Photo Diary: Life in the Country, Part Two

Dear Nnenna,

I think sometimes it’s nice to visit the countryside, but honestly it’s always such a relief to return to New York and wander the streets and have Seamless for food delivery. I can never quite decide if the quiet is peaceful or tiresome. Silence can be just as grating as noise from the street (which generally I find comforting, ha).

Things are so much less expensive though. Artisanal scones for $2? Thanks and I’ll take two :) And Target is such a delightful place. And driving! I’ve missed being in the rush of cars instead of standing next to them.

Hover over for extra photo details, as usual.


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The Casual Black Alexander Wang Suit

Dear Silvergirl,

This Alexander Wang ponte jacket and matching skirt are great pieces because they’re a little bit structured yet still very comfortable.

I was in a bit of a rush to get out the door, so I didn’t take many photos. I’ve been favoring a lot of minimalistic all black looks lately and softening them up with my curly hair. They’re more at home in New York than here amongst the trees, but I wear them anyway. I also walk around the neighborhood in my heels and people look at me oddly. Oh well. I won’t give them up, although I do wear my flat boots if I have to go any appreciable distance.

I’m carrying my Coach bag (as usual) and wearing my T by Alexander wang jacket and skirt, Laugh Cry Repeat by AZFN shirt, HUE tights, and MIA ankle boots.


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Double Stripes and Yellow Leaves

Playing with this scarf is fun! It’s very soft and floaty, but still warm. These are some more photos from before, when there were still leaves on the trees and it wasn’t flooding. Sad that it’ll be months and months until the leaves grow back.

I put my hair up for the first time in a while. I actually don’t mind it up, but I do feel like it makes anything I’m wearing about eleventy billion times more formal. What do you think, too much? Although the formal air is not as pronounced when I’m wearing pants. In a dress or skirt, however… I often feel too done.

And yes, that’s a leaf in my hair. I’ve recently been bringing things from outside inside, like pine cones and the wispy tails of tall grass that I find lying on the ground. And somehow that evolved to wearing nature in my hair. I’m a weirdo.

Oh wait, one more thing! I want to share this Feminist Fashion Bloggers post by Ekaterina Sedia. It’s the best piece I’ve read all month.

…and Happy Thanksgiving, U.S. readers!

Gap blazer, xhilaration/Target shirt (swapped), Martine’s Dream scarf (Brooklyn Flea), J Brand jeans, Born boots, Coach bag, and a yellow leaf.