This is a city for not sleeping; the clocks are set by feel.

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.

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  1. 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

  2. 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!!!

  3. Wow, Keiko, you look so beautiful with your hair down! You look beautiful with it up, too, of course ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  4. 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.

  5. 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 ๐Ÿ™‚ It's almost 11 and I'm falling asleep at the computer!

  6. I totally get ya on the silly/crazy sleep habits. If not for insomnia I wouldn't have silly rambling blogs to post! ๐Ÿ™‚

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

  7. 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?

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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!