Sunday, September 5, 2010

I wear my garment so it shows.








A couple months ago, my darling little kitties shattered my full length mirror. I still haven't replaced it. I never really think about it when I'm out, nor did I feel it necessary to make a special trip for that sole purpose. That is, until yesterday. You see, I bought this lovely little blush pink dress for $5, wore it to brunch and on an outing with my friend Samara, and then realized...it's way more sheer than I thought. Though I wore it with the appropriate flesh tone undergarments, I skipped the slip. I caught a glimpse in a store mirror and realized I could completely see my rib tattoo. Which means, when in sunlight, it is probably way worse. Sure enough, I asked Samara and she agreed that it was a little see-through! If I had a full length mirror with which I could examine these issues, I wouldn't have left the house like that. But Kim is the only one with even a regular sized mirror, and her room is dimly lit.

Needless to say, purchasing a full length mirror is on this week's agenda. Until then, I will wear slips as a fail-safe. Hope everyone in my neighborhood enjoyed the underwhelming show!

Outfit Details:
inappropriate dress - H&M
Dainty and Demure top - courtesy of ModCloth
belt - from my mom's shop, Hourglass Consignment
pink socks - from my mom
Seychelles "Romance" boots - courtesy of Seychelles
Coach Madison Brynne bag - courtesy of Coach

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

55 comments:

  1. That stinks about your dress! I don't have a full length mirror either and now I'm fully convinced I need to get one. I love this outfit; it is perfectly put together. My favorites are the shoes and the bag. Your blog is always an inspiration.

    xxL

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  2. what a cute outfit, you're adorable.

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  3. well, you look great in these photos! love the boots with the adorable pink! great look.
    katie

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  4. Too funny.....I realized that I had the same issue on my last outfit post...(bet people didnt need to see my zebra bra!!...) good goddd.....lol..you look adorable as always....loving your booties!!

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  5. Oh my gosh, those SHOES. The colour, the lace ups, the heels- they are divine.

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  6. $5 wow. it's so pretty! you look gorgeous darling!

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  7. Oo, thats not good. You look amazing though - that is such a beautiful colour on you! I love the mix of girly garments with those grungy boots.

    X

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  8. Eeek! See through is no good, but I'm glad you figured it out! I love how when I opened up this post I could only see he outfit, and not the shoes, and all I could think was "so pretty, pink, lacy, and girly!". This is, until I scrolled just a tiny bit more and saw the heels. Perfect way to mix it up!

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  9. Ha! Yeah... I've done that.

    P.S.

    Perfect lyrics. Perfect outfit. <3

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  10. Your jacket is amazing, your belt is so great!! I love your outfit!! xOxO.

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  11. Haha, "inappropriate dress - H&M". I'm pretty sure others would have thought it to be intentional that your dress was seemingly so sheer. It's quite the trend now (i.e: having a patterned bandeau underneath a sheer top).

    Nevertheless, that is such an adorable dress. You could try finding antique floor-length mirrors at various flea markets and vintage shops. Keep those kitties away from your new one!

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  12. well, at least your outfit is absolutely adorable! ;) those boots are to die for.

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  13. A little tattoo flash never hurt anyone in my opinion. Undergarments however probably only work in certain situations. But I love the shoes... I could have a closet full of Seychelles.
    Ramblings of a Small Town Girl

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  14. lol.. at least you found out!

    i love your dress. super cute

    roxy
    http://roxybeautyblog.blogspot.com/

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  15. yeah, i've totally noticed how popular sheer things are. i could never wear anything sheer though, and i don't consider myself particularly modest.
    on a different note, i LOOOVE those boots! =]

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  16. That dress is lovely! Too bad about how sheer it is. I probably wouldn't have noticed it either.

    http://andohsofancy.blogspot.com

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  17. I've definitely done that before - especially with white or pale colored clothing! I love those boots! XOXO, Natalya

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  18. You look so amazing! Love the soft dress and edge of the boots.

    Hey Keiko, What do you think of the fit of ModCloth? I want to order but I wear a XS usually and I'm not sure if they're S will fit. Do you find their sizes are true to size or run small?

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  19. Crazy! My cat did the same thing, though only a corner of the mirror is broke. Check Target,they have really cheap long mirrors. (Just in case your cats decide to break another one) Lovely dress btw!

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  20. Love the color combo... your style is always girly and fun!

    ascensionstyle.blogspot.com

    <3

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  21. Your hair color against your skin complexion is gorgeous. And I am a super fan of this outfit, especially the boots.

