Sunday, March 29, 2009

Orlando/Pin Tucks and Taffeta




There are a few things that I miss about Orlando: Roland, Jeremy, Christopher and Thriftko. I would have a thrift store in there, wouldn't I?

Since my time in Orlando was limited to a mere 27 hours, I didn't bother with Thriftko - and Roland was working and sick, so no Roland:( I did, however, get to see Christopher and meet his fiancée (I forgot to bring my camera) and spent lots of quality time with my favorite panda boy, Jeremy. It was Bobby's birthday, so we had a little birthday dinner on the first night, with several friends. The next night was just Jeremy, Bobby, Tessa and me.

Jeremy, if you're reading this (you totally are, aren't you?)...you are missed. I wish we lived in the same city, so we could be adventurers together.

And now, I leave you with a ridiculous amount of pictures of three of my favorite people in the whole world (plus me, with gross hair).




Half of my pictures of Tessa feature her hands over her face.


Monsters or tigers?




My hair looks awful, because it was raining and I didn't have an umbrella. Naturally, everyone else looked wonderful! Thanks dudes, for always making me feel like the ugly step-sister;)




They are so cute, I can't stand it.


I have too many beautiful people in my life. Can you see why a girl can get self-conscious? Although, I have to say, they are all just as beautiful on the inside (this is getting sappy). Quality trumps quantity, always.





Since I have a million outfits to post, I'll go ahead and show you my outfit from Bobby's birthday dinner. Thank you to my special guest photographer, little sister Tessa!




Outfit Details:
vintage beret - Hourglass Consignment (my mom's shop)
sheer, vintage blouse - thrifted, years and years ago
belt - thrifted
crazy taffeta skirt - I made it from a thrifted dress that was even crazier than the end result.
tights - whatever
shoes - Jeffrey Campbell


Love love,

Keiko Lynn

30 comments:

  1. playful photos, i cant help but smile too.

    i love that skirt. looks cute on you, anyway you can wear anything...anything and still looked great and sophisticated.

    ReplyDelete
  2. Holy shit! I love that skirt so much it made me curse. Just for you! And everybody in this post is gorgeous so naturally i hate you.

    ReplyDelete
  3. wow, that skirt is so crazy, but like crazy in the best way ever. you are inspiring!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Wow, it seems like you really have such sweet friends!

    Your outfit looks great and yes, that skirt is crazy....but a very good crazy :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. I think you should make a post in which you acknowledge how beautiful you are. I think I'm decent looking and when I come away from your blog after reading your apologies for your messy hair (it looks great!) and how you think you're not as good looking as your friends (yes, those are some gorgeous boys, but give yourself credit!) sometimes I almost want to second guess whether or not I actually AM decent looking. Sort of an 'If someone like HER doubts her beauty...am I kidding myself??' haha

    I guess that's a convoluted way of saying that we're all beautiful in our own way, and sometimes I feel like you don't acknowledge that of yourself enough. This could be an assumption based on just blog posts, which admittedly aren't the whole of who you are, but a tiny fraction so I could be wayyyy off base and apologize if I am. We all have our hangups about our faces or bodies and have our days or moments of insecurity or self-consciousness, but as cliche as it sounds, that's what makes us exotic and interesting and contributes to our beauty rather than detracts from it. Not to mention, you're surrounded by people who love you and think you're beautiful, too. I'm sure Bobby wasn't like "Man, Keiko's hair got rained on, yuck" -- he probably thought you were as beautiful as ever. :) We're often our own worst critics, so it helps to sometimes see ourselves through the eyes of those who love us and think we're beautiful all the time.

    And that skirt? Is amazing!

    ReplyDelete
  6. What beautiful photos! I thought they were from a movie at first!!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Wow, you have some gorgeous friends.

    Now, what happens when you sit down in that skirt?

    ReplyDelete
  8. so... i love that skirt and those shoes. and what kind of camera do you use? you are all so beautiful and photogenic <3

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wow, I am completely with Summer on this one. Gorgeous people definitely have gorgeous friends! *jealous jealous jealous*

    I am absolutely smitten over that taffeta skirt. It goes so well with the blouse and shoes.

