December 2010 | Chantilly

hipness... part 5



anthropologie belladonna top
anthropologie homestead denim skirt
belt- thrifted
tights- hue
shoes- frye lisa t-straps via ebay

i have to say, am loving this skirt. i'm wearing it so much lately, and i'm trying and failing not to wear it every single time i take an outfit photo. it's just a simple, denim a-line skirt, but you have no idea how hard that is to find. i feel like all i see is pencil skirts lately. so comfy + looks good = i wish i owned ten skirts just like this in various colors.

ALSO. you totally can't see how sparkly this sweater/ shirt is, but it is so. the shameful truth is, there's this sparkly-girly-bejeweld-clothing-loving-child inside of me, and i always have to tell her no! my practical adult eye knows it's tacky. but i let my inner 5-year-old run wild when i picked this up. because i figured it's the holidays.

coming up!! huuuge music update. stay tuned!


artistic kitchen chaos

i love my mother's kitchen... heading back tomorrow. sigh sigh.



merry blizzard

been up in rhode island for christmas, taking a nice break from reality. i was supposed to head back to the city today- but am holed up because of the snow. watching stupid j. lo movies. snuggled up in a fleece blanket with a big fucking majestic deer on it.

greetings from doing-nothing-bliss-land... be back with an outfit, or a witty observation, or some amazing music news soon!




hipness... part 4


i usually like to show different poses/ background shots, but i'm deviating because it's funny that i'm all trying to be tough-looking, and there's a cat in the background.

Chantilly parted petals

anthropologie parted petals cardi via ebay
tank top- h&m
interlock pencil skirt- american apparel
tights- anthropologie/ hue
boots- frye engineer

in the outtakes of these, there are many pictures of me looking sheepish. my roommates kept walking through the common areas as i was taking them. i felt so narcissistic, and i prefer to do these things when i'm by myself... i even prefer to practice music when no one's around. but hey. this is nyc living. i should be used to it by now.

anyway, i haven't worn this skirt in awhile, so i decided to pull it out of hiding. even though the quality isn't what i would like it to be, it's still pretty okay. the truth is i never realized how short it was until i saw these pictures! dizzamn. but i like it...

rae inspired me to break out these boots for this outfit. i wanted to wear my little oxford booties like i do every single day, but changing it up with the fryes is nice too. it toughens up the look, which i like. dressing uber-feminine makes me feel good, but sometimes a little contrast is just what you need to spice things up!


hipness... part 3

outfit time...

trying to "find the light" in this picture.


anthropologie tea for two cardigan
shirt- old navy
belt- thrifted
anthropologie homestead denim skirt
tights- anthropologie
shoes- urban outfitters
necklace- closeout store

if you've seen some of my other outfit photos, you'll probably notice a few things about the way i like to dress- like that i incorporate at least one bright color in my outfit, if not two or three! and that i enjoy little pants, little skirts, little shirts, and little sweaters. i favor garments that define my waist. i'll tell you, i had a muumuu phase after college that was just terrible...

thankfully after years of misteps, i'm able to keep my eye out for things that are more figure-flattering. cuz figure-flattering is my new steeez.

even though my main concern lately keeping warm, since it's all of a sudden freezing here in nyc! i am not a morning person. and when i wake up, i am a very tired not-morning person. so in the 15 groggy minutes i usually end up with to get dressed, mostly i've been going for the warmest thing that happens to catch my eye, and not caring how it looks.

but i'm happy with my outfit today :) and that sweater happens to be very cozy.


sigh. soo i was supposed to have a band rehearsal today with owen (bass!) and jessie (drums!), but everyone canceled on me. guess it's just as well. i'm feeling the inklings of sickness coming on, and am hoping to stave it off with rest and kombucha tea.

i may go to a coffee shop that's semi-nearby and try to get some work done. but the cold! and the darkness at 5pm! it's such a buzzkill. maybe i'll go see my music buddy tamar play at alphabet lounge tonight. maybe i'll stay home and bake some crescent rolls, since we had a leftover can from thanksgiving.

decisions, decisions.

a few life snapshots

what is it about tiny little lights that makes people (namely me) happy?



twinkly glowies! cozytime! the sudden temperature drop and darker daylight savings schedule are making it hard enough for me to drag myself away from the apartment and out into the cold, dark night... i can't even imagine if i'd had any gigs lined up this week! now that we have a few strings of lights adding their merry ambiance, i feel like i'll never want to leave againnn.

don't get me wrong, i love busting loose, sitting on buses for hours, exploring new places and people. i love being OUT there, and there's something about traveling that suspends time and puts life into perspective. it's a great passion of mine. but sometimes it's nice to just stay home and be cuddlesome :)

but all we need is like, two or three more strings of lights to make it a REAL snuggle cove in here. i can just figure out a way to make money through "online surveys" and order from fresh direct forever, that's all.

also i was feeling festive yesterday, so i indulged in some hot chocolate with fresh whipped cream made in the magic bullet! you just need some heavy whipping cream, and a pinch each of salt and sugar. so much better than 'reddi whip' or whatever.

stomach ache waiting to happen...

hot chocolate

fucking worth it.

hipness... part 2

and i dooo my little turn in my cat loft...




shirt- conway
cardigan- thrifted
belt & tights- anthropologie
skirt- heritage 1981
oxford booties- thrifted

this here outfit is tried and true. the skirt is surprisingly good quality for forever 21 (company that owns heritage 1981.) only thing about it is that seems to de-accentuate the hips in these pictures. and that's no good for anyone :)

you can't see the detail, but the shirt is a nice cotton-gauze button-up with really pretty lace along the yoke. i picked it up at conway- which new yorkers should know is a cheapie-cheap clothing store similar to rainbow. it was literally $3 new, and has ACTUALLY lasted more than a few washes. color me impressed.


this week i found the below anthropologie cardigan that i'd been stalking for months, just chilling out on the racks for only $9.99!!

dreams can come true, you know.
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