Truffula Trees Are What Everyone Needs

Top – Target; Watch – street vendor; Skirt – thrifted; Heels – Payless.

Let me reintroduce you all to my closet door. Until I buy a tripod here in New York, it’s the best I can do for a background when I prop my camera on my dresser. Boring, I know. But one day soon I’ll get a tripod and be legit, promise.

I wore this today for an interview for a summer internship. I’ll be doing social media a couple days a week for The TRUF, a non-profit theatre group. I’ll also be interning at the Norwood News, a community paper here in the Bronx, part-time. It’ll be a busy summer, but I’m hoping to learn a lot.

And can I tell you about this pencil skirt? It’s one half of the suit I bought during winter break for interview purposes. Grand total? $12. And did I mention it’s silk? Thanks, Goodwill.

~ Sarah

Whomp Whomp Wedges

I know, I know — just when you think I have forgotten about y’all completely, I pull you back in. Or at least try to. Yeah, sorry about the awkward introduction, but I am tired. And quite possibly dehydrated. Oh, and I am lazy. Maybe I need a nap…

Dress – thrifted (Motherhood Maternity); Watch – Sharp; Wedges – Payless.

How do I know I’m lazy? Well, for starters, this outfit is from last Thursday. Also, I’ve been up since before eight, and I haven’t finished my to-do list, even though I primarily have to send out some emails. Living the life, right?

A floral pink dress and wedges is about as dressy as I’ll go, even though this dress has a decent amount of black. Maybe that’s why I added my gold menswear watch. Anyway, last Thursday was a special occasion that called for such a get-up. After my internship, I went to Central Park, Shake Shack (yum!) and saw Jersey Boys on Broadway. It was a quintessential Midtown evening.

I’ve been waiting to see Jersey Boys since my freshman year, so I’m glad I finally rushed the tickets. For those of you who don’t know, it’s a musical about Frank Valli and the Four Seasons. It’s a super fun show — the music from that era is my favorite, and the storyline is very cleverly told.

Unfortunately, I had a, erm, minor mishap on the way to the show. Somewhere on 8th, between 58th and 56th, my wedges just died on me. The voice inside my head went a little like this. Check out the damage:

Opposite of okay.

I actually had to go into a Duane Reade and buy flip flops for the show. Oh, and candy too, but the first purchase was very uncool. As for my wedges, I’m hoping it’s nothing a little lot of duct tape can’t fix. And if not, I guess I have another reason to buy shoes.

☀ Sarah


Jacket – thrifted (Gap); Tank – Dillard’s; Skirt – unknown; Embellished sandals – JcPenny;  Butterfly necklace – unknown; Bag – thrifted (Joe Caribbean).

And the post-finals relaxation has already begun! Well, truth be told, it began this last weekend, after I got my most difficult exam out of the way. I wore this outfit out to dinner Sunday night, and I’ll admit I may be a tad overdressed for a pizza joint. Don’t let looks deceive you though; this outfit is super comfortable (it’s the cotton). It was hard to capture on camera, but I promise that’s a floral skirt I’m wearing. The skirt used to belong to my mom, and I love how it’s an earthier color palette than most floral prints. It was a chilly, rainy day (thanks, New York) so I added my favorite, odd green jacket. I did try to put some spring in my ensemble by wearing my coral butterfly pendant (which I’ve had since elementary school!) and a canvas carry-all. That’s seasonal enough, right?

☀ Sarah