30 July 2014

channeling kw resort

Sometimes I just don't really want to go anywhere or do anything, and I'd like to dress for the non-occassion in what could be considered borderline pajamas. I mean, my favorite days are ones where I go for a bike ride to the farmers market in the morning and spend the afternoon reading and eating blueberries on the beach. This was what I wore last Saturday for a day just like that. Lately I've been really feeling inspired by Karen Walker's 2015 resort collection: comfortable, loose fabrics with subtly feminine details. Its just right for hanging around home all summer. It was easy to get into that vibe with my pale pink Karen Walker for Uniqlo shirt that I picked up last summer for a steal ($5)and some light blue seersucker American Apparel shorts.
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Madewell sunglasses similar here
American Apparel Hampton shorts
KW2 for Uniqlo tee shirt (2013)
Saltwater sandals
Vintage straw bag (similar here, and its really pretty!)

24 July 2014

housekeeping

As you can see I'm doing a bit of construction on the blog layout. The old one never really sat well with me, it never matched up with the type of content I want to share here. A lot of things I wanted to try out in terms of photography, styling and using my favorite swear words fell by the wayside because it just didn't jive with the feel the layout gave the blog. Now I feel like I'm off to a fresh start. And it feels really fucking awesome.
Being completely incapable of coding, I purchased a template from the talented and helpful Maira Gall Etsy Shop. I'm still tweaking a few details, working on a spiffed up new header and I have content ideas for days. But one thing at a time.
Speaking of housekeeping, this is a picture of my living room after I spent several hours cleaning the apartment. I'm a total neat freak and my place being this clean made me dizzy with joy (or I was half drunk on Bloody Mary's--either way, I was dizzy). Bonus points for Rich because he bought me two giant bunches of peonies at the farmer's market and only made me repeat myself twice when I told him what kind of flowers I wanted.
"Tee hee you said peonies." Thanks, babe.
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21 July 2014

trademark

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A few months ago Trademark caught my eye on Pinterest with their Spring 14 collection and I remember thinking this is exactly how I want to dress. Casual, but sophisticated enough for the office with a minimal look and comfortable feel. Barely a hint of skin, nothing revealingly clingy and not a high heel in sight. This is a brand that keeps the girl who likes to walk in mind. These are the kind of clothes I envision a New York girl (like myself) wearing to feel equally as cool if she were visiting Paris or her parents out in the suburbs. Its also not going to break the bank: priced similarly to French Connection, JCrew and Kate Spade Saturday, this line isn't unobtainable but its not fast fashion either.
Looking ahead to chilly days and kicking around fallen leaves here are some of my favorites from the Fall/14 Trademark lookbook. Classic autumnal pieces like knee length navy skirts and camel colored coats are seamlessly mixed with muted turquoise, periwinkle and cream with shots of red throughout. One of the goals set forth by the founders, Pookie and Louisa Burch was to take an artistic approach to fashion with keen attention to color. By the looks of the collection I think they're succeeding. I'll be keeping this impeccable lookbook around for styling tips come autumn. My particular favorites are the red and blue rollneck sweater and the quilted jacket from the first and second pictures.
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Photos from Trademark Fall 14 Lookbook

16 July 2014

belated independence day

On the 4th of July, Rich and I were at a wedding and he was the best man. We missed out on all the festive, patriotic fun of Independence Day though. On the following Saturday we threw a bit of a belated Independence party and some of our favorite people came by.
Belated Independece Day Party
Sam baked the world's most chocolatey cupcakes (I think they were vegan too)
Belated Independece Day Party
Joe and Greg testing their sligshot skills (after this I handed the camera to Sam)
Belated Independece Day Party
More friends arrived including Lindsay and Dave R
Belated Independece Day Party
Joe and Clare being supercute
Belated Independece Day Party
Playing beer pong with All-American red cups
Belated Independece Day Party
Remi and Rich played with the Schwinn Orange Krate
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Party people!
Belated Independece Day Party

05 July 2014

beach house life

I took a week off of work to lay in the sun and walk in the sand without having to think about anything but what snacks I would eat and what movie to watch at night. Since I'm so close to the ocean I didn't even have to pack a bag, my home is my beach house. Everyday has looked a little like this more or less.
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Making new iced tea flavors by mixing tea bags
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My favorite summer dress and reminding myself to hang the curtains in our bedroom
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Biking to the beach and locking up on the boardwalk
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New books and beach snacks. Just started reading Stories and Other Stories by BJ Novak, I'm not done but I've snort-laughed my way through about half. Fresh dill and lemon bean salad, cherries and berries and fresh veggies. I take my beach snacks very seriously
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Rich only had to work on Monday, but I was really happy when he got home. Seven whole days together without work!
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Grilling beets and things for dinner
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I have several hundred recipes I want to try this week including fruity icepops, these are just sliced strawberry and coconut water. Crazy good
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