A lot of you have emailed me or tweeted about it, but I forgot to post about it. I’m in this month’s Glamour! They asked me to style a Chanel jacket, which made me insanely nervous. Not because it was going to be featured in a magazine, but because that freaking thing cost over 14 times what I paid for my last car. Okay, so that might also mean I had a ridiculously cheap car, but still. I was afraid to touch it, let alone wear it and depreciate its value. Such a beauty! Luckily, I returned it in the same pristine condition in which it was delivered. This might seem like a small feat to you, but to those who know me best or have witnessed my level of clumsy (hi, Christine! Thanks for helping me clean the food off my skirt at last night’s formal dinner), this is a goddang miracle.

See how others styled this beautiful jacket here.

Outfit Details:
Chanel jacket: on loan for a styling session
belt: beacon’s closet
skirt: Postlapsaria, self made
shoes: Steve Madden
ring: vintage, from my mom
(my good friend Samara did my hair in Heidi braids)

  1. eleanor says: October 19, 201010:14 pm

    You look amazing! I love how you styled it – it looks adorable with that mustard belt and the layered skirt!

    And I know exactly what you mean. Many times I've lusted after something beautiful but thought I couldn't justify buying something that cost half as much/twice as much as my cheapo car, haha πŸ™‚


  2. Katie says: October 19, 201010:16 pm

    what a cool opportunity! i would be totally freaked out by the price of jacket too and totally spill on it! i love how you styled it!

  3. irina says: October 19, 201010:22 pm

    love the way you styled it! looks extremely good, brilliant color combo! you did awesome!

  4. Gemma says: October 19, 201010:23 pm

    OH MY GOODNESS you look absolutely beautiful!
    i wish i could have my hair like that!
    and the shoes <3


  5. Evie says: October 19, 201010:31 pm

    Gorgeous! What a fun task, if only you got to keep it *dream*. I love the way you've styled it with the belt and your hairstyle is so cute. You've done chanel in a really youthful way.
    Evie x
    One more blog

  6. Melissa says: October 19, 201010:43 pm

    I love how you styled it! Definitely my fav look!

    And yah, I would have been so scared to ruin that jacket. I don't have the best luck with expensive items. That's one of the reasons I can't justify buying anything expensive! I'd be too scared to wear it!

    Really great job though and congrats on being chosen πŸ™‚

  7. The Fancy Teacup says: October 19, 201010:50 pm

    It was crazy…I opened the November Glamour…and was like hey that's keiko! You look gorgeous as usual. Love how your paired everything together, and those Steve Madden pumps are darling.


  8. The Panic Room says: October 19, 201010:57 pm

    Oh boy, not that it was a contest or anything, but I think you did a really solid and awesome job on styling this. You look like this jacket belongs in your everyday wardrobe. Great work.

  9. In Kinsey's Closet says: October 19, 201011:05 pm

    I saw it! So goregous! I wish you were able to keep the jacket. You styled it so beautifylly, I really like it. PS, your hair is great!

  10. Collette Osuna says: October 19, 201011:11 pm

    You look fabulous hunnie!! Love how you styled the jacket….Congrats on being chosen….you deserve it:)

    Read my interview w/Susan from ModClothβ™₯

  11. Lidi says: October 19, 201011:13 pm

    I was so excited when I opened my glamour and saw you in there! how exciting! I would be equally terrified of damaging such an expensive jacket too, I'm glad it all turned out well for you.

  12. Shannon Lambert says: October 19, 201011:14 pm

    Oh man…I would've been nervous as all get out to touch that thing.

    While in Paris I almost bought a vintage Chanel cardigan at some Flea Market/Antique Market in Nice. But it wasn't my size (size Giant) and I didn't think it fair to take something I'd never wear. But it was beautiful and about $200 CAD.

  13. kenda says: October 19, 201011:21 pm

    i would've been so nervous about getting makeup on the jacket. nevertheless, you did a great job styling it. love the colors.

  14. LahTeaDah says: October 19, 201011:26 pm

    What an honor!? You must be so excited to see the final product in the magazine. I know I can't wait πŸ™‚

    PS: I'd love for you to pop by my blog and enter my very first giveaway! So excited Im getting the chance to do my very first one!

    Yours Truly


  15. Michelle says: October 19, 201011:39 pm

    WOW. congrats! such an honor. and chanel!?!?!?! omg- that must have felt like heaven.

