Outfit Details:
Alternative Apparel button down with rib knit side panels – courtesy of Alainn Bella
black tights – We Love Colors (time for another order…running low on tights!)
vintage plaid skirt – Urban Outfitters (since when do they sell vintage??)
vintage beaded hat – my mom’s store, Hourglass Consignment
Seychelles booties – courtesy of Seychelles (last year)
vintage woven purse – gift from my mom
Jack by BB Dakota coat – courtesy of ModCloth

Yesterday, I went out looking like I was going to a casting for Gossip Girl. You know, sometimes that just happens and I roll with it. To further embrace the schoolgirl silliness of it all, I purchased and amazing panda hat and switched before dinner. It just seemed necessary at the time; it was frigid and windy last night and the hat is essentially a stuffed panda. My ears thanked me and I got smiles all the way home. Also some laughs, but that’s to be expected!

p.s. Use the code “keiko” to get 20% off your purchase at Alainn Bella!

  1. Chelsea says: November 7, 20107:25 pm

    that hat is the cutest thing ever!

  2. In Kinsey's Closet says: November 7, 20107:28 pm

    Awww that hat is adorable. Very gossip girl-esque, you're just missing the headband!

  3. Lindsey says: November 7, 20107:29 pm

    this is so cute! you totally do look like a Gossip Girl character, but I love it!


  4. theloudmouth says: November 7, 20107:37 pm

    loving that jacket!

  5. ClaraVivian says: November 7, 20107:39 pm

    So cute Keiko! I love the hat :)


  6. The Urban Fashion Gal says: November 7, 20107:41 pm

    Your outfit is just too adorable!

  7. christina of profresh style says: November 7, 20107:41 pm

    aww, a panda hat. That's an ode to the Giants (SF). Whoo hoo! you look adorable btw. loving the outfit's completeness.


  8. Mae Lu says: November 7, 20107:45 pm

    I saw your tweet about it, and it instantly perked me up. It was such a happy, cute thing to read.

    Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.

  9. Vivi says: November 7, 20107:47 pm

    that coat is so beautiful!

  10. Collette Osuna says: November 7, 20107:48 pm

    LOVE LOVE LOVE the Modcloth coat….its gorgeous, as you are:)

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  11. devorelebeaumonstre. says: November 7, 20107:53 pm

    you totally look like you could be in an episode of gossip girl. loving the panda hat! :)


  12. Dana says: November 7, 20107:58 pm

    Aww that hat is so adorable!

  13. libys11 says: November 7, 20108:00 pm

    aawww you are just so so so adorable!! πŸ˜€

  14. Molly says: November 7, 20108:05 pm

    Urban Outfitters started out selling vintage and remade vintage clothing and accessories. They still do but at a much smaller scale.

  15. Ginta says: November 7, 20108:12 pm

    oh, the panda hat is so cute! love it :) and that skirt is just amazing!

  16. Mel says: November 7, 20108:18 pm

    Cute skirt and hat! It's okay, I know we all love to indulge in our inner Gossip Girl from time to time πŸ˜‰ Haha if you wore that hat here in SF, you'd probably get a lot of cheers and GO GIANTS from the natives; "Panda" is the nickname of one of our players, and consequently a lot of people don panda hats around here (especially with the recent World Series win).

  17. christina says: November 7, 20108:26 pm

    So cute! I love the Gossip Girl look. Trust me I went through a phase too where I wore a headband EVERYDAY because Blair Waldorf is just that cool xxx

  18. Abby says: November 7, 20108:32 pm

    Cute outfit. Is that a SF Giants "Pablo Sandoval" (aka "Kung Fu Panda") hat?


  19. LuLu says: November 7, 20108:45 pm
  20. PaperAirplanes says: November 7, 20108:47 pm

    So lovely!
    Can I have your bag? thanks πŸ˜€

  21. Vicki says: November 7, 20109:38 pm

    Love the blair-esque outfit!! :) you look so chic! x

  22. C.W. says: November 7, 20109:45 pm

    love the outfit but the panda hat is the too cute!

    check me out

  23. Michelle says: November 7, 201010:17 pm

    this is beyond adorable. i love the outfit and the hat!

