Thursday, February 4, 2010

Creative Alternatives to Doing Laundry.









First things first - have you uploaded a picture of you with your favorite bag (any bag at all) to Tweet My Bag? Rebecca Minkoff will be choosing a winner to receive one of her bags for free! What are you waiting for? Seriously you guys, enter! I want to see one of my readers win.

I made this Maisy dress the other night, with intentions of putting it up on the site. Then I wore it, because I haven't done laundry and I had nothing to wear. Really. It's ridiculous. I even made another dress to wear yesterday - how backwards is that? I don't want to do laundry, so I make myself something. Today I am in pajamas and tomorrow, I swear I'll get some laundry done. Really. I'll probably end up selling both of the dresses after I wash them anyway, at a discounted price. So if you don't mind wearing something I've already worn once, you might want to keep an eye out for discounted dresses!

Outfit Details:
vintage hat - thrifted
Maisy jersey dress - Postlapsaria
studded belt - from my mom's store (I think)
tights - H&M
Her Majesty heels - courtesy of Seychelles
Rebecca Minkoff Nikki bag - on loan from Rebecca Minkoff and Tweet My Bag
vintage 70s jacket - a hand-me-down from my mom:)

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

p.s. Due to FTC regulations, bloggers are required to fully disclose when receiving free products or compensation for any posts. I would like to note that I am not being paid or compensated with free products (the bag is on loan) for this collaboration; I just happen to really like playing dress up with nice things and the gal behind Tweet My Bag is really, really cool. It was fun to participate!

73 comments:

  1. Your outfit reminds me of autumn, complete with spiced pumpkins and leaves and whatnot. :)

    I think your hair curled like that in the cream beret is gorgeous! I also envy how you can just MAKE a dress as an alternative to doing laundry. Maybe the less laundry you do, the more productive you'll be! haha

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  2. aww...you are looking gorgeous! i love the dress and tights and the yellow heals are my favorite part!!

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  3. Cute dress! And that sounds like just the kind of thing I could end up doing: make myself something to wear instead of doing laundry!

    http://cequiminspire.blogspot.com

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  4. lurrrrve the tights with those shoes. perfect color match xx

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  5. I looove those colors on you so much, and that dress is adorable!

    lovelove, M.
    http://marissaexplains.blogspot.com

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  6. Perfect colors!! I love love love the bag and shoes. :)

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  7. great color combo!! i love to sew too wish i was more motived like you. you make great pieces!

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  8. I love the orange explosion! All the colors are lovely together, reminds me of autumn :) Haha I love your laundry alternative, unfortunately I don't sew that fast to have a laundry alternative :(

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  9. I had no idea about that FTC regulation! Oh dear.

    Love the monochromatic outfit, burnt orange is one of my favorite colors.

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  10. such a pretty jacket and you always look like a million (vintage) bucks! :)

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  11. thats SO cool! i wish i had the patience :( but now i feel like sewing :) thank you!

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  12. at least you made the dress! i go and buy socks/underwear/a new dress when i run out. anything to avoid laundry. it's ridiculous. i have a problem.

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  13. So talented! If I could sew, I would never do laundry :)

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  14. one of your cutest outfits yet! so flattering :) i'd totally buy this. plus i doubt you're dirty so no one should care that you wore it lol

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  15. i imagine doing laundry in the city must be a pain! i can make it for a long time without doing laundry except in the sock department! so i'm stuck doing it at least every two weeks!f

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  16. very cute, and so funny because I just did the same thing kinda. I have had a bright yellow plaid skirt on my etsy page for a while, and then just decided to take it back and wear it because I don't own anything bright and wanted to cheer myself up!

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  17. wow, I love everything about this outfit!

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  18. wow, I love everything about this outfit!

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  19. That orange looks DIVINE on you! Way to work it!

    Thank you for including in your post the FTC regulations. I think it is so very important to state when something is being sponsored or "paid for" by someone whether with free stuff or money.

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  20. i entered tweetmybag yesterday! eeee i hope i win.

    and lol @ the making new things to avoid laundry. ;] that's too funny.

    <3

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  21. That dress is super cute!I can't believe you made it. Can you please go on project runway?!!

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  22. Keiko, I swear, there is never one time where you don't look stunning!! Each piece is just as charming and so superb, honestly it's inspiring me to go out and give a whack of change to my closet, sitting all dreary like a dull winter's day. I hope you have a lovely weekend! Thanks for brightening my evening luve!
    xoxo

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  23. I love how fall it is! You look so beautiful as if you belong with trees. I will be looking out for that dress!

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  24. your talent knows no bounds! i love the warm colors you incorporated into this outfit, including the beautiful peter pan collar detail.

    b e a u t i f u l!

    xo.
    princesspolitico

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  25. Can;t wait a spring and colorful outfit. You look gorgeous ;)

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  26. You're outfit is amazing. You're one of the few who can pull off matchy-matchy very well.

