Wednesday, December 7, 2011

elbow patches








Outfit Details:
Joie Landon Sweater - c/o Joie
long sleeve t-shirt - Gap
belt - thrifted
skirt - thrifted
Collina Strada bag - c/o Emerging Thoughts
tights - Foot Traffic
Seychelles Ampersand heels - c/o Seychelles
glasses - Guvnor's Vintage
Keiko necklace - c/o My Name Necklace
ring - H+M
hinged bangle - c/o Carol Marie
ball bangle - c/o Carol Marie
lipstick - Bobbi Brown Sandwash Pink
nails - both colors are China Glaze, but I'll have to ask my sister if you want to know the colors!

What's better than a grandpa cardigan? A grandpa cardigan with elbow patches. Ever since I was in high school, I've been mildly in love with that little detail. It all started because while I was going through my "I think I'm Annie Hall" phase / wearing equestrian gear to school (it sounds way more chic than it actually was - I really just looked like a very awkward boy), my mom gave me one of her corduroy blazers from when she was in high school. In fact, I still have it today - you can see it here. I was already having a bit of a corduroy and velvet blazer moment, but the elbow patches sealed the deal. Plus, I've always loved my mom's hand-me-downs.

Well, the ones that I can fit into. That skinny b****.

(Love you, mom!)


81 comments:

  1. I love your skirt and your tights! Adorable outfit!

    Dreama
    canappfashion.blogspot.com

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  2. I love my mom's hand-me-downs too, when I can fit them. She was a tiny tiny little lady back in the day! Haha. Anyways, I love this outfit Keiko, especially that skirt and "grandpa" sweater! :)

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  3. your nails are so precious! C: they're very unique. i just got red sparkles for the holiday season ;p

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  4. ahaha! does your mom read your blog? I totally went through an annie hall phase too! it started as a tentative halloween costume and then just turned into how I dressed for the rest of the year because it was too cute to reserve for a costume. cute elbow patches:) my friend and I just had an elbow patch sewing party:)

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  5. Grandpa cards are so comfy. Love the elbow patches. They give grandpa cards something extra.
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  6. Aaahhh I love the elbow patches! Beautiful outfit! XOXO, www.NatalyasCloset.com

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  7. Absolutely gorgeous outfit!!! I love all the colours and your jumper is brill.

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    xx

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  8. Keiko! I've got those same Seychelles shoes in my closet, but I'm reluctant to wear them since I'm not sure they'll be comfortable throughout the day. Do you find these shoes to be decent all-day shoes, or are they only good for a few hours?

    Thanks!

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  9. while I'm not a lover of elbow patches, I have to admit I'm crazy about your shoes! and your nails look great to, I just did this the other week with red, simple but pretty! have a great week :)

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  10. your outfits are always so awesome!! so inspirational :)

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  11. Great outfit. I love the cardigan!

    My mom once gave away a lot of clothes from the time when she was my age now. INcluding dresses I had been longing for since I was a teenager. I'm still not over it :)

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  12. I agree, elbow patches are pretty much the cherries on top of corduroy and velvet. x

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  13. I love how you matched your tights to your shoes. What a cool idea.

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  14. AMAZING shoes! love them!

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  15. This is so cute. I really like the skirt. Plus the pink and red is an awesome color combination :)

    xo

    Azu

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  16. adorable outfit! loving those nails too!

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  17. love your cardigan and skirt!

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  18. You look lovely.I like your manicure and I will try :)

    Love

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  19. oooh, fancy new glasses girly! or, at least i think they're new... i can't remember seeing them before.

    also, i covet that skirt... :)

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  20. Great outfit! I'm a sucker for anything with elbow patches!
    -Katie

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  21. the pattern on that skirt is amazing! and matching tights to shoes is a great idea. we do it all the time with black tights and shoes, why can't other colours have a turn?
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  22. I think this outfit begs to be worn with boots. Still,really like it.

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  23. love your outfit! beautiful :)

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  24. love this! so cute!! xx

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  25. Love those shoes girl! Super cute!

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  26. Love the outfits you have put together..
    For some winter white inspiration this season.. check out
    http://191orchard.blogspot.com/

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  27. love the cardigan. just got my first elbow patched sweater. i love it! have you picked the tj max winners??

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  28. I love the nails and the sweater!!! So adorable with your glasses :)

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  29. adore grandpa sweaters as well, super cute!

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  30. Oh you look so snuggly and warm! I love hand me downs from my Mum too.
    Hooray for Mums with style!

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  31. Love love LOVE this entire outfit from top to toe!!

