Hello, Hapa

I get really excited when I’m in Japanese magazines, because as a mere Hapa, I have Asian envy. ViVi did a little feature on DIY fashion and it looks like I’m in good company – hi, Tavi! I bought this dress at H&M before I even moved to New York (I was just visiting). The sleeves hit right at the waist line and were oddly puffy at the bottom, making me look like Humpty Dumpty. I shortened the sleeves and also the hemline, adding a black trim to both. As for the shoes, I just put on some cute little vintage shoe clips that my mom gave to me. Voila, a [slightly] new outfit!

Outfit Details:
dress: H&M, modified by me
bow sash: available at Postlapsaria.com
Cambridge Zip Top Tote: courtesy of Coach
shoes: Target
shoe clips: from my mommy

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

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  1. Congrats! I heart ViVi, so I'll be looking forward to seeing the actual story when I pick up my copy. I also heart the dress: the colour is gorgeous. So feminine and sweet…loves!

  2. Asian envy?! We full Asians are so jealous of Hapas for their stunningly good looks! And you are the most beautiful of them all πŸ™‚

  3. OH my gosh i can't believe your in Vivi! I actually glance at their amazing fashions from time to time, that's super amazing! Great images too, I love that dress- and the shoes! take care!

  4. Ahhh congrats on ViVi, I pick up my copy at Family Mart every month & I can't wait to see my fav. blogger in there πŸ™‚

  5. Mere hapa? What you talking about gorgeous? As a plain old Asian in Hawaii, I am always suffering from hapa envy! Cute dress, love that shade of green.

  6. Marjorie P. says:

    I just bought that dress at a Buffalo Exchange! I am in love with it, puffy sleeves and all πŸ™‚ It is such a treat to see you in it! Love the bow sash too.

  7. Congrats on the Vivi feature! That's so cool. I really like what you did to the dress, wish I knew how to moidfy some of my own dresses.



  8. I saw this in Vivi too…and I always get excited whenever I see bloggers I recognise. Well done!! I really love what you did with the dress too, I'd never have thought it was originally H&M!

  9. I've been reading your blog for a LONG time, but have never commented. I live in Japan this year, and saw this feature while flipping through a magazine at the hairdresser. I got so excited and almost started explaining to the hairdressser that "I know this girl!", but then realised… I don't! Feels like it though – thanks for the lovely reads πŸ™‚

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  11. You are amazing! ViVi mag is so hot in Asian man! You are hot too, Chic! <3 I am so impress bout you! Great!
    You are amazing, Just The Way You Are

    LynnGoh XX