Outfit Details: lace jacket – made from leftover scraps of lace from my sister’s dress
bustier – h&m, borrowed from Kim
fringe skirt – courtesy of Shop Mamie, last February
sheer stockings – Target
socks – Forever 21
Hawk wedges – courtesy of Seychelles
bag and jacket – courtesy of Coach
vintage beret – from my mom
If I look miserable in these pictures, it’s because I’m an idiot and I didn’t check the weather before walking out the door. The previous day, it was so nice out and I bundled up a little too much, so I pared down the layers a little. Such a bad idea. It was frrrreeeeezzzing. The socks and jacket saved me, but I needed gloves and a scarf and maybe a snuggie or two. I practically ran everywhere I went. I was running a little late, so I didn’t want to go back home and change – but guess what?! I ended up not only being on time but also the first one there. I’m like the Goldilocks of weather and timing – too hot, too cold, early, super late. I can never get it quite right.

Anyway, the time change is already killing me. I’m already fearing the onset of SAD. Even though I prefer working at night and stay up way too late, I do need a little sunlight to keep the doldrums at bay. Hello, I’m from the Sunshine State! I think maybe I’ll start planning more lunch outings, just so I can break up my workday and get a teeny bit of daylight in my life. Who’s in?

  1. Trisha says: November 9, 201010:10 pm

    Your hair looks gorgeous! How do you do it?

  2. Keiko Lynn says: November 9, 201010:13 pm
  3. eatsleepwear says: November 9, 201010:15 pm

    vaa vaaa VOOM!!! u look freaking gorgeous girl. I love the classic black and white. and another reason i need to move to nyc right now. LUNCH DATES! bahh!!

    xo, Kim http://www.eatsleepwear.com

  4. Katie says: November 9, 201010:17 pm

    ahhh SAD, my old friend. i used to live in san diego…now i live in seattle, so i totally understand the whole needing sunlight thing! i am perpetually freezing in the winter. boooooo!

  5. themidnighthour says: November 9, 201010:17 pm

    I love reading your blog! And I think your hair looks really nice, I have no idea why you keep saying you have to dye it etc.! And I love your outfit in this post too πŸ™‚

  6. Dailee Dose says: November 9, 201010:18 pm

    I love your outfit, the lace jacket is stunning! Just discovered your blog – following now! πŸ™‚

  7. elb says: November 9, 201010:19 pm

    Love it! And it's so flattering on you! I wish I could pull of socks like that, but where I live it's still in the 70s, so that won't be needed…

  8. Luciana β™₯ says: November 9, 201010:20 pm

    This is absolutely perfect! You look gorgeous!
    Many hugs from Germany!

    β™₯ Lu

  9. Desiree Cherisse says: November 9, 201010:20 pm

    You look beautiful! The outfit is amazing.

  10. Lauren says: November 9, 201010:25 pm

    Oh, I'm already there in terms of Seasonal Affectiveness Disorder – the dark nights and cold temps and leaf-less trees are starting to depress me!

    Your hair looks fabulous – love all the different elements going on in this outfit!!

    Small Time Style

  11. kileen says: November 9, 201010:25 pm

    wow, beautiful bustier! love the hair too and i'll have to watch your video tonight!


  12. devorelebeaumonstre. says: November 9, 201010:27 pm

    omg you look absolutely stunning here! The cold is definitely starting to suck but you make it look good.. or hot for the sake of being cheesy. πŸ™‚


  13. Mary @ stylefyles says: November 9, 201010:27 pm

    that lace jacket is beautiful – I can only imagine how gorgeous your sister's dress was!

  14. Vanessa says: November 9, 201010:28 pm

    You look ultra amazing! Rock it out lady!


  15. Shannon Lambert says: November 9, 201010:30 pm

    Is it awful that my first thought was, "whoa, that's a crazy top for Keiko" meaning that you don't usually go for that low cut, tight fitting look. So when I saw that it was borrowed it made much more sense to me.

    But, that doesn't mean you can't pull it off! Very Stevie Nicks "Leather and Lace" of you πŸ™‚

  16. Kirstin says: November 9, 201010:31 pm

    Gorgeous, as usual πŸ™‚

  17. Keiko Lynn says: November 9, 201010:32 pm

    Shannon: I was totally thinking of Stevie when I put this outfit on! Woooo! And yeah, it was a little out of my comfort zone but every now and then I like to get a little crazy and maybe show an elbow or a collarbone;)

  18. Deer Little Fawn says: November 9, 201010:36 pm

    Wow! Looking good! Despite the fact that you froze you look amazing in this outfit! πŸ™‚

  19. christina says: November 9, 201010:53 pm

    You might have been freezing when you had it on but you look amazing! The things we do for fashion huh? The fringe skirt and lace cape is amazing! xxx

  20. Lauren says: November 9, 201010:53 pm

    I love the fringe skirt!

  21. Begooo says: November 9, 201010:54 pm

    I love reading your blog. Seriously, it's great!!!!
    I also really like your style. Way to go!
    What do you use for your face? Foundation, powder, etc? It looks very flawless. Is it a gift from God? πŸ™‚ Or a gift from make up pros? Either way, you look stunning!!!

    Maybe you want to check out my blog too?


    I hope life treats you well and the sun shines on you. Always!

    Cherrs from Turkey,


  22. I Don't Wear Jeans says: November 9, 201011:10 pm

    You look sharp! I like the skirt. Take a look at my new blog and tell me what you think. http://idontwearjeans.blogspot.com/

  23. Jing Pei says: November 9, 201011:33 pm

    This outfit is gorgeous and sexy. Wow. I love the lace! I like how you mentioned how cold it was; I always wonder if fashion bloggers do things like bring things like heels with them to a shoot but don't actually plan on wearing them the whole time (and in this case, whether they wear coats to the shoot but take them off for the few minutes they're taking pictures!)

