Thursday, January 20, 2011

an all night mission to have fun







Outfit Details:
Leather jacket that I always wear and you're probably sick of it - courtesy of Coach
scarf - Gap, borrowed from Bobby, who got it from my mom
tri-blend shirt - also from Gap, and it was $4!
shorts - courtesy of Queen's Wardrobe
tights - Target
boots and belt - thrifted
spoon ring - gift from my mom

Makeup Details:
Smashbox primer
Laura Mercier oil free tinted moisturizer (in Porcelain)
Smashbox blush
Laura Mercier lip stain in Hibiscus
MAC paint pot in Bare Study
E.L.F. pencil eyeliner
MAC Fix + spritzed over whole face to wake up my tired makeup


This is me in yesterday's outfit...today. Yesterday's clothes, yesterday's hair and makeup (with a little touch up, of course). I had the intention of going to bed early, failed miserably and instead, stayed up all night. I got some sewing done, did the dishes and vacuumed the floors, listened to some party music and generally had an awesome night. I'm not being sarcastic - I love staying up all night. I know it's not a good thing to do and I don't do it often anymore, but skipping sleep and having a full day ahead of me is one of my guilty pleasures.

When I was in high school and college, I used to pull all-nighters all the time because I thought that's what young people were supposed to do (or maybe I just felt like it). Of course, it's a lot more fun when you're on a midnight adventure that lasts through sunrise and you end up on a beach or in another city. This had nothing of that sort - but you better believe that if I had a car of my own, I would already be outta here on a road trip with little Miku in tow. Instead, I'm just going to take a shower and put on some new clothes, get a little more work done and then get the heck out of the apartment for awhile. Party of Helicopters' Please Believe It (old but still the best) is today's official soundtrack and I'm set on having a good day.




p.s. Did you notice that Miku has been working her way into all of my indoor pictures? You lucky bastards.

94 comments:

  1. You look so gorgeous as always! I absolutely love the scalloping on those shorts.
    Also, you may have stayed up late, but at least you had a really productive night!

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  2. Thank you! I needed a productive night. I have been in such a rut since I came back from Florida. I haven't been able to get a whole lot of work done, because it's really hard to use scissors and sew with a broken hand. I get stir crazy!

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  3. Those shorts are super cute!

    xoxo
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  4. That sounds like a blast, though I think I'd be useless if I stayed up through the night. You look totally gorgeous. You give me total hair envy. I love it! And I'd be wearing the hell out of that jacket, too. It would be wrong not to.

    Coffee and Inspiration

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  5. Rebecca: Thank you! My hair is seriously just a rat's nest though. I am so lazy with my hair.

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  6. Wonderful outfit! The shorts are so cute and you look so pretty.

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  7. Amy: Why do you live so far away?! I think you should come back to New York.

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  8. Am I spotting a sparkly ring on your ring finger? ;)

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  9. How could you still look so gorgeous after pulling an all nighter? You're amazing:)

    And I love the fun and fresh way you wore those scalloped shorts!

    xx

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  10. dreamboat rach: No, it's a spoon ring! I added it to the details because a few people asked if it was an engagement ring. I am not getting married; I am not ready to grow up and be an adult. haha.

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  11. you are so pretty! love this outfit!


    xoxo
    http://stylison.blogspot.com/

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  12. You look cute! I like your outfit, the shorts are so nice!

    kiss xxx

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  13. i saw your hand on another post and i hope it doesnt have anything to do with your notebook probelms ;-D

    i would love to lokk so fresh after a night without sleep =)

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  14. you're pretty as always.

    http://cappuccinowithfashion.blogspot.com/

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  15. I miss the days where I could stay up all night. I love your lipstick & that leather jacket is so cool!! =)

    Melanie's Randomness

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  16. Love the outfit, and you are very pretty!

    xo thefashionguitar

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  17. Keiko, I absolutely LOVE this outfit. It's the perfect mixture of comfy and polished. I was just noticing how your style has shifted from girly and frilly (which I loved!) to sleeker and darker (which I love too!). It's so interesting to have photo documentation of your sartorial shifts. It would be really cool to hear your thoughts on this--especially about the ways in which we change our style with age, experiences, and regional differences. Makes me wish I had kept some kind of photo log, too!

