Next Charlie and I moved to the East Village. We loved our morning walks when it was completely silent except for a random late night partier wandering home. He befriended every superintendent who hung out in front of their building, I feel watching out for me as the sun came up. This is where Charlie became very comfortable sleeping on my bed to avoid the mice running around the floor.
I hope you all enjoyed a lovely long, if chilly, weekend! Since I was feeling a little under the weather on Saturday night, we pushed our date night until Sunday. Unfortunately, on Sunday the weather dropped to absolutely arctic temperatures. I still wanted to look flirty and girly, so I doubled up on top layers, turned up the shearling collar under my thick wool coat and hustled through the crisp wind. Minus the flaming red nose upon our arrival at the restaurant, I think this outfit worked perfectly.
Hello and Happy Monday! It is very rare that I pull myself together for a Monday post, but surprise, surprise here I am. I attended my second hot yoga class of the year last night, and although I am incredibly sore I feel surprisingly calm and relaxed for the start of the week. I’m not at all a “zen” following person, but I’m starting to believe there could be truth in the yoga rumors. Adding to the good vibes this morning was a fun and productive weekend filled with organizing, furniture rearranging, a walk on the High Line due to unseasonably warm weather, and one of my favorite outfits of the winter featuring polka dots, velvet, chambray, and big jewels.
For people working in the fashion industry however, stress levels are likely rising rapidly. This week begins the trade show circuit in New York, and we are just a few weeks away from New York Fashion Week. Style.com created a compilation of what they expect to see at the shows and on the award show red carpets. It’s a fun recap of the pre-fall shows, and a look forward at what to expect when the city steps it up in just a few short weeks.
Have a wonderful day and let’s start this week off with a bang!
This weekend my parents were in town for a four day weekend. It was fantastic to have an extra long visit so I didn’t attempt to cram every possible activity into two days. The visit was full of eating, shopping, wandering, and bundling up against the newly dropping temperatures.
One of my favorite trends this year is faux fur. While definitely not a new trend, seeing it in stores only reinforced my minor obsession. I now have three faux pieces, here, here and above. I love the cozy clash with ultra glamorous, without the heeby jeeby inducing feelings of the real deal.
Yesterday as I was waiting at the bus stop on a very brisk street in Brooklyn I realized: it is cold. Shocker I know, since it is the first day of December, but every year the first cold snap of air sneaks up on you only to smack you in the face when you least expect it (and when you are less than prepared with your cute, but not entirely wind proof, coat.)
There are certain things that will always pop into my head when making decisions. For instance before bed I can hear my mom telling me not to go to bed with a sink full of dishes. When embarking on a road trip, I can hear my dad tell me to include sensible shoes, water, flashlight, and a warm coat in the trunk. You know, in case you break down in the mountains and have to hike to the nearest gas station. Finally, when making a large purchase, I can hear a number of people telling me to choose a neutral. My grandmother used to constantly reiterate that if you get a crazy pattern, you can only wear it around the same people one time. I never really agreed with this argument, yet I still have predominately black and grey coats.
I am not a huge fan of black and grey as dominant colors, in fact I like to avoid wearing them at least a few days a week. However, my black coat is fairly new, has a fun shape, and key point, incredibly warm. So my new tactic is to down play a dullish color by framing it in eye popping accessories accented with bold colors and plenty of glitz. Here’s to keeping away the winter doldrums…
(P.S I didn’t intend to do this, but it seems Juicy Couture dominates the sparkly winter accessories category!)