Tuesday, January 17, 2012

over the top







Outfit Details:
blazer - Helmut Lang
dress - Betsey Johnson (here's a similar one in blush)
belt - Brooklyn Flea
tights - HUE
maryjanes - Nine West
vintage shoe clips - from my mom's shop
silver bows bracelet - gift from my sis and brother in law
gold bow bracelet - c/o Jewelmint
pyramid bracelet - Forever 21
vintage rhinestone bracelet - gift from my mom
tory burch bracelet - c/o Tory Burch
gift bow ring - Kate Spade
gold rhinestone ring - street vendor
Covet bag in red - c/o Rebecca Minkoff
lipstick - MAC Russian Red 

I wish I had an excuse for that last photo but I can't remember if I was doing a really stupid looking pose or just tripping over my own foot. Maybe a little of both; they're equal hazards of being pigeon toed and wearing heels all the time.

I don't know if you remember, but there was a time when I barely ever wore accessories. I guess I go through stages, because for a very long time, I wore bracelets all the way up my arm. So high, in fact, that I held my arm out straight because I couldn't bend it. Of course, that was when I was a little kid. When high school came, I went to rainbows and studded belts and myriad pins all over my bags, then to the countless neckties I found at thrift stores - and not in the "cool" Avril way, in the "I'm going to dress like a man" kind of way. I had golf pants and corduroy. Lots of old man, plaid golf pants. I was going for Annie Hall but failed, miserably.

I guess what I'm trying to say is that when it comes to expressing myself, I'm a go big or go home type of gal. I'm rather laid back, until you push me over the edge and I blow up in your face, leaving you wondering, "What the heck just happened?" The same goes for accessorizing: I'm over accessorizing or wearing nothing at all. I used to have the same attitude toward makeup. No makeup or straight up drag queen. But I've come to love the in-between, in terms of getting out the door in a decent amount of time and still looking like a functioning human being. That doesn't mean I can actually function like a human being, but at least I can look like one.

Kidding. I'm really awesome at functioning.







100 comments:

  1. oh god, so beautiful!!

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  2. I want that dress!!!


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  3. Your dress is gorgeous! I love the details. <3

    Irene

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  4. love everything - and esp. loving the bracelets! so pretty. :)

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  5. What a super pretty dress! (Like everyone else is saying so far, but it's very true!) And I like how you accessorize! So keep it up sista! :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
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  6. Haha, I hear ya on the no makeup or straight up drag queen, I'm rather guilty of that myself!

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  7. My favorite outfit of yours in a while--gorgeous, Keiko!

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  8. you are so freaking cute. what a fashionista. i love it.

    love, rach.
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  9. I'm certainly bad at accessorizing but trying to get better. This blog definitely gives me inspiration.

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  10. i just adore that dress and the way you styled it! so cute and girly!

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  11. I adore your dress! The whole outfit is fantastic!

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  12. That dress is so fun. I really love the full shape of its skirt and it looks so cute on you! The blazer really works well with it.

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  13. dang girl! That dress is gorge! Love the wrapping bow ring, too! XO

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  14. awww! your face is amezing! I cant find words!
    a the style!!


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  15. Love that pop of red, I have the gold bow ring too!! so fun! I like that you're wearing it after the holidays… maybe I'll bring mine out again too!

    Best,
    Casey
    Girl in the Poodle Shoes

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  16. oh goodness, that pop of red is just too incredible! LOVE!
    xo TJ

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  17. girl in the poodle shoes: This was actually on Christmas day, shhh! But I definitely will wear the bow ring after the holidays, don't you worry;)

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  18. I love that dress! You look so cute! I absolutely love that red bad too. I like your tid-bit about how you operate when it comes to fashion. It works well!

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  19. This might come across as creepy and random but were you, by any chance, at Anthropologie at the Chelsea Market today? I'm pretty sure I spotted you and remembered you from the blog!

