The combination of sheer black, draped fabric and lots of lace makes me think of one of my mom’s favorite female vocalists, Stevie Nicks. Though my outfit is a lot less dramatic than her legendary getups, I had Fleetwood Mac stuck in my head all day. It’s not all that uncommon for me – I’m actually quite a fan of their music. For some reason, I get teased a lot for that, but I couldn’t care less.

Since I made this dress up as I went along, I’m now wondering if it was a subconscious influence from my playlist. Sometimes that happens! Either way, I’m very happy with the outcome. I’ve actually worn this dress twice since I made it, in different ways. I just forgot to take a picture of the first one. I’m sure it will be in heavy rotation – I love how comfortable it is. Comfort, believe it or not, is really important to me. It’s the same reason I carry emergency flats in my bag!

Outfit Details:
Lace dress: made by me (Should I make a limited run for Postlapsaria?)
belt: thrifted
sheer black cardigan – Beacon’s Closet
30s necklace – gift from my mom
Carpenter Bee Bag – courtesy of Spotted Moth
beige platform pumps – Dots

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

  1. Polina says: July 15, 201010:21 pm

    your hair is suddenly so long! i love it! and such a cute outfit, the lace is gorgeous!!

  2. The Owl's Closet says: July 15, 201010:28 pm

    yes, u should definitely make one for the shop! the dress is gorgeous and i love these pics of u, too:)

  3. Rebecca says: July 15, 201010:28 pm

    5'd buy a dress if you made it for Postlapsaria. It is adorable.

  4. lpkitten says: July 15, 201010:29 pm

    i love that dress and i want one!! plus i love your necklace!

  5. ClaraVivian says: July 15, 201010:29 pm

    Please make one for the shop it is perfect!!!

  6. katrina says: July 15, 201010:31 pm

    i can't say no to lace dresses. if you made a limited run for postlapsaria, i'd probably be tempted to buy one for every day of the week. hahaha (sad, but true!)

    also, i don't mean to pester you about this, but are you going to be posting the Renegade items soon?


  7. Keira says: July 15, 201010:31 pm

    I LOVE Fleetwood Mac, and I think Stevie Nicks is the coolest. Her music is haunting and therapeutic, all at the same time. I love this little style homage to her πŸ™‚

  8. alexandra says: July 15, 201010:32 pm

    You look lovely! I love the dress, and would definitely purchase one should you make it available on Postlapsaria. Please update your readers if you do!


    P.S. I also love Fleetwood Mac, haters be damned ;o)

  9. Brigid says: July 15, 201010:34 pm

    I love the dress! Definitely make a few for Postlapsaria!

  10. Alexandra G. says: July 15, 201010:36 pm

    Love the sheer black cardigan over the lace…so pretty and feminine!

  11. Carmen says: July 15, 201010:53 pm

    The dress is so pretty, love it!


  12. Belle says: July 15, 201010:57 pm

    Gorgeous dress!!!

  13. livia says: July 15, 201011:05 pm

    love the dress and your hair! its so long now!

  14. Lexie says: July 15, 201011:10 pm

    I love the dress! I really should start doing more with what I wear during the summer, but when it is in the high 90s-100 I really just want to lay around in a tank top and shorts. It really wrecks my creativity fashion wise. My mom was also a Fleetwood Mac fan so I grew up listening to them. I also occasionally find myself listening to them now, I can still remember the lyrics even though I heard it years ago.

  15. Heather is a tragedy says: July 15, 201011:13 pm

    Definitely make it for Postlapsaria! I want one! Haha.

  16. WhatNerissaying says: July 15, 201011:24 pm

    Love the look of sheer on sheer! Great dress!

  17. taylorkitto says: July 15, 201011:32 pm

    you really have a way of putting outfits together.
    so gorgeous!!

  18. Mandi says: July 15, 201011:33 pm

    This is the most beautiful dress I've seen in a long long while. I love it!

  19. nicole says: July 15, 201011:37 pm

    wow, you are amazingly talented. that lace dress is stunning. i love how you paired it with the sheer black cardigan and nude pumps. very simple and chic.

  20. vivatveritas says: July 15, 201011:48 pm

    cute outfit! i love that you made it!

  21. Chandler says: July 15, 201011:56 pm

    That dress is amazing, it is a perfect match for you!

  22. jeezejulia says: July 15, 201011:57 pm

    Definitely make the dress for Postlapsaria! I want one!

  23. jeezejulia says: July 15, 201011:57 pm

    Definitely make the dress for Postlapsaria! I want one!

