Tuesday, November 20, 2012

do what you love, love what you do







Outfit Details:
dress - Supayana (I also bought this magical version)
bow belt - c/o Ruche
dot tights - Madewell
Bass Loves Rachel Antonoff shoes - gift from Lauren of Emerging Thoughts 
"Be Brave" and arrows screened boards - Sisters of Nature 
"Do What You Love, Love What You Do" screen print - Fifty Five Hi's

I bought this cotton, handmade dress from Supayana. Yana and I go way back to the LJ Indie Designer Club days (I made that club name up just now; it isn't real but the name needs work), and I've been following her line for years. I was excited to add this dress to my collection, since I already have a couple of her tops from a few years back. Though I haven't had it for long, I've already worn it twice. I tend to wear cotton dresses all year long, adding layers and tights as the temperature drops. It was warmer in Nashville, so I was able to get away with a lightweight sweater, but it's cold in New York! I'm rearranging my room at the moment, and everything in this corner seemed to match the dress perfectly. A happy coincidence, because it was a little too chilly outside to go without a coat, and this dress needed a moment of its own.

Speaking of cotton style (that transition also needs work), last Friday, I met up with Cotton’s Style Search Squad in Williamsburg to scout and photograph Brooklynites in their own cotton duds. I was nervous for two reasons: 1) I am timid when it comes to asking to photograph strangers and 2) I wasn't sure how easy it would be to see everyone's outfits under their Winter coats. I did ask a few people, but mainly avoided the first one by pointing at people and nudging the person next to me to ask them to be photographed. Street style photographers: you are one gutsy bunch. The second fear went out the window; within the first hour, we found so many people with crazy good style, we could've filled an entire bus. We also met a cute little dog named Monster, and if it was up to me, he would be winning the $2,500 grand prize and getting the VIP trip to South Beach. But alas, I'm pretty sure he wasn't wearing cotton. And, you know, he's a dog…so there's also that.

If you haven't entered yet, hop to it! You can either find one of Cotton’s Style Search Squads in a city near you, or simply upload your own photo. In addition to the aforementioned grand prize (which will be awarded to six people - one for each region), there will also be a weekly prize of $1,440. The odds are pretty great that you could be that lucky guy or gal, so you might want to start uploading now!


63 comments:

  1. This outfit is really cute!!

    Joyce xxx
    Come and visit my blog :)
    Sunshine & Rain

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  2. Lovely colors. So sweet and minty!

    -melissa
    http://shakeshakee.blogspot.com

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  3. Okay..I usually don't comment on people's blogs but I was compelled do do so by this outfit's cuteness. Bows, a collar AND mint! This is just awesome.

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  4. I love you!! you always has incredible outfits!! and your makeup is lovely.

    xo
    Ruzu

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  5. You look like a sweet little doll in that first full picture! i love that dress and the color is perfect!

    xx Ashleigh
    www.ashflynn.blogspot.com

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  6. This is amazing! I love the dress and your hair, oh and the beautiful shoes! Stunning!

    x
    Sabrina
    apixiesviewonfashion.com

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  7. how adorable is this outfit!! super cute!! love the polka dot leggings!

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  8. Such a great look! Obsessed with your shoes and the "be brave" print!

    xx
    Giovanna
    www.oliveandanarrow.com

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  9. those shoes are adorable
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  10. Bahaha....cracking up about "LJ Indie Designer Club". Oh man, livejournal was so dramatic and "emo", hahaha! I just checked to see if mine is still active and one of the last few posts from the top is about the time we had a table at the Bust Craftacular together....I think that's when you first moved to NY!

    As always, I love the way you styled the dress! Beautiful lady, as Kashi would say. x

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    1. Yes, that was right after I moved here!

      I'm forever indebted to you for introducing me to Kashi - he gives me great deals on fabric and also provides lots of entertainment. I like to bring friends around and watch him try to court them, with Caroline (my pattern maker that he introduced me to) yelling at him that he has a wife.

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  11. I have tights just like that and it's making me want to go hunt for a fabulous vintage dress like that - and I <3 those shoes. So cute!

