Tuesday, June 28, 2011

PA BK Wedding

Last weekend we traveled to PA to celebrate the nuptials of our old neighbors from Brooklyn.  The bride matched her blue dress to her tattoos.  I matched my dress to my budget.

I decided not to fight the elements for once and went with a curly hairdo.  It wasn't a full let go of the styling time requirements that rule my life since it involved about 40 bobby pins and half a can of hairspray, but it was a baby step toward being comfortable in my natural state of curl.

Dress: H&M
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Earrings: H&M
Cuff: ASOS
Clutch: Nicole Miller

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

I'm back!

I'm back in more ways than one.  I've been away from this blog (but keeping up my more anonymous design blog) since New Year's Day.  Keeping up a personal style blog is a big commitment!  I also found that the obligation was taking away from the authenticity of my posts.  ALSO, now I have a regular job and I'm back living in NYC.  I'm going to take a more relaxed approach and redefine this little project I started when I needed to find new ways to engage.  Change is good.

Necklace: Neiman Marcus Last Call
Bracelet: Anthropologie
Top: Loehmann's
Pants: H&M Mens
Flats: Urban Outfitters

If you find yourself in NYC and you don't have time to wait on line to see the McQueen exhibit at the Met, check out the Richard Serra drawing exhibit.  Art is good for the soul.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Hello, 2011!

Matt & I went out to a dinner party and then out for a quick drink with friends.  The drink was quick since Ithaca does not really acknowledge a holiday based around a late night of cocktails and all the bars stuck to their usual 1 am closing times.  That aside it was a perfect low key festive evening followed by a perfect low key sloth like day of eating, napping and football.

I had a quick twirl in the backyard before we headed out to celebrate.  I was going to take advantage of my close proximity to an H&M while I was home to find something sparkly for New Year's Eve.  Instead, I decided to take advantage of proximity to boxes and boxes of old clothes in my parent's basement and ended up plucking this red sparkly top (last worn NYE '03) from fashion obscurity and paired it with some more newly acquired duds.

Shrug- ooooold, from Loehmann's
Shirt- I.N.C. circa '03
Skirt: BCBG
Tights: Betsey Johnson via Marshall's
Booties: Seychelles via Gilt
Earrings: Simply Vera
Ring: MoMA

Today we had a leisurely stroll out to a giant waterfall.  I was looking forward to seeing how it transforms from season to season.  This is the first time we've seen it partially frozen.  It looks like I'm pretty bundled up in this photo, but as usual, I was under dressed, so we hiked briskly.  This outfit is mostly care of the Army Navy store, but the vest is a hand-me-down from Dad.  He got it on our 1983 trip to Maine.  A stop at the L.L. Bean Outlet is mandatory on any Maine vacation.

Hope you had a festive and relaxing start to the New Year!