Thursday, July 15, 2010

Dreams unwind; love's a state of mind.










The combination of sheer black, draped fabric and lots of lace makes me think of one of my mom's favorite female vocalists, Stevie Nicks. Though my outfit is a lot less dramatic than her legendary getups, I had Fleetwood Mac stuck in my head all day. It's not all that uncommon for me - I'm actually quite a fan of their music. For some reason, I get teased a lot for that, but I couldn't care less.

Since I made this dress up as I went along, I'm now wondering if it was a subconscious influence from my playlist. Sometimes that happens! Either way, I'm very happy with the outcome. I've actually worn this dress twice since I made it, in different ways. I just forgot to take a picture of the first one. I'm sure it will be in heavy rotation - I love how comfortable it is. Comfort, believe it or not, is really important to me. It's the same reason I carry emergency flats in my bag!

Outfit Details:
Lace dress: made by me (Should I make a limited run for Postlapsaria?)
belt: thrifted
sheer black cardigan - Beacon's Closet
30s necklace - gift from my mom
Carpenter Bee Bag - courtesy of Spotted Moth
beige platform pumps - Dots


Love love,
Keiko Lynn

117 comments:

  1. your hair is suddenly so long! i love it! and such a cute outfit, the lace is gorgeous!!

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  2. yes, u should definitely make one for the shop! the dress is gorgeous and i love these pics of u, too:)

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

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  3. 5'd buy a dress if you made it for Postlapsaria. It is adorable.

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  4. i love that dress and i want one!! plus i love your necklace!

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  5. Please make one for the shop it is perfect!!!

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  6. i can't say no to lace dresses. if you made a limited run for postlapsaria, i'd probably be tempted to buy one for every day of the week. hahaha (sad, but true!)

    also, i don't mean to pester you about this, but are you going to be posting the Renegade items soon?

    xo,
    katrina

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  7. I LOVE Fleetwood Mac, and I think Stevie Nicks is the coolest. Her music is haunting and therapeutic, all at the same time. I love this little style homage to her :)

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  8. You look lovely! I love the dress, and would definitely purchase one should you make it available on Postlapsaria. Please update your readers if you do!

    -Alex

    P.S. I also love Fleetwood Mac, haters be damned ;o)

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  9. I love the dress! Definitely make a few for Postlapsaria!

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  10. Love the sheer black cardigan over the lace...so pretty and feminine!

    http://tovogueorbust.blogspot.com/

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  11. The dress is so pretty, love it!

    Carmen.xx.

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  12. love the dress and your hair! its so long now!

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  13. I love the dress! I really should start doing more with what I wear during the summer, but when it is in the high 90s-100 I really just want to lay around in a tank top and shorts. It really wrecks my creativity fashion wise. My mom was also a Fleetwood Mac fan so I grew up listening to them. I also occasionally find myself listening to them now, I can still remember the lyrics even though I heard it years ago.

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  14. Definitely make it for Postlapsaria! I want one! Haha.

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  15. Love the look of sheer on sheer! Great dress!

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  16. you really have a way of putting outfits together.
    so gorgeous!!

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  17. This is the most beautiful dress I've seen in a long long while. I love it!

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  18. wow, you are amazingly talented. that lace dress is stunning. i love how you paired it with the sheer black cardigan and nude pumps. very simple and chic.

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  19. cute outfit! i love that you made it!

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  20. That dress is amazing, it is a perfect match for you!

    http://chandler-freshstart.blogspot.com/

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  21. Definitely make the dress for Postlapsaria! I want one!

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  22. Definitely make the dress for Postlapsaria! I want one!

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  23. Gotta love Stevie! My mom obviously does... she named me Rhiannon :)! Cute dress too!
    -Rhiannon (http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

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  24. That dress is amazing. It would make a great addition to your shop.

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  25. wow, you made that dress, you are amazing! lol! its really great, so feminine. Oh and your post went up on wednesday just so you know!

    Daisy Dayz Home

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  26. The outfit is amazing, the dress is gorgeous, and it is AWESOME to see someone else who has bruises on their legs but wears short skirts anyway.

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  27. hey keiko! I was recently at a Michael's store in the yarn section and I noticed a Debbie Stoller instructional book and one of the models in it was your doppelganger. Unless, was it you?

