You’ve got too much to wear on your sleeves

I’m extremely behind on my posts; I still haven’t even posted my photos from fashion week (except some outfits). Sometimes I really wonder how people juggle their blogs and their careers…I still haven’t quite found the balance. This outfit was actually from my birthday. After a long morning/afternoon of shows, I came home, ate lunch and took a nap. When it came time to go to another show, I had to change outfits. I ripped the delicate sleeve on my top, probably while I was sleeping. I quickly changed into this little dress that is also kind of falling apart (I leave trails of chiffon petals wherever I go). I still love it, but I have a collection of petals that I need to sew back on. Speaking of sewing…lots of work to do!

Outfit Details:
Tyler Moto jacket and Madison Brynne bag – courtesy of Coach
Elizabeth and James dress – Gilt (click if you need an invite)
belt – thrifted
tights – Target
Seychelles Hawk Wedges – courtesy of Seychelles

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

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  1. This leather jacket is a stunner! I've been looking for a great one for fall… may have to head to Coach to try this one on. It was so nice meeting you in person at the IFB conference, by the way 🙂 And this Makeup Monday's video tutorial was so fun!

    -Lindsay (from Cubicle Chic)

  2. oh my goodness, I am head over heels in love with this! the color of that dress is stunning! one of my favorite outfits of yours ever, I think! love everything about it!!

  3. What a great dress! I'm kind of hesitant to wear that bright colored red but it looks awesome on you.

    I hate to be nosy but I've been curious about this so I'm going to ask…I've been reading your blog since it was on livejournal and I feel like I remember you saying that you never spent more than $50 on a single item of clothing and that anything expensive was almost always a gift. Is that still true or has your clothing budget grown as you've gotten more successful? I ask because I browse Gilt like once a week and it's almost always STILL too expensive, so I just drool over stuff like Elizabeth & James, Philip Lim, Vena Cava, etc.

  4. Farah:
    It's still true – the most I've ever spent of my own money is $50, on my thigh high vintage boots. But it's not something I am particularly adhering to – it's just happenstance. This dress was $48, and I had some "referral credits" – so it was almost free. The awesome thing about Gilt is that every time you refer someone and they make a purchase, you get a $25 credit. That's how I'm able to get so many awesome pieces for such a great value!

    But anyway, about the $50 thing. I don't count when I get something with a gift card – if I did, I have several things that were more than $50. I'm just a little frugal with cash because I'm still in a lot of vet debt;)

  5. thanks for responding! I admire your frugality and I love that no matter what combination of designer, commercial, and thrifted/vintage clothes you put together into an outfit, it always looks like "you" if that makes sense 🙂

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