Some readers have expressed concern over the lack of color in my ensembles, as of late. It didn’t even occur to me until it was pointed out! I guess I have been gravitating toward more muted tones; I tend to go through phases. I felt like being very colorful, so I threw on some primary hues and MAC Russian Red lipstick. I always feel a little silly when I buy Forever 21 and H&M stuff second hand, but I really liked that this could be worn as a dress or as a vest, and that it was under $10.

One thing can be said about wearing bright colors: it makes it almost impossible to be in a bad mood!

Outfit Details:
Forever 21 wrap dress (worn as vest) and Calvin Klein heels – Beacon’s Closet
Yellow satchel – courtesy of Cambridge Satchel Company
Walk ‘n roll top and blue skirt (from last year; no longer available) – courtesy of ModCloth
belt – thrifted

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

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  1. cézanne says:

    I love red lipstick and I love it on you! Your hair looks really adorable wavy too.

  2. Fabiola "Fab" says:

    I WANT your shoes!! and ofcourse the whole outfit!

  3. KMart says:

    I love the red lipstick too! It completes the look. And, I love how creative you got by wearing a dress as a vest. Our designers at kmartdesign.com are always saying to wear things differently and in unexpected ways.

  4. Amber Rose says:

    I'm loving this vest on you. And the wavy hair- reminds me of mine!

    And there's nothing wrong with muted colors– makes you feel sophisticated or like an old-fashioned stunner (or at least to me it does!).

    Anyhow, have a lovely evening sweet girl!

  5. Ashley says:

    I like how you wore this dress as a vest, it adds so much color and femininity to your outfit. And your shoes totally rock!

    xoxo, Ashley

  6. Laura says:

    I love your bag! I have that one too. 🙂

  7. Anonymous says:

    i think i saw you the other day in the west village 😀
    you had a pretty white lace dress and you were with two girls. i got starstruck for a minute.

  8. Lisa says:

    I love your blog! I've been a subscriber for a while now.
    I'm posting a little inspiration post about your blog over on my blog!
    Come check it out! The post will be up tomorrow. Take care!

    Butterflies and Daisys Vintage

  9. Santina says:

    Blue and yellow is such a happy color combination!


  10. Hal says:

    that's a great bag .. the lines are very deliberate which is not usually what i like, but i would definitely carry it. it goes really well with the blue! xo


  11. Hal says:

    that's a great bag .. the lines are very deliberate which is not usually what i like, but i would definitely carry it. it goes really well with the blue! xo


  12. Sabrina says:

    I think you look great no matter what you wear! From what I've seen you do a great mix of everything from neutrals, to mixing in color, to darker contrasts etc. Don't change anything! Although this is an inspiring look for me. I rarely wear brights – never brave enough.

    Love your blog!

  13. Meg! says:

    I love that wrap dress/vest you've got going on! I love the print; somehow it fits the "Russian red" lipstick. It gives me a Russian vibe. Maybe I'm insane. Anyway, this whole outfit is so cute and fun, and I love your hair down!

  14. Becca Jane says:

    nothing wrong with muted tones, I don't think, but I have to say that I do love the pretty bright colours in this outfit! That skirt is fantastic.

  15. Molly Elizabeth says:

    so cute lady! just so you know, i look forward to your next post. you're my favorite! -i sound like such a creeper haha. keep postin ma'am!

  16. Maggie ☮ says:

    I always wear bright colors when I'm feeling down 🙂 always feeling fab 🙂

    You look bright and sunny love =]

  17. Charmalade says:

    Your hair is down and you're wearing bright primary colors, who are you, lady??? But you're amazing, you look especially happyadorable in the third picture!

    Toast with Charmalade

  18. Rebecca says:

    Russian Red is one of my favorite lipsticks, and it goes well with your blue and white outfit.

  19. sewseas says:

    Woo! I love the bright colors! The red lipstick & yellow purse are for sure the win! I adore the wrap dress as a vest too! <3

  20. Alyssa says:

    I love the creativity of the dress used as a vest. I would have never thought of that! I love your blog! You give me so much fashion inspiration! Kudos to you!

