You can see little Miku’s ears in the bottom corner. She is my constant companion.

This one is for my mom. She cringes when she sees bad posture (I have horrible posture, especially when I laugh; I need to work on that). I like to give her a hard time.

MAC Russian Red…this lipstick never quits.

The first time I wore these shorts, I got a lot of negative feedback. Don’t worry, I am not expecting anything different this time around. I understand that they are not for everyone, but after much consideration I have decided that they are staying in my closet. I completely respect your opinions, but sometimes I just have to stand by my own taste, you know? I will probably look back on this and think, “they were totally right, these are horrible.” Right now, however, I think they’re fun. I consider my clothing choices little booster shots of varying emotions. Cheerful colors make me happy, soft colors make me feel romantic, so on and so forth. On this particular day, I was in major need of a pick-me-up, so I put on the brightest of reds. Naturally, I made sure my lips matched.

Outfit Details:
red beret – from a cute little lady who used to sell her handmade hats at the flea market…for 50 cents and $1!
vintage sweater – thrifted
navy top – forever 21
navy belt – thrifted
vintage shorts – Jet Rag, Los Angeles
tights – H&M
shoes – Calvin Klein, from Beacon’s Closet
Miku – she slid down a rainbow that originated in Candy Land
lipstick – MAC Russian Red (I didn’t have to reapply all day. This is serious stuff.)

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

p.s. I regret that my beret is not a raspberry hue, but I gave that one away to a lovely model well over a year ago. Rest assured, I will find another one and I will listen to Prince every single time I wear it. I’m actually listening to that song right now, hence the title. Where have all the raspberry women gone?

  1. sui says: February 18, 201011:32 pm

    Beautiful! I love the colors in your outfit.

    And may I say you have a lovely figure as well :)

  2. A Thought Is The Blossom says: February 18, 201011:35 pm

    stunning as ever. i don't mind the shorts! they'd look horrible on me, but i think they really work for you. and boy do you rock the reds!

  3. Alicia says: February 18, 201011:36 pm

    I'm absolutely in love with this look! You wear colors so well.

  4. Linda says: February 18, 201011:38 pm

    Excuse me? You look fabulous and look how freakin tiny you are? I am very jealous!

  5. jesse.anne.o says: February 18, 201011:39 pm

    This is adorable and the colors in those shorts are really amazing. Don't listen to the haters.

  6. Jessica Eubanks says: February 18, 201011:39 pm

    I LOVE this outfit! And don't ever try to tell me you aren't thin again, I won't hear it! lol whoever told you these shorts were bad is crazy, I think they are super cute :)

  7. Verhext says: February 18, 201011:40 pm

    they're adorable and flattering, whatever. & I want those shoes!

  8. anarolka says: February 18, 201011:41 pm

    People don't like those shorts? Those are like my most favorite shorts ever. I don't understand. Please keep wearing them. :)

  9. Sonya says: February 18, 201011:43 pm

    I love the shorts, I want! All your photos/outfits are beautiful!

  10. Kiersten says: February 18, 201011:43 pm

    Best. Outfit. EVER.

    I'd like to imagine I could pull this off, but I think I'll leave it to the pros like you.. LOVE it!

  11. Kansas Couture says: February 18, 201011:50 pm

    Hi Keiko! Just wanted to say that I absolutely ADORE those shorts. My mouth dropped open as soon as I saw them. Love! xoxo Katy

  12. Celine says: February 18, 201011:51 pm

    Are you kidding?? Those shorts are killer! I love your color palette here. And you look beautiful

  13. Charmalade says: February 18, 201011:51 pm

    When I first saw this: BAM of color! I love it! It's a primary color, almost-schoolgirl explosion, and I think that this outfit is even picking me up, haha.

    I actually really dig those shorts, so at least you have one supporter here. I think they're just so unusual in a good way, and you used them in this outfit so well. 😀

    PS: I have bad posture too. Need to work on that.

