Saturday, February 14, 2009

Valentines' Day




I'm a sucker for holidays, no matter how commercialized they tend to be. Valentines' Day is about love, surely, but it's also a great excuse to eat candy and exchange little heart-shaped notes. What's not to love? Even when I was single (with exception to a few angsty high school years), I couldn't help but look forward to a day full of chocolates and heart-printed socks. After all, I always was the girl with pink and red braces. So, yes, I have a real Valentine this year...but love is just an added bonus to an already charming day.






We had a laid-back Valentines' Day, which was much appreciated. Bobby tried to make me breakfast in bed, but I still wasn't feeling too well, so I held out until lunch. We went to Song (Thai) for lunch, Junior's for cheesecake (to go) and later, we cooked a great dinner full of comfort foods - quiche, mashed potatoes and green bean casserole. Basically, lunch belonged to Bobby and dinner belonged to me. I love my comfort foods, and Bobby would eat curry every single day, if given the chance. It was a nice compromise.


On him:

vintage cardigan, altered to fit - thrifted
shirt - h&m
tie - Hourglass Consignment (my mom's shop)
jeans - target
boots - thrifted

On me:
red beret - flea market
red and black floral dress - reconstructed vintage housecoat. I took it in, gave it an elasticized waist, shortened the hem and banded the arm holes (I had to remove the sleeves because there was too much damage)
belt - thrifted
shirt underneath - Forever 21
textured tights - Gap
bow heels - Nine West


-Keiko Lynn


What did you do for Valentines' Day?

53 comments:

  1. beautiful.....!

    love love love...

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  2. I wallowed in self pity...

    j/k. I did a lot of laundry and watched tons of HGTV for ideas on how to decorate my new home.

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  3. I took care of my poor puking boyfriend. I guess we'll have to post-pone our valentines day! (and my valentines day outfit...i love dressing up on holidays).
    Love this outfit and pretty much everything about your blog!

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  4. Beautiful pics! Glad you're feeling better and you guys had a great Valentine's Day!

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  5. The pictures of the two of you are so cute! :)

    S.

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  6. What did you do for Valentines' Day?

    My sister had a birthday party, I got a few roses here and there... simple stuff, no valentine though.

    P.S.: I'm glad that you and Bobby had a nice time, your outfit looked great! ;)

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  7. You guys make an adorable couple! =) And it sounds like you guys had a wonderful Valentine's Day!

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  8. I ate at an adorable little deli for lunch, visited a historic house, went to a chocolate-tasting event, then went home and meditated. :)

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  9. i love your outfit, and your blog! would you want to exchange links? thanks! :)

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  10. aww! you guys are ADORABLE!! :D

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  11. All these photos are completely adorable! I love the different shades of red.

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  12. Aww you guys are so cute.

    Both my boyfriend and one of my best friends are in town this weekend for Valentine's day, and it has by far been my best one ever. We've been eating out every day and just having a good time. Super awesome.

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  13. How gorgeous is this little photoshoot?! Very Teen Vogue tehehe. I love people who love Valentines.

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  14. You are really such a cute couple, it's unbelievable. :-)

    I worked yesterday, but I'm not such a big fan of V Day anyways.(My BF is, though. Crazy stuff.)

    Love your blog!

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  15. You look so cute together! Love the outfit!

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  16. You look so good and happy together. Adorable.

    Your outfit is perfect as always. :)

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  17. Wow, you guys make an amazing couple! What great pictures! And both of your outfits are right out awesome!

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  18. Hello Keiko! I had to commment this post! You and Bobby look soooo good! Love your outfits! Just Perfect! You look so in love:)

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  19. I love this post!! Wish I had a Valentine.. I love your outfit once again :) x.

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  20. Cute pictures!
    I just stumbled on your blog, and I'm loving your outfit pictures.

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  21. You two look so cute together. <3

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  22. I made dinner for Glorie (who btw wants to meet you. she's in town until mon night?) and her friends, also dess and her man is here. My friend jordan came by with some wine as well.

