I’m channeling my inner Peggy Bundy. Can’t you tell? I think next time I’ll have to make my hair bigger (can someone please teach me?) and I’ll need a bit more of a waist cincher, in order to do her justice. I’ve worn this Rodarte for Target dress twice now, but this is the first time I’ve taken a picture. The first time I wore it, I was freezing in St. Augustine – it was 30 degrees and I didn’t even have tights on. I was in Florida; I didn’t know it would ever be 30 degrees!

This time, I was smarter and wore the thickest tights I could find (they’re warmer than pants, boys…several have asked me this) and also paired it with a coat and gloves (when I was outside). I was still freezing; I’m always freezing. My teeth chatter if the temperature drops below 75. Florida born and bred.

I took out the new Nikki bag that Rebecca Minkoff and Tweet My Bag messengered to me and I have to admit, it made me nervous. I don’t have a lot of “nice” things. Therefore, I don’t mind that I’m extremely clumsy and spill stuff, drop things and generally make a mess of myself on a daily basis. However, when carrying this Rebecca Minkoff bag, I found myself being extremely careful. Is that what you kids do with nice things? Or do you eventually get used to having them and let them get the usual wear and tear?

If you want to own one of these pretty, very nice bags (it has birdie lining!), join Tweet My Bag and upload a photo of yourself with your favorite bag (any bag). You’ll automatically get a code for 25% off select Rebecca Minkoff bags and be entered to win a free one! They’ll be giving away a new one each week, so start taking and posting your pictures now.

I’m looking forward to seeing how some of our other favorite bloggers’ (The Glamourai, Cali Vintage and Fashion Pirate are among the lucky gals!) looks with their respective bags. I’ll be retweeting their looks as they go up, so if you don’t already have me added on twitter, follow me now!

Outfit Details:
Rodarte for Target leopard dress – Target
tights – TJ Maxx
belt – thrifted
shoes – Payless (by the way, boys hate these shoes but I don’t care.)
Rebecca Minkoff Nikki bag – on loan from Rebecca Minkoff and Tweet My Bag

Makeup Details:
brows: brow pencil and MAC Espresso shadow
eyes: MAC Bare Canvas Paint all over lid, MAC blacktrack fluidline, stiletto lash mascara (gift from Tessa!)
face: MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Refined (cheeks)
lips: MAC Viva Glam

-Keiko Lynn

  1. Diane says: February 2, 20104:31 pm

    peg bundy! hahaha! LOVE IT!!!

  2. Suz says: February 2, 20104:35 pm

    you dress is hot, love it!

  3. Francine says: February 2, 20104:36 pm

    This is fabulous. Now you know what to be for Halloween this year!

  4. agirlsguidebook says: February 2, 20104:40 pm

    Your hair is absolutely gorgeous here. What a great look!

  5. jillian leigh says: February 2, 20104:40 pm

    holy shish kababs, that look is hot. the hair and makeup are just flawless!

  6. SWF_Terra says: February 2, 20104:45 pm

    I immediately thought of her cooking with the cigarette and long ash dangling from her mouth. Love this!

    I'm the same way with nicer things, which is probably why I have so few of them!

  7. chicfaced (Megan) says: February 2, 20104:46 pm

    oh la la, you're a hottie! i am so sad (and think I may be the only one) who didn't get anything from the rodarte for target line – everything looked crazy on me! this dress is perfect on you and the bow belt adds a touch of the girly sweetness you rock so well

  8. Keiko Lynn says: February 2, 20104:48 pm

    chicfaced (Megan):
    I really didn't expect to get anything but I went with my friends just to have a look. The dresses were all so cute but I have to have sleeves. I tried this on just because, and my friends talked me into buying it. I almost returned it! But I really like it.

  9. mirattes says: February 2, 20104:49 pm

    perfect outfit and adorable lips. Go girl go!

  10. Nathalie says: February 2, 20104:58 pm

    Makes me want some bonbons and Tang. But I want that Rodarte dress most of all.

