The other day, Bobby and I went to Coach’s Bleecker store to check out the Fall collection. My friend Vanessa invited me with this preface: “…though I love that you still rock your Cambridge, the kitty marks have got to go!!” Aw, poor Cambridge. That bag has served me well. I’m still not going to let it die; it really is my favorite…but I now have a new everyday bag! This must be my lucky week! I ended up picking out the Madison Brynne in a beautiful greyish taupe and I couldn’t be happier. It has the sturdy handles and a chain strap that slips through the bottom, when not in use. Kim made me promise to keep it away from the kitties, which I am absolutely adhering to.

Afterward, Bobby and I went on a little drive to Long Island. On the way home, I fell asleep (I always do) and the last picture is a result of me sleepily trying to get out of the car and failing, twice. All I remember is waking up and saying, “Can I borrow your glasses? My eyes are sleepy.” That makes no sense, but nothing ever does when I’m sleepy. He obliged, like a gentleman. He didn’t even look at me strangely when I groggily asked him if he could take my outfit photo.

Outfit Details:
sheer black jacket – beacon’s closet
lace camisole – thrifted
bow belt – thrifted
brown wrap shirt – express, years ago
glasses – Bobby’s
scalloped shorts – courtesy of Queen’s Wardrobe
Coach Madison Brynne bag – courtesy of Coach
peep toe platforms – courtesy of Nine West

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

p.s. This has nothing to do with the post (except the title), but I’m listening to one of my “happy songs” right now. Some songs that never fail to make me smile are The Cure – Just Like Heaven, The Bird and the Bee – My Love, Broken Social Scene – All to All, Michael Jackson – PYT, Ray LaMontagne – You Are the Best Thing…and so many others. Sometimes I will listen to one of my happy songs right before bed, to make sure I go to sleep with something positive in my head. I already asked my twitter followers, and now I’m asking you! What are your happy songs?

  1. KcomeKarolina says: September 2, 20102:39 pm

    oh! you look lovely 😀

    xoxo from rome

  2. Collette Osuna says: September 2, 20102:41 pm

    You look absolutely FABULOUS!!! Love the colors of this outfit….and the scalloped edges of the skirt..awesome styling!!

  3. amy says: September 2, 20102:41 pm

    Ooh, I was just about to ask if you got some cute new specs, but I see they were on loan. Tres adorable! I happen to love girls in glasses, and not just because I wear them myself.

  4. Lids says: September 2, 20102:43 pm

    Yay, glad you were able to get a new everyday bag! The cambridge was great but it's always nice to change it up!
    LOVE the bow belt! And LOVE Ray Lamontagne's You are the Best Thing… happy just thinking about it 😀

  5. Smacko says: September 2, 20102:44 pm

    I adore this! Totally proves that light brown goes with black 🙂 Loove it.

    P.S. Bobby is too cute, gentlemen are wonderful. <3

    Love and Turtledoves,

  6. Tara says: September 2, 20102:46 pm

    Just Like Heaven is my favourite song of all time! I remember saying that to someone and they said "Your favourite song is called Just Like Kevin?" I guess I should work on my pronunciation!
    Anyway you look gorgeous, I love the new bag!

  7. Rebecca from See You in Sweden says: September 2, 20102:52 pm

    great glasses and new bag!!

  8. Rebecca says: September 2, 20102:53 pm

    I'm loving that bag, and the last picture is adorable.

  9. Ashley J says: September 2, 20102:58 pm

    Great bag in a great color!!! Very jealous!

  10. Lauren says: September 2, 20103:00 pm

    Ever since Jersey Shore, I thought Coach was a rather tacky brand, so I was surprised to see that your bag was from Coach! It does not look like something Snookie would carry. I didn't realize Coach made bags without those god-awful interlocking C's and now I'm beginning to change my mind about them.

  11. Secondhand Smash says: September 2, 20103:00 pm

    Wow, fantastic look! And that Coach bag is delicious.

  12. Rachel says: September 2, 20103:08 pm

    love this outfit, especially those scalloped shorts!
    xoxo Rachel

  13. MrJeffery says: September 2, 20103:11 pm

    awesome. i love your shoos!

  14. Simply Style by veronika says: September 2, 20103:29 pm

    what a beautiful look! I adore the lacey cami, scalloped shorts, belt, and the pairing of glasses.

  15. Diane says: September 2, 20103:42 pm

    the scalloped shorts are too adorable for words 🙂

  16. Lauren says: September 2, 20103:44 pm

    Such a pretty monochromatic romantic look. Really, really like it! Those shoes are to die for!

    Small Time Style

  17. dear kate says: September 2, 20103:53 pm

    i'm loving the colors! fantastic look – and of course, adorable bag!

