I’m growing out my hair, like it was when I was single.

Outfit details:
Moto jacket – courtesy of Coach
belt – taken from another dress
vintage dress – thrifted
tights – Walmart
glasses – Bobby’s
vintage beret – Hourglass Consignment (my mom’s store)
Senso shoes – courtesy of Solestruck
MAC clutch – courtesy of Rebecca Minkoff
Lipstick – MAC Pro Longwear Lipcreme in Unlimited (I *love* these)

I’ve been putting off getting a haircut for two reasons: money and length. I made a strange decision to cut off my long hair a few years ago – it was above chin length! I regretted it almost immediately and have been impatiently waiting to get back to longer locks. I know I’m way overdue for a trim, but when you’re looking for length, even a trim sounds like a chore. It has now been months and months since I’ve had a cut or color, which is why I always have the messy updos. Now that the weather is cooler, I have rediscovered the magic of hats and their ability to conceal bad hair. I promise, ol’ head of hair, I will give you a style and trim and possibly even a lovely color in the coming months. I’ll do it even faster if Kitty Boos will get a job and start taking care of his vet bills.

Edit: Someone requested a photo of me with short hair…here you go!

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  1. Shoe says:

    Hey Keiko,

    The combination of the beret, glasses and leather jacket is just fabulous! I LOVE the way you dress!!




  2. Alice says:

    you look so pretty :]

  3. Liz says:

    Lovely outfit. Perfect mix of sassy & sweet 🙂

  4. Emma says:

    So pretty. LOVE your outfit !

  5. archives says:

    oh my gosh…that dress is beautiful!

  6. Lauren says:

    This has such an 80s vibe to it – the pretty feminine with the tough leather, with just a touch of quirkiness from the glasses and beret – love it!

    Small Time Style

  7. Dodo says:

    Really nice outfit! And I get the whole not wanting to cut your hair thing! You always say an inch and they take three! I decided to cut my A line extreme bob back to a straight length and I miss the hair on my shoulders! (but I had to do it, the ends were dead :/)

  8. ❤Cate❤ says:

    Love this outfit and I love your long hair it's taken me well over my year to get my hair long again!

  9. Manuella says:

    you look amazing dear!kisses ♥

  10. Q's Daydream says:

    soooooooo adorable! i just chopped all my hair off….

  11. Penny Dreadful says:

    Perhaps it is a myth, but I have heard that regular trims help your hait grow a bit quicker… it is nice to see it out anyway!

  12. Charlie says:

    amazing shoes! love the way you've put the outfit together, love the contrasting materials and colours.

    can't imagine you with short hair…

    xxx Charlie

  13. sarah says:

    absolutely LOVE this look.

  14. Cara says:

    aww conor references make me happy. and the outfit is great!!

  15. Kara says:

    I seriously feel you on the hair situation. I've been stupidly thinking about cutting mine lately and I'm so happy I've been able to talk myself out of those delusions!

    Hip hip hooray for long hair!! Amazing outfit <3

  16. In Kinsey's Closet says:

    I love the messy buns! I think your hair down is gorgeous as well :0)

  17. Poison Oak says:

    I'm assuming this is a Desaparecidos reference, and I DIG IT.

    One of the best songs ever made.


  18. TresLunas says:

    i love your glasses (L)

  19. Blue Is Bleu says:

    Love the dress and jacket together 🙂

    I have the exact situation with my hair. I chopped my long hair off into an a-line bob in '08 and it's now pretty much back to its long glory but I'm always in the mindset that I can't cut it because it needs to get longer!

  20. Sara C says:

    I'm very jealous you can pull off a beret, its something I've never been able to figure out!

    I cut my hair above my chin just a few days ago, only because its so much easier to care for!

    And those shoes are to DIE FOR! I'm totally in love 😉

  21. Ana says:

    The dress is so pretty and stands out so well against all the other black pieces! And I think the pink bag is the perfect girly-yet-edgy detail to pull this look together even better. Love it!

  22. Anna says:

    I absolutely LOVE your blog.
    You are a serious inspiration.

    PS. Your hair is gorgeous whatever you do with it!

  23. The Fancy Teacup says:

    I don't think you need a trim, your long locks are just so pretty! And love the adorable preppy glasses paired with the moto jacket. Throwing in the dainty dress just makes the outfit such a wonderful concoction.


  24. elanor, says:

    oooh i love this. 🙂
    feminine but edgy at the same time.

    xx elanor

  25. kelly ann says:

    your shoes are out of this world.

  26. libys11 says:

    that dress is just encahting.. and can i just say that i really like your hair this way.. the wave, the color and length! 😀

    Animated Confessions

  27. faye lu says:

    hi keiko love love love the Moto jacket – leather (or faux) leather really suits you. so girlie that you can pull it off without looking tom boyish! it's on my wish list.

  28. faye lu says:

    p.s. i think longer hair really suits you. very romantic

  29. Keiko Lynn says:

    Thanks everyone! And yay Desaparecidos;)

  30. Anonymous says:

    keiko, please post a pic of your chin length hair.

  31. grace says:

    eek…i LOVE that song

  32. Oh....you. says:

    Your outfit reminds me so much of gala darling!

  33. Anonymous says:

    what kind of products do you use in your hair? how do you get it to just always look so amazing?!?

  34. oh_pitseleh says:


    Just when I thought I couldn't love this blog anymore x

  35. Jay says:

    I love this outfit!! 🙂


  36. Beautifully Pure says:

    I love, love, LOVE your outfit! <3 <3 <3

    I love the details of the dress, the edgy look of the leather jacket, your shoes, and your glasses (I have some similar ones ;-D) So pretty! <3

    ~ Katie

  37. Cindy says:

    You look great with any hairstyle, but I know how you feel. I whined and complained about my hair for months… then I finally chopped it off into a pixie. Now I want my long hair back! Yep, just call me Fickle Fern. 😉

  38. Anonymous says:

    keiko, thanks for posting that short hair pic. it's very chic!

  39. irina says:

    love your tough jacket and innocent dress! so cute!

  40. Victoria / Justice Pirate says:

    I'm big on long hair, so have fun! Granted I've always cut my own hair since I was 8, which saves even more money.

  41. Becca Jane says:

    Totally with you on being reluctant to cut hair when growing it out. I got mine cut to about chin length and when it was done I hated it – I cried!

  42. Finder says:

    i loved your outfit! your bag is pretty cute!