  24. Zanda says: November 7, 201010:25 pm

    I love these skirts.

  25. Anonymous says: November 7, 201010:29 pm

    keiko, can you please make a post on how to get flawless coverage with foundation along with the foundation(s) you love and your routine. that would be so amazing!

  26. Francesca says: November 7, 201010:33 pm

    very cute pics!!


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  27. Nnenna says: November 7, 201011:07 pm

    I've been lusting after that coat on Modcloth!! Would you recommend it?

  28. Rebecca from See You in Sweden says: November 7, 201011:19 pm

    This is so GG, love it! That hat is amaizng.

  29. Charmalade says: November 7, 201011:26 pm

    Classy as ever, Keiko. :) That coat is so perfect and full of win (did I just say that? yay for sounding nerdy), but it's really neck and neck with that panda hat in awesomeness.

    Seriously. Panda hat. EEE. πŸ˜€ You look so cute in it, haha.

    Toast with Charmalade

  30. Beautifully Pure says: November 8, 20101:02 am

    Oh what a pretty jacket!! I really want to get a black jacket for this winter. And I love your skirt, too. :)
    ~ Katie

  31. Marinka says: November 8, 20101:19 am

    Your coat is really cute!

  32. evey β™₯ says: November 8, 20101:41 am

    i loveeeeddd your outfit! loving Gossip girl too..:)

    u look so beautiful!

  33. Keiko Lynn says: November 8, 20102:05 am

    Nnenna and Polina: I would definitely recommend the coat. It has a great fit and it's so cute. But reinforce the buttons because I lost one! Luckily, it came with a spare – but I learned my lesson. Especially with shank buttons, manufacturers don't properly secure them. FYI I'm wearing a small and it fits rather well – it runs true to size.

    Also, ModCloth has a great return policy if anything doesn't work out.

  34. Keiko Lynn says: November 8, 20102:06 am

    Abby: It might be! But I just got it from a street vendor who was selling a lot of different animal hats:)

  35. Keiko Lynn says: November 8, 20102:06 am

    Charmalade: The jacket is totally full of win. You are right on! thanks:)

  36. Keiko Lynn says: November 8, 20102:08 am

    Collette: Congrats on being MTV's style blogger of the month! That's so awesome.

  37. Keiko Lynn says: November 8, 20102:09 am

    p.s. Thanks, everyone!

  38. Samantha Lui says: November 8, 20102:39 am



  39. andrea k (blonde bedhead) says: November 8, 20102:44 am

    You look oh so pretty! Love the hat and coat! And I watched the Coach campaign vid–such a great project to be apart of. Congrats!

  40. Trishna says: November 8, 20102:50 am

    I did not know UO sold vintage either but last week while casually browsing I saw a label called urba renewal which kind of looked not so new to me and the items were in bizarre sizes …so after a little asking around I found out that is their vintage label…who knew!

    Love your look, totally channeling blair waldorf.

    From Toronto, Canada

  41. georgeface says: November 8, 20103:34 am

    LOVE that skirt.

    I have a hat like that, mine's a highland cow :) Its so comfy and warm. Great to wear around the house when you're feeling gloomy.

  42. Jessica Van Eerde says: November 8, 20103:40 am

    I love, love, love your shoes!!!!

  43. What Ner is saying says: November 8, 20103:45 am

    The detail on the skirt is super cute!

  44. laura says: November 8, 20103:49 am

    Your hair is simply gorgeous.

  45. JennaStevie says: November 8, 20104:05 am

    I really love that jacket and especially that skirt (I can't believe they sell vintage!! weird!).
    That hat is the cutest thing ever, it definatly made me smile :)


  46. Keiko Lynn says: November 8, 20104:38 am

    Anonymous: I plan on doing that soon – but I'm compiling some advice from experts!

