We all know that I love being obnoxious on holidays, but the best part of Valentine’s Day 2010 is that it fell right in the middle of NYFW. I showed up to Spice Market looking like a walking valentine. Regardless, the outfit got a lot of smiles and we had a great time. It was so nice to catch up with some of my favorite blogger ladies (Erin of Cali Vintage, Rebecca of The Clothes Horse, Kelly of The Glamourai) and the amazing gals behind Modcloth and Chictopia. Our personal table was a lot of fun, with Krystal of What Is Reality Anyway?, Kelly, Carolina Engman of Fashion Squad, Mattias (cofounder of Bloglovin) and Turi of Modcloth. Wow, that was a lot of links. Anyway, we had a delicious and leisurely lunch, stuffed ourselves silly and then went on our way.

Basically, my Valentine’s day was filled with a ridiculous amount of food. I ate a huge lunch and a comparably gluttonous dinner and finished it off with cheesecake. It’s important not to forget what holidays are really all about: eating treats without feeling quite as guilty about it.

Outfit Details:
vintage blouse: courtesy of The Vintage Mistress
vintage dirndl and coat: Beacon’s Closet
tights: courtesy of we love colors
Blimeys shoes: courtesy of Seychelles
bow belt: thrifted
bow gloves: courtesy of Modcloth

What did you do on Valentine’s Day?

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

  1. Penelope Nightingale says: February 17, 20107:55 pm

    Oh my goodness, you look so adorable! If cute, vintage Valentine's Day cards were human, this is what they'd look like!

    I swear that's a compliment!


  2. Diana says: February 17, 20108:02 pm

    Oh how I love this outfit! Perfectly sweet. That red dress is lovely on you.

  3. Charmalade says: February 17, 20108:04 pm

    You do look like a walking Valentine, but not so simperingly sweet that it hurts. What I mean is, you look darling! and those gloves are a really nice touch.

    And I love all of the other bloggers that you've linked to! How envious– did you take any pictures?


  4. Dip-tea says: February 17, 20108:09 pm

    New follower alert. I love your blog. Your style is so fresh and inspiring. Keep it coming. You look like a very pretty Valentine.


  5. Draft of Vintage says: February 17, 20108:09 pm

    What a confection of an outfit! Beautiful dress- and I love the ruffled sleeve trim with the bow gloves- adorable!

  6. Dodo says: February 17, 20108:34 pm

    You look so cute! I love that dress!

  7. Ollie Otson says: February 17, 20108:55 pm

    You're absolutely adorable. Very feminine, yet childish at the same time. Love it.

  8. Debbie S says: February 17, 20109:02 pm

    New follower here! I absolutely LOVE that outfit and your hair.

  9. Chaucee says: February 17, 20109:13 pm

    This is definitely the best Valentine's Day outfit I've found among the fashion blogs that I find. I totally love it! You did a great job with the holiday wear but not being too obnoxious.

  10. Lisa says: February 17, 20109:38 pm

    I love the outfit, especially those gloves!

    On Valentines day I ate cupcakes, chocolates, and girl scout cookies.

  11. holly wang says: February 17, 20109:43 pm

    I went to brunch at The Lovin' Cup Cafe, followed by Brooklyn Flea browsing, then going to Babycakes, with a home-made dinner to follow.

    I just realized that both of the places we went out to eat had really Valentines Day appropriate names! I hope you had some nice Bobby time in there as well.

    Let's hang out again soon please!

  12. P' says: February 17, 20109:45 pm

    What a cute dress and gloves!! It suits you perfectly!!
    I love your style *3*
    Kisses from Paris,

  13. Joanne Angelina says: February 17, 20109:50 pm

    Amazing outfit, great post!

  14. MrJeffery says: February 17, 201010:02 pm

    lovvve the red & the ruffles!

  15. momoiro-chan says: February 17, 201010:11 pm

    Very very cute πŸ™‚

  16. crispybenfranklin says: February 17, 201010:14 pm

    This is sooo great! I couldn't love it any more!

  17. (DM) says: February 17, 201010:33 pm

    that lollipop looks so delicious! i adore all your photos – you look like a Valentine's day dream!

  18. amanda says: February 17, 201010:35 pm

    seriously, you're entire outfit is the best!

    and your makeup always looks so flawless. so jel!

  19. Kate S. says: February 17, 201010:37 pm

    *new follower πŸ˜€ * I particularly love the ruffley cuffs with the gloves.

