Outfit Details:
vintage coat – Beacon’s Closet
lace top – thrifted
twenty8twelve skirt – super sale at Gilt (click if you need an invitation)
lattice heels – courtesy of Lulu*s
sequin clutch – courtesy of Juicy Couture
rhinestone bracelet – from the Fenton/Fallon jewelry making party (I removed it from my DIY necklace)

Just keepin’ it real with my bruises and bug bites from the farm. The newlyweds (Jon and Amanda), Roxy (their daughter), Shelbey (Jon’s sister), Bobby, mom, my stepdad, Tessa, her boyfriend (!!!!) and I all went to dinner on my last night in town. In Coral Springs, there are a few food must-haves for me: Laspada’s hoagies, Publix subs (really!), Blue Moon, Big Bear’s beer muenster cheese soup and…Sweet Tomatoes! Yes, I got this dressed up to go eat soup, salad and blueberry muffins. We may have really great food in New York but I always miss Sweet Tomatoes. I’m a cheap date! I don’t want you to make my salad for me. I want to make it myself. I also want small portions of three different types of soup, thankyouverymuch. Variety…and freshly baked blueberry muffins! Also, when is New York going to realize that sweet tea is a necessity? It’s practically my religion.

As mentioned before, I met Tessa’s boyfriend. I was expecting to hate him just on pure principle that he is stealing the innocence and youth from my baby sister, but he’s actually really great. He fits right in, and though six feet tall, he’s still very much a kid – which I appreciate so, so very much. Both of them have their heads on straight and don’t seem to be in a rush to grow up and be too cool for their families. I lectured both of them on the dangers of drugs, alcohol and holding hands or kissing…and then I told Bobby to give him the third degree. He gave him a faux menacing look and pointed his finger at him. Then they became best of friends and bought matching speakers for their iPods. Good job, Bobby. I do have to give the kid credit, since he was thrown into a room with a small portion of our very large family and blended right in. If anyone stuck out like a sore thumb, it was me…in my vintage jacket and sequin clutch, which I received in my gift bag from the Juicy Couture bag preview. Like that transition?

Before I left for Florida and wedding festivities, I attended a preview at Juicy Couture’s showroom to check out their new handbags and talk to the designer, Kirsten Schwinn. I’ve always prided myself on being open minded and not judgmental at all (suuure), but let’s be real: Juicy Couture immediately brings to mind tracksuits and sweatpants with words on the butt and though I have nothing against them, they aren’t something I have in my wardrobe. I knew they had a lot more than that to offer, as demonstrated by The Glamourai Kelly  and the fact that Erin Fetherston recently signed on as a creative consultant, but I honestly didn’t know what to expect and was excited to see what they had in store for us. Needless to say, I was pleasantly surprised by what I saw. I was immediately drawn toward the overtly girly bows and raw chiffon ruffles, and obviously thought of Kim when I saw an entire wall of glitzy sequins. Kirsten acknowledged their effort to breathe new life into the entire line, making everything a little more fashion forward, while still staying true to their customers. It’s kind of exciting to see Juicy grow. The moral of the story: don’t judge a brand by just its tracksuits – there’s a whole lot more in the store.

Love Love,
Keiko Lynn

p.s. Use the code KEIKO for 15% off any purchase at Lulu*s! FYI, the shoes I’m wearing would be $33 with the discount.

  1. Frida says: October 13, 20109:43 pm

    Your coat is absolutely gorgeous!

  2. Francesca says: October 13, 20109:45 pm

    gorgeous jacket


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  3. Jenna M. says: October 13, 20109:48 pm

    Loving everything about that look!

    Style Explosion

  4. Natalie says: October 13, 20109:50 pm

    Awh, I love everything you are wearing! Perfect winter/holiday outfit…I especially love the bangs since I am just trying out bangs for the first time.

  5. RetroJetGirl says: October 13, 20109:54 pm

    Love the coat and the shoes!

    Even more amazing that they're $33 with discount!

    Please god let them ship to the UAE!!! 😛

  6. Tien says: October 13, 20109:56 pm

    Your coat. I die.

