These pictures made me realize three things (only half seriously):
* I shouldn’t be allowed to show my scarred and bruised up legs without stockings or copious amounts of photoshop.
* I understand why so many people think I’m angry when I’m not smiling. I’m not, I promise!
* I need to do something about my hair. Color and cut.

Nevertheless, I generally felt pretty good yesterday. I know this dress is comprised of traditional autumn colors, but I’ve never really stuck to a certain palette before, so I stick my tongue out at you, tradition! Anyway, it was a beautiful, breezy day and I remembered to bring my new flats for any ouch-my-feet emergencies. We didn’t do anything too exciting, just some errands and grocery shopping, followed by an intense evening of sewing (solo). Kim and I made some delicious brie, pear, arugula, raspberry preserve and balsamic sandwiches on french baguettes – my very favorite! Annnnd that’s as exciting as my normal life gets. I would tell you about today, but I wouldn’t want to overwhelm anyone with how awesome my friday nights are.

Outfit Details:
pumpkin pie dress – courtesy of Spotted Moth
Calvin Klein heels – Beacon’s Closet (Jen has the same ones, if you want to investigate their origin further)
vintage wicker bag – gift from Dawn, my mom’s best friend

Makeup Details:
concealer (brand rubbed off)
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Light, all over face
MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Refined, on cheeks
MAC dipdown fluidline, on eyes
Prescriptives mascara in dark brown
MAC espresso eyeshadow, on brows
Tarte lipstick in Aura

Love Love and not at all home alone and working on Friday night (wink!),
Keiko Lynn

  1. Alejandra says: June 19, 20102:33 am

    And I was just thinking, "she has such lovely hair. I wish my hair looked like that. I should stop being so lazy and actually blow my hair out tonight instead of putting it in a bun."

  2. Ollie Otson says: June 19, 20102:34 am

    I love the song you have as your post title. The whole look is quite fantastic, as well.

    I am spending my night watching movies and lying in my bed. I opted out of going out because I felt too lazy to shower and get all dolled up tonight. Here's to living a simple life for the night.

  3. Nicole says: June 19, 20102:43 am

    That dress is adorable, and those heels are lovely :)

  4. nicole leigh smith says: June 19, 20102:44 am

    love the dress color, and that tarte shade is amazing!!!

  5. Becca Jane says: June 19, 20103:02 am

    That dress is simply lovely on you!

  6. Elizabeth Malley says: June 19, 20103:05 am

    You're silly, your hair looks great the way it is. I love your hair that way!

  7. Out of Order says: June 19, 20103:10 am

    the din din sounds delicious, and I love your outfit!
    I'm staying in cutting out patterns tonight ;]

  8. Vintage Dress says: June 19, 20103:15 am

    i love your dress!!! the color just pops!

    love,
    vintagedress.etsy.com

  9. daisymay says: June 19, 20103:17 am

    Love the colour of that dress, and the bag is amazing I have a vintage wicker one too!!

    Daisy Dayz Home

  10. Hannah says: June 19, 20103:18 am

    You are one of the few people that I think lipstick really looks good on. You pull it off best of all.
    I love all the colors that are going on in this outfit. (traditional or not.)

    I too love the song from your title.

  11. Charmalade says: June 19, 20103:20 am

    The colors may be autumn, but the material and cut seem to look more summery. At least, I think? I'm not a clothes-magician like you are. D:

    Balsamic sammiches sound like yum. My Friday night is comprised of me being too tired for anything.. and commenting on this post. SUCCESS.

    Toast with Charmalade

  12. kelly ann says: June 19, 20103:22 am

    oh my goodness i'm in love with that dress!!

  13. Keiko Lynn says: June 19, 20103:35 am

    Alejandra: To be fair, I forgot to mention the behind the scenes styling that left me whining. It just needs some shorter layers, because it's being weighed down. It took extra styling to get it like this, when it usually doesn't:(

  14. Chloe, Butterfly Cupcakes says: June 19, 20103:36 am

    Oh what a gorgeous dress, such a beautiful colour. Orange really suits you.

  15. Keiko Lynn says: June 19, 20103:38 am

    Ollie Otson: Honestly, I don't even like to go out at very much. At least not in the Friday night kind of way. I'm always afraid of being a stick in the mud, since I don't drink…or dance.

  16. Jessica Sue says: June 19, 20103:38 am

    You are so beautiful, you don't need an OUNCE of makeup. You'd be lovely anyway. And no Photoshop! No woman should be Photoshopped, and they are way too much in the fashion industry.

  17. Keiko Lynn says: June 19, 20103:38 am

    Out of Order: Yay for making your own clothes!

