ModClothmade me their blogger of the moment, and named this dress after me! They were very kind and sent me one of my own. I couldn’t wait to wear it!

For some reason, grunge has been on my mind, lately. It comes up in so many conversations. Maybe it’s because my best friend is moving to Seattle and we joked about how she should embrace the 90s stereotype and wear a lot of flannel. Maybe it’s because I have been listening to a lot of the grunge era music I used to love. Maybe it’s because I need an excuse to curb my showering (this is a lie). Either way, when I got dressed in the morning, all I wanted to do was wear a babydoll dress or a vintage slip and frizz my hair up. Crazy as she may, Courtney Love had a bit of a train wreck, offbeat, gutter beauty about her, back in the day.
Obviously, I am way too girly and clean to properly execute the look, so I traded in flats for heels, and put my lipstick on inside of my lips, instead of smearing it around my face. I haven’t broken in the shoes yet, so I paired them with knee high socks, to keep the blisters away. The end result was nothing like I originally planned, but it was definitely more “me,” you know? A little bit girly, a little bit over the top. Definitely a little 90s, but not the grunge part. Oh well, I guess I am a failure at being fussy-free and cooly unkempt. Maybe next time. Or maybe I’ll just stick to being myself, eh? After all, when wearing your namesake, you should dress the part.

Outfit Details:
Bow barrette – Postlapsaria
Keiko Lynn DressModCloth
Sparkle and Fade socks – Urban Outfitters
Navy Heels – Calvin Klein

You can read my interview with ModCloth over here. I also included some of my favorite items, so please check it out!

-Keiko Lynn

p.s. You can buy your own Keiko Lynn Dress! Click the link to see the listing. If you buy it, please send me pictures of how you styled it!

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  1. Sher says: August 26, 200912:41 am

    congrats!! That dress is soo cute 🙂

  2. Laura Gerencser says: August 26, 200912:42 am

    So cute!! Looks great on you!!!

  3. Antoinette says: August 26, 200912:49 am

    Congratulations! Of course, the dress looks like it was made for you. 🙂

  4. A glance at my world says: August 26, 200912:49 am

    That is so awesome! Congrats! You look really great in your dress 🙂

  5. Valencia Lia says: August 26, 200912:58 am

    Congrats and having your very own dress named after you ! That's really so sweet and way cool:)

    Love the color and all those lace details on the dress,really beautiful!

  6. anna. says: August 26, 20091:41 am

    congratulations keiko! : )
    it's a great dress and it's definitely on my wishlist.

  7. Catherine G says: August 26, 20091:47 am

    Congratulations! love the accessories that you paired with the is so definitely you!

  8. stillawesome says: August 26, 20092:08 am

    You know what that outfit needs?
    A flannel shirt.

    The perfect accessory to any ensemble. In fact, I plan on wearing one with my cocktail dress when I go to my cousin's wedding next week. 😀

    <3, Lauren

  9. The Siu Jiat says: August 26, 20092:11 am

    awww…. polka-dots! a definite 'yes'! u look great in it 😀

  10. tina says: August 26, 20092:17 am

    oh that's too cute! way too cute. congrats!

  11. Erica Leigh says: August 26, 20092:26 am

    how cool! very appropriate that they named this dress after you (it's so cute & girlie!). also, love the knee-socks. been buying a bunch of them lately but have yet to wear them. <3

  12. Christina Visconti says: August 26, 20093:37 am

    Gahhh, you are so gorgeous. Love the dress, though I could never pull it off. Way to pull absolutely anything off 🙂

  13. [Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* says: August 26, 20098:12 am

    wow, the dress is great!! and I really like the way you styled it!

  14. Eline says: August 26, 20098:16 am

    Whaaaat! I can't believe you have a dress named after you! XD It's divine though as well as your whole ensemble.

  15. beverly4 says: August 26, 20099:13 am

    oh my goodness, you look adorable!

  16. riennahera says: August 26, 20099:33 am

    That is one of the prettiest dresses I have seen in my life. No wonder they named it after you.

  17. Anna says: August 26, 200910:05 am
  18. kissyp says: August 26, 200910:59 am

    you look very cute! wow!!