  18. Jen says: September 2, 20104:10 pm

    That last picture of you is to die for! You are so cute! Love the bag!

  19. Sorcha says: September 2, 20104:31 pm

    That bag is gorgeous. I'm more than a little jealous taht you manage to look adorable-geeky rather than geeky-geeky in those glasses! 😀

  20. kid. says: September 2, 20105:38 pm

    those glasses are so adorable on you, and i LOVE that coach bag. gorgeous.

    just like heaven is also one of my happy songs, along with shimmy shimmy quarter turn by hellogoodbye and capital h by motion city soundtrack.

  21. Greta says: September 2, 20106:12 pm

    Wait, you took these pictures AFTER you woke up? How are you so pretty??

    My happy song is 1901, by Phoenix. 🙂

  22. Lucy, Dear Fish says: September 2, 20106:17 pm

    "Can I borrow your glasses? My eyes are sleepy." So cute! I have been known to say such funny things like that when I first wake up too. After seeing Inception I woke up and told my friend that I needed to get a glass of water but I couldn't because I was stuck in my dream. So silly!
    I think a lot of my happy songs are Paul Simon, they remind me of dancing around with my parents when I was a little kid. Also 'Janglin' by Edward Sharpe, 'Bobcat Tracks' by Old Crow Medicine Show and 'Take it Easy' by Surfer Blood.

  23. Stephanie says: September 2, 20106:28 pm

    love,love,love,…LOVE it :] Great outfit, those heels are amazing!

  24. Alexandra says: September 2, 20106:29 pm

    Lovely outfit Keiko! Love the warm tones with the black. You look gorgeous as usual.

    Love Alexandra

  25. Rachael says: September 2, 20106:46 pm

    Love the scalloped shorts, I'm checking out their link right now. Love those glasses too!

  26. Sarah says: September 2, 20107:12 pm

    I love this whole look. Those shorts are so amazing. I wish I could find some like that.
    Love your blog!

  27. Mary @ stylefyles says: September 2, 20107:25 pm

    Officially in love with this outfit, and I love the space you've found to take your photos at. Those painted bricks are supreme. Their pop of color really makes your neutrals stand out!

  28. Michelle Doellman says: September 2, 20107:40 pm

    As a former employee and still huge fan of Coach, this Madison bag is fantastic! The color looks much more taupey in your photos than the photos on Coach's website. The website photos look more gray. Also the Cambridge collection was fantastic! I loved the deep plum and metallic blue colors from that collection!

  29. Hooked on Shoes says: September 2, 20107:47 pm

    I adooooore your shoes! And you look lovely as well, of course.

    When I need a little pick-me-up, I usually go for oldskool songs that I can fullscale singalong to. 'Boogie wonderland' from Earth Wind & Fire brightens me up like no other. Also 'Does your mother know' (Abba), 'How do you do' (Roxette) and pretty much anything by The Kooks.

  30. Monique says: September 2, 20108:08 pm

    Very very chic!! Love the shoes!

  31. angsthase says: September 2, 20108:08 pm

    Wild Thing – The Troggs, Doctor Doctor – UFO. Sort of cheery-angry energy, but in a very, very good way 🙂 Those shoes are just beautiful!

  32. Christina says: September 2, 20108:58 pm

    Loving your blog and those scalloped shorts!

  33. eleanor says: September 2, 20109:27 pm

    I love that you combined black and the nude/brown colour all throughout the outfit! You look gorgeous.


  34. Fia says: September 2, 201010:05 pm

    I love this looks. So clever with the browns and blacks.

    Happy songs for me are ones that make me want to jump around. 🙂

  35. libys11 says: September 2, 201010:58 pm

    im always so mesmerized with those shorts!!! aaaahhh!!!

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  36. Anonymous says: September 2, 201011:08 pm

    keiko your so lovely! how do you do it?

    i can't think of a happy song at the moment but any Beatles song makes me happy actually 🙂

  37. Danielle says: September 2, 201011:20 pm

    Cute shorts!

  38. Kate Rose says: September 2, 201011:52 pm

    I love how all of your looks have an element of cuteness to them
    happy songs: Sleeping In by the Postal Service, She's Got You High by Mumm-Ra, ooh definitely Here Comes the Sun!

  39. dred says: September 3, 201012:32 am

    your bag is really nice. and i stil can't over your cute scalloped shorts! xx

  40. Lovers, Saints & Sailors says: September 3, 20102:05 am

    Oh my gosh that last picture is just so cute!

  41. Tina says: September 3, 20103:46 am

    You look peachy!! Love the outfit, especially how you combined the nude/brown/black into such a great combo.

    One of my favorite happy songs is Do You Believe In Magic? by The Lovin' Spoonful!! One of the best songs ever.

