Makeup, Outfits

Redolent of Orchids

I had every intention of posting these yesterday, but a handsome little prince named Kitty Boos decided to chew straight through my charger. I do adore my little critters, but sometimes they can be little rascals. Right now they are sleeping like little angels – and thus, we begin the calm before the inevitable storm. I don’t know what has gotten into them the past couple of weeks – maybe they’re bored. I think they just need their new cat condo to arrive, and soon. They outgrew (and broke) the old one. Meanwhile, Miku is a perfect little princess and they could learn a thing or two from her.

H&M had a whole rack of these dresses on sale ($15), in various colors. They must have had a difficult time selling them, because they were extremely abundant – either that, or they just made way too many. Though a little hesitant in my purchase, wondering if every girl in the world would have this exact dress, I was won over by the pale pink. Plus, I’m a sucker for fringe and loose fitting dresses of versatility. I thought about removing the bottom band and letting the fringe hang loose, but it’s bound to get caught on everything, so I’m leaving it be. As for the bag, it couldn’t be more ideal. Maybe my dress isn’t exactly unique, but the bag certainly is. My mom gives me the most amazing gifts.

Outfit Details:
blazer: H&M
fringe dress: H&M
belt: thrifted
vintage bag: a gift from my mom, from her store, Hourglass Consignment
shoes: Jeffrey Campbell

Makeup notes: julie hewett cheekie cheek and lip shine in Bette on lips, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Refined on cheeks

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

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  1. That delicate pink really does bring to mind orchids or tiny tea roses budding on a window sill on a spring morning. I don't think every other girl in the world would have this dress, and even if she did, no one wears her clothes quite like you do, so you can feel assured that you will always be that unique girl on the street.

    It's a fantastic outfit, and that bag! wow!

    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

  2. I havent seen the dress yet, and I think it would be so cute with the fringes hanging down, and holy hell that bag is amazing!!!


  3. Oh my God! That bag! It's killin' me! That dress looks great on you, by the way. I'm sure you'll wear it better than at least 99.8% of its other owners. πŸ˜€

  4. They had racks of those dresses at H&M here in Canada too. I just think they didn't sell. Most people can't handle fringe or are unsure how to wear it. I checked it out but they had none that would fit me (They don't carry plus size, but I score pretty often as they have really nice x-large or size 16 that are suppose to fit loose, but fit me well haha)
    Glad to see atleast someone bought one those dresses. I happened to wear my new H&M dress today too.

  5. Sort of random but the picture of you in the title part of your blog 1) is really pretty and 2) reminds me a lot of the character Angela from the show Bones. I've been trying to figure out who the pic reminded me of for awhile now. >.O Fewf, glad I finally did.

    Love the dress that maybe everyone else has. I wish I had it!

  6. ugg i'm going to australia tomorrow and I wish that I had time to go to find an H&M! I've been seeing lots of stuff (a cutie pair of sun glasses) I want from it lately!! i want to go get this dress. it looks great w/ the belt!

  7. i really like that cool handbag your mother gifted you from her own consignment shop. i love those beautiful jeffrey campbell shoes too. your h&m finds are wonderful-that dress is so pretty and fem.

  8. A pretty pink fringe dress! That's the first one I've seen. πŸ™‚

    Anyway I've been having a similar problem. I have two cats and one is a perfect angel (everyone who meets him-even cat haters-falls in love with him) while the other is quite naughty. He is snobby, doesn't like being petted and pees on everything!

    He seems to do it on purpose too. Pee on clothes, beds, desks and papers for school. Sheesh πŸ˜›

    B from A plus B

  9. I'm completely head over heels in love with your bag, if you ever decided to sell it, I'd like to be the first to know cause it's amazing.
    I love your dress too, fringing is one of my new fascinations but I'm yet to invest in any pieces. Biding my time! But you look stunning!

  10. I have you in my links for some time and IΒ΄m watching your outfits regularly and always love them , but this time itΒ΄s just outrageous!! I would give anything for the bag! and you even managed to persuade me I should check out this h&m dress.

  11. I am a new follower and I already adore your blog πŸ™‚

    Ahh, such a wonderful outfit.
    1. I am in LOVE with your bag! Isn't it beautiful!
    2. That dress is gorgeous.
    3. YOU are gorgeous.
    4. Those shoes are amazing and such a pretty shade of grey!

    Phew, I think I'm done now…


  12. That bag is the absolutely amazing! And in turn, your mum is amazing! πŸ™‚ I don't think I can properly express my love for that bag in comment form… πŸ™‚

  13. I saw this dress in H&M yesterday, and i really liked it (although I couldn't be bothered to try it on, the lines were insane!). It looks great on you, it's so interesting to see how you styled it, because I was totally picturing it as a night look, but it also looks fantastic here.

  14. Hello there!
    I'm totally in love with your blog. And the outfit in this pictures is totally adorable and stunning. Those heels are so breathtaking! Loveee it!
    Kristel πŸ™‚

  15. Even if everyone and their grandmother has a similar dress, I still think it looks adorable! I love the pale pink colour with the grey, it's such a lovely combination =).

  16. I just stumbled across your blog and love it!! your style is so unique and chic, and i love that you live in brooklyn, my bf has just passed the nyc law bar exam and we hope to move to brooklyn in 2yrs once he has finished studying everything else. It looks like such an amazing place to live! it'll be big change to rural Ireland where i live now! πŸ™‚ x

  17. You look so pretty in your new little dress!!!! I love the fringe it's a modern version of those fringe-y garments that were rather popular in the 60's.

  18. I love the texture of that dress. Despite what you say I think it is very unique! That carpet bag gorgeous. And you're wearing another lovely blazer! Love the entire outfit.

  19. Hi Keiko Lynn! I've been reading your blog for a couple of days now. Just recently, I'm becoming more interested into fashion and somehow I stumbled on your blog. You're such a stylish person! I especially like your outfit in this entry – the dress, the blazer, the bag, and shoes!(read: sophistication with a vitage vibe) I really love it!β™₯

  20. This is seriously so super pretty… the suede of the shoes and the color is so soft, a perfect compliment to the pink, and love that navy belt and the bag… .ahhhhhhhhh!!!