Evening Journeys

December 2, 2011
Dear Caitlin,

So what else have I been doing lately? Trying to refine my low light photography (I’ll let you know if I ever create a decent formula) and playing with Camera+ on my iPhone 4S. So glad I upgraded my phone instead of getting a new point-and-shoot. The phone was cheaper! And it’s far more useful than just another camera.

I’m wearing my new Simply Vera by Vera Wang for Kohl’s jacket (I’ve been hunting this thing for a month), American Apparel shirt, J.Crew skirt, Assets by Sara Blakely tights, and Born boots.


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Autumn Colors

November 11, 2011

I took these photos last week. It’s been pouring here and terribly gloomy. But! I got new boots! After unsuccessfully trying on about ever pair in DSW, I ordered these Born ones from Zappos. They’re very comfortable and fit all my specifications except for the calf size. I’m hoping they don’t loosen up any more or else I’ll have to have them taken in. I haven’t had Born shoes in years and I forgot how well-made they are.

Sometimes funny things happen to me when I’m taking photos. Like a tree branch smacking me in the face.

Did give me the inspiration for the first photo though.

American Apparel shirt, Anthropologie skirt, Forever 21 belt, Assets by Sara Blakely tights, Born boots, Coach bag.

Another Day in Monochrome

September 19, 2011

I meant to post this far earlier, but I suppose life got away from me. I’ve kind of been a bad blogger this week. I’ve got tons of blog reading to do too (don’t think I’ve forgotten about you).

This Alexander Wang dress is a fun piece, I’m sort of glad for the capsule wardrobe because I wore it more than I would have with my full wardrobe. I have my favorite American Apparel shirt over it. What do you think, better off the shoulder or on? I couldn’t decide.

I also have my Foley + Corinna bag and Cole Haan shoes again. So tired of these little wedges… I need more variety and so do my heels– blisters!

Other ways I’ve worn this dress:

Late Summer Velvet

September 15, 2011

I wanted to take photos in front of this cool building that’s off to my right, but every day there’s a garbage truck and some other kind of industrial size truck parked in front of it. Garbage truck = not pretty, so I moved over closer to the street. People seem to be so curious about big cameras. A lot of people asked me about camera specs and photo quality, and to make sure they weren’t ruining the shot.

This is the dress I picked from the ModSwap. It’s a little early for velvet, but if you hadn’t noticed I’m dealing with a bit of a capsule wardrobe right now. I’m currently switching out summer and winter clothes. After fashion week I expected to leave for my parents’ in the country to switch more, however my schedule got unexpectedly full (birth in the family, etc.) so I never ended up doing that. I’ve been doing a lot of laundry lately.

I’m wearing an American Apparel shirt over a dress c/o ModCloth from the ModSwap, carrying my Foley + Corinna bag, and wearing the Cole Haan shoes again.

Saturday Brunch

September 10, 2011

On Saturday (as in last week, sorry, I know) I went to meet my friend Devon, who just graduated from law school and is working in New York now. She snapped a photo of me near Stuyvesant Square and I took this photo of her in Gramercy.

We went to petite abeille and had good things to eat.

We walked by Kate Spade and went to Ann Taylor for the awesome sale (and she had a gift card!!).

Later at night I went to my friend’s apartment and we took some fun photos on her roof.

The Yellow Room

Identifying rooms by color always reminds me of the pediatrician.  I was actually almost always directed to the yellow room during my visits.

It was an extremely overcast day and I didn’t like the light outside, so I decided to try for indoor photos.  I haven’t taken them in this area in at least two years (back then this was actually the eggshell room).  They came out better indoors than out although there’s a significant amount of noise.  Don’t look too closely… very very grainy.  Although the softer focus is kind of nice.

Sorry for no post yesterday.  I didn’t get to write one until about midnight.  Also, much reading of blogs will occur tomorrow!

Least Brilliant Idea. Ever.

Guys.  Guys.  On Saturday I decided that since it was not raining for the first time in my (admittedly short when concerning the weather) memory, I should go out for an adventure.  To Waterside.  It did seem like a brilliant idea at the time.

And then I got there… and I realized why no one else was about.  The wind.  Crazy.

And I only got one semi-normal looking photo.  My hair.  It’s… I don’t even know where it is.

On the plus side, the park was mostly empty which significantly cut down on the what-is-that-crazy-doing looks.  And I had a lovely (windy) walk.

But I might have to brave the streets next time.  Tall buildings totally cut down on wind, right?

Everybody Everywear: Polka Dots

8 Mar 2011

I photographed this earlier, I’m in New York and probably won’t start taking photos outside until April (warmer, less layers to shed outside).  I haven’t worn this skirt in a while and I don’t really know why.  The only thing I don’t like about this skirt is its tendency to end up in odd lines (see above).  I used to wear it a lot last spring though, maybe it’s just one of those pieces that needed a temporary retirement and is back now?  I haven’t worn this shirt in a while either… I guess I just wanted to pull out some things that at one time were in heavy rotation in my closet.

This is my first time taking part in Everybody Everywear.  I can’t wait to see everyone’s polka dots!

Polka Dots | Everybody, Everywear

H&M shirt, American Apparel skirt, Commando tights, Sofft shoes.

And have a look at what I almost wore…