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  20. This look is just over the top awesome! That dress is stunning and I love all the jewellery you're wearing. Still loving that gift bow ring - so cute!

    Soft Purple

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  21. i've always love your whimsical yet edgy style ever since i found you in livejournal many years ago! :) <3

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  22. I love this!
    That bow ring is absolutely wonderful.

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  23. I work at Betsey J, and this dress was one of my FAVES. It looks beautiful on you, fits like a dream!

    xxx
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  24. Haha this post made me laugh. I can definitely relate. And you rock for always following your own style! I say that's the most important thing.

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  25. you always wear the cutest dresses!!!

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  26. Lovely outfit, love the pop of red. :)

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  27. Love all the accessories (rings especially) you have on! Is that Rebecca Minkoff Covet bag new to you? Love red on you!

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  28. That Betsey Johnson dress is pretty - and that last pose looks just fine :)

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  29. Lissette: I was! Bobby and I were both there:)

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  30. This is fantastic! I think it looks just right! I've gone through so many weird periods in my life, too. When I was in high school, I went through a cowgirl phase, even though I lived nowhere close to a ranch. It was unfortunate.
    -Katie

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  31. The cut of that blazer is gorgeous.

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  32. Keiko, I'm in love with your dress it's SO pretty and you've styled it so beautifully too. Hope your week is lovely. xo veronika

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  33. That gold gift wrap bow is just enormous and I need to have it! All your jewelry is amazing!

    <3 P

    Cupcaking Around!

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  34. I love what you said about going big or not at all. I think everyone should learn to express themselves like that. I love the dress btw!

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  35. that dress is PERFECT. goes great with the blazer :)
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com
    CHICTOPIA

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  36. I just started reading your blog and I really like your taste of clothes and makeup :) Keep up the good work.

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  37. love the angular blazer paired with the dress's soft curves! ha I totally used to be the same way with makeup.

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  38. Very cute...love the cut of the jacket and bows on your shoes.

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  39. Wow, small world! I should've said hi, I love the blog!

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  40. The gift bow ring: saw it, coveted it, found it on ebay. Done, done, done. <3

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  41. Loving all those accessories!

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  42. I am in love with this outfit! I must have that dress.

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  43. Fabulous young lady with fabulous style. You show that yet again with this lovely outfit, Keiko Lynn. This is a lovely dress along with some lovely heels and a nice jacket. The handbag surely pops out as much as your bold lipstick. Looking great!

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  44. The almost all black everything look with a pop of red is such a classic. :) I think we all go through stages when it comes to fashion. I used to wear pants all the time and now I barely own any!

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  45. i tried on this exact same dress and didn't end up purchasing it. I SO regret it! looks amazing styled this way! don't you love how you can add as much volume as you want to the skit just by fluffing up the various layers?

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  46. The dress looks really cute, the look is amazing - I really like! :)

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  47. So beautiful, Keiko! I love how your lips match that amazing purse.

    xo, alison*elle

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  48. I would love to give over accessorizing a try one day too! The bracelets are such a statement here. Love the pop of red here!

    Fang Ting
    ftashion

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  49. Um, girl?! You look AMAZING. Such a va-va-voom style. LOVE IT!!!

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  50. You made a dress I would wear to prom looks wearable on day to day basis! Nothing more perfect than this dress.

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  51. You look absolutely stunning! I am following you on Instagram already and I love your style! This look is no exception! Love it! xo, Christina

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  52. so gorgeous, I love the dress! PS. I used to wear an overload of rubber bracelets - oh the shame of primary school!

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  53. I love love love your Nine West maryjanes! They look so sweet on you. And the Betsey Johnson dress is just fantastic, perfect for those special occassions :) Great outfit, Keiko. Much love, from England.

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  54. I LOVE your dress and shoes! <3

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  55. I love it!!!
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  56. Love the red accents. And you should bring back the bracelets-come-sleeves. They rock.

