A couple months ago, my darling little kitties shattered my full length mirror. I still haven’t replaced it. I never really think about it when I’m out, nor did I feel it necessary to make a special trip for that sole purpose. That is, until yesterday. You see, I bought this lovely little blush pink dress for $5, wore it to brunch and on an outing with my friend Samara, and then realized…it’s way more sheer than I thought. Though I wore it with the appropriate flesh tone undergarments, I skipped the slip. I caught a glimpse in a store mirror and realized I could completely see my rib tattoo. Which means, when in sunlight, it is probably way worse. Sure enough, I asked Samara and she agreed that it was a little see-through! If I had a full length mirror with which I could examine these issues, I wouldn’t have left the house like that. But Kim is the only one with even a regular sized mirror, and her room is dimly lit.

Needless to say, purchasing a full length mirror is on this week’s agenda. Until then, I will wear slips as a fail-safe. Hope everyone in my neighborhood enjoyed the underwhelming show!

Outfit Details:
inappropriate dress – H&M
Dainty and Demure top – courtesy of ModCloth
belt – from my mom’s shop, Hourglass Consignment
pink socks – from my mom
Seychelles “Romance” boots – courtesy of Seychelles
Coach Madison Brynne bag – courtesy of Coach

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

  1. L says: September 5, 20109:14 pm

    That stinks about your dress! I don't have a full length mirror either and now I'm fully convinced I need to get one. I love this outfit; it is perfectly put together. My favorites are the shoes and the bag. Your blog is always an inspiration.


  2. O. says: September 5, 20109:15 pm

    what a cute outfit, you're adorable.

  3. dear kate says: September 5, 20109:20 pm

    well, you look great in these photos! love the boots with the adorable pink! great look.

  4. like--a--movie says: September 5, 20109:20 pm

    i'm obsessed with that bag.

  5. Collette Osuna says: September 5, 20109:27 pm

    Too funny…..I realized that I had the same issue on my last outfit post…(bet people didnt need to see my zebra bra!!…) good goddd…..lol..you look adorable as always….loving your booties!!

  6. Luinae says: September 5, 20109:28 pm

    Oh my gosh, those SHOES. The colour, the lace ups, the heels- they are divine.

  7. Josephine says: September 5, 20109:28 pm

    $5 wow. it's so pretty! you look gorgeous darling!

  8. eleanor says: September 5, 20109:29 pm

    Oo, thats not good. You look amazing though – that is such a beautiful colour on you! I love the mix of girly garments with those grungy boots.


  9. genevieve, sandbox romance says: September 5, 20109:29 pm

    Eeek! See through is no good, but I'm glad you figured it out! I love how when I opened up this post I could only see he outfit, and not the shoes, and all I could think was "so pretty, pink, lacy, and girly!". This is, until I scrolled just a tiny bit more and saw the heels. Perfect way to mix it up!

  10. Kara says: September 5, 20109:31 pm

    Ha! Yeah… I've done that.


    Perfect lyrics. Perfect outfit. <3

  11. Debraland says: September 5, 20109:38 pm

    Your jacket is amazing, your belt is so great!! I love your outfit!! xOxO.

  12. julia says: September 5, 20109:54 pm

    Haha, "inappropriate dress – H&M". I'm pretty sure others would have thought it to be intentional that your dress was seemingly so sheer. It's quite the trend now (i.e: having a patterned bandeau underneath a sheer top).

    Nevertheless, that is such an adorable dress. You could try finding antique floor-length mirrors at various flea markets and vintage shops. Keep those kitties away from your new one!

  13. kelly ann says: September 5, 201010:18 pm

    well, at least your outfit is absolutely adorable! πŸ˜‰ those boots are to die for.

  14. Kayla says: September 5, 201010:22 pm

    A little tattoo flash never hurt anyone in my opinion. Undergarments however probably only work in certain situations. But I love the shoes… I could have a closet full of Seychelles.
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  15. roxy says: September 5, 201010:42 pm

    lol.. at least you found out!

    i love your dress. super cute


  16. Lulu says: September 5, 201011:15 pm

    yeah, i've totally noticed how popular sheer things are. i could never wear anything sheer though, and i don't consider myself particularly modest.
    on a different note, i LOOOVE those boots! =]

  17. Jennifer Dawn says: September 5, 201011:47 pm

    That dress is lovely! Too bad about how sheer it is. I probably wouldn't have noticed it either.


  18. Natalya's Closet says: September 5, 201011:55 pm

    I've definitely done that before – especially with white or pale colored clothing! I love those boots! XOXO, Natalya

  19. Rebecca from See You in Sweden says: September 6, 20101:39 am

    You look so amazing! Love the soft dress and edge of the boots.

    Hey Keiko, What do you think of the fit of ModCloth? I want to order but I wear a XS usually and I'm not sure if they're S will fit. Do you find their sizes are true to size or run small?

  20. Roseate Spoonbill says: September 6, 20102:04 am

    Crazy! My cat did the same thing, though only a corner of the mirror is broke. Check Target,they have really cheap long mirrors. (Just in case your cats decide to break another one) Lovely dress btw!

  21. anneorshine says: September 6, 20103:00 am

    Love the color combo… your style is always girly and fun!



  22. Kristine says: September 6, 20103:17 am

    Your hair color against your skin complexion is gorgeous. And I am a super fan of this outfit, especially the boots.

