Tuesday, May 17, 2011

in bloom





Outfit Details:
dress - self made
yellow jersey slip (underneath) - H&M
straw hat (men's section) - Gap
 Romance boots - gift from Seychelles
aviators - 80s Purple, borrowed from Bobby
bag - gift from Coach
hair tie - just a classy little finishing touch

You may have noticed that my clothing site has been sad and nearly empty, as of late. I'm still putting most of my time into Postlapsaria - I mean, I have to pay my bills! - but over the past year I have been doing mostly small wholesale orders and custom orders from longstanding customers. That's about to change. I miss maintaining my own site and I'm getting a bit bored of making the same things, over and over. I'm planning on doing an entire overhaul, so it might be a few more weeks before the site is completely back to normal. The past couple of weeks, I've been concentrating on making some new things just for the site and managed to make a couple of things for myself. While watching My So-Called Life in its entirety for the millionth time, I re-fell in love with Rayanne's rusty lace babydoll dress and made one for myself in a couple of different colors of lace. I went ahead and made another in this super soft, sheer cotton that can be layered over different colored slips, depending on my mood. I just love the shapeless babydoll dresses of my youth - no Spanx required for a getup like this. The dream of the 90s is alive in Portland Brooklyn.
 

89 comments:

  1. love the flouncy dress paired with the boots. <3 EverRubyGirl.blogspot.com

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  2. i'm in love with your hat. it's perfect!

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  3. Kamila: I just bought it at Gap in the men's section!

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  4. Haha, love the Portlandia reference! Also, I would be on board to buy one or two of these adorable dresses.

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  5. I was wondering what was up on your site because there hasn't been anything new in ages! I figured you were probably doing a lot of custom orders since you mention having to sew a lot. Glad to hear you will be adding some more things!

    Oh Keiko, only you can get away with wearing this super comfy and cute dress...if I wore it I would seriously look 12! I'm only 5 ft tall with zero cleavage, lol.

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

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  6. Love your dress and your hat. I love that you made your dress especially. I can't sew anything and end up pricking my fingers more than anything. I am so in awe of people who sew and your abilities. IT'S LIKE MAGIC

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  7. Love that bag! It goes witih your outfit definitely. <3

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  8. omfg. Don't even get me started on how fine Jordan Catalano is. I love the 90's, and I love love this dress on you! Great job! Now all you need is a tiny plaid back-pack and the time travel will be complete :)

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  9. gorgeous dress - and can't wait to see what you stock up in your lil' shop :) also loving your coach bag!!

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  10. OMG Rayanne was sooooooo a style icon for me in the 90's. I loved her hair, her laid back style and her quirkiness. I cannot believe that you made that dress! You girls just amaze me with your DIYs. And, like someone else already said, I love the hat too.

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  11. Lovely outfit and wooow this dress just amazing
    Bisous
    Yuli

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  12. I love baby doll dresses for the same reasons!

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  13. LOVE the Portlandia reference! :-)

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  14. AMAZING dress. i love the shape. Its so pretty and casual. Childlike.

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  15. I really like how you paired the sweet, softly shaped babydoll lacy dress with the men's-style aviators and hat. Contrast out the wazoo!

    And I see what you did there. with the lyric change. I gotcha. :D

    Toast with Charmalade

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  16. You really made it? Gorgeous, it has such a nice design and the fabric seems gorgeous! :D I love it ;)

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  17. You made that dress? Thats amazing! You look wonderful!

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  18. Hey Keiko!
    What a great post! I just came across your blog and I fell in love with it! It's spectacular, so I am following you : ) I am inspired by your blog and am trying to start one myself, please check it out and follow if you like it! http://kaylapitcher.blogspot.com ... See you soon, kisses!

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  19. love that shape too!
    :)
    you look so great!

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  20. LOVE the dress! And especially the material - it looks so light and summery and airy. :-)
    -giedre
    www.walkingdotphotography.com

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  21. Adorable!!! Love the dress and boots combo!!!

    Roni

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  22. such a cute ensemble! love dress's shape....or shapelessness I guess. so cuuuute

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  23. That's really exciting that you'll be updating your Postlapsaria website! I look forward to seeing your new work. Especially since you've been finding inspiration in My So-Called Life.

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  24. Beautiful :D
    I love your blog *_*

    mfashionfreak.blogspot.com
    - New post.

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  25. What a lovely dress! I wish I had sewing skills!
    The hat and aviators totally suit you too! :)

    xx

    http://aprilialove.com

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  26. That dress looks perfect on you! So girly and pretty!

    Carmen Ri.

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  27. LOVE that dress. And I LOVED Rayanne's style! You look adorbs.

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  28. Wait - did you say you made this dress??! Amazing!!

    I love the bag by the way :)

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  29. I love the dress you made, it's adorable! I loved My So Called Life too, great show, it's a shame they canceled it so soon. Rayanne was awesome :)


    Check out my blog: Principessa Gabriella

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  30. That self-made dress is darling! You look like an absolute doll. And I'm pretty enamored with your Coach satchel as well.

