Tuesday, November 8, 2011

go your own way







Outfit Details:
hat - H+M
"Beaded Beauty Dress" - Free People
tights - HUE
hinged bangle, ball bangle and domed pyramid ring - c/o Carol Marie (New York based jewelry designer!)
vintage rhinestone bracelets - gifts from my mom
vintage Coach bag - gift from my mom
Dany platforms - c/o Jessica Simpson Collection
lipstick - Bobbi Brown Lip Color in Rose


For me, it's not about wearing a conventionally flattering silhouette or even hiding my body. It's just about wearing clothes that make me feel like me. It could be a va-va-voom body-con dress or a shapeless sack; if it makes me feel great, I'm wearing it. It's natural to dress to impress others, or even at the opposite end of the spectrum, to repel them as an act of mild rebellion. But at the end of the day, you're the one stuck wearing the clothes. Above all, dress for yourself.



80 comments:

  1. ohh, i LOVE the FP dress on you! and the jessica simpson platforms are perfect.

    such good 'dress for yourself' advice! golden.

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  2. Totally agree with you, Keiko. This dress is very "you". Love the muted colour palette and that domed ring is incredible.

    xo, alison*elle

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  3. Such a cute outfit love it! Perfect for this time of weather, Love the shoes!! Xo

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  4. Gorgeous you! Gorgeous dress!

    Sometimes, though, when I'm getting dressed and I'm feeling great, I look in the mirror and just shake my head and try on something else. Maybe I shouldn't look in the mirror...?

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  5. So cute. I love how flawy this is. xo, rv

    http://aneclecticheap.blogspot.com/

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  6. Wow, you look like a pretty doll!!!

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  7. so fun and interesting and flowy! love it:)

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  8. Fantastic sentiment. Love your ring, too!

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  9. This outfit is probably one of my favorites of yours! Love the dress paired with the black tights and JS shoes.

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  10. agree. agree. agree about dressing for yourself and things that make you feel good! I love this dress on you! Ali

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  11. love these muted colors,the hat is perfect for you! always so lovely and put together.

    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  12. This is great! Before I read your text, I was thinking that I should wear comfy outfits like this more often and phase out the lounge pants (not that I wear them so often, but still...). You look so comfortable AND glamorous!

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  13. totally agree with this! and also just wanted you to know that each time i read a post i am totally inspired by your sense of confidence. you go girl!

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  14. I love how strong you are in your own skin, which you ought to be, you are so beautiful! That dress is heavenly, and adore the vintage arm candy from your mother.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com

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  15. I love the nod to stevie nicks paired with the etherial dress. genius really. :)

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  16. You look so comfy.


    http://www.thegirlieblog.com

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  17. i couldn't agree more...if you're you in the clothes you wear the confidence will shine through!
    i love this shapeless piece

    xoxo katlin
    kaitgirl.blogspot.com

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  18. You're so chic I love how you've paired your foxy's with that gorgeous dress xoxo

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  19. What an inspirational message, well said, thank you. Lovely dress too, I love Free People designs! Kiss from England.xo http://hannahalehandra.blogspot.com/2011/11/cashmere-countryside.html NEW POST

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  20. beautiful and inspirational post. thanks for sharing.

    Love,
    ROSECANDLE11

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  21. I'm loving the dress and you look fabulous! xx

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  22. i agree! dress for your self as long as you feel comfortable with what you wear,!:)

    Caterine
    730design.blogspot.com

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  23. I think you look totally fabulous. Everyone always looks their best when they feel confident about what they are wearing, no matter what it actually is. This outfit is great on you!
    XOXO

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  24. such a cute hat!!! i wish i could pull it off!

    i just started a new blog and i need your advice, since your blog is amazing!

    http://wtfwhatthefashion.blogspot.com/

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  25. true words girl.

    I love your bag! I have a vintage Coach as well, (here).

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  26. So True! I hate when you see people wearing something that they are obviously uncomfortable in but they are wearing it because its in fashion or they feel they should.

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  27. loving your shoes :)
    http://urbanprettygirl.blogspot.com/

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  28. Great outfit! Love black and grey!!

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  29. You look great! I love your dress.

    http://iammeggy.blogspot.com

    xx

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  30. Oh, man this is weird. I JUST posted about this. I actually used a picture from your blog that I found on Pinterest. I linked it back to the pin, which links to your blog. Here's the post I wrote http://lamunyonjourneys.blogspot.com/2011/11/day-8-owning-your-own-style.html, just in case you wanted to check it out (I'm not 100% on the blog etiquette on that). But I'm a way small time blogger, so it's all good.

    I enjoy your blog so much, I'm pretty much a lurker, but the coincidence of posting about the same topic was comment worthy, at least for me.

    What I love the most about your blog is that you obviously know who you are, and have developed a confidence in your choices - stylistically. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  31. Well put, lady. I don't think there is any silhouette you don't look gorgeous in, btw.

