ModCloth sent all of the Weardrobe NYC girls a little black dress (aptly named the Weardrobe Dress) to see how each of us would style it. I’ve already seen a couple of the girls’ interpretations and I’m excited to see the rest! We all have unique personal styles, so I’m sure there will be no repeats. I decided to do two different looks: one more conventional and the other a little more fun. Here are my two looks:

First look:
Weardrobe DressModCloth
Vintage ruffled jacket – Beacon’s Closet in Park Slope
Reconstructed Rhinestone “Phillice” necklace – Corvus Noir
Tights – H&M
Mary Janes – Target

Second look:
Weardrobe Dress worn as a vest/top – ModCloth
Vintage yellow bow blouse – thrifted in Cape Cod
Vintage belt – from my mom’s store, Hourglass Consignment
Plaid skirt – thrifted and hemmed
Tights – H&M
Heels – Alice & Olivia for Payless
Sunglasses – courtesy of Lucky Mag
Yellow Satchel – courtesy of Cambridge Satchel Company

I had fun playing dress up! It gave me a chance to wear one of my favorite vintage pieces and my new Corvus Noir

necklace. I ended up wearing the second look throughout the day but expect to see more of the pieces from the first look in the coming weeks. It’s getting a little chilly and I’m looking for some new long gloves to pair with the vintage jacket!

-Keiko Lynn

p.s. I’m wearing Russian Red lipstick by MAC, in case anyone is wondering! I get a lot of lipstick questions and I’m trying to remember to list them from now on.

  1. M-ily says: October 4, 200912:19 am

    !! That belt in your second look? I have one that's almost identical that I yoinked from my mom's closet. Yay for moms!

    Both looks are so fun, it's always great to see how diverse articles of clothing can be.

  2. style-magnet says: October 4, 200912:23 am

    KEIKO YOU ARE BRILLIANT. I adore both looks. That Cambridge satchel is so cute! I've always wanted a vintage-y satchel to use for school. Too bad my buttload of books would never fit in one.

    Gawjuss, dahling.

  3. punky says: October 4, 200912:28 am

    That vintage jacket is LOVELY!!

  4. CMA says: October 4, 200912:54 am

    this is gorgeous
    good job showing its versatility
    and the yellow bag? MAKES IT.

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  5. Sher says: October 4, 200912:55 am

    I love both outfits! and I am really digging your belt!

  6. Kelkev says: October 4, 20091:10 am
  7. farren says: October 4, 20092:55 am

    those a+o's are soooo cute! <3

  8. beverly4 says: October 4, 20092:58 am

    I love those peeptoe booties w/ the pink on the underside!!!

  9. Anonymous says: October 4, 20093:12 am

    Those Alice & Olivia for Payless shoes are incredible! Please answer: how do you wear those shoes and not have your feet hurt?

  10. Keiko Lynn says: October 4, 20094:01 am

    Anonymous: No lie, these shoes are really comfortable! I wore them all around Manhattan and Brooklyn all day and my feet didn't hurt. They have the platform in the front, which evens out the heel height. I actually just wrote a review about them because I was impressed by how comfy they ended up being, when they look like they would torture.

    BUT to be fair, I'm used to wearing heels.

  11. Becca Jane says: October 4, 20094:56 am

    I love both of your interpretations of this dress! I love love love that yellow purse.

  12. Dylana says: October 4, 20095:58 am

    I love your yellow bag! It is darling! You are so cute!

  13. monica burnett says: October 4, 20096:01 am

    i love the pink sole on those shoes!

  14. A Thought Is The Blossom says: October 4, 20096:37 am

    love the way you styled it… and those shoes!!! my god, those are gorgeous.

  15. Amelia M says: October 4, 20097:36 am

    You look likea sultry 50s film star in the photo with the white coat. The weardrobe dress seems very versatile, I must say!

  16. little me. says: October 4, 20098:44 am

    I LOVE your outfits, they are so classy and elegant and colourful!
    Great blog!

  17. Style_Pursuit says: October 4, 20099:22 am

    I take a look at the second picture and my first thought is Audrey Hepburn! :o)


  18. mice says: October 4, 20099:39 am

    my heart belongs to yellow!! (:


  19. Ofelia says: October 4, 200910:12 am

    You look amazing!!
    Have a nice day!

  20. mahryska says: October 4, 200910:50 am

    i love the yellow bag!!! =D

  21. Josefin says: October 4, 200912:52 pm

    Oh, amazing bag!
    Lovely blog, greetings from sweden

  22. J says: October 4, 20092:27 pm

    i love love your outfits. you're style is amazing! love the mod look :)

  23. cupcake.trash says: October 4, 20093:25 pm

    love those payless heels.

