Saturday, 5 July 2014

DUMBO murals

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Jeans: GAP, Blouse: Zara (old, similar here), Sunglasses: Topshop, Sandals: Topshop

There's been a lot of football watching, bar hopping, and lazy weekends around here lately, not exactly pretty dress occasions, so in one of those crazy 50% off GAP sales I took a chance on some boyfriend jeans. I'm only about 2 years too late to the party! I'm still not 100% sure about them and I will only wear them with heels, but they're ridiculously comfy, and very football/ sports bar friendly.

These were taken in DUMBO before watching a game (I forget which..) under the bridge. These murals by the station are pretty awesome right?!

Tuesday, 24 June 2014

Jazz age lawn party

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Every summer since living in NY I've heard about the Jazz Age Lawn Party, and this year it finally fell on a free weekend! The event is a 1920's "jazz age" style garden party on Governor's Island (go by boat), everyone gets 100% into the spirit wearing vintage clothing, selling vintage pieces, and the whole event is topped off with dance performances to the sounds of a live band. It truly felt like a step back in time, and was definitely one of those memorable New York experiences.

We took a picnic and enjoyed many of the complimentary themed cocktails! Luckily I already had this vintage dress that fit the style, and I scoured thrift and vintage stores across the city to find the perfect T-bar shoes, beaded bag, and jewelry. One of the most fun things was experimenting with 1920's style make-up (with some help from YouTube tutorials!)

This was hands down one of the best, most unique days I've had since living here. They will be hosting another one in August and I'm already planning my next outfit! I think a hat is in order!

More photos after the jump

Wednesday, 4 June 2014

Spots and stripes

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Blouse: Marc by Marc Jacobs (via Gilt), Skirt: J.Crew, Bag: Kate Spade, Sandals: Topshop (similar), Sunglasses: Topshop (similar)

My love for pleated skirts was reignited when I saw this striped one in the J.Crew sale! I'm not typically one for mixing prints, but I do consider most stripes to be practically neutral, so I matched it up with this polka dot blouse for a weekend trip to the Cloisters!

Notice something different about these photos? Look, no hat! Actually, once summer comes around I wear hats much less- my hair can't handle the NY humidity, add 'hat hair 'to the matter and it really escalates the problem! It's funny because I do feel like outfits are incomplete without a hat, but my favorite mirrored sunglasses do make things more fun! I'm thinking of getting some more in a different color, perhaps pink, or blue?

Saturday, 31 May 2014

Things I love about NYC #7

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Even after 2+ years living in NYC and there are still so many obvious places that I've never been, mostly places that I hear so much about that I have bookmarked for future dates. Faced with a 3 day weekend, I wanted to do something different, away from Manhattan and all the noise, so on Sunday we took the subway out to Brooklyn Botanic Gardens (aka, the location of my last post!). Although we missed the cherry blossom season, it was still such a great escape from the city and a chance to take some colorful photos! To be honest, I can't tell my petunias from my peonies, but I did manage to snap these photos of my favorites (loved the daisies)! The gardens were actually a lot bigger than I expected, and had some indoor plants too (my favorite was the desert room-- lots of funky cactuses!) so you can easily spend hours wandering the greenery, enjoying all the incredible scents, and (if you're anything like me) devouring an ice-cream while you're at it! We made a full day of it and spent the rest of the afternoon catching some rays in nearby in Prospect Park. I'd definitely call that a Sunday well-spent and a great way to mark the start of summer!

PS- Lots more flowery photos after the jump!
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