  11. Latoya says: February 2, 20105:18 pm

    I LOVE this look! And that red lipstick looks GREAT on you. Not many people can pull that lipstick color off :-)

  12. Noe says: February 2, 20105:26 pm

    I love your leopard dress.

    :)

  13. betz says: February 2, 20105:27 pm

    peg bundy!!! =)
    you look so stunning Keiko. Red lips look so great on you!

    xx,
    betz
    http://herarmoire.blogspot.com

  14. Tiffany says: February 2, 20105:28 pm

    I tried on that same dress but I couldn't get over the itchiness of the fabric. It's an awesome dress, though. You wear it well. Do you still live in FL? I'm right down the beach from St. Augustine in PVB and while I love love love warm sunny beach days, I'm optimizing my time in this unusual cold weather to layer layer layer everything in my closet.

    Tiffany
    http://areasontobefabulous.blogspot.com

  15. Leoluca Escobar says: February 2, 20105:28 pm

    i can't believe your shoes are from payless, i would have never known! love the outfit and lovely makeup!

    xoxo

  16. Ollie Otson says: February 2, 20105:38 pm

    You always look so put together, I love it! And for someone who always says they're so clumsy, you do pick some pretty high shoes to walk in.

  17. notjustmedical says: February 2, 20105:39 pm

    I really really love that dress. I want it sold in the UK! you look killer.

    S
    http://notjustmedical.wordpress.com

  18. Sal says: February 2, 20105:44 pm

    That bag is DIVINE! And having it on loan would make me nervous, too.

    Have you messed around with Bumpits at all to add hair volume? Not the giant, obvious ones but the smaller sizes. I've been experimenting with them and think they can add height and volume without being too fake-y! Especially if you're doing waves.

  19. un bel oiseau says: February 2, 20105:45 pm

    this is sooo SASSY! you look awesome!

  20. Anonymous says: February 2, 20106:09 pm

    Hello.
    I love your dress, you're so beautiful! Not just here, but in all your pictures! speaking of which-what camera do you use? the pictures you post are always such good quality.
    x yasmin

  21. Dancehysterical says: February 2, 20106:34 pm

    The dress is AWESOME. Cute and sexy at once. I do wish they had a Target in Scotland :(

  22. Diana says: February 2, 20106:39 pm

    That dress is pretty awesome, and I love the bag too! You must have been in Florida during that bizarre cold spell. That was the coldest I can ever remember Florida being.

  23. Good Girl Gone Blog says: February 2, 20106:43 pm

    You look so glamorous, dah-ling!

  24. megan says: February 2, 20106:51 pm

    Ahaha, my family used to watch that show a lot. You look great!

    Yes, I'm very careful with my more expensive, nice items. Don't want to ruin them~ Bit then sometimes there are accidents, or the thing gets old and "devalues".

    There were some pretty things in that Rodarte collection, but I didn't get anything–nothing I really fell head over heels for, plus I've been trying hard to save money. I think one of my favorite things was the bikini!

  25. Charmalade says: February 2, 20106:55 pm

    Haha, so feROSH, Keiko! I do see a bit of Peg Bundy in there, but also I'm reminded of Fran from that show The Nanny. πŸ˜€ 90s overindulgence with a modern twist, I love the leopard print!

    http://charmalade.blogspot.com

  26. alya says: February 2, 20107:00 pm

    Never thought somebody referencing Peg Bundy as their fashion inspiration could be a good thing…but this is so cute! And I love how you said "boys don't like these shoes." It's endearing that you continue to call them "boys" like you're in highschool; you seem like such a sweet girl and when I read posts where you're down it makes me so sad, even though I don't know you. I hope seeing your friend and the pandas cheered you up sufficiently. :)

  27. Aury says: February 2, 20107:06 pm

    Boys rarely know what real fashion is.
    Those shoes are epic!
    The look is flawless.

