Thursday, January 31, 2013

Dolce Vita

Outfit Details:
Dolce Vita Alma Nouveau top
Tinley Road vegan leather skirt
Dolce Vita Nita heels
(All courtesy of Piperlime

MAC Pink Pigeon (LE but back in stock - hurry!) lipstick 
Urban Decay Woodstock 24/7 liner (pink)
Urban Decay Perversion liquid liner
MAC Stereo Finish on cheeks.
Apologies for the wrinkles and the somewhat grainy photographs; these were taken when the sun was almost down and my outfit was already in use for a full day. This is the outfit I wore to host the Piperlime and InStyle event, and I decided to go with one of their featured trends: black and white. With the pretty lace details, statement heels (which Tai and I also styled here), and bright pink lipstick (with a hint of the same color on my lower lashline), it was anything but boring - at least, I hope so! I've always said that makeup is the best accessory, so I kept it pretty simple everywhere else. That being said - did anyone get the MAC Archie's Girls lipsticks before they sold out? I guess I'll have to wait until they launch in store, but I'm wondering if the ones that are still in stock online are worth purchasing - particularly Boyfriend Stealer. Thoughts?

Piperlime and Instyle Event Recap

My take on the Dolce Vita heels, on the right: plaid shirt (similar), MINKPINK sweater, Joie leather skirt, Lauren by Ralph Lauren bag.

My take on the Rachel Zoe dress, on the right: Rebecca Taylor lace blouse, belt, Pim + Larkin necklace, Joie leather jacket, booties.

My take on the Rebecca Minkoff blouse, on the right (it's supposed to be unzipped): vegan leather jacket, Joie shorts, Schutz shoes.

My take on the Rich and Skinny coated jeans, on the right: chambray button up, cardigan, H by Hudson booties.

Last week, I had the absolute pleasure of cohosting an InStyle and Piperlime event with Tai Beauchamp. The first forty guests to arrive received $25 gift cards to shop with (and shop, they did!), and all of the attendees were treated to delicious food, cocktails, and styling sessions. Tai and I also styled our own mannequins based around four different pieces, to give different ideas on how to style the same item. I had such a blast hosting with the InStyle and Piperlime teams, and couldn't be happier to have shared the honor with such a stunning and talented cohost. Thank you to everyone who attended! I'll be sharing more about my outfit in the following post (later today).
p.s. If you have any questions about Tai's looks, ask her on twitter. She's very kind and extremely helpful!

Wednesday, January 30, 2013


Outfit Details:
Florida "home." tee - c/o The Home. T (a portion of proceeds are donate to MS research)
7 For All Mankind boyfriend jeans
MAC Pink Pigeon lipstick

With Cotton's Road to the Runway getting closer and closer to finding our regional winners, this new Florida "home." tee couldn't have come at a better time. In just one month, we'll be bringing one winner from each region to South Beach for Cotton's 24 Hour Runway Show. Though I'm representing the Northeast region, I will always identify as a Floridian. I was born and raised there, and my family still lives there...and if winter has taught me anything, it's that my Florida blood was never meant to withstand it. Plus, whenever you meet anyone in NYC, the first thing most people ask is, "Where are you from?" Most of us are transplants, who sought out this city for all of its wonder. Save for my friend Helena of Brooklyn Blonde (born and bred in NYC), most of my New York friends are from anywhere but here. They say you can't call yourself a New Yorker until you've been here for ten years; I've been here for six, so I'm still a Floridian. Ask me again in four more years.

Monday, January 28, 2013

My Funny Valentine

Outfit Details:
glasses - c/o Lookmatic
scarf - Zara
Rebecca Taylor lace tee - c/o Rebecca Taylor
leather jacket - Madewell
Corey Lynn Calter shorts - Anthropologie
tights - H+M
Nothing But Trouble heels - c/o Seychelles
lipstick - MAC Absolute Power

It's no secret how much I love Seychelles shoes, along with all of the people behind the company. So, when my friends at Seychelles asked me to participate in a little Valentine's Day Q+A, I hopped to it and grabbed Bobby and Miku for a few snaps to go along. I know how much they love Miku (she impressed them with her breakdancing skills back in the day) and they know how much she loves shoes, so clearly she became the star of the show. The pup just can't get enough of the spotlight. We don't mind.
Click through to Seychelles to read more about how Bobby and I first met, what Valentine's Day means to us, and view some of Miku's and my favorite new shoes!

Sunday, January 27, 2013

My Week, On Instagram

My week, on instagram. Follow me at @keikolynn.

Top to bottom, left to right: 

1) Bundled up for a cold, cold day. Wearing Bonlook Urban Dandy frames, Zara scarf (recently bought on sale), and Bobby's hat.
2 and 3) Hand drawn illustrations by my friend Peter, hanging on my wall.
4) Tai Beauchamp and I hosted a fun event at Piperlime.
5) A couple of the looks we styled. More on that, later!
6) My new Dolce Vita heels.
7) Kitty Boos, getting cuddly.
8) Another old photo to add to my growing collection.
9) Bright pink lips (MAC Pink Pigeon), Dolce Vita blouse.
10) Bobby in his Giles & Brother cuff.

Thursday, January 24, 2013

silly goose.