  7. Kate says: October 13, 20109:58 pm

    You look sooo gorgeous here, Keiko! Love this outfit so much, so lady-like and vintage glam. Stunning! & So cute that you met your little sister's boyfriend… my little sister is very close in age so I don't feel quite as protective as I would if she were as much younger as Tessa is! So cute though.

  8. emily says: October 13, 20109:58 pm

    Oh man! I used to live in Plantation and Davie so this post is very dear to my heart. Ever since I left south FL for Boston — I haven't gone back. But I do miss certain things — particularly food places. Mmmm Laspada's, Big Bear's Brewing Co., and Sweet Tomatoes! Good choices! Its suburbia at its best and I do miss it at times. I also miss good Latin food!

  9. Jay says: October 13, 201010:06 pm

    This is such a cute outfit :)

    And it is soo true, if you ever walk into a Juicy Couture store, you will see that it's not all about the tracksuits. They have some really great stuff!


  10. Elekon says: October 13, 201010:10 pm

    oh wow!! amazing style!!! gorgeous put together of this vintagy jacket and shoes!
    I`m following you now:)


  11. Kayla says: October 13, 201010:14 pm

    Your coat is stunning. Those are fabulous shoes for the price.

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  12. Jessica says: October 13, 201010:15 pm

    Love your whole outfit! Funny enough, I just got a very similar skirt this past weekend so thanks for showing me a look for how to wear it! :) Your vintage coat is to die for. Off to lulu's to look at those lattice shoes, they are awesome-ness!


  13. Jen says: October 13, 201010:15 pm

    You are darling! I seriously love every piece you're wearing. The clutch is to die for.

  14. Lidi says: October 13, 201010:19 pm

    So glad you're back! LOVE this outfit, definitely one of my faves!! Good to hear an update from you 😀

  15. Bianca says: October 13, 201010:27 pm

    The clutch and those shoes!! I DIE!!


  16. Kelly says: October 13, 201010:35 pm

    Beautiful coat! Glad you had fun!

  17. Makiko says: October 13, 201010:39 pm

    ah! glad you're back! i am excited about juicy taking a new turn as well…the bags you photographed looked cute- not tacky!

  18. azuree says: October 13, 201010:46 pm

    I don't know where in the south sweet tea stops being acknowledged but it has not made its way to Chicago and this is a tragedy. Southern food in general doesn't exist here. I mean, obviously this is not the south but you'd think someone would bring a rib shack our way and brew us some sweet tea!!

    That's my sweet tea rant. I like the new blog layout!

  19. azuree says: October 13, 201010:48 pm

    Oh! I wanted to say that I may or may not share the same sentiments about Juicy but they do have some really cute things every now and then. My mom gifted me a SUPER cute POLAROID CAMERA CHARM (!!!) that has a little polaroid that pops out. It's so cute and inventive. I would have never expected it from them.

    Do you think Erin F will do more bunny print stuff like what she did for her Target line? YES PLEASE!

  20. Becca [Free Honey] says: October 13, 201010:51 pm

    I'm with you on publix subs and sweet tea. When will the rest of the country catch up?! Now when can we expect wedding photos!! So excited.

  21. Samantha says: October 13, 201011:16 pm

    I love Juicys bags – they're so cute, especially the bows!!
    Pretty outfit too :)

  22. theloudmouth says: October 13, 201011:25 pm

    perfect as always.

  23. Samantha says: October 13, 201011:38 pm

    You put together the most beautiful outfits! Perfectly classy and chic. I love that jacket!


  24. Jade Sheldon says: October 14, 201012:05 am

    I am a sucker for gorgeous coats. I guess it has to do with the fact that I am an Oregonian and have quite a few of them… okay, it is more like a whole closet full, but I NEED them!! :)

    "The moral of the story: don't judge a brand by its tracksuits."
    – Hilariously great advice.

  25. Beautifully Pure says: October 14, 201012:28 am

    I love your outfit! The blouse is lovely, your coat is adorable, and can I pretty please steal your clutch for a wedding I'm going to in April??

    Love it, love it love it!

    Glad you had fun on your trip!