    10 out of 10 (Lol)

    xoxoxo

  28. libys11 says: February 2, 20107:15 pm

    i love your make-up and look here!!! it's wilder than the usual!!!! awesome! πŸ˜€

  29. Verhext says: February 2, 20107:26 pm

    Do you have to give the bag back?! That is sad. You should be able to keep it because it looks so cute with your leopard dress!

    I bought a Treesje bag recently and at first was careful and now do things like throw it on the floor of the Goodwill changing room, which is basically the most vile thing one could do. It's grey, at least. I'm terrible at keeping myself looking nice. Urchin!

  30. Klaudia says: February 2, 20107:28 pm

    love this outfit!

  31. Kayrah says: February 2, 20107:48 pm

    I don't know how you get your eyeliner as amazing at you do, but I am one jealous lady.

    Love this look as always.

    Kayla

    cinnamonontoast.blogspot.com

  32. Mel says: February 2, 20107:54 pm

    I love the look; the dress is lovely on you, and your hair is so awesome!

  33. Pretty Little Pictures says: February 2, 20107:56 pm

    Ooh you look amazing!! Love this look on you :) Hope things are looking up for you, I've been really behind on blog readings and have just caught up now! Love love those grey high waisted pants too. Just followed you on twitter – I'm on too jenniferlauren3.

  34. winniecoop says: February 2, 20108:23 pm

    I loved the style and cut of this dress when I saw it in the store, but the fabric was so stiff and itchy, I didn't even try it on! Looks great though.

  35. telecharger says: February 2, 20108:25 pm

    really like<3

  36. The Village Idiot says: February 2, 20108:28 pm

    so un-peg- you look too hot!!
    love the rodarte dress on you- it looked silly on me!

  37. katthroatworld says: February 2, 20108:29 pm

    you look gorgeous! :)

  38. shablog says: February 2, 20108:58 pm

    I love the bag! Is it available on the website?

  39. momoiro-chan says: February 2, 20109:02 pm

    What a great dress :)

  40. riennahera says: February 2, 20109:15 pm

    Hah, me likey!

  41. Sonya says: February 2, 20109:19 pm

    I love this dress, I actually just bought it last night because all Rodarte things were on sale!
    & yeah it is hard to believe Florida gets so cold, but it does! Although the weather is bi-polar. St.Augustine gets really cold because of the river which is unfortunate because it is such a nice place to go, I love it!

    http://www.sonyasark.blogspot.com

  42. jjparks says: February 2, 20109:23 pm

    haha omg as soon as I read the title then saw the print I knew you were about to reinvent Peggy Bundy in an awesome way.

    jjparks.wordpress.com

  43. jjparks says: February 2, 20109:23 pm

    haha omg as soon as I read the title then saw the print I knew you were about to reinvent Peggy Bundy in an awesome way.

    jjparks.wordpress.com

  44. Jessica says: February 2, 20109:24 pm

    I love the red lips! That belt and dress look really great together.

  45. [Unspeakable Thoughts Unspoken]* says: February 2, 20109:27 pm

    I'm going to look for that Mac lipstick right now!

    xxx

    Which one is better? Viva Glam or Russian Red?

  46. myownlittleuniverse says: February 2, 20109:29 pm

    jeez, your makeup is absolutely flawless! i mean it always is but it really looks perfecto here! i love this whole look! you make the peggy bundy look very classy!
    oh, you gotta do the back comb/teasing with hairspray…lots of it for big big hair. i know this, i'm an 80s girl! haha

  47. Mo says: February 2, 20109:51 pm

    love the cute belt !

  48. stylefyles says: February 2, 201010:28 pm

    bigger hair: YES (would love to you rock that)
    cinchier waist: NO (as my mom would say: "EFF that noise!"

    love the crazy cheetah print! It's so cute the way you've styled it, and the dramatic red lips totally work!

  49. Candy Kawaii Lover says: February 2, 201010:37 pm

    Awesome! I joined too!

