still waiting for spring to truly arrive, there’s still quite a chill in the air. hoping it warms up soon. in the mean time-a look back.
past outfits: pink slip, orange groves, under the boardwalk, spring embraces, red keds, the classic trio, duck duck goose, tribal, embracing the rain
i have been rocking this coat all winter like it’s my job. it’s so heavy and warm. i lurve it, i really do. i scored this one at a church thrift store in new hampshire last winter after a snowboarding trip. i’ve only spotted two people with the same coat. a random woman in caroll gardens and ashley of fancy fine. my poor other coats are so jealous, they really aren’t getting any play. i need to seriously give this one a rest but it’s either this or my snowboarding jacket because i just can’t sacrifice being cold. this coat was 20 bucks well spent.
after storm nemo josh and i took a walk in prospect park. it’s been so cold but we’ve had very little snow. i have to admit it took a lot for me to leave the comforts of my warm and cozy . . .
Continue reading A Bit Wintry
so i randomly walked into a new thrift shop on fifth avenue in park slope and scored this tweed coat for five bucks. there were some gross tissues in the pocket and car keys, i took this coat straight to the dry cleaners the same day. it still has an old lady smell that i hope will go away after being aired out in this brutally cold weather. i got this sweater for myself for valentine’s day last winter and whaddayaknow…here i am about to be a mama bear. i love pocketless pants, you may remember how crazy i was about my brown pants that eventually split. well i now have them in black and in navy. they were thirteen bucks at h&m and i must confess, i also got a navy and black pair for when i go back to . . .
Continue reading Mama Bear…Baby Bear
my tailor was one of the first people that i told, that i was trying to have a baby. back in july when i got this dress tailored, i made sure to make sure he gave me some wiggle room because i knew i’d be wearing it for a november wedding. surprisingly, i found out i was pregnant the day of the wedding. so there was no drinking for me. i didn’t know it then, but i was eight weeks. in these photos i’m seventeen weeks. all told, i think he did a great job. what was really special about this wedding was that the bride is a childhood friend. i’ve known her longer than any of the other people who’s weddings i attended. she had a brooklyn celebration, a ceremony in mexico (that we couldn’t swing), and berkeley celebration. we were so excited for the brooklyn . . .
Continue reading Wedding Guest Outfit Series…VII
on our last day in atlanta, we took a stroll around martin luther king’s neighborhood. the first time we visited, years ago, we toured his home, this time we just took in the architecture of this historic district. it was so amazing to walk around and spend some time where the young mlk spent his childhood.
outfit details: dress vintage albert nipon, shoes vintage ferragamo, earrings handmade in bklyn
on a very sad note, my heart goes out to all those affected by the newton school tragedy.
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Continue reading On Solid Ground
i’d like to think that i was doing pretty okay with the whole clean look. just didn’t last that long. i’m too much of a scatter brain to be consistent with what i wear, but i do like to think that what i wear is me. it took forever, but i finally took this skirt to get tailored and couldn’t resist wearing the whole shebang. way back i wore the blouse and i have to admit the whole thing is pretty crazy. i think i’ll tone the skirt down with a white blouse or tank in the spring. i was a secretary for a real estate company during the first two summers of high school. i dressed nothing like this. i would grab whatever i could find and drag myself to work. many of the agents just checked their messages and the broker just needed someone to answer . . .
Continue reading Quirky Secretary…
these pants reminded me so much of the ones i saw on the madewell site and while on a trip to target in which i intend to just have a “look,” at the clothing section. i ended up coming home with these. i’m getting much better at not being and impulse buyer. i really thought this one through, it was much more affordable than the pair i originally wanted. i wore this outfit to work and then again during our trip to atlanta for thanksgiving. yes, these pics are not in nyc, neither was the last outfit post. we were in atl for thanksgiving. all the leaves were peaking and the weather was perfect. i had so much fun hanging out with my old college friend who lives down there and of course josh’s 92 year old granny. nothing like a southern thanksgiving. the pecan pie . . .
Continue reading Dotted
this little dress was given to me by a friend who couldn’t bring herself to donate it to the goodwill. this dress reminds of me my primary school days, i wore a uniform from first to twelfth grade. i wore a jumper dress, which was similar to this one, but plaid and not as tailored. although i received a very traditional education. i was lucky enough to grow up in a home with a father who was very political and without hesitation would tell us the truth about the history of our country. nine years ago, when i got my certification to teach in nyc, i taught middle school humanities, the program directors gave each teacher a copy of the book, lies my teacher told me by james loewen. here’s an excerpt from the book: “…the teaching of history, more than any discipline, is dominated by textbooks, the . . .
Continue reading Lies My Teacher Told Me…
my hats fit me differently now that i have short hair. i wasn’t so sure how this one was going to pan out, but i really like it, more so than with shoulder length hair. last autumn when i taught high school english literature, i wore this skirt regularly. socks and wedges look much better than tights and wedges, but it’s a bit too cold for that. i wore these wedges a ton last fall too because it gave me the height and i could be on my feet all day with these. by the way, thanks for the advice about being coffee free. i sometimes have a little bit of green and peppermint tea mixed with more peppermint then green. just a tiny pick me up as i’ve been sleeping so much since quitting coffee. it’s been pretty good. i don’t feel like i’m existing . . .
Continue reading Autumn Botanical
i quit coffee. i was addicted and needed to stop, so i quit cold turkey. gosh! it’s incredibly tough, i feel horrible most days. super tired, irritable, headaches and dry mouth. i know in the long run it’ll be better, but it’s been seven days and i have yet to recuperate from years of drinking coffee daily. notice how i can barely keep my eyes open in the third photo. i’ve been so sluggish and dragging my body around, every day gets better though. i think i’ve gone through the worst parts of withdrawal. so on to the outfit. if i wear short shorts they must be loose. that’s my little personal rule about shorts. i quickly threw this outfit together to have a late brunch with josh. it was inspired by this lady’soutfit. i realized i hadn’t worn my polka dot tights yet, so i wanted to . . .
Continue reading Caffeine Free