I’m a mess.

Yesterday’s outfit was a happy accident. I actually planned on wearing a completely different outfit (I’m now saving it for the weekend). I had this newly thrifted and laundered dress, shoes and bag laid out, which I almost never do. I was so proud of myself for planning an outfit in advance. Naturally, because I’m such a mess, everything went awry when I ended up running super late. I couldn’t find the right belt; I forgot to lay out that one key piece. I quickly threw this outfit on – most of which was conveniently laying in packages by my door. I showered, got dressed and did my makeup in record time – under fifteen minutes! Let’s just go with ten, because it sounds more impressive.  While we’re at it, let’s reward my poor planning skills. Yay, me!
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I’m a lucky gal. My budget is so tight, I have little wiggle room for shopping. I put all of my money toward bills, debt, and more vet bills. I just get resourceful – I alter old clothes and make them new again, borrow from my friends’ closets and make stuff from scratch. But on top of all that, I get amazing gifts from friends, family and companies who like my blog. I never forget that this is largely because of my amazing readers; you all have kept my blog going. This week was extra special, because I got an influx of new things and decided to wear them all at once…oops. Let me tell you about a few of my new goodies:

The jeans: I was invited to Tory Burch’s boutique to style a look for her newly launched denim line. In return, I received this great pair of jeans! Please ignore my very temporary hem; I promise to give it a proper one. I was hesitant and only hemmed it a teeny tiny bit, but it needs more. These are the first pair of jeans I have ever gotten that needed to be hemmed. I usually have the opposite problem! I wear a 34″ inseam – these are a 35. I applaud them for making jeans with a longer inseam, and for making these roomy enough for the behind. I hate when jeans flatten my bum.

The necklace: Lori Goldstein sent me this great necklace and I liked that it almost looked like a part of my shirt. Into the outfit it went! I’m trying to accessorize more. This is a tiny step, but today I went all out! I found my jewelry box – tucked in the back of a high shelf, which should tell you something – and decided I need to wear my jewelry more often.

The shoes: Oh, these shoes. Solestruck, one of my previous sponsors, sent me these amazing new shoes from Senso. I’m in love. I walked a little like Bambi at first, but I am going to wear these to death. They’re actually pretty comfortable, but I’m still going to carry my flats in my bag for emergencies;)

Outfit Details:
sheer jacket thingy: Beacon’s? Thrifted? I can’t remember. I rolled and stitched the sleeves
vintage sequin blouse: Beacon’s Closet
Coach Cambridge bag (still kitty scratched, but I love it anyway): courtesy of Coach
Super Skinny Saturated Jean – courtesy of Tory Burch
Crystal Swirl Necklace in Smoke – courtesy of LOGO by Lori Goldstein
Senso Tina shoes – courtesy of Solestruck

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

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  1. Well that's ironic! You say you're a mess, I say this is one of my favorite outfits I've seen you wear! (I guess it's closer to something I COULD wear since I'm not one to wear shorter skirts, so…) At any rate, I LOVE this look!

  2. This look is out of the norm for what you ususally wera bu ohhhhh… I am so in love! You look AMAZING!!! And those shoes…dont even get me started! As for all the free loot… You deserve it! Good things happen to good people!

  3. Keiko, you couldn't look like a mess if you tried. Even if you got ready in 15 minutes, you managed to look like a million bucks. The necklace/shirt combo is a dream, you look like you have everything all figured out. Hey, just fake it til you make it. Can't wait to see the outfit you had originally picked out for today.

  4. Well, you look fantastic, even as a "mess." can't wait to see the planned outfit, when you wear it! I really love that "sheer jacket thingy," it looks perfect with your sequined blouse.

  5. I love your jeans!! So amazing with those boots.

    Your legs just go on forever! How amazing!


    You're stunning, dear!

    Best wishes from one blogger to another,


  6. Aren't happy accidents the best kind? And I know the feeling– I'm so lame, but I totally had an outfit planned a few days ago, then realizing that I couldn't wear it. So I'm saving it, just like you! I also tuck away flats in my bag when I'm wearing particularly tricky heels just in case, also. 😀

    The makeup and shoes look brilliant on you, Keiko! and it's all the more impressive, given the time crunch!

    Toast with Charmalade

  7. I really love this outfit! It looks very put-together.
    I'm usually not a big fan of studs, but somehow I think they work really well on these shoes!

  8. Keiko,

    You are my role model and fashion icon. I honestly think you are one of fashion's greats.

    I really just thought you should know.

    Thanks for being an inspiration.

  9. I love this outfit, Keiko! It's refreshing to see you dress down a little. I love your cute dresses and skirts, but jeans look great when you wear them, too. Goodness, everything you wear looks perfect! I love it!

  10. Good lord, 34 inseam. You and your long ass legs. I wish I were just a wee bit taller. Being 5'2" sometimes has it's downfalls. But the upside is that I can wear 6" heels and still be shorter than my boyfriend. Bonus? I guess so. How often do I wear 6" heels? Almost never. 🙁

  11. Keiko,

    You are so adorable. I for sure thought that necklace was part of your shirt! I love Tory Burch, and am extremely excited to see her launch a denim line. The jeans look really cute on you! Did you get to pick out what pair you wanted? I also saw a cute pair on Jessica over at http://www.whatiwore.tumblr.com
    Have a great night!

  12. haha since you said you were rushing this morning, for some reason i read this post really fast as if you were typing it out all hurried. weird!
    but i'm quite glad that you addressed the "flattening out of the bum" problem with jeans. i have it all the time, and always just thought it was me! those jeans looks super comfy, too.

  13. That's a very beautiful outfit and i love how the blouse looks with the jeans. I rarely wear jeans myself, but that's one of those looks that inspires me to do it more often.

  14. You are lucky but you are more than that, you are very beautiful, resourceful and overall and amazing person.

    Everyday I come to your blog, I leave feeling inspired, because I know how much effort you put into everything that you do. 🙂

  15. Keiko, I love this outfit on you. Don't see you in jeans to often and I have to say this outfit is great. Nice job in 10 minutes! 😉

  16. Those shoes are to die for. I love how edgy you look in this post too. I'll have give Senso a bit more love, now that I know how wonderful their shoes look.

  17. the shirt & shoes are amazing & glam up the jeans! I didn't even know there was a necklace in the mix until I read the post! great outfit! xx



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