Thursday, January 22, 2009


I've been working nonstop and completely forgot to update, yesterday. I have a busy day tomorrow and lots of work to do tonight, so I'll just leave you with my pictures!

Outfit details:

vintage beret - thrifted, years ago
vintage dress - thrifted and altered beyond recognition. It was a huge, shapeless house dress. The only thing that I left was the neckline. I just loved the print!
vintage housecoat - thrifted and altered. I shortened it, took it in, took up the shoulder seams and added the ruffled cinch in the back, made from the hem that I removed. I just ruffled the hem, added it onto the regular hem and sewed it up. Rather simple transformation, but it made it more my style.
tights - target?
vintage shoes - beacon's closet
gloves - kensie, a gift from April

I am a little nervous about tomorrow. I'll let you all know about it at a later date. Until then, wish me luck!

-Keiko Lynn


  1. That coat is so amazingly bright! If I knew where to obtain the material it was made out of, I'd cover my walls in it. Your alterations look great on it cute.

  2. The power of sewing skills + an eye for making it work!

  3. Good Luck!

    I love the coat. Its one of my favorite colors so I love it two fold. You did an awesome job altering it.

  4. Hi Keiko! I just found your blog, and looove the thrifted fashion! I was also wondering what kind of dog your Miku is? I have a papillon (pictures!, is that what she is?

  5. Holy moley!! this whole outfit is perfect! I've been reading your blog for quite awhile but this is my first time commenting! I had to that dress and coat seperately and together...perfection!

    The print of that dress! wow! I'd love to find a print simular to that! :D

    I'm so envious of the snow there! I can't wait for a bit cooler weather!

  6. I love the entire outfit! The colors are great, and you look stunning in the first photo.

    Good luck today!!

  7. Another gorgeous mix of colors and textures!

  8. You are too cute!

    We've been e-friends off and on for a few years now (mostly from LiveJournal, but I've quit there a few times and came back, and your popularity grew and grew!). I lost track of you for a while, but just read every entry you've posted on this place.

    Just wanted to say hello and that I'm too jealous of your style!

    Love, Jasmine

  9. Oh my gosh, I love jackets with surprising details. The ruffle is fantastic and even better because you added it yourself!

  10. You've made that housecoat look amazing. I love the ruffles!

  11. I LOVE that ruffle back! What a great idea! I am totally gonna try that!

    Good Luck today!


  12. Lovely outfit! It's great that you can adjust those clothes the way you want it :D

  13. I really love the coat! You've done a fantastic makeover!

  14. I can see why you couldn't leave that dress behind--the print really is amazing. & so gorgeous against that vibrant red.

  15. I am in love with your colorful photos :)

  16. That coat is so stunning. I love your alterations.

    Good luck for tomorrow (which I guess is yesterday now?). Hope it went well!

  17. Wow...great skills on the dress and coat. I love them both!

  18. Sooo bright and pretty! I love wearing colorful clothes in the winter, and seeing others wear them.

  19. i love the dress...and the coat! fabulous!!!