Outfit Details:
vintage sweater – thrifted
cashmere sweater – courtesy of bebe
bow tie – borrowed from Bobby
bb dakota skirt – courtesy of ModCloth
tights – we love colors
Hawk wedges – courtesy of Seychelles
Ginger leather satchel – courtesy of Coach

True story: I watched a youtube video on how to tie a bow tie. I wanted to wear Bobby’s but didn’t know how to tie it. I still don’t, because it looks wonky. I am impatient.

Bebe sent me this cashmere sweater and asked me to style it. I had about five minutes to come up with something and send it to them, and this is what I did – a little mix of schoolgirl and schoolboy. I’m actually allergic to wool (it’s only a slight allergy), so I decided to layer it. But guess what? I layered it over a wool sweater. Needless to say, I shouldn’t be allowed to make decisions at seven in the morning. I had the itchies afterward.

If you are feeling generous, please take a moment to like my selection (only if you actually like it, obviously) on bebe’s page and check out the other gals! One of us will win a little prize (a flip cam and a gift card). While you’re at it, please add me on facebook so we can keep in touch!

  1. Sophie says: November 18, 201010:54 pm

    Very cute! I really like the bow tie πŸ™‚

    I "voted" for you.

  2. ❀Cate❀ says: November 18, 201010:54 pm

    Love this outfit you look totally adorable.
    I've tried but I still don't understand how to tie a bow tie either XD


  3. Bernadette says: November 18, 201011:12 pm

    I totally did the same thing when I learned to tie a bowtie. I learned how to tie a tie through the 'Beakman and Jaxx' comic many, many moons ago.

    Love love the outfit! I wear stuff like this all the time! ^_^

  4. Pretty Shiny Sparkly says: November 18, 201011:13 pm

    Ah you're so precious. Love the bag, skirt, tights and shoes!

    β™₯ Kristina,
    Pretty Shiny Sparkly
    tweet tweet: @prttyshnysprkly

  5. kileen says: November 18, 201011:15 pm

    this bow-tie is too cute! i love the beautiful color of this sweater and the look does have a charming schoolgirl appeal to it. <3!


  6. The Fancy Teacup says: November 18, 201011:20 pm

    the bow tie is adorable! i adore the layers. such a cute outfit you put together in 5 min. hope you win the bebe contest! πŸ™‚


  7. Samantha says: November 18, 201011:27 pm

    Love this outfit, the bow tie is adorable! πŸ™‚

  8. Runway Hippie says: November 18, 201011:37 pm

    this is definitely one of my favorite outfits of yours! Tying bowties is not easy and I think you did a great job!



  9. LuLu says: November 18, 201011:41 pm
  10. MUA says: November 18, 201011:57 pm

    My sister and mother have the same "allergy" as you have. Luckily for me I don't and they sometimes "forget" about the allergy and I end up with a nice new sweater (hahhaa diabolic laugh !)

    I liked you on bebe…(already liked you before on FB). Me , a stalker , no ! (remember the diabolic laugh ?)

    Caro xxx

  11. Who is Bee Tea? says: November 19, 201012:01 am

    This outfit is so cute!
    I like the bright blue sweater!

  12. Shallow Mallow says: November 19, 201012:26 am

    Lovely πŸ™‚

    When I've worn a tie in the past I always get my husband to do the honours. Like a little girl getting her shoe laces tied.. but then I CAN tie a tie (tie a tie?) just the back end always ends up longer than the business end.. πŸ˜€ Maybe I should buy him an "ulterior motivation" bowtie for Christmas?

  13. xoxo Elizabeth Toledano de Gomez says: November 19, 20101:30 am

    Super cute. I love bow ties on guys and you just made me want one too:) The shoes are FAB as well.

  14. Cassandra Marie says: November 19, 20101:36 am

    This outfit is adorable! Bow ties on girl?..Love it!

