Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Good morning, starshine.








Outfit Details:
leather jacket - c/o Coach (old)
Darling Lace Dress - ASOS
Honeycomb Envelope Clutch - c/o Corey Lynn Calter
Seychelles Good Intentions Wedges - c/o Seychelles
rings - Forever 21 and Banana Republic
lipstick - MAC Vegas Volt

Florida makes me want to wear nothing but brights, splashy prints, and of course, sunglasses. Even when it's seemingly gloomy outside, the sun is still bright enough to merit shades - hence the state's nickname, "Sunshine State". I end up putting sunglasses on every time I step out but can't wear them without one of two songs popping into my head: "The Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" or "Boys of Summer" (you got your hair slicked back and those Wayfarers on, baby).  It can be a little distracting. But it's just the way my brain works.

I tend to have a song in my head to go with just about every moment of my life. When I can't think of one that fits, I make one up (like The "Little Little" theme song that I wrote for a cat I rescued who now belongs to my sister - and not to go off on one of my tangents, but as if on cue, Little Little just jumped up on the bed like a unicorn and meowed). I even like to start my day with a particular song, which is eventually retired and replaced with a new one. Tom Petty's "American Girl" has been going pretty strong for awhile now, but others have included The Wannadies "You and Me", Phoenix "1901", Justin Timberlake "Da** Girl", The Bird and the Bee "My Love", Broken Social Scene "All to All", Michael Jackson "PYT", Violent Femmes "Blister in the Sun" and a bevy of others. What can I say? I like to wake up with a little bit of happy music.

As for my personal theme song, I suppose it would still have to be "The Prize Fighter" by The Velveteen. Ten years and I still haven't replaced it. What's your theme song?



79 comments:

  1. Beautiful dress. Suits you very well.

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  2. My favorite/ theme song changes all the time! At the moment I would say that it's Prince's "When the doves cry". Love your sunnies and dress is gorgeous!!

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  3. hello! so wonderful dress.
    kisses
    AJS

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  4. This is one of my favorite looks of yours so far - you couldn't look any more gorgeous! Yellow is definitely your color and that clutch is to die for!!

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  5. that dress looks so gorgeous on you!

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  6. I love this outfit. That bag is fantastic.

    I LOVE American Girl by Tom Petty. Perfect music to wake up to or jam out in the car! I can't say I have a particular theme song, it just depends on the day!

    Moments of Eternity

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  7. Lovely dress! I love the color, you looks so feminin!
    Great combo with leather jacket, gorgeous!!

    xoxo from München
    La Vie Quotidienne
    www.laviequo.com

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  8. You look like a beautiful ray of sunshine in that dress, Keiko! The clutch makes the perfect accessory.

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  9. I love thta dress! Im glad you bought it from asos so maybe I can order it too!I'm a fllower from italy!love your look .kisses

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  10. such a cutie! lovely outfit :)

    xoxo
    juliemrvll

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  11. I love your dress, so super stunning! Yellow suits you! ♥

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  12. your dress is super amazing and she's in trendy colour!
    XXX

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  13. beautiful dress always a breath of fresh air !! love it xx

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  14. omg! that dress is soooo pretty! I love it and you rock it so well ;)
    xx

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  15. WOW! The dress is absolutely stunning! Love it together with your leather jacket :)

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    Jasmin

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  16. getting spring now!!!!
    You look great like always! ^_^

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  17. you look gorgeous in this fresh dress!

    XoXo
    Plami

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  18. Super cute summer dress :D

    Sarah

    http://www.facebook.com/RavenWorksCa

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  19. That clutch really pops with that dress as a background :)

    xx
    m

    http://mollyeeb.blogspot.com/

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  20. Funny coincidence, my theme song IS "The boys of Summer". How weird was that? I'm an 80's teenager, I am.

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  21. Gorgeous! I don't usually comment as I'm on my iPad and it's a pain but your sunny yellow dress made me smile. You've inspired me to wea something bright tomorrow.
    Christina x

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  22. You had me at Yellow Lace!
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  23. Ooh, super cute! Loooove the yellow lace minidress. I also noticed the photos look great despite the full sunshine! Wish I could get mine to turn out that well in the sun...

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  24. My theme song changes too. Right now it's "Kinda out of luck" by Lana Del Rey.

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  25. I don't guess I've ever thought about what my theme song is, but I'm definitely going to have "Boys of Summer" in my head the rest of the day. haha

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  26. love love the yellow dress!!! super cute!!!!

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  27. I love love love that yellow lace dress! That clutch is adorable too!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  28. so pretty! i love how the cat is named little little and you wrote a song about it i definitely made up a song about a fawn i saw on the road one day...haha

    -jessica
    http://runninginsideus.blogspot.com/

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  29. Have you ever heard Nouvelle Vague's version of "Blister in the Sun"? It's part of the movie Bridesmaids (a must see!) and sooooooo sweet... One of my favorites. (: x

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  30. starshine or sunshine you look dynamite! that is one very pretty yellow lace dress. you sparkle.

