Someone in the universe took pity on me and my ancient phone. Last week(ish), I was invited to a leisurely day of food, drinks, Minx manicures (!!!) and a little bit of tech discussion at Meet at the Apartment, hosted by HTC. Though I admit I was drawn to the event mostly by talk of free Minx manicures (I’m cheap, I know) – it was also pretty exciting to play with their new Droid Incredible. Even more exciting – we got to keep them! It’s no match for my free upgrades and hand me down, crappy phones (note my sarcasm), but it’s alright;) Unfortunately, I don’t have Verizon, I have AT&T. I have a lot of issues with AT&T, but most of my family and friends have it. Does anyone have feedback about Verizon? Specifically, people in NYC?

Aside from being hosted by some really wonderful people, I also ran into a lot of familiar faces. It was reminiscent of a slumber party, complete with cupcakes!

Wendy of Nitro:licious and her awesome Minx manicure.

Jordana of Clutch 22

Christine of My Style Pill.

Me, getting my nails done.

Thank you to Jessika for inviting me to such a fun event!

Outfit Details:
Skirt – H&M, bought second hand at Beacon’s Closet
Wink of Pink Blouse – courtesy of ModCloth
shoes – Jeffrey Campbell

Love Love,
Keiko Lynn

  1. thereafterish says: June 7, 20107:40 pm

    That pink blouse is the perfect blouse for interviews, I think. Well, and, well… anything else. But it's wonderful! It would hide a multitude of sins, not that you have any from what I can see.

    I would love to have black and gold leopard spots on my nails like that fierce femme there. OMG. I die.

    Much XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

  2. Jessika says: June 7, 20107:40 pm

    Thank YOU for coming to the event! You looked lovely and it was so fantastic to meet you. ๐Ÿ™‚ Plus you rocked those Minx nails… love it!

  3. Jolie says: June 7, 20107:45 pm

    What an amazing time! I would love a minx manicure. Your outfit is head to toe gorgeous!

  4. Francine says: June 7, 20107:50 pm

    I love Verizon. I now live in Connecticut but I used to live in Westchester County (and frequented the city) and no matter where I was my phone always worked. I've never had a problem with them.

    Cute outfit!

  5. Katta Kvack says: June 7, 20107:56 pm

    Ohhh, the food. Looks yummy!

  6. A.Co says: June 7, 20108:01 pm

    WHAT!! You got to KEEP the phone!? Amazing!! Lucky girl!

    Great nails, wow, love it!

    And of course, you look great and the evening looks like it was a great time.

    A.Co @ A.Co est. 1984

  7. Carmen says: June 7, 20108:02 pm

    Love the blouse, it's so pretty!


  8. Brittany says: June 7, 20108:02 pm

    I have found Verizon to be really great in NYC actually – I can't think of a single place I don't get reception back home (I'm in Chicago now). But you might want to ask your neighbors if any have Verizon and if there have been any problems.

  9. Anonymous says: June 7, 20108:17 pm

    I have been a long time Verizon customer and I have NO complaints. I recently upgraded to the incredible (about a month ago). BEST PHONE EVER!!! you will not be disappointed.

  10. dreamylacey says: June 7, 20108:19 pm

    it seems like you had a good time. so lucky to get those gifts. your outfit is nice. i love high waisted skirts

  11. Kelly Lynn says: June 7, 20108:24 pm

    Sounds like the best time!

    As for Verizon: I don't have their cell phone service, but their wireless internet service is THE WORST. Their customer service is terrible, and the actual internet service is spotty at best. We once had a problem for a YEAR until they finally decided that maybe I wasn't just calling them for fun and sent us a new modem.

    All that being said, the Droid phones are totally neat.


  12. Elizabeth Denton says: June 7, 20108:41 pm

    I love the Minx manis and that top on you!

