Monday, January 18, 2010

I'd like to think I'm the mess you'd wear with pride.









I haven't been putting much effort into my appearance, lately. It's oddly refreshing. I wake up, shower and walk out the door five or ten minutes later. I look a little messy but it gives me more time to spend with my family.Today, we all had lunch at my mom's store. Yesterday, we had brunch. Family and food - what could be better? I've been here a month and I'm dreading leaving them on Wednesday. I wish I could bring them all back with me!


Outfit Details:
sample top - Postlapsaria
skirt - thrifted and hemmed
tights - Target
Blimey shoes - courtesy of Seychelles

Makeup:
blacktrack fluidline - MAC
brow pencil
Julie Hewett cheekie cheek and lip shine


Love love,
Keiko Lynn

76 comments:

  1. I adore that top Keiko! Is it for sale? Love love love it :)

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  2. I think you look adorable! That top is so cute, I'd definitely buy one like that! :D

    I know exactly what you mean- I've been a little lazy with my appearance, since the new semester began. But sometimes it's nice to be casual! :)

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  3. Love the girly top, you're adoreable in it.

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  4. amazing! im new to your blog and I adore it!

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  5. wow the top is one of kind!
    a love the pastel colour palet of ur outfit! it's nice

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  6. Oh gosh, if this is you not putting in a lot of effort, then I must look like such a slob ;)

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  7. Adorable! I love the top. And I think I need to start taking days off from putting effort in. Granted, my effort isn't really a lot of effort, haha... I haven't walked out the front door in sweats in YEARS.

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  8. beautiful! you always look lovely. if I ever go to NY, I'd love to do a portrait session of you.

    and I totally hear you on that. time with family, loved ones is more important :] besides, you're naturally beautiful anyway!

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  9. I LOVE THAT BAND OF HORSES SONG!!! One of my favorite lyrics.
    You look absolutely lovely without even trying Keiko!!

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  10. You look stunning! I checked out your clothing website. I love it! :)

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  11. This top is beautiful! Looks so perfect with the skirt and black tights :)

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  12. Lovely skirt!!

    Kisses from Brazil!!!

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  13. that skirt is gorgeous! and your top is so cute =] i hope you have fun with your family in your last few days in florida! <3

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  14. i LOVE that top. i would buy it.

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  15. I would LOVE to buy a top like that from you. are you putting some up for sale?

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  16. Your shirt is freaking awesome. I'm darn jealous!

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  17. I love how even when you don't put effort in you look amazing! Seriously though, good for you, family is so worth it :)
    By the way LOVE that top! Adorable!

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  18. this is actually one of my favorite outfits you've worn, i think! i love how clean and classic it is. and that TOP! i hope you offer it in your store, it's amazing! i would totally buy it in multiple colors. :)

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  19. Not only do i find your top adorable, but I love the title of this post too!

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  20. thats such a gorgeous top and you're such a gorgeous person. these photos made my day :)

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  21. When you have a fashion sense and style it's easy to get ready in 5 and still look good! :)
    xxx

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  22. Shirt is super adorable!

    Check out my blog! :-)
    www.wardrobewarrioress.blogspot.com

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  23. aww the top reminds me of a decorative cupcake. mmm i love it!

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  24. Stunning outfit Keiko. I adore your top and skirt.

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  25. wow that top looks SO stunning on you! i just adore it. especially the bow.
    all around lovely outfit.

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  26. that top is fantastic! It's clear that such great care has been taken with the details. You have such a strong and unique style....I can always tell when you're wearing a Postlapsaria item. Or, in this case, a sample item that should definitely be made and un-sample and turned official!!!

    great work, and btw the entire outfit is so fantastic! For me the shirt really steals the show!

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  27. Which color of the Julie Hewett cheekies do you have? I really want to order one, but am not sure which color to choose!

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  28. Family + food is the best combination of awesome there is! I'd definitely forgo time consuming primping in order to spend more time with family. That's what the messy bun was invented for, right? :)

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  29. love the whole oufit...
    but i most especially love the title of the post!:D

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  30. Five-minute routines are definitely the way to go; I'm in college right now and they save my life every morning while I'm rushing to class (and keep me a little more polished than my classmates who obviously did just roll out of bed).

    Also, I can't wait for that sample top to be up in the shop. It's adorable!

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  31. I'm in love with that top. It's so adorable!

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  32. You look a bit like Sofia Coppol and the Brittany Snow's friend in American Dreams

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  33. That looks far from a mess...I love it. The top is so cute and the makeup looks great!

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  34. I wish I looked this put together 10 minutes after I woke up! :) Your top is awesome!

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  35. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I have been following your blog for a bit now and love the outfit posted today. Such a great example of a simple, casual outfit, that exudes a great feminine touch! There is a slight mention of you on my blog today with this great look. Please stop by and take a peak.