    My Valentine's Day was boring: church, Chinese New Year food, studying, needlepoint and knitting. Very un-Valentine's Day.

  20. Anna says: February 17, 201010:40 pm

    so lovely! your outfit is sweet πŸ™‚


  21. Samantha says: February 17, 201010:43 pm

    Lovely outfit! I now need some bow gloves like those in my life – the ebay hunt begins πŸ™‚

  22. Sharon says: February 17, 201010:46 pm

    You are looking SO gorgeous on those pictures!
    Very inspiring since I love love love the color red ;3

  23. Sarah Elizabeth says: February 17, 201010:49 pm

    I love everything about this outfit! The gloves are suuper adorable πŸ™‚

  24. Tara Diane says: February 17, 201011:23 pm

    So jealous of those gloves! I'm obsessed with them, but I just can't see myself paying $50 for gloves, heh. Super cute though!

  25. Atenea says: February 17, 201011:49 pm

    you look very cute with this dress, i have a coat like yours. For Valentine's day I have done heart cookies with my bf πŸ™‚ kisses!

  26. Melanie says: February 17, 201011:53 pm

    Cute outfit! Valentine's day i visited my boyfriend at UCONN, and we stayed in and watched movies and the olympics! It was simple and perfect.

  27. Fashion Therapist says: February 18, 201012:35 am

    I absolutely adore these pics! SO cute!

  28. Fabiola "Fab" says: February 18, 201012:38 am

    Oh my goodness! Adorable!!!

  29. urbanrhetoric says: February 18, 201012:39 am

    so so so cute. happy v-day!


  30. closet365 says: February 18, 201012:41 am

    I'm loving all the use of red! It's simply stunning. Happy belated Valentine's!

  31. Keiko Lynn says: February 18, 201012:59 am

    Penelope Nightingale: Thank you! I definitely take that as a compliment:)

    Diana: Thank you! Red is one of my favorite colors to wear.

    Charmalade: I didn't take any pictures! I am the worst blogger ever. Sometimes when I'm having a good time, I forget to capture the moments. I'm hoping there are other pictures floating around.

    Dip-tea: Welcome! Thank you for following…I hope you enjoy:)

    Draft of Vintage: Confection is a nice way to put it…it did remind me of a sweet treat. Thank you:)

    Dodo: thank you!

    Ollie Otson: Thanks so much! Childish I am:)

    Debbie: Thanks for following! I hope you like the blog.

    Chaucee: Thanks so much! I wish I had pictures of everyone from that day…I totally forgot to take out my camera.

    Lisa: Girl scout cookies sounds like the best part. I loooove girl scout cookies.

    Holly: Yes, let's! What are you up to this weekend? I think Kim and I might go to Beacon's in Williamsburg this weekend. Also, babycakes is next to Fringe, where I get my hair done:)

    Kate S: I forgot it was the Chinese New Year until I saw the parade!

    Samantha and Tara: these are from modcloth but maybe you could add some handmade bows to regular gloves?

    To everyone I missed: thank you!

  32. DMKG says: February 18, 20102:22 am

    You are so cute! i love the gloves! I found a pair like those in green in a thrift store,but they were too small for my big hands πŸ™

  33. east coast, west coast says: February 18, 20102:27 am

    DMKG: I always have that problem with vintage gloves. It's heartbreaking. My mom always gives me these awesome gloves that never fit me! I always have to give them back:( (this is Keiko, signed in under a group account)

  34. Stephanie says: February 18, 20103:19 am

    Your outfit reminds me of the scene in Chitty Chitty Bang Bang where Truly dresses up as a music box doll. Love!

  35. Jen says: February 18, 20103:19 am

    you look perfect for valentine's day in this outfit. that vintage blouse with the ruffles near the neck is stunning. πŸ™‚

    and it was so amazing to meet you at the sheila frank show!

  36. amy says: February 18, 20103:20 am

    This outfit is too cute for words. And I ADORE the gloves! My hubs took some photos of moi with some vintage gloves that I scored from my mom, who scored them from a thrift store. http://nathanrussellphotography.com/?p=1007
    Your style is to die for, dahling!

  37. Keiko Lynn says: February 18, 20103:37 am

    Stephanie: Now I want to watch Chitty Chitty Bang Bang again! I haven't seen it in so long.

    Jen: Thank you! It's one of my favorite tops:) And it was so nice to meet you!

