Thursday, December 17, 2009

Holiday Dress, Holiday Spirit











This vintage purse's coin bag still had a bunch of coins and tickets from 1965 and before (all the way back to the 40s wheat pennies). It made me so excited! I'm keeping them in there.




Outfit Details:
brocade and chiffon vintage dress with matching belt: courtesy of Violetville Vintage
petticoat (not visible): ebay
vintage purse: courtesy of Violetville Vintage
shoes: Beacon's Closet
"I hold the key to my own heart" necklace: courtesy of KDikio Vintage
not pictured: maroon velvet coat (I'm not crazy; I did wear a coat...it just covered the whole dress)

After several days of being pampered by my sunshine Bobby boyfriend (homemade soups!), I'm finally starting to feel a little less dead to the world. I took the opportunity to ham it up in a holiday dress, complete with a petticoat underneath. We made up for the lack of outfit posts by taking several million pictures, as you can see. I'm proud of myself for actually getting dressed and going out into the world for a few minutes! I had to get into the holiday spirit before my Florida departure, since I'm about to go from cool winter weather to the mid-eighties of Broward county. We went to see the tree at Rockefeller, had some good soup and then headed back to the apartment, where I am currently pretending to pack my luggage.

While our brief excursion did work somewhat, I'm feeling pretty down. Bobby isn't going home for Christmas (he couldn't get out of work) and I hate leaving him here. I hate the idea of him being alone on Christmas and New Year's Eve, even though he doesn't seem to mind it very much. Maybe he's just trying to keep me from getting upset (not working).

Will someone please keep my boyfriend company on Christmas? Preferably someone who isn't going to try and make the moves on him? ;)

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

81 comments:

  1. As usual perfection. Love the dress my dear and you are looking gorgeous as always.

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  2. Your outfit is so dreamy!
    That is so neat that you found treasures in your vintage purse =]

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  3. Aww that is so sad! I'm sorry he will be alone :( Maybe you can leave him little notes around the house to find or something..?

    But your entire outfit is so romantic! I love it!

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  4. I love the top of your dress -- you look so festive! Neato finds in the purse too! You look beautiful. :)

    Boo for not being together on Christmas/New Year's -- maybe you can celebrate before or after when he has some time off?

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  5. i love your dress!
    that little purse is so cute, even more with what it contained :)

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  6. Brittany and Sidewalk Chalk: We're going to celebrate Christmas when I get back - Christmas dinner, presents and hopefully even a little tree. I imagine there will be great sales on the little fake trees after Christmas!

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  7. LOL. Yeah I wouldn't put that out there because alot of people will put the moves on him. Maybe it will all workout? He seems like the surprising type to me..

    p.s. This outfit is adorable and perfection all around.

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  8. aww! so sad about your boyfriend. I'd gladly keep him company (I'll be in nyc!) but I'm sure he could find someone much less dull. :o) maybe you guys could have a phone new year's kiss.

    I hope you (both) enjoy your holidays anyway. and you look beautiful, as usual!

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  9. Linda: Thank you! Unfortunately, on top of not being able to take time off of work, we have the critters to take care of. I usually fly with Miku, but since Bobby is staying here, she's going to keep him company. No surprises:( But we'll celebrate when I get back.

    Oh and I know a lot of people would put moves on him. My family and friends put the moves on him all the time, haha. But I trust him; he's a good boy.

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  10. The brocade bodice of your dress is sooo pretty! I've been looking for a brocade skirt just like that for ages.

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  11. wow! what a glam outfit - perfect for this time of year. How festive to go see the tree...def. a head turner.

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  12. What a fantastic dress!! you look gorgeous!!! glad you're feeling better. Enjoy the trip!!

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  13. The dress is gorgeous, but the treasures in that purse are the coolest!

    Poor Bobby. I've never spent the holidays away from my family. They annoy me no end, but I suspect I'd miss them if we were apart.

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  14. I couldn't imagine being away from my boyfriend at Christmas, but you guys will survive, it's just a day. There will be many more holidays to spend together, so keep optimistic!