  14. Madeline says: February 18, 201011:56 pm

    Your shorts remind me of my old school skirt! You are so amazingly gorgeous girl!

  15. Amanda says: February 19, 201012:10 am

    I like the shorts, and they really pull together the whole ensemble. Kudos!

  16. The Sound of Lace says: February 19, 201012:10 am

    how could you ever have gotten anything negative about these shorts…absolutely gorgeous! and the colors are stunning!

  17. Jessica says: February 19, 201012:12 am

    I can't believe you got negative feedback on those shorts! They might not seem appealing to me if I saw them on the hanger, but I think the way you styled them makes it really cute! I love that little hat too. I really want a red hat!

  18. Andrea says: February 19, 201012:13 am

    Negative feedback on these shorts? I think they look fantastic! Great outfit!

  19. Keiko Lynn says: February 19, 201012:17 am

    Thanks, everyone! It seems like either people's tastes have changed or the people who didn't like them haven't chimed in yet;)

  20. hillary says: February 19, 201012:20 am

    I swore a little when I saw your shoes. THEY ARE MARVELOUS.

    IF someone is awful enough to insult your shorts just think there is me and 15 of my friends on Google RSS yaking about how much we all have girl crushes on you.

  21. Rosa says: February 19, 201012:20 am

    i love the shorts!!! those shoes are very cool as well

    i totally agree with you that you should just wear what you love!

  22. Rosa says: February 19, 201012:21 am

    i love the shorts!!! those shoes are very cool as well

    i totally agree with you that you should just wear what you love!

  23. Sadie says: February 19, 201012:22 am

    They are fun! Maybe they're not for everyone, but you definitely make them work!

  24. Erin Cathleen says: February 19, 201012:22 am

    Love the shorts, love the lipstick hue, and looove the beret! I'd love to score a flea market find that sweet. :)

    You probably get this a lot, but I just think your makeup looks amazing. You could easily be a makeup artist. I'd love to look that flawless in my photos!

  25. [pageslap] says: February 19, 201012:26 am

    You look like the mascot for some kind of British cookie. This, you guys. This is how fashion bloggers should always dress. It's adorable, gutsy, eclectic, quirky, and flattering. 100% style, 100% adorable, and the big smile with the red lipstick? You look like a movie star!

  26. notjustmedical says: February 19, 201012:28 am

    I actually love those shorts! I think they really suit you.


  27. Lulu says: February 19, 201012:30 am

    what? negative feedback on those shorts? you're just ahead of the style curve 😉 i actually really love them. i'd wear them in an instant.
    oh, and, do you ever get bored of being insanely beautiful???

  28. stylefyles says: February 19, 201012:32 am

    WHAT? Negative comments? These colors are fantastical- and those shorts are amazing! If I had those elements in my closet I would absolutely rock it, hands down, immediately (though the red lips would not work as well on my thin little bird lips, haha).

    You look amazing – like straight off the runway.

    To heck with the naysayers, I'm glad you stuck with your gut!

  29. Keiko Lynn says: February 19, 201012:32 am

    Hillary, Rosa and Sadie: Thank you! They're definitely not for everyone…some of my friends aren't crazy about them either, but I do like them and I'm glad you feel the same:)

    Erin: Thank you! I love playing with makeup but sadly, I'm not good at doing anyone else's makeup. It's weird!

  30. Anonymous says: February 19, 201012:38 am

    Screw the haters, your look super cute in those shorts!

  31. Chaucee says: February 19, 201012:38 am

    I actually really LOVE these shorts! I'm glad they're staying in your closet : ) And don't worry about what commenters say, this blog is about YOUR style.

  32. Moomby says: February 19, 201012:47 am

    red/bright orange is definitely your color!

  33. !Tb0n3! says: February 19, 201012:50 am

    I love the shorts! The liptstick, only if I had the confidence to try it!

  34. 50centlove says: February 19, 20101:01 am

    Purple Tights FTW!!

