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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  1. S and O says: November 16, 20099:19 pm

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

  2. Amy says: November 16, 20099:27 pm

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



  3. Kiri says: November 16, 20099:27 pm

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

  4. Linda says: November 16, 20099:28 pm

    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.

  5. Sarah Dee says: November 16, 20099:32 pm

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

  6. Diane says: November 16, 20099:32 pm

    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…

  7. lahmode says: November 16, 20099:33 pm

    You always have such crystal clear photographs – what camera do you use?

  8. calivintage says: November 16, 20099:34 pm

    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!

  9. Gail says: November 16, 20099:35 pm

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

  10. [Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* says: November 16, 200910:02 pm

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


  11. Luana says: November 16, 200910:06 pm

    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!

  12. Nina says: November 16, 200910:10 pm

    nice velvet teen lyrics :)

  13. Django et Coco says: November 16, 200910:26 pm

    Your dress is beautiful! it does not look like you rush to make it! You look absolutely pretty in it! 😉



  14. georgeface says: November 16, 200910:29 pm

    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!

  15. katthroatworld says: November 16, 200910:47 pm

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

  16. Joi says: November 16, 200910:52 pm

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

  17. Erin Cathleen says: November 16, 200911:02 pm

    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!

  18. God's Favorite Shoes! says: November 17, 200912:07 am

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

  19. Katrina says: November 17, 200912:17 am

    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).

  20. kelly ann says: November 17, 200912:36 am

    that dress is so pretty!

  21. catherine_sr. says: November 17, 20091:23 am

    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

  22. jenny says: November 17, 20092:10 am

    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.

  23. Moomby says: November 17, 20092:29 am

    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.

  24. melly says: November 17, 20094:51 am

    Dress is gorgeous and looks superbly well-made!!

  25. Erica Leigh says: November 17, 20096:17 am

    oooo i love your green coat! very cute.

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

    ♥ erica

  26. Mel says: November 17, 20096:51 am

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

  27. Keiko Lynn says: November 17, 20096:54 am

    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:(

  28. Dylana says: November 17, 20097:14 am

    Your coat is adorable!


  29. Eline says: November 17, 20097:43 am

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

  30. Amelia M says: November 17, 20097:50 am

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

  31. FeeMail says: November 17, 20098:19 am

    What can I say! I love it :-)!

  32. angela says: November 17, 20099:14 am

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

  33. Anonymous says: November 17, 20099:22 am

    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.

  34. piglet says: November 17, 20099:29 am

    wow, you just whipped that up! Amazing!

  35. auxpaysdesmerveilles says: November 17, 200910:23 am

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

  36. Patty says: November 17, 200912:26 pm

    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! :)

  37. Sadie's Wardrobe says: November 17, 20092:40 pm

    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!


  38. Carmen says: November 17, 20093:37 pm

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


  39. cupcake♥trash says: November 17, 20095:44 pm

    that dress is perfect.


  40. Annie H says: November 17, 20098:11 pm

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

  41. Mo says: November 17, 20098:20 pm

    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.

  42. Cecilia says: November 18, 20091:10 am

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

  43. Christina says: November 18, 20092:56 am

    love the velvet teen reference!

    beautiful dress

  44. Lloyd & The Tubsters says: November 18, 20093:07 am

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


  45. Jamie says: November 18, 200912:52 pm

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

  46. Wear Necessities says: November 18, 20096:33 pm

    Wow, that dress is amazing – great job! – Natalya of Wear Necessities

  47. Teresa @ good-grace says: November 18, 200910:13 pm

    oh my! The dress is diVINE! So, so adorable…

  48. Whitney Sews says: November 19, 20099:06 am

    I love your coat!

  49. Alice says: November 19, 200910:07 am

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

  50. Popinnie says: November 19, 20095:11 pm

    the most beautiful dress i have ever seen!

  51. Becky says: November 20, 20098:31 pm

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

  52. Lacey says: November 22, 200912:37 am

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

  53. Nikki says: November 22, 200910:14 pm

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

  54. Diana says: November 23, 20094:39 pm

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

  55. Danielle says: November 23, 20097:09 pm

    That dress is awesome!