Outfits

Me and Tessa Marie








Having Tessa here was a dream. I love all of my sisters, but Tessa is my favorite. She’s everyone’s favorite. If any of my sisters, mom, or grandma say otherwise, they are fibbing through their teeth. My great grandma, at least, admitted her favoritism: “I love all of you girls. I just love Tessa a little bit more.” My grandma replied, “Mother, that’s not nice! I love all of you girls equally. But Tessa is very special.”

It’s not just because she’s the baby. She’s just one of a kind – so genuine and sweet, and 100% her own person. She does her own thing and never seems to be susceptible to peer pressure. She’s wildly intelligent and she has a killer sense of humor, to boot. When she decided to dye her hair blue (just as mine was, in college), her dad’s friend said “She’s just finding herself.” When they called her into the room, Tessa replied, “One minute! I’m busy finding myself!”

In short, I love her. I miss her. I miss all of my sisters. It’s a shame we’re all so different, only because we choose different areas to reside in, according to our own tastes. It does keep the fighting to a minimum, though. Absence makes the heart grown fonder.

Outfit Details:
Elizabeth and James dress – Gilt (click if you need an invitation)
belt – thrifted
cardigan thingy – beacon’s?, slightly altered (I just rolled the sleeves and machine stitched them)
Love to Strut heels – courtesy of ModCloth
Carpenter bee bag – courtesy of Spotted Moth

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

p.s. While on the brooklyn bridge, I ran into a lovely reader named Leah (not sure if she spells it that way). It was really cool. Funny that I was having my outfit photo taken!
p.p.s. I realize that saying I have a favorite makes me sound like a jerk. Rest assured, I love all of my sisters. We just all dote on the wee one;)

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  1. Awwww, too sweet! I'm glad your sis is confident in being her own person. It usually takes way too long to get to that place, so good for her! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. OMG love those heart heels! they are too cute :)!!!

    i have two sisters and i could never choose a favorite. they are both going to be maids of honor at my wedding next year!

  3. Awww…this post makes me sad. I've always wanted a sister but it just didn't happen. I have two brothers x_x I'm sure it's not the same at all. Oh well..

    Yasmeen

    PS: Love the shoes. ModCloth does it again ๐Ÿ˜›

  4. u r as lovely as always!! :)) i love the shoess!! anyway,, i always wanted to have a sister but unfortunetly , i dont have any,, but at least i have my youger bro :))!!

    xoxo

  5. That made me smile with the bit about your sister finding herself– what a spunky gal! Being an only child, I never personally had any familial sister bond. But that's why I'm fortunate to have such close friends. ๐Ÿ™‚

    and PS: the outfit with THOSE SHOES is so put together and darling!

    Toast with Charmalade

  6. Your sister sounds amazing!

    My brothers and I all live states away. It sucks because we don't see each other often, but the benefit is definitely not fighting!

  7. I have 2 sisters. We're all so different, & I probably wouldn't "hang out" with them if we met & weren't related. But I love them a lot and I'm always glad to see them ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keiko – I love your dresses. Just curious, do you wear pants or shorts much? I'm guessing shorts aren't your style since you seem more girly. (I love dresses, but in this summer heat I have been wearing shorts quite a bit…)

  8. Haha I think it's sweet that you all have an extra special bond with the littlest sis.

    I really love your outfit. ๐Ÿ™‚ Gorgeous, as always.

  9. Oh, your sister sounds amazing. ๐Ÿ™‚ The story about your grandmother and great grandmother really cracked me up!

    Tessa's hair is all sorts of awesome too.

    B from A plus B

  10. Haha that's so cute!

    I have 3 sisters myself (one is my twin) and we all play the favorites question with my mom and grandma. haha.
    I think we all like my twin the most too cause she's the youngest (born 45 minutes after me) and just so darn cute and sweet and just plain ol' awesome. Yay sisters!

  11. Your sister is adorable! I love my little brother, but I wish sometimes I had a sister, too.

    Oh, and thank you so much for introducing me to Gilt with this post. It's now my new favorite store. ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. what a sweet post! and those shoes are beyond adorable! I have two sisters (one older, one younger) but as it turns out, it's my big brother who everyone loves! we always say the reason he turned out so well is from living in a family of girls!

  13. You two look so cute ๐Ÿ™‚ I hadn't thought that this is your sister though, you look so different.
    I dyed my hair purple when i was 15 and my Mum nearly fainted. But I think you have try out what you like at this age and she looks as if she's a very nice and happy little lady ๐Ÿ™‚
    Btw I love your matching shoes and bag1 especially the shoes with the hearts <3

  14. I can't imagine having such an amazing strong style setter to look up to as you whilst growing up. I am sure that it has let her explore her individuality so much more freely. You two are infinitely adorable together.

    naomi.

  15. Hey, its okay to have a favorite. I have 5 nieces and nephews, but one of them has grabbed my heart the most. He is down right darling, and seems so much older for his age. The kid is 4, and he is pretty much a master in chess.

  16. i think i understand … .we prefer to be around some people more than others its just life.

    besides i understand that shes the baby everyone must dote on her ..

    i do think that dying her hair blue was a way of trying to find herself lol .shes experimenting with style and rebelling a little with cookie cutter hairstyles.. just as you dont continue to have blue hair now ..she will one say not have blue hair either .. it was just a way of expression at a certain time in your life..

  17. i think i understand … .we prefer to be around some people more than others its just life.

    besides i understand that shes the baby everyone must dote on her ..

    i do think that dying her hair blue was a way of trying to find herself lol .shes experimenting with style and rebelling a little with cookie cutter hairstyles.. just as you dont continue to have blue hair now ..she will one say not have blue hair either .. it was just a way of expression at a certain time in your life..

  18. Oh my. Your family sounds like such a fun bunch, and the pictures with Tessa are utterly adorable! Gosh, I love her hair.

    I'm completely obsessed with your shoes, I think. They're darling, and the little hearts are so much fun! They go super well with the bag, and the dress is the most lovely shade. Great injection of color!!

    I wanted to give you a quickie heads up. I know it's not at all exciting, as I;m a totally new blogger, but I've linked you from my blog! I hope you don't mind (if you do, just shoot me an email or something). You're a huge inspiration to me; you always have such wild, fun outfits. I wish I had your self confidence when it comes to clothing, and reading this is certainly helping!! Oh, and I LOVE your stories. Especially about people's reactions to your clothing on the street; your descriptions always make me smile!

  19. I love my sister. I just love her in a less shouty way now that she's on a different continent.

    I have blue hair at the moment, too. I love it, and I forget that it's weird, sometimes. It's how I feel like I should look, at least for now. Do you have any photos of you with blue hair that you would be willing to share?

  20. Hello Keiko,
    It's Lia! The reader you met on the bridge! It was very nice to meet you after being an reader of your blog for about a year now! So fun to see you wearing an outfit in person and seeing the end results on the blog!
    <3
    Lia