Wednesday, October 19, 2011

petals







Outfit Details:
Foley + Corinna chiffon petal vest - The Outnet
leopard sweater - J. Crew
leather jacket (underneath) - c/o Elie Tahari
skirt - Beacon's Closet
tights - H&M
Seychelles Theory boots - c/o Seychelles (also worn here)
Flagship Coach bag - c/o Coach (also worn here)
studded bracelet - c/o Rebecca Minkoff
bangle bracelets - Forever 21
friendship bracelet - made by Tessa
ring - street vendor
glasses - Ray-Ban
lipstick - Bobbi Brown Rose
nail polish - China Glaze 5th Ave


I have a habit of using birthday or Christmas money for necessities or just putting it in my bank account. I find nothing wrong with it, but I do think it bothers my family a little bit when their intent was to provide me with a gift - not groceries. I was having this conversation with Helena not long ago. She, too, had the same tendency. Since my family sent me handy gift cards this year, I decided to treat them as such and actually get myself a gift. With my gift cards combined, I picked out this fun, petal-fringed vest from The Outnet. It's something I would normally admire and not purchase - but now that I have it, I have already worn it twice. Best part? I still have a balance left on my gift card. I'm not promising it won't be spent on something horribly mundane.

73 comments:

  1. Love the vest. I'm always a bit nervous to invest in more "wild" pieces like this, but sometimes you just have to go for it! I think you could find several excuses to wear that. And it's a good sign if you've already worn it twice!

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  2. Seriously great purchase, Keiko. That petal vest is so unique. I'm glad you treated yourself this time even though I agree that the urge to save birthday money rather than spend happens to me too :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  3. This outfit is so cute I love it!! I especially love the leopard sweater :)
    have a wonderful day x

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  4. I love the vest! It's so adorable!!

    http://dearfashionaddicts.blogspot.com

    -Kyla XO

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  5. Love the outfit! You're dog is super adorable! And that's very practical of you, I'm sure a bunch of spenderd out there wish they were more like you. Haha. :)

    --Amanda
    http://anthropomorphity.blogspot.com

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  6. wow!!!this vest is so original!!i love it!!!

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  7. Love, love, love the petal vest! Adorable indeed.

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  8. This jacket is amazing for sure! I do the same thing with birthday money, hence the reason everyone started giving me gift cards too. Which I am always grateful. ;-)

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  9. Brilliant Keiko! Love how you layered a textured vest over buttery leather...makes for such a beautiful contrast and I'm sure quite cozy too! Fabulous!

    xo-Julie
    Peace. Love. LOL!

    www.HauteKhuuture.com

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  10. Cute outfit n love the boots...:) xxxx

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  11. Love that vest!! It's so funky :) I also love your Coach purse!!

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  12. great outfit as always! <3
    cute dog ;)
    xx

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  13. I tend to do this as well - not to mention that I won't buy anything unless its really inexpensive (frugal, not cheap!). Second-hand stores are my saviors!

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  14. i love the vest!

    http://styleaccordingtome.blogspot.com

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  15. I love that vest! The petals are so pretty.

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  16. i do the same thing. i'd rather get a useful gift of money to pay for necessities. :) it makes my life less worrisome and more enjoyable. that's enough of a gift.

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  17. How cute! Like the boots & the doggy soo cute! Xo

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  18. Your outfits are always fab! And I love your boots! :)

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  19. So cute! And your dog is just precious. :)

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  20. Love your outfit and your boots....Your dog is adorable!

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  21. really unique piece! it looks great on you! and your doggy is sooo cute!

    www.petiteandhungry.blogspot.com

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  22. Adorable... all of it.

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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  23. Haha! My husband is like you, he takes gift money and spends it on necessities. I like to save it for gifts since we can't get things we can't afford otherwise. My family now knows to send gift CARDS, not checks.

    North Meets South

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  24. so pretty!! i adore those boots. and that vest is perfect.

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  25. My grandma actually writes in my birthday and Christmas card every year that I am to buy myself something "awesome" and that the check is "not to be use for food or to pay the utilities".

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  26. That petal vest is magical. I would say that was definitely a beautiful investment!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  27. LOVE the vest over the leather. Freakin FAB girl. And I heart Miku, goes without saying. xo, Kim www.eatsleepwear.com

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  28. I love the petal vest! Great choice! It's the perfect way to add something special to an outfit.

    ♥ Gina Michele
    CrochetClouds.com

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  29. Your hair always looks so cool! Does it take long? Love the look!
    xxx


    London Last Night

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  30. Great outfit! Looks gorgeous.
    <3

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  31. i think you spent your gift cards fabulously. that is one smashing outfit!

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  32. love this look! its so rocker chic!

    i need a new leather bag.

