Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Monday, October 29, 2012

It's raining cats and dogs.

Outfit Details:
Dear Creatures cat blouse - c/o Emerging Thoughts
sailor pants - c/o Corey Lynn Calter
bag - c/o LK Bennett
watch - Coach
shoes - Nordstrom
rings - vintage and Beacon's Closet
glasses - Ray-Ban
lipstick - MAC Love Forever

By now, these pictures feel pretty old, but they are the perfect fit for our current weather. On this particular day, the sky turned black almost instantly and we were completely drenched within minutes. One epic argument with a very mean taxi driver later (long story), a sopping wet version of myself found another, kinder cab driver who took pity on me and drove me over the bridge and back home. He got a really big tip, and I immediately took a hot shower and went to bed. And now, with this mean old hurricane approaching (thanks, Sandy), I think I'll do exactly the same thing. Minus the fighting with a cab driver thing. I'm trying to keep that to a minimum.

Saturday, October 27, 2012

My week, on instagram.

My week, on instagram (follow me @keikolynn). 

Left to right, top to bottom:
1) New cut and color by Tim DueƱas and Flores at Arrojo.
2) Mini lipsticks from AERIN
3) Roxy Mae, favorite niece. Also my only niece, but that's irrelevant.
4) Leaves!
5) Tessa Marie, my little sister.
6) Vester and Bobby. Clearly, Bobby has a favorite in this household.
7) I'm working on a really exciting new project with Cotton - I can't wait to tell you about it!
8) The ladies (plus Ryan) at Cotton's headquarters. Urban Weeds, Carly Cristman, Mattieologie, Sugarlaws, me, and Sincerely, Jules.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

a scattering of leaves

Outfit Details:
Navy Fairisle Cardigan - Topshop (men's section)
cropped tank - American Apparel
navy shorts - c/o Line and Dot
tights - Beacon's Closet
boots - c/o Seychelles (old, but these are very similar)
hat - vintage
Legacy duffle - c/o Coach
bracelets - Tory Burch fox bracelet (c/o), Coach watch, Wanderlust + Co red leather bracelet (c/o)
lipstick - MAC Ruffian Red

I grew up in the sunshine state of endless summers (not complaining), so seasonal changes still make me excited. I fully embrace Fall and its rich color palette, crisp air, and fallen leaves. Bring on the boots and sweaters. I'm ready to layer.

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

that girl

Outfit Details:
Joie horse sweater - c/o Joie
button up - thrifted
skirt - American Apparel
bracelet - c/o Sorrelli
watch - Coach 
horseshoe ring - Beacon's Closet
Brahmin satchel - c/o Brahmin
socks - Nordstrom
cut out wedges - c/o Sole Society
glasses - Ray-Ban
lipstick - Smashbox Posy Pink

Growing up, I was always that weird girl in the horse shirt (you know that girl), so it only makes sense that I am still that girl. If it has a horse or a panda on it, I have to have it.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Autumn Leaves

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MAC Ruffian Red lipstick (limited edition; MAC Russian Red is a good alternative), Urban Decay 24/7 liquid liner in Perversion. Vintage hat, Topshop men's cardigan

After being in Florida for a week and sick with a stomach bug for another, I took my first [fully] well day to spend some time outside in the beautiful Autumn weather with Bobby and Samara. Fresh air works wonders. Autumn, I do love you so.

Friday, October 19, 2012

hooked on horses

Outfit Details:
Forever Afternoon top - c/o ModCloth
handmade lady tie - c/o Flapper Girl (use code KEIKO for 15% off)
cut offs - Free People
"Get Rowdy" belt - gift from my sister
leather tote- c/o Joie
watch - Coach
bracelets - c/o Sorrelli, vintage, and JewelMint
ring - vintage
Jungle Chic glasses - c/o BonLook

Ever since I was a little girl, horses have been a huge part of my life. We got our first horse, Spanky - a mischievous Anglo Arab who was smart as a whip, when I was just four years old. My beloved Morgan-Welsh pony Shawn, my absolute heart, was a Christmas surprise at five. Rowdy (whose registered name was "Let's Get Rowdy" - hence the belt) came shortly after: a massive Appendix with the most gentle disposition, you might mistake him for a teddy bear.

Our original three have since passed on, and I'm not sure I'll ever love another horse as much as I loved them. I now have Romeo, and my family has Diablo and Coco. Though I love them all fiercely, there is a special bond that develops between a horse and their little girl - something that has a lot to do with growing up beside one another - that solid adulthood can't replicate. There's a sign at the ranch where I board Romeo; it sums it up perfectly:

"All horses deserve, at least once in their lives, to be loved by a little girl."

But they were never our horses. We were their girls.

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Roxy Mae

This little girl. She's the best.

I love my niece.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

goin' back to nyc

Outfit Details:
shirt dress - Anthropologie
Ampersand heels - c/o Seychelles
Legacy color block carryall - c/o Coach
red bracelet - c/o Wanderlust + Co
dragon bracelet - Betsey Johnson
watch - c/o South Lane
glasses - Ray-Ban RB5226
lipstick - MAC Ruffian Red
Photos by my beautiful little sister, Tessa Marie, who is wearing a peplum top I made back in 2005!

It's my last day in Florida, and despite coming down with a stomach virus at the tail end of my trip, I had such a wonderful time with my family and friends. Leaving is always a little tough, but I'm so grateful that I'm able to visit as much as I do. I'll be back soon!

p.s. This "dress" is actually a sleep shirt, but I bought it with every intention of wearing it outside. Let's be honest, my pajamas are not this cute.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Leather Spike Necklace DIY Tutorial

I love crafting, so when Michaels asked me to create a special DIY project for Jewelry Month, I jumped at the opportunity. Armed with chains and spikes and strips of leather, I sat down and created the necklace you see above. It's super easy to do! To see the full project and step by step instructions, click here - and don't forget to check out all of the other projects!

p.s. Get your Michaels 20% Off Entire Regular Price Purchase mobile coupon by texting DESIGN to 273283. 

Jones New York Fashion Show

My outfit details: leather pants, jacket, and snake print blouse, all by Jones New York. Shoes by Seychelles. 
 On Saturday, I had the extreme pleasure of hosting a Jones New York fashion show at Macy's in the Boca Town Center. It was really exciting to be able to invite my whole family, including my little niece and nephew, who (in my biased opinion) stole the show! My grandma and her best friend are huge fans of the clothing line, and my Aunt Nikki and her best friend both ended up buying a leather jacket that was featured. I guess they liked it!
 Thank you so much to everyone who came out for the show; it was truly an honor to host in South Florida. And of course, huge thank you to Jones New York, Glamour, and Macy's for inviting me to be a part of the show (and for giving me quality time with the family!).