    I bought High school musical tattoo valentines for everyone, busted out a zac efron decorated heart shaped eileens cheesecake and finished the day by watching Hotrod.

    the end

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  23. you two are absolutely adorable.
    since we're in florida, we got breakfast and then laid out by the pool (it was around 77 degrees!)... I cooked him dinner and tried to make brownies (which turned out the consistency of gummy bears... Yeah, not so good haha)
    Then, we went to a lightening hockey game! I'm not a huge hockey fan, but it was really fun :] good day altogether!

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  24. Lovely pictures! You make a beautiful couple! Sounds like you had a perfect lovely day! :)

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  25. you are honestly the most beautiful couple i have ever laid eyes on,
    and you're such a gorgeous, talented person.
    i wish you only all the best,
    and i can't wait for the wedding pictures that'll hopefully be coming in a couple years or so.
    (;

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  26. These photos are so adorable and inspiring! You are very beautiful couple! :)

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  27. You and you're boy are one of the cutest (and prettiest) couples I've ever seen :).

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  28. I spent the day missing my love because he's out in basic training out in Georgia, and I'm all the way in Colorado!!
    But my roomie brought me home tons of cookies and balloons to make me feel less alone since I was without my hubby.

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  29. I work at an organic dessert shop, so the day was spent wrapping truffle box after truffle box, and putting pastries into boxes.
    Afterwards, I spent the evening with my boyfriend and our closest friends. We had a huge dinner, had a few glasses of wine, and sang along to a compilation album of love ballads that we downloaded just for the occasion. It was the best day ever!

    -DQ

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  30. Your tenue du jour is so so so so wonderful and the red colour fits perfectly to Valentine. Beautiful shot with a beautfil couple !

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  31. What lipstick are you wearing?

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  32. cute overload! your coupley pictures make me smile :).

    my other half actually lives in pa, about 3,000 miles away so i spent it with 2 of my favourite girlfriends this year. fresh crepes, a little shopping, dinner at guu, a little more shopping, and fresh frozen yogurt to round off the night. along with lots and lots of good conversation.

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  33. The lipstick is Clinique Red Drama.

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  34. Aww...you guys are so cute!

    I actually had an amazing V-Day! I told my friend Jordan that I've had 4 bad ones in a row, so he planned a night that involved a walk on the beach (sand he poured out in the honors center at school) a picnic (inside because it was raining), then we went dancing in the rain! These are all things I had told him I liked. It was perfect!

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  35. looooove.
    you look so cute together.

    i love the red.

    we didn't go out of 14, too crowded outside. on the 15th, yeah we went out. for coffee and pizza. it was great.

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  36. A glance at my world:

    Is your friend Jordan interested in you? It sure sounds like it! That's such a romantic gesture.

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  37. oh your look so cute together! perfect match;))

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  38. You two couldn't possibly be cuter.

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  39. you two are officially the cutest couple of all time!

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  41. You and Bobby look so happy and so in love! What a nice Valentine's Day. My boyfriend and I went to brunch and shopped and Target and then came home to make a big meal (with cookies!). Valentine's Day is just amped-up date night for us, but I still love it.

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  42. I spent my day on the plane! And I wasn't even seated next to a handsome and dark stranger...

    (I was also the girl with pink and red braces in highschool...)

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  43. perfect ! I spent my day video chatting up my love who lives 15,000km away ... awwwww seeing and hearing must suffice. xx

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  44. Your photo's look really professional, and these are só cute! The first picture is very beautiful! And I'm really jealous about your clothes.. They're so awesome!
    xx

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  45. you two are so adorable together

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  46. The two of you look amazing - I especially love the last picture.

    I spent Valentine's Day lounging around in bed with the kids and then watching movies and eating chocolate. Single Mum Bliss!

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  47. Its Bobby! Looks like everything is going well in New York. Sounds like a good day. I have to say that its nice to see Bobby with someone who appreciates him.

    Tell him Stephanie says HI!

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  48. oh, you both look so cute! i don't care that much about valentine's day, but we had dinner at a restaurant the evening before. on valentine's day itself we drove to ikea. (;

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  49. Such a beautiful couple! Kisses:)
    Maria

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