  24. Rio says: July 16, 201012:10 am

    Gotta love Stevie! My mom obviously does… she named me Rhiannon :)! Cute dress too!
    -Rhiannon (

  25. Jenna says: July 16, 201012:12 am

    That dress is amazing. It would make a great addition to your shop.

  26. daisymay aka Chantele says: July 16, 201012:53 am

    wow, you made that dress, you are amazing! lol! its really great, so feminine. Oh and your post went up on wednesday just so you know!

    Daisy Dayz Home

  27. Wasted Wishes says: July 16, 20101:11 am

    The outfit is amazing, the dress is gorgeous, and it is AWESOME to see someone else who has bruises on their legs but wears short skirts anyway.

  28. Sara says: July 16, 20101:45 am

    hey keiko! I was recently at a Michael's store in the yarn section and I noticed a Debbie Stoller instructional book and one of the models in it was your doppelganger. Unless, was it you?

  29. β™₯Lola says: July 16, 20102:18 am

    I can't believe you made this dress, that's amazing πŸ™‚ I just bought myself a sewing machine and am still trying to figure out how to use it! haha

  30. nyc lu says: July 16, 20102:19 am

    i love that dress, its so unlike other lace dresses out there now! the layers are very unique. definitely make more and let me know! also having major hair envy..

  31. brunatreme says: July 16, 20102:27 am

    What a lovely dress <33
    You look so pretty!
    haha I wish my bag had more space to also carry emergency flats.


  32. Copious Couture says: July 16, 20102:28 am

    I love that lace dress! So feminine and chic! Also I love those nude shoes! So gorgeous!


  33. unstoppablestyle says: July 16, 20102:35 am
  34. lakshmi says: July 16, 20102:43 am

    Please make the dress!!!

  35. Keiko Lynn says: July 16, 20102:48 am

    Thanks for the feedback, everyone!
    Sara: That is me:)

  36. casual ambiguity says: July 16, 20102:50 am

    You made this dress?! o.m.g. Major props!!!

  37. mariska says: July 16, 20103:22 am
  38. libys11 says: July 16, 20103:27 am

    that lace dress is just so exquisite!!! love love love! πŸ˜€

    Animated Confessions

  39. eatsleepwear says: July 16, 20103:32 am

    u are just too cute to boot here. the sheer ontop of the lace is perfect. LOVE it. xo, Kim

  40. Debbie says: July 16, 20103:33 am

    Yes PLEASE make one for the shop, it is SO beautiful! I raced down to see where you got it from knowing that there was a 95% chance you made it. Haha, one can dream right? So if you made another one I COULD have it! That would be amazing πŸ™‚

  41. Anonymous says: July 16, 20103:54 am

    Even though I'm a college student paying off loans I would buy this dress in a heartbeat. Please add it to the store!!

  42. simplychic says: July 16, 20103:56 am

    that lace is beautiful!

  43. Bryce says: July 16, 20104:02 am

    Wow your hair is soo long. I love the dress too.

  44. fashion junkie says: July 16, 20104:17 am

    i am loving your blog. cute outfit!!


  45. geektastic says: July 16, 20104:28 am

    PLEASE MAKE THIS DRESS TO SELL. I need it in my life.

  46. - Isabel og Peter says: July 16, 20104:47 am

    If you like Fleetwood Mac you will love Fleet Foxes, especially this version from two swedish girls:

  47. style-haus says: July 16, 20104:52 am

    i don't have too many lace dresses in my wardrobe, but this look has inspired me! you look beautiful and love the nude pumps

  48. Out of Order says: July 16, 20105:38 am

    beautiful, I love the dress!

  49. Nadia says: July 16, 20106:20 am

    I'm not quite sure, but your bag looks like the Alexander Wang's one!

  50. kelly ann says: July 16, 20106:27 am

    i need this outfit in my life! πŸ˜‰ especially that dress… love the stevie nicks vibe. fleetwood mac is one of my favourites. people tease me about it, too! it's shame… i think their music is fabulous. πŸ™‚

  51. Alice says: July 16, 20106:45 am

    You look very pretty ^^

  52. β™₯ says: July 16, 20106:46 am

    This is so wonderful – you always look so lovely in lace, and the white sheer lacy material of this dress looks like a dream. Also loving the sleeve length of the cardigan, very pretty.


  53. Charlie says: July 16, 20106:52 am

    what a gorgeous dress!

  54. Noelle says: July 16, 20107:03 am

    LOVE the dress!

  55. Jonna says: July 16, 20108:25 am

    love your dress! x

  56. skip says: July 16, 20109:08 am

    PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make this for the shop; I'd buy it in an instant. Lace is becoming my obsession; I must have this.

