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Little Black Dress / The Lack of Sleep Cure

25 Apr

LBD
WHAT IM WEARING // KAREN KANE Wrap Dress (very old via Filene’s Basement) // TARGET Vivian Heels // JUSTFAB Cuff // CORNELIA GUEST Nicholas Satchel

As you can see, spring is in full bloom here in Brooklyn!   Here’s my first post with my new hair.  What do you think?

This LBD (little black dress) has been in my wardrobe for probably 8 years now.  Last time it made an appearance on the blog was in 2010 I think!  It’s true testimony that every girl’s wardrobe needs the perfect LBD.  Actually, multiple LBD’s if you ask me.  This is technically my “daytime” LBD.  It works for day or evening, but is a little too casual for cocktail or formal events.  I have a sexier Dolce & Gabbana one that I wear to those.

Not only is this wrap version very flattering on, but since it’s a jersey knit it’s INCREDIBLY comfortable.  Just like jammies.  Any time I roll out of bed, have no idea what to wear and am incredibly cranky I always put this on.  This was the case the day these photos were taken, I had literally gotten only 4 hours sleep due to my cat waking me up multiple times in the middle of the night.  I’m not embarrassed I was so tired I actually cried.  She’s such a brat.

I also like to wear this dress a lot when I travel for work.  Jersey wrap dresses are just as comfortable to wear on planes for hours at a time as leggings and a sweatshirt.

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LBD

LBD

So lesson of the day is, if you’ve gotten zero to no sleep, try a little black dress.  No one will know the difference.

Do you have a go to LBD?

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Urban Patriotic

14 Aug

Urban Patriotic
{Shirt: Old Navy; Faux Leather Shorts: Free People; Wedges: Target; Cuff: H&M; Sunglasses: Canal Street Vendor; Bag: Cornelia Guest}

There’s something about a chambray shirt that just screams All-American to me. I usually associate it with even more denim and images of red, white and blue. I’ve about worn my chambray into the ground but still refuse to retire it. I love how versatile it is, and how easily it can easily be toughened up with some faux leather.

Urban Patriotic

Urban Patriotic

Urban Patriotic

Urban Patriotic

Pinkadots

18 Jul
Day 23 1- Display
{Blazer: Calvin Klein (thrifted); Tee: dollar store find; Shorts: Market Publique; Wedges: Dolce Vita; Cuff: H&M}

I’ve been sitting here for the past five minutes trying to think about what to write for this post.  Even worse the best title I could come up with for the post is Pinkadots.  Hmmmm.

Not much happened on day 23.  It rained.  After taking these pictures I went to the gym and used the stepmill (which by the way totally sucks but does the job).  Thrilling.

Only seven more of these 30 for 30 challenge posts to go!

 

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Put a Vest On It

15 Jul
Day 22 1- Display
{Dress: H&M; Vest: H&M (thrifted); Wedges: Dolce Vita for Target; Cuff: H&M}

Have a dress you’re kinda “meh” about?  Put a vest on it!  Or a bird, if you’re from Portlandia.

 

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Summer Stage

14 Jul
Day Sixteen 1- Display
{Shirt: H&M (husband’s); Vest: H&M (thrifted); Wedges: Dolce Vita for Target; Cuff: H&M}

Let’s rewind back to day sixteen….

As promised, here’s my super late post on what I wore to Summer Stage.  My friend Glenna and I went to go see Jim Gaffigan (my favorite comedian EVER)  perform in Central Park.

Here’s what I wore.

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Despite it taking me over an hour and half to get home from work (a drive that should only take 20 minutes) and then another 30 minutes to get to the park from my apartment, it was totally worth it.  Once I had a beer in hand and some Asia Dogs, I was in the best mood ever.  The weather as well as the scenery in the park couldn’t have been more perfect.  It was the epitome of what summer nights should be.

As expected, Jim Gaffigan was hilarious and actually did some new material I hadn’t heard yet which totally made my night.  His opener, a guy named John Pinette was pretty funny too though I he obviously has something against vegans.  A good third of his act was devoted to how he’s confused about vegan diets and juicing appliances.  Boo!  Stuff like that makes me wish people would do their research first as to what something is all about  prior to making public statements in front of thousands of people.  Especially in this city which is full of vegans, vegetarians and eco and health minded residents!  Lucky for him I’m a vegan that can laugh along and take stereotypes in stride and not personally.  The rest of his act was still pretty funny and he did sound just like Gilbert Gottfried, so I guess I’ll give him a pass for stupidity.
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Summer Stage Comedy Central in the ParkPhotos top to bottom: Summer Stage entrance; Asia Dog line; my much anticipated beer; Summer Stage vendor area and viewers; our view of the stage from the bleachers (VIP!!); my buddy Glenna; Instragram photo

Off At the Knees

12 Jul

Day Twenty One 1- Display

{Top: Vintage (Buffalo Exchange); Black Walking Shorts: I forget where I got them, they’re old; Camera Bag: THEIT; Wedges: Dolce Vita for Target; Necklace: Love Brigade; Cuff: H&M}

Does this outfit look remotely familiar?  Take this one… chop off the pants at the knees and voila! There you go.  Creative, huh?