  24. Ashley says: October 4, 20093:52 pm

    I love love love your shoes in the second look!

    My name is Ashley Kurtz, by the way! I follow Jillian Pye's blog, and you guys are some crafty, creative ladies! I hope I don't come off as weird, haha I just think your style is very awesome :)

    -Ashley Kurtz

  25. Catherine G says: October 4, 20095:57 pm

    The shoes in your second look are rockin'!!!

  26. Le Tasché says: October 4, 20095:58 pm

    What for an elegant look you have wearing the white coat with black dress, love it! The yellow blouse is also awesome!

  27. melly says: October 4, 20097:36 pm

    The second look makes me smile! Especially since your poses are bursting with energy!! Heart the satchel so darn much.

  28. Danielle says: October 4, 200911:34 pm

    Both looks are very cute! I want to see the other girls looks.

  29. Christen says: October 4, 200911:37 pm

    I really love both looks! Both are really beautiful :)

    And that satchel is bananas! Love love LOVE!

  30. sparkle motion says: October 5, 20093:26 am

    i love the playful look!

  31. womens dress designer says: October 5, 20093:19 pm

    i love all the looks –but most of all i love that bag in the last picture

  32. Corinna says: October 5, 20096:42 pm

    i like both outfits, even though i don't think i could pull off the second look! but it's so you :)

  33. emilyanne says: October 5, 200911:38 pm

    I absolutely love the second look! It definitely took a lot more creativity.

  34. Clare says: October 6, 200912:55 am

    So fun! LOVE your take on the Weardrobe dress!

  35. MYLifeStyleMude says: October 6, 20092:36 pm

    I love the yellow bag and the shoes!! Whole outfit is well put together!

  36. Paige says: October 6, 20095:15 pm

    You always look so classy!

    Midwest Darling

  37. junebabie says: October 6, 20096:25 pm

    I love the second look! it's sophisticated but sunny.
    this is my favourite take on the weardrobe dress so far.
    ..what kind of camera do you use?

  38. julie says: October 7, 200912:04 am

    So adorable!!

  39. Kallie says: October 7, 200912:35 am

    i love the colors of your outfit, like a fall leaf on a cloudy day!

  40. Kansas Couture says: October 7, 20093:12 am

    The look with the coat is soo elegant, and I'm drooling over that vintage yellow blouse in the second!

  41. Keiko Lynn says: October 7, 20093:49 am

    Thanks, everyone!

    Junebabie: I use a Nikon D50 with a 50mm 1.8f nikkor lens. The camera is discontinued but there are comparable bodies.

  42. calivintage says: October 7, 20094:30 am

    i want that satchel! i recently discovered them and i seriously want one in every color.

    and you did a really good job with the dress. you put me to shame, my outfit was so simple! haha! 😉

  43. anhesty says: October 7, 200912:47 pm

    the dress is absolutely cute! j'adore!

  44. joelle van dyne says: October 7, 20093:08 pm

    i love all your different ways of styling the weardrobe dress! you are giving me lots of styling inspiration for mine. and i REALLY adore that yellow bag. ~joelle

  45. myedit says: October 7, 200910:03 pm

    You look like such a lady in your first look and I die over that bright yellow satchel. Makes me wanna go back to school…

  46. Jennyfer says: October 9, 200912:12 am

    I love your white vintage jacket! <3

  47. Pink says: October 9, 200911:58 am

    You`re pretty good looking…

  48. A Whimsical Girl Named Debbie says: October 10, 20093:29 pm

    You look adorable, girl! I'm diggin' the Alice & Olivia platforms and that yellow bag is killer! Have a whimsical weekend.

  49. Penny says: October 10, 20095:29 pm

    I adore both outfits- & I own the same skirt! The picture of my outfit with the skirt is up on my blog, but quite honestly I think you wore it better (:

  50. ...on the brink of something beautiful says: October 13, 20097:56 pm

    your style always inspires me!!

  51. April says: November 12, 20094:57 am

    I wish I could wear lipstick half as well as you.

  52. Bryce says: May 1, 20106:12 pm

    I'm going crazy over this satchel! I remember you using one in this outfit, so I came back to ask: What size is yours? because that is the perfect accessory size. I want to buy one, but I can't decide which one would be best.

  53. Cindy P says: November 16, 20109:22 pm

    I LOVE what you did with the dress! Especially pairing it with a skirt. That's so clever, I'd never have thought of that!

    Where can I find the other blogs of the rest of the ladies with the dress? I'd like to see how the others wear it.