Today, I received this lovely little ModCloth dress (named Dancing in Manhattan) in the mail. It was great timing because I had just gotten out of the shower and didn’t have an outfit ready. I used the name as an excuse to dance on the rooftop, with Bobby in tow. We may not be in Manhattan nor are we good dancers – but we’re just over the bridge and we did our best!

It’s too warm for even this light weight blazer but I didn’t have much of a choice. I have this kind of gruesome, swollen lymph node and infection under my left arm and I figured I’d spare you the visual.

My dancing shoes. Which now that I think about it, probably aren’t the best shoes for rooftop dancing. I’m surprised I didn’t topple over the edge.

My makeup, which by chance kind of matched my dress. I already had one eye done when the mailman arrived.Β 

Outfit Details:
Dancing in Manhattan Dress: ModCloth
Double breasted blazer: vintage
Bow Heels: Nine West

Makeup Details:
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light
Benefit Benetint (cheeks)
MAC bare canvas paint on lids
MAC stars n rockets eyeshadow (purple)
MAC white pigment (middle of lids)
Urban Decay Oil Slick (outer/crease)
MAC freshwater (lower lash line)
MAC blacktrack fluidline
lipstick (I can’t read the label anymore; it’s worn off)
MAC dipdown fluidline (brows)

After a day of dancing, we’re off to dinner. Did we do that backwards?

-Keiko Lynn

  1. Katrina says: June 30, 200912:47 am

    I love the shade of blue of that dress! It's absolutely gorgeous!! Not to mention your makeup matches so well.

    So jealous of your ability to pull of so many different looks!

  2. Piglet says: June 30, 20091:21 am

    Aww you two take the cutest photos ever! I love that first one.

    The dress is such a stunning colour, it looks lovely on you.

  3. just my style says: June 30, 20091:23 am

    Those pictures are absolutely adorable….Love them..and the dress too!

  4. ann says: June 30, 20091:47 am

    i love that dress from modcloth! you look super cute in it. and how do you always get your make-up so PERFECT?!

  5. Wasted Wishes says: June 30, 20092:20 am

    I love the picture with him bowing! It made me laugh. Stunning dress, and your make up is perfect!

    Oh. And my boyfriend is secretly lusting after that hat. It's cute.

  6. PlanBVintage says: June 30, 20092:41 am

    that is so sweet!

  7. Catherine G says: June 30, 20092:55 am

    Love the pictures of you and Bobby!I miss you two!

  8. Erica Leigh says: June 30, 20093:21 am

    i love that dress, it looks great on you! such lovely photos. <3

  9. Ruthiecat says: June 30, 20093:45 am

    Oh I had one of those swollen lymph node things after I had my baby. Not fun. Love the dress and the makeup. You guys are lovely!!!

  10. A glance at my world says: June 30, 20094:13 am

    You two are way too adorable! Love the dress and the pictures πŸ™‚

  11. Kari says: June 30, 20094:39 am

    Oh, how cute! (The two of you, I mean – but the dress is also lovely and very dance-worthy.)

  12. Sylvia says: June 30, 20095:26 am

    So this is the most adorable thing ever! I fell in love with the first picture and his hat falling off. And the one of him bowing to you is adorable. I love the jacket and how it kind of has that I- stole-my-boy's-blazer vibe! And you look absolutely stunning. That last picture could totally be this fantastic ballerina headshot. Your eyes and make up are amazing. Okay, seriously, enough raving…but I really love this post. πŸ™‚

  13. karii s. says: June 30, 20095:55 am

    aww you guys are so adorable. i love the first photo where bobby's hat is in mid-air, brilliant. and that dress is gorgeous :D!

  14. Helen says: June 30, 20097:48 am

    oh wow you look beautiful in that dress! it suits your colouring perfectly.

  15. brooke says: June 30, 20098:43 am

    amazing photos, you two are so gorgeous together! the dress is great and the colour looks so great with your hair, it suits you perfectly.


