Saturday, April 4, 2009

Morton Salt Girl



Today, I inadvertently dressed as a walking salt advertisement, which was just fine by me. It has been windy and rainy all week (although today was mostly windy) and I have been getting a serious case of cabin fever. Having an entire day out of the house was extremely refreshing. We had brunch, bought a lot of really awesome things at antique shop and did some grocery shopping at Trader Joe's. I spent half an hour searching through boxes of old tintype photos, magazines, advertisements and other little bits of nostalgia, from past generations. We ended up leaving with a 1915 edition of White Fang, a beautiful portrait of a woman (from 1926), a vintage "Alteration and Repairs" sign for above my sewing station, some antique bottle openers and a stack of [redacted - I know you're reading this, mom!] for my mom's birthday. The best part was finding a super old negative (of a woman hanging clothing on a line), inside of the book. I love the random things that people leave as bookmarks.


I spent most of my day pushing my hair out of my face.





umbrella: ny street vendor
vintage dress - thrifted, altered to fit and hemmed shorter) ($2)
silver tights - urban outfitters ($3.99)
shoes - jeffrey campbell ($50)
vintage bag - hourglass consignment
p.s. I have matching hotpants underneath. Not the same fabric but same color:)

Lovely as it was, I'm already itching to get out, tomorrow. Tonight, I have a lot of work - I'm finally putting up a ton of new headbands and have to start planning for the Unique LA event. Tomorrow, we are having a picnic! That is, if the weather permits. Please, please, please...permit!

-Keiko Lynn

35 comments:

  1. i actually bought a bubble umbrella today! its the cutest ;)

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  2. I love that yellow dress! It would look really nice with a white belt =D

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  3. I can't get enough of that umbrella. It's too cute!

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  4. i like how mod your eye make up is today, i wish i was brave enough (and dextrous enough) to do makeup like that on my own eyes. i have to admit i was relieved that you were wearing hotpants =P

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  5. oh, this outfit is precious! i think yellow and grey is possibly the greatest color combination in existence.

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  6. beautiful...all of you...your face...your smile...and of course...your legs & tights...i wonder...if you keep a lot of tights since high school, you should have at least a ton o tights...is it???

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  7. I adore your yellow mini dress & shoes!! you're so cute. ^_^
    love, dayna

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  8. You look so sweet:) Love everything, especially the smile. In one of the photos you look like a 21 century Mary Poppins:P

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  9. You look happy in all the pictures and that's the main thing

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  10. Oh post some pictures of those vintage things you're talking about, pleaze! :)

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  11. i love all your outfits!
    you always look so sweet and happy!
    stunning dress!

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  12. the dress looks great, bright colours are amazing on you. your umbrella is cute too!!

    brooke xx

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  13. I love that bright yellow dress and those lovely gray heels!

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  14. Love yoour hair style in this picture - so cute!

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  15. lovely dress! looks great with grey colour.

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  16. I think this is my favorite outfit of all that you have posted here. Love it. I was very glad to read that you had on hotpants, though, since the dress is so scandalously short!

    I have an umbrella just like that, and I love it. My husband and I also have some wedding photos of us huddled under it, since it was rainy on our wedding day.

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  17. this is the first time I read your blog.... and I LOVE IT! LOVE LOVE LOVE! the style is amazing! you are so inspiring!

    love yu!

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  18. So flippin' adorable! Random question...Do you make your own hot pants?

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  19. aw, you are such a doll! :D

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  20. haha hotpants are a must sometimes. i think the length of your dress is so perfect though! nicely done.

    your hair looks sooo good! love it.

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  21. you look beautiful, i love the umbrella, how is it that you never have any people in the background of your photos?
    xo

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  22. Yellow...my favorite color!I love your dress!

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  23. i don't know, and i don't want to sound weird but i see you as scarlet johanson, only in happy colors. hihi.
    you are so pretty in yellow with that umbrella. so cute.

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  24. J'adore tes créations, je ne laisse pas de message car je ne parle pas anglais.

    tu as beaucoup de talent bravo!

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  25. Kay, hilarious! I wore a totally similar outfit with my clear umbrella the other day. style symmetry I linked your post. :-)

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  26. You look beautiful as always.
    I love yellow, it makes me happy when I wear it. ^_^ And I absolutely love that bag of yours.

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  27. aww can i ask which antique shop you went to? its always so hard to find one in the new york area that is overpriced or picked

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  28. oh my gosh i cannot get enough of that dress!!!! its just the perfect yellow color, and i love the shape/tailoring!

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  29. I adore your style! Absolutely love it! I have that umbrella as well and it is fabulous!

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  30. So jealous! I wanted to be the morton salt girl for Halloween but didn't have the right dress and unbrella

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  33. Hey. I LOVE LOVE LOVE the shoes. I know you said they were Jeffery Campbell but where did you buy them? I would love to get a pair.

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