For the record, beloved Mavi jeans were not harmed in the making of this post. In case you were worried.  Don’t want anyone losing any sleep.

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Polka Shorts

9 Jul
Day Nineteen 1- Display
{Chambray Shirt: Old Navy; Shorts: Market Publique; Camera Bag: THEIT; Wedges: Dolce Vita for Target; Cuff: H&M}

Holiday weekends I always forget to get photos. I’m too damn busy. I’ll have my camera with me but I’ll never take it out of my bag.

This was last Sunday during 4th of July weekend. My husband and I met up with my best friend and her boyfriend for a few cocktails. On our walk home, I remembered I forgot to get my photos, and my husband happily stepped in to take a few for me.

It’s really funny to me how different it is taking photos in front of him instead of a tripod. I make really silly, goofy smiley faces when he takes my photos.  They’re 100% genuine, but goofy nonetheless.  He makes me kinda self concious in a cute girly way.  Which is weird for me because there’s nothing about me that’s normally cute and girly.  Ask any of my friends, they’d tell you I’d probably punch you in the face if you called me that.

Oh, and how awesome are these shorts!  I found them at the Market Publique loft sale here in Williamsburg  back several months ago.  They were actually unfinished.  They were much longer and not hemmed.  I had them altered and now totally love them.  I can’t believe I forgot I had them in my 30 challenge items until day 19.  You’ll probably be seeing these shorts a lot in the final 10 days of the challenge so I can make up for my forgetfulness.

 

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Skippin’ Like a Record

7 Jul
Day Seventeen 1- Display
{Short Sleeved Cardigan: Dolce and Gabbana (thrifted); Tank: Calvin Klein (Costco); Skirt: Ecoterre (gift from husband); Shoes: Payless; Cuff: H&M}

So I’m skipping  over day sixteen straight to day seventeen. Why? Because I never got any photos of day sixteen. On day sixteen I had the opportunity to check out Comedy Central‘s Comedy in the Park for Summer Stage, and in the time frame I expected to take my pictures, I was instead stuck in traffic for one and a half hours! It usually only takes me about 20 minutes to get home from work. I was PISSED.  Then once I got home I had another 20 minute subway ride to Central Park.  It was a LONG evening.

While I did get lots of pictures at the event (a post is soon to come), I didn’t get any photos of my outfit. So I’ll attempt to recreate and photograph it hopefully sometime this weekend and get a post up.

In the meantime, enjoy my uneventful day seventeen photo. On day seventeen if memory serves me correctly I promptly went home and changed into my neon pink Peta sweatpants after taking these photos.

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I’d Forget My Head If It Wasn’t Attached

29 Jun
Day Eleven 1-Display
{Shirt: H&M (Husband’s); Jeans: Victoria’s Secret; Platforms: Cynthia Rowley (thrifted); Cuff: H&M}

I’ve been quite forgetful the past week. First I totally forgot I had left these jeans at the local dry cleaners to be altered. When I remembered, I was like “Yay! Another option!” I had totally forgotten I had included these when I originally picked my 30 items.

Then when putting together my post for today I noticed I totally skipped over this day 11 post, and went straight to posting Day 12. Whoops! I guess I need to get more sleep or something.

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Fundraiser

27 Jun
Day Ten 1-Display
{Denim Blazer: Thrifted; White Tank: Costco; Vest: H&M (thrifted); Jeans: Mavi; Necklace: Love Brigade; Cuff: H&M; Leopard Booties: Alloy; Camera Bag: THEIT}

This is what I wore Thursday of last week.  My husband and I attended a fundraiser that evening to benefit the Woodstock Animal Sanctuary.  It was held on a rooftop here in Williamsburg, and there was amazing vegan hor d’oeuvres, cocktails and entertainment.  We had heard about the event last-minute the night before, and after hearing it was going to be held so close to home we had to swing by and check it out.  All the proceeds are going to go towards repairs and improvements for the sanctuary’s duck pond and pig barn.  I have yet to actually visit the sanctuary myself, but being it’s only a two-hour drive north of the city I’m making it a goal of mine to get there before the end of the summer.

All in all we had a fantastic time and I had to opportunity to meet and network with more vegans from the area, which is always fun.

I had attempted to take more photos at the event, but again we had gray, crappy weather and none of my images came out well.  Here’s hoping the weather breaks sooner rather than later!

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