Tuesday, July 31, 2012

florida leisure

Outfit Details:
matching jacket and pants - c/o Trina Turk
blouse - c/o Tulle
strappy heels - c/o Sole Society
Rebecca Minkoff bag - Gilt
rings - vintage, gifts from my mom
bracelets - Forever 21 and Jewelmint
glasses - Ray-Ban

Bobby, Miku, and I are about to make the loooong drive back to New York, so I'm going to keep this brief. In fact, I think I might just end it right there. See you soon, Brooklyn.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

life on the cheery side

Outfit Details:
paisley cropped blouse - c/o Yoana Baraschi
pleated dress, worn as skirt (same dress, different color) - c/o Parker
vest - Urban Outfitters
Cynthia Vincent tote - c/o Cynthia Vincent
bracelet - c/o Karla Deras for Roman Luxe
Sam Edelman heels - LF sale (here's the peep toe version)
glasses - Ray-Ban
lipstick - Smashbox Fuchsia Flash
(photos by my little sister, Tessa Marie!)

I can't believe it's already time for me to leave Florida; it seems like I just got here. I've been spending lots of time with my family, especially the little ones. My baby nephew Ryder is already walking, Jackson got the highest FCAT scores and a perfect report card, Roxy Mae is a gymnast wizard, and Tessa has a job and her drivers license. They're all growing up so fast; it makes living in another state pretty difficult. However, I'm extremely lucky - I get to visit really often, with my flexible schedule. I have to say, I really can't complain about anything, right now. I have a beautiful family, wonderful friends, a pretty awesome boyfriend, the best animals ever, and I've had some amazing opportunities. Life is pretty good. I don't say it out loud nearly enough.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

My Week, On Instagram

My week, on instagram (follow me @keikolynn) - Florida family visit edition.

Left to right, top to bottom:
1) Ryder, my little baby nephew, loves Bobby
2) Roxy Mae, my niece, at the water park.
3) I took my oldest nephew, Jackson, to Build A Bear. He named his new little buddy "California." 
4) Lunch with my grandparents.
5) My sister's cat, Pinky Ernest Tooters (he's a Hemingway), and Tessa's stuffed animal, Flopper.
6) Miku and my Miku mirror.
7) Snowball! I've had her since I was a baby. She's the reason for my panda obsession.
8) Roxy Mae, looking pretty.
9) While passing through Orlando, we made a stop at Matt's house so he could visit with Miku. This is his tattoo of our late bunny, Peanutty. And that's Miku's little paw.
10) My friend Shae sent me this painted photograph. Check out her work!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

beloved, for barc

Outfit Details:
AE denim jacket - c/o American Eagle
floral top - Forever 21
polka dot skirt - Forever 21
Seychelles Ampersand heels - c/o Seychelles
necklace - c/o Oana Mirela
pyramid bracelets - Forever 21
red buckled bracelet - c/o Wanderlust + Co
wire wrapped ring - Rosie B. at Artists and Fleas, gift from Kimbly
elephant ring - vintage, gift from my mom
Jungle Chic glasses - c/o Bonlook 
Yuki Beloved Satchel - c/o Asian iCandy ($10 from each sale will be donated to BARC, a Brooklyn-based, no-kill animal shelter.)

One of my sponsors, Asian iCandy, offered to donate $10 of each sale of this darling little satchel, my favorite item on their site, to the non-profit organization of my choice. I chose BARC, a wonderful animal shelter in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, who provide shelter and care for abandoned animals until they're placed in permanent homes. Based on my instagram feed, and history of housing strays and wounded wildlife, I think it's pretty that I have a soft spot for animals - and I will take any opportunity to help fund a great organization such as BARC.

Please take the time to check out BARC's site and read the resident animals' stories. If you are looking to give a cat or dog a loving home, I hope you will consider adopting. Miku was adopted, and her kitty siblings were rescued straight off the streets, and since my animals are the best ever, that should tell you how awesome adopting can be. Pretty darn awesome.

sweet child o' mine

Outfit Details:
scarf - vintage (tutorial on how to tie it here)
old guns n roses shirt - thrifted
never nudes - Free People
Haven't Got a Worry platforms - c/o Seychelles
studded "Jake" clutch - c/o romygold
cuff - c/o Sorrelli
ring - c/o Karen London
lion ring - vintage
glasses - Ray-Ban
lipstick - MAC Russian Red

last photo: Rebecca Minkoff Waverly sunglasses, Boostcase Hybrid (this thing saves my phone's battery on long trips), Mexican Coke. At Stardust, with friends.

