I feel rather guilty every time I visit my mom’s store; she always loads my bag with vintage pretties and never lets me pay. My most recent trip to Florida left me with several pounds of clothing, accessories and a hat box full of vintage underpinnings still in their packages. I also picked up a few pairs of shoe clips, of which one pair is shown above. They’re the perfect pick-me-up for any pair of shoes – you can wear them on the front or back, as shown. Considering how much I’ve been wearing my Seychelles Blimeys (they’re so comfy!), it’s about time I accessorize them a bit.

This was the last day of no laundry, which is why I ended up wearing another Postlapsaria dress. I now have a couple of loads worth of clean clothing, so I can stop cutting into my own profit. It’s really bad when you actually go out and buy a ton of new underwear, just to delay laundry day. Really, I know that’s too much information but it seems relevant to this topic. We’ll go with it.

In other news, my little sister (who, at 23, is not so little anymore) Amanda is coming to New York for fashion week! I couldn’t be more excited. Which brings me to this: NYFW Roll Call! Who will be here? Looking forward to seeing so many of you again – and meeting some of you for the first time!

Outfit Details:
Little Dolly Dress – Coming soon to Postlapsaria
bow belt – thrifted
tights – Gap
Blimey shoes – courtesy of Seychelles
shoe clips – Hourglass Consignment

Makeup Details:
Smashbox photo finish
MAC mineralize skinfinish natural in Light
MAC bare canvas paint
MAC blacktrack fluidline
MAC espresso shadow (brows)
MAC mineralize skinfinish in refined
random eyeshadow quartet (physician’s formula? the label is gone)
Benefit badgal lash mascara
lipstick of some sort that Kim gave to me

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

  1. notjustmedical says: February 8, 20103:50 pm

    You are so pretty! Love how you've done your makeup.


  2. Princess Poochie says: February 8, 20103:55 pm

    I'll be around and hope to meet you in person.

    Thank you,

  3. jenloveskev says: February 8, 20103:55 pm

    I love this!! The little bows on the shoes are just lovely! I am also in love with that gray eyeshadow!!

    I will in town this friday night and on saturday. I am not going to the chictopia conference but will just be hanging around. I also think I am going to come back in on Monday for the IFB conference. I hope I will see you around!!!

  4. naomi says: February 8, 20103:55 pm

    i am also totally guilty of buying underwear so that I can avoid laundry for a couple of days.

    I love those sweet little show clips as well.

  5. Diane says: February 8, 20103:56 pm

    loving the bows on your shoes!!! so cute!
    and your eye makeup is perfection as usual :)

  6. mel says: February 8, 20103:59 pm

    i want this dress.

  7. Diana says: February 8, 20104:04 pm

    This outfit is gorgeous! I love the bows on your shoes.

  8. stephanie says: February 8, 20104:04 pm

    Just spotted the the new Stitch Nation by Debbie Stoller…took me off guard. Is that you? <3

  9. mirattes says: February 8, 20104:25 pm

    Dress and shoes are stunning!

  10. Keiko Lynn says: February 8, 20104:25 pm

    notjustmedical: Thank you so much!

    princess poochie: Definitely! Hopefully we'll be attending some of the same shows or events!

    jenloveskev: I'd love to see you! A few of us were too late to register for the conference but I think Jennine said something about a dress up event. I hope that happens so we can have all of us in one room again;)

    Naomi: I'm glad I'm not the only one! Thank you.

    Diane: Thank you! Looking forward to seeing you this week. Btw, Sheila never got back to me about the silent auction – I know she must be crazy busy though. I'll plan for it just in case:)

    Mel: I will probably post it on the site tonight!

    Diana: Thank you!

    Stephanie: haha yesss, that's me;)

  11. calivintage says: February 8, 20104:36 pm

    totes gonna be in new york for fashion week. but you already knew that! we need to make plans so i'm sure to actually see you!!!

  12. Dap Zaftig says: February 8, 20104:38 pm

    Oh darling, sometimes I purposely don't bring a jacket on an outing on a chilly night just so I have an excuse to buy something new…!

    I have never heard of shoe clips before! Those are absolutely fantastic. And you are so lucky to have a mommy with a vintage store, so jealous..

  13. Celine says: February 8, 20104:40 pm

    Your makeup is gorgeous and I love that dress. I am also ashamed to say I didn't even know shoe-clips existed. I LOVE them. Seems like a great way to turn old shoes into new ones :)

    Check out my (new) blog if you ever have some time :) – Celine


  14. chicfaced (Megan) says: February 8, 20104:43 pm

    shoe clips! say WHAT?! what a great invention – they go so perfectly w/those oxford heels.

    unfortunately, we won't be able to make it this time but hope to get up there in the fall!

  15. Keiko Lynn says: February 8, 20104:45 pm

    Erin (calivintage): Yes! I was thinking if Jenny (Feldman) has a free moment, the three of us should meet up for coffee or something. We went out the other night and you came up in conversation (all good things, of course). And I can't hear/see the word totes without thinking of Fred Flare:)

    mirattes: thank you!