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  28. I can't believe you made this dress, that's amazing :) I just bought myself a sewing machine and am still trying to figure out how to use it! haha

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  29. i love that dress, its so unlike other lace dresses out there now! the layers are very unique. definitely make more and let me know! also having major hair envy..

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  30. What a lovely dress <33
    You look so pretty!
    haha I wish my bag had more space to also carry emergency flats.

    xo,Bruna
    http://www.pantsandpictures.blogspot.com/

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  31. I love that lace dress! So feminine and chic! Also I love those nude shoes! So gorgeous!



    Carissa
    http://copiouscouture.blogspot.com

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  32. i want. your. dress!!!

    http://unstoppablestyle.blogspot.com/

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  33. Thanks for the feedback, everyone!
    Sara: That is me:)

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  34. You made this dress?! o.m.g. Major props!!!

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  35. OMG..I love ur dress so bad,
    >_<

    xoxo

    www.greatmariska.blogspot.com
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  36. that lace dress is just so exquisite!!! love love love! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  37. u are just too cute to boot here. the sheer ontop of the lace is perfect. LOVE it. xo, Kim www.eatsleepwear.com

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  38. Yes PLEASE make one for the shop, it is SO beautiful! I raced down to see where you got it from knowing that there was a 95% chance you made it. Haha, one can dream right? So if you made another one I COULD have it! That would be amazing :)

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  39. Even though I'm a college student paying off loans I would buy this dress in a heartbeat. Please add it to the store!!

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  40. Wow your hair is soo long. I love the dress too.

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  41. i am loving your blog. cute outfit!!

    melrod

    http://melrod1206.wordpress.com

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  42. PLEASE MAKE THIS DRESS TO SELL. I need it in my life.

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  43. If you like Fleetwood Mac you will love Fleet Foxes, especially this version from two swedish girls:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMrqBldlqzA
    -Bella

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  44. i don't have too many lace dresses in my wardrobe, but this look has inspired me! you look beautiful and love the nude pumps

    http://style-haus.blogspot.com/

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  45. I'm not quite sure, but your bag looks like the Alexander Wang's one!

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  46. i need this outfit in my life! ;) especially that dress... love the stevie nicks vibe. fleetwood mac is one of my favourites. people tease me about it, too! it's shame... i think their music is fabulous. :)

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  47. This is so wonderful - you always look so lovely in lace, and the white sheer lacy material of this dress looks like a dream. Also loving the sleeve length of the cardigan, very pretty.

    PLASTIC LETTERS

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  48. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE make this for the shop; I'd buy it in an instant. Lace is becoming my obsession; I must have this.

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  49. I would totally buy that dress! Its gorgeous!

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  50. The first thing I noticed is that your hair is down, looks great. The second thing being that beautiful lace dress! You should definitely make some for Postlapsaria, I would buy one in a second.

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  51. yes yes, please post a run for that dress. it's amazing!

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  52. Beautiful dress, Keiko! It's so delicate yet casual. Absolutely wonderful!

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  53. The dress is amazzzzing! Please make some! :)

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  54. ooh, I love Spotted Moth and your dress is absolutely perfect! I scrolled down right away to see where I could get one! You should definitely make one for your shop! =)

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  55. I loooove Fleetwood Mac! What's your favorite song? I like Go Your Own Way the best. Love this outfit too, by the way. That lace is absolutely gorgeous. I also love your hair down! It looks so different.

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  56. you should definitely make the dress for postlapsaria! it's gorgeous (& so are you :) ). Fleetwood mac & stevie nicks are fantastic...

    :)

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  57. sooooo pretty.
    the hem!
    the way you made it a b&w outfit!
    the see-trhough of the cover!
    pretty lacey princess.

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  58. P.S. -- I wanna be wearing this *right* now.

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  59. I love this look and I can't believe you made this dress. It's stunning! Definitely make some for Postlapsaria.

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  60. This dress is so beautiful, it could be a wedding dress. If you sell them I will buy one! Dead serious. It's to die for!

    No need to defend a love for Fleetwood Mac. They're awesome! Stevie Nicks rocked some pretty awesome boho looks in her day. I am likewise inspired. :)

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  61. It's so cute I'd totally buy one if you made it for Postlapsaria!