  35. lauren says: February 19, 20101:12 am

    love the shorts! good idea to keep them around. they seem like they can brighten up any day.

  36. kiersten says: February 19, 20101:21 am

    This makes me miss Jet Rag.

    I lived in LA last spring and I loved their $1 Sunday sales.

  37. 我 moi says: February 19, 20101:50 am

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the ensemble !

    P.S. Your make-up looks adorable ^_^

  38. Leanna says: February 19, 20102:21 am

    I saw you on lookbook and now you're my inspiration. Your look, your love of bows, vintage, and bright colors, your personality and designing/creating abilities are absolutely wonderful. You're the kind of person who should have a book. Can't wait to see what you bring out next!

    (There should be more people like you in this world! Full of sunshine through clothes <3)

  39. Anna says: February 19, 20102:26 am

    what now?!
    negative feedback on those shorts??
    I love them 😛

  40. KiveKeva says: February 19, 20102:28 am

    I wear a green beret pretty religiously and everytime I'm around my dad he sings the ultimate prince song. I need a rasberry beret epicly bad. I love the outfit, even the shorts!

  41. libys11 says: February 19, 20102:42 am

    the colors in this outfit totally cheered me up!!! love it! 😀

  42. Tori T says: February 19, 20102:57 am

    Girl, I love those shorts. Ignore the haters.

  43. jjparks says: February 19, 20102:58 am

    Those shoes! Those shoes! So adorable :)

  44. Dana says: February 19, 20102:59 am

    I LOVE the shorts! Adorable. <3

  45. Anonymous says: February 19, 20103:00 am

    Don't listen to the haters! You look awesome, as always!

  46. urbanrhetoric says: February 19, 20103:21 am

    oh my….i so love this outfit…i can't believe anyone would hate on these shorts.


  47. MissKellie says: February 19, 20103:27 am

    Your shorts are so much fun, I don't see why anyone would insult them! :) A lot of people probably couldn't pull them off, but you look adorable in them!

  48. Midwest Mayhem says: February 19, 20103:42 am

    I think you're rocking those shorts very well. Also, that lipstick is AMAZING.

  49. Ollie Otson says: February 19, 20103:49 am

    I loved these shorts the first time, and I love them again the second. You rock the crazy plaid, keep at it, girl!

  50. Jenna says: February 19, 20103:53 am

    I happen to like the shorts, its not so much the shorts themselves, but how you wear them.
    And plaid just plain rocks, so I love it!

    P.S. That lipstick is AWESOME!

  51. Tieka, Selective Potential says: February 19, 20104:04 am

    You always wear such amazing color! I love it. Very inspiring!

  52. Elizabeth says: February 19, 20104:10 am

    Those shorts better stay in your closet! You look really great in them (even in the slouchy picture…I'm a total sloucher, too!)


  53. cupcake♥trash says: February 19, 20104:13 am

    I absolutely love the shorts!

  54. Erika Melisa says: February 19, 20104:16 am

    I think this look is rad and that i love the shorts and the beret and the lipstick!!

  55. Rebecca, The Clothes Horse says: February 19, 20104:36 am

    I love the shorts–and I'm with you! Even if I will cringe later I have to do it, because sometimes it is good to have something to cringe about instead of playing it safe.

  56. ANA says: February 19, 20104:36 am

    What!! I love the shorts!

  57. Nathalie says: February 19, 20104:49 am

    Really??? I love the shorts. And they fit you perfectly. I may cringe at plaid later (along with the people who are cringing about plaid right now), but I would say that this particular plaid print is plaid at its very best.

  58. Anonymous says: February 19, 20104:57 am

    I've never commented before on any of your outfits (although most are very cute) but this one! So good! I, like many other commenters, am very jealous of those shoes. Such bright, pretty colors for blah winter :)

  59. abigail says: February 19, 20105:01 am

    oh what a beautiful pair of shoes! i think i just died a little bit =) loved the lipstick and the shorts are fine sweetie!

