Monday, November 7, 2011

steady rotation





Outfit Details:
leather jacket - c/o Coach (last year, no longer available)
dress - c/o Corey Lynn Calter
shoes - J. Crew Mona
vintage Coach bag - gift from my mom (from her shop, Hourglass Consignment)
glasses - ray-ban RB5226
lipstick - MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Unlimited


Whenever I'm in a rush or having one of those silly "I have nothing to wear" moments - which is often, despite my overflowing closets - I tend to grab a dress and this jacket. See here, here, here, and here for examples. It's my dressed up version of jeans and a t-shirt, a usual go-to. I only recently received this dress, but I can already see it being worn over and over. I hate to use the term "remixed," because heck, shouldn't all of your clothes be in steady rotation? Still, I'm excited to wear this dress over and over and in many combinations - much like my old faithful jacket.




83 comments:

  1. I adore this dress! Can't wait to see how you "remix" it ;)

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  2. this dress is adorable! i love how you took something super innocent looking and girlie and you added some toughness to it with a leather jacket. well done!

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  3. that dress is so pretty and feminine. it looks fantastic with the leather jacket. i have a go-to outfit that just always seems to work too :)

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  4. So pretty... and so true..I often find myself looking for something I haven't worn, when you should grab what you love and remix it...I have so many dresses like this I might just have to throw on my leather jacket! Thanks for the inspiration Keiko!

    Shana
    ColorBlind
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  5. Keiko Lynn, you are copying me! Just kidding of course, but my post for today was of a leather jacket with a dress too! Glad to see I have similar tastes to a favorite blogger :)

    amapolastyle.blogspot.com/2011/11/arithmetic-dresses.html

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  6. Ohhh! I love that dress. The lines in it are beautiful.

    I have a go to dress jacket combo hanging in a separate closet from my other clothes for an emergency. (in case my alarm doesn't go off...it's my backup plan!).

    xoh
    d

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  7. Beautiful dress! Oh, if only that jacket were still available...lol.

    You look soo fabulous :)

    xo

    Azu

    www.ravenhaireddoll.blogspot.com

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  8. Beautiful pattern. I think I'm going to "copy" the idea of wearing a beautiful dress instead of jeans + t-shirt, when I find nothing to wear. I understand your opinion about "remixing". But it's not always so easy, sometimes we find a cute way to wear a certain garment & we stay loyal to that combination. I think many people do that (at least the people I know lol), sometimes it's difficult to get away from the comfort zone. Personally, I avoid to wear the same outfit head-to-toe twice (although I have a relatively small closet).

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  9. I LOVE this outfit!! That dress is too pretty, and paired with the leather jacket (ohh i love leather jackets) and those adorable shoes - I die! Xx n

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  10. OMG! This dress is amazing!! So gorgeous, I need the same one ;)

    Célestine Causette

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  11. You look awesome! Your dress is so feminine, I love baby doll dresses! And I love wearing dresses with cropped leather jacket too! They are comfy & fun!

    XOXO
    Shels

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  12. Love the dress! Great combination! The jacket with the dress! And the glasses are cat eyes style! Very trendy right now!

    Lovely!

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  13. OMG! This dress is amazing!! So gorgeous, I need the same one ;)

    Célestine Causette

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  14. Beautiful dress! I love the way you mix a sort of 1950's girly dress with a rock chick jacket! :) xx

    http://englishroseuk.blogspot.com/

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  15. Love the color of the heels!
    xx

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  16. LOL. I never have anything to wear. The jacket pairs well with the soft floral dress. You look fab, as always.

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  17. I love the flower print on your dress! Looks nice paired with those pink shoes!

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  18. gorgeous dress and jacket,love the colour of the shoes being picked up in the dress! you have such a lovely smile!
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  19. very very cute dress!!

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  20. That floral dress is a gem! You are a true beauty in it.

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  21. This is lovely! You are looking gorgeous as always.

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    xx

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  22. You look so cute! Love the contrast of feminine and rough biker xo http://hannahalehandra.blogspot.com/

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  23. What an amazing dress! And I love how you've paired it with that leather jacket! ;)

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  24. Love love love love this dress keiko :) Especially teamed with the black leather biker jacket!

    Niki @ LQM&M
    xo

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  25. I love that dress. : )

    & the jacket !!


    plenty lovee & swaag
    xoxo, Shariece : )

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  26. Loving the leather jacket. I need to find one for myself!

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  27. Oh my, this dress is perfect ! !

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  28. Love your easy to wear, go to outfit! And the print reminds me of a Vera Bradley print... great job! -JB.

    http://madewithlovebyjackieb.blogspot.com/

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  29. Adorable look! Jacket is to die.

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    xx Tanya

    November Grey

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  30. I love the floral!!