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  18. First - thank you to everyone.

    _Sternwanderin: It is the magic of makeup. Without it, I would be the opposite of fresh-faced!

    Thao: I definitely go back and forth between different styles. I still do majorly girlie sometimes, but it's harder to pull off in a lot of layers. Lately I have been dressing really casually just because it's easier. I guess I don't put much thought into my style - I just wear whatever I feel like wearing. It's funny because I always have a hard time explaining my taste in clothing. It varies with my mood!

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  19. Love your hair as always! Did you get highlights or color your hair recently? ♥

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  20. gorgeous look, loved the jacket paired with the shorts, amazing

    http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/

    x

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  21. You look marvellously awake for someone who hasn't had any sleep. I find I am so much more inspired to get things done at nighttime, but have to force myself to go to bed so I'm not wrekced at work the next day. This makes me want to stay up and clean my house, isn't that sad!

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  22. awesome scalloped shorts! love the colour more!
    http://fashionablenotebook.blogspot.com

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  23. The contrast between the bad-ass leather jacket and the sweet scalloped shorts is phenomenal!

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  24. Agree, I love all nighters! It's a different kind of energy you get from being awake at night. I get loads of things done too! Sketches, paintings but not much machine sewing as I'd probably wake up the whole house.
    I love how simply and elegantly you style your hair, it's so timeless. xo

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  25. I love that you can almost see your humor jump right off the page! You crack me up! I love the shorts the fit you just right!

    Sabrinamallah.blogspot.com

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  26. It's so cute that Miku is sneaking into a lot of your photos. She likes some limelight, doesn't the little sweetheart, who can resist her? :)

    I really like the biker jacket on you, paired with the scallop shorts, it makes some nice texture in styles. Hope you get out and have a full day of fun after almost pulling a late night!

    www.TheFancyTeacup.com
    much love.

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  27. I like you and i love you.. you brighten my day even the dress you look model to that or your model already,

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  28. Love everything about this outfit! You are so stylish!
    http://chiccastyle.blogspot.com/

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  29. Hi ! I'm like your biggest fan ever from finland (= ! I LOVELOVELOOVE your style and your face is so gorgeous (: and your personality is the best also !

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  30. I love it <3
    xxx

    www.rubyccino.blogspot.com

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  31. love this look, a comfy knit teamed with those shorts is gorgeous! :) your make up is flawless! xo

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  32. I'm new to your blog (and I love it), so the jacket is new to me. I would wear it all of the time too!

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  33. I am in no way sick of that jacket, nor could I ever be. I've had a time of it trying to find a good one to copy yours at Beacon's Closet and Buffalo Exchange. I had to settle for a much less nice one. :(

    I <3 Miku, she is so cute!

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  34. Hey Keiko, how do you take care of your leather jacket?
    I notice that mine has a musty smell to it and I'm not sure if I should wash it myself or get it dry cleaned? What do you do?
    Thank you!

    Lauren
    cattasticks.blogspot.com

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  35. The fabric of the jacket is so nice. I guess its fabric will last a long. You got a very nice choice of style. Keep it up!

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  36. I love love love your shorts. Plus your make up is fantastic. A nice touch of natural.

    http://fashionistanygirl.blogspot.com/

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  37. What is that black thing in your hand? Is it a clicker for the camera or something?

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  38. Miku is such a cutie :))) You look absolutely gorgeous! I love simple outfits on you, it gives way to your natural beauty. Besides your simple outfits are quite innovative and very very stylish :)) Good job once again!

    PS: I discovered your boyfriend's site some time ago and I love it, too, even though you're still my favorite hahah, but shhht! :)))
    xxx

    www.sabinasupernova.com

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  39. your look is amazing!loved the shorts!!
    love Nandia

    http://femmefatale-nandia.blogspot.com/

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  40. I really need a leather jacket! Love how it dresses up this outfit.

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  41. How do you do indoor shoots so well? It's freeeezing outside so I resorted to doing an indoor post yesterday and I looked TERRIBLE. It was dull and not very interesting. I was soo disappointing :(.

    You always look so gorgeous.