  16. Jay says: October 19, 201011:46 pm

    That's awesome!! I love how you styled it, so cute! πŸ™‚


  17. Kelly says: October 19, 201011:52 pm

    You styled the jacket beautifully! I love the skirt.

  18. Jamie says: October 19, 201011:54 pm

    Wow. This is one of the first I'm not a fan of and only because of that jacket. :X Not a fan at all of the jacket itself but you always look fantastic, girl. πŸ™‚

  19. MUA says: October 20, 201012:03 am

    I am sorry I can't concentrate on the jacket : I am just consumed by envy looking at your legs ! (not in a psycho weird way…)

    Caro xxx

  20. archives says: October 20, 201012:10 am

    wow. that jacket is beautiful! you did a great job styling it – the best of the other ladies! super cute.

  21. Farrielle Design and Fashionista says: October 20, 201012:10 am

    I love the styling especially the belt adds a interesting touch to it. I would have been nervous too:)
    You did great.

  22. number the first says: October 20, 201012:20 am

    I've been seeing those Heidi braids everywhere lately. So pretty on you!β™₯


  23. LYNNIELOU says: October 20, 201012:30 am

    beauatifully executed!

  24. Francesca says: October 20, 201012:32 am

    that chanel jacket is out of this world


    http://lekisskiss.blogspot.com <– Texas gal bloggin fashion from NYC!

  25. Charmalade says: October 20, 201012:33 am

    Yes, I did see that feature floating around the internet– what a tres chic styling, yet staying true to your style with a signature girly bow. πŸ™‚

    And it's for people like you and me that they made those Tide on-the-go pens. I know I definitely need them now and again!

    Toast with Charmalade

  26. Jenna M. says: October 20, 201012:40 am
  27. Fashion By He says: October 20, 201012:43 am

    gorgeous otufit, you have amazing legs!!! love the heels too

    -He Approves


  28. vivivivivian says: October 20, 20101:22 am

    you look amazing !
    i love the contrast between the mustard sash and Chanel suit.
    the juxtaposition of the colour and texture is amazing


  29. Flora says: October 20, 20101:31 am

    Great look! That jacket is to die-for. And I love your hair, I've been trying to do myself a braid like that without much success…

  30. Marinka says: October 20, 20101:34 am

    I love the shoes and the nude pumps!

  31. Liv says: October 20, 20101:55 am

    I should only have eyes for Chanel, and yet, I'm super crazy about your hair!! Great job, congrats!


  32. amanda says: October 20, 20101:59 am

    ha, i got really excited when i saw your picture in glamour! and let me just say, you look simply dazzling darlin'! that jacket is to die for!

  33. Rebecca from See You in Sweden says: October 20, 20102:11 am

    Wow, you made it your own and so different. I love that πŸ™‚

  34. Copious Couture says: October 20, 20102:28 am

    Great jacket!!!!!! Congrats on Glamour!


  35. genevieve, sandbox romance says: October 20, 20102:45 am

    Oh Keiko! Congratulations! That's phenomenal. I LOVE that skirt, too. You make the best stuff. Seriously.

  36. Beautifully Pure says: October 20, 20103:26 am

    Aww! You did a lovely job styling it! And I must say I love your skirt! <3

    Glad the jacket got through you ok! I know what it's like to be clumsy. ;-D

    ~ Katie

  37. Destined For Now says: October 20, 20106:33 am

    The feature was wonderful! You looked so lovely.

  38. Penny Dreadful says: October 20, 20107:25 am

    Wow! No wonder you felt a bit panicked, I would have been petrified. Great job, I love it with that gorgeous belt.


  39. Black cat girl says: October 20, 20108:12 am

    Great jacket!!

  40. Alice says: October 20, 20108:28 am

    Oh wow, I love how you styled this beautiful jacket!:) Simply awesome.

    xx, Alice πŸ™‚

  41. northwest is best says: October 20, 20109:11 am

    you look great! I think if I had enough money to spend on designer items I wouldn't because of all the stress involved!

  42. Ulrika says: October 20, 201010:29 am

    You did such a good job styling the jacket, lovely look! xxx

  43. Suz says: October 20, 201012:00 pm

    love the color of the bow!