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  22. i love everything about this outfit, i love your bangs too! that lacey shirt is gorgeous :)

    <3 gina

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  23. Such a gorgeous color combination. Love the rugged shoes with the ladylike dress.
    Marie @ Lemondrop ViNtAge

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  24. i love how you put this outfit together. and i love the shoes!

    ps. you should consider posting photos of your closet! i'm sure your reader would be interested in seeing how you organize all of your clothes and accessories.

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  25. I have accidentally given a little show before too, not realizing the sheerness of certain clothes! Regardless, it's a super cute dress and a steal for $5! :)
    (http://showersofsunflowers.blogspot.com)

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  26. I think this has happened to everyone at some point or another! Nevertheless, your outfit is perfectly girly, but the Seychelle boots grunge it up just a touch to add your personality. Love!

    Xo Chelle
    discoveringelegance.com

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  27. That pink lace cardigan is so pretty! :)

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  28. you look absolutely gorgeous! love the soft colours


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  29. love the color of this outfitt and i adore ur tops :))

    xoxo

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  30. Very nice outfit, love how socks look with the shoes. And great colors.

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  31. so dainty.. with a touch of touchness from the boots!! :D

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  32. I also lack a full length mirror and I have certainly gone out without a slip a few times that weren't advisable. I kind of blame the clothing these days. Why is everything almost see-through?

    You look lovely though, never would have guessed!

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  33. Hey Keiko! Can you please show us your tatoo sometime? I´m thinking about doing one and need inspiration. I´m thinking yours must be faboulus since you have such great style :-)

    Also, I am going to Florida for 10 days in October with my boyfriend. Can you give me some inside scoops on things that will make our trip unforgettable? I have a guidebook but the best things never seem to be in there.

    Love from Stockholm, Sweden

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  34. Aww, so sad! I've had that happen to me before and I felt so awkward. Hope you find a lovely mirror somewhere :)

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  35. Thats not good...however, it is a beautiful outfit...just need the slip :)

    www.rachaeldiab.blogspot.com

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  36. You look always nice!! :D

    www.papresumirnohayquesufrir.blogspot.com

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  37. Oh not good! I also had such a dress!

    love your outfit, these shoes are cute! :]

    http://www.style1509.blogspot.com
    Live.Laugh.Love.

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  38. You must have a LOT of confidence to not need a mirror - LOL!

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  39. I really, really like that belt. The dainty little studs work well with the lace. It's not trying too hard to be contrasty. It's just a nice juxtaposition.

    oh so sophi

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  40. I love your outfit the boots are awesome!!!

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  41. Ah, we've all had that horrible moment where you realize your outfit is see through. You are not alone. I love the nude colors in this outfit, and I have developed a mild obsession with your boots.

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  42. I love this little lace jacket thing!

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  43. I love your little lace coat and your awesome boots!

    be careful of this outfit next time (:

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  44. I've always loved your blog, but now I love it even more because you quoted Bon Iver <3

    PS: Until I get my hands on those boots every outfit I put together from now until then will feel inadequate

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  45. lovely outfit. i really like the belt and the boots, the whole outfit is just so feminine and soft! xxo

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  46. The clothes are so feminine and delicate!
    And you are stunning...

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  47. I love your blog! You're so so cute! I have this same dress (except mine was $10! lol) and the same problem with it being so sheer. I put a cute fluffy skirt under it which helps a ton...here it is on my blog: http://littlemissfanciepants.blogspot.com/2010/09/i-really-cant-wait-to-get-new-camera.html. I just love it and it looks super cute with leggings! Very ballerina. :)

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  48. I love this look you did! So vintage and feminine, my fav style combo. :)
    I found two look-a-like tops to the sold out ModCloth Dainty and Demure top and blogged them here:

    http://jrose-studio.blogspot.com/2010/10/look-likes-for-modcloth-dainty-and.html

    Also put a link to your look here to show how great this top looks on you!

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  49. you're so adorable! the boots are amazing and the socks are uber cuteeee!

    mademoiselle xo
    imperfectitem.blogspot.com

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  50. I was looking back through for some fashion inspiration and thought to leave a comment here. I think (maybe) this is around the time I found your blog and have been enjoying since! Thanks for sharing!

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  51. LOve LOve KEiko LYnn! I am Lynn too! Nice too meet you! :)
    You are so gorgeous!
    Nice outfit too!

    By,
    LynnGoh XX

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  52. fave outfit!specially the lace top!

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