    (Moon Face)

  15. Begooo says: November 19, 20101:44 am

    You're way too cute πŸ™‚
    I wish I could meet you in person! I'd love to chat about fashion and chit chat about girl stuff. LOL

    Cheers from Turkey,


  16. mariska says: November 19, 20101:44 am

    i like the bowie touch, really complete ur look.


  17. paperwhales says: November 19, 20101:48 am

    I love, love, love bowties. If I ran this world, we'd all be wearing bowties!


  18. J.S. says: November 19, 20101:54 am

    cute outfit…I love that you layered the sweaters.


  19. libys11 says: November 19, 20103:00 am

    super cute!!! πŸ˜€ you look like a school girl! πŸ˜€ preppy chic!

    Animated Confessions

  20. jooleedoh says: November 19, 20105:02 am

    i've srsly been sportin' the bow ties! i love them. i just make them and add a pin in the back. πŸ˜‰

  21. Finder says: November 19, 20107:20 am

    Δ° adore ur style!!!

    we have a lot of fashion stuff who are waiting you,for find those brand…please help us…


  22. Amandine says: November 19, 20107:46 am

    oh, you look beautiful πŸ™‚
    I just want to give you a veryveryVERY nice music tip:
    "toothpaste kisses" by the Maccabees

  23. Charlie, Feminine Bravery says: November 19, 20107:56 am

    really cute! love the bow!

    xxx Charlie
    Feminine Bravery

  24. christina says: November 19, 20108:39 am

    I love the bow tie xxx

  25. Mikel Posh says: November 19, 20109:04 am

    Love the look, and the bowttie looks lovely on girls. I voted on facebook!!!



  26. Angie Aquarius says: November 19, 20109:09 am

    CUTE pics! Love that outfit and the colours!

    From Munich with love

    Angie Aquarius -> http://munichstylelover.blogspot.com

  27. missingpieces says: November 19, 20109:27 am

    This is definately my favorite. What do you do to have such fantastic skin? Let me know at http://www.findthemissingpieces.blogspot.com/

  28. Amy says: November 19, 20109:39 am

    i WISH that's what my 5-minute outfits looked like…

  29. Collette Osuna says: November 19, 201010:26 am

    Awesome quick outfit Keiko…..you look adorable:)

    Stop by and say Hello β™₯
    Statements in Fashion Blog

  30. Supergirl says: November 19, 201011:39 am

    Great outfit!

  31. danyH says: November 19, 201012:51 pm

    Vill du bli Dagens Blogg?
    AnmΓ€l dig hos mig.


  32. graphology says: November 19, 20102:04 pm

    It is a cute look πŸ™‚

  33. forefrontfashion says: November 19, 20102:17 pm

    i die. you can rock a bow tie!

  34. A.Co says: November 19, 20102:38 pm

    Cute styling. How sweet of them to send you the sweater! Wicked!

    Love that skirt, K.

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  35. Santina says: November 19, 20103:47 pm

    I love bow ties! I have a cute yellow and white seersucker one. I like how the shape of the bag plays up the preppy vibe!

  36. _Sternwanderin says: November 19, 20103:55 pm

    i love looks with bowties! πŸ™‚


  37. Future Lint says: November 19, 20104:10 pm

    This is truly genius – I love the mix of girly with the bow tie! I'm so impressed it's a real one – I just buy the vintage clip-ons but maybe I'll buy a real one and try it!e

  38. Ana says: November 19, 20104:38 pm

    This outfit is lovely! I love how the blue sweater adds a pop of colour to the all-black outfit, and the bow-tie is such an unexpected touch – yet somehow it works so well and makes so much sense. Amazing!

  39. Anonymous says: November 19, 20105:27 pm

    What lip color are you wearing with this outfit? I love love love it!

  40. dysti says: November 19, 20105:41 pm

    i definitely like your outfit the most, it's super cute. you're even giving bobby a run for his money with the bowtie look. i'm not feeling the wedges though, i think some modest flat/semi-flat/mary janes would round off the schoolboy look.