  44. Ana says: October 20, 20101:14 pm

    I can definitely understand being nervous about the jacket, it's such a lovely piece! But I think you styled it beautifully!

  45. Ashley J says: October 20, 20101:41 pm

    I would be extremely nervous about wearing that jacket too but you pulled it off nicely!!! Your hair is really cute also!


  46. Rchliey says: October 20, 20102:03 pm

    nice top. i like it so lovely


  47. eatsleepwear says: October 20, 20102:28 pm

    aHHHH. i would feel the same way. TOO PRETTY. DONT RUIN IT!! lol.

    This look is so YOU. You look gorgeous as ever. xo, Kim http://www.eatsleepwear.com

  48. graphology says: October 20, 20103:11 pm

    It looks so gorgeous πŸ™‚

  49. Cassandra Marie says: October 20, 20103:15 pm

    I would definitely be afraid of ruining it too! It's so beautiful…and you did a great job styling it! πŸ™‚

  50. Ginta says: October 20, 20105:22 pm

    I love your styling! It's so girly and pure! Well done! πŸ™‚

  51. Stephanie says: October 20, 20106:26 pm

    love it πŸ˜€ The skirt is so cute!

    Stay happy & Live.Laugh.Love.

  52. fashion trends says: October 20, 20106:37 pm

    This look is very CLEAN. Looks gr8 on you!

  53. Samantha says: October 20, 20107:47 pm

    The jacket looks wonderful on you!

  54. Chandra says: October 20, 20108:32 pm

    I got my Glamour mag on Monday and I saw you. Love the whole outfit! πŸ™‚

  55. Natalya's Closet says: October 20, 20109:23 pm

    Congrats girl, you totally deserve it! I can see why you were picked! I love how you styled the jacket! XOXO, Natalya

  56. Angela Marie says: October 20, 20109:56 pm
  57. Elizabeth says: October 20, 201011:35 pm

    How fun! Congrats on keeping it clean. I hope you didn't have a small heart attack in the process. I'm sure that I would have.

    You look ravishing, but you don't need Chanel for that πŸ™‚


  58. Tessa says: October 21, 201012:12 am

    That jacket is absolutely gorgeous! I looked through how the others styled it and I have to say, hands down, yours is my favorite! Especially how you added a yellow velvet belt, adorable! You are always so well put together.

  59. Rachael says: October 21, 20101:01 am

    This outfit is so classy and chic…love it!


  60. SMASH says: October 21, 20102:37 am

    your hair is too good, honestly.


  61. Kara says: October 21, 20106:10 am

    Saw this just today! It might sound cheesy but I think Glamour is the best women's mag – cutting edge, classy and still so, so pretty. Kudos on being featured in a respected mag!

  62. Tiffany's Small World says: October 21, 20109:46 am

    amazing outfit!love the belt and the jacket

    great post


  63. Γ  la Modest says: October 21, 20102:59 pm

    That is so neat! I liked how you added the mustard yellow bow belt. I would probably do the same thing with a girly accent!

  64. MADEMOISELLE says: October 21, 20103:39 pm

    amazing! the chanel jacket looks amazing on you!

    mademoiselle xo

  65. Dee O. says: October 21, 20103:57 pm

    You look absolutely, positively stunning!!! πŸ™‚

    That GOOD GOOD Blog

  66. Lacee Swan says: October 21, 20103:59 pm

    so cute! love the gold bow!

  67. D says: October 21, 20104:57 pm

    you're so adorable, and always pretty… but… the bow belt – it just doesnt fit.
    The yellow colour of it
    it just doesnt work with the rest – with the white, blue and the nude colour of the shoes…
    Sorry πŸ™ you had much better looks :)))))

    but – your hair is really great πŸ™‚ Love that Heidi style πŸ™‚ so fun and cute πŸ™‚

  68. chrystie says: October 21, 20107:51 pm

    So Cool! I love it!! geez i would also be uber nervous about having a jacket that expensive in my possesion. So happy for you, you look amazing as always!

  69. Bio says: October 21, 201011:01 pm

    LOVE IT!

  70. Judy says: October 21, 201011:47 pm

    This is sooo awesome! I'm so happy that you got this opportunity. You look great. How did you do your hair like that? Maybe you should post some hair tutorials as well.

  71. A A C O A says: October 22, 20105:55 am

    Stunning! The entire outfit/hair and make-up is pure love. Great job!