There is a huge trunk full of clothing that I have yet to alter, but I find myself starting new projects on a daily basis. My problem is that I have to finish what I start, all in one sitting. Otherwise, I will never finish it and end up moving on. I promised myself that tomorrow, I will tackle at least some of those unfinished projects. Let’s see if I’ll actually pull it off!
In the meantime, here is today’s outfit, complete with a little skirt I made. I have to give credit where credit is due. I made a similar skirt months ago but never pulled it out of the closet because the waistband just didn’t lay right; it crushed the skirt. Yana, of Supayana, gave me the idea to make the waistband larger, so the fold wouldn’t go so far down. Sometimes I need someone to knock common sense into me. Thanks, Yana! This is the result:



Outfit details:
black, long sleeve shirt – f21
skirt – made by me
target tights
vintage granny boots – beacon’s closet
green peacoat – zara
vintage purse and obama pin!

Bobby bought that vintage polyester for me, at a vintage store in Park Slope. 

Obligatory silly face!
Good night:)
-Keiko Lynn
  1. the girl documentary says: November 30, 20085:17 am

    i love that outfit with your green coat. love those colours blending together. i’m glad i stumbled upon your blog! it looks so much fun. and i’ll definitely be coming back

    peace,

    -leah

  2. mermaid says: November 30, 20086:26 am

    you are stunning.

    i found your blog through Syle Symmetry.

    you have some mad style.

    <33mermaid

  3. belle says: November 30, 20089:13 am

    Recipe:

    APPLE STRUDEL

    4 apples
    1 1/2 c. sifted flour
    1/2 tsp. salt
    1 tsp. sugar
    1/2 c. Wesson oil
    2 tbsp. milk

    STRUDEL MIXTURE:

    3/4 c. sugar (I used brown sugar instead)
    2 tbsp. flour
    1/4 tsp. salt
    2 tbsp. butter, cut in

    Sift flour, salt, and sugar into 8 x 8 x 2 inch pan. Combine oil and milk in cup and whip with fork. Pour all at once over flour. Mix with fork until blended. Pat out to cover bottom of pan and pinch dough up along sides of pan to 1 inch. Peel and core apples and cut in eighths. Arrange apple slices on top of dough. Sprinkle strudel mixture over top. Bake at 425 degrees for 40 to 45 minutes or until brown.

  4. Sarah says: November 30, 200810:10 am

    This is beautiful, very light and fun!

  5. teh bobbi says: November 30, 20082:21 pm

    I love that you wear such bright colors.

  6. THE HOUSE OF STYLE says: November 30, 20084:04 pm

    you are gorgeous and love all your vintage pieces dear.hope you got all the alterations done dear.
    muah
    marian

  7. The Clothes Horse says: November 30, 20087:46 pm

    That skirt is really a great creation. Also, the colors you are wonderfully cheery!

  8. a cat of impossible colour says: November 30, 20088:52 pm

    That skirt is beautiful – such an interesting shape. And I love the green jacket over the yellow. :) Hooray for colour!

  9. DawnMarie says: November 30, 200811:46 pm

    You look so cute. Love the pin. I never was able to get one. You have been sharing eye make-up information the last few posts but did not this time. I was wondering as I am fair also so it always interests me when I see something that I like on you.

  10. Keiko Lynn says: December 1, 20082:26 am

    Dawn Marie –

    I used bare canvas paint as a base. Then I applied black, silver and white physician’s formula eyeshadows – silver on the whole lid, black on the outer 1/3 and in the crease, white on the inner corners. Then I blend the heck out of the edges, and blend the black and silver together. I apply blacktrack fluidline to the top and bottom lash lines, and blend a little black eyeshadow over the bottom one, to soften it a bit.

    Hope that helps!

  11. Keiko Lynn says: December 1, 20082:26 am

    Thanks, Belle! I think I’ll try that this week.

  12. Yana says: December 1, 20085:50 am

    Hi Keiko!

    I just saw your new website…it looks awesome! I really really have to redo mine after the holidays… time to make it look more professional. :-/

    Ohh and I’m glad the skirt idea worked out for you! I never would have thought about combining yellow and black but you pull it off!

    How’s Bobby? And Kashi? And NY?

  13. Keiko Lynn says: December 1, 20085:22 pm

    Yana,

    Thanks! I had my old site for way too long. It was so cluttered and random. This one is a lot easier to update, too, so I’m excited about it.

    Bobby is great but he can’t go home for the holidays, so I’m bummed. Kashi is still good/nice/borderline creepy and asks about you a lot. haha. You’ll never escape him!! I’ve cut back on how often I go, because he always gets me to spend too much. I’m trying to be more economical and focus on reconstructions and vintage fabrics, again. It hasn’t made Kashi too happy.

  14. DawnMarie says: December 2, 20081:37 am

    Very helpful, thank you. I am enjoying the blog. Thank you for sharing….

  15. The Paper Doll says: December 3, 20081:07 am

    I’m exactly the same – i need to finish what i’ve started in one go to or i wont finish it at all :)

  16. A glance at my world says: December 6, 20087:27 am

    I love the green jacket!

  17. Anonymous says: December 10, 20087:04 am

    What is your lip color? It is lovely.

  18. faith says: January 23, 201011:57 pm

    i just stumbled upon your blog and it is amazing!!!
    i love the skirt,it's very creative and your absolutely stunning