Tessa Marie, my beautiful little sister, in a vintage dress (thanks, Angie!). She puts up with my incessant need to photograph her.

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

hooray for haircuts

Outfit Details: 
cotton lace tee - c/o Rebecca Taylor 
belt - Anthropologie (old) 
skirt - Topshop 
Nothing But Trouble heels - c/o Seychelles
Payton glasses - c/o Lookmatic
lipstick - MAC Captive

First, since I happen to be wearing a new cotton lace blouse and a cotton belt, I figured this would be a good opportunity to remind you to keep voting in Cotton's Road to the Runway. We're down from 48 to 24 finalists, and the remaining contestants need your help in deciding who will be accompanying us to South Beach for Cotton's 24 Hour Runway Show. Secondly, I finally got a haircut! So friends and family who have been listening to me threaten to shave my head on a daily basis, fret not. That urge has been suppressed.

I often get comments about how I should wear my hair down more often. You're not the only ones who think that; my friends and family are always on my case about it, too. I have this weird thing about wearing my hair down - I don't like the feeling of hair on my neck, so I end up putting it in an updo halfway through the day or sooner. I'm a little strange, what can I say? But since I just got my hair cut and colored (by Tim and Flores at Arrojo), I've decided to wear it down a little more often. It feels a lot lighter without all the extra length, and the shorter layers up top make it so that I can roll out of bed and it will still look cool. Hooray for haircuts! 

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Dr. Jart event recap

On Saturday, I had the pleasure of hosting a Dr. Jart+ event at Sephora in Times Square, along with Alexis of The Beauty Bean. I'm already a regular consumer of their V7 line (their Vitalaser 2.1 is my winter skin necessity) and the premium beauty balm, so I was really excited to get the chance to experiment with all of their other products. We were giving out samples and free makeup demonstrations of the Black Label Detox Beauty Balm and Water Fuse Smart Gel BB. By the end of the day, my hand was looking fabulous with all of the samples I was trying on it. I'm still a big fan of the original (premium), but considering the detoxing benefit of the black label cream - which, as a girl who lives in the harsh climate of NYC knows, is a big plus - I decided to bring home a few samples to see which I like the most. I'm actually thinking about purchasing the whole sampler set to try them all out. If you have a favorite, I'd love to hear your preference (and why).

I'll be doing a full post with some of my favorite products and a makeup look to go with it, next week - I still want to test out some of my new goodies before I give a full report. But in the meantime, hop on over to Dr. Jart+ US to see some more snaps from the event. Thank you to everyone who came out to see us!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Baby, it's cold outside.

Outfit Details:
hat - Urban Outfitters
orchid double breasted cape - c/o Corey Lynn Calter
vintage dress - The Loved One
gloves - DKNY
lipstick - MAC Girl About Town
 I've been keeping it bright to stave off the winter blues. It's amazing what a little bit of color can do.

Sunday, January 20, 2013

My Week(s), on Instagram.

The past couple of weeks, on instagram. Follow me at @keikolynn.

Left to right, top to bottom:
1) MAC Absolute Power lipstick.
2) Lacy, always sitting on top of the refrigerator.
3) I made a little banner out of leftover fringe and crochet doilies.
4) Seychelles "Nothing But Trouble" heels.
5) The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath.
6) Velma status, Bonlook frames (Urban Dandy).
7) Dr.Jart+ V7 Vitalaser 2.1, MAC Mineralize Skinfinish in Stereo Rose, Ilia lipstick in In My Room
8) Workout wear, to match my tunes.
9) Hanging out with Vester.
10) My "new" vintage head vase, and favorite Christmas gift. From my mom, of course!
11) Plaid scarf (got it on sale at Zara), Madewell jacket, Corey Lynn Calter shorts. Lookmatic frames, MAC Absolute Power lipstick.

Friday, January 18, 2013

Join me at Piperlime!

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I'm super excited about the Piperlime and InStyle event I'm co-hosting with Tai Beauchamp, next Wednesday, January 23rd. I've been a longtime shopper of the Piperlime website, but yesterday was my first time in their new store (proof that I should get out more). Tai and I each styled four mannequins for the event, with each of our looks sharing one of the same pieces: a pastel patterned blouse, statement shoes, coated jeans, a little white dress. It will give you an idea of different ways to style the same item, and we'll happily demonstrate even more ways to get more wear out of each piece. 

But here's the best part: the first 40 guests to arrive will receive a $25 gift card. So while you're enjoying refreshments and discussing the latest trends with Tai and me, you can pick up something to bring home, on the house! Space is limited, so make sure to RSVP to by January 21, and don't forget to come early. Can't wait to see you there!
Wednesday January 23rd
6:30 - 8:30PM
The Piperlime Store
121 Wooster St (between Prince and Spring)

Thursday, January 17, 2013

Little Sister

Tessa's shirt is from Gnome Enterprises on Etsy. Hat is from Forever 21. Little Little was found on the streets of Brooklyn, and is now loving life in Sunny South Florida.

Dear Tessa Marie,

I get that you're seventeen and all of that, but please don't be in any rush to grow up. 
Don't ever change; you're already perfect. 
I'll stop embarrassing you, now. Aren't big sisters the absolute worst?

p.s. And Little Little, you should probably stay a teeny baby kitty cat forever, too.