November 05, 2012

Hurricane day!


The day these pictures were taken was the day before Sandy was supposed to hit NYC.

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Looking back at this ominous Sunday, not a lot seemed out of place. We went out to brunch, like we often do. I overheard the bartender say the restaurant would be staying open during the storm. It was grey, windy, and a little cold. Just a little too cold for this jacket I was wearing...

I recently rediscovered this jacket. I bought it at Contempo Casuals probably over ten years ago. I wisely thought it would be a good investment piece... I was right, in a sense. Even though I can count on one hand the number of times I've worn it, it somehow survived my numerous closet purges over the years. I always ended up keeping it. My reasoning being I'd need it someday for a job interview, or to wear to a temp assignment.

I pulled it out of a clothing black hole the other day, and actually decided to give it a chance in my everyday wardrobe. And you know what? I like it. It's classic. A basic black blazer... who knew I could be so sensible?

But I digress... here we are being happily oblivious to the destruction and carnage to come...

IMG_1219 Blazer- old/ shirt- f21/ hat- thrifted/ scarf- orla kiely for uniqlo/ skirt- american apparel/ tights- c/o we love colors/ gloves- c/o lumistyle/ boots- target


Also one more thing:

There is so much messed-up stuff happening in the wake of this hurricane, so here is my personal cause: If you are in NYC (or any affected area), and you're an animal lover, please consider fostering or adopting a cat or dog. The hurricane left many animals homeless, and a lot of them are due to be killed this week. I'm nothing if not a sucker for animals, so I wanted to get the word out on this! Find a shelter near you, and help a nice kitty or doggy if you can!



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xoxoxo





chantilly

PS, come see me perform this Sunday at the Tinderbox Music Festival!! Webster Hall in NYC, CocoRosie headlining. Buy tix here. xx

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15 comments

  1. How sad about the animals!! If I didn't just have a baby I would definitely consider fostering a pup.

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    1. Thank you for this post, Chantilly. It's so important that we do not forget or neglect the animals that have been displaced and are scared and homeless. Back in 2008, the city I live in, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, experienced a tragic and horrible flood that put our downtown area (and several homes and businesses) underwater. Homeless pets was a major issue and thankfully people and some organizations stepped up and many of those animals are now in happy homes. My wife and I have a wonderful and precious dog, Sadie, who is a rescue and I can't imagine the thought of her wandering about. Thanks again for bringing awareness to this!

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    2. of course! if i have one soft spot, it's for animals. well, i have lots of soft spots... but the mistreatment of animals really grinds my gears.

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  2. It's so weird that such a disaster happened right after this! I would definitely adopt an animal if I lived close.
    You do look really nice, I really like those colours together actually.

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    1. thank you! i like the colors too :)

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  3. Thanks so much for bringing this up, even animal rescue groups in the UK are trying to raise money for animals in NY and I think it is wonderful. Despite all the horribleness of the past week it has been really inspiring to watch people band together to care for each other.

    Also, I love this outfit, you look fantastic xo

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    1. that is wonderful. i wasn't aware that people in the uk were doing this, but hats off to you!

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  4. I volunteered at Bobbi and the Strays in Freeport Long Island this weekend. They are a shelter that lost everything and are desperately looking for foster homes. Thankfully all of their animals survived. Here is her website, if anyone's considering fostering, please check them out, Bobbi is really great.

    http://www.bobbiandthestrays.org

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    1. thank you for this, sarah. xx

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  5. What a cute outfit!! And you totally rocked that jacket...looks like a staple piece to me!
    http://aslouisepleases.blogspot.com/
    -Nicole

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  6. I love the way you use color, I am so stuck in my black and neutrals clothing. Aside from fashion, I wish I could adopt some kitties and puppies from NYC. I have a soft spot for pets too :(

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    1. just pick one color that scares/ intrigues you and mix it into your neutrals! it won't be too off the deep end, but it gives you a nice pop :)

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  7. Beautiful outfit! I'm so sorry to hear how badly Sandy has affected NYC :( I'd adopt a dog if I wasn't in England

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  8. Poor little pets! :( I'd like to adopt a new one, but we really can't afford it. Hope they can find a new home or shelter!

    And this is an adorable outfit; I love the colors and that jacket looks very practical ;).

    Hope all is well with you guys!

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    1. i know how you love your little guys :) i wish we could take in another one... four is way too many as it is, even though i'd never change it!

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