  50. Keiko Lynn says: February 2, 201010:55 pm

    First of all, thanks everyone!

    Nathalie: Yes! Her and those bon bons. haha I'm so glad everyone remembers that show.

    Tiffany: Bummer! I don't find mine to be itchy. I guess maybe the arms are a little stiff, but the rest is lined. It softens after washing. But no, I live in New York. I just visit Florida a lot:)

    Ollie: You should see how many times I trip and/or fall. Hahaha. But these shoes are actually really easy to walk in! It's because of the platform.

    Sal: I bought bumpits! haha the infomercials are so bad, I had to get them. I got them for $5 on ebay. I actually used the medium ones throughout summer, from time to time, but then I forgot. I need to find them! Thanks for the reminder.

    Anon: Nikon D50, 1.8f 50mm nikkor lens. Thanks!

    Diana: Yes! I brought the New York weather with me. It was ridiculous.

    Charmalade: Oh my gosh, you are absolutely right! This is definitely more like The Nanny!

    Alya: Thank you so much. You are so sweet. I suppose I do have a bit of a high school mentality when it comes to boys (there I go again). Haha, I still think I'm a kid.

    Verhext: Sadly, it's just on loan! But it has been fun playing dress up:)

    Kayrah: I really need to do more makeup posts…I always forget. The secret is in two things: MAC fluidline and the bent eyeliner brush from Sonia Kashuk. It makes it SO easy.

    Shablog: The Nikki bag is available on the website. If you upload a picture of you and a purse (any bag will do) to tweetmybag.com, it will automatically give you a code for 25% your purchase!

    Unspeakable thoughts: Viva Glam is darker, richer. Russian Red is super matte and a true red – brighter. They are both awesome. But Viva is a little less intense, if that's what you're looking for. Plus, proceeds go to AIDS research.

    myownlittleuniverse: Thank you! I know, I need to perfect my back combing! I love big hair. I'm also a child of the 80s and I remember my aunt teasing and crimping my hair, then putting on a Debbie Gibson hat. I thought I was so awesome.

  51. Lexie says: February 2, 201011:54 pm

    i LOVE big hair too. i can achieve moderate big hair with upside down blow-drying and hairspray, but it doesnt last long! :(

    i also love the peggy bundy reference! yes!

  52. Fabulocity in Amish Country says: February 3, 201012:11 am

    I love this look!! You worked that Rodarte dress out! :)

  53. anotherfishinthesea says: February 3, 201012:38 am

    I always feel nervous when I am wearing my "nice" things too! You look great though!

  54. Practical Princess says: February 3, 201012:58 am

    You are absolutely beautiful! I love your style and blog!

  55. β™₯Lola says: February 3, 20101:18 am

    Love this dress on you! It's beautiful :) Would you mind if I add it to the wikifashion page?
    here

  56. dandra says: February 3, 20101:24 am

    You look great! Love the red lips!

  57. Anna says: February 3, 20102:05 am

    Love your dress and heels!
    So pretty.

    satinsugar.blogspot.com

  58. Moomby says: February 3, 20102:12 am

    how can anyone hate those shoes? they're amazing!

  59. confessions of a marc addict. says: February 3, 20102:19 am

    i'm in love with everything about this about.

  60. yumi rae says: February 3, 20106:28 am

    love it all! you are beautiful Keiko!

  61. Anonymous says: February 3, 20107:07 am

    Ahhh! Great post but I just realized who you look like! (Facebook's dopplegangar week has made me obsessed with finding peoples look a like) I think yours is the bond girl Kissy Suzuki? Yes?

    http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3a/Kissy_Suzuki_in_wedding_dress.jpg

  62. The Sound of Lace says: February 3, 20107:35 am

    so cute, wish i could have found that dress in my size!

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  63. orange-lilly says: February 3, 20108:09 am

    You look STUNNING. And this is coming from someone who always hates prints. πŸ˜‰ This dress looks great on you! Print fan now.

