Outfit Details: thrifted blazer, thrifted dress (altered), vintage gloves, 80%20 shoes, vintage belt, tights from Urban Outfitters.

We’re gearing up for the Bust Craftacular (December 6th!) and I’m behind on my posts. Luckily, I have quite a few from last week, because I’ve been busy/pajama-ing the last few days while I work/punch myself in the face repeatedly. Nevertheless, it’s nice to look back and think, “Last week was awesome.” I met up with my good friend Jason (my prom date!) and his boyfriend for lunch. I love seeing Jason because we can go a year without seeing each other and pick up right where we left off. Friends like that are hard to come by.

That was last week. This week has been a bash my head against the wall kind of week – but I’ll save the sorry details for my friends, bless their patient little hearts. I’ll just say that I’ve heard “You have the worst luck of anyone I know” more and more these days. It doesn’t take much to make me happy; it really doesn’t. It just seems like things keep going awry and it’s rather frustrating if not downright maddening!

Yesterday, I sat at my sewing machine looking defeated and on the verge of tears. Kim walked up to me and said, “Do you need a hug? You look like you need hug.”

I did. It helped.

Sometimes you just need a little reminder that it isn’t the whole world who is against you. I always have my friends and family.

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

  1. a cat of impossible colour says: November 30, 20095:09 am

    You have had such a rough time this year! I don't know why we have to go through these bad patches; it's very unfair. I hope it passes soon, and that brighter days are ahead.

    * virtual hug *

    (And my kitteh wants to give you a hug too, but his paws are muddy and would ruin your dress, so he'll just have to wait).

    Andrea xx

  2. Catherine says: November 30, 20095:09 am

    *love for keiko*

    I have an Industrial serger and i tell ya, BEST purchase ever. Has not had a single problem in over 3 years!

  3. Tabby says: November 30, 20095:25 am

    aww! well i pray your week gets better!!! Everytime when i'm down i treat myself to a sweet treat and watch cartoons ^_^

    and i loooooooooooove the blazer xD


  4. m. says: November 30, 20095:46 am

    I can't help it, this is soooooo cuuuuuute

  5. emma shou-mei says: November 30, 20095:55 am

    That is the single most awesome belt in the history of the WORLD.

    Hope things get better :)

  6. The Owl's Closet says: November 30, 20096:05 am

    i'm sorry to hear that:( hope this week will bring better days:D stay positive, keiko:) i agree, thank goodness for the unconditional love of family and friends:)


  7. Mel says: November 30, 20096:07 am

    Love your outfit! The colors are lovely :) Aww hope your week goes by better!

  8. Suzanne says: November 30, 20096:11 am

    gorgeous look again :) love the belt

  9. Louise says: November 30, 20096:19 am

    Fab belt … very fab shoes.

  10. Ash says: November 30, 20096:23 am

    I love your gloves! vintage gloves are the best! Already nicely worn in… I have a fabulous fuschia set that I LOVE and wear all the time!


  11. Polina says: November 30, 20096:51 am

    your sister sounds really nice!

    i loveeee your style and your clothes. one day i will buy from your store but right now im concerned that it either wont fit me or will look bad. but soon enough i will bite the bullet and purchase something.

    love xx
    p.s – i've been a fan of your blog since about may and im so glad to have discovered it!!

  12. michelle_ says: November 30, 20099:49 am

    love those gloves and the patterned tights !

    its good that you have ur mind on the positive side . its true that ur friends and family are there by ur side . dont ever loose them . it's not purchase-able like clothes .

  13. riennahera says: November 30, 200910:21 am

    Dearest Keiko,
    Please tell me how the hell you manage to do those wonderful soft waves. I demand an instruction! :>

  14. Linda says: November 30, 200911:45 am

    I have similar tights! When I bought them I thought the chevron would meet up in the front like these do…they do not, they only meet up on the sides. I need these ones!

  15. Imogen says: November 30, 200911:48 am

    I love your blazer and your blog is fantastic. I recently bought the Keiko Lynn dress and its amazing. I'm going to post some pictures of it on my blog sometime.

  16. yoli says: November 30, 20091:17 pm

    cheer up! you're a lovely girl!

  17. aleaf says: November 30, 20091:46 pm

    cheer up! I went to thriftko- orlando- yesterday.. and no worries.. it sucked.. nothing good:)

  18. Sidewalk Chalk says: November 30, 20092:18 pm

    That dress is a gorgeous color on you! And I love the belt as well.