    I wanted to leave a comment and say I saw you guys in BUST!

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  15. I love that shirt! And that's too bad about Bobby not being able to go home for Christmas. That really stinks to be alone. Do you have any friends in the city?

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  16. Keiko, love your holiday outfit!! It's so in tune with the festive spirit. The gold brocade is beautiful!

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  17. just beautiful. you are so darling.

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  18. Oh, you look so gorgeous and ready for the holiday parties. Love the maroon color of the skirt and purse.

    I'm glad you're feeling better and I hope that Bobby is able to find some non-hitting-on-him people to hang with during the holidays.

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  19. That dress is perfection on you! I really like the tights and shoes you wore with it too! You are insanely beautiful!

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  20. My husband is deploying tomorrow so I'll be alone for Christmas too :(

    In other news, I just checked lookbook.nu and your boyfriend is in the number one spot! Just thought I'd let you know if you didn't already. Hope your holidays are wonderful!

    p.s. I think you are sooo gorgeous!

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  21. I love this. The top is amazing and coordinates so well with the dark/basic color of the skirt. Lovely!

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  22. oo you look so pretty ! amazing dress and accesories! you dont look sick at all !

    is it a guy thing to pretend they dont mind or are we just too sensitive ? .... no it has to be the guy thing.

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  23. What a fantastic dress and purse! Absolutely gorgeous.

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  24. I love the detail on the shoulder! It's so lovely ^.^

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  25. what a fantastic find! crazy about the dress. i love the colors. it's a good sign of a great design when your eye lingers on the material too. so pretty!

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  26. that dress is so gorgeous on you.

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  27. that's such a gorgeous holiday dress. you look absolutely marvelous :) :)
    (the detailing on the sleeves is my favorite part)

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  28. girl, that dress looks like it was made for you! at first i thought it was another of your beautiful creations!

    and i know how you feel. i'm going to be taking off for warm and sunny southern california in a few days and have to leave my boyfriend behind, too.

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  29. I love the additional comment.."someone who wont try and put the moves on him" hahaha

    I left my husband for thanksgiving so I know the feeling, we get to be together for both xmas and NYE ..I know that didnt make you feel any better but the dress is beautiful and you wear it beautifully..that should help :)

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  30. I love the top part of the dress!!

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  31. You should have crashed an office Christmas party with that dress on.

    So sad about being away from your boyfriend. My boy and I haven't spent a Christmas in the same state for a couple of years. But one day...maybe...

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  32. I love the dress! And I feel the same way--I'm having to leave my husband at home alone over Christmas and New Year's because of his work. Tres sad.

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  33. Stunning dress! I love that it has a high neckline, that's hard to find sometimes! I hope you and Bobby have an extra romantic reunion post-holidays!

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  34. my god that top is perfect! it's gorgeous! i can't get enough of it!! love everything else! chic and pretty as usual<3

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  35. these photos are adorable! i love your style so much. haha.
    happy holidays, and i'm glad you're feeling better =]

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  36. I wish I could steal your outfit for my holiday party tonight! I'm still fretting over what to wear! This would be so much easier. :)

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  37. I love this outfit and Im glad you're feeling better!! I love your blog! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

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  38. oh my goodness! you look amazing...and the dress has details i didn't catch before... it's gorgeous!
    :)

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  39. Wow I love your dress! It's so vintage and so awesome!

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  40. this is gorgeous and totally captures the holiday spirit!

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  41. ADORABLE! That outfit puts me in the holiday spirit :)

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  42. Just think how gorgeous it'll be after the holidays when you're both back together... You cna have a late Christmas Day, and play dress up! Beautiful dress. x

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  43. I think that's one of the prettiest dresses I've ever seen! It's just perfect! :D

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  44. That dress is amazing! And I love how perfectly your accessories match!
    Poor Bobby, I'm sure someone can adopt him for the day.

