Friday, March 9, 2012

in a garden, or on a crowded avenue










Outfit Details:
Helmut Lang Blazer - outlet (I got it for over 75% off!)
Porter Grey blouse - borrowed
flower print trousers - Zara
Sam Edelman Roza spiked heels - LF sale (also on sale at Zappos)
hat - H+M
Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Swing - Confederacy
lipstick - Bobbi Brown Rose (it looks a little lighter here because it's layered over a nude Laura Mercier color I was wearing earlier)

I ended up going shopping for pants, the second most dreaded shopping trip (the first one being for bathing suits) in my opinion. I came out victorious, with a couple of purchases - these from Zara, and a pair for $20 at Anthropologie. Honestly, I hate trying on pants. Anything that fits my hips/butt/thighs has a huge gap in the waistband and anything that fits in the waist flattens out everything else. I hope these purchases - as well as the new jeans I added to my wardrobe - will hold me over for a good, long while. As for bathing suit shopping, I've had this retro-style one piece in my drawer for quite some time, now - and it has served me well on the very few occasions I have had to wear it. Biggest plus? I didn't even have to try it on before I bought it. Online shopping, you have the most flattering lighting.




87 comments:

  1. So cool. Amazing.
    Keiko, you're the best. :)

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  2. Oh man! I just saw shoes almost exactly like those and looooove them!! You have such a special way of putting things together - soft pretty florals and spiked heels. Is there anything you cant pull off?!!

    xx Ashleigh
    www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  3. You look beautiful. I'm loving those floral pants and those shoes are to die for!

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  4. This outfit may be one of my favorites from you, the simple colors and different patterns are amazing!

    <3 Jjanga
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  5. I really love this look! It's a great mix of Tea Party and Rocker Chic ;) xx -b.

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  6. I think this has to be one of my absolute favourite outfits on you ever! It's sexy, it's playful, it's unique!
    Perfect, perfect, perfect!!!

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  7. I love your blog. Whatever you wear, you always look amazing!

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  8. Very beautiful shoes and trousers! I like your fresh make up look.

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  9. Oh my God, those heels, those heels!!! So frickking edgy and gorgeous!

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  10. So gorgeous! Adore this look from head to toe.

    xoxo,
    Helena

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  11. I also think shopping for pants is like the ultimate dreaded shopping trip. But then again, I'm not a fan of shopping trips. More of a online shopper.

    Anywho, very cute pants. Great shoes, too!

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  12. i love your pants!! nice outfit!!!

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  13. Gorgeous outfit, i love your shoes and pants, kisses and have a great weekend.

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  14. love your makeup here and the faded colors! the pants look perfect, kinda weird seeing you without your glasses now haha

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  15. lovely pants and blazer! and you look so gorgeous xx

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  16. 75% your blazer??!!! what a steal! Love the entire look!

    -Trang
    www.benjaminandtrang.com

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  17. Those pants are super cute, Keiko! And I own the same Sam Edelman heels but with the metal spikes. Love the contrasting combination!

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  18. This is such a great look! Those pants and shoes are so awesome!

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  19. this outfit is rockin ... love the new pants with the studded heels!
    jess
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  20. Those trousers look PERFECT on you! this whole outfit is great!

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  21. Those trousers are gorgeous! And those heels are so great! Love the pictures!
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  22. This is a great look! Even though the colors are pretty subdued, the whole thing is really interesting - I especially love the asymmetrical blazer and the spiked heels!

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  23. These are the first pants to come out of the floral pants trend that I love! They are a muted palette and pattern that they will work beyond just the latest trend.

    The Helmut Lang blazer is to die for!

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  24. I think that you are just fabulous. Reading your blog has made me more creative with my make up and playful with my clothes. I love it. And today's post makes me feel a little better, because I also seriously avoid shopping for pants. It's nice to remember we all have our little hang-ups and are still fabulous despite them. Xo!

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  25. I love pants on you! You should wear them more they look so cute on your figure!

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  26. i love this soft look!
    you look so pretty.. and like i always say, you´re rocking that hat!
    love those Sam Edelman! :)

    XO Jannine
    http://FashionistArg.blogspot.com

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  27. I've not been a huge fan of the print-on-trousers trend, but these are lovely. Just interesting enough without being totally distracting. Lovely outfit.

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  28. so beautiful!!!
    kisses from prague
    have a wonderful day!
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  29. I really like this ensemble. I hear you about pants, and think these are quite flattering!

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  30. those heeels are unexpected and awesome! Love how they add edge to the girliness of the floral pants and cropped blazer. Awesome look, Keiko! <3
    Rory
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  31. I agree with you on the pants shopping thing. I avoid it at all cost, even if that means wearing leggings as pants all the time.

    xoxo - http://cachecloset.blogspot.com/

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  32. Beautiful look, I love the blazer! Have a lovely weekend!
    xxx

    London Last Night

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  33. Love this look! It's light yet edgy at the same time. Your make- up is minimal which allows your hat to be the focal point. Love!

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  34. Super cute outfit! Love the pants and your pumps are amazing!!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  35. love the blouse!

    xxx
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  36. I love this outfit on you Keiko! In fact, I can imagine myself wearing all of it! But I feel your pain on the pants front. It's definitely no fun. But I think this floral pair looks so cute on you!

    xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

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  37. Hi Keiko, I have the same problem as you! Everything fits my thigh and butt is way too big around my waist. Sigh, some styles just don't think about women with some meat T_T
    However I must say, these pants look really beautiful on you! I wish we had a Zara here!