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  62. I need one seriously great lace dress.

    One perfect, like this.

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

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  63. I love "Rhiannon" and you whole outfit is so amazing. I'd love to own all you clothes!

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  64. i love the dress its very girly and beautiful and the nide pumps are lovely!!!

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  65. Your dress is so pretty! I love it! Your bag is really cool too.

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  66. You look so relaxed and chill with your hair down! Sort of like surfer girls meets the city. xo

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  67. You look so different with your hair down :] But amazing, as always.

    I love that dress!! It's so pretty ♥

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  68. i love your lacey dress...u look like a dream!

    just stumbled across your blog and i have to say its LOVELY! do drop by mine too when you have some time. perhaps we can follow each other! =)

    Persis.
    http://www.onestylemile.blogspot.com/

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  69. Yes you should make a limited run! I love that dress!

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  70. Please please please do limited run for that dress!

    I am in love with it!!

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  71. please make the dress in a limited run :D
    its gorgeous!

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  72. this lace this dress is very awesome and chic! love the nude heels.

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  73. What a gorgeous dress! And it drapes so nicely~

    xo Aria Kai.

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  74. Personally I would love to see that dress offered in your store. The real question is how much damage it would do to my carefully budgeting "fun stuff" spending... :)

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  75. What a pretty dress! I wish i can sew something like that too.

    xoxo, http://heelsandwedges.blogspot.com

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  76. I absolutely LOOVE this dress, amazing.

    chloe **http://flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

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  77. ELLE EST MAGNIFIQUE CETTE ROBE, J'AIME BEAUCOUP

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  78. that dress is beyond amazing, those pumps as well!

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  79. Sooo in love with that bag of yours!

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  80. Please, please, please make that dress! I will buy it in a heartbeat!

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  81. You are so beautiful! I love that lace dress :)

    Leia's Delights

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  82. Hi! You're absolutely darling! :) Would you mind following me? Please? I'm really trying to get some recognition & it would be an HONOR if you followed me. I just LOVE your looks. :)

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  83. Such a pretty dress - accessorised perfectly with the nude heels!

    Luv, Friend in Fashion
    www.friendinfashion.blogspot.com
    X

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  85. love the dress!! and i love your hair down. its perfect- wish mine looked like that :)
    -kel

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  86. If you make that lace dress, I will DEFINITELY buy one!!

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  87. YES! Please make this dress! The minute I saw it I was hoping to find out where I could get one!

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  88. That dress is beautiful!! :)

    xoxo,
    valerie
    beauty and the budget

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  89. oh my god, i looove your shoes! the color!
    and the dress of course.. you have amazing style <3

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  90. Yes, yes , you must make that dress for your shop. I am old enuf to be your Mom and I listened to Fleetwood Mac too. I am a pretty young looking fifty and I would totally rock that dress. I could make that work. I am half Japanese and Black and my Aunt's name is Keiko! You are such a beautiful girl embrace your Asian features cause you are gorgeous.

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  91. I wish Id' jumped on the band wagon with the Carpenter Bag, I love how big it is. reminds me of the Alexander Wang bag... Really, it does.

    XX.
    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

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  92. Oh my God do I want that dress! I've been looking all summer for a white, sundress too buy and fall in love with. I've yet to commit to one... but non that I have liked even compare to how beautiful yours turned out.

    -Weezy from http://beautysimplistic.blogspot.com

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  93. I LOVE the dress! I'd buy it if you made it :)

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  94. Ok I loved the dress so much, I've featured you in my latest blog post. Hope that's ok (of course I've linked back to you!) .. but please let me know if you'd like me to edit in any way.

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  95. Please put this dress in your shop, i would buy on in a heartbeat [with my imaginary money] xx

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  96. Keiko, what brand shoes are those? You said Dots....where would I find them? Love the outfit as always! :)

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  97. That dress is amazing! I'd buy one.

    Corinne xx

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  98. I was named after that song! Love Fleetwood Mac, and you :)

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  99. Your dress and shoes are absolutely stunning!

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  100. zomg MAKE MORE OF THAT DRESS!!! pretty please. i was holding my breath as i scrolled down to see where it was from, thinking it had to be vintage. it is SO beautiful! ~joelle

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  101. that lace dress. the most perfect thing i have ever seen.

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