I’m one of those weird people who loves the rain. Particularly, Florida rain. It’s usually paired with higher temperatures and sunlight, which is perfect for running around and playing. This particular day was a little more grey than I prefer, but I still had a good time. After we dried off, Roxy did my makeup and we goofed around with photobooth. It was a good day. I’m always smiling when I’m with my family…smiling or yelling. We don’t have a lot of in betweens:)

About the dress: I really love it (it has pockets!) but the cute little details keep falling off. Luckily, I am able to stitch them back on…but still, it’s kind of annoying to leave one behind every time I stand up.

Outfit details:
Elizabeth and James dress: free with Gilt credits
belt: thrifted
shoes: so broken
blazer: thrifted ages ago
vintage slip underneath: thrifted

MAC Carbon e/s, Melon pigment and blacktrack fluidline on eyes (and mascara)
MAC Skinfinish Natural in Light all over face, MAC Refined Skinfinish on cheeks
Julie Hewett cheekie cheek and lip shine in Bette on lips

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

p.s. I can’t wait until that awful farmer’s tan on my left arm fades. It’s also ugly, but mainly just a horrible reminder of heartache.

  1. Erica Leigh says: April 23, 20101:24 am

    i didn't even know you had a farmer's tan until you mentioned it, so don't worry! πŸ™‚

    love your dress! elizabeth & james always has cute things. and as weird as it is, i love dresses more when i find out they have pockets.

    i like the rain too. we had a little bit yesterday, actually πŸ˜€

    β™₯ erica

  2. curiosities by nicole leigh smith says: April 23, 20101:28 am

    beautiful dress!!! Super cute with the belt!

  3. Hannah says: April 23, 20101:30 am

    I always know a dress is perfect when it has pockets. That seals the deal on yours. It's incredibly cute with all it's bottom ruffles.

    Warm rain makes the whole idea of rain fun. I have this one memory of sitting on my front porch with my parents when I was about six. It was raining so hard that the drops bounced upward when they hit the ground, but there was a warm breeze, and we went and played on the blacktop in our swimsuits. It's a great memory.

  4. Keiko Lynn says: April 23, 20101:33 am

    Hannah, that sounds like the ultimate day for me. I wish I had that same memory…maybe one day I'll make one just like it.

  5. katrina says: April 23, 20101:41 am

    i love your makeup in this post! The dark eyes with the subtle lipstick is such an amazing combination.

    Those photos you tweeted of Roxy doing your makeup are adorable. It's so amazing to see how well you get along with your sisters and your niece.

    Similar to you, I love rainy days! I'm actually looking to get a big, clear, bubble umbrella like the one you've posted about in the past. I'm actually moving to a rainy city soon and will need to be well equipped for the weather. πŸ™‚

  6. Dani says: April 23, 20101:51 am

    I love your bangs/hair. I cannot get mine to do that! any tips?

  7. Ashley J says: April 23, 20101:58 am

    Your posts are always so fabulous!!
    Number 1 that dress is beautiful and number 2 your makeup looks perfect, loving the smokey eye!!


  8. Joanne Angelina says: April 23, 20101:59 am

    I love the rain at times too..espcially hearing them on rooftops, gently thudding. Great post, love this outfit!
    Take care!

  9. Celine says: April 23, 20102:08 am

    You look absolutely beautiful in these pictures – the makeup is awesome!


  10. Anna says: April 23, 20102:16 am

    This is definitely an amazing color on you! Can't believe it was free for you!


  11. Cadie says: April 23, 20102:18 am

    Your dress is beautiful, I especially love the back of it! I wish I had the patience to do my makeup, on a normal day I run out with none on and then on days that I do put some on, it's usually nothing more than eyeshadow and mascara.

  12. Clothes Coquette says: April 23, 20102:25 am

    Absolutely adorable dress. Looks so cute paired with the blazer.

  13. mariska says: April 23, 20102:31 am
  14. rinacatastrophe says: April 23, 20102:36 am

    This color looks really great on you. I never really liked orange, but I find that I have lot of orange in my wardrobe. Thanks for sharing your makeup, I think I'll give that lip stuff a try!

    – rina

  15. Stephanie says: April 23, 20102:39 am

    I have to agree with you on the Florida rain. It's like it comes out of nowhere, storms like hell and the goes back to being a beautiful day. It always makes the day much better with the clean smell mixed with the salt in the air. love.

    Did you dye your hair? It looks a bit darker…I really like it! But I liked it red too.

  16. naomi says: April 23, 20102:46 am

    as if mka make dresses that fall apart, thats upsetting. it looks adorable though.


  17. Gela says: April 23, 20102:49 am

    i love dresses w/ pockets! and you carry that color so well. i don't think i can do that w/ bright orange!


  18. Out of Order says: April 23, 20102:49 am

    what a cute fun outfit, I love the dress!

  19. Gracie says: April 23, 20102:53 am

    lovely look. I love the rain too, me and my dad always celebrate if we wake up to a rainy or overcast morning πŸ™‚

  20. kelly ann says: April 23, 20104:42 am

    i am determined that you are one of the prettiest people ever. you look absolutely gorgeous! orange is definitely your colour.

    dresses with pockets are one of my very favourite things. πŸ™‚

  21. Chrissy says: April 23, 20104:46 am

    That dress is gorgeous and the pictures a great. Love it. πŸ˜€

  22. Krameymartin says: April 23, 20104:59 am

    That dress is gorgeous! I love it's flapper-like quality. Elizabeth and James is awesome.

  23. Mo says: April 23, 20105:17 am

    wooaa orange is usually difficult for me but i love it !

