Outfit Details:
Erin Fetherston for Target dress
black cardigan thing – Beacon’s Closet
vintage fedora – I think it’s from my mom’s store…I’ve had it so long
tights – Target
Girlie heels – courtesy of Nine West
Madison Brynne bag – courtesy of Coach (I know, I wear this all the freakin’ time…I just love it)

I’m a special kind of night owl. I’m the kind of night owl that rarely leaves its nest at night, and by all means of logic should probably transition to the lifestyle of an early bird. Yet here I am, every single night, up until four or five in the morning. Then it’s off to early morning meetings and breakfast and previews…then back home to work. Then, a little nap. I wake back up and get to work again (or catch up on Weeds). Before I know it, I’m up all night again. This week has been little naps and major headaches, with lots of running about in between. I’m the kind of girl who either sleeps too much or rarely at all. I’m constantly reminded that it’s quite unhealthy, but it’s just the way I work – and here I am complaining about it, even though I kind of like the quiet madness of it all. It peppers my otherwise mundane day-in and day-out with just enough anxiety to make me feel like myself. After all, who am I, if not a mess?

Yesterday, after an hour and a half of sleep, I headed to the Nine West preview at The Standard, went directly to another multi-label preview after that, had lunch with Bobby and then made a stop at the American Living preview. I’ve made a habit out of accepting more invitations, because it keeps me from getting cabin fever and lets me interact with actual people, since I usually just talk to my animals. On top of meeting not one but two people from Coral Springs (small world), I also received a complimentary CND Shellac manicure at the second of the previews, which was both enjoyable and a little embarrassing (my nails were a mess and my cuticles were even worse). It’s supposed to last two weeks, so I’ll report back with the results. If I get through more than a few days, I’ll consider it a success. Manicures never last long on me – maybe because I’m so fidgety and clumsy – hence, my rare foray into the nail salon. Like I said…I’m a mess. But that’s me, and my friends and family love me all the same.

Speaking of messes…I should probably clean this apartment. It looks like a tornado hit Brooklyn again.

  1. teddy says: October 29, 201012:15 am

    Awn, ur outfit look sooo freaking cute! And the make up was the perfect combination! <3

  2. Rebecca says: October 29, 201012:24 am

    I work in an office, and I still talk to my pets all the time.

    I like the hat.

  3. Francesca says: October 29, 201012:24 am

    i love this outfit!!

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  4. Rose says: October 29, 201012:25 am

    wow, 5 in the morning?! you shown no signs of lack of sleep, love this fresh look!

  5. Ashley [Free Honey] says: October 29, 201012:27 am

    I love this outfit. Sometimes I find that tiered dresses can look really unflattering, but this is the exact opposite on you. It's so pretty and the pale tone offsets against your skin so well! Love this look!

    xoxo, Ashley

  6. Mary @ stylefyles says: October 29, 201012:30 am

    I love the ruffles on that dress! Your outfit is so elegant and casual at the same time…how is it you always seem to pull that off?

    Manicures never work out for me either…somehow I always manage to chip the polish…or when I paint myself, I often end up smearing the paint when it's still wet. Why is it that polish seems to take hours to "fully" dry? There's always too much to do to wait on it!!!

  7. Marinka says: October 29, 201012:32 am

    your dress is so cute

  8. Sophi says: October 29, 201012:33 am

    Wow, Keiko, you look so beautiful with your hair down! You look beautiful with it up, too, of course :)

    I love the black-on-pink of this look! Sweet with just a little somethin-somethin

  9. kileen says: October 29, 201012:36 am

    this is a gorgeous outfit and i'm amazed that the dress is from Target!! fedora was definitely the finishing touch.

    kileen
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  10. Gina says: October 29, 201012:40 am

    You are going of to bed just as I am waking up! You never look like you don't get a lot of sleep – you always look so polished and poised!

    G J A

  11. Elle Sees says: October 29, 201012:42 am

    This is what I pretend I look like in a hat.

  12. Rachael says: October 29, 201012:59 am

    Love this outfit! Especially the black cardigan thing!

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  13. Rebecca from See You in Sweden says: October 29, 20101:14 am

    Love this!

  14. P. says: October 29, 20101:49 am

    I really really love this look!!

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  15. ShoesForDessert says: October 29, 20101:51 am

    Wow your hair and makeup look so awesome in these photos. I'm especially loving the hat. I'm envious of you right now!

  16. irina says: October 29, 20102:42 am

    gorgeous girl, gorgeous look!

  17. libys11 says: October 29, 20102:46 am

    that's amazing!!! you are so charming in this dress!!! love your poses!! so cute!

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  18. Blue Is Bleu says: October 29, 20103:07 am

    Love the outfit :) My sleeping habits are very similar… it drives my husband completely insane hehe

  19. The Little Dust Princess says: October 29, 20103:10 am

    So cute.. love today's outfit! And the first photo <3

    xx The Little Dust Princess

  20. Junyi Wu says: October 29, 20103:17 am

    Minus the Bear! <3 <3
    Love this outfit. :)

  21. ming siew says: October 29, 20103:21 am

    goodness….you're just so damn gorgeous…

  22. Rachel says: October 29, 20103:39 am

    Your hair looks beautiful down and the hat is super cute!

    About your sleeping habits, I have to say, no wonder you're always getting sick! I'm not trying to be mean or judgmental, but not getting regular sleep is bad for your immune system, and it seems like you talk about getting sick a lot. Of course, I guess knowing that and actually getting more sleep is probably easier said than done. We all have our bad habits, myself included.

  23. KristiMcMurry says: October 29, 20103:49 am

    girl, if you're a mess, I don't know where that leaves me!