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  32. I love the vintage purse. It has the perfect amount of wear to it! :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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  33. Beautiful. Love the shoes!

    Tokyo streetstyle: tokyofaces.com

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  34. so pretty! www.casualglamorous.com

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  35. Above all, dress for yourself.
    Love it! So true :)

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  36. I love this. I had a similar post when I bought a LUSH blouse a little while ago. Same shape--or lack of. But I felt like a million bucks. And you LOOK the part! Beautiful! Be true to yourself!


    Courtney
    I Can Be Many Things

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  37. Well said, you look lovely Keiko.

    Xo
    Nicole
    The Owl Girl

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  38. So true. I've wasted too much time dressing to try to impress or please others. Love the outfit :)
    xo Jac
    thesunshinedistrict.blogspot.com

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  39. Who cares about a silhouette when you've got a dress like that?? It's too cute!

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  40. AWWW, LOOOOVE YOUR DRESS!! SOOO PRETTY!
    Love the color as well! ♥
    You look great! :D

    Hell yeas! People should dress for them selves, I always have. Some girls dress to compete with other girls. Ugh, I think that is just so stupid, and must be tiring. O.o

    -Eliza :)

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  41. What a beautiful, feminine dress. I think I do dress for myself most of the time- but I had to learn to do it and not worry about looking conservative (blah).

    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    I'm having a giveaway...

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  42. Love, love, love this! The dress is perfection and the shoes toughen it up perfectly.

    I think dressing for oneself is the most satisfying way to enjoy fashion. Nothing makes me happier than feeling like I am looking good for ME!

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  43. love love love this outfit! i'm gonna have to look at this dress again...it's something that looks so much better ON than on the hanger! and DANG - those shoes! i'd kill myself in them!

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  44. jeez! there is nothing i don't like about these photos/your outfits/you.

    all top notch and just too cute.

    great photos, great post!

    alissa b
    http://www.alissab.us

    p.s. pining over those platforms

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  45. this dress is just beautyfull!!!! i love it! you look great as allways!

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  46. such a fun dress, love it on you!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  47. youre so cute!! love the bag and your amazing jewelry! :)

    B xx

    www.phoandchips.com

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  48. Can you tell me how your hat stays on your head? I've this amazing fedora vintage hat and I love to wear it. But the only way to let it stay on my head is to wear it too tight (its actually a bit too small for me, but i thought that was better than my hat falling of).
    I can wear my hat the way you do and it wouldn't be too tight (a little bit backwards). But it would fall of...

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  49. Looking gorgeous Keiko! This dress is absolutely amazing on you :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  50. LOve the shoes, they're so pretty, and it makes the perfect silhouette, and long legs.

    You're perfect!

    ✘Letizia❤

    http://www.letiziabarcelona.com

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  51. those platforms are super pretty! I need some new shoes..

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  52. I haven't checked your site in ages and I went through and had a good read. I must say, even though I have always enjoyed your website I think your writing is more confident and funny. Best post was definitely the one about your name! Keep up the good work :)

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  53. i have a 'sack dress' too, and it's my favourite. i wholeheartedly agree with what you're saying, and it's your confidence that makes you look good. loving this outfit!

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  54. Love the platforms! And the jewelry by Carol Marie! ;-)

    http://marimorena.wordpress.com

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  55. That's very good advice I surely try to follow everyday :) Beautiful dress! :)

    http://fromheretofashion.blogspot.com/

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  56. I love the shoes! The whole outfit is wonderful, but the shoes! I need them. :D

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  57. The dress is beautiful and i love the accessories too!

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  58. I love the dress, is so perfect!

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  59. wow such a lovely dress! And your shoes are absolutely stunning! :)

    Check out my blog if you like:

    http://fashionflirtblog.blogspot.com/

    kisses, Jasmin

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  60. I love the color of the dress and the shape.

    Keisha
    www.bowtiesandbarrettes.blogspot.com

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  61. love your dress : )

    http://yingsaranporn.blogspot.com/

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  62. I love this! The hat really tops it off!
    xo
    Lo
    www.herlolife.blogspot.com

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  63. love that dress!!! -JB.

    http://madewithlovebyjackieb.blogspot.com/

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  64. love this look! FYI if I saw you on the street I might try to steal your shoes :D

    http://mythriftychic.blogspot.com/

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  65. These are the times I love being a girl to wear pretty dresses like that one!

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  66. love the outfit and love the quality of your camera!

    http://diaryofambitions.blogspot.com/

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  67. Not only is your hair perfect but you always give this sense of warmth from your photo's. Your level of taste is always spot on. You are lovely. Your eye for fashion inspires me and makes me want to continue what I am doing. This outfit just looks so comfortable its perfectly accessorized, as well. Not to much and not to little. I love it.

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  68. I must say, this is one of the prettiest shapless sacks I've seen. Love the dress, and I totally get what you're saying.


    -Danielle
    www.daniapple.com

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