Don’t break my heart, Mickey!

Outfit Details:
beret – from my mom’s shop
red blazer – thrifted
Sequin Minnie sweater from the Minnie Muse collection – courtesy of Forever 21
Twenty8twelve skirt – Gilt (click if you need an invitation)
tights – Target
socks and glasses – Forever 21
Dany platforms – courtesy of Jessica Simpson Collectionbag – gift from my mom

You guys have no idea how much will power it took to keep from pairing this Minnie Mouse sweater with yellow heels and a bow on my head. I really do think like a five year old sometimes. Instead, I just went with her signature red because I had to make Minnie proud. After all, I did live in her hometown (well, one of them) for several years and frequented her home in Magic Kingdom. Speaking of: I’m dying to go to Mickey’s Very Merry Christmas Party (it’s kind of a tradition) but I won’t be home in time! What the heck, Mickey? Why does your Christmas party end a week before Christmas?! Instead, I’m thinking of taking Tessa to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter – has anyone been?

I don’t really know why I’m complaining about missing out on something holiday themed in Florida; NYC is one of the most amazing places to be at this time of year. I think the holiday spirit fully hit me today, as Wendy and I were perusing the pretty holiday window displays (including Coach’s flagship – I’m in the window!!). I got a little distracted by all of the pretty and wasn’t paying attention to my walking (I’m pigeon toed. It’s necessary); I almost took out an entire crowd in an epic stumble. Wendy totally saved my butt from hitting the ground. Thanks, Wendy! It’s not the shoes – they’re actually really stable and easy to walk in, because of that huge platform. I’m just a total klutz. I tripped down the subway stairs in flats this afternoon.

It just never gets easier, this walking thing. For Christmas, I want a jetpack!

p.s. FYI, Danys are on sale and they have an extra 25% off with free shipping on the site.  I just texted her to let her know and she responded “Holy sh**” – I think that means she’s buying herself a Christmas present.

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  1. This outfit is too cute for words!
    And visiting the Wizarding World of Harry Potter was blogged today as my top moment of this year its so gosh darn brilliant!

  2. In Kinsey's Closet: Yay, someone noticed! I rarely wear my hair straight anymore because I need a cut (wavy hides that fact a little more). Thank you!

    Steffy: Thank you so much!

  3. "I need to buy more lipstick shades" is what I think every time I check out your posts haha I have like…two. Love the red blazer!

    If it's any consolation, I've got the exact opposite type of feet. They face outward due to repeated sprained ankles and one awful broken leg healing crooked. At least some girls *try* to look pigeon toed haha…no one tries to look penguin toed.

  4. This is darling! I love how fearlessly you pay homage to your childhood icons. Minnie WOULD be proud!

    Of course I just bought myself a pair of Danys in grey snakeskin, right before they went on sale! Excited to trot them out for a show tonight. Good to hear they're stable! Luckily my center of gravity is much to low for epic falls.

  5. Alexandra Michelle says:

    I loooove this outfit!!! You look super adorable!!!

    And I'm sure NY has an abundance of Holiday cheer πŸ˜‰ being an Orlando native its a shame I haven't been able to make it out to MK this year for Mickey's Christmas Party…HOWEVER thats ok because MK becomes all Christmas-partified even after the party ends!!! So you get to see the snow, the parades, everything you see at Mickey's Party on any regular day before New Year's! Yaaayy!!! So you'll have time πŸ˜€

    I was fortunate to see the Wizarding World of Harry Potter… in one word: Epic. It's soooo much fun!!! Words really cannot describe the amazingness you must must go! Even my fiance who's totally not a HP fan had a blast! And the Butterbeer… oh I could go on for days! But go see for yourself πŸ˜€

  6. Straight hair! That's what it is. I couldn't put my finger on what was different… although your curls constantly keep convincing me that I need to grow my hair longer.
    Also pleated skirts are always, always adorable. Yay!

