I had to make a trip to the Apple Store (two dead iPods), and I popped in at LOFT when I saw they were running an extra 50% off sale blouses and tees (still going on today). I ended up grabbing a few other things for the fitting room, including this dress. Instant colorblocking….
Whew that was a lot of photos, including two outfits you haven’t seen before. Hope you liked it!
Well look what I found during my recent journeys around New York.
All this time, and I had no idea Stuyvesant Cove Park was such a nice place to go.
There are even some well-cared for gardens. Berries on the bushes are one of the only visible signs that it’s fall in New York.
And there’s even a tiny beach. I would have gone down, but I don’t think I would have been able to get back up. One must leap the fence.
Gap blazer, H&M dress, LOFT belt, MIA (DSW.com) shoes, Longchamp bag.
Last week, Mia told me she likes my facing-away from the camera photos. So this week I give you Three Easy Poses for Not Facing the Camera:
(1) Your basic stand there and ponder the shrubbery. Resist the urge to turn around! Actually ponder the shrubbery if it helps. And remember to relax and drop your shoulders.
(2) The angle. Position yourself at a slight angle with one shoulder closer to the camera. Good for close up photos of backs of dresses, shirts, etc. and of handbags.
(3) The sideways walking shot with a twist– instead of looking at the camera look down or look over the shoulder farthest from the camera. Don’t actually walk anywhere or your image may be out of focus. Just pretend.
If you try a pose from my silly little guide let me know!
I’m wearing my T by Alexander Wang jacket from the sample sale, LOFT belt, I forget who makes the dress, Coach bag (vintage), and MIA ankle boots (DSW.com).
From last weekend… the day started off very nice actually, but ended rainy and very cold. I didn’t bother with my jacket although definitely would have taken it if I had left later in the day. I had lunch at the tea room (!!!) that I adore. I don’t care what anyone says, I think Irish food is actually quite good. And black currant tea, too. I love black currant things.
My bow fell out in the first photo and I didn’t realize it. That’s what happens with silky scarves, I suppose, so I redid it and took a photo on the table. It’s a bit of a closer up of the vintage Oscar de la Renta scarf I got on Etsy.
Gone are the sans jacket days in New York… people are wearing tights again today. TIGHTS. It’s mid-May. I refuse.
LOFT shirt, Charlotte Russe belt, Odille (Anthropologie) skirt, Frye boots, Oscar de la Renta scarf, Louis Vuitton pochette.