  16. sarah! says: June 30, 200910:01 am

    lovely photos! You and Bobby look like a fun couple, as always!

  17. blossombutton says: June 30, 200910:45 am

    i have to say that i am visiting your blog a lot,but i never had the cureg to comment her(and i have no idea way!)
    the dress fits you beautifuly,her shap realy flatering and her color is absolutly perfect!
    i realy love your blog and cant wait for the next post(:

  18. Nadine says: June 30, 200911:01 am

    Beautiful pictures – and I just love your face. It's damn pretty.

  19. Laura Gerencser says: June 30, 200911:59 am

    Gorgeous dress, love the makeup!!!

  20. auxpaysdesmerveilles says: June 30, 20091:04 pm

    The two of you look so cute together and the dress is pretty amazing aswell. Keep on dancing πŸ™‚

  21. . says: June 30, 20091:09 pm

    omg, I love your WHOLE outfit! seriously, the way she sun made the dress shine, the way you put everything together!
    you're gorgeous! you and bobby are perfect for each other! πŸ˜€
    your makeup is flawless as always!

    xxx nyh

  22. Micaela says: June 30, 20091:35 pm

    How did you put your hair back like that? It doesnt look like it's in a pony tail but I can't tell!

  23. Diane says: June 30, 20092:15 pm

    wow these photos are great! love that blue dress.

    we've been in the same apt. for just over 3 years now and i still never went up on our roof…maybe i should!

  24. Sal says: June 30, 20092:38 pm

    You two are just darling, and the new dress is magnificent!

  25. Diana says: June 30, 20093:35 pm

    You and your boyfriend are absolutely adorable! And that dress looks amazing on you.

  26. Suzanne says: June 30, 20093:58 pm

    amazing make-up! very lovely photo's, and great colored dress.

  27. Jamie says: June 30, 20094:36 pm

    Those pictures are really lovely. You look great and I love the dancing photos!
    And of course the dress, look at it! I can give you a load of clichΓ©s but you already know its so great (I really love those kind of dresses :3)

  28. Francine says: June 30, 20095:01 pm

    Love the photos, and the color of the dress! I would wear something over it all the time just because that's exposing too much skin for me though, haha. I'm a wimp!

  29. Keneisha says: June 30, 20097:46 pm

    Awwwww, could you two be any cuter? Jesus, you guys are almost cuteness overload πŸ™‚ Love the dress btw. Could you possibly do an eyeshadow tutorial?

  30. Carmen says: June 30, 20098:25 pm

    You look so pretty in every one of your photos. Your dress and make up is too gorgeous.

  31. The Frocker says: June 30, 200910:40 pm

    You guys are so cute together… I just want to hug you both!

    How do you get your makeup to look so soft?

  32. frenchkitty says: July 1, 20093:41 am

    Keiko! You NEED to make "make-up" video's like!! I always LOVE how your makeup looks and I am curious about your application process! I love that dress too! So cute!!!

  33. Trains and Sewing Machines says: July 1, 20093:50 am

    You are so gorgeous Keiko!!! These pictures are perfect. You two are the cutest couple I have ever seen and the dress is absolutely stunning!

  34. Mars says: July 1, 20095:17 am

    you look like two of the most in-love people i've ever seen πŸ™‚ lovely photos!

  35. proudly says, says: July 1, 200911:46 am

    beautiful photos!

    nice dress!

  36. mice says: July 1, 20093:44 pm

    Those photos are more than beautiful! πŸ™‚

  37. laurie with a beat says: July 1, 20094:00 pm

    I'm unsure of how else to contact you besides leaving a comment here, so.. I'm new to the north jersey/nyc area and I have zero closet space. That being said, I have bags of clothes fresh from my job – some even still have tags on it ( :(! ) that were impulse buys or worn once or twice that I no longer have room for / see myself wearing. In stead of automatically donating them/bringing them to beacon's closet, I was wondering if you'd be interested in taking them to see if you can work your creative magic on them for yourself?