  7. My friend Kori and her husband Nick are going to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter for their honeymoon! Sounds like fun.

    I love your straight hair. I can't wait for my hair to grow back out!

  8. This outfit is ADORABLE.

    I'm curious…is the sweater that you are wearing from F21 specific for you? I tried to find in on the website (I definitely want one!), and it wasn't there.

  9. I love your hair straight!! To be honest, it was the first thing I noticed when your post loaded. I have been dying to go to Harry potter….I was thinking of goof over my winter break from work, we shall see!!

  10. oh my gosh, the wizarding world of harry potter is so fantastic! and i'm not even a hp fan..

    the main attraction ride is awesome, and is like 4 different types of ride in one, and even the line in is full of fun things (especially if you -are- a harry potter fan)

    and the whole place is pretty amazing…
    i want to go back when it's colder since there's fake snow on all the buildings and convince myself it's real hahaha

  11. Keiko, could you tell me what lipstick you are using in your previous post? i love it!!! also i love those shoes, i wont be able to walk in them but UGHHHHHH need them i think πŸ˜›

  12. I live in Orlando and have a season pass to Universal so I go to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter quite often. It's pretty awesome πŸ™‚ My one word of advice is try the frozen butterbeer instead of the regular butterbeer. It's sooooo much better!

  13. how cute is this outfit?! i love the bright red blazer over the grey sweater. it definitely brings the whole Minnie look together.

    it's been a while since you've straighted your hair or haven't worn it in a bun. I didn't realize how long it's gotten; Looks great, Keiko! πŸ™‚

  14. I adore this look! I grew up in FL and we had season passes as far back as I can remember, so when the Minnie Muse line came out my sister and I freaked!!
    I love the geek chic look here with the knee socks, glasses and blazer. Your styling is always SPOT-ON.

  15. I totally went to the wizarding world of harry potter when I was in florida last month. it is THE BEST. SHE WILL LOVE IT. sooo busy though, but not as bad as it would've been in summer I imagine! BUT TAKE HER IT'S AMAZING! and make sure to go on the stimulator ride in hogwarts – BEST RIDE I'VE EVER BEEN ON!!!!!!! (yes just a little stoked at reading you mention hp world) πŸ™‚

  16. I definitely see the Minnie inspiration in this outfit, but it also looks very French chic to me! Both inspirations that I love! And I have to say, the red blazer is simply stunning.

  17. The Wizarding World is awesome and I only wish I could go more often but sadly I have no one to go with. Be sure to bring money to try the Butterbeer (better frozen) and pumpkin juices and cauldron cakes. All worth. Not to mention the rides!

  18. awwwww, love Minnie! I totally think Daisy is under rated though. If youre gonna go to Islands of Adventure around Christmas time, be prepared to wait!!! The line for the Harry Potter ride has been up to 2 hours..and that was back in October! The weather is great in South Florida now, so take advantage πŸ™‚

  19. Your outfit is beaut! The red blazer and red lipstick are smashing!

    I've been to the Wizarding World of Harry Potter and although the line was excruciatingly long, the ride more than makes up for it. Hogwarts itself was excellent and at the end, it's the best ride ever. My vote is for Harry. πŸ˜€

  20. This is the kind of outfit I'll be saving photos of in my inspiration folder and looking at it time and time again. You look completely adorable!

    I had been staring at that Minnie tee a few days ago and I'm even more in love with it now that I was before.

  21. I think this is my most favorite outfit ever… First, the Dany shoe can never do any wrong… and then you pair it with red and this amazing purse? Yes, yes, yes! πŸ™‚

  22. all that willpower and courage you mustered to take the sweater to the streets is so worth it! and can i just say that the red jacket is blindingly awesome?

  23. Such a playful, fresh and pretty look! I adore just everything, the socks and the bag, the socking red jacket and the school skirt, the blouse and the beret!
    I too love the Dany platforms!!!!!!!!