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  45. i love the fact that you amplified the effect of the dress with a petticoat! how very creative and lady-like. beautiful color combination of maroon and gold. i love your vintage finds. your site is quickly becoming one of my favorites to visit :)

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  46. I love all the detail and beauty in that dress. One thing about most clothing these days is the lack of attention to detail. That's why vintage is so great!

    You look absolutely stunning, as usual. You can't even tell you've been sick and are still recovering.

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  47. I love your dress, Keiko!! It's gorgeous, and it looks great on you...=)

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  48. Oh my god, that dress is absolutely stunning! I love your sense of style so much!

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  49. i love u're style...its so awesome...
    i follow u...

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  50. Love the outfit! The combination of the rich purple and metallic gold... aaah, just gorgeous :)

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  51. That neckalace is adoreable!

    I'm sure your BF will be fine. He's a dude. Plus, if he has a PS3 or something, then I think we both know what he'll be doing for the holidays.

    XO

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  52. Keiko, you look so darling. I love the brocade top! Beautiful and festive.

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  53. So glad you mentioned you took a coat because the lack of one in the photos was the first thing I noticed. I was like "Oh dear, wouldn't it be a bit cold for an outfit like that at the moment in new york."

    Beautiful outfit though. I ADORE petticoats :)

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  54. Beautiful dress!

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  55. lol make the moves on him (i totally say that)...you're cute :)

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  56. Aw, being away from each other on the holidays is hard. I love the dress, you look so beautiful, and a little cold (are those goosebumps?)
    Yay for boyfriends who make you food :)

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  57. You look so pretty in that brocade party dress! And I love violetville vintage!!! They have the most sasstastic dresses. I've been leaving my boyfriend alone on Thanksgiving/Christmas/New Years's for three straight years in a row now & I feel a little glum about it too, but it's so hard during the holidays when you have to figure out seeing family and work schedules!

    You look so so beautiful & your make up is flawless as always!

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  58. i have to leave my boyfriend alone on the holidays too, also because he couldn't get off work...wah. but i hid a few nice gifts in our apartment that i will reveal to him on christmas, so hopefully that will make things a bit better!

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  59. I love that gold brocade! Judging by the comments on your boy's LB entry in the AA competition, I don't think you can find someone who won't try to steal him away! Didn't someone write "marry me?" ;)

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  60. burgundy and gold complement each other.
    you always look fab and all your photos are
    clear and beautiful.

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  61. The brocade is beautiful, and I love little bits of history like the ticket stubs you found in your purse. It makes vintage shopping all the more worth it. Annie.

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  62. love all the detail in the dress. and the fact that you added a petticoat. super cute lady. keep it up.

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  63. I love this outfit! perfect for the holidays
    you look so gorgeous!

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  64. I wish it was a bit warmer in here, in europe... :( I miss the dresses.




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  65. I love that top, those shoulders! So pretty.

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  66. you're so gorgeous Keiko!

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  67. Breathtaking dress! The brocade is stunning, and the colors are perfect for you. I love the whole ensemble.

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  68. The purple of that dress is sooo pretty and the gold top goes so well with it.

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  69. A-DO-RA-BLE outfit Keiko !
    I love it ,it just fit you perfectly, I wish you a lot of fun & love for the end of the year !
    xxx

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  70. I love the color pairing in the dress. It looks like it was made for you!

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  71. I love love love this outfit! SO elegant and perfect. Your dress is absolutely lovely

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  72. I abosolutely love your clothes and photographs, they're all gorgeous. That dress definitely looks like holiday spirit. =)

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  73. I love the top of your dress -- you look so festive! Neato finds in the purse too! You look beautiful. :)

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  74. This is such a random comment but I've been going through my Google reader and looking at your older posts and noticed a bunch of post titles are Velvet Teen song references and I started dorking out. Love them, Judah is one of my closest friends.

    Anyway, stupid comment but happy holidays!@

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  75. You look so pretty! thanks for being such an inspiration!

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  76. This is such a lovely dress! Love the brocade details and how you pair with other accessories!

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