Vintage Pleated Midi

what with nursery school fees, mortgage payments and on and on. i’ve learned to be a bit more financially savvy with my clothing budget. don’t get me wrong there’s still room for improvement, but i think i’m better. i use to tell myself that i couldn’t remix outfits, but now i have to, so i’ve forced myself to learn. rebecca of a clothes horse is very clever with her remixes and i admire how she can get so many looks out of a single dress. with that said, this was a vintage secretary outfit. it has a matching blouse that was way too big. the skirt,  i decided to keep and the top i traded in to beacon’s closet, where i originally got it. the two piece with the high collar felt dated and a white top gave it a crisp modern feel. oh and this is my brand . . .

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Vintage Stripes

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it’s been quite a while, but i have a vintage addiction that i just can’t shake. i had this two piece dress and top in my etsy cart for weeks and then just like that it disappeared. i was bugging out trying to figure out what happen. it didn’t indicate that the dress was sold, i couldn’t even track down the shop. thankfully they reinstated their shop and this dress was back in my cart and i immediately committed to actually buying it. this was my mother’s day getup. i had my hair in crochet braids and took them out that morning, i didn’t have time to get a fancy hair style, let alone wash my hair before we went out. but hey such is life, we had a great time at brooklyn bridge park. we road a total of 10 miles and i swear my daughter is . . .

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Autumn Uniform…

 

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today was an incredibly cold and rain day in brooklyn. today was the first day that i could not bare to spend even a minute outdoors. i ran to work and ran home. i even waited for the local train, which would take longer, but i’d have a shorter walk home. so since it’s still technically autumn, i thought i’d quickly share my favorite autumn getup. i found that vintage top on a beach trip i took this past summer. i’ve really been into boxy 80′s tops these days. i still love a nice clean pair of pocketless pants. i got these pants when my daughter was just a few weeks old and i was shopping with her and couldn’t try them on, i figured i’d go one size up since i had some lbs to lose, but should have gone up two . . .

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33rd Birthday

           as you can see from the infrequency of my posts, i certainly have my hands full. last thursday, as i begrudgingly headed to work on my birthday, i came across these blooming trees. i decided i was ready to be back here in this space, as a gift to myself. a tad wrinkled and a bit linty, but hey… such is life. my skin is quite dry after such a long, harsh, cold winter and i may just get a facial. the last time i got one was for my wedding. with how busy it’s been the past ten months so many things went by the wayside and taking care of my skin was one of them. believe it or not my hair is three times this length. i got it trimmed for my birthday and while i never blow it . . .

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Spring is just around the corner…

 

      so i dug deep down into the archives and found these never before posted outfit photos. i was on the fence about this dress because of the midi length, so i threw on some heels, and i’m not a big heels person, especially if it’s just for a casual afternoon out… hence my veiny feet. i’m going to rock this floral impressionist dress this spring with some flats and a tote or backpack. spring is within arm’s reach people, the days are already noticeably longer. i’ve been coming up with spring outfits in my head while riding the subway to work, sure can’t wait to shed some layers. have you been thinking about spring outfits that you can’t wait to wear?

outfit details: dress vintage, purse vintage, shoes marais

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My Sweetest Gift…

 

yes, it’s cheesy, but she sure is. hope you all had a wonderful holiday. we split our time between my parents place here in nyc with my sisters and all the littles…then we flew down to atl on christmas day to spend time with my in-laws. we our peacefully winding down the holiday season and prepping for a brand new year. a year end ritual of mine is to deep clean and declutter so off i go. much love.

ps this vintage polka dot dress made an appearance on the blog over three years ago.

36 weeks cooked…

on memorial day, josh and i biked down to coney island from our place. it was rougly seven and a half miles. no small feat with  a five pound baby in my tummy. we stopped for delicious pizza, you know the ones by the slice with the crispy bottom and the crust that’s soft with tiny bits of crisp. as a native new yorker there are two things i’m particular about, my pizza and my bagels. anyway we finally made it to the boardwalk and had some funnel cake. yea, i’m definitely indulging these days. for the majority of my pregnancy i’ve been eating, how i usually eat which is fairly healthy. i make smoothies for breakfast, eat kale salad or homemade soup for lunch. i only eat free range chickens and grass fed beef. now that i’m at the end with just a couple weeks to go, . . .

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35 weeks cooked

sunny days are still few and far between around these parts, so when we woke up to blue skies, and got word that the bluebells were in full bloom, we high tailed it back to the the botanic gardens. my friend gave me this vintage dress last year for helping her decorate her apartment. she had it sitting in her closet for a while and figured it was time for it to go since she never wore it. it was too big and i never got around to tailoring it, good thing i didn’t. i’ve been focusing most of my thoughts and energy on the little life growing inside of me. sending him or her my good intentions, playing my favorite songs and surrounding us around positive people. all ready i’m inspired by my little one. this wee one has pushed us to cleanse and declutter and make . . .

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spring inspired outfits…a restrospective

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

A Bit Wintry

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 . . .

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