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  27. Gorgeous! I love your outfit and the orange color. It's my first time visiting your blog but I really like it. :) Thanks for sharing!

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  28. Just posted my handbag to Tweetmybag. I never win contests, but we'll see. ;)

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  29. Love it! And I love Rebecca Minkoff, yes oh yes I do. ♥

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  30. oh wow.. i love the colour of your tights! I would definitely buy that dress :)

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  31. just like what i said in your chictopia!!! this is just stunning.. brilliant colors!!! love love love! :D

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  32. You're beautiful!
    I love all this colors! :)

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  33. I love the autumn colours! I have a pair of orange tights, a bit lighter than yours and I have never worn them. You inspired me!

    Seychelles have some amazing shoes!

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  34. You look so cute in that outfit! Did you name your dress after Maisy the mouse? She wears an orange top!

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

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  35. I'm completely impressed that you can make a dress just to have something to wear. Wish I had that talent! And that jacket is very cool. What a great hand-me-down! Great look overall!

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  36. Oh I love this outfit so much! the colour is so amazing! I always thought that orange is a difficult colour, didn't now how to pair it, but an (almist) total orange look? WOW, that looks good :D

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  37. I love the color combo! This is inspiring me to certainly add more color to my wardrobe. I must.quit.the black.NY.uniform... Lovely!

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  38. uh... if I had the talent to just whip up a new dress to wear instead of doing laundry... yes, I would definitely do that, haha. VERY jealous.

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  39. i love the orange-orange-yellow-ness of this outfit :)

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  40. Too cute you made a dress instead of doing laundry! Sometimes I like waiting to do laundry for a really long time because it makes me wear things in my closet that have been hiding in there forever. Plus, if I decide I'd rather do laundry than wear a dress in the closet, it's time to get rid of the dress, I clearly don't like it anymore!

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  41. love your blog! only just stumbled across it and I had to read all the way back to june. Your blog has a lovely tone to it, very charming and chic. Your sense of fashion is innovate and wonderful! I am following you on bloglovin and I would be so honored if you followed me!

    Julia Luckett
    http://julialuckett.wordpress.com

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  42. This has got to be one of my favorite outfits of yours so far!!! You pull off colors so well!

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  43. wow! i love the dress. i wish i could sew this well...

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  44. I love love love love love this outfit!! The dress is so adorable, I can't believe you made it!! The tights and shoes and everything else just go so well together! You look amazing :)

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  45. you look so skinny!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i want dresses with a discount, i dont care if you wear them and wash them! i'll buy it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  46. Oh man, that dress is perfection!
    And congrats on Glamour, girl!

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  47. congrats glamour girl!!! LOVE this look. rorange. so lovely.

    xo, Kim www.crowded-closet.com

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  48. FANTASTIC outfit. I REALLY love that dress.

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  49. love it!! most people run from orange, but I love that you rock it. well done. xx

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  50. I always love how you go for such vibrant colours.
    I am also envious of your collection of tights!

    Lovely as always!

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  51. SO YOu definately Inspire me and I started my own fashion blog because of you. I love this blog more than anyother. Will you check out mine? I'm trying to get it out there : ) http://kivakeva.blogspot.com/

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  52. I'm absolutely IN LOVE with your style ^^

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  53. Wow, this look is absolutely amazing!! Those colors are just beautiful!

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  54. i don't know if you know this or not but your pictures in an ad for lucky stylespotter in the march 2010 issue of lucky magazine:)

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  55. I love love love this dress! The whole color scheme is perfect. You're the cutest thing!

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  56. I love this outfit, the colors you choose are great. Yellow heals are my favourite part.

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  57. Beautiful, beautiful dress and colours! Instantly brightens up the whole photo :)

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  58. Aww Keiko! This is such a lovely outfit. Great colors and a wonderful mood :)

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  59. I cut down on laundry by owning 364 pairs of underwear.

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  60. I love this outfit, le chic!

    I think I would have to take a pic of you for inspiration if I saw you out and about :-)

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  61. Notjustmedical:

    YES! Maisy, Maisy Mouse! I loved that show. haha

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  62. Thank you so much to everyone! Sorry I'm behind on comments; I've been working my bum off.

    p.s. best comment award goes to Wendy!

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  63. That outfit is killer. What and eye you have!!

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  64. I LOVE peter pan collars. I also love to sew- - I'm sure you make your own pattern, but I was wondering if you knew of any good patterns for a nice simple peter pan collar dress (mccalls, simplicity...etc)
    I can't find any anywhere :(

    you are very talented!

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  65. You're the best ever tights wearer of the world...spectacular...

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  66. Wow..these colors are so vivid, I love them! You are gorgeous!

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