  47. Keiko Lynn says: November 8, 20104:39 am

    Molly: I didn't know that! I was only introduced to Urban Outfitters once I was in college – by that time, it was the way it is now. Interesting!

  48. chellemorgan says: November 8, 20107:10 am

    So adorable – I think Blair would be envious of this outfit πŸ˜‰ I really love the jacket though, it is so flattering on you!

    Xo Chelle

  49. breugels says: November 8, 20109:54 am

    great outfit!!

  50. Nancie says: November 8, 201012:49 pm
  51. Victoria / Justice Pirate says: November 8, 20101:06 pm

    . . i had wanted that coat. I kinda feel weird getting coats that I see bloggers wearing though, if that makes sense. :: sigh :: but boy is it a beautiful coat and looks like a better version of my beat down one I've been wearing over the years. cute skirt!!!

  52. Ugg Boots says: November 8, 20101:56 pm

    got some fans directing us to your blog – you've got a gem right here, lynn. you really do! πŸ˜€

    love, from the UK

  53. Ana Rolka says: November 8, 20102:00 pm

    I'm from Portland, Oregon, and if you're ever there, go to the Buffalo Exchange on Hawthorne. When I was in high school and college I insisted on wearing only vintage, and I got it all from that Buffalo Exchange. It's so fantastic.

    I love the outfit, especially the coat! :)

  54. Nelah says: November 8, 20104:57 pm

    The coat is to die for!!! You look so polished and gorgeous.

  55. origami dreamer says: November 8, 20107:35 pm

    Three cheers for the Panda hat!

    I'm still regretting not buying a similar one I saw at a local market this past Summer, hahaha.

  56. Jasmin says: November 8, 20108:34 pm

    gossip girl is the best serial ever!!! hope you get the job πŸ˜€

    btw: you look gorgeous!! <3

    xoxo from Berlin

  57. Iris says: November 8, 20108:59 pm

    I love the Gossip Girls look, it brings me back to my high school days for sure!

  58. Retro Model Sari says: November 8, 201010:01 pm

    So cute! Plus thereΒ΄s nothing wrong about looking like going to an casting. πŸ˜‰ I permanently look like I wanna go to a casting for Mad Men πŸ˜€

  59. LetΓ­cia says: November 8, 201011:20 pm

    Is it too much of a psycho thing that I'm totally in love with you right now? I LOVE pandas, I'm completely obsessed and own a bunch of things – from stuffed panda bears to mugs to sweaters that are panda related. And even though it never gets cold enough to actually wear a panda hat where I live, in Brazil, I just cannot imagine the rest of my life without one of those!

  60. Jay says: November 9, 201012:32 am

    This is so cute! You do look like you are going to be on Gossip Girl! So chic! :)


  61. Jing Pei says: November 9, 20103:19 am

    Adorable panda hat! My friends have the exact same one (I'm wondering where I could purchase one…=___=)

    Love the gossip girl outfit. I don't know if I'm just totally unoriginal if I say love gossip girl fashion, but at least for me, I've always found the show's styling to be innovative. ;P Every piece they wear is so deliberate and lovely (though completely out of my price range I'd imagine!)

  62. Boheme Noir says: November 9, 20109:52 am


  63. The Fancy Teacup says: November 9, 20103:42 pm

    you look so darling and adorable. love the UO skirt and the vintage satchel from your mom.

    and yes…you look very gossip girl-esque…i adore the look. the panda hat is a nice turn of events :)


  64. militantcupcake says: November 9, 20105:21 pm

    what an amazing coat! and i love the panda hat as well! so fun!

  65. graphology says: November 9, 20106:45 pm

    I love the skirt :-)

  66. Annette says: November 10, 20101:54 am

    Everything about this outfit makes me happy

  67. Selena says: November 11, 201012:31 am

    What size coat are you wearing? I'm thinking about buying it.

  68. Becca Jane says: November 14, 20103:33 am

    That skirt is so pretty!