Wednesday, January 16, 2013

utilitarian





Outfit Details:
hat - Bobby's
Drew convertible army coat - c/o WiNK
puppy shirt (with a Miku lookalike) - Nifty Thrifty
jeans - c/o Denim and Supply
packable tour boots - c/o Hunter Boots
lipstick - MAC Absolute Power


It turns out that a getaway was exactly what I (and Bobby and Miku) needed. In true Keiko Lynn/pack rat fashion, I packed way more than I needed: sweaters galore, three different pairs of boots, enough socks for an octopus to wear for days. As it turned out, I wore this WiNK cotton canvas coat (which can be worn several ways), hat, and Hunter boots consistently. I actually didn't have weather-proof boots (I know, weird) until my friend and neighbor, Amy, sent these my way. I've always wanted a pair of Hunter boots, but the best thing about these is that they're collapsible. They fold up into a tiny bag and are perfect for traveling. The lesson I learned? Go with the utilitarian, versatile items and save yourself some space. Not that I'll listen to my own advice, though. I guess I'll always be that girl who is stuffing items into her carry-on, because her checked baggage is overweight.



p.s. A long-time reader, Katrina K, is also a finalist in the Northwest region for the Cotton Road to the Runway contest! If Andi wins in the South and Katrina in the Northwest, I'll be the happiest camper. I also can't wait to see who will represent my region (Northeast). Please vote and show your support for our fellow readers!

49 comments:

  1. Beautiful. Love the look.
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  2. Amazing! Loving that sweater...super cute! The last pic with you holding your pup is perfection!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  3. I like your shirt very much! Great outfit!

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  4. Nice post! Cute outfit!
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  5. Great outfit - brill jumper.

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    xx

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  6. LOVEEE that hat! And I'm forever in love with the classic Hunter green rain boots..xx

    MAKIKS
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  7. You look uber cute in this perfect getaway outfit!!

    XOXO from the Netherlands,
    Lucia

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  8. You look cute! Hunter rain boots are awesome!

    xo Jennifer

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  9. Miku is always so happy!! And I ALWAYS pack way more than I need (particularly shoes)...

    xo
    Shay
    myconfidenceandme.blogspot.com

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    1. Shoes are the worst part, because all of mine weigh so much! I always end up having to stuff a pair of shoes (or two) into my carry on.

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  10. I'm pretty envious of your collection of cat and dog sweaters!

    Thanks again for all your support with the Cotton Road to the Runway contest. *fingers crossed* that we get to meet in a couple months! :)

    xo,
    katrina
    thedemuremuse.com

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  11. These pictures are so cute, and I love your outfit. I always pack more than I need but what woman doesn't! :) Hope all is well!

    -Sarah
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  12. the first photo is perfect!!! love this look with the red lips!
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  13. Of course, you can make rubber boots look cute...love it :).

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  14. I love your hat! I've been looking for the perfect hat with ear flaps for ages!
    TheLivableArt

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  15. I am loving the Packable Tour Boots but they don't sell them in Canada yet!? I am thinking of ordering online...can I ask did you size down? A lot of folks say you should go a size down and I did try on the Original Hunter and the 7M seemed to feel good on my size 8 foot. Thanks!
    Lisa

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    1. I didn't size down, but I have no experience with the normal Hunter Boots. I asked my friend Amy (the one who gave me the boots) and she said normally, she would size down - but with these in particular, get your regular size. Hope that helps!

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  16. super cute and confy :)
    -deana, @ birdsandoxfords

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  17. What an awesome find: a puppy shirt with almost the same dog as you own. That's total cuteness.

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    1. I literally gasped out loud when I found it, and purchased it in record time.

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  18. Wow that actually looks A LOT like Miku. Anyhoo, that jacket is awesome!! Xoxo

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  19. Ahaha, your packing frenzy sounds just like mine! I always end up over-packing for a trip but I just need to feel prepared for EVERYTHING, haha. That utility coat looks so cozy, I want one!

    -Sarah
    The Weekend Diary

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    1. I know! I'm the type of person who brings warm weather clothing to a frigid state, just in case there is a freakish change of weather.

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  20. Holy cow, that shirt is so FREAKING CUTE!!!!


    xoxo
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    PS: Stop by my blog if you like thrifting, vintage dresses, flower crowns, Moonrise Kingdom, DIYs, and adventures! I just did a post on my latest nautical sailor dress!

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  21. Lol omg Miku's face is always the same. P.s. Your dog is on your shirt! It's refreshing to see green hunters instead of the ever-popular black ones :)

    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  22. Your dog is really cute :3

    So i recently made a cute DIY room decor. Check out my blog for more DIY projects, OOTD, beauty reviews, and much more!

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  23. I love how you style the hunter boots!
    xx, sweet bird <
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  24. cute outfit!

    Sar

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  25. Your blog is beautiful can't believe I have only just found it :)
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    1. Thank you! I hope you'll come back more often:)

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  26. Lovelyyy outfit!! Love the Hunter boots!!! And i love the dog! ^_^ xo
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  27. I am in serious love with your dog!! And your matching doggy shirt, too!

    xx
    jamie sarah
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  28. miku and her sweater lookalikes are just the most darling.

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  29. What a perfect outfit for cold, wet weather! Utilitarian, but still infused with your personality. Love the puppy sweater! :)

    -Jen

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  30. Your blog is SO awesome--I'm in love :)

    xx

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  31. great pics and i love your dog sweater :D

    xoxo milla

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  32. Yoy're basically a lumberjack's wet dream right now :D
    Love it!

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  33. Really cute <3

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    XOXO,
    Inês

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  34. Gosh, I just love Miku)))

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  35. LOVE the photos! you have amazing taste!!

    xo

    NIKKI MATA
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  36. Aww your doggie is so sweet. Love the outfit!

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  37. What a cute outfit. Adorable hat& sweater!!

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  38. Not used to seeing you in jeans and flats - looks adorable!

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