Thursday, September 30, 2010

Iron Orchid Vintage Giveaway!

Today's giveaway is courtesy of Iron Orchid Vintage, who is offering one of my lucky readers a beautiful vintage handbag and matching coin purse - complete with the original tag!

To enter, simply visit Iron Orchid Vintage and comment below.

Bonus entries for anyone who leaves a second comment with a link to their favorite item from the Iron Orchid Vintage shop!

Entries will be accepted until 9 pm EST Sunday, October 3rd. A winner will be chosen at random and announced in this post. Good luck!

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

The winner is Jenni. Congratulations!

Pink Pony

I'm absolutely honored to be one of one hundred bloggers who are coming together to support a great cause. It's the 10th anniversary of Polo Ralph Lauren's Pink Pony Fund, a year-round initiative to promote awareness and raise funds in the fight against cancer. The Pink Pony Fund not only supports research but also cancer screening, early diagnosis and treatment to those who need assistance.

Today, you will see many of your favorite bloggers wearing Ralph Lauren's version of the pink ribbon, the pink pony. Click here to view a gallery of all 100 participants, and read more about the movement here.

What can you do to help?
- From October 1st-21st, Charity Buzz will be hosting the first Pink Pony online public auction, with 100% of the proceeds going to the Pink Pony Fund. You can bid on a myriad of luxury items and amazing opportunities.
- Text PINKPONY to 501501 to automatically donate $10.
- Can't help out monetarily? Your voice has great worth. Please post, tweet and spread the word. Every little bit of effort is one step closer to finding a cure.

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Pretty Woman

Outfit Details:
the sweetest little bow belt - courtesy of Darlingtonia
polka dotted skirt - thrifted
Seychelles wedges - can't remember
vintage blouse - courtesy of Retro Threadz
bag - courtesy of Coach

I had "Pretty Woman" stuck in my head after I purchased this skirt. That's not uncommon, since Roy Orbison has a couple of spots on my playlist, but then I remembered that Miss Vivian Ward wore a brown and white polka dotted dress in the movie. I guess my subconscious made that connection long before I did. I didn't wear it to the races, but I did go to Stone Park Cafe for a delicious brunch with Edward Lewis Bobby.

And then a bird pooped on me and this shall forever be known as the poop skirt.
The end.

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Funky Fondled and Fresh Giveaway!

Today's giveaway is courtesy of Funky Fondled and Fresh, who is offering one of my lucky readers any dress of their choice from their shop!

To enter, simply visit Funky Fondled and Fresh and comment below with the dress of your choice.

Entries will be accepted until 9 pm EST Thursday, September 30th. A winner will be chosen at random and announced in this post. Good luck!

Love love,
Keiko Lynn
The winner is Jay. Congratulations!

sunshine on my shoulders

I know I've been lamenting about Summer coming to an end, but the truth is that I love Autumn. It just seems to go by so quickly and Winter is not my friend.

Fall, I welcome you and your turning leaves and pumpkin treats. But please, stay awhile.

Outfit Details:
crochet dress - thrifted
belt - thrifted
tights - we love colors
bag and sunglasses (in my hand) - courtesy of Coach
Romance boots - courtesy of Seychelles
corduroy blazer - stolen from my mom's closet

Love Love,
Keiko Lynn

Jewelry Box

Though I don't wear very many accessories, I actually have quite a collection. Most of it is vintage costume jewelry from my mom; I've never been big on real jewelry, since I have a tendency to lose or ruin it. My little jewelry box only hold about a tenth of what I own. The rest is stored in random jewelry boxes, necklace stands and on my dress form. I thought I'd share a few of my favorite pieces with you.

A floral locket from Kellyssima (she has two more available at her site). One of my newest additions, but already dear to my heart. The photos are of Rowdy, my horse who recently passed - and my little pup Miku. I get teary eyed every time I look at it; Rowdy was my family for over twenty years.
I certainly need to acquire more lockets, because I have a few critters who probably feel jilted. My baby pony Shawn needs a spot of his own.

This vintage ring and matching necklace were purchased in two separate states! My mom was on a mission to find a matching ring for the necklace and succeeded. She and my stepdad gave these to me for my birthday and Christmas, respectively. I adore the fragile hands.

Vintage fishies and frames - more gifts from my mom. The glasses are a little too small but I still love them.

A beauty from Corvus Noir.

