Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Ladylike Trickery









Outfit Details:
Kate Young for Target bodysuit
vintage bustier
Corey Lynn Calter Clarissa skirt (on sale!!)
Sole Society pumps (c/o)
thrifted belt
Rebecca Minkoff MAC (old, c/o)
lipstick - MAC Vegas Volt


"Ladylike" is a description that has always eluded me, though you'd rarely call me crass. Pigeon toed and painfully uncoordinated (despite a family full of skilled dancers), I've always been an awkward, clumsy girl - and not in that ever-so-charming Zooey Deschanel kind of way. More in that real life, always manage to spill your drink down the front of your dress or trip over your own feet at least once a day kind of way. Let me tell you, it's almost impossible to look adorable when doing something like that, so don't let Zooey or any of the myriad romantic comedies with charmingly awkward lady leads fool you. My friends and I laugh it off; it doesn't bother me (and I'm not lamenting it as I write this). What I lack in poise and grace, I can always make up for with the way I dress - and every once in awhile, I like to turn up the ladylike factor. If you saw me on the street on this day, you just may have assumed I was the picture of poise.*

That is, of course, as long as I was standing still. I haven't mastered the fine art of walking with my feet straight, quite yet.



*Except for the fact that my skirt is crooked - sorry, Corey!

64 comments:

  1. You look gorgeous! Such a pretty outfit!

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  2. pretty!
    i am teriblly clumsy too

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  3. Really beautiful!

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  4. Absolutely gorgeous skirt!

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  5. Love your top, really really pretty! And it looks so delicate with that skirt.

    <3
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  6. Love the polka dot body suit!! Love this outfit.

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  7. Beautiful pics, you look amazing!! ♥
    xx

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  8. Love this romantic outfit.

    xo
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  9. The bodysuit is gorgeous ! love it
    and the complet outfit is great !

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  10. Very beautiful and romantic look! <3

    xx,
    eleonora

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  11. So pretty! You are gorgeous Keiko

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  12. Stunning and beautiful look you've put together here! I am so in love with your enchanting skirt and your flawless makeup! I've posted a June 2013 wishlist on my blog, and I'd love it if you'd take some time to read it! XOXO

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  13. You look beautiful!!!
    I love everything about this outfit!
    -Adrienne. xo

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  14. Gorgeous look!! Love the sweetheart neckline!

    The Style Storm
    xo, Christina

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  15. love the contrast with the skirt and top. and i spilled my coffee all over my blouse this morning, so I'm right there with ya!

    <3 Lianna J @ Salem Style Crochet

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  16. AMAZING. you look fantastic :)

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  17. Gorgeous , you look lovely !

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  18. you look so beautiful! in love with the entire look!

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  19. Retrò chic! Great choice: you are absolutely delicious!


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  20. I love this entire look! You have such a unique look and style to you, if only I could pull it off, haha.

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  21. Love that polka dot bodysuit! It seems like a versatile piece, too. I hear you, I'm known for walking into doorknobs on the regular. Hip bruises!
    xo

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  22. wow, this outfit is GORGEOUS! I wish I could pull something like this off!

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  23. You are so so gorgeous, I just love this outfit! Sorry if I'm being super dim and haven't spotted where it's written in the post, but what nail varnish are you wearing here? :)

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    1. I didn't list it because it's no longer available (MAC LE) - but I know Essie Carousel Coral is pretty similar.

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  24. In love with your skirt! And those flowers just add to the whole ladylike atmosphere :-)

    xoxoandrea.com

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  25. Absolutely stunning!!! Love everything.

    Vera

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  26. Oh, gorgeous photos. I like your hair do. :)

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  27. Hey, fake it 'til you make it, right? :) You look stunning and QUITE lady-like.

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  28. Unf, I love this outfit. It's the perfect combination of dark and romantic.

    Lexi
    rhinestonereligion.com

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  29. Absolutely gorgeous!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  30. You are the definition of ladylike poise and feminine beauty... in every single outfit that you have shared with us :)

    Christy
    Sunny with A Side of...

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  31. wow, I love this skirt!

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  32. Keiko your self-description really cracked me up! I am so much like you! I danced for 10 years yet and I am constantly bumping into things....my legs are almost always sporting some sort of bruises (in various sizes and locations).
    You are right, while we stay uncoordinated we can always dress to impress! Love your ladylike dressing and your "new" hair!

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  33. Stunning. Absolutely stunning. It's so funny that you consider yourself to have a lack of grace, because that's all I see in your photos! This outfit is gorgeous on you, and I love the location. Just beautiful.

    xox Sammi
    www.thesoubrettebrunette.blogspot.com

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  34. I have that bodysuit...just haven't decided on what to wear it with. It looks great with your outfit.

    xxoo
    Nicole

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  35. You couldn't have found a more beautiful tree to pose in front of! And of course the outfit is gorgeous:)

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  36. I love the whole outfit but the skirt is absolutely the highlight! The lace is just too pretty!

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  37. That outfit is the PERFECT combination -- so elegant, feminine, and classic.

    And I love the MAC Vegas Volt color!!

    Beautiful!

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  38. This outfit is perfection. You look gorgeous!

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  39. Absolutely beautiful! The scenery is so perfect for such a lovely, feminine outfit :)

    -Jen

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  40. So, so pretty. I, too, am pretty clumsy in a not so cute way.

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  41. Oh darling! Trust me, you're a million times better (prettier, quirkier, more awesome and talented) than Deschannel. I actually can't stand her, because I don't believe her. She's trying too hard.
    You rock! ;)

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  42. That skirt is amazing

    Style n love, jamaica
    Dania

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  43. Hey,
    amazing outfit. Suits you so good.
    Love
    Tabea

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  44. WOOW look! Love the skirt!
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  45. Lovely style , the dress is great looking :D

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  46. This is the skirt of my dreams! *drool*
    ~Natalia
    sincerelyrenay.blogspot.com

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  47. I am LOVING this outfit! So romantic! Swoon!

    XO,

    Gina
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  48. What a gorgeous romantic look! Love the textures and neutral colors

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  49. Such a gorgeous top dear! Love polka dots, they're so cute, especially on a top that's long sleeve and see-through is just perfect :))

    ❤ Jenny Tsang
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  50. gosh, you look so ladylike. Just like a ballerina! Very pretty and so fragile. The skirt and body are my favourites. I am a sucker for lace and dots!!

    Anja
    aheartandsoulstory.blogspot.com

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  51. Haha! I'm a klutz too. Always covered in bruises or dropping something. I adore these images... probably some of my favorites. Those blossoms, that skirt, the polkadots, your hair... *swoon*

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  52. That skirt is to die for. And unexpected with the top. But it really works! Thank you for always being so inspiring, Keiko!

    Madelin,
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  53. Those are THE perfect nude heels. Love the skirt, love the bodysuit, LOVE LOVE LOVE the blossom tree! We attempted a similar post on our blog but it did not turn out as well...

    http://www.bouquetoffrocks.com/2013/05/the-forecast-calls-for-strong-winds-and.html

    Are you using a reflector in these photos?

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  54. Amazing look! You looked so lovely and chi!

    Thanks for sharing ;)

    xoxo

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  55. chiffon + sheer? You had me at hello

    BLEURGH
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