    Nesha,
    http://thebuttonowl.co.uk/

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  42. Nos encanta el look, combinando la dulzura del maquillaje y el recogido del pelo con el toque roquero de la chaqueta de cuero.

    http://zsazsazsu-zaragoza.blogspot.com/

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  43. LOL.. kinda funny :) unfortunatelly my work doesn't allow me to stay awake all night :P

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  44. The lip stain looks so pretty on you! Also, I love that leather jacket.

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  45. OK you are absolutely STUNNING! Just found your blog and now following! Love you style.

    visit http://runningonhappiness.blogspot.com/

    xo, Katie

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  46. The edging on the shorts is awesome. Do you know where can I buy that brand? I've seen it in blogs, but never in a store.

    http://leffetdepapillon.wordpress.com/

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  47. What a fantastic look! Love the scalloped edges of those shorts, adds a girly touch against the leather! Let me just say, you look amazing for having pulled an all nighter!

    xx Melina
    .but i like it.

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  48. Hey Keiko! What did you study in college?


    -Anna

    P.S. I'm so not sick of seeing the jacket, it's so edgy and looks great on you.

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  49. This is such a gorgeous look -- I'll never be tired of that jacket, its so fabulous--your make-up is perfect. You look so edgy yet so sweet!

    Cheers,
    Jenny @vpv

    http://www.shopVPV.com

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  50. i just adore these shorts. seen them on a couple of bloggers now and they're super darling. wish i had them!

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  51. Love this look! The scallops are such a nice touch to an overall sense of edginess.

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  52. I love the contrast of the girly and the edgy in this outfit--a perfect mix! Adorable!

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  53. Wow...I found you via Chictopia. I love your style. Im a Jersey girl and love to mix things up. I had a baby 10 mos ago and havent gotten my waist back. lol But I hope to get back in the game soon. Until then I'll blog stalk you and drool. lol

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  54. oho miku, how i love you! she's so cute! how old is she? she's a pom, right? my pom is only 10 months old and so freakin hyper!

    you look so darn awesome! i need to try something similar and see if i can pull it off!

    looks like you wear a brace too, hope your wrist gets better!

    i can't do late nights anymore...i'm 28 and need my sleep, lol. i'd love to be up all night, it feels like sleep is a waste of time but hey, i'm human and need sleep unfortunately =/ womp womp

    your makeup is so beautiful!

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  55. love this look, it's effortless!

    love your hair!! who cuts it? do you dye it yourself?

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  56. love your outfit posts.
    i awarded you this at my blog.
    check it out
    http://www.messybuns.com/2011/01/i-got-me-award-f-ya.html

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  57. I adore this outfit! I'm in love with those shorts! It's so true that the feeling of doing things during the night is so much more appealing than during the daytime, almost like you're sneakily breaking a rule without anyone punishing you or something haha.

    http://wolfpackculture.blogspot.com/

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  58. Aw, your cute little hand-cast! Miku is the best. What a little star she is :)

    Stephanie @ The-Loudmouth.com
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  59. "An all night mission to have fun." Don't we all know that type of mission. And that mission is never complete without a devlish leather jacket. Regardless of how many times you wear it, it still rocks ;)
    xx ThePleat

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  60. Hi Keiko,
    I'm not sure if you read all of your comments, but I found your blog yesterday, or the day before from Bloglovin. I'm so glad I did because your blog is really awesome and wonderful! I love your style of makeup, you are super gorgeous, and your makeup always looks super clean and beautiful- not to mention gorgeous and clean cut pictures!

    Thanks for being an inspiration! You're one of my new favorite blogger and i'm so glad i've stumbled upon your blog! =)

    www.Beyoumakeupshop.com

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  61. I really like the scalloped hem on the shorts, it's different, and fresh. That jacket is great, and I see why you wear it a lot, it just goes with everything.
    My Heart Blogged

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  62. wow, you're gorgeous and your style is an amazing inspiration!

    p.s. since you love vintage, don't forget to join the cool vintage giveaway on my blog (60s silk scarf by daniel la foret-paris)
    http://meelusha.blogspot.com/2011/01/join-my-1st-giveaway.html

    xoxo,
    meelusha

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  63. Hehe I can't believe *you* said bastard. It's a shock, but cute. I hope your hand gets better soon and you can get back to sewing :(

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  64. If I try to pull an all nighter I generally feel dead below the neck after about five am and if I don't go to sleep after that my joints swell in retaliation for not allowing them to relax.