    Morgan
    seemomogo.blogspot.com

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  12. Those Rachel Antonoff flats are perfect! And I think I may need that Be Brave wall hanging. Stop by my blog if you have the chance, currently featuring a DIY pink glittery pumpkin, my floral crown, a cat print dress, and a give-away!

    xoxo
    www.prettylittlefawn.blogspot.com

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  13. Such a perfect look! Let's follow through on a coffee date!

    xo
    Sarah

    www.stylesarah.com

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    1. I'm down! I have a somewhat flexible schedule next week.

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  14. Love those flats so feminine and classy! So what are you looking for when you go scouting anything in particular?

    xo,
    eelsay

    www.theluxuryrehab.com

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    1. First, they have to be wearing something cotton (which, more often than not, people are and might not even realize it). Other than that, just something that stands out - we snapped pictures of so many people with completely different styles. Sometimes color will catch our eye, or a cool silhouette, or creative layering. It really varies!

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  15. You look SO ADORABLE!

    I think being a street style photographer would be pretty intimidating. Maybe i'll try it one day for my blog.
    I would be so happy if someone stopped me and wanted my photo.

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  16. I absolutely adore this look. The peter pan collar, the bow belt, it's all just perfect. I also love that you paired it with smokey eye makeup. Juxtaposition.

    Xo

    www.akeenesenseofstyle.com

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  17. Oh, the outfit is so, soooo cute. I really love it <3

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  18. I love everything about this outfit and the adorable background in which in was shot. Beautiful!

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  19. you look so gorgeous with your makeup like that. i love the sultry eye makeup with the sweet dress!
    ~niki <3
    http://youngandimmortal.blogspot.com/

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  20. The dark makeup with pastel outfit= perfection!

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  21. Your pictures are always so lovely, Keiko! The dress is especially darling. x

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  22. Perfect, I love your clothes and your makeup! Congratulations!

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  23. You look like a doll in that dress. It's really feminine!

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  24. this is so sweet! xx

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  25. So pretty! I love the outfit and the makeup <3 (Please do a tutorial on the makeup :o)

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  26. These photos are just so gorgeous. You look beautiful! I love the innocence and the sweet details.
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  27. I love this, Keiko. Great shoes!
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  28. Absolutely LOVE this outfit and the shoes are amazing!!

    xo Ella

    http://ellarow.com

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  29. No better words to live by than the name of this blog post. Very charming style, Keiko Lynn. This is very youthful and cute outfit with a nice touch of vintage. Easy on the eyes beautiful.

    johnbmarine.blogspot.com

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  30. Your dress is simply sweet. So are your shoes!

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  31. Those shoes are ubercute, and you've styled them perfectly))

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  32. I adore this look! It's captured beautifully.

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  33. love this sweet look!

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  34. I like the dark makeup and hair with all the lightness of the outfit :)
    xo Ashley
    luckylittlebird.blogspot.com

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  35. I am definitely starting to feel like I need to take those words and put them into action! ;)

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  36. Oh you look so perfect. I adore this outfit. :)

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  37. these photos are so perfect! i love the colours and that dress is amazing!
    xo dana
    thewonderforest.com

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  38. That dress is absolutely darling! I love the detail in the tights and the soft color scheme.

    -Erin-
    OneTwoSummer

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  39. ooOOoo I love a good cotton dress, adorable outfit!

    //Birdie Shoots//


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  40. Sooo beautiful!
    kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com

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  41. Lovely photos and outfit :) xoxo

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    Jasmin

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  42. I love this whole outfit, but the shoes! Oh my, they are adorable!
    Kitty
    x

    Kitty & Buck

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  43. Those polka dot tights are amazing!!

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  44. these photos are some of my faves, ever! you are too darn cute. can't even handle it!

    xxx
    www.ladyalamode.com

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  45. great photos! So cute.

    <3
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  46. Such a dainty, feminine outfit! Love how you've paired it with a smoky eye. Looks beautiful :)

    -Jen

    www.vibrantbeautyblog.com

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  47. The colors on these photos are amazing! Love your makeup too :)

    xo
    summer

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  48. You are such a doll!! Love this dress!

    xx, alexia > In the Meantime

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  49. Love love love this light & feminine outfit with the dark eyeshadow! Perfect combination. So sweet.

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  50. Those shoes are so adorable - and you look like a doll! Also, I must ask: are you a hapa?

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  51. Such a lovely cute outfit! I want that dress <3
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