    Amy: How fun to have a photographer husband. I love all of the photos. As for the gloves, I'm so jealous of the ones with the little scalloped hem!

  38. β™₯Lola says: February 18, 20103:42 am

    This is such a gorgeous outfit! Love it πŸ™‚

  39. andrea k (blonde bedhead) says: February 18, 20104:02 am

    Absolutely gorgeous! Saw you for a moment at the chictopia conference and you're even MORE stunning in person!

  40. Every Little Counts says: February 18, 20104:04 am

    those gloves are adorable. loves 'em!

  41. M-ily says: February 18, 20104:13 am

    Aww this is so cute! For Valentine's Day my boyfriend visited and…helped me with my homework and housework, hah. But when you're long-distance for most of the year, mundane everyday activities are such a blessing! We did make time to go out for a nice dinner though.

  42. Lisa says: February 18, 20105:04 am

    Cute Valentine outfit! Those gloves are adorable. I went wine tasting with my family and had an amazing day.

  43. Taylor Sterling says: February 18, 20106:39 am

    how adorable are you!! wow so cute!

  44. Erica Leigh says: February 18, 20109:48 am

    i am obsessed with this outfit! so much cuteness (and i think i need those gloves. who cares if it's 80 degrees over here?? i NEED them).

    looks like you had an amazing holiday! <3

  45. hello birdy says: February 18, 201012:09 pm

    Most perfect Valentine's outfit ever! Love the gloves ^^ This has inspired me to attempt to be less scruffbag, more attention to detail…

  46. zoee says: February 18, 20101:45 pm

    cutest outfit ever!

  47. ShoeObsessed says: February 18, 20102:33 pm

    Those gloves are too cute for words and the coat is devine. I love how you dress πŸ™‚

  48. Coco says: February 18, 20102:54 pm

    Yes, I think Valentines is ALL about dressing up and food (oh, and love of course!). My boyfriend made me blueberry syrup pancakes, then we went to a French restaurant and had a 5 course tasting menu. I was still full over 24hrs later!!
    Love the outfit, btw!

  49. Fabulocity in Amish Country says: February 18, 20105:24 pm

    I love this outfit!! It's so Vday inspired without being over the top! πŸ™‚ You look awesome!

  50. Margaret says: February 18, 20105:27 pm

    You and your boyfriend are stunners! Hope you guys had a great valentine's day. BTW, they did an amazing job on his sleeves and the tattoo on his right side.

    <3 Margaret

  51. Kippi says: February 18, 20107:28 pm

    the picture of you with the lollipop is so adorable, even your lips look like a heart! Love it!

  52. marimaru says: February 18, 20108:04 pm

    I am so happy I started reading your blog! You are absolutely adorable and completely inspire me. I especially love your holiday outfits as I am a HUGE fan of holidays myself. You look like an adorable Alice in Wonderland queen of hearts.

    P.S. I bought the "Keiko Lynn" dress from ModCloth and it's by far my favorite dress!

  53. iselillja says: February 18, 20108:42 pm

    Thats just adorable πŸ™‚ The perfect valentines day outfit! Love your blog πŸ™‚

  54. Danielle says: February 19, 201012:57 am

    Woah! You really know how to put a themed outfit together πŸ™‚

  55. libys11 says: February 19, 20102:44 am

    you never fail to amaze me with your outfit choices!!!! πŸ˜€ gorgeous as always! πŸ˜€

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  57. Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) says: February 20, 20105:47 am

    You look beyond adorable! Love everything about this outfit, you look so pretty!


  58. Christine says: February 20, 20105:59 pm

    Hello love. This outfit is quite lovely. I was thinking about purchasing those Seychelles shoes you have on and was wondering how they run. I have been getting mixed reviews on how they run. I'm a 6.5/7 and people are either saying they run really small or they are true to size. Please let me know. Cheers!

  59. Hanako66 says: February 22, 20106:18 pm

    this is the best valentine's look ever!! too darling!

  60. Turi says: February 22, 20107:30 pm

    It was so good to finally get to meet you in person! I had almost forgotten it was Valentine's Day until I saw your festive (and adorable) outfit! πŸ™‚

  61. Twila says: February 23, 20103:48 pm

    Amazing outfit!! I have to design a dress for class today with a collar and sleeve. I really like the collar and sleeves on your dress so might do something similiar…thanks for the inspiration. I was stuck!


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