Today was a weird day. I drove around parts of Florida that I didn’t even know existed. That was actually pretty cool. I like exploring. But the rest of my day was…weird.

A couple of my friends lovingly accused me of not taking care of myself when things aren’t going well. I don’t sleep, I don’t eat properly, and my immune system suffers because of it. Isn’t that what everyone does? I know I’m not unique in this! While on my drive, Drew Lindo (one of my all time favorite people and my confidant) asked me what I ate today, if I slept, etc. Displeased with my lackluster answers (a few hours, vitamin water and a donut), he replied, “Your life depresses me. I’m getting off the phone.”

Oddly enough, that is what turned my mood around. I couldn’t help but go into a giggle fit. My friends make me laugh. I love them. And I’ve said it a million times, but everyone needs a Drew Lindo in their life.

Outfit Details:
vintage crochet yoke dress: jet rag? I think?
denim jacket: french connection
belt: thrifted
shoes: calvin klein, beacon’s closet

Love love and fits of giggles,
Keiko Lynn

p.s. Don’t worry, New York. I’ll be home soon

  1. OooKellyNicky says: April 14, 20102:12 am

    True that. There is nothing like friends, besides that fact, you look stunning. You have such a gorgeous face. Great floral dress.

    my blog: La Stylin Girraffe!

  2. Catherine says: April 14, 20102:16 am

    you look so beautiful and ready for spring!

  3. amy says: April 14, 20102:20 am

    I love it when my friends snap me out of a funk! Glad that he was giving you some tough love.

    P.S. That shot of you with the sunflare is insanely pretty.

  4. Cadie says: April 14, 20102:25 am

    You're not alone, I do the same thing! My boyfriend of 4 years and I broke up in January and afterwards I was having a hard time eating and sleeping well. To be honest I think I dropped about 8 lbs during the time and I too was lucky to have good friends who really helped me through everything! I'm glad to hear you are feeling better :]

  5. Chaucee says: April 14, 20102:28 am

    I actually know a guy named Drew Lindow, but with a W at the end. 😛 He's a good guy too.

  6. Aura says: April 14, 20102:30 am

    You are so, so strikingly beautiful, Keiko. Now get some sleep! :)

  7. Peter says: April 14, 20102:43 am

    You make me want to get a tattoo that references the teenage angst of 2001. <3

  8. lumikha says: April 14, 20102:43 am

    sometimes I'm the Drew Lindo in my friend's lives.
    it's just his way of telling you that he cares about you. :)

    ps: those shoes = A++

  9. Kristennn says: April 14, 20102:54 am

    You forgot the band-aid in your outfit details!! 😉

  10. Pink Bliss says: April 14, 20103:10 am

    super cute outfit!!

    and glad to hear you have some great friends looking out for you. after all, that's what friends are for!

    p.s. I'm not sure if you've mentioned this before, but I was wondering what brand/shade that lipstick is, it looks great on you!!

  11. Destined For Now says: April 14, 20103:31 am

    Cute shoes! Wish there was a better view of them.

  12. Gracie says: April 14, 20103:43 am

    Ooo those shoes look just magnificent!

  13. The Owl's Closet says: April 14, 20104:22 am

    i love ur dress, keiko! esp loving the hem, so pretty! glad to hear that u had a fit of giggles despite what ure going through:) i couldn't agree more, it's so wonderful to have such an amazing support system. have a great day!

    TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

  14. I do the exact same thing… how lovely that you have your friends checking up on you. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF!! Food and sleep are the two most important things (even more than love! more than friends! I swear!) when you are going through a hard time, or your immune system really will shut down and it will only make matters worse. I got mono and then shingles straight in a row while moving apartments this summer, and I kid you not, I had a fight with my mother yesterday and woke up with a fever today. Health and Happiness are so intrinsically intertwined… don't skimp on the basics, darling! You can and will pull through :)

    xxo!
    http://rococovintage.blogspot.com

  15. Penelope Nightingale says: April 14, 20104:24 am

    Nope, you're certainly not alone, especially with the not eating thing. When I'm really upset and it comes to sleep, however, that's all I really want to do.

