Give Yourself Away, Feel the Wind Blow

Excuse my banged up legs. I have a new bruise or scrape on a daily basis. I’d like to think it balances out the girly lace.

Outfit Details:
reconstructed lace blouse – thrifted (altered by me)
silk camisole – Express
vintage Sonia Rykiel belt – Hourglass Consignment
stiff satin skirt – Postlapsaria.com (made by me)
purple heels – Nine West, gift from my mom

Despite my recent bad luck, I can’t help but feel like things are going to change for the better. They haven’t yet, but they will. I feel it in my little pinky finger. 

I’d write a little more, but I’m a little busy catching up on my email. Three down; two thousand, five hundred and fifty-two to go. No, seriously. It just keeps growing. At this point, I am just scanning the subjects and looking for emails of importance. I can’t take it!

-Keiko Lynn

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  1. i think this might be one of my favorite outfits of yours, minus the shoes. i feel that you really excel at putting together outfits, but when it comes to hats and shoes you have an unfortunate habit of making the wrong choice, and as a result the outfit doesn’t turn out nearly as cute as it otherwise could have been. a simple brown leather or black patent shoe would have been perfect with this outfit, but your choice of the lavender shoe seems to knock heads a bit both with the overall style and look of this outfit, but the color scheme as well. lavender really doesn’t collaborate with that beautiful plum-tinted raspberry shade you’re wearing.
    that being said, i do think you look beautiful, as always. by taking my advice, however, and paying more attention to your choice of footwear and how it blends with the rest of your outfit to create a look, i think you can really take your style up to the next level.

  2. love the look especially how the shinniness/silkiness of the skirt balances out the frilliness of the top! have fun going through all your emails 😀


  3. Wow! I love the colour contrast between the top and the skirt. Also the way the top almost has a Pirates of the Caribbean vibe with the cream and the lace but the skirt pulls it back and makes it look cute instead of costumey 🙂

    As for the email thing, I feel your pain. Ever since my laptop broke I’ve been playing catchup and I’m on the verge of deleting everything.

  4. I got my new issue of BUST in the post yesterday, I wanted to say how much I love your outfit and your interview! I’m completely addicted to your blog and you are definitely a fashion inspiration to me.

  5. I read your blog from time to time and thought I would leave a tip. I’m a cosmetologist and specially certified in microdermabrasion and wet blade facials. I wouldn’t use cetaphil or neutrgena products because the ph levels are not low enough to penetrate your skin, almost every drugstore brand is like this. You should use products that are cosmecueticals because they are FDA approved and guarenteed to cleanse well. Also you should always use a sunBLOCK -anything above SPF 15- sunSCREEN doesn’t protect your skin from the damaging rays and you’ll be able to see all that in 10- 20 yrs.

  6. Hey! sorry I never did get to email you to say that I received the scarf in the end – I’ve posted pictures of myself wearing it on my blog! I love it!

  7. You have such gorgeous lips and always wear the most striking colors on them. What are your top 5 favorite/most used lipsticks?

  8. Thank you! My staple lipsticks are:

    Clinique Bamboo Pink (shimmery neutral)
    Clinique Black Honey (sheer red; it makes you look like you just had a popsicle)
    MAC Hug Me (neutral, slight gloss)
    MAC Dubonnet (rich, deep red)
    Maybelline Wetshine in Pink Carats (shimmery pink – discontinued)

    The one I’m wearing in this picture is Maybelline Heather. Another lip staple for me is MAC Alta Moda, which is a prolongwear. It’s super dark and dramatic, so it’s reserved for late nights/special occasions.