  60. EmilyKate says: February 19, 20105:02 am

    Wish I could wear shorts like that. You look amazing!

  61. Terri says: February 19, 20105:36 am

    the shorts aren't that bad. The plaids line up, that's all it matters.

  62. Thao says: February 19, 20105:47 am

    Love the outfit, Keiko! You're looking especially adorable in these photos. Mostly, I just want to commend you on how sweetly you addressed the criticism (however much I disagree with their assessment!) of the shorts. Classy, lady! :)

  63. JamieDOTBall says: February 19, 20106:20 am

    the shorts ar incredible!

  64. Kristina says: February 19, 20106:51 am

    I love the shorts! Especially the colors.

  65. Alicia says: February 19, 20106:55 am

    You pop up everywhere! Saw you in Glamour

  66. Emma says: February 19, 20107:30 am

    First time I've seen the shorts and they're awesome! I must be the 50th person to say that your figure is really shown off in these photos, I hope you ended up feeling really good at the end of that day!

  67. Emma says: February 19, 20107:33 am

    Aw and all this wonderful feedback is making my day heh!

  68. Anonymous says: February 19, 20107:36 am

    You're the best ever tights wearer of the world…spectacular…those legs…

    2nd time…

  69. Stephanie says: February 19, 20107:42 am

    The first thing I thought when I saw your outfit was, "I like those shorts." You pull off this outfit. :)

  70. Ash says: February 19, 20107:57 am

    I LOVE this outfit!!! OMG I havent seen an outfit in a long time that I absolutely LOVE. LOVE LOVE LOVE!

  71. miranda.gabriela says: February 19, 20108:09 am

    This is my FAVORITE outfit I have ever seen you wear! LOVE the shorts!

  72. zoee says: February 19, 20108:38 am

    I actually really like the shorts! I've been looking for a skirt exactly like that.
    Lovely outfitt :)

  73. what dia like says: February 19, 20108:55 am
  74. Sharon says: February 19, 20109:11 am

    I like the shorts cause they match perfectly with the rest. The colors are awesome! *__*
    I wish I dared to wear more colorful clothes but I'm rather the mousy person cause I'm not able to combine colors right :(

  75. maeghan says: February 19, 20109:12 am

    I love the shorts! As well as the pairing of colors. And you do it all so well!

  76. Graham I. Haynes says: February 19, 201010:38 am

    You're talking to Prince fan #1 here, so you had me from the git-go. You won't be hearing any complaints from me. This combo is cute beyond words.

  77. Marmelindela says: February 19, 201010:49 am

    You look so perfect! I can't believe you got negative feedback about those shorts, I absolutely adore them!

  78. Boracay beach resort says: February 19, 201012:37 pm

    I love your make up it matches the outfit that you’re wearing.

  79. WISP billing software says: February 19, 201012:38 pm

    The red color is very rich. I love the redness of the fabric.

  80. [Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* says: February 19, 201012:43 pm

    I just got my MAC Russian Red 2 days ago! can't wait to try it on!!


  81. Live It Orange says: February 19, 20101:27 pm

    You wear colors so well. I can never have so many colors on at a time but you make it come out amazingly cute!

  82. estelleblogmode says: February 19, 20102:14 pm

    You look so beautiful on the third photo !!!!! Lovely outfit !

  83. ShoeObsessed says: February 19, 20103:09 pm

    I love your shorts :) I think they suit you. This whole look is awesome and kudos to Prince. That song is one of my favourites :)

  84. Kiri says: February 19, 20103:11 pm

    I love the shorts too, I would totally wear them if I could fidn some like it. Haha.
    Lovely outfit, you're so gorgeous!

  85. Raquel says: February 19, 20103:50 pm

    Love this :]

  86. Kate S. says: February 19, 20104:03 pm

    I don't think the shorts are terrible. They're like the embodiment of whimsy.