  18. Keiko Lynn says: June 19, 20103:39 am

    Elizabeth: Thank you! It's just that it took a lot of time to get it from falling flat on top, since it's due for a cut.

  19. Keiko Lynn says: June 19, 20103:41 am

    Charmalade: I agree! It's a breezy fabric and cut. Though I will probably layer it with a jacket and tights in the fall, too. You should make the sandwich sometime! So easy and soooo delicious.

  20. Keiko Lynn says: June 19, 20103:41 am

    p.s. Thank you, everyone!

  21. Keiko Lynn says: June 19, 20103:41 am

    Jessica: Thank you! But I love makeup! I really dooo.

  22. Jen says: June 19, 20104:31 am

    I just started following you and love your posts. You are inspiring me to post more of of what I wear throughout the week.

    Would you be interested in exchanging links?

    http://www.stylethroughhereyes.com

  23. Retro Threadz * Mary says: June 19, 20104:37 am

    Keiko, don't be so hard on yourself. You are one amazing gorgeous woman. I am so envious of your eyebrows & you have such natural beauty. I love the color combo of the dress & your heels. Great post!

  24. __E says: June 19, 20105:35 am

    Love your posts! Great photographs and you put together the cutest outfits!

  25. libys11 says: June 19, 20106:15 am

    aaahhh this outfit makes me want to go to a picnic at the park with you!! such a colorful outfit!! really brightens the rather rainy weather we're having here in canada. :) you're lovely as always! :)

    Animated Confessions

  26. Jenny says: June 19, 20106:27 am

    My mom always tells me I look mad when I don't smile, but I don't think you look like you're angry at all. You are so pretty! And your hair looks great.

  27. Ivan McK says: June 19, 20106:27 am

    Thumbs up, hun….and we love the legs – scars and all 😉

    +8!3

  28. revital says: June 19, 20106:30 am

    you look gorgeous!!! love the color of the dress!

    http://revi-pinkillusions.blogspot.com/

  29. japantoypanic says: June 19, 20106:53 am

    you're lovely.
    look at the last photo, it's beautiful!
    Love your vimini bag, very summerish :)

  30. H says: June 19, 20108:17 am

    love your dress!

  31. emily says: June 19, 20108:26 am

    Hi Keiko! Love your dress! Do you know if the Spotted Moth dresses run on the smaller/larger side? What size was your dress? I'm curious because I always worry when buying online.

  32. sui says: June 19, 20109:38 am

    your leg scars are beautiful. :] you wouldn't be you without them! ♥

  33. FeeMail says: June 19, 20109:44 am

    I want your dress, i want your hair and I want your bruised legs. Ok :)?

  34. Velvet says: June 19, 201010:09 am

    You have nice legs and your hair is beautiful, I think that doesn't need any alteration! Besides your friday nights seem to me calm and relaxing, in fact I love going to the grocer's (yes, I'm going bright red…)

  35. Talia says: June 19, 201010:21 am

    your bag is gorgeous. so original.

  36. Alexiane D. says: June 19, 201010:37 am

    Cette robe est magnifique! 😀

  37. Sophia says: June 19, 201010:39 am

    I cannot tell you how jealous I am of that gorgeous dress! I really need something that colour in my wardrobe.

  38. Becca says: June 19, 201012:19 pm

    I was thinking yesterday that orange is a very underrated color. I thought of it when I saw a girl in a fantastic orange dress and realized that the orange items in my closet are limited to a tank top and one blouse. So way to go on giving orange some love. Love the autumnal look mixed up for summer. And the wavy hair looks so great on you – I don't know what you're talking about needing cut/color – your hair always looks great to me.

  39. Anna says: June 19, 201012:41 pm

    i don't think you need a hair cut it actually looks quite pretty

  40. Jasmine says: June 19, 201012:44 pm

    Your legs are fabulous!
    Don't worry about that.

  41. dreamylacey says: June 19, 20101:04 pm

    oh my god don't touch you hair. it is so perfect like this!!!

    otherwise the sandwhich seemed very nice. I wish I were there to taste it…I ùmay reproduce it…

    the dress is really pretty. the color is really nice and the length is perfect!!!

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  42. electricsbubbles says: June 19, 20101:25 pm

    I love this dress but I think that shoes dont look so good

    Kisses

  43. Amanda says: June 19, 20101:45 pm

    I liked the hair…I LOoooOved the dress!…and the post title was spot on!
    Haa haa!
    Go girl!

  44. Ashley J says: June 19, 20101:46 pm

    You have the best skin and if not…your makeup application is always fabulous and perfect! Just thought you should know:)

    http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com/

  45. Kate says: June 19, 20101:52 pm

    So cute, love that dress and love that song!!

