Sunday, March 15, 2009

Girl About Town

Some photos from Saturday:


We're currently in Norfolk, Virginia, where my friends Lauren and John live. Even though I should be sleeping, I decided to take advantage of the hotel's free wifi and update my blog, while watching I Dream of Jeannie and Bewitched. I have my priorities in order, obviously. Miku keeps looking at me with this sleepy gaze, visually pleading with me to go to sleep. She's a little dependent.


Bobby surprised me with these lovely shoes that I was eyeing. I was waiting for them to go on sale, and when they did, he ordered them for me! I later found out that he and Kim had a wee scuffle, because she wanted to get them for me. I'm a lucky gal! They're surprisingly comfortable...although I ended up changing into boots later in the day, for running errands. Since I only brought three pairs of shoes with me, I'll probably be wearing them quite a bit on this trip.








vintage beret - thrifted
vintage, double-breasted sweater coat - thrifted and altered to fit (washed to shrink the wool and took the sleeves and body in)
bow blouse - thrifted and altered (took up the shoulder seam/removed shoulder pads, made short sleeves)
plaid skirt - thrifted and altered to fit/shortened
grey tights - h&m
grey heels - jeffrey campbell; a gift from Bobby!
vintage purse - gift from my little sister, Tessa


Speaking of Bewitched, I really resent the Darrin replacement. When I was younger, I had a weird crush on Darrin number one (Dick York) and never got over them replacing him with the other Dick, even if it did happen before I was born (don't ever look up the reason for his replacement; it's depressing). I was an odd kid. I also loved the professor on Gilligan's Island and Tony Nelson on I Dream of Jeannie. I watched a lot of Nick at Nite. Did you have any weird crushes, when you were younger?

-Keiko Lynn

47 comments:

  1. I totally agree with you concerning the Dick York replacement - he's so dull. I never watched Gilligan's Island but I did / do have a crush on Gregory Peck & Cary Grant.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Those are the best shoes ever! I love this color palette.

    ReplyDelete
  3. you look lovely! The muted tones of grey, the shoes..

    ReplyDelete
  4. I'm in love with all the shades of grey.

    Those shoes are fantastic! Would you happen to know if they are still selling them?

    ReplyDelete
  5. those are so beautiful! i love grey and pale pink together, although i never wear it myself.

    ReplyDelete
  6. oh goodness I (just) remember Nick at Nite! How awesome was it!I dont remember having any crushes but i was in love with Tabitha for quite some time.

    The blouse looks absolutely amazing, it is such a gorgeous colour on you :) and I love the shoes, there are some in black but (un?)fortunately they dont have them in my size... haha.

    I dont much fancy the Darrin replacement either... ugh. haha lovely post, hope youre enjoying your holidays!

    Brooke xx

    ReplyDelete
  7. What a cozy, pretty outfit. The shoes are lovely.

    I had a crush on Major Nelson. I still think he is gorgeous :)

    ReplyDelete
  8. Cut shoes.

    Jonathan Brandis was one of my biggest junior high through high school crushes (aside from Leonardo and Johnny, but who wasn't/isn't crazy about them?). One of his better-known roles was as a soccer player who gets disguised as a girl so he can play on a girls' soccer team in the film "Ladybugs." Very juvenile. But I loved it. And he was on the series "Seaquest," wearing some cute little tight-fitting wetsuits opposite some very cute dolphins. He fell off the radar for a while, and ended up committing suicide about five years ago. Very sad. I wanted to marry him when I was 12.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Oh, that jacket looks so soft and warm... very lovely outfit!

    I didn't actually have many crushes when I was a little kid, pretty strange. Only one I remember was Bert from Mary Poppins, nobody beated him! Handsome, good singer and dancer, funny, and depending on the day he was a musician, artist or chimney sweep! Is there any better? :D

    ReplyDelete
  10. Those shoes are utterly fantastic. How sweet is Bobby to pick them up for you?

    ReplyDelete
  11. haha, you really ARE one lucky girl to have so many people eager to make you happy around you! :)
    And once again, I simply adore your outfit! You are such an inspiration, thrifting and making stuff by yuorself.. I never could, I'm not exactly a sewing genius or something like that ;) I love the jacket!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I totally dig the shoes (and the jacket for that matter) and am jealous of your warm weather.

    I was in love with Jonathan Brandeis as a youngster. I'm still in mourning :'(

    ReplyDelete
  13. Hey you were in my neck of the woods! Did you go out anywhere special in Norfolk?

    I had a crush on Bruce Wayne, not Batman but Bruce Wayne from the Saturday morning cartoons that used to play on ABC :P

    ReplyDelete
  14. Once again, a lovely outfit. You truly have an eye for colours.

    I still have weird crushes... ... ...

    ReplyDelete
  15. Pretty as a picture.

    I've always crushed on Richie Dreyfuss. Don't think that will ever change. He's really my ideal man.

    ReplyDelete
  16. You look lovely....I love how you "sweetened" up the grey:)

    ReplyDelete
  17. Love the shoes! and the whole outfit of course.

    I had a big crush on Kermit the Frog when I was little. Then, when I got a little older, I crushed on Leonardo from Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the TV cartoon). I guess I have a thing for green guys...

    ReplyDelete
  18. Yes! Totally weird crushes...are you ready for this??
    1. Kenny Rodgers
    2. Chewbakka (YES the one on Star Wars!)
    See a common thread? Me too, HAIR!

    ReplyDelete
  19. I had a crush on Cary Grant in Father Goose, when I was like five. He was definitely over 60 in that film. But! So so sexxy. Ha.