  24. The Merry Traveller says: November 9, 201011:59 pm

    Even when cold, you look fantastic.

  25. Ana says: November 10, 201012:04 am

    Oh, I love this lace jacket so much! It's beautiful! Also, your lipstick colour in these pictures is great, perfect for fall!
    I agree with you about the time change! I find it so depressing that every winter, when I wake up it's dark outside and by the time I get back home it's dark again! I need more light than that! As if the cold weather wasn't enough…

  26. Vintage Hippo says: November 10, 201012:19 am

    I've been following your blog for a really long time now but this outfit has to be my all time fave!

  27. Yourz Truly Jess says: November 10, 20101:07 am

    you are super gorgeous I love this outfit you have great style πŸ™‚

  28. Mara says: November 10, 20101:34 am

    I love this outfit! That fringe skirt is so cool!

  29. nn says: November 10, 20101:39 am

    loveeeee the lace jacket! πŸ™‚

  30. Stephie says: November 10, 20101:50 am

    I love your outfit! So effortless and chic! & I adore the lace jacket you created with leftover scraps!

  31. Nicole W says: November 10, 20102:06 am

    Is the title of the post a Coldplay reference? If it is, YAY… I love that song πŸ™‚
    And I especially love your lace jacket… You always seem to have such fabulous clothes, I wish I had just a fraction of the amazing wardrobe that you have!

  32. Jade Sheldon says: November 10, 20102:43 am

    Even though you were freezing, you look GORGEOUS! A bit brooding perhaps, but still gorgeous none the less πŸ™‚

  33. genevieve, sandbox romance says: November 10, 20103:00 am

    Keiko, you might have been freezing, but between the weather, look on your face, and that killer outfit you look hauntingly beautiful. I adore the electric mix of black, layers, and textures.

  34. genevieve, sandbox romance says: November 10, 20103:05 am

    Oh, and I totally feel you on the SAD thing. Hang in there, girl! Apparently the light boxes they have now help a lot.

  35. Rebecca from See You in Sweden says: November 10, 20103:13 am

    So cute, amazing bustier.

  36. J.S. says: November 10, 20103:38 am

    cute blog and cute outfit….you have a new follower…


  37. libys11 says: November 10, 20103:40 am

    great contrast between the tough jacket and the lace cardigan.. so edgy and yet so sweet! πŸ˜€ great textures too! D:

    Animated Confessions

  38. anneorshine says: November 10, 20103:42 am

    this look is more daring than your usual- yet you keep it very much like your true style. =)



  39. Jen says: November 10, 20103:54 am

    You are so gifted! I can't believe you made that lace jacket. It's lovely!

  40. April says: November 10, 20104:25 am

    You might want to take a vitamin D supplement. Find a very high quality one for the most absorption. Also, Omega 3s are supposed to combat depression.

  41. chibi says: November 10, 20104:33 am

    You look so pretty in this outfit.
    I love your style.
    I know what you mean about the time change.
    I wake up and it's dark.
    I leave work and it's dark.
    I see the sun on the weekends, when I have the time to spend it outdoors.

  42. Kate Rose says: November 10, 20105:27 am

    fringe skirt! AHHH! This lace jacket is so intense, is there a possibility of it being added to your shop?

  43. Dylana Suarez says: November 10, 20106:15 am

    That lace jacket is gorgeous!



  44. Penny Dreadful says: November 10, 20108:20 am

    Love the contrast of lace, fringing and studs.

    I'm dreading SAD too, I hate how grey and dark everything becomes in winter. And people turn MEAN.

    Penny Dreadful Vintage

  45. Kennyy says: November 10, 20108:58 am

    I absolutely love your hair! I think you should leave it down more often. Your look is very rock glam. I don't know about you, but if I had that outfit on, I'd feel pretty kick ass πŸ™‚


  46. Amalia Hani says: November 10, 20109:29 am

    love your outfit!!!

  47. Natalie says: November 10, 20102:10 pm

    Gorgeous lace shawl jacket thing!!! I can't get used to this time change thing either~it's dark when I get home from work! I like the idea of lunch dates!

  48. MOUSEVOX VINTAGE says: November 10, 20103:46 pm

    So many fantastic layers and textures here. I think this may be my favorite outfit of yours so far.

  49. dionysha says: November 10, 20104:31 pm

    i really like your top!


  50. Jenni says: November 10, 20105:07 pm

    This outfit is killer. The fringe, the lace, the leather… It really couldn't get any better!
    SAD is the worst. I used to get it real bad when I lived in Ohio. I just tried to keep bundled up and try to enjoy myself, regardless of the doom and gloom outside. πŸ˜€

  51. Yesi Jukebox says: November 10, 20107:52 pm

    That lace jacket is adorable! And I definitely understand the winter blues..so far it hasn't been too bad for me, i've been trying to learn how to layer up to keep warm and cute. The idea of going out to lunch will definitely help you get in some sunshine. I'm thankful that at least when i'm heading to work in the morning it's bright outside.

  52. Lilou says: November 10, 20107:54 pm

    You look fantastic. It's definitely worth the "pain". πŸ˜‰

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  54. Antonia says: November 11, 201011:59 pm

    Keiko, you're simply beautiful!

  55. ElyZa says: November 12, 20108:30 am

    You look stunning! I tried that top yesterday, now I'm wondering why I didn't buy it!

  56. Danielle says: November 17, 20109:00 pm

    I'm adoring that lace jacket!

  57. modern.girl says: December 20, 20109:34 am

    o my gosh, i'd die for that lace jacket!! please make more so i can buy one!