  24. Charmalade says: April 23, 20105:35 am

    BRIGHT ORANGE I love bright saturated colors, therefore I love this dress. It reminds me of goldfish, it's all fluttery and fun. And of course, your make-up is perfect, it goes with the outfit most lovely-like. The behind-the-scenes make-up photos are also very lovely, and cuuuute. πŸ˜€ (woah I used a lot of hyphens, woops)

    Toast with Charmalade

  25. Noisette says: April 23, 20105:38 am

    I never now how to wear bright colours with style… but the blazer makes all the difference ! Good Choice!


  26. Kristina Karenina says: April 23, 20105:41 am

    I'm crazy about your eye make-up! I just wish my eyelids weren't as heavy, but still will try that on.

  27. libys11 says: April 23, 20105:57 am

    aaww you look lovely in that dress!! love the fun details in the bottom πŸ˜€

  28. mirattes says: April 23, 20106:26 am

    I'm not alone!!! I like rain too πŸ˜€
    You look gorgeous πŸ˜‰

  29. Dixi Wonderland says: April 23, 20107:05 am

    Love the dress πŸ˜€

  30. Helen says: April 23, 20107:43 am

    dresses with pockets are officially THE BEST!

  31. jane says: April 23, 20107:55 am

    WOW I love your dress, perfect!!

  32. miha, skinny buddha says: April 23, 20108:01 am

    I'm loving the back of this dress! and don't worry about the farmer's tan, I didn't even notice it until you mentioned it.

  33. Samantha says: April 23, 20109:08 am

    Gorgeous dress! The colour is so perfect πŸ™‚

  34. A Shopaholic is loose says: April 23, 201011:26 am

    What a great colour! It looks fantastic on you! πŸ˜‰

    Have a nice weekend!

    Hugs from
    A Shopaholic is loose…

  35. Aury says: April 23, 201012:54 pm

    I absolutely adore your dress! The fact it has pockets just makes it 50 times more amazing!!! Your style is always such an inspiration dearest πŸ™‚

  36. Melanie says: April 23, 20101:39 pm

    That dress is lovely! I really like the shape of it…particularly the way you've accessorized it and paired it with a blazer. You are so chic!


  37. Diane says: April 23, 20102:24 pm

    you look fabulous in orange!

  38. Molly says: April 23, 20102:40 pm

    wow that dress is such an amazing color. I love how it looks with your hair….and it was accessorized perfectly, of course. Lovely pics!

  39. monkeyandsquirrel says: April 23, 20102:44 pm

    super adorable! and kudos to you for not wearing sleeves again. you look fabulous!

  40. A glance at my world says: April 23, 20103:27 pm

    You look so beautiful! I love that dress and your makeup looks great! πŸ™‚

  41. vintagewithatwist says: April 23, 20103:58 pm

    you look great in orange! and I totally didn't notice the farmers tan

  42. Nicki says: April 23, 20104:31 pm

    Love your makeup! =).

  43. Cassandra Marie says: April 23, 20104:46 pm

    I have that song (your post title) stuck in my head now…thanks a lot πŸ˜‰

    (Moon Face)

  44. HAL says: April 23, 20104:49 pm

    I LOVE the E&J dress. The color is so stunning and the belt looks fantastic with it. Great job!


  45. hello birdy says: April 23, 20105:05 pm

    You really are just drop dead gorgeous, seriously I never say that to anyone!

  46. DinosAreCute says: April 23, 20106:04 pm

    I love the last pic, with the rain in your hair. The whole thing makes me miss FL.

  47. Glamour Bbey. says: April 23, 20106:27 pm

    Lovely dress! Great color

  48. lumikha says: April 23, 20107:16 pm

    ooo! i love that dress! πŸ™‚

  49. LovelyLeigh says: April 23, 20107:29 pm

    I love Florida rain too! Although Im on the gulf coast! Tampa Holla! Its so nice to see that color dress! Not to many people rock the orange/redish colors! Your makeup looks so pretty too!!!

  50. Katie says: April 23, 20109:30 pm

    I love this dress too – perfect bright sunny colour and lovely shape

  51. Becca Jane says: April 23, 201010:33 pm

    This dress is beautiful! A colour I could never pull off, I have sadly found. Some reds/oranges look okay with my red hair but not all.

    Have to say that it looks stunning on you though – Lovely!!

  52. MOUSEVOX VINTAGE says: April 23, 201011:57 pm

    My grandfather grew up in FL and he always called the rain there "liquid sunshine". This reminded me of that. πŸ™‚

  53. Trishna says: April 24, 20101:46 am

    This dress is lovely. πŸ™‚ You look stunning in it.

  54. Danielle says: April 24, 20101:35 pm

    I would be so annoyed at my dress falling apart! I'm a low maintenance kind of girl. It's a cute dress though. Haha:)

  55. Jen says: April 24, 20108:37 pm

    you're makeup is stunning and you're quite the vision in orange! i love how that dress moves on you πŸ™‚

  56. Kate says: April 25, 20104:47 pm

    This dress is amazing!! Love this whole look so much!

  57. | Tex | Fashion Butter says: April 25, 20108:39 pm

    Yowza – that dress. I am in love. Beautiful pics.

  58. My goodness, look at what a sultry little vamp you are! You look stunning in red, darling.

    And I love playing in the rain, too! I'm so glad you're having a fun break… you, of all people, really deserve it. πŸ™‚


  59. jazmyncherie says: April 27, 20101:05 pm

    I love how free & casual you look in these pictures!

    & ya gotta love pockets in a dress! That sells me every single time! πŸ™‚

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