  21. Joanna says:

    Those shoes are so lovely! That shade of lipstick looks amazing on you 🙂

  22. number the first says:

    That lip colour is something kinda wonderful ♥ everybody needs a colour pick-me-up sometimes. Its true is impossible to be glum when you're so bright

  23. Smacko says:

    Ahh! I totally bought of one their satchels today, like just now! I bought the chestnut in 15" and I'm soooo excited to get it. :)))

    Love and Turtledoves,

  24. MissMarbelle says:

    That yellow satchel really pops! Fantastic colour. And your hair looks gorgeous too (not that it doesn't always 😉 )

  25. genevieve, sandbox romance says:

    Colors colors everywhere! Love the cardi, the bag, and especially your lip shade! Oh, and your hair looks marvelous.

  26. Chickems says:

    You are great, really. Everything you wear is cute and an inspiration.

  27. eleanor says:

    You wore all the colours perfectly! You look gorgeous. And how incredible are those shoes!?


  28. What Ner is saying says:

    Your hair looks fabulous!…and I love the primary color scheme!

  29. Delightfully Tacky says:

    Aw, Keiko, this outfit is adorable. Primary colors are so fun, and I love that bright satchel. Now you've got me thinking of gettin my primary colors on!
    And as always your make-up and hair are stunning.

  30. ASH says:

    It must be said: YOUR HAIR IS AMAZING! :0)


  31. Charlie says:

    love the bag, it's absolutely gorgeous and such a happy piece!

  32. Sunshine Sarah says:

    True that, Keiko!
    But you look good and fresh and delightful in anything.

    Have a lovely week!

  33. Laura says:

    That bag is just love!

  34. Alice says:

    great outfit ^^

  35. Rūta says:

    Amazing outfit, love how bright it is and the bag is something to die-for. Yellow and blue is one of my favorite color combinations this summer.

  36. Rebecca, The Clothes Horse says:

    Love these colors, although I'm with you: people go through phases and even those who like brights will spend some time in neutrals. 🙂

  37. Ven says:

    i love this whole outfittttt!!!!! the dress, shoes n the bag!!!! :)) greatt!!


  38. ❤Cate❤ says:

    I love the CSC I have one myself (a large one) but I've been considering getting one of the 13" ones of daily jaunts, they really do make the best bags!

  39. Nadine2point0 says:

    Everything is stunning! Your blog is beautiful.

  40. Justice Pirate says:

    i love the wrap dress! Great outfit all in all!

  41. Ginta says:

    I totally agree – sometimes when I feel down I intentionally wear more colors to lift myself up. (Especially in winter.)
    Love the shot with yellow bag against blue skirt – those colors work together so good!

  42. Fiamma says:

    you look so adorable! such a cute and happy outfit! in general i dont like yellow but it goes so perfect here! and the lipstick color really suits you!



  43. Beatrice says:

    So cute and cheerful!! love this outfit ^.^

  44. Andy says:

    I love how cheerful this outfit is. The satchel is a real eye-catcher! CSC has too many great colours to choose from :O

  45. sonatta says:

    what a lovely blog! ;>

  46. Emma Jade says:

    gosh your hair is beautiful! i love that bag too!

  47. Raman says:

    great outfit! love the wrap dress!!


  48. Destined For Now says:

    Really amazing colors. I love how your lipstick stands out so much!

  49. Archives says:

    love your red lips and your hair down!!

  50. samantha! says:

    do you use a special lens for your camera? your pictures are always captured so nicely!

  51. Mae Lu says:

    I love the primary vibrance of this outfit! It's pretty brilliant!

    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

  52. Helen says:

    ah you got sent a cambridge satchel?! so jealous right now, i love that colour too. primary colours are my favourite.

  53. Looby says:

    i think this is my favourite of your looks EVER! That cape/vest is soooo nice! Your hair looks great down too.


    Looby xx

  54. madformanhattan says:

    Those colors choices are amazing, you look amazing! The bag and vest are probably my favorite parts of this look 🙂
    xo, Spencer
    P.S. wear your hair down more, it's so pretty 🙂

  55. Jenni says:

    I love primary colors! This is beautiful!

  56. Colleen says:

    red lips really suit you

  57. Isabel says:

    you look great! 🙂 your makeup makes you look "fresh" ;P

  58. Elle Croft says:

    I love Cambridge Satchel Company and this one's fantastic! Colourful ensembles really suit you. I also love your hair here…all-round winner!


  59. Stephanie says:

    I love how you wore the dress as vest. Also loving the bright colors. 🙂

  60. La Grenadine says:

    I just love your bag !! *-*
    So wonderful !!

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  62. Little Monarch says:

    what a gorgeous little outfit you have put together. I am in love with those Calvin Klein heels! I want them. you have a lovely blog.

    p.s. found you over on the blogger of the moment tumblr for modcloth 🙂