    ~ Katie

  26. Flora says: October 14, 201012:35 am

    Beautiful coat! You looked great!

  27. Polina says: October 14, 201012:54 am

    Such an amazing outfit! youlook so classy!

  28. Carolynn Cecilia says: October 14, 201012:57 am

    you are KILLING it in this outfit. i'm dying of envy over here and i can't even choose one piece to be green over. i'm loving the whole damn thing!

  29. Rebecca from See You in Sweden says: October 14, 201012:58 am

    WOW, gorgeous Keiko. Love all the textured details and Juicy has some nice stuff coming out!

  30. Jenni says: October 14, 20102:09 am

    Oh my God, I love the coat! Beautiful!

  31. Laura says: October 14, 20102:27 am

    I love your pretty outfit!!!! Being a Floridian I have found that it's super easy to overdressed in Fl. and that Publix has the best subs ever… I'm so glads you had such a good time i love your little sequin clutch =)

  32. Marinka says: October 14, 20102:37 am

    Your coat is really cute, I love your pumps too ^^

  33. Anonymous says: October 14, 20104:57 am

    why do you get so much free stuff from everyone?

  34. Zel says: October 14, 20106:12 am

    oh, the coat!! it's so gorgeous!

  35. lauie says: October 14, 201011:54 am

    i really love all the clothes here…so nice and so chic!! keep it up! one of my inspiration for dressing up!! love the site!

  36. Kimmy says: October 14, 201012:28 pm

    omg that coat is SO beautiful. stunnig *.*

  37. MELISSA Z. says: October 14, 20102:07 pm

    OMG! You're so chic and elegant with this look! Congrats!
    Great blog! <3


  38. Destrehan's Daughter says: October 14, 20102:46 pm

    I love your coat!

  39. Sarah B says: October 14, 20102:47 pm

    The velvet with the bow is calling my name!

  40. Tara says: October 14, 20103:11 pm

    That's a gorgeous outfit!

    I was pretty apprehensive when I met my little sister's boyfriend, too – it's really strange! Boyfriends are only for grown-ups, not little sisters!

  41. Jamie Sanford says: October 14, 20103:11 pm

    I too just went to Florida to see my family, and also basically REQUIRED a Publix sub while I was there.

    I love living in the Northeast but I do actually miss some things that only exist in the South.

  42. Ashley J says: October 14, 20103:40 pm
  43. ...on the brink of something beautiful says: October 14, 20105:46 pm

    i love sweet tomatoes. luckly there is on in jax, but everytime i go home to coral springs i have to stop there (and TOOJAYS!!!)

  44. Alecto says: October 14, 20107:15 pm

    your title is hilarious.

  45. Angela Marie says: October 14, 20107:58 pm

    Love the coat and the bag! =)


  46. Joanna Blaine says: October 14, 201011:11 pm

    Amazing coat!♥♥

    Glad you like your little sis's boyfriend, he sounds like a great kid.

    Nice to know Juicy is mixing it up a little. Your observations cracked me up 😀

  47. Emilyisasecret says: October 15, 20101:28 am

    publix subs are awesome!

  48. The Little Dust Princess says: October 17, 201012:53 am

    I love your coat! So elegant and classy.

    xx The Little Dust Princess

  49. Tiffany says: October 17, 20103:54 am

    Ahh I recently moved back to FL and there are Publix groceries on every corner, and a Sweet Tomatoes down the street. Those blueberry muffins crumbled over the vanilla fro-yo is where it's at.
    I adore all the texture in this ensemble. And those heels are perfection.

  50. KatherineCierra says: October 18, 20101:51 am

    Great coat!

  51. KristiMcMurry says: October 18, 20103:52 am

    I bet you turned a lot of heads in that gorgeous coat!

    I'm heading to Florida next weekend…I'm excited even though it's a really quick trip. Luckily, I live in TN so I get to enjoy sweet tea daily. I don't think I could ever live outside the South because I would never know what to drink at restaurants!

  52. Amanda says: October 23, 20101:30 pm

    That coat is amazing! And one of my first stops when I go home to Florida is to get a Publix sub! There is nothing else like them.