Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Coco Yuki

I remember the first time I met Yuki. We were both wide-eyed Freshman in College enrolled in the same Fall Term Journalism pre-req courses. She was instantly a memorable and personable figure on the college scene: nice to everyone, super talkative and very outgoing. I liked her right away.
{Yukes and Me}

To make a long (long) story short, Yuki and I ended up joining the same Sorority (hilarity ensues! Stories? Oh, I got some stories...) and thus lived together in the house and remain friends to this day.

For that, I am very thankful.
Especially since she likes all things from the huge Harry Potter franchise to underground bands that no one knows- she never tries to conform to a mold or any one type of "scene", Yuki likes what she likes and she'll be d*mned if anyone gets in her way about it - but you're always welcome to join her on her endeavors, Yuki loves the company of her friends. Plus, she's a diehard Brit fan like me... and you know how I feel about those girls (swooooooon, pitter-patter, thump-thump!).

{favorite picture of her}
As thankful as I am to be surrounded by a good person all these years, I'm also supremely thankful to get to watch Yuki exhibit herself through fashion. Yuki rocks a unique look that expresses an understanding of trends but always is coupled with an embellishment which suits her own style.

Over the last few years, I've noticed how her fashion skyrocketed into a wonderful, pristine style Even though she will always modestly claim 'she has no idea how to dress', so I guess one of her negative traits is 'being a bold-faced liar'.
The girl has killer legs and that is a cold, hard fact of life. Another fact? Her world travels have only made her a kinder person with a positive, cognizant spirit.
Thanks Yukedizzle for being my friend, for supporting everyone in their personal goals (true story-you're always right there smiling and saying "yay!!!") and for being the only one who attaches "Dawg" to my name, making me perpetually feel a bit more Gangster than MirMirFoSho than I'm qualified to celebrate.

Gurrrrrrl, you da best!


Speaking of Dawgs, she now lives in Boston, so you locals get to hang out with her on Halloween weekend and beyond you lucky dawgs, you!


{Yuki as the Queen of Hearts, a Penguin and Harriet Potter}

Do you find yourself inspired by your friends' styles??
[Some images mine, all others required me stalking her online. Her Sister took the beautiful ones!]



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22 comments:

BlackLOG said...

I wouldn't know style if it came up and slapped me round the face with a big placard emblazoned with the words :-

"Hello , I am style"

Mrs. B despairs at times but fortunately accepts me for who I am ...

There is more chance of one of my cats being voted as president of the United states (for avoidance of any doubt, both of them were born in the UK and neither of them carry a gun, so would never be able to muster the support of the NRA) than me being inspired by anyone’s style.

Foot note - because fashion runs in cycles I occasionally run the danger of drifting into style but only on the broken clock principle i.e. you are going to be correct at least twice a day....

Lindsey @ The Hill House said...

The very first thing I noticed was her killer legs! O.M.G.! And her sister takes amazing pictures; I hope she's a professional photographer somewhere!

Britt said...

Oh gawd you are both so damn cute!!! ;)

Ashley said...

your friend is super pretty and i love her style. dang, she's got some killer legs! i def have some friends that got some style!

cute pics :)

Kim's Vanity said...

She is very cute and I like her name =)

Little Ms. Fun said...

You are the sweetest blogger I've read yet! You always have such nice things to say..You're friend looks like a lot of fun. I'm glad your not fooled by her lie, because her sense of fashion is obviously there. You know she plans her outfits the night before type of deal. lol Goodluck to your friend living in Boston!!

Erika said...

So Yuki basically sounds like the coolest person EVER! After all, anyone with style like that who is ALSO a Harry Potter aficionado is A-Okay in my book. Also? Yuki as the Queen of Hearts is adorbs! :)

Elle Sees said...

She is too adorable. How lucky you are!

Kisti Belle said...

Possibly one of the best posts ever written.
That is so sweet that you and your friend are so close! Her style is super cute :)

Mandee said...

hahahah my boyfriend was the penguin one year.....

Yuki is adorbs!

Mr. Taylor and his Lady said...

this post was absolutely incredible girl. your friend is absolutely adorable! and it's so true, so many of our friends are a daily reminder of who we want to be like!
xo TJ

love jenny xoxo said...

ahhh your friend is so gorgeous!!! And very stylish too, I bet you two have a blast together!!!

XOXO

Raven said...

talk about two GORGEOUS girls!!!!!! I want to be your friends!!!!!

Tina said...

aw what a sweet post! yuki seems like such a great person, lady and friend. and her halloween costumes... god she makes even a penguin look cute! lol sounds like a chill girl! im definitely inspired by my girlfriends' styles and this made me think even more how inspiring they are! :)

| C AND C | Sarmin said...

I love her name, & she's too adorable for words. She's a super sexy Potter.
Amazing style!

xo SARMIN

downtownchicagobarbie said...

No none of my friends take chances with fashion. They tend to follow trends and care what everyone thinks. I wish I had friends to get inspired by but I do get inspiration from fellow bloggers.

Yukilely said...

Cait-dawg - You truly are the best. :) Thank you for the incredibly kind words. YOU inspire me and those around you every day! I admire your style and trust your advice – on fashion, music (Britney, DUH), historical facts (you always know the history behind of everything! Remember when you dropped knowledge on everything related to Inglorious Bastards? I was impressed), and being a great friend. You are fantastic – and I miss you! XOXO

Ashleigh said...

Aww this made me tear up. You're the sweetest friend! Sounds like you're both lucky to have each other!

Ocean Dreams said...

What a darling girl and so glad you two are friends - she's certainly very fashionable and I love her style! She's got the sweetest smile and is lucky to have a friend like you!

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Always love your tribute posts!!! And I noticed the legs too... When I saw the very first pic it was the first thing I thought about your friend - "Ohh, nice legs!" lol I also like how your outfits were kind of coordinated in that pic :)

Rick said...

Yuki's style is fabulous, and her smile can make even sun rays envious. What positive energy she emits.

And Caitlin, you always looks spectacular. Love the killer heels in the top pic.

J said...

OMG that was such a lovely post of your dear friend! she must feel so special!