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  33. love the jacket!

    http://forallthatjas.blogspot.com/

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  34. What a great piece to invest in! I think it would look awesome with a bunch of different outfits, especially since it's black, and will go with nearly anything. Plus, it makes just enough of a statement to be powerful but isn't too in-your-face. I really love it. :) You spent that gift card well, haha

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  35. I know exactly what you mean about just getting money instead of actual gifts. Gift cards are nice though because then you can randomly get something you actually want and it's "free". I love the vest and actually those boots look kind of like what I've been looking for. Are they comfortable? oh and your dog is definitely way too cute!

    victoria @ www.foreverfashionablylate.com

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  36. Great way to use texture and print! Love it!

    www.mythriftychic.blogspot.com

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  37. Keiko, you are so beautiful. Your blog is one of my favorites. Great outfit

    xx
    lilithfashion.blogspot.com

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  38. i really love your boots. great outfit !

    xoxo, shariece

    http://beautyorswaag.blogspot.com

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  39. Amazing petal vest! Love the texture it brings to your outfit!

    Ash :O)
    ftashion

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  40. Love that vest!! I can see why you used the gift cards to purchase it! I can't wait to see how you style it in the future!

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  41. I do the same thing with my birthday money. It ends up feeding me. Always! Sometimes I wish I'd buy myself something fun like that cute vest you're wearing!

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  42. I always put away a portion of my birthday money just in case I get tempted to use it! LOL, but I always blow my birthday money on clothes and beauty stuff! That vest is gorgeous!!! I love it. (:

    struckbywonder.blogspot.com

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  43. Love the bag and the shoes!

    http://www.designers-artists.com

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  44. Gorgeous outfit, that vest really looks great on you. And I am in love with your puppy, he always looks so happy and cute!

    Fall Inspiration: "Out & About"

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  45. Wow, an amazing veste! What an eye-catcher!!¨<3

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  46. you have good taste), great blog)

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  47. Oh my goodness! Keiko Lynn I have just stumbled across your blog and I must say I love it. Your photographs are very inspiring both on content level and aesthetics!! You've gained yourself a new reader.xo Hannah http://hannahalehandra.blogspot.com/

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  48. I do the same thing! I save up my birthday money for years. but this vest looks well worth the splurge!
    www.indramaticfashion.com

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  49. LOL Oh my goodness I love it. Also I LOVE that vest soooo much!

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  50. This vest is super unique!I adore it,and this outfit too!:)

    xoxo,
    Sherleyzz

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  51. love those boots!


    britnie.
    t-e-a-for-t-w-o.blogspot.com

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  52. I LOVE that sweater and jacket together... beautiful!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  53. I love the outfit! The jacket is really sweet!

    http://fromheretofashion.blogspot.com/

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  54. That petaled vest is unexpected and so chic!

    xx,
    Ellen
    mintgreensubmarine.com

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  55. You're so beautiful Keiko!!!
    PS Love your shoes :)

    Blog by Oxana Ivanova

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  56. I do exactly the same thing and I've made a promise to myself that I won't spend gift money on rent or bills anymore. I bought myself a gorgeous Michael Kors handbag from Outnet with birthday money and it felt so much more special and was so nice to be able to tell my family what I spent their gift on. :)

    Sorcha x
    Bonfire Brunette

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  57. ahhh that vest is amazing! love the outfit!

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  58. You get a wonderful present, that vest is so beautiful ;)

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  59. LOVING LOVING that jacket and those boots!!

    http://infinitelifefitness.com
    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  60. You look so feminine and lovely!

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  61. Gorgeous! I'm forever in love with your glasses. I dont think I could pull them off, but perhaps I'm just too fearful to give em a try. Hmm...

    x Lauren
    www.liliripe.com

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  63. That's so funny that you mentioned that conversation because I was JUST thinking about that yesterday morning. I had a Macy's gift card leftover from my birthday and I said to myself "I'll restock some cosmetic essentials.." Necessary but pretty boring. Not going to lie, I left the store feeling kind of jipped out of a fun gift (my own fault, of course!). And that vest is incredible and probably not something you'd normally buy yourself... that's the best part!

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  64. I love it! You look so pretty, and I'm glad you decided to treat yourself. That's what birthdays are all about!

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  65. I die for your vest!!!!!! *swoon*

    http://redvelvetandleopard.blogspot.com

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  66. may i have your boots? size 9 please. thanks. :)

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  67. Like always, you look beautiful. I'm loving your petals vest and your leopard sweater. They are gorgeous!

    Xo
    Nicole
    The Owl Girl

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  68. Aww...I love that vest! I also tend to save any $ gifted to me--my excuse to friends and family is that I feel more secure about it.

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  69. I do the same thing with my money; I'm glad I'm not alone.

    I love the vest! The petals are so much fun and girly.


    www.mandavision.com

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