  46. April Rose says: June 19, 20102:11 pm

    Oh clogs! so good.
    Keiko i did a little post about you and your blog haha if you get time check it out :)

    April Rose
    xx

  47. Justice Pirate says: June 19, 20102:40 pm

    This dress is incredible. I think orange really suits you well!! I love the colour choice for the shoes with this. It is not something I think more people would choose!

  48. ShoesForDessert says: June 19, 20102:41 pm

    That dress is so cute, especially that it has sleeves – loveee sleeves! And I love the blue heels with the orange and yellow.

    I was thinking you had gorgeous hair too!

  49. Annie says: June 19, 20102:51 pm

    This is such a gorgeous outfit, love it!

    xxx
    Annie
    http://www.mesmericoutsider.blogspot.com

  50. amanda lynn? says: June 19, 20102:57 pm

    I love that dress, the colors are wonderful!

  51. Alice says: June 19, 20103:04 pm

    You look great ^^

  52. Jenni says: June 19, 20103:38 pm

    This outfit is perfect, every bit of it, those sandwiches sounds like the bomb, and you think your legs are much worse than they are. I didn't even notice the bruises until you mentioned them. 😀

  53. Kelly says: June 19, 20103:45 pm

    I don't know why you would want to photoshop your legs – before I even read that I was thinking that I should comment on how great your legs are. I don't know anyone without a few scars, and I think scars are the shit anyway.

  54. Cassandra Marie says: June 19, 20103:59 pm

    Oh my god, shut up lol. You are beautiful! And we usually see your hair up, so this was a nice change :)

  55. Julie says: June 19, 20104:10 pm

    I love the way your waves frame your face, and your dark hair against your light skin is such a striking contrast, so pretty!

    That being said, I know we all need a change from time to time! But you're beautiful!

  56. Elaine says: June 19, 20105:13 pm

    Gorgeous dress, lovely hair, and bruised legs must mean you're taking advantage of summer. :)

    New reader, and I'm enjoying every bit of your blog!

  57. no flowers, please; says: June 19, 20107:29 pm

    I love your blog but I'm always too shy to comment. I can relate to this post though, sooo..!

    I love that you don't cover your legs, bruises and all. I always have bruised knees and shadows from old scars. It's only until recently that I decided not to care. It's just too hot to shove my legs into stockings. Besides, it tells people a little bit about myself. "Oh, that girl falls down a lot" Well yes.. yes I do!

    Also, people think I am sad/mad when I am not smiling. Even if it's the happiest day of my life. Weirdos 😉

  58. kelly frances says: June 19, 20108:12 pm

    everything about this outfit is fabulous!! i especially love the clogs and the bag!

    <33
    heelsandinspiration.blogspot.com

  59. Taylor says: June 19, 20108:29 pm

    You should try honey and brie on a baguette..it's amazing

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  61. Keiko Lynn says: June 19, 20109:43 pm

    Emily: I got a medium, and I am generally a size 4 or 6 in dresses. More of a 6, but I have a small bust. I probably could have gone with a small, because it's a little loose in the bust. But the nice thing is it ties in the front (or back if you prefer), so you can always tighten it a bit. That's why I went with the bigger size. Better to be a tad loose and cinch it in than to have it squeezing me!

  62. MarieBayArea says: June 20, 20103:18 am

    your pumpkin pie dress and calvin klein heels look gorgeous together.

  63. Amanda says: June 20, 20103:58 am

    Hey, I was just letting you know that I'm tagging you in my "Looks I Love" Sunday post! Hope it's okay :]

  64. Anonymous says: June 20, 20106:00 am

    Hey, your legs aren´t that bad! If you compare them to mine.. damn I hate those mosquitos, because of them i´ll have to wear tights the whole summer.

  65. Helen says: June 20, 20109:51 am

    your legs look fine! mine on the other hand have the starts of varicose veins and scars from ingrown hairs. oh well.

  66. Glamour Bbey. says: June 20, 20102:08 pm

    Cute dress and beautiful pictures!

  67. amy says: June 20, 20105:49 pm

    You don't look "angry" darling, you look fierce. (I'm saying that without a hint of irony.)

  68. Laura says: June 20, 20108:39 pm

    I love your dress and you don't look angry to me. Your as styling as ever!!!!!

  69. Mandi says: June 21, 20101:25 am

    Pfft, I was thinking 'hmm my hair kind of looks like that.' Then I saw the cut/colour comment and was like =[ haha

  70. rachelehm says: June 21, 20102:23 am

    10 months ago I chopped all of my hair off, ala Michelle Williams on the cover of Vogue last year. I ended up getting a bad dye job also (that has since been fixed…)

    Now I'm madly jealous of all long brown hair. Yours is especially pretty.