    After reading your posts, I am insipired to go thrifting again. I haven't been thrifing in over a year. Can you believe that? I have to find some decent places to go 'treasure hunting' in Canada...

    ReplyDelete
  10. Oh wow, that skirt is amazing! The original dress must've really been something...

    ReplyDelete
  11. That skirt is DIVINE. Did you take any photos of the dress before you altered it?

    ReplyDelete
  12. that skirt is so fantastic!!! :)

    ReplyDelete
  13. Those are really lovely photos... and you look really lovely as well :).

    ReplyDelete
  14. Yes, I am totally reading this =)

    Glad to hear I'm missed. I love looking back on photos of You, Bobby and I because I'm always smiling. We'll dwell in the same city soon enough, I promise.

    Speaking of ugly step-siblings, I believe you have it confused. It's OBVIOUS that you and Bobbert are the attractive of the three. I'm going to shave, cut my hair and lose 10 lbs now =)

    Miss you, XOXO.

    ReplyDelete
  15. your skirt is absolutely amazing.

    http://anniediamond.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  16. i just wanted to inform you that YOU ARE NUTS!!!! you are so incredibly gorgeous. everytime i look at your photos i actually stop and think "wow" you have incredibly flawless skin, your makeup is always so gorgeous, your style is incredible, you can pull off absolutely anything...you could be a model and make big bucks...honestly. please don't feel down about yourself, i know us gals always do...but really, you are so beautiful. and yes, so are your friends ;)

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love your dress...what cool pictures!

    ReplyDelete
  18. That is a ridiculous amount of good-looking people.

    ReplyDelete
  19. TESS!! I remember when you were on livejournal and she was so tiny and little. That is craazy!

    ReplyDelete
  20. your skirt is insane but I am absolutely in love with it!!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your birthday outfit makes me speachless. Amazing, fantastic, stunning, great, sooooooo lovely!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  22. That skirt is seriously HOT. For some reason, I'm oddly attached to it. Maybe it's the rose like flowers all over it! You looked so cute!

    ReplyDelete
  23. Whoa, you are a great photographer - beautiful candid shots!

    My word verification thingie is "peeder" which is just a really silly word.

    ReplyDelete
  24. Tessa is growing up so fast! You and your friends are so cute.

    ReplyDelete
  25. Hey!You are a lucky girl-you have such nice and beautiful guys around you!) Your skirt is absolutely perfect!I looove it!)

    ReplyDelete
  26. Skirt = perfection! Just splendid!

    ReplyDelete
  27. love the skirt! Your guy friend is hot! My sis just came back from Georgia/Florida and loved all the gorgeous people there with their sweet manners :D.

    ReplyDelete
  28. The walk by celebrities down the red carpet at the cheap pandora bracelets annual Academy Awards is probably just as anticipated by television viewers all over the world as the presentation of the awards themselves. The ladies are the stars of the show, and there's pandora bangle just something enthralling about seeing them decked out in all their finery for the event. The gowns and the jewelry they’re wearing all reinforce that they are stars, a step above us ordinary mortals. Pandora necklace There have been many examples of female celebrities who have been photographed wearing pieces of jewelry that are simply stunning at the Oscars throughout the years. Madonna, for instance, pandora necklace silver was wearing $20 million worth of diamonds at her neck, ears, and wrists at the 1991 Oscars. At this year's event, the jewelry worn by the stars were no less eye-catching, cheap pandora necklaces and they included just about every design imaginable in cheap pandora beads just about every hue of the rainbow. new pandora beads Best Actress nominee Keira Knightley was wearing a vintage pandora bead Bulgari chandelier necklace of diamonds, rubies, emeralds, and sapphires, cheap pandora earrings whose colors were reminiscent of a peacock's feathers. cheap pandora sets Jennifer Lopez was wearing dangling earrings and a necklace of gold and diamonds by Fred Leighton, discount pandora sets who also designed Dolly Parton's earrings and brooch. Charlize Theron's tawny earrings were supplied by Chopard; so were Hilary Swank's diamond earrings, bracelet and ring.

    ReplyDelete