Monday, November 16, 2009

She doesn't need much besides the clothes on her floor.








I hate doing laundry. Mainly because it means I have to go to the laundromat. I miss the days of in house washing machines and dryers - I left those in Florida with central air and swimming pools, boo. I'm a spoiled little brat and Bobby always does my laundry. When he doesn't get around to it, I just make new clothes! That's what I did for this outfit; I had nothing to wear, so I made a dress. When my clothes no longer fit into the hamper and are strewn about the floor, you know it's time for me to suck it up and do laundry. The best/worst part about all of this is that I made the dress that morning, and was late because I spent more time on it than I thought I would. I messed up the bodice and had to hack off an inch and a half, because I didn't have time to start over. It ended up being a less flattering, baby doll style. But you know, at least I wasn't naked.

I look miserable in that last picture because I was in a horrible mood and was running super late for the Seychelles preview. I'm always running late. Once I got there, I had a great time. I met some really awesome gals and gents, oohed and ahhed over all of the beautiful new designs and even got my nails done. It was all fine and good until I got on the train and realized that I had eyeliner all under my eyes and my lipstick was just a line around my lips. Word to the wise: don't ever try out new makeup products when you are going out. Try them out at home first and stick to your staples when in doubt! I looked like a clown. Lesson learned!

Outfit Details:
coat - Zara
sweetheart dress - made by me
tights and shoes - Target

Love love,

Keiko Lynn

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55 comments:

  1. oooh that dress is very pretty! and I love your solution for getting around doing the laundry (lol), it makes perfect sense! :)
    Olivia

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  2. You have the prettiest clothes I have ever seen! Your dress and that coat (oh that coat!) are so adorable!

    xoxo
    Amy

    thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

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  3. Aww, I hate doing laundry too. I love your dress though. You still look beautiful as usual.

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  4. I don't care....that dress is super cute. I wish I had the patience and drive to sew, I gave it up after having to put togehter bridesmaid dresses.

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  5. Ive done some interesting things to avoid laundry but making new clothes! thats a new one!

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  6. this dress is soooooo pretty!
    so funny you make bobby do laundry. i make my husband do ours too...he does the laundry and i put it away...

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  7. You always have such crystal clear photographs - what camera do you use?

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  8. gah, make me that dress! it is so goddamn perfect, i absolutely love it. when i saw your photo, i should have guessed that you made it, and i was like, omfg i want that!

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  9. Beautiful dress! I love that pretty fabric. I wish I could just whip something up like that to wear everyday. Beats doing the laundry.

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  10. That dress is great! and how do you do those lovely waves in ur hair??

    xxx

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  11. I love everything about this! I used to read you on livejournal way back when, and was so excited to find this once I got back on the web scene!

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  12. nice velvet teen lyrics :)

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  13. Your dress is beautiful! it does not look like you rush to make it! You look absolutely pretty in it! ;)


    -Coco

    Ourpapermoon.blogspot.com

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  14. I could not live without a washing machine. Mine once broke and I didn't have one for a week. I almost died. I just wore dirty clothes though due to my lack of sewing skills... So great work!

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  15. what a great outfit! i love that coat, and your diy dress is so pretty! :)

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  16. You always look so gorgeous. I absolutely adore your clothes!

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  17. At least you can make your own clothes... when I don't feel like doing laundry, I always wind up buying something new. -_- That's bad, because then I lose track of what I already have and wind up with waaaay too many clothes! This dress is cute though; I love the off-white with black tights!

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  18. I can't believe you made that dress...and in one day! WTH...I am sooo jealous of your talent!

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  19. I love that eyelet material! The dress is gorgeous. :)

    I think I'm the odd one out because I enjoy doing laundry. I find folding warm clothes fresh from the dryer to be quite therapeutic (I have no idea why, but it just is).

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  20. You are amazing! I love that you made that gorgeous dress instead of doing the laundry :-). The green coat and the lace are so sweet together... I would have never thought of that combo.
    The Renegade Bean

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  21. Wow, I don't even have the words to express how much I LOVE that dress! I hope you make a few for your shop, because if I was going to splurge on something, it would absolutely be that dress.

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  22. i'm so impressed that that dress is a little something that you whipped up at the last minute! great job! great advice about the makeup too.

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  23. Dress is gorgeous and looks superbly well-made!!

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  24. oooo i love your green coat! very cute.

    and i really like your new hair color. it suits you nicely.

    ♥ erica
    sweetsandhearts.blogspot.com

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  25. I adore your dress! I wish I could just whip up a dress like that!

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  26. Thanks everyone!

    lahmode: I use a Nikon D50 with a 1.8f 50mm lens. I also have an 18-55 lens but I almost always use the 50mm. The D50 was discontinued but there are comparable bodies out there. The D40 has good reviews, but it doesn't work with the 50mm I have:(

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  27. Your coat is adorable!

    colormenana.blogspot.com

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  28. Ooh you look absolutely znd incredibly stunning even when you're in a bad mood! :D Loooove the green vs black x white combo!

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  29. Eyeliner under the eyes and lipstick all but gone? Been there, done that! Bet you still looked gorgeous though!

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  30. eeeek, I think the fabric of this dress brings it to a whole other level of amazing! you look great!

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  31. amazing dress! that happens to me too. when i have nothing to wear, i end up making something new then i'll be late for whatever i was making the thing for.

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  32. wow, you just whipped that up! Amazing!

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  33. I can't believe you made that dress, it's so adorable!

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  34. Lovely dress! I wish I knew how to sew. I have to depend on a seamstress to get my sartorial cravings satisfied. Oh, and I love the color of the leaves! :)

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  35. I love that you made a new dress instead of doing the laundry! If only I was skilled enough to make a dress as beautiful as this just before leaving the house. It literally looks as though it could be sold in a shop for $400!

    xxx

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  36. Such a pretty dress! I love the first photo, you look so cute.

    Carmen.xx.

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  37. that dress is perfect.

    http://cupcaketrash.blogspot.com

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  38. This outfit is so great! I love the dress!!

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  39. i can't believe you actually made this dress. it is beautiful.
    And i love the green coat.
    I sooo agree on the laundry. I HATE IT HATE IT HATE IT what a waste of time !!!since i can't make clothes, i buy some...and then im broke.

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  40. I love the detailing in your dress! Great blog. :)

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  41. love the velvet teen reference!

    beautiful dress

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  42. I love this dress, its so cool that you were just able to make it last minute.
    -L

    http://unsystematicstyle.blogspot.com/

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  43. Your dress is adorable! I thought it was vintage :O

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  44. Wow, that dress is amazing - great job! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

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  45. oh my! The dress is diVINE! So, so adorable...

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  46. Your clothes are beautiful! I like your passion for coloured tights, I have them in all colours as well! Following your blog now :)

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  47. the most beautiful dress i have ever seen!

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  48. I featured this outfit on my most recent blog post-I hope you don't mind!

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  49. Your dress is gorgeous! It looks absolutely perfect with the pop of color from your coat. Do you make your own patterns?

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  50. I adore this dress. I wish I had the time, talent, and patience to make clothes like this. I admire your creativity and style.

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  51. I love your green coat, and that dress is stunning. I wish I could sew half as good as you.

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