Tuesday, December 4, 2012

smokey eyes and cozy knits







Outfit Details:
sweater - H+M
cut off shorts - Free People
dot tights - Madewell
otk boots - c/o Alberto Fermani
messenger bag - Ben Minkoff
eye makeup - Too Faced Return of Sexy palette (brown section)
lipstick - Bobbi Brown Roseberry layered with Smashbox Posy Pink

When it's cold outside, my giant sweaters and boots come out and most of my jewelry is neglected, since it's a little too chilly for metal on skin. But I've always said that makeup is my favorite accessory, so I tend to go a little more dramatic in the winter. Ultra bold lips or a smokey eye add enough to an outfit to forgo most other accessories. As much as my thin Floridian blood detests the dropping temperatures, I've always loved to layer my clothing like I have to wear everything, all at once - and I can't pass up an opportunity for a dramatic eye.

I've been taking a lot of photos indoors, these days, so you're finally starting to see more of my apartment. Once I figure out a way to get a decent shot in my living room (It's in the middle of the apartment, so it doesn't get a lot of natural light), I'll take you on a little tour of the place.

While I'm cozy and indoors, Cotton's Style Search Squad is out and on the move. We already finished our search in the Northeast , but there are still a lot of cities left where they're scouting cotton style for a chance to win $2,500 and a VIP trip to South Beach for Cotton's 24 Hour Runway Show. If you missed your city's date or are too far from the remaining locations (check the list here), you can submit your look online. There will be one winner from each region, and they're also giving away $1,440 each week to one lucky winner. You guys need to enter, because I want at least one of my readers to go to South Beach with us! No need for chunky sweaters and boots, there.

60 comments:

  1. Love the look. Awesome tights.
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  2. so beautiful!


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  3. That second picture is so beautiful... love the smokey eyes, Keiko!

    xo, alison*elle

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  4. I'm like you, completely leave my jewellery behind in the winter and focus on cuddling up with bug sweaters. If I need to pretty things up I just add a vintage scarf. Love this look for the eyes - and the idea of makeup as an accessory :)

    x Elena @ Randomly Happy

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    1. Opps... I meant big. Bug sweaters, though interesting, would just be weird.

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  5. Love this look! Especially the sweater and the tights!! Very boyfriend meets pretty :)

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  6. ahhh, that knit is gorgeous, Keiko!!!

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  7. Beautiful!!

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  8. Beautiful, as usual! I'm loving the cozy sweater and sweet tights :)

    xx Ashleigh
    www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  9. I dont wear a lot of jewelry in the winter either. Seems like scarfs and big sweaters all I can wear. I love these photos. Beautiful as always.
    Carlee
    Almost Endearing

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  10. Great photos!❤

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  11. loving the cozy knits and layering for cool wintery days! so cute <3

    XO Sahra
    EffortlessCool

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  12. Beautiful images and chunky knits are the best : )

    xo,
    Cindi
    Breakfast at Cindi’s

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  13. Simply beautiful! I would love to know what camera you use?

    thnx in advance

    Johnnybell

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  14. So stunning! I love chunky knits and smokey eyes ;) Such a gorgeous combination xx

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  15. Awesome pictures, you are so gorgeous! ♥
    xx

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  16. Keiko, you always look beautiful but these photos are especially stunning! Love!

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  17. These pictures are gorgeous! I love the dramatic eye with a cozy sweater - such a lovely justaposition.

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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  18. Love the smokey eyes. I´ll try that <3
    xo

    glamDevils

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  19. Gorgeous! Very romantic. I need to learn how to do a good smokey eye.

    xo,
    eelsay

    www.theluxuryrehab.com

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  20. beautiful outfit<3 i love your smokey eye look.

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  21. love!! are those vintage syroco flowers?! my living room is grey/gold/cream with syroco everything i can thrift..my latest addition was a piece like yours! a girl after my own heart haha

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    1. Yes! I love syroco because it's so lightweight. I have a few syroco hangings and frames.

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  22. I love everything about this look, very beautiful!

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  23. I always like the certain 'atmosphere' around your photos! Also that smokey eye suits you really well!

    I love your sweater!!!

    Love, Saar

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  24. your makeup looks amazing!

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  25. Perfect smokey eyes :)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  26. Love this look so much, especially with the cosy knit. Can't wait to see more of your apartment :)

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    x

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  27. Keiko, you're stunning! Loved the idea of this simple indoor shoot and your smokey eye is fab :)

    The Indie Byline

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  28. I just felt deeply in love with these boots!

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  29. such a cute look! you're a very cute girl but i'm sure you already know that. great outfit!

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  30. You're doing the smoky look pretty much perfectly, but I think what I like best is the high boots with the contrasting stockings!

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  31. i love your tights!!
    so cute
    kisses from Milano
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  32. Love how you just open up your gorgeous eyes with a good smokey technique! Very well done!

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    xo
    Nikki Mata
    Makeup Artist

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  33. Very pretty! Love that decoration over the bed.

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  34. what a great look, love the way you can make a simple sweater look so great and classy!
    Jess
    JESS CAUSE BLOG

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  35. the makeup is gorgeous!

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  36. Such a cute look! Love love love your makeup!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.HeyLoveBlog.com

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  37. lovely cozy, and soft. i adore the make-up, keiko lynn! :)

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  38. Again, the lip color is too perfect. Love the sweater too!

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  39. I'm in love with this outfit! It's so perfect for the winter and you still get to feel cozy with the big sweater and boots. So stunning. :)

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  40. WOWWWW THIS AWESOME!!!
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  41. your makeup is gorgeous

    xo
    francesca
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  42. The picture is great and the way you pose is just awesome.
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  43. That's a gorgeous look for eyes! Have you done a past tutorial on this sort of look, and if not will you?

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    1. I have a similar tutorial here: http://www.keikolynn.com/2010/09/makeup-monday-brown-eyed-girl.html

      but I can definitely replicate this look for a future post!

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  44. Nice colors, goes perfectly with the season! and gorgeous eyes make up!!!
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  45. Just perfect!

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  46. That first photo made it seem like you had chopped off your hair, I think you would look amazing either way!

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  47. You are stunning !

    Tash
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  48. Tall boots and long sweaters are my jam!

    Lainy
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  49. Love this photo set! You look gorgeous and so relaxed.

    Also love the grey of your walls- not too blue not too lavender- do you mind divulging the color you used?

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