  42. Fatiha Faulzi says: September 3, 20107:13 am

    Those scalloped shorts again! Think it's like a calling for me to hunt down a pair for myself.


  43. Radica says: September 3, 20107:46 am

    I love the new bag and this whole look!
    So cute!

  44. chellemorgan says: September 3, 20108:46 am

    So in love with those scalloped shorts, and the belted black jacket is perfect. The whole outfit is lovely 🙂

    Xo Chelle

  45. Sophia says: September 3, 20109:24 am

    Love the geeky glasses 😉

    My happy song is An Eluardian Instance by of Montreal. Best ever!

  46. Venn says: September 3, 201012:00 pm

    u look lovelyy,, n im still drooling over ur scallop short!


  47. faye lu says: September 3, 20101:55 pm

    love love love the shorts!~ i wish i could sew >.<

  48. The Littlest Smitten says: September 3, 20102:20 pm

    I have so many happy songs but Sunlight in Jar by The Lucksmiths always makes me smile. Glitter and Twang by Tullycraft. Oh and I love to dance around to Pure by The Lighting Seeds.

  49. Kat says: September 3, 20102:40 pm


    I loved this post (really the outfit) so much that I've added you to my favorite links. Keep the beautiful outfit posts coming.


  50. Nadia says: September 3, 20103:17 pm

    One of my happy songs:Lily Allen (the only song from her I really like) – Smile
    And also Norah Jones – Sunrise and Fiona Apple – Criminal!

    Love your outfit and the colors (:

  51. Natalya's Closet says: September 3, 20106:03 pm

    That last pic of you is so great! And those shoes are to die for! Great outfit post as usual! XOXO, Natalya

  52. Laura says: September 3, 20106:14 pm

    Love the outfit, especially the belt!

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  53. Em-Jae says: September 3, 20106:41 pm

    SCALLOPED SHORTS?! Omg, I love.

    Nice purse find — looks versatile, sturdy and beautiful.

    My happy songs:
    Mostar Diving Club: "The Honey Tree"
    Otis Redding: "Try A Little Tenderness"
    Lykke Li: "Little Bit"

  54. FASHION ICE says: September 3, 20108:57 pm

    that bag is amazing! xxo

  55. Elle says: September 4, 20103:16 am

    "Romeo's Tune," Steve Forbert – great song (1970s)
    "Tenderness," General Public
    "Steal My Sunshine," Len
    "Postcards from Italy,"( Beirut kind of happy + sad)
    "Fairytale of New York," The Pogues (also kind of a bittersweet mixture)
    "4th of July, Asbury Park (Sandy)" Bruce Springsteen
    "Rosalita," Bruce Springsteen
    "Chicago, "Sufjan Stevens

  56. Sophie Fish says: September 4, 20103:48 pm

    Love the colors and the whole outfit but my favorites?
    The lace camisole and the bag.

  57. Flora says: September 4, 20105:06 pm

    Fabulous bag, I'm so jealous! (but a positive jealousy)
    My fav happy song today is Here comes your man by Pixies, it's so catchy!

  58. Could I Have That? says: September 4, 20106:51 pm

    love the darling scalloped edges on the shorts!

  59. Becca Jane says: September 4, 20106:55 pm

    Those queen's wardrobe shorts have been haunting me all summer and I still haven't gotten them! They look fabulous on you though, must say.

    Also? Love love that bag – it's fantastic!

  60. Jo says: September 4, 20107:08 pm

    that shorts and that belt are so damn cute!
    The Pixies "here comes your man" is one of my favorite happy songs (:

  61. Bad Taste Toast says: September 4, 201011:06 pm

    Haha you look so cute in the last photo 😀 I love the shoes so much, they look so chic! Okay the rest of the outfit too, but the shoes are amazing! 🙂

  62. Amber Whitecliffe and Hilary Johnston says: September 5, 201012:51 am

    just discovered your blog! what a cute outfit! love the scalloped edge on your shorts 🙂 love x

  63. Lirong says: September 5, 20106:01 am

    love your shorts!! they totally remind me of Chloe!

  64. Justyna says: September 5, 20104:36 pm

    totally stunning and inspirational! love all the different shades of coffee brown! j'adore!



  65. Meshack says: September 5, 201010:53 pm

    I absolutely ADORE THIS!!! 😀 the color combo is gorgeous!

  66. curiousmood says: September 6, 201011:48 am

    Great outfit! I love the belt!


  67. Ella Mode says: September 7, 20108:00 pm

    I love this. The sweater with the belt and then those shorts are really neat. I have a similar COACH Madison bag, actually 3 (wanted 1 or 2, but owning three was unintentional and a long, long story).

  68. Andie says: September 7, 201010:31 pm

    happy songs? you make my dreams come true by hall & oates 🙂