    Dap: That's a girl after my own heart;)

    Celine: Thank you, I will check it out! Also, shoe clips are great – I have a bunch of vintage ones I need to wear more often.

  16. Keiko Lynn says: February 8, 20104:46 pm

    chicfaced: Yes, plan accordingly! It will be more enjoyable then anyway, because you won't have to freeze your bum off.

  17. B says: February 8, 20104:48 pm

    Love the dress and most of all love the make up!

  18. stylesparkler says: February 8, 20104:49 pm

    OMG Shoe clips!! Would have never thought of those they make the shoes absolutely adorable! Wonderful!

  19. Jill says: February 8, 20104:52 pm

    where is Florida is your moms shop? I am new to South Florida, Delray Beach and have been looking for some good vintage.

    Also, love your blog. look forward to your fashion week posts!

  20. Charmalade says: February 8, 20105:24 pm

    Ahh, to be at NYFW– I do hope you document your experiences for us who can't be there physically!

    And I love how the outfit is in all neutrals, but is really sweet– like the good twin of Wednesday Adams. πŸ˜€


  21. The Fashion Cloud says: February 8, 20105:27 pm

    You look amazing, you hair is gorgeous and the dress is just adorable


  22. what dia like says: February 8, 20105:32 pm

    i love your blog, amazing shoes.

  23. megan says: February 8, 20106:10 pm

    Nice outfit!

    The shoes are cute, and the clips make them even cuter~

  24. Danielle Barbe says: February 8, 20106:41 pm

    you look beautiful!
    absolutely love your makeup.


  25. stephanie says: February 8, 20107:13 pm

    We'll the pics definitely turned out great!! It's wierd to see you in something less…vintage. But still fabulous! Love the bows and tights of this outfit. <3

  26. Aury says: February 8, 20107:35 pm

    The outfit is adorable. You've got such an amazing style.
    This is the second post i've seen about shoe clips, I need to get on this trend!

  27. Helen says: February 8, 20108:09 pm

    those shoe clips look LOVELY! they really make the shoes.

  28. Senorita Fashionista says: February 8, 20108:11 pm

    You look incredible! Your makeup looks flawless and that dress is to die for! So lucky to have great vintage connections! I would love to have some of those bow accessories! xoxo Jolie

  29. momoiro-chan says: February 8, 20108:24 pm

    Very cute dress! I love the bow on the shoes πŸ˜€

  30. Felicia says: February 8, 20108:29 pm

    oh keiko. lovely lovely lovely!

  31. Anna says: February 8, 20108:35 pm

    i love the bows on the heels :)
    your smokey makeup also looks amazing!


  32. Soooali says: February 8, 20108:44 pm

    Really pretty, the colours go great together.

  33. Velvet says: February 8, 20108:48 pm

    IΒ΄ve found out your blog recently and I like it very much! You are very sweet and your way to avoid doing laundry is funny and creative. I wish I could make my own clothes !

  34. faith says: February 8, 20108:56 pm

    your makeup is flawless. i wish i had your skills :)

  35. martis says: February 8, 20109:21 pm

    ur eyes are just to die for…

  36. zoee says: February 8, 20109:43 pm

    Ok, that dress gorgeous! And i love your make-up, flawless! :))

  37. monkeyandsquirrel says: February 8, 201010:14 pm

    that dress, those bows… ahhhh, ADORABLE!

  38. pauline says: February 8, 201010:28 pm

    ill be around! :] youre so lucky you get free vintage stuff! my mom works at a water company.. sigh.

  39. libys11 says: February 8, 201010:34 pm

    i love your make-up!!! i wish i had flawless skin like yours!!! wow!!!

    anyway, it's nice to see shoe clips. i see them online but dont know how they are placed. now, i might have to buy some! πŸ˜€ yay! πŸ˜€ they look great with your oxfords! πŸ˜€

  40. DMKG says: February 8, 201011:46 pm

    I love your shoes and your make-up!

  41. Steph says: February 8, 201011:56 pm

    I wish I was going to fashion week. I'm hoping I can find a way to go via Converse since I intern with them. It's making me kind of wish I'd accepted working at Brian Reyes but I've always loved Converse. Have fun at the shows you go to.

  42. esme and the lane way says: February 8, 201011:59 pm

    Gorgeous! I love how you wore those shoes clips on the boots. I am going to do that this winter πŸ˜€

  43. urbanrhetoric says: February 9, 201012:11 am

    your makeup looks amazing!

    i will be at the chictopia conference…i'm nervous, but looking forward to it!


  44. β™₯Lola says: February 9, 201012:27 am

    Love this dress! I organise Wikifashion and we need someone to guest tweet for us from NYFW, do you know anyone who would be interested?

    @Wikifashion if you are :)

  45. Trains and Sewing Machines says: February 9, 201012:51 am

    cute dress! I love the unique back cutout!

  46. Jessica says: February 9, 20101:58 am

    Adorable dress, the belt looks great with it! Those shoe clips are so pretty, I want some!

  47. angela says: February 9, 20103:14 am

    Those shoes are growing more and more on me everyday. I might just have to go out and buy a pair!

