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Early Bird

If you follow my IG story and Snap(about to give one up soon. That’s a part time job) I get the whole staying up to date thing, but unless you have interns and assistants following you around it becomes too much. Sorry.

Anywho what I was a about to say is if you watch my Ig stories and snaps you would see that I get up each day between 4:30-5:30am. Depending if I have a styling gig I’ll wake up earlier to have time to myself before my commute or time for the gym.

I’ve grown to like it because 1) I don’t like staying up late. I’m an adult who has things to do so if I don’t have to be up I’m asleep. Period.

2) I get so much done. I mean serious shit especially when I’m in overdrive.

3โœจ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ƒ๐Ÿพ(My favorite one) *drum roll* I have quality time to myself everyday to reflect and enjoy the stillness that still remains before honks and cars go mad. Somedays I do tea, some days I read and other days I lay awake talking to God and or brainstorming. It really comes down to manipulating the hours to work for me and me feeling like I’ve had more hours than you and everyone else lol.

Now this isn’t always easy, but I try my hardest to get to bed before it’s too late. The goal during the week is between 9:00pm-9:30pm. So instead of me staying up till 1am I go to sleep earlier and wake up ย early to get that time in. I just can’t function ย and remain upbeat without 6 plus hours of ย sleep. Plus I have natural eye bags when I smile so I’m not looking for an extension. Yah, no.

Can I get a witness? Are you an early bird or night owl?


Let me also add that I look forward to work everyday. EVERDAY! ย I wake up in excitement even when I’m beat because I love what I do. When I was at my last 9-5 I literally rolled out of bed and dragged into work. Now I’m practically skipping to work like “what’s up?! What we doing today?! What am I learning?”. And yes I work way harder as an Assistant stylist/ Stylist than I did sitting at a desk twirling my dreadlocks. Ugh the memories.2016_10_31_400


Was inspired by the whole lingerie over your outerwear thingy so I wore my boosty la la over my denim shirt.


I guess I should addressย this fit huh?

Outfit: vintage Coat

Walmart denim shirt

H&M Pants

kate Spade shoes

vintage velvet bustier

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  1. I am a night owl. It’s been a habit from childhood. I tend to get most of the work for my blog late at night.

    Also my sleep schedule is split in two. I can only take 4 hours of sleep at a time so 1 in the afternoon and one after crunch time (9-12+ work buzz).

    In an issue of Success magazine, I found that sleep doesn’t need to be 8 consecutive hours in order to be considered healthy.

    • vanavain says

      Gene, that’s so great that you have a system. I think it’s so important that it works for you and you still get things done.I have read that most creatives and entrepreneurs are night owls. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿพ๐Ÿ’ช๐Ÿพ

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