I’ve been working nonstop and completely forgot to update, yesterday. I have a busy day tomorrow and lots of work to do tonight, so I’ll just leave you with my pictures!

Outfit details:

vintage beret – thrifted, years ago
vintage dress – thrifted and altered beyond recognition. It was a huge, shapeless house dress. The only thing that I left was the neckline. I just loved the print!
vintage housecoat – thrifted and altered. I shortened it, took it in, took up the shoulder seams and added the ruffled cinch in the back, made from the hem that I removed. I just ruffled the hem, added it onto the regular hem and sewed it up. Rather simple transformation, but it made it more my style.
tights – target?
vintage shoes – beacon’s closet
gloves – kensie, a gift from April

I am a little nervous about tomorrow. I’ll let you all know about it at a later date. Until then, wish me luck!

-Keiko Lynn

  1. corrie says: January 23, 20094:57 am

    That coat is so amazingly bright! If I knew where to obtain the material it was made out of, I’d cover my walls in it. Your alterations look great on it too…so cute.

  2. melly says: January 23, 20095:18 am

    The power of sewing skills + an eye for making it work!

  3. Fruchtzwerg says: January 23, 20095:47 am

    very cute look.

  4. alixrose says: January 23, 20096:51 am

    Good Luck!

    I love the coat. Its one of my favorite colors so I love it two fold. You did an awesome job altering it.

  5. MrsFreethinker says: January 23, 20097:11 am

    Hi Keiko! I just found your blog, and looove the thrifted fashion! I was also wondering what kind of dog your Miku is? I have a papillon (pictures! http://giltmenagerie.com/sophie/), is that what she is?

  6. Ayesha says: January 23, 20099:09 am

    Holy moley!! this whole outfit is perfect! I’ve been reading your blog for quite awhile but this is my first time commenting! I had to that dress and coat seperately and together…perfection!

    The print of that dress! wow! I’d love to find a print simular to that! 😀

    I’m so envious of the snow there! I can’t wait for a bit cooler weather!

  7. Ester says: January 23, 200912:19 pm

    beautiful coat!!

  8. elementnineteen says: January 23, 20091:57 pm

    I love the entire outfit! The colors are great, and you look stunning in the first photo.

    Good luck today!!

  9. Sal says: January 23, 20093:16 pm

    Another gorgeous mix of colors and textures!

  10. jasminemichele says: January 23, 20093:28 pm

    You are too cute!

    We’ve been e-friends off and on for a few years now (mostly from LiveJournal, but I’ve quit there a few times and came back, and your popularity grew and grew!). I lost track of you for a while, but just read every entry you’ve posted on this place.

    Just wanted to say hello and that I’m too jealous of your style!

    Love, Jasmine

  11. faryle says: January 23, 20094:10 pm

    Oh my gosh, I love jackets with surprising details. The ruffle is fantastic and even better because you added it yourself!

  12. Dear Mrs. E says: January 23, 20094:56 pm

    You’ve made that housecoat look amazing. I love the ruffles!

  13. frenchkitty says: January 23, 20095:57 pm

    I LOVE that ruffle back! What a great idea! I am totally gonna try that!

    Good Luck today!


  14. siel says: January 23, 20098:26 pm

    Lovely outfit! It’s great that you can adjust those clothes the way you want it 😀

  15. Rachael says: January 24, 20099:41 am

    LOVE the brightness!

  16. wardrobeexperience says: January 24, 20095:43 pm

    I really love the coat! You’ve done a fantastic makeover!

  17. ambika says: January 24, 200911:50 pm

    I can see why you couldn't leave that dress behind–the print really is amazing. & so gorgeous against that vibrant red.

  18. Atenea says: January 25, 20098:45 pm

    I am in love with your colorful photos 🙂

  19. a cat of impossible colour says: January 25, 20099:22 pm

    That coat is so stunning. I love your alterations.

    Good luck for tomorrow (which I guess is yesterday now?). Hope it went well!

  20. Miyu says: January 26, 20093:34 pm

    Wow…great skills on the dress and coat. I love them both!

  21. Anchibride says: January 27, 20093:59 pm

    Sooo bright and pretty! I love wearing colorful clothes in the winter, and seeing others wear them.

  22. Diane says: January 28, 20093:18 pm

    i love the dress…and the coat! fabulous!!!