    Ahka Vintage SHOP
    Ahka Vintage BLOG

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  57. This is such a great outfit! Obsessed with your Rebecca Minkoff collection!! xo

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  58. You look so gorgeous in this! The second pic is my favourite!
    xxx

    London Last Night

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  59. Not quite sure what happened there, but I feel I fell in love all over again... with your dress... My gosh is it beautiful and it suits you sooo welll... as does the red lipstick.... very jealous over here!

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  60. You look amazing! I love that dress!

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  61. Thanks for getting back at me on twitter! Made my morning for sure! Gunna talk here since I'm about to get wordy...since I found your blog last month, you have opened my eyes to the wardrobe I already had....I have a new found confidence I've never had before. I feel pretty for the first time! You taught me to look how I've always strived for! As for you, you seem so genuine and sweet! We have so much in common it makes you very relatable. I'm 26 from Florida but living somewhere else...love my family, animals, all things childish (heck, my fav movie is still Labyrinth and i wear a Madeline tshirt on a regular basis. Did i mention i love Glee?) and antiquing.About the same size so I know the outfits will work for me!

    Just thank you for being you Keiko!
    Aj

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  62. I just found your blog - via Pinterest - and I have to say I'm kind of obsessed and love your style.

    following!
    xo
    Justyn
    thoughtsbyapetitebrunette.com

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  63. awesome outfit!! you are very beautifulª

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  64. gorgeous dress!!

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  65. Love the outfit-- too cute! Where did you get your glasses, if I may ask? I am in the market for a new pair, and yours are to die for! Are they prescription or fashion?



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  66. Love this outfit. Giving me inspiration for date night with the mister this Friday.

    ~Ness
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  67. Listen, all those glasses of yours- I love 'em!!! I love you blog also:)
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  68. You look gorgeous again, you're such a pretty girl with a superb wardrobe and you know how to make the most brilliant combination of clothes!

    xoxo, Femke On the Button

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  69. In LOVE with this outfit - so perfectly feminine!

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  70. I just love that bow ring!

    XO,
    Erin
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  71. AMAZING OUTFIT !!!! <3

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  72. so beautiful and ladylike <3

    XoXo
    Plami

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  73. Your style is flawless!And I love the way you are able to accessoriz and admire your makeup skills.

    You are my inspiration and one of my blogger Heros. I know, kinda cheesey, but its the truth.

    xo
    Savannah

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  74. gorgeous! I'm officially in love with this dress :)

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  75. so gorgeous! love the shoulder on this blazer and your pretty bracelets and maryjanes! this lipcolor is tied with vegas volt as my favorite red, lovely!

    Krystle
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  76. Love the lipstick! I'm a sucker for a beautiful red lip.

    Jen

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  77. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love the lipstick and the shoes and glasses. Totally things I could pull off :-) You give such great ideas!!!

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  78. absolutely stunning.

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  79. gosh! u look perfectly!

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  80. I adore your dress, you always look stunning !

    xx
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  81. Lovely dress!!!
    xx
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  82. OMG just saw this now and am truly, madly, deeply in LOVE with your dress! I've always loved Betsey Johnson...can;t believe she might have to close down her line :s

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  83. I LOVE YOUR RINGS*
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  84. That is SO cute! :)

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  85. Oh my you look insanely beautiful!

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  86. I adore all the jewelry especially the bow ring and the spiked bracelet. I don't think its over the top at all, I love it! :) And I feel the same way in terms of being a go big or go home ideal.

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  87. Seriously Love this outfit, both the blazer and the dress, I would totally wear this head to toe!!

    Love your attitude towards fashion too!!

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  88. You look gorgeous! Absolutely stunning!

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  89. That dress is so amazing and looks perfect on you. What a lovely and stylish combination.
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  90. SOOOOOO PRETTY!! xxxx



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  91. So gorgeous! That dress is fantastic!

    xo Jennifer

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  92. Gorgeous! love the matching purse and lip color :)

    -jani
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