  13. Maggie โ˜ฎ says: June 7, 20108:43 pm

    I've had verizon for over 10 years and my parents have had it longer …I don't even think I can understand life without verizon lol …amazing phones great service my only problem is the whole internet with the phone ordeal but I think i'll get over that soon lol ….but seriously I believe they are the best

  14. Mo says: June 7, 20108:53 pm

    so simple. So nice !

    aarr i so wanna get my nails done !

  15. Fiamma says: June 7, 20108:56 pm

    You look gorgeous!


  16. Dana says: June 7, 20108:59 pm

    I've been with Verizon for over a decade and their wireless service is impeccable. Customer service is awesome, very few of my calls drop, etc.

  17. vintagewithatwist says: June 7, 20109:10 pm

    you are so lovely ๐Ÿ™‚ great outfit

  18. Emma says: June 7, 20109:12 pm

    I'm in the UK so I don't know about Verizon, but I have a HTC Hero and I cannot say enough good things about it, I want to marry it, etc etc. The Android interface is amazing and I'm going to poke my eyes out if I ever have to use a Nokia again.

    So basically, if I was you, and even if the phone was on a network administered by a group of farmyard animals (it probably is, actually), I WOULD STILL MARRY THIS PHONE. It's that good.

    Where is that bag from, in the photo with the place setting at the table? The fabric is beautiful.

  19. Mallory - Miss Malaprop says: June 7, 20109:19 pm

    I'm in New Orleans, but I switched to Verizon a couple of years ago, because of a discount through work, after only having AT&T before that. While my boyfriend still has AT&T and the iPhone, which I really want, I've been tempted lately to look closer at the Droid because there are many occasions where I'll have reception with Verizon and he won't even be able to get text messages to go through. So while the iPhone is my shiny reason for sort of wanting to swtich back to AT&T, if there is a phone you know you like with Verizon, I highly recommend their service. (I also switched to them because they are consistently ranked highest in Consumer Reports among the major carriers.)

  20. L says: June 7, 20109:39 pm

    what fun!
    you are so lucky to get such a great phone!
    that manicures are fab.

    come visit:


  21. Helenskie says: June 7, 201010:03 pm

    love your look!!!

  22. photo finish with a pretty face says: June 7, 201010:09 pm

    love it so much!

  23. Las Lolicas de ayer, hoy y siempre says: June 7, 201010:17 pm

    Wow!!! i Iove the outfit so much!!!!! That skirt is gorgeous!!!!


  24. Trishna says: June 7, 201010:29 pm

    Sarcasm noted, the phone looks perfect for a lady like you. ๐Ÿ™‚

  25. sbaum says: June 7, 201010:30 pm

    my whole family is on verizon and my dad works in nyc. we absolutely love it. ditch at&t!!

    also, and more importantly, this outfit is adorable and i need to find something in my closet to pull off an outfit inspired by this!

  26. Kimberly June says: June 7, 201010:34 pm

    Not only because I work for VZW…but it is the best service and that phone is AMAZING! You will not be able to put it down. If you switch (and you won't regret it) I predict the phone will become a permenant accessory in all your outfit posts.

  27. Anonymous says: June 7, 201010:34 pm

    verizon has awesome coverage in nyc. i have always been the one that has service in basements and in weird places while others have not. i recommend it!

  28. SK says: June 7, 201010:50 pm

    Show us your nails!! I'm a pretty satisfied customer with Verizon, but I definitely think part of it is because so many of my friends and family use Verizon as their service providers.

  29. Sophie Fish says: June 7, 201010:56 pm

    I really looove these kind of skirts, but I have a "protruding" butt(I don't if this is the correct term in english), which is why not all skirts have right slick cut for me ๐Ÿ™ Damn.

  30. libys11 says: June 8, 201012:21 am

    pretty as always!!! love the pink flowy top, it's so classy! ๐Ÿ˜€

    oh.. i don't even own a cellphone, so i can't help you at all.. oopsie!