    I like this version of your dress a lot! The little dolly is perfect :)

  48. Mascara or Motoroil says: February 9, 20103:26 am

    Totally gorgeous!!! I love the doily lace collar. What a lucky girl, a mom who owns a vintage store?! Jealous!

  49. Anonymous says: February 9, 20104:00 am

    Hey, I know you're not wearing it in this photo, but what's the name of the burt's bees chapstick you always wear???


  50. east coast, west coast says: February 9, 20106:35 am

    Jenny (this is Keiko – signed into a group account, sorry!)

    I use the classic Burt's Bees – it's just called Burt's Bees beeswax lip balm. It's the all yellow packaging, not the one with the red top. It's peppermint and it's my favorite!

  51. The Sound of Lace says: February 9, 20107:33 am

    love those little shoe clips!
    the pics are great!!
    have fun in NYC!


  52. Mani says: February 9, 20107:37 am

    beautiful shoes, especially the shoe clips! i want to steal that idea now *yoinks*

  53. Heather Anne says: February 9, 20107:53 am

    This is my absolute FAVOURITE outfit I have seen you in, I seriously love everything about it and your makeup is so stunning! Absolutely beautiful dear! I know you said you do make larger sizes and once I get some more money I would love to order one exactly like this in my size. (:

  54. Jen says: February 9, 20109:50 am

    Such a cute outfit! Love the detail on the back of the dress!

    J xxx


  55. veriuska says: February 9, 20109:57 am

    how pretty dress ! and your shoes are soo lovely ! <3
    I really love your style, you're so sweet

  56. Nadia Kamballa says: February 9, 201010:34 am

    What a lovely dress, and the shoe clip is sooo cute!!


  57. kisse says: February 9, 20103:16 pm

    Hey, you're looking beautiful just like always. Have you always had that perfect skin? I'm seventeen and my skin condition just depresses me and constantly seems to lower self-esteem. :(

  58. cadencesmama says: February 9, 20103:36 pm

    love this dress and your makeup is stunning. where in florida is your moms shop? is it close to the sarasota area by any chance?

  59. la Ragazza con la Valigia says: February 9, 20106:09 pm

    great makeup! I love the bow belt and the shoes either.. good care of the details! πŸ˜€

  60. Anonymous says: February 9, 20109:12 pm

    What kind of crime did you commit on your eyebrows :( ???
    You are so pretty, so what a shame…

  61. JINIAN says: February 9, 20109:25 pm

    I can't make clothes, but I've definitely done that with the underwear LOL. Those bow clips are SO cute (:

  62. DailyDivaDish says: February 9, 20109:41 pm

    Gorgeous outfit. Especially love your eye makeup!
    XO Piper

  63. Ko says: February 9, 201011:38 pm

    Oh you are beautiful!

    and i'm a huge fan of those shoes :)

  64. the sweet sleuth says: February 10, 20101:16 am

    how, oh how, do you get your hair so shiny and perfectly wavy? i have such problems i'd love to hear your secrets!

  65. kimvee says: February 10, 20101:39 am

    I love your style & blog so much! I am definitely following your blog :) Hope you are having a lovely week!


  66. Barbora says: February 10, 20103:10 am

    I don't know how you do it sweete. Your hair looks always amazing and you look like a doll in every outfit! Love it!!!!!
    Following you, wanna exchange links?:)

    "fashionably tasteful.have a bite"

  67. Samantha says: February 10, 201011:18 am

    Beautiful dress and photographs! :)

  68. Rachel Phipps says: February 10, 201012:33 pm

    Your make-up is so well done, those shoes are adorable and your whole look is fantastic!

  69. Luxe. says: February 10, 20103:32 pm

    So so so pretty!.x

  70. miha, skinny buddha says: February 10, 20109:04 pm

    love your sense of style. you look amazing, as always, and your face looks perfect. wish I had your skills.

  71. Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) says: February 10, 201011:35 pm

    You look so beautiful as always! Love love love the little bows on your shoes :)


  72. Phyllis says: February 11, 20105:03 am

    i hear that we'll both be tweeting for wikifashion during the chictopia summit? yay exciting! love your blog, hopefully i'll be able to meet you =)

  73. punky says: February 11, 20103:17 pm

    I will be in town, Monday and Tuesday. Yay

  74. Hanako66 says: February 11, 20107:15 pm

    this is so cute! what a clever idea to use the shoe clips on the back!!

  75. amanda says: February 12, 201012:37 am

    i am seriously obsessed with your dress. seriously. major dress envy i'm currently having. le sigh.

  76. Mo says: February 12, 201011:18 pm

    aaa the bow on the shoes !! how adorable

  77. Becca Jane says: February 13, 20101:55 am

    this outfit is seriously lovely. The Dress is adorable and those shoes are so cute! Love.

  78. lindey says: February 13, 20103:44 am

    those shoes are incredible! i love them!

  79. Amalglam says: February 15, 20106:12 am

    Love those Gap tights! Thought they looked familiar =)

  80. Missy Hii says: February 17, 201012:37 pm

    Luv the shoesssssss…yum!