This isn't jewelry (though I also love the bakelite bracelet above it), but it has sentimental value. It's my mom's old nametag from her job as a waitress, at a Boca hotel. As a single mom with three kids and no child support, she worked several jobs to make ends meet. It's a reminder of where I came from, and how to get where I'm going.
Love love,
Keiko Lynn

Monday, September 27, 2010

Makeup Monday: Brown Eyed Girl

Today's look: deep brown eyes with a graded wash and a smudged plum lip. I had major bedhead, so I ran with it and just teased and frizzed my hair. I didn't go out like this; don't worry:)

Want to know what I used and how I created this look? Continue reading after the jump!


Outfit Details:
Dress and shoes - courtesy of Nine West
vintage Moschino fringe skirt - borrowed from Samara
bag - courtesy of Coach

I stopped by Fringe Salon to meet up with Miss Kimberly, who was getting her hair colored and trimmed. We also made a half-hearted attempt at finding our bridesmaid dresses. I was planning on making mine, but since I am in way over my head, I think I might just buy one. Very simple - we just need all black dresses. It's just that I'm extremely picky and unrealistic. Is it so much to ask for a 50s or early 60s dress with a nipped in waist and full skirt, in solid black? Oh, and can it be my measurements and within my budget? Too much to ask? Yeah, I guess so:)

At least we accomplished one thing: Kim's hair is colorful again! If you're in NYC and you need your hair done, I highly recommend checking out Fringe. It's an adorable salon with the cutest, friendliest stylists. I'm sure everyone is equally talented, but I know from firsthand experience that Amy (the owner), Jen and Holly are amazing. Prepare to girl crush on all of them. Check them out and then stop in Babycakes (next door) for some delicious vegan treats!

Love Love,
Keiko Lynn
p.s. I just realized that I wore a fringe skirt to Fringe Salon. YES!

Tory Burch / Michael Kors

By now, you've probably seen all of these; this is old news. But I swore I would catch up with fashion week photos and I have to start sometime. Better late than never!

Can you guess which ensemble was my favorite? It deserved two photos! Soft pink and red is a favorite combination of mine, and that beaded detail was beautiful.

I had the pleasure of attending the Tory Burch presentation and Michael Kors in one morning. It was such a complementary pairing - both are the epitome of classic American chic. How perfect that I was also accompanied by my friend Christine, whom I think of as the classic All American Girl! I loved all of the bursts of colors at Tory Burch. It almost made me forget that summer was ending - and then Kors made me desperate to hold onto it. It wasn't even the maillots and relaxed, unfussy garments fit for a vacation - it was the music,"Here Comes the Sun." Girls from the Sunshine State don't handle impending cold weather very well!

Our seats were further back; I don't have any great photos (but that's why we have For this reason, I have come to prefer presentations. However, Christine and I agreed that there's nothing quite like a real deal runway show. It's exciting when the lights go down and the music starts; it's akin to seeing one of your favorite bands perform. Plus, where else can you see Virginia, Grace, Anna and Serena sitting in a row (with Lisa Love and Hamish Bowles in the second)? Or get your photo snapped by Bill Cunningham? We also got a good look at the Donald's famous hair. I may have even snapped a picture of it on my fancy new phone.

Love Love,
Keiko Lynn

Friday, September 24, 2010

Retro Threadz Giveaway!

Today's giveaway is courtesy of Retro Threadz, who is offering one of my lucky readers a $50 credit to their store!

To enter, simply visit Retro Threadz and then leave a comment below.

Up to TWO bonus entries - leave additional comments with the following:
+ Follow Retro Threadz on twitter
+ Add Retro Threadz to your favorites on Etsy

Entries will be accepted until 9 pm EST on Monday, September 27th. A winner will be chosen at random and announced in this post. Good luck!

-Keiko Lynn
The winner is yours truly dear. Thanks for participating!

Field Trip

I can't believe I forgot to post these photos. They're from the epic Tessa and Ally visit! On this day alone, we rode the Staten Island Ferry, went to The Met and had a little jaunt in Central Park. I'm hoping we can make this an annual tradition. I have so much fun with these kids. Ally is like a mini Kim. She started calling Ally "mini-me." She and Kim were separated at birth. I'd like to think that Tessa is a mini version of me, but she's way cooler and more grounded than I ever was at her age. I didn't dye my hair blue until I was 17;) In other news, I can't believe she has a boyfriend. I don't want to talk about it. AJKSFHJKASFHSFA3iur314891493uuqihr

My outfit details:
vintage blouse
bb dakota skirt courtesy of ModCloth
Rayban new wayfarers
h&m flats
target maryjanes (before I switched into the flats)

Check Kim's blog for more of her photos, and don't forget to check out Bobby's blog -

Love love,
Keiko Lynn

EDIT: I removed a portion of this post in order to protect someone dear to me. I'm free game; I willingly put myself on the internet. My friends' and family's best interests are not up for debate, since they aren't active members of this blog and can't defend themselves.