Living out of a suitcase has actually been pretty fun. My choices are limited, so I’ve been utilizing every piece I have on hand. I recently acquired a few springy scarves that I love, but wouldn’t normally reach for…and for a couple of weeks they were just staring at me from my suitcase. Yesterday, I put on this outfit with a regular navy belt, but then changed my mind and grabbed this scarf instead. I tied it into a bow sash and ended up liking the outfit so much more.

In other news, Miku and I will be flying home tomorrow morning! My extended visit in Florida has come to an end. It’s always bittersweet going back to New York. On one hand, I’m relieved to return home to my own apartment and get back into my routine. On the other hand…I always want to bring my family and friends with me.

Outfit Details:
Teal cardigan thing – thrifted and reconstructed
navy lace camisole – thrifted
denim skirt – thrifted and shortened
heels – Calvin Klein, Beacon’s Closet
RACHEL Rachel Roy scarf (worn as a sash) – courtesy of the Rachel Roy team

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

  1. Becky says: April 27, 20109:59 pm

    So cute! I love it!

  2. Jessica Druck says: April 27, 201010:01 pm

    blueee! gorgeous!

  3. Erika @ Practical Princess says: April 27, 201010:01 pm

    That is a darling outfit. Love the scarf belt!

  4. jenny says: April 27, 201010:04 pm

    Love how you said, teal cardigan "thing". Hehe, cute!

  5. kendal croix says: April 27, 201010:04 pm

    beautiful makeup.

  6. Ashley J says: April 27, 201010:04 pm
  7. SarahAnn says: April 27, 201010:08 pm

    Those shoes are a great find! Love Beacon's Closet. Have a safe trip!

  8. Kimberly June says: April 27, 201010:11 pm


  9. Natalya's Closet says: April 27, 201010:19 pm

    I love your entire outfit (as usual) you look lovely in blue, and so chic! xoxo, Natalya

  10. Dixi Wonderland says: April 27, 201010:20 pm

    Beautiful blue color πŸ˜€

  11. Liz says: April 27, 201010:25 pm

    The sash is such a genius idea!

  12. OooKellyNicky says: April 27, 201010:28 pm

    Love the scarf made into a sash. Pretty.

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  13. Megan Rose says: April 27, 201010:38 pm

    I love your monochromatic look, and that scarf adds the perfect touch! Great idea. :]

  14. Erica Leigh says: April 27, 201010:46 pm

    i love how you reconstructed the teal cardigan! i wish i could find one in that color.

    it must be hard living so far away from home, but i'm sure you had a nice stay and are excited to go back to ny!


  15. Cassandra Marie says: April 27, 201011:10 pm

    You really do have a wonderful talent for putting outfits together! I love this look πŸ™‚

  16. rachel / Red Lips Vintage says: April 27, 201011:33 pm

    definitely enhances the ensemble! i remember how fun it was while i was living out of a suitcase…chaotic, but interesting!

  17. ShoesForDessert says: April 27, 201011:50 pm

    I would never be able to live out of a suitcase – I always pack way too much! I love the scarf as a belt, completely finishes the look. And I love how you matched your eye makeup with the cardigan.

  18. HAL says: April 27, 201011:52 pm

    Gorgeous! You're so good with using color. I love that teal eyeliner. I don't mind living out of a suitcase, either. I'm so used to it from touring. Keep up the awesome posts!

  19. Krameymartin says: April 27, 201011:54 pm

    I love the kimono-esque feel this has to it! So lovely!

  20. Healthy and Homemade says: April 28, 201012:09 am

    Love this! The flow of the fabrics is stunning.

  21. Candycane says: April 28, 201012:11 am

    You look absoloutly stunningin these pics .. Teal is sucha good colour on you!

    CC xXx

  22. Trishna says: April 28, 201012:17 am

    This outfit is superb keiko. I always look at your photos and are amazed by how well you can play with colour that they seem to come alive on you

  23. sarathira sukiman says: April 28, 20101:33 am

    the way you did your hair and that blue lacey slip, oh my, its stunningly sexy! Have a safe flight homeeeee πŸ™‚

  24. Clothes Coquette says: April 28, 20101:49 am

    Such a gorgeous look πŸ™‚ The blue hues look absolutely amazing! I like the scarf as a belt bow.

  25. Sara Lynn says: April 28, 20102:20 am

    You look beautiful!

  26. alyssa says: April 28, 20103:15 am

    i really want to find some scarves that i can turn into belts. you make them look so chic!

  27. The Sound of Lace says: April 28, 20105:58 am

    you always find the best colored pieces! so cute!

  28. le monde de skadiida says: April 28, 20107:26 am

    beautiful (:

  29. Suz says: April 28, 20108:08 am

    beautiful colors!

  30. Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes says: April 28, 20108:23 am

    I really love your style, all your outfits are perfect.

    I am following you now

  31. Rebecca says: April 28, 20108:25 am

    wow, beautiful!

  32. Stephanie says: April 28, 201012:20 pm

    I LOVE this outfit. The bow is perfect! <3

  33. Anna Z. says: April 28, 20101:53 pm

    Very lovely outfit.

  34. Melanie says: April 28, 20102:35 pm

    Hope you had a nice time in Florida. This is such a pretty outfit! I really like everything about it.

    Melanie @Unravelled Threads
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  35. cait says: April 28, 20103:29 pm

    That scarf really does make the outfit! Love it πŸ™‚

  36. megannielsen says: April 28, 20103:41 pm

    That's such a cute way to wear a scarf!!

  37. MOUSEVOX VINTAGE says: April 28, 20107:14 pm

    This is a brilliantly innovative way to wear a scarf. I've recently been toying with ideas of what to do with the massive pile of scrap fabric in my studio/office and this gives me great ideas. Thanks!

  38. stylefyles says: April 29, 20101:24 am

    I know what you mean about wanting to bring the friends and family back home with you! Same for me! In other news, I love how you're rocking that giant scarf-turned-sash as an alternative to a belt as a way to bundle that cardigan together.

  39. Jen says: April 29, 20102:46 am

    aww keiko, you are always so flawlessly gorgeous, especially in bright colors. πŸ™‚
    loving the scarf as a belt. the pattern is beautiful.

  40. Charlotte says: April 29, 20105:45 pm

    Just discovered your blog, love your style! The positive aspect of living with a limited amount of clothes is that you can get pretty creative to make the most of them. I especially love the navy camisole πŸ™‚

  41. Danielle says: April 29, 201011:22 pm

    Sooo cute, I love wearing scarves as belts!

  42. crowdedcloset says: April 30, 20108:37 pm

    loving these aqua tones! You look like a beautiful mermaidddd.

    xo, Kim

  43. fashionjunkie says: April 30, 20108:47 pm

    Just stumbled upon your blog and am SO glad i did! I adore your style. This colour is one of my favourites and it looks great on you.

  44. MELISSA Z. says: May 1, 20108:00 am

    wow! You're adorable with this dress! Great! <3

  45. Glamour Bbey. says: May 1, 20105:27 pm

    Love the blue color!

  46. Elizabeth Denton says: May 2, 20103:28 am

    Whatever that blue thing is, its awesome. I have something similar in black.

  47. Miss Emma Kitty says: May 2, 201010:56 pm

    I love the scarf. Rachel Roy is Fabulous!

  48. Adi T. says: May 3, 201011:31 am

    ohhh,,, this is so inspiring…

    it will really look great with jewelery like this.