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  31. So gorgeous! That dress is so bright and yellow, I love it! Xo


    -Amor
    http://glamoroza.blogspot.com/

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  32. Your looks are a combination of cute and tough. The leather jacket surely has the "bad girl" look to an otherwise sweet and soft outfit. The sunglasses offer a cool factor as well. :) Great outfit, yet again!

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  33. This yellow dress is amazing! You look really beautiful!

    xx
    biskvittka.blogspot.com

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  34. love the yellow dress and the wedges! lets follow each other. following you. :)

    xox,
    http://www.tumblingintofashion.blogspot.com

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  35. Gorgeous dress!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  36. Great dress!! :)
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  37. love music, i wish there was a soundtrack to my life. i love the dress with the jacket and that gorgeous clutch.

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  38. love the yellow dress! perfect for spring!

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  39. I love the yellow and the clutch! So ready for summer!!

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  40. I want and need this dress and clutch! Love!

    xo, Megan

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  41. This look is perfection! So springy and fun!

    xLauren
    http://themarcystop.blogspot.com/

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  42. Neon Yellow looks so great pairing with a muted under toned basic black!!

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  43. love that dress and clutch! xx

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  44. Oh Keiko, you look like a yellow tulip bloomin in the Spring.


    sending you happy spells

    amyflyingakite.com

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  45. That dress is so adorable! It's such a cute fit for you. Love the clutch too.

    -Erin-
    http://www.onetwosummer.blogspot.com

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  46. What a great outfit! Very Sandra Dee -- sweet with just enough bad ass.

    Meg
    http://megshandmadelife.blogspot.com

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  47. ADORABLE!!! OMG, I love this!

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  48. Sunshine on a non-cloudy day!! Love it!
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  49. First of all, "The earth says 'hello', twinkles above us, twinkles below....." Love it. My theme song changes frequently, but it's often whatever is on the radio when I get in. Today it was Harry Nilsson's "Everybody's Talkin'" I love it for "I'm goin' where the sun is shinin' through the pourin' rain, goin' where the weather suits my clooooothesss". And I have been eying those shoes forever now, I'm pretty sure they will suit the weather wherever.

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  50. First of all, "The earth says 'hello', twinkles above us, twinkles below....." Love it. My theme song changes frequently, but it's often whatever is on the radio when I get in. Today it was Harry Nilsson's "Everybody's Talkin'" I love it for "I'm goin' where the sun is shinin' through the pourin' rain, goin' where the weather suits my clooooothesss". And I have been eying those shoes forever now, I'm pretty sure they will suit the weather wherever.

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  51. Ooh the beading on the clutch is magnificent. As for songs... when I get ready for a formal event, I imagine "Whatever Lola Wants" [Sarah Vaughan version]. Perfect red lipstick theme.

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  52. My theme song is "This Year" by The Mountain Goats. A little angry/depressed for a them song, I guess ("I am gonna make it through this year if it kills me") but what always makes me feel great when I hear it is how defiant it is.

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  53. i am in love with that dress!

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  54. Your dress is so pretty and in my favorite color! You look amazing. And actually, "Boys of Summer" is my road-trippin song. I always imagine that song blasting with all the windows rolled down and cruising down the highway. Love it. Personal theme song though....that's a toughie. :) <3

    toni

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  55. your clothes are recklessly beautiful ;-)

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  56. wow, love the outfit, i really love to follow your blog, i hope you follow my blog too☺

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  57. Lace pastel dress and rock'n'roll jacket. Cool outfit! )

    From www.xeanafashion.com

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  58. you look so bright and happy! i adore this dress and the wedges, need that lip color in my life. if i don't listen to actual music i'll be singing some weird made up song in my head or bits and pieces from random songs, can't stand the silence! awesome theme song,wish i could narrow it down to just one..question of the day!

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  59. This dress is a dream!!

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  60. this dress looks gorgeous on you! and such a great color for summer :)

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  61. such a pretty pretty dress, and I love the wedges too!
    jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

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  62. Aw this outfit is beautiful! I just love your yellow lace dress so much. The leather jacket looks awesome with it.

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  63. My oh my! How beautiful are you?! And that shade of yellow is stunning on you! You look like a ray of sunshine that could brighten up the darkest, gloomiest day!!

    x Aliya
    www.hillsidestory.net

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  64. i LOVE the mix of old school girlyness and new age modern badass-- so very 'Grease' to me :D
    have a great weekend!
    xx Corinne
    cateyesandthighhighs.blogspot.com

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  65. Salt n' Pepa's "Push It" always gives me positive vibes. And "Groove is in the Heart" too

    -Roro

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  66. This dress reminded me of my favorite book as a child, "Princess Furball"

    In the book she asks for a "dress as golden as the sun"

    If she asked for a dress like that in 2012 I feel like this is what would be made for her :)

    Sooo pretty

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