  57. Chantel says: July 16, 201011:47 am

    I would totally buy that dress! Its gorgeous!

  58. kate says: July 16, 20102:09 pm

    The first thing I noticed is that your hair is down, looks great. The second thing being that beautiful lace dress! You should definitely make some for Postlapsaria, I would buy one in a second.

  59. shawni marie says: July 16, 20103:03 pm

    yes yes, please post a run for that dress. it's amazing!

  60. Lilly Garcia says: July 16, 20103:54 pm

    Beautiful dress, Keiko! It's so delicate yet casual. Absolutely wonderful!

  61. Katherine says: July 16, 20104:13 pm

    The dress is amazzzzing! Please make some! πŸ™‚

  62. Penelope Nightingale says: July 16, 20104:20 pm

    ooh, I love Spotted Moth and your dress is absolutely perfect! I scrolled down right away to see where I could get one! You should definitely make one for your shop! =)

  63. Caroline//Front of a Postcard says: July 16, 20104:34 pm

    I loooove Fleetwood Mac! What's your favorite song? I like Go Your Own Way the best. Love this outfit too, by the way. That lace is absolutely gorgeous. I also love your hair down! It looks so different.

  64. Kirstin Foley says: July 16, 20104:39 pm

    you should definitely make the dress for postlapsaria! it's gorgeous (& so are you πŸ™‚ ). Fleetwood mac & stevie nicks are fantastic…


  65. Amanda says: July 16, 20104:45 pm

    sooooo pretty.
    the hem!
    the way you made it a b&w outfit!
    the see-trhough of the cover!
    pretty lacey princess.

  66. Amanda says: July 16, 20104:45 pm

    P.S. — I wanna be wearing this *right* now.

  67. Jen says: July 16, 20104:58 pm

    I love this look and I can't believe you made this dress. It's stunning! Definitely make some for Postlapsaria.

  68. Erin Cathleen says: July 16, 20105:32 pm

    This dress is so beautiful, it could be a wedding dress. If you sell them I will buy one! Dead serious. It's to die for!

    No need to defend a love for Fleetwood Mac. They're awesome! Stevie Nicks rocked some pretty awesome boho looks in her day. I am likewise inspired. πŸ™‚

  69. Carina says: July 16, 20105:57 pm

    Really love your dress!

  70. Beth Ellen says: July 16, 20107:59 pm

    It's so cute I'd totally buy one if you made it for Postlapsaria!

  71. Mae Lu says: July 16, 20108:26 pm

    I need one seriously great lace dress.

    One perfect, like this.

    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

  72. Storyland Vintage says: July 16, 201010:28 pm

    want. that. dress.

  73. Tara says: July 17, 201012:23 am

    I love "Rhiannon" and you whole outfit is so amazing. I'd love to own all you clothes!

  74. Oreleona says: July 17, 20101:13 am

    i love the dress its very girly and beautiful and the nide pumps are lovely!!!

  75. Meg says: July 17, 20101:22 am

    Your dress is so pretty! I love it! Your bag is really cool too.

  76. ginger jones says: July 17, 20104:50 am

    You look so relaxed and chill with your hair down! Sort of like surfer girls meets the city. xo

  77. Skye says: July 17, 201010:36 am

    You look so different with your hair down :] But amazing, as always.

    I love that dress!! It's so pretty β™₯

  78. Persis Shah says: July 17, 201012:31 pm

    i love your lacey dress…u look like a dream!

    just stumbled across your blog and i have to say its LOVELY! do drop by mine too when you have some time. perhaps we can follow each other! =)


  79. teh bobbi says: July 17, 20102:19 pm

    Yes you should make a limited run! I love that dress!

  80. Paige says: July 17, 20104:55 pm

    It's so pretty! Is it lined?

    Midwest Darling

  81. Anonymous says: July 17, 20106:36 pm

    Please please please do limited run for that dress!

    I am in love with it!!

  82. Anonymous says: July 17, 20106:37 pm

    please make the dress in a limited run πŸ˜€
    its gorgeous!

  83. Yaary says: July 17, 20108:33 pm

    this lace this dress is very awesome and chic! love the nude heels.

  84. xoaria says: July 18, 201012:42 am

    What a gorgeous dress! And it drapes so nicely~

    xo Aria Kai.

  85. Live It Orange says: July 18, 20102:32 am

    Sweet πŸ™‚


  86. Julene says: July 18, 20104:44 am

    Personally I would love to see that dress offered in your store. The real question is how much damage it would do to my carefully budgeting "fun stuff" spending… πŸ™‚

  87. Fatiha Faulzi says: July 18, 201010:44 am

    What a pretty dress! I wish i can sew something like that too.