    Animated Confessions

  31. says: June 8, 201012:51 am

    That looks like a lot of fun! Despite indulging in everything else beauty and fashion related I've never ever ever gotten a manicure, and I don't think a weird slap of clear white nailpolish very sloppily applied to my nails by a not-so-nimble handed twelve year old in an underground 'beauty salon' in the Beijing subway station that was offered to me as a promotion that ended up being some kind of scam that my friend and I ran away from counts!

    I love your skirt! I think flowy tops with bodycon skirts are the most wonderful combination, especially when there's dusty pink and black and hook and eye closures involved!

    xo Jenny

  32. Anonymous says: June 8, 20102:49 am

    I am quite jealous of your life, pretty girl.

  33. kelly ann says: June 8, 20102:55 am

    you look so pretty – that top is so ethereal and lovely!

  34. MarieBayArea says: June 8, 20103:14 am

    i love the pink and black combo and those awesome shoes. you look very pretty with that updo.

  35. Joanne Angelina says: June 8, 20103:50 am

    Aww i loved your outfit pictures..lovely reliable of a cell phone dies on me- but an excuse to get a better one that's for sure!
    Take care!

  36. Kate Rose says: June 8, 20104:16 am

    the draping of that thar blouse is so nice!

  37. simplychic says: June 8, 20104:28 am

    those nails are fierce X's a million!

  38. Kristen says: June 8, 20104:41 am

    Verizon landline communications is completely separate from the Verizon Wireless Company. So did you actually have a completely wireless internet modem through Verizon Wireless? They actually assign a telephone number to your wireless modem because the modem runs off the wireless network. So if you had a problem with that, then you would have a problem with your Incredible.

    Since you already have the phone, you can start service with Verizon Wireless with no contract, so you can cancel at any time if you don't like it!

  39. MacKenzie. says: June 8, 20105:19 am

    Even if you don't want to switch to Verizon and keep the phone, you could sell it on eBay for quite a pretty penny.

    Brand new just realeased phones in the original box go for a couple hundred bucks each… That's a lot of shoes!!

  40. JINIAN says: June 8, 20106:29 am

    I've been with Verizon, AT&T, and am currently with T-Mobile, and Verizon is hands down the best carrier of the three.

  41. Helen says: June 8, 20107:55 am

    those nails, omg! they look amazing.

  42. Ms K says: June 8, 20108:51 am
  43. [Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* says: June 8, 201012:02 pm

    I love ur blouse!!
    so how do ur nails looki like now?


  44. Dip-tea says: June 8, 20101:11 pm

    the clutch with the wooden round flap, I so WANT it! drool!

  45. MOUSEVOX VINTAGE says: June 8, 20103:24 pm

    Isn't the Droid Incredible the one that will read your texts to you in a robot voice? That alone would make me switch service!

  46. Laura, Owl Eyes says: June 8, 20103:48 pm

    I want to see what your nails look like ๐Ÿ™‚ That party looks simply divine!

  47. Carina says: June 8, 20104:10 pm

    i love how you have your hair here ๐Ÿ™‚

  48. Emily says: June 8, 20107:18 pm

    Your pink blouse is absolutely amazing, as was the whole ensemble! You are so pretty, madame. ๐Ÿ™‚ and YAY for new phones! I just got one as well.

  49. Danielle says: June 8, 20108:40 pm

    That's so awesomee getting a free phone and manicure!

  50. Archives says: June 8, 20108:51 pm

    omg that manicure is AMAZING!

    and – hellooo free droid??? AWESOME! ๐Ÿ˜€

  51. Rachel says: June 8, 20109:48 pm

    I've had Verizon for over 10 years and have no complaints at all. I'm not in NYC, but in San Francisco I know several people who have iPhones and carry separate phones to actually make phone calls because AT&T is so bad here. A month ago I got a Droid phone (not the incredible, the one with the keyboard), and I love it! If you're going to switch, do it soon, because there are rumors that Verizon will follow AT&T's lead and get rid of unlimited data plans for new customers.

    Oh, and I'm jealous of your free manicure!