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  31. Love the sweet dress with the badass jacket!
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  32. I love having a garment that I know I can wear and I can go to it when I'm freaking out about what to wear. hah. I love your outfit. That dress is sensational.
    Hannah
    http://alittleburdtoldme.blogspot.com/

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  33. Love, love, love the dress! =)

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  34. Keiko, this is an adorable mix of girly flowers and badass leather. This is my new fave blog getting added to my blogroll:) XO

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  35. I love the mix of leather and that floral print. Just wear this everyday, okay?

    -Arielle
    www.humblepievintage.com

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  36. oh my goodness, i love your shoes. and when i saw where they were from, no wonder it was j. crew! :)

    grace
    blog.graceniu.net

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  37. It's still warm enough to wear this? WOW lol very nice either way.

    Bluebox89

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  38. That dress is gorgeous! I love the colors SO much.

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  39. love dresses with leather jackets!

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  40. This dress is one of your prettiest I think! I'm completely smitten with it, it's perfect!

    Virginie ♥

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  41. You are just perfect! I absolutely adore this!

    And thanks for listing the lipstick...would you recommend it?

    Lindsey Soup

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  42. this dress is so vintage! i was expecting it to be from your moms shop!

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  43. I too tend to grab a great dress, my leather jacket or long cardy... when I don't know what to wear. But, you really can't go wrong, it's such a beautiful look!! And this dress is amazing. I absolutely love, love it on you Keiko. xo veronika

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  44. gorgeous! love this outfit so much! love the sleeves.

    -Carol
    http://declarationofcaptivation.blogspot.com/

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  45. I totally understand why this is a 'go to' outfit!! It's absolutely gorgeous! xx

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  46. *ahem*
    *high pitched anime squeal pidgin voice*
    that dress is toooo cyooooot!
    (^.^)

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  47. the print on that dress has brought the biggest smile on my face...i LOVE it.
    and it suits you so well!

    xoxo katlin
    kaitgirl.blogspot.com

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  48. This dress looks fabulous on you and I love that you wore it with that badass leather jacket <3
    Life is a romantic poem

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  49. What improbable dress!!! Colourful. I love flowers and a black fringing.

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  50. And you look great in both...isnt it funny how a dress can just cure those kinda blues?? lol

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  51. Gorgeous dress!

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  52. lovely dress!

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  53. I'm in love with all the flower prints on your dress!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  54. So cute! Love the floral print with the leather jacket!

    xo
    ZK
    www.glitter-and-ink.blogspot.com

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  55. I now need pink suede pumps. Oh my J.Crew addiction.

    Erin
    http://erinscurrentlycoveting.blogspot.com

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  56. Whoa! This dress is oddly reminds me of my vintage batik dress which used to belong to my Mom and my Grandma! I wore it on this post http://stylenseason.blogspot.com/2011/11/herstory-autumn-green-leaves.html
    Don't you think it looks similar? Vintage is amazing!

    LeeAnne, Style N Season
    http://stylenseason.blogspot.com

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  57. wow this dress is SO cute! And this leather jacket is just stunning, love it!

    http://fashionflirtblog.blogspot.com/

    kisses, Jasmin

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  58. Love the colors of this dress and the way its combined with a leather jacket. It looks fantastic!

    Love your blog!

    www.whatjocraves.wordpress.com

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  59. Wow the dress is amazing! I adore the colourful florals!
    And yes all the clothes in a wardrobe should be in steady rotation! What else do we have them for?! :)

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  60. Love love love your dress! so girly and cute! love how you paired it with the leather jacket! :)
    XX
    http://fashionistarg.blogspot.com

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  61. What a beautiful dress <3

    XoXo
    Plami

    http://www.fashionthrill.com/

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  62. That really is a faithful jacket. I remember coming to your blog JUST to drool over it. So sad it's no longer available!


    Courtney
    I Can Be Many Things

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  63. This truly a very nice dress!

    Ariane

    wwww.stylesud-est.blogspot.com

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  64. Oooh!! I just adore your dress!! The colors and patterns are perfect, and I love it with your leather jacket. <3 I'm a huge fan of floral/girly dresses with leather jackets. It's a perfect balance between girly and masculine. :)

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  65. I love this dress! I love the bright, bright florals and the really feminine cut. It's short enough and has got just enough swing in the skirt so can be easily dressed up or down! I have a really similar one, base colour purple, and I always pair it with lemon yellow flats to match the florals. Can't wait to see how you "remix" this - want to steal some tips from you! Thanks again for sharing this outfit!

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  66. I'm in love with this outfit and the amazing dress! <3

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  67. I love this go-to outfit. The dress is adorable with the fun colors and print. I really enjoy that jacket paired with it too.

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  68. I'm a big fan of the old faithful pieces in my closet... which is all of them these days! This dress is so vibrant and looks quite well made!

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  69. I love the juxtaposition of dainty flowery girl and biker chick. I would totally wear that. :)

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  70. I just love this dress! That flowery pattern with that black stripes.

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  71. All clothes should be on rotation...I wear the things I love till they fall apart!

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  72. I absolutely love your dress! And I do the same thing as you: my "jeans and tee shirt" type outfits are usually comfortable dresses and a sweater/jacket. So easy, but still put-together!

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