    Your dog is just so cute! (says this every time she sees the dog)

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  65. Loving your blog, I am a follower!!

    Would love you to enter my GIVEAWAY - a unique t-shirta and Mac Makeup:

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    xx

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  66. something about that last picture makes it look like you're up to no good. very cute! and can i just say that i am loving the scarves you've been wearing lately?

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  67. Hello Keiko,
    Do you know that you're followed from France?! ;) Anyway, I love your blog!
    And I love this lip color! Could you tell me if there is any dupe (in Makeupforever, Mac, Sephora, Bobby Brown, cause LMercier is not very distributed here. Thank you!

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  68. you are simply fabulous and an inspiration!
    following you! :-)

    Babi
    http://whenbabispeaks.blogspot.com

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  69. The scalloping on your shorts looks so pretty! :)

    I've pulled three all-nighters in my whole life. Two were sleepovers (no actual sleeping was done) and the other was to finish my IB maths portfolio.

    I don't know how you could love it, I end up feeling terrible!

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  70. Keiko, every lipstick/gloss/lip stain looks gorgeous on you!! It's awfully annoying. ;-) Hee, just kidding. You have beautiful lips and wear any/every color very well. :)

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  71. ♥ those scallops :)

    Every once in a while I'll watch tv all night (and messing with some craft project at the same time) and come three AM the sound of everything appears amplified, the air is crisp. By the time the birds start their sunrise cacophony (honestly, that 's not "singing" LOL) I usually head up to bed though :)

    Happy weekend!

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  72. Loving absolutely EVERYTHING you are wearing ^^ I am especially envious of your hair: so gorgeous!! (I always wanted to be a brunette) It always looks perfect!

    I'm not one for all-nighters but yours do sound like fun :D

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  73. keikoooo!!! :D Love this outfit, especially the jacket ;)

    gorgeous :) and the last picture is really beautiful!

    http://www.style1509.blogspot.com
    Live.Laugh.Love. - everyday.

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  74. Fabulous outfit! and btw i', crazy about your hair and make up! I might try it on my self =)

    ~M
    Classy and Fabulous

    P.S.
    Change url but same blog
    http://classnfab.wordpress.com

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  75. so cute! love how edgy the look is!
    xoxo
    http://www.around-the-hourglass.blogspot.com

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  76. love your shorts! reminds me of chloe! cool...

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  77. I love that jacket. I think it perfectly fine to wear something a lot if its easy or makes you look put together instanteously.

    I also love the scarf - my original intention for commenting

    http://paperround.blogspot.com

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  78. That jacket is so rad! :)

    (And I'll admit...I looove pulling all nighters too! It's like a little adventure all in itself).

    chloe ** http://flowerponychloe.blogspot.com

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  79. You look gorgeous. Love your hair and makeup.
    I pulled an almost-all nighter a couple of days ago. They're a bit of a struggle for me with me already horrible sleeping habits. You seem to survive well though :)

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  80. you're super gorgeous!:) unlike you, i've never been the type whose able to sacrifice sleep, i end up being super bitchy. haha glad you had a great night!

    xx
    heyrocketgirl

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  81. I admire your ability to pull an all-nighter! I use to do it all the time in undergrad, but now I can barely stay up until 1am on the weekends. My job has made me an old lady at the ripe old age of 26 ;)

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  82. you have perfect bangs keiko!! You look so pretty in those shorts.

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  83. The shorts are the most amazing item!

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  84. I love love love your shorts! Very pretty! I really like your blog by the way!

    http://thestudentfashionista.blogspot.com

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  85. Ooh those shorts are lovely! Your outfits always look so well put together <3

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  86. Just saw your Project ReStyle post on Elsie's blog, and followed you here! I love your blog, and your styling! All-nighters are my guilty pleasure too. The last semester of my graphic design program demanded quite a few of them, but they generated SO many fun memories :)

    Following you now! I'm looking forward to your posts!

    http://mollyandaustin.blogspot.com

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  87. I would love to get a good night sleep all the time. I have too many distractions though...

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  88. how can you look so pretty all the time, even staying up all night?

    also, i love the outfit. i will save it as an inspiration for when the winter comes to my part of the world again (i hope it takes a long time, because i love summer)

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