    You always look stunning. I don't know if I could handle that sleep pattern though :) It's almost 11 and I'm falling asleep at the computer!

  24. Jodi says: October 29, 20104:12 am

    gorgeous outfit and love the photos of you.. really professional!!

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  25. Collette Osuna says: October 29, 20104:15 am

    Love your outfit hunnie…Im right there with you….Im up working til about 1am….up at 5am….uggh….thank God its Friday!!!

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  26. Stephanie says: October 29, 20104:42 am

    Great outfit! I love the tiers on the dress.

  27. Katie says: October 29, 20104:43 am

    This is my favorite outfit of yours in the last couple of weeks! <3 Looks great!

  28. paigewinter says: October 29, 20104:45 am

    adorable dress- anything that can be worn from day to night makes me happy :)
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  29. Marissa says: October 29, 20104:59 am

    the make-up is flawless! what lipstick is that? (even though I could never wear it).

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  30. anna rose says: October 29, 20105:02 am

    it's quite nice to see your hair down!

  31. amy@flyingakite.blogspot.com says: October 29, 20105:21 am

    Your hair is getting so long Keiko! It looks lovely <333

  32. Hannah says: October 29, 20106:39 am

    You look beautiful, Keiko! I love this outfit. Even though you don't get much sleep, you never look tired. You always look fresh faced and flawless!

  33. HM says: October 29, 20107:21 am

    I totally get ya on the silly/crazy sleep habits. If not for insomnia I wouldn't have silly rambling blogs to post! :)

    This outfit is so lovely. Just the perfect combination of girlie and kick-arse-ness. Yup.

  34. Samantha says: October 29, 20109:24 am

    Love this outfit :) :)

  35. Rosa&Carlotta says: October 29, 201010:46 am

    Lovely dress, you look great :)

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  36. Kirstin says: October 29, 201010:52 am

    Super cute outfit. I had a CND shellac manicure a few weeks ago. It was pretty cool, but I somehow got it to start peeling off after about a week :p. What color did you get?

  37. Mici Milovaného says: October 29, 201011:33 am

    you look sooooooooo beautiful, night owl! I totally adore that dress!

  38. Angie Aquarius says: October 29, 201012:02 pm

    omg, I really love your look! The dress is absolutely great!

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  39. sparkle is a color (Katrina) says: October 29, 201012:58 pm

    Such a cute outfit! Love the hate especially. How do you get your hair in such awesome waves? Is is naturally like that?

    xx, Katrina
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  40. In Kinsey's Closet says: October 29, 20104:02 pm

    Love your hair down! It is always up, so this look is really cute. Love it like always :0)

  41. Charlie says: October 29, 20104:30 pm

    cute outfit, and even cuter makeup! you're so adorable, like a doll ^^

  42. The Fancy Teacup says: October 29, 20105:34 pm

    you're such a busy night owl! the outfit is so demure and lovely. the CND manicure you got is such a pretty color too, love it.

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  43. Natalya's Closet says: October 29, 20105:43 pm

    I LOVE the tiered dress and hat, tights and shoes! The whole outfit is beautiful! XOXO, Natalya's Closet

  44. Jay says: October 29, 20106:32 pm

    I honestly am the same way with sleep, too much or not enough!
    You look beautiful :)

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  45. Jen says: October 29, 201010:02 pm

    This is definitely one of my favorite outfit posts! I love the dress, and your hat is so adorable!

  46. Misha says: October 30, 20101:50 am

    I wish I lived in your neighborhood. If I passed you on the street I'd probably have a smile for the following hour, because you're simply so adorable to look at.

  47. Rosa&Carlotta says: October 30, 201010:56 am

    your dress is lovely!! it really compliments the outfit! 😀

    xx
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  48. Isabella says: October 30, 20102:42 pm

    I have that dress in purple and absolutely love it! Looks great on you.

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  49. MOUSEVOX VINTAGE says: October 30, 20104:50 pm

    You are a very well put together mess!

    I seem to function more productively when there's a little chaos thrown in the mix. Otherwise, I just become lazy.

  50. says: October 30, 20106:35 pm

    Love the outfit–you can find everything at Target…and for cheap!

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  51. Amy says: October 30, 20108:10 pm

    I know what you mean about the chaotic sleep schedule. I'm a total wreck with that stuff. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't – it seems like the key is to be okay with it.

  52. Samantha says: October 31, 201012:59 am

    I love this outfit..that dress is beautiful!! I like how you downplayed the frills with that cardigan.

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  53. Sharon says: October 31, 20108:19 am

    Your hair is looking amazing Keiko, and make-up as always is flawless. You are a natural stunner. Sharon xx

  54. Nina C. says: October 31, 20101:12 pm

    Really nice outfit! I have the same problem with sleep,I either sleep to much og to little. stay up late.

  55. daisymay aka Chantele says: October 31, 20104:40 pm

    Very sweet outfit. Love how the trilby and black cardi dress down a rather smart dress so its more everyday wear.

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  56. ACP says: November 1, 20105:00 am

    the way you wear dresses as vests is so inspiring! :)

  57. hannah, heart city says: November 1, 20105:25 pm

    you sound so busy- no wonder you're up til 5! the dress is gorgeous and i love how you've styled it.

  58. Polina says: November 4, 20102:17 am

    you're so beautiful!

  59. Gabriella says: November 4, 20106:39 am

    I have that Dress by erin! I bought it when it first came out! I love it to death, I've been looking for a way to dress it down. Thanks so much for providing, plus I love your BLOG!

  60. Danielle says: November 11, 20101:25 am

    The layers of the dress are cute!