  38. Melissa~ says: July 1, 200910:17 pm

    your make up looks so gorgeous!
    and I love the color of your dress.
    To cute!

  39. Little Bo Peeep says: July 2, 20097:49 am

    You look BEAUTIFUL! I love your make up and everything really it matches. <3

  40. Lucile says: July 2, 20098:01 am

    This dress is stunning ! May I say that you and Bobby are a gorgeous couple ! I love the first picture.

  41. livininoilcountry says: July 3, 20092:08 pm

    oouu I love stars n' rockets and freshwater. I'm so gonna do your look soon.

    And what a vibrant dress!!

  42. Livia Kizli says: July 3, 20092:22 pm

    you and your boy look so cute! the pics made me miss my boy even more, thank god it's friday! haha!
    love the dress but i'm even more in love with your makeup! lovely colours and whatever is that you do to you browns, it's amazing! they look so perfect!

  43. sisters and dresses says: July 3, 20095:11 pm

    Lovely pictures!! I love your dress!!


  44. iam_kristen says: July 4, 20091:56 am

    You take the best pictures and have the cutest outfits… you need to join, because compared to the sheep that are posting on there right now, you are actually unique AND fashionable! It has gotten really boring in the last few months, and I think the site needs someone as cute as you… you can also advertise your fashion line and your blog! Lemme know if you need an invite, you'd be my first one!


  45. Erin Dale says: July 4, 20094:37 am

    Such a fabulous dress- worth dancing about! And your photos are so striking; what's your secret? πŸ™‚ I'd take dancing in Brooklyn over Manhattan any day!

  46. Jack says: July 6, 20092:18 pm

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  47. PinQue says: July 7, 20092:09 am

    These photos are stunning! I love the first one with the hat flying off, gorgeous!

  48. jess says: July 7, 200912:54 pm

    Those are gorgeous photos, but I'm struck by how flawless your makeup is!

  49. Material Girl says: July 8, 20095:51 am

    your eye makeup is the most magical thing. i mean, seriously, it's like a magical girl in a japanese fashion magazine who had her eyes done by a skinny little fanatical makeup artist wielding an airbrush tool. good job, you!

    oh, and you two look like you're having the best time ever; so sweet to see. awwwwww.

  50. Jaci says: July 9, 200911:32 am

    Bobby looks like a real sweetheart! Love your new outfit, and your eyes are amazing πŸ™‚

  51. EllaAD says: July 10, 20098:11 pm

    These may be some of the cutest pictures I have seen in a very long time!

  52. Sydney says: July 11, 20094:29 am

    The pictures are so romantic & sweet. Love the outfit!

  53. Kat says: July 20, 20094:30 pm

    Exciting makeup!

  54. God's Favorite Shoes! says: July 28, 20092:58 pm

    You are too cute!!! Love the dress! Love it!

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  56. karlacastuirre says: September 10, 20095:30 am

    Your eye make up was absolutely gorgeous! Oh and I love you how and your bf looked. You guys remind me of me and bf… aaw now I miss him.

  57. Anonymous says: July 17, 20105:39 pm

    You're such a beautiful woman. I just can't get weary of reading your posts, and looking at your amazing pictures. Your sense of style is too awesome, and I really wish I could be the same as you. Your way of thinking is also very interesting – by the way I'm also an animal lover, and reading your posts about the death of your horse, or the way you felt after your cat fell ill, moved me to tears… You seem to be so nice, so caring! You might not be perfect, but your flaws make you unique and really lovable… Even though I'm a girl! Bobby is really a lucky guy.

    Your face is just sublime, so original and yet spellbinding. I dont even get why you're complexed about your ears, I mean, they're perfect!
    And you have an ideal body – pretty curves, long and thin legs… Im really delighted to see that nowadays real women still exist. πŸ˜‰

    I am really thrilled every time I see you posted a new post, so go on! Well I guess I've finished speaking in praise of you, so to put it in a nutshell, I'm going to tell you to never change!