Bobby, Samara, Miku and I made the long drive from NYC to Florida, this weekend. We made a stop in Orlando to visit Bobby's family and some of our friends - it's always a little weird when I go back to Orlando, because it feels like visiting a past life. I lived there for five years and barely recognize anything anymore. I spent the day hanging out with friends and Bobby's family, and Bobby spent the day getting a new tattoo. Spoiler alert: it's of our cat, Vester.

After less than 24 hours in Orlando, Samara, Miku, and I continued down to South Florida. Bobby will follow suit in a couple of days, and then we make the long drive back. In the meantime, Miku and I are hanging out with the family and soaking up some rays in The Sunshine State. And by that, I mean that we are sitting inside in my sister's air conditioned house, and wearing lots of sunscreen for any extended periods of time spent outside.

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Saturday, July 21, 2012

Weekend Wear: Raspberry Mustard

Outfit Details:
polka dot shirt (underneath) - old, c/o ModCloth (also seen here and here)
mustard sweater (last seen here) - thrifted, but here's a similar option  
scalloped shorts - Queen's Wardrobe  (I also love this colorful lace version and these super affordable printed ones)
Ray-Ban Erikas
necklace and smaller bracelets - c/o Vanessa Mooney
faux python bracelet - c/o Karla Deras for Roman Luxe
rings - vintage and c/o Karen London
Rebecca Minkoff Brynn bag - Gilt
BC Footwear Ya Never Can Tell wedges - c/o BC Footwear  ($49 for a super limited time at Refinery 29 Shops
lipstick - MAC Soft Sell

You may have noticed that I have a major affinity for Seychelles, but do you know their sister company, BC Footwear? I once told them that I'm a Seychelles girl, and my sister is the quintessential BC girl - but just as we sometimes find ourselves borrowing from one another's closets, I occasionally find myself crossing over to the comfy, casual cool BC shoes. I usually gravitate toward their flats and sandals, but my friend sent me this pair in two colors (I also have the gold) and my feet are loving them.

Friday, July 20, 2012

In The Details

shoes - c/o Sole Society (code KEIKO15 for $15 off your first purchase)
[the crazy, nastya**] Honey badger glasses - c/o BonLook
rings - vintage spoon ring, Forever 21, c/o Sorrelli
bracelets - Jewelmint, c/o Kiel James Patrick, Forever 21
Lace Rebecca Minkoff MAC bag - Rebecca Minkoff sample sale

Thursday, July 19, 2012

The Daman Chronicles

I recently had the pleasure of being styled by Eric Daman, costume designer of Gossip Girl and Carrie Diaries, for episode two of The Daman Chronicles. Using clothing from my own wardrobe along with some Swarovski jewelry, Eric styled me in five different looks: natural, dramatic, classic, romantic, and eclectic. 

Watch the video here and tweet your favorite look using the hashtag #SwarovskiStyle to enter to win this Swarovski Chic Royalty ring from the video, along with seasons 1-4 of Gossip Girl on DVD. The contest goes through midnight on 7/24, so watch the video. choose your favorite look, and tweet to enter!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

fuchsia flash

Outfit Details:
Rebecca Minkoff Becky Jacket (also available here) - Confederacy in LA
black camisole -  forever 21
skirt - Madewell (solid version here)
Karen London necklace and ring - c/o Karen London
giant ring - Rosie B Designs (at Artists and Fleas in Williamsburg)
BCBG envelope clutch (solid metallic version available here) - c/o BCBG
Ruthie strappy platform sandals - c/o Sole Society (code KEIKO15 for $15 off your first purchase)
lipstick - Smashbox Fuchsia Flash

I just felt like being very matchy-matchy, from my lipstick on down to my shoes. Sometimes, it just feels like the right thing to do.