  64. butterfly307 says: February 3, 20109:11 am

    awesome!! everything looks great!! and it fits you great!! :))
    I love the bag and the shoes!!!!

  65. G says: February 3, 20101:53 pm

    If boys hate those shoes, they understand nothing. They're awesome!

    gisnotforgucci.blogspot.com

  66. Alexa Yupangco says: February 3, 20102:40 pm

    You look absolutely lovely! I just stumbled across your blog today and reading through some of the past entries, I have come to the conclusion that you are smart, pretty and very very talented. :)

    Lovely dress!

  67. Magda says: February 3, 20105:19 pm

    I am loving this look, I wanted that dress but it sold out ;-(

    xoxo, magda @ http://www.nevestyle.com

  68. Diana says: February 3, 20106:30 pm

    Bump It's!!! They work! Those are the only ones that give me my Ronnie Spector beehive I wear.

  69. Heather says: February 3, 20107:21 pm

    I love the bows on that dress! I have to get myself to Target — Roadart!!

    http://underfundedheiress.blogspot.com/

  70. Laura says: February 3, 20108:01 pm

    You look fantastic! I love how you did your makeup – I'm not big on wearing a lot of makeup, myself, but I adore that 60's vibe you have going on :)

  71. nora says: February 3, 20108:12 pm

    This is awesome!!!

  72. the phantom museum says: February 3, 20108:28 pm

    Oh my, you're sooo beautiful! And that dress is to die for! β™₯

  73. Katie says: February 4, 201012:18 am

    This is so super fabulous I adore it!!! Aren't you a pretty miss X

    leopard print is failproof

  74. Soooali says: February 4, 201012:22 am

    Quite Peggy-esque, but I love it, she was always so stylish!

  75. Natalya's Closet says: February 4, 20101:50 am

    You look amazing!! I went to Target about 3 times to try and find that dress!! arggg! i love this look

  76. Miss Polkadot says: February 4, 20104:35 am

    do boys really hate those shoes??? any particular reason??

  77. camille says: February 4, 20105:53 am

    love the outfit + hair + makeup! you look great.

  78. niecee says: February 4, 201010:12 am

    You look great!!!

    I find it kind of funny that I can't handle anything ABOVE 75, hahaha. It's already -19C (-2F) with the windchill this morning and I'm thinking dress and tights too! I'm Canadian born and bred πŸ˜›

  79. ...on the brink of something beautiful says: February 4, 20102:37 pm

    ok, so i am in love with those shoes!!! (who cares if boys dont like em, right?!?! haha)

    and yea, i can't believe how cold its been in Florida! currently i live in jacksonville (30 minutes from st.augustine) and its been freezing..literally. ick

    -kel

  80. Fashion Court says: February 5, 20102:37 am

    love this look!

  81. quidessential says: February 5, 20102:56 am

    Oh! I adore the Rodarte collection at Target! It's finally hit the sale rack and I stocked up on tights! :)
    xoxo. Heather

    p.s. You look positively darling!

  82. Kirstin says: February 6, 20101:23 am

    Actually, a co-worker of mine (male, attractive, young) thinks those shoes are the hottest things ever….;)

  83. Keiko Lynn says: February 8, 20101:36 pm

    Miss Polkadot: Most guys just don't like them. A couple of them called them stripper shoes, haha. But my friend Dave mostly hated that they make me taller than him.

  84. Hanako66 says: February 8, 20106:10 pm

    i love this on you! this dress frightened me online, but the way that you styled it is so darling that i wish i had bought it!!! i am ultra terrified with the rebecca minkoff bag that they sent to me as well, but have managed to keep it in tip top shape!

  85. befashionlike says: February 9, 20108:28 am

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  86. veriuska says: February 9, 20109:58 am

    I love your hair <3

  87. kate says: February 18, 20108:30 am

    I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.

    Lucy

    http://toddlergirls.net