  87. Lexie says: February 19, 20104:53 pm

    i like these shorts! you have such a fun, girly look! and i love the prince references at the end of the post!

  88. DearBeatrice... says: February 19, 20105:07 pm

    very cute outfit! I love the bright colors, they look amazing on you.

  89. mirattes says: February 19, 20105:42 pm

    wow, those shorts are perfect and you are so spring-looking :)

  90. Malu says: February 19, 20106:34 pm

    Amazing mix of colors! This outfit could be from GG's Blair Waldorf! So adorable! I adore your blog <3


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  91. LACEANDLEATHERVINTAGE. says: February 19, 20106:41 pm

    the entire outfit is fantastic, and the lipstick is to dieee for,


  92. CupcakeSniper says: February 19, 20107:19 pm

    I love your outfit and the color combination! You are absolutely beautiful!!

  93. MsBabyPlan says: February 19, 20108:12 pm

    Girl you rock!

  94. Samia says: February 19, 20108:18 pm

    You are rockin' those shorts my dear!

  95. nora says: February 19, 20108:38 pm

    Beautiful outfit! I like everyting about it, especially the shorts! Well, they are very bright and I'm sure they would look horrible on their own BUT they look perfect with your navy tights, belt and top! Plus all the red – fantastic!
    AND your shoes are gorgeous, remind me of the clogs which appear everywhere now – but not that ugly 😀

  96. monkeyandsquirrel says: February 19, 20109:01 pm

    those shorts are ADORABLE! stick with 'em and don't hide them away!

  97. Fabulocity in Amish Country says: February 19, 20109:16 pm

    Wow, I LOVEEEEEE these shorts. This whole look is amazing. I would've never put something together like this, but you totally frickin' rock it!

  98. Soooali says: February 19, 201010:30 pm

    Very Little Red Riding Hood! Love the outfit and the shoes!

  99. Anonymous says: February 19, 201011:05 pm

    I love this outfit(especially the shorts). And the lipstick!

    People always try to tell me you can't wear bright lipstick with a bright outfit, but obviously you can. I'm going to buy myself some of that stuff!

  100. Gina says: February 20, 201012:45 am

    Pish-posh to negative feedback, that's what I say. My boyfriend, wonderful as he is, just tells me that my black silk shorts over tights are "not his favorite" whenever I wear them. But I think they're growing on him.
    The shorts are adorable. So is the kitty.

  101. megannielsen says: February 20, 201012:55 am

    Honestly, I really love those shorts. You look amazing and that whole outfit is gorgeous!! You're making me wish I could pull that look off! xoxo

  102. Leproust Vintage says: February 20, 201012:57 am

    How did you get negative feedback on those shorts?! They are fabulous! I guess I did rock a pair (or so I thought) of vintage high waist orange velvet shorts on my blog a while back, and I did receive some flack. I think these look fantastic on you…definitely a keeper!

  103. Giada Rose says: February 20, 20101:24 am

    Your shorts just made my day. And you look gorgeous!

  104. crispybenfranklin says: February 20, 20103:31 am

    These shorts pretty much make my life. Who with any taste could possibly not like these? Very super outfit.

  105. Danielle says: February 20, 20104:26 am

    I think they look a little like hot shorts, and they work fineeeeee on you.

  106. Mascara or Motoroil says: February 20, 20105:39 am

    god, keiko lynn, you never cease to amaze! this outfit is absolutely GORGEOUS!!! i'm just growing into an appreciation of shorts and its because of stuff like this!

  107. suzy says: February 20, 20108:00 am

    i absolutely love the shorts! who cares what others think? i constantly get weird looks for some of my choices but i enjoy them :) also i really love the lipstick, i am constantly looking for the perfect shade of red.