  19. everybodysaysdont says: August 26, 200911:04 am

    Fantastic dress, you look super as always!

  20. auxpaysdesmerveilles says: August 26, 200911:06 am

    That's so cool! Especially since it's such a cute dress. Love the bow baret too!

  21. natalie says: August 26, 200911:11 am

    You look great! Love the whole outfit!

  22. Stephanie N. says: August 26, 200911:53 am

    Aww, good for you… You must have been so excited!

  23. Summer says: August 26, 20091:19 pm

    looks so great! you and the dress – the outfit!

  24. Anonymous says: August 26, 20091:20 pm

    keiko! the dress is as cute as its muse!

  25. Diane says: August 26, 20092:00 pm

    that is totally awesome! i love love love modcloth. what an honor to have a dressed named after you! very cute

  26. 3 o'clock walk says: August 26, 20092:33 pm


  27. ellenmarie says: August 26, 20093:05 pm

    it is so cute! and of course so are you. i love mod cloth, what exciting news that is! 🙂

  28. Tammy says: August 26, 20095:18 pm

    I love the dress! It's so adorable!

  29. Bella Di Nonna says: August 26, 20096:58 pm

    Oh, congrats on your Modcloth dress, it's adorable and it really suits you! Funnily enough I just did a post on grunge too – there must be something in the autumnal air…

  30. Eyeliah SS says: August 26, 20097:23 pm

    Oh it is so cute, what an honor!

  31. Suzanne says: August 26, 20098:14 pm

    love it, really, really nice!

  32. Trains and Sewing Machines says: August 26, 20099:43 pm

    Oh Keiko, that is so exciting!! What a cute cute dress 🙂

  33. Mars says: August 26, 200910:47 pm

    oh wow, how awesome! that was such a fun little read 🙂 and the dress is lovely!

  34. Jennyfer says: August 26, 200910:55 pm

    that's amazing! omg, congrats! 😀

  35. juliemay says: August 26, 200911:33 pm

    Awesome!! Cute dress!!!

  36. Nellie says: August 26, 200911:58 pm

    Beautiful. what shade is that lipstick?

  37. jarsika says: August 27, 20093:46 am

    WOW… if THAT isn't something you should be proud of!



  38. babalisme says: August 27, 20094:36 am

    Congrats!! Something has been named after you! Wow, that is something!

  39. Lucile says: August 27, 20096:35 am

    The dress looks great on you, and I love the whole outfit ! Congratulations !

  40. ann says: August 27, 20098:08 am

    I love the brown + blue together, and you look so cute and inspiration as always! Congrats on your Modcloth honor 🙂

  41. The Barely Tattoo'd Artist says: August 27, 200912:56 pm

    I may have to buy this dress…btw, how's the kitty doing? Hope he's doing ok…

  42. cinnamon says: August 27, 20092:53 pm

    Love it 🙂

  43. Anonymous says: August 27, 20094:20 pm

    Oh I love your lipstick, its lovely!

    What shade is it?

    And your look is great! I already ordered the dress !

  44. Katy says: August 27, 20094:42 pm

    oh my god are you pretty…!!

  45. The Holly & Molly HeadBand says: August 27, 20096:24 pm

    Lovely dress!!

  46. Anonymous says: August 28, 20095:29 pm

    …And with that, I say greetings from the girl who lives outside of Seattle and is currently wearing plaid. Dammit. Blame it on Twilight. We're actually *pretty* normal here, but plaid has come back with a vengeance, so of course I have to throw some on. And, we do love our grunge here, but we're still basically like everybody else. 🙂

  47. Cristina says: August 28, 20096:06 pm

    Discovered you on ModCloth, and so glad that I did! LOVE your style. Congrats on the ModCloth honors – the dress certainly looks like it was made for you!:)

  48. Debbie says: August 28, 200911:51 pm

    What a cute dress! I love Modcloth! And, I love your blog and your style! Congratulations! I'm going to go check out the dress right now!

  49. Crystal Ball says: September 6, 20091:30 am

    I found your blog via Modcloth and I am so incredibly happy I did.
    Congratulations on having a dress named after you! It looks amazing.