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  31. That dress looks super comfy and pretty :) it's nice to wear flattering clothes, but I think nothing beats a comfy but girly outfit. :) I wish I could make my own clothes too... I think sewing is a great gift :)

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  32. Wow I love that dress! It's gorgeous ! :D
    And I can't wait for the changes on your clothing site :)
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  33. I LOVE the dress Keiko, it's absolutely gorgeous. And I'm so thrilled to hear that you will be adding more clothes/items to your store... that is SUCH wonderful news. Hope you're having a fabulous Tuesday. xx veronika

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  34. I love that dress. It looks so pretty and easy to wear. Exactly the kind of thing I'm loving wearing right now. Can't wait to see what else you've been making! Looking gorgeous as always!

    xo
    ZK
    www.glitter-and-ink.blogspot.com

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  35. umm I have been watching those episodes too! They keep re-playing the one where Jordan brings her the fake id! haha and she's not even 21..LOVE THIS DRESS! So pretty!

    Shana
    ColorBlind
    THRIFTERS ANONYMOUS LINK UP HERE

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  36. Love the dress and the boots! Very cute!
    xx Allie

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  37. That dress is absolutely too perfect! It fits like a dream. You look lovely, as always.

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  38. my so-called life is my ultimate favorite tv show of all time!

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  39. I think I want that dress. I need more shapeless baby doll dresses in my life.

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  40. i absolutely love those boots! this is a great look. jealous of how great the weather looks :)

    -Winnie
    http://winniereally.blogspot.com

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  41. I need myself a good hat for the warmer weather.

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  42. Hi Keiko.. I love the dress.. Such a lovely dress.. And I can't wait to see your new work on Postlapsaria :)

    http://leavingmynoteshere.blogspot.com

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  43. i love you romantic dress and that cute hat! i cant wait to see some new things added to your store!

    <3 steffy
    Steffys Pros and Cons

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  44. that dress is perfect


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  45. Dress = amazing and I want one for myself. Love how you styled it with the hat and boots. Can't wait to see the new Postlapsaria! I've been visiting your store site for years :)

    xo, alison*elle

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  46. What a beautiful dress!! It looks so comfortable as well :)

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  47. Ha! I spent 1994-1996 in babydoll dresses! None were made of fabric that nice, though.

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  48. I am in LOOVE with this look! Breezy, gorgeous, perfect for summer. Love it, girl!


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

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  49. I think u meant to say you re-fell in with the one and only Jordan Catalano..dreamy haha! Can't wait to see some of your new creations on the site :)

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  50. The dress is really cute... reminds me of all the cute little babydoll dresses my mom used to make for me when I was in elementary school. I miss sewing w/ her!

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  51. you look absolutely adorable!

    http://sarassweetstyle.blogspot.com/

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  52. IT'S LOVELY DRESS!

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  53. The dress is amazing, so beautiful! :)

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  54. i love that hat, the colours are so cool! i have a standard white panama hat with black ribbon, but i'm definitely going to look out for this one in gap to add to my wardrobe!

    katie x
    {glass of fashion}

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  55. so lovely ;)


    http://magmoiselle.fr

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  56. totally cute baby doll dress

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/
    x

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  57. amazing dress I would love one like this such a cute outfit!

    XX Ilana
    http://mymodernvintagefashion.blogspot.com/

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  58. Oh, I love the 90s vibe of this dress! I recently watched my so called life and fell totally head over heels in love with it:)

    xx

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  59. i love your dress!
    http://bubble1dreams.blogspot.com/

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  60. I have been watching My So Called Life nonstop!!!!!! and your dress here is perfecto!

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  61. Beautiful! I can't wait for the store to be restocked - very exciting stuff!

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  62. gorgeous dress ! I wish the weather was a bit nicer in Barcelona, it's annoying , can't wait to wear dresses and skirts !

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  63. you are beautiful little lady.
    x

    http://blondfreckledgirl.blogspot.com/

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  64. Ralalalalala… Ce que tu es jolie… Je crois que j'aurai rêvé être comme toi ! (Mais c'est loupé). ;)

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  65. This dress is pretty much perfect. I hope you stock it in your store.

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  66. This is beautiful. Would definitely wear it.

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  67. I love this babydoll style dress! You look fabulous! :)

    www.nycserenarai.blogspot.com

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  68. I love the Portlandia reference, I hope that show comes back soon! It's so funny. Also you look adorable. I still haven't had the chance to watch My So Called Life, but I might have to. Your dress is so adorable and I cannot wait to see what you put in your shop!



    Meanz (Koi Story)

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  69. Gorgeous dress! Definitely going to try making one for myself...

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  70. Gorgeous outfit!
    I love that dress ♥

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  71. Great dress, and I love those boots!

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  72. OMG I just read this post and guess what I have spent the last week doing? Watching the entire season of MSCL! I just discovered this show, and I LOVE it! (and your blog!)
    Sorry, just wanted to share that, coincidences, ya know? :)

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  73. You look so lovely, so Keiko-ish!

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  74. You look so lovely, so Keiko-ish!

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  75. where did you find the fabric??? i love it. also did you use a pattern or just something freehand? i'm just dying to make one... seriously. :)

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  76. Nice dress! Hope can have one. Are you selling this on your blog?

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  77. I LOVE this! So chic :)

    http://commonsenseandstilettos.blogspot.com/

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