  23. Gina says: September 6, 20103:54 am

    i love everything about this outfit, i love your bangs too! that lacey shirt is gorgeous πŸ™‚

    <3 gina

  24. Lemondrop Marie says: September 6, 20104:15 am

    Such a gorgeous color combination. Love the rugged shoes with the ladylike dress.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

  25. Anna R. says: September 6, 20104:25 am

    i love how you put this outfit together. and i love the shoes!

    ps. you should consider posting photos of your closet! i'm sure your reader would be interested in seeing how you organize all of your clothes and accessories.

  26. Rio says: September 6, 20104:30 am

    I have accidentally given a little show before too, not realizing the sheerness of certain clothes! Regardless, it's a super cute dress and a steal for $5! πŸ™‚

  27. chellemorgan says: September 6, 20108:17 am

    I think this has happened to everyone at some point or another! Nevertheless, your outfit is perfectly girly, but the Seychelle boots grunge it up just a touch to add your personality. Love!

    Xo Chelle

  28. Dial V for Vintage says: September 6, 201011:09 am

    That pink lace cardigan is so pretty! πŸ™‚

  29. Eunice says: September 6, 201011:48 am

    you look absolutely gorgeous! love the soft colours

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  30. Venn says: September 6, 201012:13 pm

    love the color of this outfitt and i adore ur tops :))


  31. RΕ«ta says: September 6, 20101:13 pm

    Very nice outfit, love how socks look with the shoes. And great colors.

  32. libys11 says: September 6, 20102:09 pm

    so dainty.. with a touch of touchness from the boots!! πŸ˜€

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  33. Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller says: September 6, 20106:10 pm

    I also lack a full length mirror and I have certainly gone out without a slip a few times that weren't advisable. I kind of blame the clothing these days. Why is everything almost see-through?

    You look lovely though, never would have guessed!

  34. Jessica says: September 6, 20106:17 pm

    Hey Keiko! Can you please show us your tatoo sometime? IΒ΄m thinking about doing one and need inspiration. IΒ΄m thinking yours must be faboulus since you have such great style πŸ™‚

    Also, I am going to Florida for 10 days in October with my boyfriend. Can you give me some inside scoops on things that will make our trip unforgettable? I have a guidebook but the best things never seem to be in there.

    Love from Stockholm, Sweden

  35. Jen says: September 6, 20106:21 pm

    Aww, so sad! I've had that happen to me before and I felt so awkward. Hope you find a lovely mirror somewhere πŸ™‚

  36. Rachael says: September 6, 20107:13 pm

    Thats not good…however, it is a beautiful outfit…just need the slip πŸ™‚


  37. olgaaaa86 says: September 7, 201010:34 am

    You look always nice!! πŸ˜€


  38. Stephanie says: September 7, 20104:47 pm

    Oh not good! I also had such a dress!

    love your outfit, these shoes are cute! :]


  39. Ella Mode says: September 7, 20107:53 pm

    You must have a LOT of confidence to not need a mirror – LOL!

  40. Sophi says: September 7, 201011:18 pm

    I really, really like that belt. The dainty little studs work well with the lace. It's not trying too hard to be contrasty. It's just a nice juxtaposition.

    oh so sophi

  41. Laura says: September 7, 201011:47 pm

    I love your outfit the boots are awesome!!!

  42. Sydney says: September 8, 201012:32 am

    Ah, we've all had that horrible moment where you realize your outfit is see through. You are not alone. I love the nude colors in this outfit, and I have developed a mild obsession with your boots.

  43. Mary Ann says: September 8, 20103:22 am

    I love this little lace jacket thing!

  44. Danielle says: September 8, 20108:47 pm

    Oh no! I would be mortified…

  45. hueys says: September 9, 20101:28 pm

    I love your little lace coat and your awesome boots!

    be careful of this outfit next time (:

  46. norance says: September 10, 20104:45 am

    I've always loved your blog, but now I love it even more because you quoted Bon Iver <3

    PS: Until I get my hands on those boots every outfit I put together from now until then will feel inadequate

  47. Anniii says: September 10, 20107:22 pm

    I love the outfit:)

  48. FASHION ICE says: September 12, 20104:51 am

    lovely outfit. i really like the belt and the boots, the whole outfit is just so feminine and soft! xxo

  49. Maria Ana says: September 12, 20103:53 pm

    The clothes are so feminine and delicate!
    And you are stunning…

  50. Susan says: September 16, 20102:51 am

    I love your blog! You're so so cute! I have this same dress (except mine was $10! lol) and the same problem with it being so sheer. I put a cute fluffy skirt under it which helps a ton…here it is on my blog: http://littlemissfanciepants.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-really-cant-wait-to-get-new-camera.html. I just love it and it looks super cute with leggings! Very ballerina. πŸ™‚

  51. Jessica says: October 9, 201010:38 pm

    I love this look you did! So vintage and feminine, my fav style combo. πŸ™‚
    I found two look-a-like tops to the sold out ModCloth Dainty and Demure top and blogged them here:


    Also put a link to your look here to show how great this top looks on you!

  52. MADEMOISELLE says: October 15, 201011:19 pm

    you're so adorable! the boots are amazing and the socks are uber cuteeee!

    mademoiselle xo

  53. Angela says: October 31, 20101:52 pm

    I was looking back through for some fashion inspiration and thought to leave a comment here. I think (maybe) this is around the time I found your blog and have been enjoying since! Thanks for sharing!

  54. lynngoh says: December 1, 20104:59 am

    LOve LOve KEiko LYnn! I am Lynn too! Nice too meet you! πŸ™‚
    You are so gorgeous!
    Nice outfit too!

    LynnGoh XX