  41. Jing Pei says: November 19, 20105:50 pm

    Adorable adorable bow tie!!

    I notice you have a lot of bags, what do you do to keep track of moving everything you need between purses? I get so scatter brained and never know how to manage my things between purses!

  42. PenPot says: November 19, 20106:20 pm

    You look so cute.
    I love how you are always dressed up no matter what! It's amazing!

  43. Mae Lu says: November 19, 20107:53 pm

    Who says only school girls and slutty teens should dress like school girls? This is the way it is DONE, KEIKO! Bravo.


    Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.

  44. eagle-eye-cherry says: November 19, 20108:04 pm

    very nice, I like the outfit you're wearing today

  45. Sarah K. says: November 19, 201011:24 pm

    in LOVE with this! awesome collared sweater.

  46. Hanna says: November 20, 201012:45 am

    Can I just say that you look absolutely adorable? πŸ˜€ I've always loved your blog & I've never really commented on it. But I think you're so pretty & inspiring & like I said, adorable!

    Voted for you! :]

  47. Caroline830 says: November 20, 20101:20 am
  48. Alydahhlinng says: November 20, 20101:27 am

    You are so stunning! I have never seen a more beautifully exotic looking person! You have an amazing look!

  49. Aubsent From Texas says: November 20, 201010:11 am

    forget like. Love love love this look!

  50. sallyannieβ˜† says: November 20, 20101:34 pm

    Cute bowtie πŸ™‚

  51. Bad Taste Toast says: November 20, 20104:48 pm

    Pure loveliness! I wouldn't be able to put this together in 5 minutes early in the morning, so kudos to you πŸ˜‰

  52. Stephanie says: November 20, 20105:50 pm

    πŸ˜€ cute! I love the bow tie!!

    Stay happy & Live.Laugh.Love.

  53. Diane Veloso Blanco says: November 20, 20106:04 pm


  54. Angie says: November 20, 20108:35 pm

    Speaking of youtube videos, have you seen the panda cheese ones? If you haven't I am sure you will enjoy! πŸ™‚

  55. Nicole says: November 20, 20109:26 pm

    Great Look! I voted for you. Good Luck!

  56. FASHION ICE says: November 21, 20103:12 am

    super cute bow and skirt
    feel free to follow xoxo
    twitter: @FASHION_ICE

  57. joshylola says: November 21, 20105:59 pm

    Love wedge shoes, good luck

  58. Melanie's Randomness says: November 22, 20101:02 am

    What an adorable outfit!! i don't know how to tie a bowtie so I should watch a video too! Very cute!!

    Melanie's Randomness

  59. andrea k (blonde bedhead) says: November 22, 20103:45 am

    fabuloussss (I sang that out loud.) Love how you turned a cashmere sweater from Bebe into something totally you. You look great per usual!

  60. Ida says: November 22, 20104:52 am

    I've been following your blog for a while, and you always look great! You are so cute!! That's a great bag, BTW.

  61. Elle says: November 22, 20106:05 pm

    That turquoise color is gorgeous on you!

  62. Emilyisasecret says: November 23, 20101:38 am

    I love this!!!!!!!!

  63. Beautifully Pure says: November 23, 20101:45 am

    What a lovely outfit! So pretty!! <3

    ~ Katie

  64. THRIFTY WISHFUL-FASHIONISTA says: November 23, 20102:58 am

    youre so beautiful! πŸ™‚ adds an erxtra oomph to your beautiful outfit! yahoo! πŸ™‚

    Taradiddles of Style on a Budget

  65. Shoe says: November 23, 20109:19 pm

    That is a super cute outfit, Keiko! I've been wanting to borrow my brother's bow tie for a while and this look has confirmed for me that it will work… Love it!




  66. renerene says: November 24, 201012:35 am

    Love your look πŸ™‚


    Come to visit my blog πŸ™‚


  67. Becca Jane says: November 29, 20108:58 pm

    That bowtie is adorable!