I had Andrew Bird stuck in my head all day. Every time I wear a pretty dress like this, I think of my life being set to an Andrew Bird soundtrack.

Outfit Details:
vintage 50s dress – Beacon’s Closet
petticoat – I’ve had this for years and years
tights – target
Seychelles Blimey shoes – courtesy of Seychelles
vintage 50s sweater – gift from my mom

Makeup details:
Mineralize skinfinish natural in light – MAC
brow pencil because I keep forgetting to order a 266se – hate
Petticoat skinfinish – MAC
Film Noir lipstick – courtesy of Julie Hewett (who were kind enough to send me some new products after I blogged about how much I love my new HG, the cheekie lip and cheek shine)
Blacktrack fluidline – MAC

I hope you all understand the lapses in my blogging; I’ve been spending time with family and friends and have stayed away from the internet almost entirely. In fact, I should probably check my gmail before it gets out of control (probably too late). It’s easy to lose track of the internet world when you’re catching up with people you love.

A lot of you have been asking for a hair tutorial and I promise, promise, promise that it will come soon. Also, I’ve had a lot of makeup inquiries, so I’ll do my best to list my makeup more often. If you ever have any questions, it’s easiest for me to respond through twitter or facebook – I don’t always get around to checking older comments on here and I don’t want any questions to go unanswered!

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

  1. ru.kurarin says: December 29, 200912:47 am

    i hope you are enjoying yourself! i always enjoy seeing your photos. You tend to radiate such joy.

  2. Kai says: December 29, 20091:08 am

    You are seriously so, SO beautiful! Loving the 50s dress and sweater. I hope your holiday season is as wonderful as it could possibly be – I can't blame you for taking a bit of a break, I've had family over constantly!

  3. Sidewalk Chalk says: December 29, 20091:31 am

    I love, love your dress — you look so romantic! Hope the rest of your holiday season is lovely. :) – JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

  4. April says: December 29, 20091:40 am

    you are always so gorgeous! i love the color of your dress – the blue is so refreshing and light.

  5. Ebony says: December 29, 20091:46 am

    You are always dressed so classically beautiful. I love this shoot.

  6. Ollie Otson says: December 29, 20091:59 am

    You look so Scarlette Johannson-esque in the photo of you sitting down. Beautiful.

    I, too, would love a hair tutorial.

  7. Farrielle Design and Fashionista says: December 29, 20092:04 am

    Love love your blog. You are gorgeous in these pictures. Wishing you the best for 2010.

  8. Saoirse (seer - sha) says: December 29, 20092:12 am

    I absolutely adore your hair! It always looks so stunning!!!

  9. Laura Gerencser says: December 29, 20092:13 am

    CUTE OUTFIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  10. Jenny says: December 29, 20092:15 am

    That is some fancy petticoat action! I'm rereading Little Women like the little geekbird that I am & your dress reminds me of all the dresses that Meg covets (and Jo teases her for it and then Meg has a burnt curl and goes to the dance in a beautiful borrowed gown and flirts with all the boys!) The blue is beautiful & I think you're right about Andrew bird, all you need is a giant wind-up clock and a complicated mouse trap that sounds like a harp when struck.

    xo Jenny

    Fashion for Writers

  11. Nadia Kamballa says: December 29, 20092:26 am

    Love your dress. Very very pretty.. Hope you're enjoying your holidays, don't mind about the blog lapses.. ^_^


  12. Emily says: December 29, 20093:03 am

    Beautiful, as always. You've convinced me to get a petticoat.

  13. Charmalade says: December 29, 20093:30 am

    The makeup and hair, they're so flawless! And I agree with what Jenny said earlier about Little Women– the robin's egg blue and petticoat are lovely. :)

  14. Annie, Time Enough for Drums says: December 29, 20093:57 am

    Your dress is pure love. A.

  15. wreckedstellar says: December 29, 20094:18 am

    Love the powder blue shade of your dress and the petticoat- so fun and girly!

  16. Shannon says: December 29, 20094:58 am

    I have to say, those petticoats are to die for :)

  17. Stephanie says: December 29, 20096:16 am

    Really pretty pictures. Love the dress with the petticoat. Sounds like you had a wonderful Christmas with your family. Have a Happy New Year!

  18. Suzanne says: December 29, 20097:09 am

    your hair is gorgeous!

  19. Louise says: December 29, 20097:55 am

    Gorgeous pics. The petticoat really makes a pretty dress something really special.

  20. The Owl's Closet says: December 29, 20098:22 am

    gorgeous pics, keiko! thx for the make-up tutorial:) u always have such flawless make-up!:D looking forward to ur hair tutorials, as well:) hope u had a wonderful holiday with ur loved ones:)


  21. christina says: December 29, 20098:29 am

    your look is seamless; quite breathtaking to say the least.

    every time you post, it's a breath of fresh air. Someone who isn't taking the trends seriously; someone who is blasting Zara & H&M pieces up and down their blog; someone with a clear cut look down to the hair & makeup; someone who has completely captured my fashion heart.


  22. Diana says: December 29, 20092:44 pm

    This outfit is absolutely beautiful, and I think you've convinced me that I must get a petticoat.

  23. Kindly Remove Your Shoes says: December 29, 20093:15 pm

    Andrew Bird's music is the soundtrack to my life! I constantly have his songs running through my head. You look lovely, by the way.

  24. DearBeatrice... says: December 29, 20094:19 pm

    Very cute dress! It makes me want to go to a tea party ^.^

  25. La Historiadora de Moda says: December 29, 20096:22 pm

    I'm loving your blog! This is a beautiful look, and I love the idea of a day set to Andrew Bird.

  26. Justice Pirate says: December 29, 20097:16 pm

    You look great. I love the clothes and colours. I especially think the last shot of you is so sweet. . .as if you have a specific reason why you are smiling!

  27. Wear Necessities says: December 29, 20097:26 pm

    I love the photo of you sitting – so beautiful and that dress is gorg!! – Natalya of Wear Necessities

  28. ~HM~ says: December 29, 20097:27 pm

    I love love love Andrew Bird! Perfect life soundtrack music for sure!

    PS-I also got my giveaway in the mail yesterday and my sister LOVED the "Protect Love" necklace. Thanks again!

  29. MissKellie says: December 29, 20098:39 pm

    Pretty, as always! :) Your makeup always looks flawless!


  30. Kelly says: December 29, 20099:04 pm

    SO SO pretty

    My brother actually introduced me to Andrew Bird two Christmases ago when he gave me his CD. I haven't listened to it in a long time and there's no excuse!

  31. Tayler says: December 30, 200912:19 am

    makeup is very Marilyn Monroe <3 love it!

  32. Simone says: December 30, 20093:34 am

    you're such an inspiration!

  33. anhesty says: December 30, 20094:13 pm

    you are so beautiful! i am jelly!

  34. Becca Jane says: January 4, 20106:03 am

    You look stunning in that first photo! Lovely!

  35. Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) says: January 5, 20102:08 am

    Completely adorable! u look so cute!!


  36. Katie says: January 8, 20104:02 pm

    Oooh, hair tutorials would be great… how DO you get those curls? and, which products do you use? THANKS! Love the site.

  37. Monique says: January 11, 20106:31 pm

    You're so cuteee!!! Such a lovely dress! You look like Alice in Wonderland!