Saturday, December 13, 2008

So she waits and waits and waits and waits and waits for it to rain.

My reason for not updating yesterday is totally legit. I am lazy, lazy, lazy and fell asleep while watching television (via the internet), in bed. I woke up several hours later and worked through the night. Thus, today's outfit is actually from yesterday, and tomorrow you will see what today's outfit looked like. I was kicking myself today, because it completely hindered my plans to update the site. Tomorrow will be the day!

I bought this vintage, shrunken sweater a few weeks ago, with every intention of selling it. It's made from wool, of which I have a slight allergy. Nevertheless, here I am, wearing it. I didn't even bother wearing a camisole underneath, to at least protect my torso from the inevitable hives that come with the whole fashion over function lifestyle. Luckily, it didn't bother me much - although I should admit to changing into pajamas, less than halfway through my day. My wool beret, on the other hand, made my ears burn a little bit. But it's not so bad, so I just pretend that someone must be talking about me.

Outfit details:

vintage wool beret - from my mom's shop (remixed)
vintage avocado sweater - thrifted
thrifted belt
skirt - f21
black tights - target
black over the knee socks - h&m
bow heels - nine west

Makeup details:
concealer, MAC mineralize skinfinish natural in Light, rimmel blush
MAC dipdown fluidline on brows
MAC bare canvas paint on lids, as a base
physician's formula e/s: light silver all over lid, dark silver in and above crease, charcoal in outer v, white on inner eye and browbone
MAC blitz and glitz fluidline on upper lashline and lower lashline/waterline
Clinique Bamboo Pink on lips

Ideally, I would have gone a little more mod with this particular look, but I didn't have any bottom false lashes, so I gave up on that and went with this.

Question of the day: What is your morning ritual? I wake up, walk Miku (while in my pajamas), feed the cats and pup, brush my teeth/shower, read The Huffington Post, and then get dressed and ready, whether I'm going anywhere or not. I rarely eat breakfast, which is awful, but sometimes I make pancakes for Miku, which is even more awful.

-Keiko Lynn

p.s. We went to the Angel Tree place today, talked to three different workers, got three different numbers and one address, and still haven't figured out who has this master list. Apparently no one at the shopping center, according to the people we talked to. The offices are closed until Monday, but we're going to figure this out!


  1. I love this skirt - it's beautiful.

    On school days in the morning I crawl out of bed, wake up my son and harass him into getting ready for school while I do the dishes and make his lunch. When I get home from dropping him off I have a shower, eat cereal and come online.
    On weekends it's pretty much the same, except we both get out of bed a fair bit later!

    This is all going to change when the new baby comes...

  2. wow that top is adorable! i really love the cut out and the buttons =)

    my morning ritual is boring: wake up, brush my teeth, do my make up, change into decent clothes and trudge my way to class =(

    - robbin

  3. morning routine includes snoozing as long as possible. then rolling out of bed and picking out an outfit. then i shower/brush teeth/ect.
    i take my little doggie out to go pee and eat a little breakfast
    then it's dominated by checking emails, last minute assignments, and preparing myself to leave for work at noon.

  4. Love the way you styled the skirt with lime green and the black belt! just lovely.
    I have the same skirt(seen in my blog), except I've snipped off those faux pocket buttons, decidedly not my thing.
    My morning routine consist of drinking coffee and turning the lap top on. Nothing extravagant :)

  5. love love LOVE your outfit!!
    My mornings consist of groggily getting up and heading to the bathroom followed by checking my email, and (I try to have) breakfast. I supppose it's not a ritual really, it's pretty simple and it depends on what I am doing that day.

  6. i love your outfits, but even more importantly, i'm amazed by your make-up! it never overpowers your face and always looks so polished. i'm in love with the lip color you're wearing in this post, may have to pick it up myself.

    my morning routine is finding as many excuses as i can to stay in bed longer.

  7. Getting my coffee and cereals, reading news on my Google Reader, taking a shower and making myself ready for university. Packing my stuff and running to the metro. That's my daily morning routine. Pretty boringn but it's just routine :)

    I'm loving your whole ensemble! Great, just great.

    PS: Check out my blog, there is a surprise for you.

  8. you look very pretty. love how you made gray not that boring with that apple green sweater. and love the details on that sweater. <3

  9. Lovely sweater! I really need a beret.

    On work days, I get up at 7:15, shower (unless my boyfriend is sick, and then I walk the dog first), eat breakfast, brush my teeth, get dressed, put on my makeup, and head to work. Not very exciting.

  10. Your Make Up is awesome... and I also like your way of dressing.

  11. I love the neckline on that sweater - just gorgeous.

    My morning ritual - husband brings me coffee in bed (I am lucky), I drink it, it shoots through my veins and wakes me up, I stumble downstairs with the cat trying to trip me up, I feed the cat, I watch the news, I eat a boiled egg, drink two more cups of coffee, check my email and favourite blogs and have a shower. Not very interesting, but it's always a nice start to the day.

  12. Hi there, I adore your sense of style!

  13. I completely adore that sweater - the collar is fabulous!

    You are so gorgeous!

  14. Not only are you breathtakingly beautiful and stylish but you are so down to earth!

    Love your blog, can't wait to see more!

  15. ps- I've added you to my blogroll!


  16. What an amazing blouse, I love items like that, how I've never seen anything like it.

  17. Wake up 4:45, stumble to the shower, get ready while listening to talk radio. take 2 of the 3 dogs out, come back and feed all three.

    Grab some granola bars on the way out the door, coffee stop, get to work early so I can check all my political blogs, your site, and ohnotheydidnt.

    Now i'm ready to start sorting through work email!

  18. i love the outfit and your make up :)

  19. Alarm goes off at 7am / getting up at 7:45am / take a shower / get dressed / have breakfast / hop on my bike and cycle to work! (I live in Amsterdam).

    Go back home around 17:45 ( 5:45pm for you americans...:) )

  20. That sweater is absolutely gorgeous. ^_^

  21. Is that bamboo pink long last glosswear spf or bamboo spink long last shine lip stick?

  22. Oh wow your magical....This sweater is magical...your face is magical! yay!

    My morning routine is, wake up, shout at the cat, try to go back to sleep, cat sits on my head purring loudly, feed cat, try to go back to sleep, realise im late, spend thirty minuets doing my makeup, realise im REALLY fuckig late, attempt to get dressed, cry coz i hae all my clothes, throw on somthing random and leave.

    wow what a depressing way to start the day...

  23. color of this dress is very nice.