alas, a film post…my sister and niece love thrillers and my interest in them have peaked in the last few years. this week we went to nite hawk, i feasted on soft serve ice cream and josh had some beers this film is a dark one folks. the plot, cinematography and costumers are superb. if you are into thrillers i’d recommend checking this one out.
After India’s (Wasikowska’s) father dies in an auto accident, her Uncle Charlie (Goode), who she never knew existed, comes to live with her and her emotionally unstable mother Evelyn (Kidman). Soon after his arrival, she comes to suspect this mysterious, charming man has ulterior motives, but instead of feeling outrage or horror, this friendless girl becomes increasingly infatuated with him.
images via 1, 2, 3 synopsis via
i just spent some time trolling through the archives of andrea benson’s gallery. i’m enamored by her work.
more and more i’m realizing how powerful the universe is. i had a particularly tough day yesterday and a few hours later i get an email from an old friend with circa 2006 in the subject. whatever i was concerned about doesn’t really matter, but this moment sure does. i’m so grateful our friend captured it.
so i wanted to see if i could pull off a crop top preggers and all, and i happen to come across one at beacon’s last week. i wore this last saturday for my friend’s 30th bday and then again on sunday for my friend’s fried chicken and mac n cheese brunch. there was some raw kale salad and fruit to balance things out. back to back festivities wear me out these days, hence the sleepy eyes, but i couldn’t resist surprising my friend and errm free range pastured fried chicken–definitely worth dragging myself out for that. i have a few trips lined up that i’m really excited about. i’m headed to texas, yes texas! i’ve never been, but that will change come thursday, josh’s film krs one: brooklyn to the bronx is in the sxsw festival. i can’t wait to get down south for warmer weather and yummy barbecue. then next weekend i’m headed to st.louis for more bbq and to visit my dear friend abbie.
outfit details: jacket h&m (old-old), crop top thrifted, dress old navy, boots nine west
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 couch and go out into the cold, but it was well worth it. there were a ton of people out sledding with their kids. we even saw one man put his kid in a large plastic tupperware bin and slid him down a small hill. the kid was pretty small and it looked a little dangerous but the kid was loving it and had a blast. we saw a couple of kids with lunch trays too and they really picked up a lot of speed. they were many a fancy tobaggans, but the ones where people found random items in their homes to use as sleds really caught my eye. my wee little one will be too young for sledding next year, but i’m sure seeing and touching the snow will be so stimulating. after our walk we ended up going to the greenlight bookstore and picked up some books. i’m reading ina may gaskin’s guide to childbirth and he’s reading healthy sleep habits happy child and also the sisters brothers.
hey, look what we found! the biggest snow man ever. i can only imagine how huge it must look to that little boy.
outfit details: coat vintage, sweater vintage, denim blouse f21, shorts f21, boots j.crew, hat h&m (a while back)
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 my regular size again.
21 weeeks cooked
so that means i have about nineteen to twenty one weeks to figure out how to be a mama bear. i provide therapy for very young children now and have been around children all my life. i’m sure this will help, but i’ve been thinking a lot about the kind of parent i want to be. finding the balance between being loving and nurturing without being overbearing. i tend to have high expectations for the people in my life and sometimes my eldest niece and my friends are nervous to tell me things because they are afraid i’ll be disappointed. i really want to change this, not sure how, but i’ve been meditating on it. i hope to build an open, safe and trusting relationship with this little one. although this is something that women have been doing forever, it’s still pretty surreal to me that as i go about my day, working, walking through the park, spending time with josh and friends that there’s this little life growing inside of me. it’s incredible.
outfit details: hat second hand, scarf gift from my mom, coat vintage, sweater vintage, pants h&m, boots boutique 9
so we have been cooking up a storm around these parts. we finally used our strand book store gift cards from our wedding. i know our wedding was a year and a half ago, good thing it didn’t expire. i’m glad we waited because we bought the best cookbooks. so far we’ve made eggplant tahini to bring to our friend’s birthday dinner and we had our friends over for cod cakes in tomato sauce, pictured above. i first discovered these cookbooks at my m.i.l’s place and then over new years at our friends farm, one of our friend’s cooked an amazing dinner using this cookbook. as you can see the cookbook is beautiful and trust me the recipes are delicious. the book plenty has all vegetarian dishes and while i’m no longer a strict vegetarian we do eat vegetarian meals a couple times a week and could definitely step up our game.
p.s. we hosted the super bowl again this year for a crowd of twenty five, and made three different kinds of chili black bean-sweet potato-quinoa chili, beef and lamb chili adapted from cooks illustrated, and texas chili for dessert we served up some meyer lemon bars. our friends also brought some delicious sweets like homemade bundt almond cake and goods from her bakery.
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 celebration because it was fifteen minutes from our place. what was really fun too, was that my parents, sister, brother-in-law and nephew were all there.
we took these photos at the brooklyn museum, which is a short bike ride from our place. it was way too cold to take outdoor photos. i can’t believe i wore this dress on a snowy day.
seventeen weeks cooked!
with my folks
with my dad, sister and nephew
bride and groom with my brother in law and the fam
outfit details: dress yo vintage, shoes marais usa, earrings 1. etsy, 2. anthro, bracelet beacon’s
p.s. wedding guest outfit series: i, ii-iv, v, vi
come june, josh and i are expecting a wee little one. we are both thrilled and overwhelmed at the idea that we are going to be parents. thankfully, i have been coasting along quite nicely through this pregnancy. we got our first ultrasound and thought we were around twelve weeks cooked and found out that we were sixteen weeks. it makes me feel like i skipped a month. i haven’t had any morning sickness and i’m so very grateful. oh yea, and i can’t take credit for quitting coffee, it was this little bean of mine that wasn’t so into it. back in november when i was super tired it was a combination of quitting coffee and also being a couple weeks prego. we’ve decided that we both want to be surprised so we won’t find out the gender. june is such a special month for us, it will mark two years of marriage and eight years together. i would love if he or she came into the world on the summer soltice. i guess we’ll have wait and see. styling this bump will be quite the task, but i’m up for it.