  52. Caroline says: June 8, 201010:37 pm

    Aww, this is such a simple and chic outfit. I love that high-waisted skirt. And those shoes are very interesting.. I like them a lot.
    I have been with Verizon since I got my first cell phone, and I love it. I live in Connecticut, and I get service practically anywhere. It is very reliable.

  53. WendyB says: June 8, 201011:46 pm

    I'd go anywhere for a free Minx!

  54. C says: June 9, 201012:41 am

    that is a smart outfit. i love the detail on the front of the skirt.

  55. fashionjunkie says: June 9, 201012:47 am

    I love the sleeves of your shirt and the soft colour. The corset style detail on the skirt toughens it up nicely! And there's nothing like a freebie to brighten the day!

  56. Every Little Counts says: June 9, 20103:38 am

    verizon rules. it really does. best reception… and no, i don't work for verizon!

  57. Hayley Golightly Style says: June 9, 20104:07 am

    Love your blouse and your nails are so cool! ๐Ÿ™‚

  58. Noelle says: June 9, 20103:11 pm

    I bought the incredible when it came out. I looovoveeee it. No, but really Verizon has the best coverage in the nation. So if you're worried about reception. They should be your carrier.

    Minx mani's! Did you see their new releases on Sephora? I immediately thought of you when I saw them. Haha.

  59. blog says: June 9, 201011:33 pm

    I need that manicure. Like right now. And matching pedicure.

  60. Tieka, Selective Potential says: June 10, 20103:40 am

    Oh my gosh, I'm so jealous! My husband just got an Incredible.. and I absolutely LOVE it. It's so amazing for catching up on blog reading! xo

  61. Anonymous says: June 10, 20108:26 am

    verizon is the best ever! service works perfectly in the city and i have service EVERYWHERE! been with verizon for about 10 years and not planning on leaving!

  62. Cubicle Chic says: June 10, 201011:51 am

    Looks like a really fun event (delicious food)! As for your cell phone question, I'm a Verizon user and have had very good luck with it. They weren't particularly helpful once when it got damaged, but my reception is always better than my friends' who have AT&T or T-Mobile.

    Also wanted to say that I love the pink shirt!


  63. { I V Y } says: June 10, 20101:54 pm

    you look gorgeous! love the skirt and woweee at that manicure!

  64. Fabiola "Fab" says: June 10, 20104:56 pm

    I just got a similar skirt and was about to return it. After seeing you wearing yours I might just keep it! ๐Ÿ™‚

  65. Anonymous says: June 10, 20109:14 pm

    Hi Keiko,
    I saw in a previous post that you use a Nikon D50. Although it's discontinued, I saw a posting that someone was looking to sell theirs. What price did you get for your camera (if used; if not, what ballpark figure would you say is reasonable?) Thanks a million – and you look absolutely beautiful in that outfit!

  66. daisymay says: June 11, 20101:22 am

    You look beautiful and that phone looks fun! Lucky girl

  67. MerCurios says: June 12, 201012:07 am

    Honestly, Verizon ROCKS in NYC! …unfortunately, it got way too costly for hubby and I to both have smartphones on that network. We were Verizon customers for about 10 years. Then we paid to get out of our contract and headed over to Sprint. We got 2 awesome smartphones at monthly price we could live with and the service has been great!

    If you can afford it, Verizon is great. However, here on the eastern end of Long Island Sprint kicks butt too!

    Looks like a great event BTW!


  68. leah says: June 13, 20103:59 am

    android phones are amazzzing and the incredible is the best out there. for that alone you should switch to verizon! i can't believe you got it for free, i'm so jealous!!

  69. Martina says: June 14, 20103:54 am
  70. Melรฉ says: June 19, 20105:49 am

    constantly getting free shit must be nice. and all you have to shamelessly and discreetly lace your blog with product placement!

  71. Becca Jane says: July 6, 20104:00 am

    YOu look lovely! That skirt is fierce

  72. Danielle says: July 11, 20108:50 pm

    Such cool manicures!