If you’re a woman, and I’ll wager especially in a city, you’ll relate to this video on what it’s like to be a woman walking alone at night. (Somehow I haven’t developed any of these automatic defense mechanisms, and I wonder if that will change when I get older…)
Shirt – Target; Skirt – Target; Headband – street vendor; Clock Necklace – H&M; Ring – hand me down; Watch – Fossil; Skinny Belt – borrowed; Sandals – Claire’s.
Who knew taking outfit photos could be so much … effort? But hey, it only took me until mid-July (a whole two months after my finals ended) for me to figure out how to take outfit pictures without a tripod (it’s on my wishlist). Now if only I could make myself take them in the morning — every photographer knows natural light is your best friend. And hey, check out that exposed brick. Who said the Bronx couldn’t be classy? You pay big bucks for that in Chelsea.
This outfit kind of came to me last night. It’s been nothing short of sweltering here in New York, so I’ve been thinking of ways to re-work my few skirts for work, because you can only wear a dress so many times, especially when avoiding layers. I bought both the skirt and anchor headband last summer, but I don’t get much wear out of either.
Then I had the, may I say, brilliant idea to wear my skirt closer to my natural waist (as opposed to my hips) and belt it (skinny belts really do work wonders). I wanted to wear a simple top, because I’d just feel wearing a printed shirt and my headband together. I went for silver accessories to match my belt and sandals — a watch, a cocktail ring, the necklace I bought with Elle. I like to think it has a subtle nautical vibe, with the anchors and bright white.For a Monday, today was a pretty good one. I went to the Lovelyish office for a few hours, then I met an old friend from high school for coffee iced tea. I hadn’t seen him since he graduated, four years ago, so it was pretty awesome to catch up. Then I made the trip back home, and went a bit crazy on my layout (ok, not too crazy, but I’m really indecisive!). I also updated my blogroll yesterday, so check some of them out and do a bit exploring. Oh, and I went grocery shopping, which I always find relaxing, and Tropicana orange juice was on sale. That’s nothing short of great.
Hope you all had a lovely day as well!
P.S. We will not be discussing what happened … yesterday … but if you want a snippet of my depressed thoughts, you can read this article I was quoted in. That’s right, I was emotional enough in Times Square yesterday that I got interviewed. Softens the blow a bit.
P.P.S. Happy, happy birthday to my friend Juliane!