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  38. Oh I love the pants!And how you kept it classic with the rest of the outfit.And the shoes are must have!
    xx
    B.

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  39. you look amaaazing!! love the soft, neutral colors of the pants and top. those shoes are fabulous!

    ~Shandrese
    http://sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com/

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  40. OMG! I love your pants, looks perfect on you!!
    Your heels are amazing! Cool outfit!

    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
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  41. I love everything about this outfit - the spikes on the shoes, the romantic pants, the bow blouse, the blazer.

    LOVE LOVE LOVE.

    Happy Friday!
    CK

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  42. Wow, these shoes are fierce! Really cool outfit in general, I love this hat on you and these beautiful floral pants! Pretty and chic you are - as usual ;)

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  43. YOUR SHOES ARE AWESOME!
    XOXO, telmasofiia.blogspot.com

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  44. Nice! I like your shoes and pants :)

    eM/Ieva
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  45. Ah, love those shoes!
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  46. absolutely lusting over this outfit!

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  47. I hate pants shopping too! The worst time it happened was once, when I was at Pac Sun and attended by a very cute male employee. I had lost a few pounds and wanted to reward myself with new jeans, but had just moved here and wasn't sure about American sizes, so I asked him to give me what he approximately thought was my size. The pants got stuck at my thighs, and I had to ask him for the next size up. He goes: "You're not a size 6? I can't believe it!" I wished I could disappear in a hole at that moment!
    Love,
    s
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  48. Those floral pants are so cute, I must get myself to Zara ASAP! Love the way you paired them with edgy spiked heels.

    Marisa
    http://style-rhapsody.blogspot.com

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  49. amazing from head to toe!

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  50. I have the same issue with pants! The dreaded wasitband gap...ugh! You should try Levis curve ID jeans--I could not believe how easy it was for me to find a pair that fit!

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  51. those shoes are dangerous! :P love!
    ~Natalia
    sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com

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  52. I really loved what you said. nike zoom hyperfuse 2011 is also a good recommendation.Very much advocated.

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  53. Loving the subtle floral with spikes! Feisty :)


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  54. Total extremes from soft florals to that edgy pump!

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  55. Gosh, I'm in love with this outfit!! What lovely pants!!! Beautiful pattern. And your bag is just amazing. YOUR SHOES THOUGH *O* I LOVE THEM SO SO SO MUCH. Great outfit!!

    -theresa
    collaredblouse.blogspot.com

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  56. I love the femininity of this outfit contrast with the spiked heels and hat. And we have the same bathing suit it looks like :) I got it at Mod Cloth as well.

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  57. I'm so glad to know that some other women have the same problem with pants. I'm just like you - they are the 2nd worst thing to try on. I don't understand why designers can't find a way to make pants without the big gap in the waistband. It's forcing me to figure out how to make my own pants.
    You look great in these photos. And what great deals you got! Inspiring.

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  58. That is one of the coolest flower print combos I have seen! Hope you dont mind if i post it on my tumblr! S.

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  59. WOW! This outfit is simply perfect, love everything!! :)

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    kisses, Jasmin

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  60. Love this outfit, I own those shoes, too! <3

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  61. Urgh, me too! I hate buying pants! You need to take your pants of, put on the ones you want to try, and put your original pants on again... We share the same burdens... But I love your buy this time! Love how the floral prints plays along with the studded heels... :)

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  62. I love this look. So pretty and clean.

    -april.

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  63. Oh my god! I love your blazer. I definitely feel some outwear envy.

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  64. I just went to Zara yesterday and tried on those same pants! I must say you pull them off way better than I did! Love me some floral prints!!

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  65. This is probably my favorite outfit you've ever worn <3 Quirky, beautiful, and sleek!

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  66. i like your blazer and pumps, such great combination! i love your blog! :D

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  67. Hi! I've tried on the Lorissa - which is the peep toe version of the shoe you're wearing but found them to be really stiff and uncomfortable. The ones you have on look comfy? Also, are they somewhat narrow?
    Thank you :)
    xo
    The Fashionable ESQ
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  68. love the hat!

    M.!

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  69. Oh my! Those shoes are incredible! I love your trousers too.

    Becky
    xx

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  70. I am so in love with those heels.
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  71. I love the cut of that blazer! The back is so sharp looking.

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  72. You look stunning. I think I prefer you without glasses.

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  73. love your pants!
    look amazing
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  74. Well the shopping trip was a big succes if you got these torusers as they are beautiful!
    Daisy Dayz

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  75. I love how the black jacket "closes the deal" on this outfit... very pretty.

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  76. This outfit is wonderful! Love everything. The shoes, the hat, the blazer, the pants--everything looks polished yet fun. I love how balanced out this look is.

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  77. Such a great outfit!

    - Sarah
    rosenbklyn.blogspot.com

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  78. Oh pants shopping... I have the same issues, and it is so frustrating. These pants are amazing, and I love how you styled them. That jacket! oh my, beautiful!
    love your nude but glam makeup
    xx

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  79. Love the shoes!

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  80. I was just going to comment on how much I love your pants. But then I realised your entire outfit is awesome.

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  81. Those pants are fabulous! And paired with those fierce heels? Awesome!

    xo Jennifer

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  82. I really love how you styled those patterned pants. The blazer and awesome heels look great with them!

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