    I really hope things get better for you soon.
    – JoAnn

  19. myownlittleuniverse says: November 30, 20093:33 pm

    i had thee worst week and thanksgiving ever! so maybe it's just something in the air! things normally run pretty smoothly. but it was one thing after another. big things too. so i feel your pain! things are turning around…moving into a more positive, peaceful and easy flowing energy! yes (please)!

  20. mom & son says: November 30, 20093:51 pm

    you always look beautiful!
    nice color of your outfit!

  21. katthroatworld says: November 30, 20094:51 pm

    cute outfit! love the color of your dress!


  22. DailyDivaDish says: November 30, 20094:56 pm

    Sounds like you're really going through a rough patch. Just want you to know I'm thinking happy thoughts for you—as I'm sure many others here are as well. Hope things get better very soon. All the best! -Piper

  23. Kiersten says: November 30, 20095:18 pm

    cheer up pretty girl, friends and family always make everything better!

  24. Diana says: November 30, 20095:19 pm

    Gorgeous outfit, and I love the tights.

    My sewing machine almost made me cry this weekend. Sometimes they simply don't want to behave.

  25. Katrina says: November 30, 20095:51 pm

    Hugs really do make everything better! :) I hope things start looking up for you soon!

  26. Ashley Yazzie says: November 30, 20096:37 pm

    2010 is right around the corner….thank goodness! I've had one of those years too. I think many of us need a fresh start. At least you look fabulous while facing your challenges!

  27. Ruby Roulette says: November 30, 20098:02 pm

    I'm sorry things aren't going so well, it's not nice when things spiral out of your control. On the brighter side however I absolutely adore the gloves you have on in these pictures! Seriously I have wanted some like that for SO long!

  28. wheredoyoushop says: November 30, 20099:34 pm

    Adorable blazer! Glad you're feeling better. :)


  29. Stevie says: November 30, 20099:48 pm

    Those gloves are so great. I've been visiting your blog for a bit but this is the first time i've commented. Not sure why. All your posts are fabulous. Keep your head up. :)

  30. Carmen says: November 30, 200910:01 pm

    Love your tights, your hair is so pretty.


  31. Danielle says: December 1, 20091:30 am

    LOVE those tights! You have an awesome blog!


  32. WendyB says: December 1, 20092:10 am

    It's good to have friends!

    And nice gloves.

  33. Mo says: December 1, 20096:32 am

    beautiful jacket !!! there is always the nice comments on your blog 😉

  34. calivintage says: December 1, 20096:42 am

    aw, keiko! i hope things get better for you!

    at least you look just lovely in this outfit. the dress is so pretty with the high ruffled collar!

  35. VaivaPamaiva says: December 1, 20094:21 pm

    Those gloves are gorgeous :)
    And stay positive!

  36. Wear Necessities says: December 1, 20096:44 pm

    Awesome dress and tights! You rock this look!! – Natalya of Wear Necessities

  37. cupcake♥trash says: December 1, 20097:38 pm
  38. Alicia says: December 2, 20096:42 am

    So today I opened up a copy of BUST and was flipping through it. . . and came across a huge ad with you and Bobby.

  39. Rosa says: December 2, 20098:53 am

    ur such a cutie! i hope ur week gets better! xxx

  40. Brittany says: December 2, 20091:37 pm

    That belt is AMAZING. And hang in there. We all have our days (or weeks) where we just want to cry and not do anything at all.. but you have to push through and when you see the fruits of your labor, you will be so proud of yourself. <3

  41. Nhiy says: December 2, 20099:37 pm

    Wow love your tights !!!

  42. Dylana says: December 3, 20095:17 am

    This dress is gorgeous! I love it!


  43. Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) says: December 4, 20094:09 am

    I love the colors in this outfit! very very cute! and the tights are awesome as well!


  44. apartments in manila says: December 7, 20098:38 am

    The entire outfit looks stunning and prefect except for the shoes. I think the design of the shoes is inappropriate for your outfit.

  45. Removalist Melbourne says: December 7, 20098:41 am

    The shoe color matches the jacket but it doesn’t mean that if the color matches it’s perfect for the outfit. I thought the outfit is fabulous but the shoes are a disaster. You should’ve worn blue high heels or anything that looks sophisticated and a little more feminine to look at.