    Sounds like a good friend! Sometimes we need someone to put something so bluntly, that it can't do anything but become rather comical =).

    Penelope

  16. oh and p.s., you look divine!

  17. kelly ann says: April 14, 20106:25 am

    you always look cute and adorable and lovely. :) please take care. <3 and i love friends who completely turn our moods around, sometimes with just one word – they're the best. :)

  18. libys11 says: April 14, 20106:38 am

    "A couple of my friends lovingly accused me of not taking care of myself when things aren't going well."

    im actually feeling down lately and i must say that i saw myself nodding in front of my laptop while reading this part of the post. oh gosh, i need some Drew Lindo! hahaha!

  19. alyssa says: April 14, 20106:56 am

    hi. just happened to stumble on your blog. can i just say you are so freaking gorgeous! and i'm totally in love with the cuteness of your blog that i'm now going to follow you! =D

  20. EVA says: April 14, 20108:04 am

    haha, tough love! tough love they're giving you.

  21. Joelleabelle says: April 14, 20109:33 am

    I like your band aid on your leg :) hahaa

    Joelle xox

    http://joelleabelle.bigcartel.com/

  22. Justice Pirate says: April 14, 201012:59 pm

    I hope that you start taking much better care of yourself. You deserve it!!
    Great outfit. It is so lovely, just as you are also lovely (even more so than any outfit could be).

    +Victoria+
    http://tiedemanntribe.blogspot.com

  23. Alice says: April 14, 20101:07 pm

    Pretty outfit :)

  24. Ashley J says: April 14, 20101:15 pm

    You look soooo pretty! If you get a chance I am doing a giveaway today so stop by my blog:)

    http://www.afashionfixation.blogspot.com/

  25. MrJeffery says: April 14, 20102:36 pm

    love it! the cropped denim jacket it cool.

  26. Fabulocity in Amish Country says: April 14, 20103:11 pm

    Super cute outfit as always! :)

  27. Mousevox Vintage says: April 14, 20103:19 pm

    Love that hemline!

  28. Melanie says: April 14, 20104:08 pm

    Your skin is without flaw. Goodness–you are a lucky girl!

    Unravelled Threads

  29. Linda says: April 14, 20104:34 pm

    I would eat a donut too. Yeah I do the same as you, it gets depressing after a while and you tell youself it's time to get over it. You'll get there, don't feel bad for being depressing.

  30. Bella Luna says: April 14, 201010:42 pm

    Whole outfit was adorable. Check our me and my bestie's blog http://la-bellaluna.blogspot.com/
    We are new and could use any helpers you could give!!
    hearts and butterflies
    Bella

  31. sincerelyangela says: April 14, 201011:43 pm

    you look so stunning keiko, yes friends are always there to make you feel better when you least expect them too :)

  32. Drew says: April 15, 20102:31 am

    Nobody does Drew Lindo dedications better than you.

    Also, East Coast/West Coast Update;
    http://eastcoastwestcoastlove.blogspot.com/2010/04/borderline.html

  33. sefi says: April 15, 20108:04 am

    Lovely outfit. I love mixing florals with the bright tones of denim.
    You look sweet and i hope you will feel better soon.

  34. SarahAnn says: April 15, 20109:27 pm

    I love friends who tell it like it is. And that close-up of you is unbelievably gorgeous.

    http://sarahnoelslifestyle.blogspot.com/

  35. Paige says: April 16, 20102:06 am

    You always have the most amazing makeup. I seem to always rush through putting on mine.

    That aside, the floral dress is really great!

    Midwest Darling

  36. Morellocherry says: April 16, 20107:07 am

    Hi, ive just recently found your blog and i really like your style :) I name checked you in a post i did a few weeks back. i saw you page in Lookbook, i think. So its cool ive now found your blog :)

  37. Elizabeth Denton says: April 18, 20102:26 am

    I'm sorry for what you're going through but you look great! Too cute.

    http://thenylife.blogspot.com

  38. Jessica says: April 19, 20104:30 am

    Love your shoes!

  39. sarah says: April 19, 20101:51 pm

    keiko, i love your style. it's just amazing!

    my blog: saraheckhoff.blogspot.com