Outfits, Style

As If!

Brooklyn, NY

Keiko Lynn wearing a red checkered parka, vintage yellow plaid dress, red beret, minnie mouse bag, betty and veronica sunglasses, and black suede strappy block heels  Keiko Lynn wearing a red checkered parka, vintage yellow plaid dress, red beret, minnie mouse bag, betty and veronica sunglasses, and black suede strappy block heels Keiko Lynn wearing a red checkered parka, vintage yellow plaid dress, red beret, minnie mouse bag, betty and veronica sunglasses, and black suede strappy block heels Keiko Lynn wearing a red checkered parka, vintage yellow plaid dress, red beret, minnie mouse bag, betty and veronica sunglasses, and black suede strappy block heels

Outfit Details:

J.Crew Coat in Red (available in grey or black)

Vintage yellow plaid dress (similar here and here)

Red Beret via Nordstrom Rack (this one looks similar)

Minnie Mouse Crossbody Bag

Betty and Veronica Sabrina Sunglasses in Red & Clear

Free People Mercury Block Heel (sold out but this one looks similar)

 

Every time I wear this vintage dress, I think of the movie Clueless. Though this particular dress is decades older, it blows my mind that the movie could almost be considered vintage, itself. Can you believe it was 23 years ago? That movie made me love knee socks, mary janes, and plaid minis. Clearly, not much has changed.

I was recently looking through old photos and came across some 90s gems. In one photo I had long hair and bangs, a floral baby tee, and a mini backpack — and I thought to myself, “I’d wear that today.” No matter how many years go by, so many things stay the same. Speaking of still loving the same things: I recently mentioned in my insta stories that Dick Van Dyke was one of my first crushes, and I often watch the show and fall in love with him all over again. One of the reasons I’ve always been into vintage clothing is because I grew up watching shows like I Love Lucy, Bewitched, I Dream of Jeannie, The Dick Van Dyke Show, Mary Tyler Moore, and so many other classics. If you’re like me, do yourself a favor and watch If You’re Not In The Obit, Eat Breakfast. Carl Reiner (creator of the The Dick Van Dyke Show) catches up with several nonagenarians, including Dick Van Dyke, and it is such a feel-good documentary. Is it weird that I still have a crush on 92 year old Dick Van Dyke? Maybe. But seriously, the whole documentary made me smile.

I was so sad when Mary Tyler Moore died, and more recently Rose Marie and Jerry Van Dyke. I know they’re decades older than me, but watching those shows feels like catching up with old friends. And with that, I’m going to get back to my show. It’s the one where he hires his old mentor, remember?

 

p.s. Before Rose Marie died, she wrote an article about standing up to sexual harassment and being a trailblazer. Worth a read:) Rest easy, Rose Marie.

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  1. Helen says:

    I love this outfit and it definitely reminds me of Clueless. I can’t believe that movie is 23 years old! And it’s so wonderful to hear more about what has inspired your love for vintage fashion. I’ll have to check out that article by Rose Marie.

    -Helen
    http://www.sweethelengrace.com

    • Keiko Lynn says:

      When I added up the years, my mind was blown. It does NOT feel that long ago!

  2. Panty Buns says:

    I love the movie “Clueless”! I wish NetFlix still had it streaming.
    I also love your vintage yellow and black checked mini-dress!!! It looks beautiful styled with all the red outfit pieces and the black tights. Your perfectly applied red lipstick is beautiful. You look fabulous!

    • Keiko Lynn says:

      Thank you so much, Shannon<3

  3. Laura says:

    i love that dress. and i also love dick van dyke and the dick van dyke show (among other classics)! and since we seem to have similar tastes, i’ll have to give that documentary a watch, it sounds really interesting! xx

  4. 5ft Life says:

    This outfit is gorgeous! THe dress & bad are perfect though… I love that you would still wear similar things from when you were younger. Just goes to show, sometimes you know what you love!

    Hayley xx
    http://www.5ftlife.co.uk