  88. Chloe says: July 18, 20103:34 pm

    I absolutely LOOVE this dress, amazing.

    chloe **

  89. agnes says: July 18, 20106:00 pm


  90. Courtney. says: July 18, 20107:03 pm

    that dress is beyond amazing, those pumps as well!

  91. Misha says: July 18, 20107:44 pm

    Sooo in love with that bag of yours!

  92. Angelina Lee says: July 18, 20108:11 pm

    Please, please, please make that dress! I will buy it in a heartbeat!

  93. Fashion Butter says: July 18, 20108:57 pm

    BEAUTIFUL dress. really pretty.

  94. Leia says: July 19, 20106:52 am

    You are so beautiful! I love that lace dress πŸ™‚

    β™₯ Leia's Delights

  95. Alydahhlinng says: July 19, 20106:55 am

    Hi! You're absolutely darling! πŸ™‚ Would you mind following me? Please? I'm really trying to get some recognition & it would be an HONOR if you followed me. I just LOVE your looks. πŸ™‚

  96. Friend in Fashion says: July 19, 20107:02 am

    Such a pretty dress – accessorised perfectly with the nude heels!

    Luv, Friend in Fashion

  97. che'lyssa says: July 19, 20107:28 am

    You are simply beautiful!

    Lily Love

    The Attic Find

  98. ...on the brink of something beautiful says: July 19, 20103:17 pm

    love the dress!! and i love your hair down. its perfect- wish mine looked like that πŸ™‚

  99. Gail says: July 19, 20104:37 pm

    If you make that lace dress, I will DEFINITELY buy one!!

  100. Justice Pirate says: July 19, 20105:04 pm

    very very pretty!

  101. Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil says: July 19, 20107:57 pm

    SO gorgeous this lace dress!

  102. Rebekah says: July 19, 20108:45 pm

    YES! Please make this dress! The minute I saw it I was hoping to find out where I could get one!

  103. Valerie says: July 19, 20109:12 pm

    That dress is beautiful!! πŸ™‚

    beauty and the budget

  104. tiana says: July 20, 20107:37 am

    oh my god, i looove your shoes! the color!
    and the dress of course.. you have amazing style <3

  105. Ruby says: July 20, 20103:34 pm

    Yes, yes , you must make that dress for your shop. I am old enuf to be your Mom and I listened to Fleetwood Mac too. I am a pretty young looking fifty and I would totally rock that dress. I could make that work. I am half Japanese and Black and my Aunt's name is Keiko! You are such a beautiful girl embrace your Asian features cause you are gorgeous.

  106. Mae Lu says: July 20, 20105:12 pm

    I wish Id' jumped on the band wagon with the Carpenter Bag, I love how big it is. reminds me of the Alexander Wang bag… Really, it does.

    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

  107. .Alyspank says: July 20, 201010:11 pm

    Oh my God do I want that dress! I've been looking all summer for a white, sundress too buy and fall in love with. I've yet to commit to one… but non that I have liked even compare to how beautiful yours turned out.

    -Weezy from

  108. Caroline says: July 21, 20102:33 am

    I LOVE the dress! I'd buy it if you made it πŸ™‚

  109. Caroline says: July 21, 20103:18 am

    Ok I loved the dress so much, I've featured you in my latest blog post. Hope that's ok (of course I've linked back to you!) .. but please let me know if you'd like me to edit in any way.

  110. Dianne says: July 21, 201011:28 am

    Please put this dress in your shop, i would buy on in a heartbeat [with my imaginary money] xx

  111. emily says: July 22, 20104:35 am

    Keiko, what brand shoes are those? You said Dots….where would I find them? Love the outfit as always! πŸ™‚

  112. Usedandabusedvintage says: July 22, 201012:30 pm

    That dress is amazing! I'd buy one.

    Corinne xx

  113. Rhiannon says: July 28, 20102:28 am

    I was named after that song! Love Fleetwood Mac, and you πŸ™‚

  114. DaΕ‘a says: July 31, 20104:57 pm

    Your dress and shoes are absolutely stunning!

  115. joelle van dyne says: August 12, 20105:30 pm

    zomg MAKE MORE OF THAT DRESS!!! pretty please. i was holding my breath as i scrolled down to see where it was from, thinking it had to be vintage. it is SO beautiful! ~joelle

  116. looseleaves says: September 11, 20102:41 am

    that lace dress. the most perfect thing i have ever seen.