Outfit Details:
vintage dress – Beacon’s Closet
petticoat (I know, I know) – ebay years ago
Seychelles Blimey shoes – courtesy of Seychelles. I’ve been wearing these nonstop for two reasons: I only packed three pairs of shoes and they are really, really comfy.
ring – vintage 1930s, gift from my mom and stepdad and it matches the necklace they bought for my birthday! I loooove it.

Makeup Details:
Photofinish (all over, primer) – Smashbox
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light (all over) – MAC
Refined Mineralize Skinfinish (cheeks) – MAC, gift from Amanda
Cheekie cheek and lip shine in bette (lips) – Julie Hewett
Bare Canvas paint (eyes) – MAC
Blacktrack fluidline (eyes)- MAC
Mascara – gift from Tessa

I wore this dress for Christmas, which was a slightly inappropriate choice for the weather and dress code. I can’t help it; I like to dress up – especially for the holidays, when everything formal seems a little more acceptable. My Aunt Nikki and I found this dress while shopping at Beacon’s Closet (naturally) and we both knew it was meant to be. When it fit me perfectly, I knew it had to be my Christmas dress.

New Year’s, however…what will I wear for that? I didn’t pack nearly enough clothing, so I’m reduced to making my outfits for the weekend. I don’t know if I have the time to make a dress for tomorrow night but I guess I’ll figure it out as I go along. I bought a couple of dresses for consideration. We’ll see what I end up wearing.

What are your new year’s resolutions? I haven’t narrowed mine down yet (I tend to go overboard) but Jeremy sent me a nifty little link that I think you all might enjoy.

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

  1. libys11 says: December 30, 200911:19 pm

    omg!!! i really love that you're not afraid to dress up and be all feminine all the time!!! your style is impeccable! ๐Ÿ˜€ that outfit is just beyond adorable! ๐Ÿ˜€

    http://animatedconfessions.blogspot.com

  2. Whitney Sews says: December 30, 200911:30 pm

    Such a beautiful dress! I love how full the petticoat is…I've been looking for one, but haven't found one at a good price yet.

  3. Erica Leigh says: December 30, 200911:30 pm

    i love dressing up too (mostly because i never have a good enough reason to…which means i end up overdressing for any occasion that's slightly above casual. but whatever!) ๐Ÿ˜‰

    love the holiday dress (and i'm obsessed with bow belts haha). also, i think i need a petticoat now.

    <3

  4. M. says: December 30, 200911:56 pm

    my jaw literally dropped when i saw this dress, its gorgeous.

    lovelove,
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

  5. Kate says: December 30, 200911:56 pm

    what an amazing dress! I absoloutely adore the open back, and the colour of the skirt.

    I know what you mean about overdressing. I went to a houseparty the other day in a blue satin dress with far too much cleavage. But dammit, I hadn't gotten to wear it for ages!

  6. sliplover001 says: December 31, 200912:01 am

    I'm sure what ever you wear you'll look absolutely gorgeous

  7. ashleymikki says: December 31, 200912:26 am

    I love this dress! Beacon's Closet always has good finds.

  8. Laura Gerencser says: December 31, 200912:27 am

    LOVE that ring! It's gorgeous!!

  9. Django et Coco says: December 31, 200912:42 am

    Wow! This dress is so wonderful; I love the color of the skirt! Looking forward to see your New Year Pick!

    -Coco from Our Paper Moon

  10. Sidewalk Chalk says: December 31, 200912:43 am

    That dress is gorgeous and your makeup is flawless and lovely. What a lovely holiday outfit! :)
    – JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

  11. Kai says: December 31, 20091:10 am

    Your finds are always so amazing! I'm so jealous :) this is a beautiful dress, and you look lovely as always.

  12. fashionforwriters says: December 31, 20091:28 am

    I have tons of resolutions, but it makes me feel better not to say them or think them or write them down or even think of them as a resolution. This year, I'm going to just try and think of everything I've done and have no expectations for next year!

    Your dress looks so pretty,especially the black mesh and sweetheart neckline.

    xo Jenny

  13. Sylvie says: December 31, 20092:38 am

    I LOVE the top of this dress.

  14. Danielle says: December 31, 20092:56 am

    That dress is sooooooo gorgeous. Gahhh, I just about died when I saw it. That ring is so cool too!

  15. MissKellie says: December 31, 20093:51 am

    That's one of the prettiest vintage dresses I've seen in a long time! The skirt's color is stunning! ๐Ÿ˜€

    My main resolution for 2010 is to learn how to sew. I really want to start making my own clothes, and selling things on Etsy!

    http://playingdressupwithkellie.blogspot.com/

  16. closet365 says: December 31, 20096:21 am

    Love that dress. The color is just amazing.

    closet365.wordpress.com

  17. monica burnett says: December 31, 20097:12 am
  18. confessions of a marc addict. says: December 31, 20099:31 am

    that dress is stunning on you!

  19. Helen says: December 31, 20091:38 pm

    amazing! you look so beautiful here. i love that ring too.

  20. DearBeatrice... says: December 31, 20095:06 pm

    beautiful outfit!! and that ring!! wow!
    Happy new year!! ^.^

    ps. you have really cute new items in the shop!

  21. Atenea says: January 2, 20102:37 pm

    I like the first t-shirt. Happy new year pretty :)

  22. Yvonne Same says: January 2, 20107:04 pm

    LOVE THE RING

  23. Rica says: January 3, 20101:35 am

    such a lovely dress, beautiful photo shoot, and beautiful, pretty you. i am following you now and will check your blog time to time.lol. love your fashion style, i kinda relate to it.

    xoxo,
    sassy rica ^_^

  24. Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) says: January 5, 20102:05 am

    Such a beautiful dress!!! it looks gorgeous on u!

    http://www.thejoyoffashion.blogspot.com

  25. ainikki says: January 5, 20107:06 am

    I wish we had so warm weather and not 20 cm of snow!!! I had to bike through snow yesterday to come home from work.

  26. Une รฉtincelle de mode says: January 5, 20109:02 pm

    OMG: the perfect dress!

    http://etincelledemode.blogspot.com/

  27. Nora Southall says: January 6, 20103:37 am

    I love the whole outfit! It seems like something Joan from Madmen would wear!

    http://rcgaloshes.blogspot.com/

  28. kate maggie says: January 6, 20108:14 am

    that dress is so stunning! looks so great on you:)

  29. Slanelle says: January 6, 20102:08 pm

    you look so pretty in that outfit !

  30. Bucca says: January 7, 20104:50 am

    Amazing dress! xox Happy new year

  31. Anniina says: January 10, 20102:56 pm

    Oh my, this dress is perfect,I fell in love with it. And the ring! Happy new year!

  32. Molly says: January 17, 201010:57 pm

    love the shoes, love the ring. you have beautiful style, and a wonderful blog. so stoked to follow :)

  33. Elissa says: January 26, 20107:27 pm

    Absolutely love this amazing dress and the slightly longer length… so cute with the brogues!