I’m a Lover, Not a Fighter.

Outfit Details: thrifted blazer, thrifted dress (altered), vintage gloves, 80%20 shoes, vintage belt, tights from Urban Outfitters.

We’re gearing up for the Bust Craftacular (December 6th!) and I’m behind on my posts. Luckily, I have quite a few from last week, because I’ve been busy/pajama-ing the last few days while I work/punch myself in the face repeatedly. Nevertheless, it’s nice to look back and think, “Last week was awesome.” I met up with my good friend Jason (my prom date!) and his boyfriend for lunch. I love seeing Jason because we can go a year without seeing each other and pick up right where we left off. Friends like that are hard to come by.

That was last week. This week has been a bash my head against the wall kind of week – but I’ll save the sorry details for my friends, bless their patient little hearts. I’ll just say that I’ve heard “You have the worst luck of anyone I know” more and more these days. It doesn’t take much to make me happy; it really doesn’t. It just seems like things keep going awry and it’s rather frustrating if not downright maddening!

Yesterday, I sat at my sewing machine looking defeated and on the verge of tears. Kim walked up to me and said, “Do you need a hug? You look like you need hug.”

I did. It helped.

Sometimes you just need a little reminder that it isn’t the whole world who is against you. I always have my friends and family.

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

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  1. You have had such a rough time this year! I don't know why we have to go through these bad patches; it's very unfair. I hope it passes soon, and that brighter days are ahead.

    * virtual hug *

    (And my kitteh wants to give you a hug too, but his paws are muddy and would ruin your dress, so he'll just have to wait).

    Andrea xx

  2. aww! well i pray your week gets better!!! Everytime when i'm down i treat myself to a sweet treat and watch cartoons ^_^

    and i loooooooooooove the blazer xD


  3. I love your gloves! vintage gloves are the best! Already nicely worn in… I have a fabulous fuschia set that I LOVE and wear all the time!


  4. your sister sounds really nice!

    i loveeee your style and your clothes. one day i will buy from your store but right now im concerned that it either wont fit me or will look bad. but soon enough i will bite the bullet and purchase something.

    love xx
    p.s – i've been a fan of your blog since about may and im so glad to have discovered it!!

  5. love those gloves and the patterned tights !

    its good that you have ur mind on the positive side . its true that ur friends and family are there by ur side . dont ever loose them . it's not purchase-able like clothes .

  6. I have similar tights! When I bought them I thought the chevron would meet up in the front like these do…they do not, they only meet up on the sides. I need these ones!

  7. i had thee worst week and thanksgiving ever! so maybe it's just something in the air! things normally run pretty smoothly. but it was one thing after another. big things too. so i feel your pain! things are turning around…moving into a more positive, peaceful and easy flowing energy! yes (please)!

  8. Sounds like you're really going through a rough patch. Just want you to know I'm thinking happy thoughts for you—as I'm sure many others here are as well. Hope things get better very soon. All the best! -Piper

  9. I'm sorry things aren't going so well, it's not nice when things spiral out of your control. On the brighter side however I absolutely adore the gloves you have on in these pictures! Seriously I have wanted some like that for SO long!

  10. Those gloves are so great. I've been visiting your blog for a bit but this is the first time i've commented. Not sure why. All your posts are fabulous. Keep your head up. 🙂

  11. That belt is AMAZING. And hang in there. We all have our days (or weeks) where we just want to cry and not do anything at all.. but you have to push through and when you see the fruits of your labor, you will be so proud of yourself. <3

  12. The shoe color matches the jacket but it doesn’t mean that if the color matches it’s perfect for the outfit. I thought the outfit is fabulous but the shoes are a disaster. You should’ve worn blue high heels or anything that looks sophisticated and a little more feminine to look at.