Tuesday, October 4, 2011

little red








Outfit Details:
black ruffle dress (only $33!) - c/o Asian iCandy
vintage red cape - Dronning Vintage on Etsy
bag - c/o Coach (last year)
Cynthia Rowley fishnet stockings - Century 21
HUE over the knee socks - Nordstrom (similar ones here)
DVF Opal platforms - c/o DVF (from this shoot)
lipstick - MAC Dubonnet

Though the thrifting in NYC is dismal at best, I've always found a reliable friend in Etsy. I obviously have an affinity for capes, which has only grown over the years. It's like wearing a blanket, only it's more socially and fashionably acceptable to don outside of the house. I wear that camel-colored cape (my mom's dumpster diving find, I might add) with just about everything and needed more to put in rotation, so I turned to Shopbop for ideas. And then I saw the price tag and remembered why I usually shop their sale section or merely save the pictures for inspiration...so, I went and found this one on Etsy. It's completely different from the one I was envisioning, but you know what? I think I like it even more.





p.s. See how I originally styled my shoes here, at the DVF shoot (along with my friends)! Please take a second to vote for your favorite look:)

88 comments:

  1. I'll take the shoes and your dress, please!!! :o) GORGEOUS!

    x

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  2. I've been reading your blog for quite a while now and this is one of my all time favorite looks! I always think you look wonderful in red!

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  3. I love this outfit-esp. the dress and tights+knee highs! I am not gonna lie, I totally went to buy that dress and I am 900% confused by the sizing on there!

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  4. This outfit is so pretty! I love the detail on the cape.

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  5. Red is TRULY your color, Keiko Lynn. You wear it beautifully. This is a fabulous outfit. You look amazing! I guess what I love most is the dress. However, it's the dress and the cape that makes the whole look come together nicely.

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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  6. The red cape is stunning! And your whole outfit + makeup looks so amazing as usual. :)

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  7. Such a gorgeous cape you wear red so well xoxo

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  8. I love everything about this outfit! That cape is a great find! So unique I wish there was another for sale!

    XOXO
    Shels

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  9. I love it! I love how well you always tie your makeup in. And those shoes are gorgeous!

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  10. I am dying over that cape! It is so amazing! Love your style!

    -Oakley Seal
    www.brilliantbblog.blogspot.com

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  11. Wow, that cape is gorgeous! I love all the little details...especially the scalloped edges. What a score! You look beautiful!

    Julie Del @ J.Bird

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  12. wow! the red cape is amazing!

    GTBB,
    http://badjoan.blogspot.com
    http://cookingjoan.blogspot.com

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  13. What are you some of your favorite stores on etsy?

    Great cape!

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  14. I LOVE this, Keiko! That red cape is amazing.

    xo, alison*elle

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  15. love this cape so much and the lipcolor is perfection! i have a vintage camel colored cape that i can't wait to wear when it gets cold enough.. it feels like summer here right now!

    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  16. I adore everything about this outfit. The cape, the dress, the fishnets, the hair, the makeup. Perfection! It is an outfit I would LOVE to wear... but I don't think I'm brave enough to. You wear it so perfectly.

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  17. The details on the cape are beautiful! You look like a modern Little Red Riding Hood <3

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  18. This entire outfit is beautiful but what I love the most is the cape....Gorgeous!

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  19. Beautiful cape- I adore it!!!

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds.com

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  20. Thank you for all of the nice comments!

    Ayla: I love Dear Golden Vintage, Supayana, I Heart Norwegian Wood, The Loved One, and now I'm following Dronning! I have a lot more shops I check in on but I usually search for specific items across all of the shops.

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  21. keiko, you always look so flawless! i love everything in this outfit. :)

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  22. OMG.....what a super cute cape...love love this outfit, all of it:)


    Statements in Fashion

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  23. I love the dress, so cute!


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  24. That shade of red is not easy to find and I love the way that you pulled it off!!!

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    :)

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  25. I found your blog a few days ago, and I simply loooove your style and the pics. You inspire me to loose some of the weight I have put on during the last couple of years, so I can wear fabolus outfits too! Well, you inspire me to try to dress with more imagniation already, but I'm limited... Thank's for the inspiration!

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  26. red is definitely your color!

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  27. This outfit is perfection.

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  28. Stunning color for a cape!

    Speaking of which...I just spotted this gem: http://www.etsy.com/listing/73141692/antique-matadors-cape-traje-de-luces?ref=sr_gallery_21&ga_search_submit=&ga_search_query=cape&ga_view_type=gallery&ga_ship_to=US&ga_page=3&ga_search_type=all&ga_facet=

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  29. Love that cape jacket!!


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  30. Amazing outfit!! Very cute!! I love the cape. (:

    struckbywonder.blogspot.com

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  31. definitely in need of some capes for fall!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  32. that cape is BEAUTIFUL.
    something about it is so bold, but so soft and feminine.
    i've been on the hunt for a long time with no luck :(

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  33. This cape is insanely beautiful. I don't think I've ever seen a prettier one!

