Friday, October 29, 2010

On the Run: Brooklyn

Last week we enjoyed 24 hours in NYC!  I got to hang out with good friends, get a massage at Bliss, and soak up the street fashion.  A big reason I started this blog is to make sure I don't slip into a deep depression up here in the wilderness and stop dressing myself.  I've seen some signs of that happening and I'm fighting it!  Step one: organize the closet... well, maybe later.

I'm posing with a Hans Van de Bovenkamp sculpture titled Undulation on Pratt's campus.  I loved being a student here and walking through the rotating sculpture garden that makes up the campus.  I'll have to hunt out sculpture gardens upstate.  I keep meaning to go to Storm King which is not so out of the way when I drive back to visit my parents, but somehow I never leave myself enough time.  Maybe it will be a trip for the Spring.

Dress: thrifted
Vest: Nine West circa 2000
Boots: Coach via Loehmann's

Thursday, October 28, 2010

On the Run: Niagra Falls

For Matt's fall break we took advantage of our proximity to a foreigh country.  That's right, Canada.  We drove up to Niagra Falls and then on to Toronto.  I LOVED Niagra Falls (aka the Falls).  We were only there for a day, but I enjoyed the cheesyness of the town, the delightful Italian dinner we ate, but most of all, the enormity of the Falls.  We took a tour behind the Falls where you could get up close and personal with the crashing murderous water.  It was impressive. 

Cardigan: via Loehmann's
Shirt: via Marshall's
Scarf: J. Crew Outlet
Jeans: via Marshall's
Boots: Frye circa 1995

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A moment in the sun

Today was a beautiful sunny day.  Naturally, I spent most of it cooped up inside an office.  I got out for a minute to soak up the sun, and just in time too, it may snow on Friday.  Fall's holding on for now, and I hope it keeps holding.

I highly recommend the Carriage House Cafe for brunch.  I walked by when they were hosting a private party one evening and it got me brainstorming party hostessing...

Sweater: UO
Tunic: UO
Belt: vintage my mom
Leggings: mine circa 1994
Boots: Frye circa 1995

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Bows and Stripes Forever

I found this little spot tucked away on Cornell's campus one day on an extended walk.  It's an odd combination of Japanese garden, institutional building, and old classical sculpture.  Somehow I imagine it to be at its best in the winter.  Luckily winter sticks around for a long time up here. 

Today I accessorized with orange lipstick.  Since there's no Sephora here, I can't just run out and pick up the latest Nars lipstick color I've been coveting (Red Square in case you're interested).  Instead, I spent $5 at CVS on the most obnoxiously orange shade I could find.  I'm also DYING for a bang trim, but my upcoming Halloween costume won't allow it.  I cut my own bangs due to an ill fated trim at a salon a year ago.  I figured nothing I could do would look as bad as that- and I was right.

Top: UO
Jeans: Aristocrat via Loehmann's
Flats: UO

Monday, October 25, 2010

Thrifty Monday

I meet the requirements for a thrift store shopper- no money and lots of time!  Since I know the basics of sewing I can alter things to make them work for me.  This blouse had shoulder pads that I removed, and I belted it to fix its boxy cut.  The wallet was 60 cents!  Joy.

I love this spot on Cornell's campus, very old school Ivy League... I mean, there's actual ivy.

Top: thrifted, reworked
Jeans: Aristocrat via Loehmann's
Booties: Seychelles via Gilt
Belt: F21
Wallet: thrifted

Thursday, October 21, 2010

It's Me!

I've been blogging for a few years now at Urban Scribble, which I kept anonymous, and never posted details of pictures of myself.  Now that I've graduated from art school and moved from Brooklyn to upstate New York while my husband takes over the role of student (we're just determined never to have 2 incomes) I've decided to pause my fear of murderous stalkers and start a personal style blog.  Now that I have oodles of free time, I'm rediscovering the concept of hobbies.  Sewing, photography and getting 8 hours of sleep are some things I'm exploring post graduate school.  Plus, there's so many great locations for photography here in Ithaca, and so many new spots for me to discover that I'm sure I'll keep myself entertained scouting out new photo locations.

Top: Free People via Marshall's
Jeans: H&M
Flats: Wanted via Daffy's
Bracelet: Lily, Brooklyn