I have a collection of happy shirts: panda shirts, horse shirts, my “Greatest Dad on Earth” shirt, my vintage Frankie Say Relax shirt. My new shirt from Steppie has been added to that collection of can’t-help-but-smile-when-I-wear-them shirts. It’s a flying panda!

I did come to a stunning realization that I don’t own a single unicorn shirt. What the heck is that about? I used to have one from The Velvet Teen, but it is nowhere to be found. I might be okay with that if I could get my hands on these unicorn shoes (click on that link. seriously.) from ModCloth, but unfortunately I still have lots of kitty bills to take care of. One day!

These ankle boots weren’t my first choice for such a casual outfit but I’m embarrassed to say that almost all of my flats are in the back of Bobby’s car. I always bring a change of shoes and then throw the unworn pair in the back seat. That’s probably why I can never find my shoes!

My hair only looks this red in direct sunlight. Otherwise, it looks just like my natural color.

Outfit Details:
Vintage Fedora: from my mom
Vintage double breasted blazer: thrifted
Flying Panda Tee:
Cutoff shorts: cut from Bobby’s hand me down jeans
Ankle boots: from my mom

Eyes: bare canvas paint, deep truth eyeshadow, white pigment, vanilla pigment, blacktrack fluidline (all MAC)
Lips: Clinique Bamboo Pink (just a coincidence but suitable for the panda theme)

-Keiko Lynn

p.s. Steppie is offering a 10% discount to my readers. Enter “Keiko10” in the message to seller at checkout!

  1. Katrina says: September 3, 200911:29 pm

    That has got to be the cutest "casual outfit" I've seen in a while. I'm definitely going to have to try sporting something like this tomorrow… maybe with knee-length shorts though. I don't think management will be too happy if I show up in the office with anything above the knee. 😛

    P.S: How's Kitty Boos doing? Haven't seen an update about him in a while, but I always assume no news is good news.

  2. Keiko Lynn says: September 3, 200911:41 pm

    Katrina: Kitty Boos is doing really well! He just had his first day out of bed rest…he is free to roam the house with the other kitties right now! He's very happy. Thanks for asking!

  3. chie says: September 3, 200911:45 pm

    cute! i love your pics, because you are smiling like you are really happy. i see a lot of fashion bloggers with pics that they arent smiling and look bored. so fresh to look at yours!

  4. Winnie says: September 3, 200911:50 pm

    How sweet is this look, I love it and that panda on the tee is so cute!

  5. LaurenSchoon says: September 4, 200912:00 am

    You are so gorgeously adorable! And I love those shoes!

  6. Pinky says: September 4, 200912:19 am

    Pandas are just happy! I mean have you ever seen a sad panda? NO! Love the shirt =)

  7. steppie says: September 4, 200912:43 am


    you are so adorable in the panda tee + i love the whole outfit! <3

    def going to add it to my main site (thesteppie.com) + fan page soon! yay!


  8. Annie says: September 4, 200912:44 am

    This is such an unusual outfit for you… I love it so much! The blazer is fantastic, the fedora looks great with your hair, and don't worry about those boots because they're fantastic. Also, the unicorn heels are BEAUTIFUL.

  9. torie says: September 4, 200912:45 am

    LoL! I had this same stroke of brilliance… I wore pandas today because they always make me feel happy! 🙂 (I also sported a brown fedora as well!)

    Good choice!

  10. Francine says: September 4, 20091:00 am

    You are the cutest ever. Your style rocks my world.

  11. Isabel says: September 4, 20091:18 am

    I definitely clicked the link to those "unicorn heels", and it pretty much made my life. I need them in my life right now!

  12. Carolin says: September 4, 20091:31 am

    Love this outfit! The blazer is adorable, and I think the shoes go really well with the rest.
    Btw, did you get your hair colored at a salon, or did you do it yourself? The color definitely suits you well 🙂

  13. Crossmyheart says: September 4, 20091:40 am

    love the outfit, but I love the hair too! I'm actually getting a haircut next week, and I wanted that same hair! lol

  14. Avatar says: September 4, 20092:07 am

    I actually really like the ankle boots with this outfit; it gives it a sort of rock-and-roll feel that we don't see on you very often. 🙂

  15. kelly ann says: September 4, 20092:54 am

    i think you look gorgeous with redder hair… it suits you very much 🙂

    i love tshirts and blazers! one of my favorite combinations.

  16. Em says: September 4, 20092:55 am

    Aww love the tee 🙂

    Coincidentally, this post was below yours in my RSS reader: http://www.zooborns.com/zooborns/2009/09/first-photo-of-san-diegos-new-panda-cub.html

  17. moto says: September 4, 20093:11 am

    cute panda shirt 😀

  18. Trains and Sewing Machines says: September 4, 20093:57 am

    I adore your outfit! It's just so cool in every way 🙂

  19. Spandexpony says: September 4, 20094:01 am

    Never seen you look so casual! You look great! Love the blazer with the hat and the boots look really modern with this.

