, but my favourite part is the nails - they're gorgeous!

    Sarah x

    www.smallestsarah.blogspot.com

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  92. I love your socks. And I love that you keep coming back to your cape. :)

    Great to briefly meet you at the IFB conference.

    xo Ashley

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  93. WOW!You look more than great!I love your style!And I like your socks!xx Tanja

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  94. You look absolutely adorable in this little fall outfit. I love the cape and hat and your unique belt is the perfect accessory.

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  95. love the entire outfit! the cape and vintage dress are so cute and I love the rings :)


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  96. Loving this outfit and the photos. You look gorgeous. It was a pleasure meeting you outside of LC.

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  97. I love this outfit!! Its so pumpkin spice lattes and orange leaves. Not that I would know anything about seasons being from San Diego and all, but I can pretend...

    I love that you're a horse gal...I am one myself although I no longer have my own horse :(

    Keep up the loveliness!!! (I know you will :)

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