Some readers have expressed concern over the lack of color in my ensembles, as of late. It didn’t even occur to me until it was pointed out! I guess I have been gravitating toward more muted tones; I tend to go through phases. I felt like being very colorful, so I threw on some primary hues and MAC Russian Red lipstick. I always feel a little silly when I buy Forever 21 and H&M stuff second hand, but I really liked that this could be worn as a dress or as a vest, and that it was under $10.

One thing can be said about wearing bright colors: it makes it almost impossible to be in a bad mood!

Outfit Details:
Forever 21 wrap dress (worn as vest) and Calvin Klein heels – Beacon’s Closet
Yellow satchel – courtesy of Cambridge Satchel Company
Walk ‘n roll top and blue skirt (from last year; no longer available) – courtesy of ModCloth
belt – thrifted

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

  1. cézanne says: August 15, 201011:22 pm

    I love red lipstick and I love it on you! Your hair looks really adorable wavy too.

  2. Fabiola "Fab" says: August 15, 201011:22 pm

    I WANT your shoes!! and ofcourse the whole outfit!

  3. KMart says: August 15, 201011:30 pm

    I love the red lipstick too! It completes the look. And, I love how creative you got by wearing a dress as a vest. Our designers at are always saying to wear things differently and in unexpected ways.

  4. Jen says: August 15, 201011:30 pm

    I'm loving the skirt and the bag. They're so pretty and fun!

  5. Amber Rose says: August 15, 201011:36 pm

    I'm loving this vest on you. And the wavy hair- reminds me of mine!

    And there's nothing wrong with muted colors– makes you feel sophisticated or like an old-fashioned stunner (or at least to me it does!).

    Anyhow, have a lovely evening sweet girl!

  6. Ashley says: August 15, 201011:46 pm

    I like how you wore this dress as a vest, it adds so much color and femininity to your outfit. And your shoes totally rock!

    xoxo, Ashley

  7. Laura says: August 15, 201011:56 pm

    I love your bag! I have that one too. :)

  8. Anonymous says: August 15, 201011:58 pm

    i think i saw you the other day in the west village 😀
    you had a pretty white lace dress and you were with two girls. i got starstruck for a minute.

  9. Lisa says: August 16, 201012:19 am

    I love your blog! I've been a subscriber for a while now.
    I'm posting a little inspiration post about your blog over on my blog!
    Come check it out! The post will be up tomorrow. Take care!

    Butterflies and Daisys Vintage

  10. Santina says: August 16, 201012:24 am

    Blue and yellow is such a happy color combination!


  11. Hal says: August 16, 201012:38 am

    that's a great bag .. the lines are very deliberate which is not usually what i like, but i would definitely carry it. it goes really well with the blue! xo

  12. Hal says: August 16, 201012:39 am

    that's a great bag .. the lines are very deliberate which is not usually what i like, but i would definitely carry it. it goes really well with the blue! xo

  13. Sabrina says: August 16, 201012:45 am

    I think you look great no matter what you wear! From what I've seen you do a great mix of everything from neutrals, to mixing in color, to darker contrasts etc. Don't change anything! Although this is an inspiring look for me. I rarely wear brights – never brave enough.

    Love your blog!

  14. Meg! says: August 16, 20101:07 am

    I love that wrap dress/vest you've got going on! I love the print; somehow it fits the "Russian red" lipstick. It gives me a Russian vibe. Maybe I'm insane. Anyway, this whole outfit is so cute and fun, and I love your hair down!

  15. Sally says: August 16, 20101:07 am

    Love the color of this bag! Your hair looks gorgeous!


  16. Becca Jane says: August 16, 20101:12 am

    nothing wrong with muted tones, I don't think, but I have to say that I do love the pretty bright colours in this outfit! That skirt is fantastic.

  17. libys11 says: August 16, 20101:21 am

    oohhh that yellow bag always gets me all the time!! love it! 😀

    Animated Confessions

  18. Molly Elizabeth says: August 16, 20101:25 am

    so cute lady! just so you know, i look forward to your next post. you're my favorite! -i sound like such a creeper haha. keep postin ma'am!

  19. Maggie ☮ says: August 16, 20101:37 am

    I always wear bright colors when I'm feeling down :) always feeling fab :)

    You look bright and sunny love =]

  20. Charmalade says: August 16, 20101:47 am

    Your hair is down and you're wearing bright primary colors, who are you, lady??? But you're amazing, you look especially happyadorable in the third picture!