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  32. you are just so adorable girl! all of the outfits you pull together are perfect! and i adore the patches on little sweaters. i need to invest immediately!
    xo TJ

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  33. adorable sweater! i've been loving elbow patches as well :) they're the perfect little detail ;)

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  34. I love the Carrie necklace! Or I should really say the Keiko necklace! It's good to know where you got it, because I was a little concerned about ordering from that site in the past (wondering if it was legit or not) but you've had success so perhaps I'll try again! :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
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  35. Every sweater should have elbow patches.

    -kim
    found the route

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  36. fantastic outfit keiko! hooray for colored tights!!!

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  37. lovely! i like how the tights match the shoes.

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  38. You look so cute! Love that grandpa cardigan - it looks very chic :)

    xoxo Olga
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  39. You look lovely. Love the tights and the shoes.

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  40. i love love that oversized cardigan and those red shoes with the tights...it's an unexpected amazing combo! love them!

    xoxo katlin
    kaitgirl

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  41. I'm loving everything about this outfit! The plaid, the bag, the elbow patches. Even your nails. Too cute Keiko!
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  42. I adore sweaters with elbow patches! I have been wanting one forever! Oh and the nails are fab!!!

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  43. love the sweater and the bag
    you look chic

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  44. Love how you put this outfit together! The colors are great! I really love the plaid skirt.

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  45. love this outfit! ah

    xx

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  46. Elbow patches rule!

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  47. I love clothes with elbow patches very much! But, unfortunately, still haven't found my ideal one...

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  48. I love your look, beautiful cardigan!

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  49. love the elbow patches! your nails are very cool too, did you paint the orange by hand or are they transfers..?

    Katie x

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  50. Love your nails!! the orange is so unusual.


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  51. Yes, yes! I love the patches on the elbows, too. It elevates a sweater from so-so, to irresistible.

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  52. God I love this outfit. The cute skirt, the sugar-sweet shoes, and the granddad cardi, just perfect together! x

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  53. NOTHING is better than a grandpa cardigan with elbow patches. Absolutely nothing. You look so cute...love the whole outfit :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  54. hi keiko. just wanted to let you know how much i love your blog (i am a daily follower) you and other bloggers have inspired me to start my own blog. please check it out and let me know what you think. thank you!!

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  55. Elbow patches are The Business, no doubt about it. I'm always tempted to add them to all my cardigans.

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  56. Aw you look so cute and cozy in this outfit! I love the colors. Those shoes are pretty fantastic too.

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  57. Cute outfit, love the big and long cardigan!

    xo Jony
    www.shout-outtoyou.com

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  58. love anything with elbow patches..they make it look more collegiate. that one from your mom is my dream piece! i had a tan corduroy blazer in high school that i wore to death..it literally fell apart haha i have a nice little collection of vintage velvet blazers that i just love,my favorite thing to wear!

    Krystle
    http://dearwinsome.blogspot.com/

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  59. So, does it sound stalkerish when I say I wish we could be friends in RL? Whatever, I said it.

    Anyway, awesome sweater. I want.

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  60. long live elbow patches! i also believe they add a special something to a sweater. i love how the burgundy fron the tights and the pnk of the shoes go together. great color combination!

    XX jannine

    http://fashionistarg.blogspot.com

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  61. love this post!your sweater is gorgeous!http://m sfashionstreet.blogspot.com

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  62. I agree! Elbow patches are the best. And to have a blazer that's corduroy (my favorite), that has elbow patches? You are one lucky girl! Anyways, I love the grandpa cardigan, very cool. :)
    Hannah
    A Little Burd Told Me..

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  63. I love elbow patches, i wear them a lot...

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  64. I absolutely adore this outfit! The plaid skirt and the different colored tights to cute!

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  65. Love the elbow patch ! Makes me want to do some DIY to my sweater :)

    x
    http://midafternoonlush.blogspot.com

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  66. I LOVE your style! You definitely inspire me to try new things.

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  67. I LOVE your style! You definitely inspire me to try new things.

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  68. That is a great sweater. I like how it looks kind of ombre in some of the photos. Elbow patches are a great little detail to spruce up a classic piece. I don't think they will ever go out of style.

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  69. Looks great keiko! Thanks for the mention! We always love to see fashionistas sporting out stuff :)

    -Jani
    www.funfashionfit.com
    www.foottraffic.com

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  70. Grandpa cardigans are my FAVORITE! I am loving the color of those tights too!
    xo
    Lo
    www.herlolife.blogspot.com

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  71. I love the nails, they're the perfect quirky accent for that outfit!

    ~Grace from http://lexi-and-button.blogspot.com/

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