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  34. Just discovered your blog! Love it! That cape is seriously amazing! xo www.casualglamorous.com

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  35. Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god! I'm in complete AWE!!! I think it's the best outfit I've seen on your blog. The fishnet tights, high socks, shoes, all amazing... but the cape?!!! WOW!!! It's perfect!! And it fits you perfectly. Capes are definitely your item!!! You make me want to find a dumpster-dived one and embroider it! Again, WOW!!! Splendid!

    Loads of love and keep the good looks coming!

    Sophie-Marie

    http://mademoisellesonushka.blogspot.com
    http://facebook.com/mademoisellesonushka
    http://twitter.com/miss_sonushka

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  36. Oh my god! Oh my god! Oh my god! I'm in complete AWE!!! I think it's the best outfit I've seen on your blog. The fishnet tights, high socks, shoes, all amazing... but the cape?!!! WOW!!! It's perfect!! And it fits you perfectly. Capes are definitely your item!!! You make me want to find a dumpster-dived one and embroider it! Again, WOW!!! Splendid!

    Loads of love and keep the good looks coming!

    Sophie-Marie

    http://mademoisellesonushka.blogspot.com
    http://facebook.com/mademoisellesonushka
    http://twitter.com/miss_sonushka

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  37. OUPS, sorry, my comment posted twice. It's happening a lot to me lately... :s

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  38. Gorgeuos cape! amazing photos! kisses

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  39. I've never really been into capes but you have me rethinking them. So cute!

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  40. I love that cape. It's the most unique one I have ever seen. Beautiful. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  41. That cape is an absolute stunner - wow! Love this look.

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  42. You looks so gorgeous in little red outfit. The red colour jacket really looks amazing on you. You also wearing a nice shoes. You looks so beautiful in this outfit.

    Lone Mountain Truck Leasing

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  43. Such a darling cape! A beautiful hue that would distract any big, bad wolf.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  44. This cape looks really lovely on you! Great find!

    Clutching The Bow

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  45. My goodness - you are the cutest thing ever!

    Kisses, Melanie
    Beauty and Bows

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  46. love the dress....but the cape....stunning!

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  47. hey Keiko! (I've been reading your blog for a little while now but it's my first time commenting.) I'm definitely in love with your cape. Serious perfection! Especially with all that black. Oh and you've officially inspired me to want to try a red lip this season for sure. thanks! : )

    www.foreverfashionablylate.com

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  48. Soooooo gorgeous!!!! I love this cape! It looks so good on you!!!

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  49. I'm speechless about the cape!!! Heart it!!!

    Ash :o)
    ftashion

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  50. Keiko this is a wonderful outfit!

    Unrelated, but I always notice your amazing shoes and my first thought is, how do you manage to walk in heels being a city girl?? Do you have tips?

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  51. Great outfit ! You allways look so pretty !! :)

    Much love , Riim
    Doudinou.blogspot.com

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  52. It's wonderful! I really love this dress, shoes and cape!

    Blog by Oxana Ivanova

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  53. I love your vintage cape! It's so beautiful!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  54. That is possibly the most amazing cape I have laid eyes on.

    witchhare.blogspot.com/

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  55. i love your wedges.

    my blog♥mfashionfreak

    Please follow me if you're not already. I'd love to get more followers! I'll follow you back.

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  56. you look so gorgeous Keiko! in love with the red cape :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  57. I love your outfit ♥
    The cape is beautiful (!!)

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  58. Your pictures have so much color, style and glam to it. Love your fashion outlook!

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  59. I love this outfit! It's so bright. I especially love the little detail zipper on the heels.

    -Ly

    http://www.lyzhang.com

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  60. That is one pretty cape! the color is amazing!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  61. I recently picked up a cape at the thrift store, but wasn't sure how to style it. Thanks for some great inspiration, Keiko!

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  62. Your style is so amazing, I love everything about this! Stunning as usual!

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  63. I swoon. I sigh. I am inspired. I love this look! I now am solidified in my decision that I NEED a cape this year and will own one. Done deal. Thank you for giving me cape-spiration!

    http://one-girl-vs-world.blogspot.com

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  64. What a lovely cape! I'm so glad you found this one. Now I might have to go look for one myself...
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  65. That red cape is so adorable! I love all the pretty detailing on it too.

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  66. You look amazing! Keiko and that cape is gorgeous!

    Xo
    Nicole

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  67. Your Hair!!!!!! I love it! So 60's!

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  68. Your hair looks SO big. Love it!!!

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  69. Oh gosh, this cape is amazing! The colour, de applications, your style at all! I'm totaly delighted!

    Kind regards from Switzerland, Charlene
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  70. That is a lovely dress!!!And the cape is fantastic!!

    much love!!

    http://www.thelifeofanie.blogspot.com

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  71. Wow, that cape is magical. I just added one more thing to my wishlist... although, I'm waiting in the mail for a yellow plaid one from ASOS, so that might do. :)

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  72. Totally in love! I can't wait to see how you style this cape next time!

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  73. This cape ist simply amazing! :)

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  74. That vintage cape is simply extraordinary! The color is so vibrant, and the black embroidery keeps it from being too dated. Strange how vintage can look so modern!

    http://www.chicagostreetstyle.com/

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  75. IF you go to the Goodwill around 23rd and Lexington, on a Monday, you can find some gems!

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