  71. Emily says: June 21, 20108:46 am

    You are so stunning! And I luff your hair. 😀

  72. ...on the brink of something beautiful says: June 21, 20101:35 pm

    love the outfit and i envy your hair- it's always so perfect looking!!!
    -kellie

  73. Chelsea says: June 21, 20106:43 pm

    oh! the orange/lemon of the dress with the cool blue of the shoes is a superb combo :)

    and, for what it's worth, it is really nice to see your scars and bruises (though honestly I had to scroll back up to try to find them!) because it means that you are REAL, and to me, fashion inspiration from a real (and naturally gorgeous) woman is the best kind!

    blogs like yours have ruined fashion magazines for me (thankfully) – I'd much rather see what you come up with!

  74. Bad Taste Toast says: June 21, 20107:33 pm

    Your eyes are magical and so so beautiful! :)
    And an orange dress with blue shoes? I think nobody could pull this off better than you! Great outfit!

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  76. Marie McGrath (The Joy of Fashion) says: June 22, 20105:04 am

    You look so beautiful in this colorful dress! I love the pattern, the color, an how you paired it with blue shoes. Very pretty!

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    PS: I'm not one to follow a certain color palette according to the season either 😉

  77. Imogen says: June 22, 201012:16 pm

    This is a beautiful dress. The print is lovely and the colour suits you so well. Your bag is so sweet too.

  78. Anonymous says: June 22, 201012:49 pm

    your hair<3

  79. laura says: June 22, 20107:17 pm

    Keiko.

    I have a dilemma. :)

    I have long wavy hair midway down my back with bangs…but it's always in a bun!!! It just hangs limp it seems when it's down…

    should I cut it? did you like your hair when it was short? What about shoulder-length?

    i feel like it would look good on me but did you feel as feminine when you had it that way? or gawky? I like to be girly/womanly…

    thanks..!

    ~~~laura

  80. Mish Dish says: June 23, 20102:02 am

    Everything about this look and these photos is gorgeous. xo Mish

    http://www.themishdish.com

  81. ShelleyBean XO says: June 24, 20105:59 pm

    OMG you cracked me up with the whole not smiling = angry thing. I get this ALL the time… I find myself over explaining to people (which maes me look even more guilty) of how blind I am and that I have to squint to see anything more the 6 ft in front of me. and I look so angry cause I was just trying to make out the features on their face

  82. megannielsen says: June 24, 20106:38 pm

    No don't do anything to your hair! It's amazing… I'm always wishing my hair looked like yours! Meanwhile, I'm just the same… I always appear angry/grumpy when relaly I just forgot to smile!

  83. andrea k (blonde bedhead) says: June 24, 20106:44 pm

    Love the outfit and your hair! I like that you didn't photoshop out your bruises! Mine were banged up in my last post and it just feels more honest to show 'em :)

  84. Erin Cathleen says: June 24, 20107:58 pm

    I love/want/need that dress NOW. Already fell in love with it on Spotted Moth, but you really bring it to life! Great "modeling" here. <3

    P.S. Do you ever freaking get zits?!? You make me sick. I heart you.

  85. Kitty Be Good says: June 25, 20102:52 am

    Such a pretty dress.

  86. April says: June 26, 20101:59 am

    I just bought this dress. Thank you for posting it. I gasped when I saw the price. So amazing.

  87. tinatre says: June 29, 20106:19 pm

    I just bought this dress, too. I really don't wear too many dresses but this one just completely caught my eye. It's just too pretty. Can't wait to wear it. Now, if I can only find those awesome shoes….

  88. mojo says: June 29, 201010:08 pm

    wow, I love this color mix with the shoes and the dress. it's so odd, that it is cool at the same time. love the little suitcase as well.

    best greets,

    Moni from http://cheapbutchicclothing.blogspot.com/

  89. lettre à élise says: June 30, 201010:03 pm

    en plus du fait que cette marque "Spotted Moth" fait de jolies choses, je suis restée scotchée devant mon écran par ce que je m'appelle MOTH!!!
    dieu que c'est bizarre…

  90. pam☆ says: July 2, 20109:38 am

    Your dress is soooOo cute! Currently, I'm into dresses with elbow-length puff sleeves. And yours is nothing but adorable.=)

  91. Alexandra says: October 9, 20105:40 pm

    I love this outfit! And you're makeup is flawless and not overdone. Very classic, very fall, I love it!

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