  20. Paige says: September 4, 20094:31 am

    Aw thats really cute. You have the best legs!

    I'm really considering being a panda for halloween, they're the cutest animals ever.

  21. jenny says: September 4, 20095:24 am

    my friend just got me that shirt for my birthday! it's adorable!

  22. Mo says: September 4, 20095:42 am

    i definitly need a happy panda on my tshirt !

  23. gia says: September 4, 20096:03 am

    That shirt is adorable. I love how you paired the playful shirt with a seriously sexy blazer. 🙂 *thumbs up*

    I will have to try Clinique lipstick since I've been allergic to Shu Uemura and Shiseido for some reason. 🙁

    I love your style, Keiko. 🙂 Impeccable photography too.

  24. Carmen says: September 4, 20096:33 am

    Your tee is one of the cutest things I've seen. Lovely outfit.


  25. Darkinia says: September 4, 20097:09 am

    I also love shirts with a cute print!
    Your panda shirt is adorable.

    And by the way those shoes look like they are just perfrct for you. They are absolutely your style 🙂


  26. Erica Leigh says: September 4, 20097:48 am

    one of my favorite outfits of yours! i would totally wear something like this due to my jacket&blazer obsession. <3

  27. Suzanne says: September 4, 20099:22 am

    you look great with a hat, should wear it more often! cute tee and nice booties.

  28. [Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* says: September 4, 200910:50 am

    it's such a lovely top!!
    that last photo of you in close caption is soooooo nice.


  29. Jane says: September 4, 200911:43 am

    this is a really lovely outfit and I've to say, I really like the shoes worn with it, adds a kind of glamour to that simple outfit.

    I've got a unicorn shirt by brandy&melvin, it's violet with a simple unicorn on it in white. I love it so much 🙂
    hope you can find a new one for your happy-collection soon.


  30. Tanji says: September 4, 20091:01 pm

    like ur shirt, so cute 😉

  31. Diana says: September 4, 20091:38 pm

    I love this take on menswear, and that tee is so cute!

  32. M-ily says: September 4, 20091:56 pm

    I tend to love your outfits in general, but this is easily one of my favorites! Sending good thoughts to Kitty Boos too <3

  33. Lucile says: September 4, 20093:43 pm

    These shoes are amazing !
    I love your outfit today, chic and casual at the same time.

  34. Taylor Sterling says: September 4, 20094:11 pm

    I just found your blog. You are so adorable. Great style. Love this look.

  35. Sharon says: September 4, 20096:05 pm

    So freaking cute!!

  36. mom & son says: September 4, 20099:53 pm

    i adore your beautiful outfit
    and photos!
    you've the sweetest smile too!


  37. Nubiasnonsense says: September 5, 20092:01 am

    You look so pretty in these pics, I love the panda shirt and the hat is a great touch

  38. Madeleine says: September 5, 200911:18 am

    omg i live the panda. so cute.

  39. Kallie says: September 5, 200911:27 am

    love this look, especially the ankle boots!

  40. Anonymous says: September 5, 20094:07 pm

    What a perfect outfit! Especially the hat and the blazer look just wonderful 🙂 I wish I could wear such elegant but still casual outfits, but it's not that simple 😀

  41. style of olya baileys says: September 5, 20094:16 pm

    sute outfit!!!

  42. Dina-Dyorre says: September 5, 20098:45 pm

    Unicorns are amazing and I'm sorry but I have to buy those shoes. It's your fault for posting a link to them 😛 haha. that panda shirt is soooo sweet!

  43. Misha says: September 6, 20096:46 pm

    Those unicorn shoes scare me… but about one thing you are sooo right:
    It is indeed a flying panda! 🙂 🙂 🙂

  44. Jen says: September 6, 200911:56 pm

    Keiko, you're absolutely flawless! I envy your perfect skin. Tell me your secrets please. 😛

  45. S and O says: September 10, 20094:13 pm

    WOW you look so great in that outfit! I love your style it is such an inspiration!!! 🙂 So glad I found your blog, I'm definitely coming back to see what else you post!!!

    Olivia 🙂

  46. Madeleine says: September 16, 200912:33 am

    I love your shirt!It is so cute!
    ps my middle name is a shortend version of your name- "kei"

  47. Hopeless Chest says: September 17, 20092:10 am

    i ADORE your read hair

  48. Tara says: September 22, 20097:57 pm

    I LOVE this outfit! And panda's. Good work!