    Sabrina Marie
    www.nesteddesign.blogspot.com

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  36. You are so absolutely beautiful!! Also, love that top.. I absolutely adore your clothing line, makes me wish I didn't leave my sewing machine in Ohio!

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  37. Hi there,

    I have been an avid reader of your blog. You have in many ways, touched my heart in the way you write, blog and most importantly the way put on a simple outfit that tells a whole lot of story.

    Please continue doing what yo do best love, it's a great inspiration to people out there.

    Gob bless you and may you have a wonderful journey.

    Much love,
    s.
    from
    Hang Me UP!
    www.hangmyhangers.blogspot.com
    xoxo

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  38. Oh my I love that shirt! The bow makes it absolutely perfect! I wish you would make some XXL size clothing! And you are gorgeous, have a safe flight!

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  39. it does feel good to be laid back about one's appearance for awhile, but I would never guess it of the outfit in this picture that you would be feeling that way! that top is AMAZEEEEBALLS!

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  40. I love how flawless your makeup is all the time! I wish I could look as pretty as you after 10 minutes. (:

    Cute outfit, cute photos, as always. <3

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  41. Loving the details on this look. I covet that skirt.

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  42. Gorgeous outfit! I love the skirt + blouse combo; along with the lovely color palette and pretty shoes. This silhouette is inspiring!

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  43. you look gorgeous even with less effort! glad you have had an awesome month - and i love your blog! - Natalya of Wear Necessities

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  44. what a cute little outfit. Food + family = rock.

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  45. you make the most adorable tops and dresses ever. i wish i can be as talented as you!!! really cute with all the ruffles going on. :D

    love the simplicity of your make-up. plus, it doesn't hurt that you have such a gorgeous skin! :D

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  46. hello lady keiko! :))

    that top is amazing!!

    The best times that we are really close to our family! so it takes them well!

    Muahh **

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  47. I absolutely love the top! And we all need a break from grooming sometimes, you appearance hasn't suffered much anyway :)

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  48. this outfis is super cute! the top is amazing.
    you're prettyyyy :)

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  49. That blouse is absolutely gorgeous!

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  50. you look lovely nonetheless, and who else to be comfortable with than your family?

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  51. agreed with all above --hope you will be selling more of this top :)

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  52. today I'm wearing almost the same shoes as you!

    xxx

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  53. You look so beautiful on the fifth picture !

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  54. As everyone else said... that top is amazing and you are gorgie :). I have actually been doing the exact opposite of you and spending EXTRA time on my appearance and it is quite refreshing as well... but that's mostly because it has been freezing the last month and is finally warming up enough to put some effort into what I wear.

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  55. Very adorable top! You must make one for your shop ^.^

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  56. I can't belive it!
    I just bought askirt like yours!
    Love the way you use it!

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  57. Chelsea: I use Julie Hewett cheekie in Bette. I want to buy them all, but I should probably get back to work before spending more money:)

    Everyone else: Thank you for all of the kind comments! If anyone wants to purchase the sample top, I'd gladly sell it at a discounted price. I've worn it twice, so it will probably just sit in my closet for awhile:)

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  58. Love your blog (and this top!) and would like to introduce you to mine called CHICHI and maybe use one of your great "looks" one day, if that's ok with you:)

    www.barboradudinska.blogspot.com
    "fashionably tasteful.have a bite"

    Thanks for taking a peek & hopefully following!
    B.

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  59. I absolutely love love love your look, from the outfit to the makeup and the hair...it's all great!

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  60. beautiful photos:)

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  61. Honey, those eyebrows, poses, amount of images of one-self posted and 'virtually not there' but very well calculated make-up contradicts your comment on not putting too much effort on your appearance. Honestly.

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  62. You're so pretty ...and you seem to have a TON of outfits....!

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  63. wow, totally enjoying the whole post here! the title is lovely, so is your outfit. i really like seeing women in very feminine clothes, eventhough until today, i'm still too afraid to wear one ;)

    oh and, you're so pretty. seriously. sort of mixed-blood look, with the stronger japanese genes. i'd be happy to make an illustration of you!
    if you're interested, do let me know! :)

    my blog's here:
    vindavindasonata.blogspot.com

    have a nice day!

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  64. I love your blog so much! Its inspired me and helped me let lose about some things I seemed to have been up tight about. You are just beyond pretty and I love big bows!

    thanks so much! xo
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  65. oh my gosh.
    never been here before, but i love it. this is a great outfit, you've got a good sense of style (:

    if you like you can visit me, even if i guess you won't understand it x)

    laura

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  66. Usuall having a frilly top and a patterend skirt would be too fussy but it looks completely chic on you.

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  67. Very cute! I really like your top.

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