On Christmas

December 25, 2011
Dear Mia,

Merry Christmas! So I got a new lens, but I’m still obviously adjusting to it because none of my photos are properly focused. I don’t think I can shoot wide open at ƒ1.4 unless I’m holding the camera. The bokeh is completely amazing though, I’m really enjoying it.

I walked down to the lake with my cousin and her dog to take photos. I tried, but Max didn’t want to pose with me and kept running away. It started to rain while we were out there, too, but I was so far from the house that I kept taking photos because I was definitely getting rained on anyway.

Of course, it stopped as soon as I got inside.

I’m wearing my vintage Betsey Johnson dress, Helmut Lang coat (Christmas gift!), Target belt, Assets by Sara Blakely tights, and Stuart Weitzman shoes.

Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday!


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Going South for the Winter in Alexander Wang

December 24, 2011
Dear Lydia,

There’ve been quite a few days that were definitely warm enough for bare legs, but unfortunately now that heatwave has passed through and I’m in tights once again. After a quick stop in Washington earlier this week, I’m in North Carolina for the holidays.

I wanted to experiment with a looser silhouette with this dress, but I don’t like it as much as the other ways I’ve styled it in the past. If I had a longer sweater I think I would like it a lot more, but this incarnation is not one of my favorite ways to wear this dress (one, two, three, four, five, six).

I’m wearing my Francesca’s Collections cardigan, Alexander Wang dress, Assets by Sara Blakely tights, and Stuart Weitzman shoes. I wore Alex Wang on Christmas Eve last year, too. Maybe it’ll become a tradition.

Merry Christmas! I hope your holidays are merry and bright :)


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New York Weekend

Dear Dotty,

Over the weekend my cousins came to visit and we did some touristy things. I usually only see the tree as I walk through on my way to Anthropologie. I don’t like the touristy areas of Manhattan… they aren’t really New York to me, although I did take a few good photos.

Then I took them to Flatiron, Union Square, and the East Village. They’d never been, which I can’t even imagine… they’re among my favorite neighborhoods in New York. I wanted to get them to Brooklyn as well, but there wasn’t time. Oh well, guess they’ll just have to visit again!

Do you have any fun holiday plans with friends or family?


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