Flowers for Fall

October 7, 2011

Sorry for going dark here since Monday. I feel like every electronic thing I own has broken or needed repairs lately. Just got a new battery for my Mac today, thankfully it’s still under warranty. I updated Aperture 3 (my image editing software) and it doesn’t work very well any more so my photos have been languishing on the hard drive. Also, if you follow me on Twitter you know that something’s up with my iPhone.

Is Mercury in retrograde right now? For serious, I don’t know what is going on.

Wearing my new-to-me Velvet wrap (swapped with Lydia), Free People dress, MIA ankle boots, Foley + Corinna bag, and ken + dana ring.

Cats and Dogs

September 2011

I’m wearing leopard and houndstooth, get it? Yeah, I am so not funny. This is what I wore to my next-door neighbor’s father’s 60th birthday party. I decided to take my camera because, you know, next door (same building too). Didn’t have to carry it very far. Then I proceeded to be the paparazzi/a huge creeper for the entire night… but I got several good photos and practice with low light conditions. If you’re my friend on Facebook or Flickr you can see all the photos.

This is also my submission for Bloggers Do It Better: Animal Prints! Which is actually tomorrow. I wanted to wear my leopard maxi again, but it’s actually been raining forever and today is the first really decent day under 78 degrees. So leopard blouse it is. I’m really glad I got this shirt and have been wearing it all the time lately.

J.Crew blouse (still available online but not in stores in New York), Theory skirt (consignment, from Roundabout in SoHo), Salvatore Ferragamo heels, Foley + Corinna bag, some vintage rings I forgot to get a photo of (sorry).

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:

That’s Just My Crazy Old Aunt…

September 18, 2011

Last Sunday there was a birth in the family, and I expected to be in the delivery room. However, the baby came very suddenly on Sunday morning — the birth was estimated for the afternoon — so I arrived afterwards. And then one of my (so-called) friends informed me that I was man repelling like a champion. That I most emphatically cannot deny.

This baby is going to have way too many crazy aunts.

And I’m pretty sure that everyone in the hospital thought I was a crazy too, considering that I was at New York-Presbyterian/Weil Cornell.

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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.

When Lydia Came to Visit

I’m interrupting my usually chronological photos because Lydia’s are already up. And if I post them in order it’ll be next week and I’ll feel like an idiot. Lydia’s write up is much better, and you should look at some of the photos she captured with her wide angle lens!

(Stolen from Lydia.)

Last week Lydia came to New York! We did lots of fun and mostly non-touristy things (I put my foot down at Times Square with a tripod on a Friday night. Just. No.).

Lydia zeroed in on my manicure. I’m starting a new trend. Really.

We went to Central Park because Lydia had never been, and wonder of wonders: I managed not to get us lost. But we didn’t venture any farther uptown than Le Pain Quotidien. Otherwise getting lost would have been a very real possibility because I have no idea where any of those walkways go as soon as they’re past Le Pain.

(Also stolen from Lydia.)

Then we ventured downtown for some shopping, etc. and then we met Nnenna and ate lots of pho!

Spots Again | J.Crew and T by Alexander Wang

September 12, 2011

I have been wearing a lot of leopard lately. It’s definitely my pattern of choice for fall… and it is definitely fall now. I’m pretty much a week behind in photos because fashion week upset my schedule a bit. Last Monday it was actually still 85 degrees out and I remember being hot in this. And wishing for my shirt to stop wrinkling where it meets my skirt.

I couldn’t get to the area with the good view uptown because they were washing windows, so I took these on one of the elevated walkways at Waterside on the East River. While I was there some boys were trying to talk to me from an upper deck– they were wondering what I was doing. I should have handed them business cards but they were too far away.

I’ve gotten so much better at not caring when people talk to me when I’m out taking photos. Most people just stare curiously, but some ask about the camera or to make sure they’re not in the way of photos. It’s probably actually easier to take photos in New York, though. All kinds of other crazy things happen on the street so a tripod with a camera is hardly worth stopping for.

I’m wearing my new J.Crew leopard blouse, T by Alexander Wang skirt, Salvatore Ferragamo heels, and carrying my Foley + Corinna (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.