  108. momoiro-chan says: February 20, 20109:25 am

    Ah, I love it!! You are so pretty ;D

  109. Wrecked Stellar says: February 20, 20101:59 pm

    What's funny is that before I scrolled down and read that people didn't like your shorts, I thought that maybe you had made them and I was like, make me a pair! I love shorts like these- louder bottoms (and I don't even think they're that loud) are more fun anyway! You look fabulous!

  110. ...Judith says: February 20, 20102:49 pm

    Love the clothes!~

    X.Judith HartjeBloem^

  111. Une étincelle de mode says: February 20, 20104:38 pm

    I love the mix of colors!! The short is perfect!!! You have an amazing style***

  112. JINIAN says: February 20, 20106:02 pm

    Work those shorts!

    I have bad posture, too… Not the business.

  113. Dap Zaftig says: February 21, 20104:52 am

    I don't care what anyone else has ever said about those shorts, because I was just about to tell you that this is one of my favorite outfits I have seen on you!

    Also, Russian Red will be buried with me. I will wear it at my wedding. Possibly one of the best lip sticks ever. The only slight biff I have with it is that it can be ever so slightly too matte and needs a bit of vaseline to add some moisture to it.

  114. Dominique Ernest says: February 21, 20102:15 pm

    love the coat and shoes!!!

  115. Emily says: February 21, 20106:09 pm

    I actually love all of this outfit, ESPECIALLY the shorts!

  116. Mars says: February 21, 20106:10 pm

    I loved seeing you and Bobby in Bust magazine when I opened it yesterday! Congrats you guys!

  117. bottleblack says: February 22, 20101:50 am

    I love high pants/shorts and plaid pants/shorts. So high and plaid is a great combo I would say :)

  118. Ecclecsis says: February 22, 20105:08 am

    I LOVE the shorts. They look like a skirt from the side.

  119. The Village Idiot says: February 22, 20103:35 pm

    love this!!!! love the lips and the beret!
    That is an awesome plaid!

  120. Hanako66 says: February 22, 20106:16 pm

    there is no one cuter than you!!!


  121. blueeyedmagpie says: February 22, 20107:28 pm

    anyone who dislikes these shorts is a very ridiculous person. i am jealous of the shorts and the weather one must have in order to wear them.

    hope you're doing well!


  122. chelsea rebecca says: February 22, 20108:10 pm

    i absolutely adore these shorts! and the outfit is so cute!!
    i just found your blog and i am just in love with your style. its so fun lovely!! can't wait to see what else you wear!!

  123. Lucy Marmalade says: February 23, 20102:22 am

    You sure are fearless with the colors. I know this might sound silly, but I feel like since I have red hair it's harder to get away with bright things.

    Or, maybe it is just not my style. :)

    I am a fashion blog n00b (JUST finished my first post!) and am trying to find footing in this giant fashion world. Stop by if you can!:

  124. JoAnna Duncan says: February 23, 20108:32 pm

    I love the shorts! and the red – that shade is stunning on you!

  125. Release Karma says: February 24, 20102:09 am

    I LOVE those shorts! And it's good that you stuck with what you liked instead of just listening to everyone else.

  126. Friend in Fashion says: February 24, 20104:40 am

    Ok – so this is my first time to your blog, and you are totally amazing!
    The red looks incredible on you – now following! :)

  127. A glance at my world says: February 24, 20107:15 am

    I love the shorts and the whole outfit!

  128. gina says: February 26, 20102:41 pm

    I love the red and the navy with the gold plaid shorts. Striking color scheme.

  129. la belle fille says: February 28, 20102:59 pm

    I love your shorts! They remind me of the tap shorts I saw all over the runway except happier!

  130. Lisa says: March 5, 20108:13 pm

    i LOVE those shorts!
    tell all the haters to go suck a lemon!

  131. Hanna says: March 20, 201010:52 pm

    Hey cake-oh, which by the way is one of the funniest play on words I've heard for a long time! I also want to applaud you on your very cute blog! But the reason to why i'm commenting are, what song is the lyric-line from? I have been thinking about it all day long but i couldn't recall, so please help me?