    I approve of my childhood taste in men. Ha.

    ReplyDelete
  20. You look so lovely today in your soft grey outfit from tip to toe. One of my favourite pics of you.

    ReplyDelete
  21. great GREAT outfit!!! you look so lovely!!! i think is one of your bestest outfits! =) the coat is perfect!

    ReplyDelete
  22. I loved Darien from Sailor Moon...and then his alter ego Tuxedo Mask *swoon*

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love these pale colors, saved to lookbook. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  24. I had a crush on the Beastmaster. It was this awful show that was on tv when I was in like 1st through 3rd grade, sort of in the similar timeslot as Xena and Tarzan. I had a thing for hot, nearly naked jungle men with blonde floppy hair and gleaming, dirt smeared muscles oh god i am such a freak.

    ReplyDelete
  25. tell me something...do you have a fetish for tights??? honestly...

    ReplyDelete
  26. the pink blouse is so sweet, especially the bow. :-) like it like it :-)

    ReplyDelete
  27. I watched a lot of Nick at Nite too! Bewitched was my fave, and the whole Darren switchover (and color switchover) were very disconcerting. (Of course you realize I HAVE to look up the reason now!?). I always fantasized about having 3 daughters and naming them Endora, Samantha, and Tabitha :-)

    Get Smart was also beloved by me, Agent 99 rocked that Mod look like no one else.

    Anyway darling, you look as amazing as ever. You seriously blow my mind.

    ~Amber

    ReplyDelete
  28. This is a very cute look Keiko!
    Kisses
    Maria

    ReplyDelete
  29. You look amazing as always! I love your blog. My lovely sister is taking me to New York from the UK, I'm so excited! Can you recommend some good thrift/vintage places? I would be most grateful :)

    Love, Nell

    ReplyDelete
  30. I live in Norfolk, so I'll take it upon myself to apologize for the crappy weather here right now.

    ReplyDelete
  31. oh! i'm pretty sure I went there in my USA travels and it was my favourite place...
    well Woodbridge VA was.

    I have no idea if i'm just imagining they are close!
    What beautiful shoes! and whole outft of course!

    ReplyDelete
  32. I was completely enamored with Davy Jones on the reruns of The Monkees both on Nickelodeon and on MTV!

    As always, your outfit is darling.

    ReplyDelete
  33. To answer a few questions:

    - We went to Norfolk particularly to visit my friends, so we hung out with them, went to lunch in Ghent and had a play date with our pups:)

    - Since when does wearing tights often mean that someone has a fetish? When it's cold out, you have these options: pants, tights, or freezing to death with bare legs. I wear mostly dresses and skirts, and prefer warmth over bare legs.

    - Thrift stores and vintage shops in NY: I'd skip the overpriced digs at Screaming Mimi's and head into Brooklyn, for Beacon's Closet, real thrift stores (there's a bunch of Salvation Armies and Goodwills scattered about) and such. There's a place called Monk in Park Slope that is hit or miss. I used to hit up Love Saves the Day in St. Mark's (Manhattan), but I heard it shut down:(

    ReplyDelete
  34. Old love in new cities:
    They had them in the store on Broadway/Lafayette but they were full price. Last time I checked on the site, they only had them in black.

    ReplyDelete
  35. You are so beautiful! & I love your style! Perfectly put together and exactly what I'd wear. ^.^ I think I also have the same haircut as you.. and I always have to wear my hair up because recently I got a shitty haircut and it looks horrible when I wear it down :'( You have definitely become a huge inspiration on me! (already!) & you only live in Brooklyn! I love Brooklyn to pieces.
    Anyway, I just came across your blog and I love it (clearly). I can't wait to read your future entries. And visit your store! I'm so sad I don't have any $$ at the moment. I need new clothes & headbands terribly (which I see you make a ton of headbands~ which I adore). I swear I'll probably be your number 1 customer! hehe.
    love, dayna

    ReplyDelete
  36. i always had crushes on older guys, like steve martin *swoon* and jack nicholson. and the professor from gilligan's island for sure! and my high school english teacher who was probably 50 at the time :P i think it's because my dad is a lot older than most dads and that somehow plays a part in daughters liking men *just like their dad*, not to sound too weird.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Wow I adore the grey, so so pretty. I love how you can switch from bright colours to pretty neutrals. Love the shoes, you are a lucky girl!

    ReplyDelete
  38. I hardly remember my crushes from way back! which is ok because I had questionably taste in guys!
    also, your blog ROCKS! I nominated you in my blog :)

    ReplyDelete
  39. I was reading the current issue of Lucky while on the elliptical today, & I saw YOU in a Reebok ad! It was so cool to feel like I "knew" someone in a magazine...even though I definitely don't know you. You looked gorgeous by the way!

    Jenna :)

    ReplyDelete
  40. Adorable outfit especially the shoes

    ReplyDelete
  41. i prefer warmth as well, so i wear tights very often...as a man, would you consider it as a fetish????

    ReplyDelete
  42. Love those tights, and your style! Your photos are great and the shop looks good. Do you have any NY thifting tips? I'll be doing an internship there soon.

    ReplyDelete
  43. Kieko, you are truly, a woman of style!

    ReplyDelete
  44. Darien from Sailor Moon. He was sooo dreamy.

    I love all shades of grey. It's pretty with pale colors.

    The outfit is so lovely.

    ReplyDelete
  45. Another fab outfit in these great colors...I love the shoes...:-)

    ReplyDelete
  46. antique equestrian printsApril 10, 2009 at 2:30 PM

    This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

    ReplyDelete