    Toast with Charmalade

  21. Rebecca says: August 16, 20101:54 am

    Russian Red is one of my favorite lipsticks, and it goes well with your blue and white outfit.

  22. sewseas says: August 16, 20101:54 am

    Woo! I love the bright colors! The red lipstick & yellow purse are for sure the win! I adore the wrap dress as a vest too! <3

  23. Rio says: August 16, 20102:01 am

    Love the vest! I agree about not being able to be grumpy in bright colors! :)

  24. Lemondrop Marie says: August 16, 20102:28 am

    I LOVE that dress as a vest. Brilliant.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge
    August giveaway

  25. Alyssa says: August 16, 20102:50 am

    I love the creativity of the dress used as a vest. I would have never thought of that! I love your blog! You give me so much fashion inspiration! Kudos to you!

  26. Joanna says: August 16, 20102:51 am

    Those shoes are so lovely! That shade of lipstick looks amazing on you :)

  27. Stephanie says: August 16, 20102:57 am

    That bag is absolutely amazing!


  28. number the first says: August 16, 20102:59 am

    That lip colour is something kinda wonderful ♥ everybody needs a colour pick-me-up sometimes. Its true is impossible to be glum when you're so bright

  29. eatsleepwear says: August 16, 20103:27 am

    wow girl. so freakin fabulous!!!!! all the colors. perfecT!! And that red lip is so sassy 😉

    love it. xo, Kim

  30. Smacko says: August 16, 20103:36 am

    Ahh! I totally bought of one their satchels today, like just now! I bought the chestnut in 15" and I'm soooo excited to get it. :)))

    Love and Turtledoves,

  31. MissMarbelle says: August 16, 20104:10 am

    That yellow satchel really pops! Fantastic colour. And your hair looks gorgeous too (not that it doesn't always 😉 )

  32. genevieve, sandbox romance says: August 16, 20105:05 am

    Colors colors everywhere! Love the cardi, the bag, and especially your lip shade! Oh, and your hair looks marvelous.

  33. Chickems says: August 16, 20105:54 am

    You are great, really. Everything you wear is cute and an inspiration.

  34. eleanor says: August 16, 20106:45 am

    You wore all the colours perfectly! You look gorgeous. And how incredible are those shoes!?


  35. What Ner is saying says: August 16, 20107:08 am

    Your hair looks fabulous!…and I love the primary color scheme!

  36. Delightfully Tacky says: August 16, 20107:28 am

    Aw, Keiko, this outfit is adorable. Primary colors are so fun, and I love that bright satchel. Now you've got me thinking of gettin my primary colors on!
    And as always your make-up and hair are stunning.

  37. ASH says: August 16, 20107:34 am

    It must be said: YOUR HAIR IS AMAZING! :0)


  38. Ms K says: August 16, 20108:09 am

    pretty colours! love the bag


  39. Charlie says: August 16, 20109:07 am

    love the bag, it's absolutely gorgeous and such a happy piece!

  40. Sunshine Sarah says: August 16, 20109:14 am

    True that, Keiko!
    But you look good and fresh and delightful in anything.

    Have a lovely week!

  41. Laura says: August 16, 20109:37 am

    That bag is just love!

  42. Alice says: August 16, 201010:14 am

    great outfit ^^

  43. Thrive on Novelty says: August 16, 201010:20 am

    Gorgeous outfit! you look amazing as usual :) xx

  44. Rūta says: August 16, 201010:44 am

    Amazing outfit, love how bright it is and the bag is something to die-for. Yellow and blue is one of my favorite color combinations this summer.

  45. Rebecca, The Clothes Horse says: August 16, 201011:19 am

    Love these colors, although I'm with you: people go through phases and even those who like brights will spend some time in neutrals. :)

  46. Ven says: August 16, 201012:14 pm

    i love this whole outfittttt!!!!! the dress, shoes n the bag!!!! :)) greatt!!


  47. ❤Cate❤ says: August 16, 20101:20 pm

    I love the CSC I have one myself (a large one) but I've been considering getting one of the 13" ones of daily jaunts, they really do make the best bags!

