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Puppy Love

April 5, 2011

Today is Finn‘s second birthday and while I realize that this has absolutely nothing to do with fashion, I just couldn’t help but pay a little tribute to my furry friend’s special day! Last year we celebrated with a puppy picnic on the Hudson Piers, but this year I think he will be much more content with a day trip to Old Black Point where my family rents a house during the month of July. I’ll be heading up there for the day on Sunday and am bringing little Finnie along for the car ride (a personal favorite of his) and a day of romping in the grass. Even though the trip isn’t exactly for Finn’s birthday, I figure he’ll be satisfied either way. And as for today?, well a nice long walk and some extra treats ought to do the trick.

Happy Birthday Finn!


Sunday Spontaneity

April 4, 2011

After a late night of dancing at LCD Soundsystem’s last show at Madison Square Garden the last thing I thought I would do on Sunday was get dressed and bop around the city, but when my friend Erin suggested a manicure and shopping in Soho I couldn’t turn her down. I’ve been pretty frustrated with my wardrobe lately and admit that my weekend outfits consisted of black jeans and ripped up t-shirts, but the weather was so beautiful Sunday afternoon that I decided it was time for something a little bit more feminine. This was the first day in awhile that I’ve been able to walk around the city without a heavy winter coat and scarf, so I took full advantage and wore a flowy skirt and one of my favorite blazers that I’ve had since I was fourteen years old. Talk about money well spent. And while I probably didn’t need to wear tights, I’m really glad I did because not only is my skin transparent like Casper the Friendly Ghost’s, but there was a fair amount of wind that day and with one big gust…well, you can imagine the rest…

{ J.Crew blazer, Lucky Brand shirt, Anthropologie belt, thrifted skirt, HUE tights, Dr. Marten’s boots, Karen Walker sunglasses (last seen here), Louis Vuitton bag }


April 1, 2011

Ok, it’s supposed to snow today in New York which is PREPOSTEROUS because this time last year I was on my roof working on my tan. Not ok Weather Man. Not. ok. If I don’t see a glimpse of spring in the next week or so I’m going to have a climate breakdown. I don’t know what that looks like, but it doesn’t sound pretty. Until then, I’ll just have to find solace in the photos I’ve been gathering/taking as my springspiration.

first photo by runway hippie. the rest via here & here


March 31, 2011

If you couldn’t already tell, I’m kind of obsessed with leather jackets. I love how they immediately transform any outfit into something rough and edgy. For example, I wore this raspberry red vintage inspired dress for a lunch meeting yesterday but really wasn’t feeling its ladies of the canyon aesthetic. So, to turn the look into something a little more urban chic, I put on my cropped leather jacket and zipped it up so my dress looked more like a high-waisted skirt. Since it’s still chilly outside, I could get away with almost never having to take my jacket off, but come spring and summer that’s going to be a big no no, so better bask in my leathers while I can, right?  As much as I’m ready for warmer weather, I’ll miss being able to layer and wear jackets on a regular basis. What can I say, I’m an Autumn girl at heart.

{ thrifted leather jacket, H&M dress, HUE tights, Zara boots (last seen here), Angel Jackson bag (last seen here), vintage jewelry }

Pink Dusk

March 30, 2011

In the spring and summertime I love making and wearing headbands made up of flowers, feathers and hippie inspired ribbons. While I’d love to wear them year round, it just doesn’t seem right to wear flowers on my head when there’s snow on the ground. This past weekend however was delightfully sunny and even though there was still a crisp breeze I decided it was time to wear my first floral headband of the season. So, I put on one of my more romantically inspired outfits and topped the whole look off with a bouquet of pale pink balloons before taking a stroll through Tompkins Square Park. I can’t wait to wear looks like this without tights and a coat. Could spring come any slower?

{ H&M sweater, Anthropologie slip, Free People jacket (last seen here), Urban Outfitters bag, necklace from Spain, vintage earrings, DIY necklace (see here) }

Mad (Wo)Men

March 29, 2011

I’ve recently gotten into the TV series Mad Men (I know, I’m extremely late to the game) and have to say that I think I love the costumes equally as much as I love the actual show. The cinched waists, modest hemlines, colorful dresses, bold lips, and immaculate hairstyles just have me itching for a day of warm sunshine that allows me to wear my modern day version of Betty Draper or Joan Holloway. Spring time beckons for playful polka dots, picnic ginghams and lightweight sweaters, all of which are seen quite frequently on my latest television obsession. Although a tad on the preppier side, I can easily imagine myself wearing each piece in this post a number of different ways in a number of different styles. Sure, that full-circle Miu Miu swing skirt (#2) paired with an oxford and lace-up tennies is perfect for a conservative day at the country club with the relatives, but becomes immediately urban chic when worn with a cropped sweater, cat eye sunglasses and pair of espadrilles (much more my style). I’ve said it once and I’ll say it again, you can never go wrong with the classics, and the ladies of Mad Men have got the classically feminine look down to a T.

  1. Topshop Chiffon Midi Dress – $80
  2. Miu Miu Polka-dot Cotton Poplin Skirt – $640
  3. Boy by Band of Outsiders Striped Mesh Polo – $495
  4. Asos Leather Weave Bag – $53.79
  5. Marina Ribbed Sweater – $57
  6. Forever21 Sunglasses – $5.80
  7. Anthropologie Emerald Isle Wedge – $178
  8. La Mer Simple Wrap Watch – $84
  9. Rebecca Taylor Pin Dot Skirt – $350
  10. Pret-a-Surf Gingham Boy Shorts – $175
  11. Essie Nail Polish in Mint Candy Apple – $8
  12. Modcloth Heads Down Umbrella Up – $38

Hiding in Shadows

March 28, 2011

I thought I’d try something different and do a series of photos in black and white, particularly because my outfit was made up of shadowy blacks and greys. I’ve been pretty much living in black tights, short skirts and cozy sweaters for the past couple of weeks and decided it was time to change it up and wear something undeniably comfortable and well, a tad boyish. There was definitely a point in my life when all I ever wore was ripped up jeans and vintage t-shirts, but as I’ve gotten “older” I’ve been drawn to slightly more sophisticated outfits. But sometimes a Saturday afternoon calls for laid-back, comfy attire and that is exactly what this outfit was for me… minus the heels, but I had to add a little femininity to the look, right?

{ Mango leather jacket, H&M hoodie, Alternative Apparel t-shirt (last seen here), Target belt, Current Elliot jeans, Gap boots (last seen here), American Apparel hat }

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