We went on a picnic! Picnics are one of my favorite things, ever. Now that I live so close to beautiful Prospect Park, I have even more of a reason to pack a picnic and laze about. Or, more likely, prance and jump about.

We blew bubbles

ate sandwiches, with lemonade

made root beer floats

and strawberry shortcakes (with whipped cream, of course). Yes, we’re gluttons!

We also flew kites!

It looks like I’m flipping him off, but I was just pushing up my sunglasses.

I wore a navy flats, a vintage blouse, and thrifted shorts, that button up the side. Oh, and new wayfarers – I just received them in the mail, from Lucky magazine. I don’t know why they sent them to me, but I’m certainly grateful!

Contrary to what my overexposed pictures show, the weather was beautiful. I am having major issues with vignetting/light fallout (to the point where part of the pic will turn completely black, if I don’t overcompensate). Does anyone have any experience with that? It happens only on the bottom (when horizontal) or respective side, when vertical. It happens with both lenses, and is a relatively new problem.

Ah, summer. I’m a Florida gal, through and through, so I am a lover of summer. It isn’t even August yet, and I’m already dreading the end of it.

What have you all been up to?

-Keiko Lynn

  1. michelle says: July 30, 20093:16 am

    I adore this outfit!

  2. Trains and Sewing Machines says: July 30, 20093:18 am

    Oh my gosh this looks like the most amazing day!!!! You guys are too too cute 🙂

    Today me and my sister had a fashion photo shoot. We dressed up in wacky outfits and had our pictures taken. It was fabulous.

  3. Laura Gerencser says: July 30, 20093:25 am

    Love your outfit! So cute!!

  4. eunice says: July 30, 20093:34 am

    the shorts and blouse are so cute! love them!

  5. Clare says: July 30, 20093:43 am

    You and Bobby are too cute, I love it!! Glad you had such a nice time at your picnic. I've been meaning to tell you as well that I LOVE your new hair. You're gorgeous no matter what, but this is a lovely change.


  6. Sylvia says: July 30, 20094:34 am

    That first picture is so adorable. But wait, they all are, so nevermind. I love that one of you "flipping him off."

  7. corrie says: July 30, 20095:52 am

    I am jealous you live so close to the park and you all take such beautiful pictures. Next time I'm biking around Prospect Park and see such a scene I might just have to say hello!

  8. The Lion & The Teacup says: July 30, 20096:39 am

    That looks like fun! I would like a picnic but at an average of 100 degrees a day, its not going to happen 🙁

  9. auxpaysdesmerveilles says: July 30, 20097:38 am

    Looks like you had a lovely day!

  10. Helen says: July 30, 20097:52 am

    aw the bubble photos are so cute! i like your blouse too

  11. Suzanne says: July 30, 20098:57 am

    love that cute blouse!

  12. skiptothend says: July 30, 200912:28 pm

    I absolutely adore you♥

  13. Anonymous says: July 30, 20092:01 pm

    Seriously, Keiko… Bobby is smoking hot (and so are you, of course)!

    I'm actually a Fall kind of person myself, but you guys look like you're having an absolute blast!

    Thanks for sharing! 🙂

  14. melissa says: July 30, 20092:05 pm

    you're so pretty! i love this post! i wish we had sunnier and warmer days in toronto!

  15. Diane says: July 30, 20092:06 pm

    i too LOVE picnics!!!

  16. Carmen says: July 30, 20092:43 pm

    Your pictures are so adorable, I love the ones when you are blowing bubbles.


  17. Lucile says: July 30, 20093:50 pm

    Your pictures are so cheerful ! I love the last ones.

  18. hope says: July 30, 20093:55 pm

    Beautiful pictures – I love every single one. And you look gorgeous!

  19. Anonymous says: July 30, 20093:57 pm

    i think you look less asian with your red hair. hahah. just a comment from a passerby. 🙂

  20. WILDasaMINK says: July 30, 20095:45 pm

    I've been reading your blog for a few weeks now and I have to say I just love your red hair, it looks so good on you-it brightens up everything.
    And that's so cool that you moved to the Prospect Park area-I live like a 1/2block from the park and I have to say it makes everything about summer that much better! Although, sorry…..I am eagerly awaiting the end of summertime, cause I'm an Autumn kinda girl! I can't wait for jackets, tights, falling leaves, and brisk air!

  21. Katrina says: July 30, 20098:06 pm

    I love these pictures! Overexposure may not be such a bad thing afterall? 🙂

    Looks like you had a great time at the park. I wish there was a park nearby my apartment!

    I haven't been up to much this summer. Currently in school studying, and then trying to get all my documentation and travel expenses worked out to move in the fall.

  22. Music on. World off. says: July 30, 20099:24 pm

    Looks like you've had a nice day (;
    btw I truely adore your outfits. I think you've got a crush on colours and you really can handle them..

  23. aline oliveira says: July 30, 20099:55 pm

    I just love picnics, too.
    And like so much your picnic outfit.

  24. Heather is a tragedy says: July 30, 200911:14 pm

    I love picnics! But it was 109 here yesterday, and August only gets hotter! We have our picnics in Spetember, haha.

    There might just be a smudge on your lens. Maybe a fingerprint. I know it sounds silly, but when the pictures are overexposed on one side in our studio here, that's usually what it is…just a silly fingerprint on the lens.

  25. nicola ticola ponders says: July 30, 200911:51 pm

    This blog is absolutely delightful, I'm gonna be a keen follower!

    I'm giving away a dress on my blog today and everyone's welcome to enter 🙂

    Nicola xx


  26. cocogoreo says: July 31, 20092:53 am

    I REALLY love your new hair!! you look great!

  27. Mo says: August 1, 20094:09 am

    beautiful !! i LOVE picnics ! And those strawberry cakes just look amazing !! yummy yummy !!

  28. Jennyfer says: August 1, 20093:13 pm

    I love your plaid shirt.
    you guys are sooo pretty!

  29. Looby says: August 1, 20093:57 pm

    i NEED that vintage shirt..its so pretty!

    and the wayfarers look tres cool too..

    love the blog – as always 🙂

    looby xx

  30. olya baileys says: August 2, 20091:13 pm

    aw, great photos!

  31. Nicole says: August 2, 20093:58 pm

    Gorgeous photos! The overexposure compliments the whimsy of such a great day in Prospect Park:) Yay for picnics in Brooklyn! If you get a chance next year, come spend a weekend in D.C. Beautiful outdoor festivals and dinners, bike riding through the National mall, and great thrifting in Virgina.

    Love your outfit, and the strawberry shortcakes, too!

  32. Miss Fluff says: August 3, 20094:29 am

    Those shortcakes look too pretty to eat! But, I'm sure you did anyway. 🙂