  48. Ashley J says: August 16, 20103:13 pm

    I am really liking your hair down!

  49. Nadine2point0 says: August 16, 20103:52 pm

    Everything is stunning! Your blog is beautiful.

  50. Justice Pirate says: August 16, 20103:56 pm

    i love the wrap dress! Great outfit all in all!

  51. Ginta says: August 16, 20104:00 pm

    I totally agree – sometimes when I feel down I intentionally wear more colors to lift myself up. (Especially in winter.)
    Love the shot with yellow bag against blue skirt – those colors work together so good!

  52. Fiamma says: August 16, 20104:40 pm

    you look so adorable! such a cute and happy outfit! in general i dont like yellow but it goes so perfect here! and the lipstick color really suits you!


  53. Beatrice says: August 16, 20104:52 pm

    So cute and cheerful!! love this outfit ^.^

  54. Stephanie says: August 16, 20105:01 pm

    Oh I love this outfit, it looks so cute!!! And I think the red lipstick suits you!


  55. Andy says: August 16, 20105:08 pm

    I love how cheerful this outfit is. The satchel is a real eye-catcher! CSC has too many great colours to choose from :O

  56. sonatta says: August 16, 20105:51 pm

    what a lovely blog! ;>

  57. Fatiha Faulzi says: August 16, 20106:00 pm

    That bag just pops out as if it's trying to say hello! Love it :)


  58. emily hope says: August 16, 20107:28 pm

    Dress a a vest?! Brilliant!

  59. Emma Jade says: August 16, 20107:45 pm

    gosh your hair is beautiful! i love that bag too!

  60. free spirit fashion says: August 16, 20108:06 pm

    omg i want that bag!! great colorful outfit =]

  61. Raman says: August 16, 20109:25 pm

    great outfit! love the wrap dress!!

  62. Destined For Now says: August 16, 201010:21 pm

    Really amazing colors. I love how your lipstick stands out so much!

  63. Archives says: August 17, 201012:21 am

    love your red lips and your hair down!!

  64. Jessica says: August 17, 20101:41 am

    you have GORGEOUS legs ! & id love to have your hair :) beautiful designs to hun, keep it coming !

  65. dred says: August 17, 20102:45 am

    i love the punch of colors on this one. i am most loving the bag! xx

    followed you. :)

  66. The BB says: August 17, 20105:11 am

    I think the dress worn as a vest is great. And I must say I really love the free-flowing waves!

  67. samantha! says: August 17, 20105:13 am

    do you use a special lens for your camera? your pictures are always captured so nicely!

  68. Mae Lu says: August 17, 20103:54 pm

    I love the primary vibrance of this outfit! It's pretty brilliant!

    Mae Lu, thereafterish.

  69. Helen says: August 17, 20106:35 pm

    ah you got sent a cambridge satchel?! so jealous right now, i love that colour too. primary colours are my favourite.

  70. Looby says: August 17, 20108:45 pm

    i think this is my favourite of your looks EVER! That cape/vest is soooo nice! Your hair looks great down too.


    Looby xx

  71. Danielle says: August 18, 20102:00 am

    Cool vest!

  72. madformanhattan says: August 18, 20109:06 pm

    Those colors choices are amazing, you look amazing! The bag and vest are probably my favorite parts of this look :)
    xo, Spencer
    P.S. wear your hair down more, it's so pretty :)

  73. Jenni says: August 18, 201010:02 pm

    I love primary colors! This is beautiful!

  74. Colleen says: August 18, 201011:46 pm

    red lips really suit you

  75. Isabel says: August 19, 20103:58 am

    you look great! :) your makeup makes you look "fresh" ;P

  76. Elle Croft says: August 19, 201010:44 am

    I love Cambridge Satchel Company and this one's fantastic! Colourful ensembles really suit you. I also love your hair here…all-round winner!

  77. Stephanie says: August 22, 20104:30 pm

    I love how you wore the dress as vest. Also loving the bright colors. :)

  78. La Grenadine says: August 24, 20102:43 pm

    I just love your bag !! *-*
    So wonderful !!

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  80. Little Monarch says: September 5, 201011:21 pm

    what a gorgeous little outfit you have put together. I am in love with those Calvin Klein heels! I want them. you have a lovely blog.

    p.s. found you over on the blogger of the moment tumblr for modcloth :)