Monday, July 30, 2012

Get-a-way on a rainy day

This weekend Zach and I went up to our friend Emi's family's place near Westerly, RI.  It was a lazy, sleepy time with lots of good food and sleep.  Oh, and of course Olympics watching!  Although the weather was mostly overcast I still enjoyed being on the beach.  I think I'm meant to live on a beach.  However my friend Emi reminded me that there are hurricanes so I should be on a hill next to a beach.  Sigh, one day!

Monday, July 23, 2012

Into the night

These pictures were taken a few weeks ago while Mr. Z and I were walking around lower Manhattan, after a friend's party.  Summer late nights in Manhattan {seriously} have a special place in my heart.  There's nothing like it.  I think if I ever moved away, that would be the first thing I'd miss...  The characters lurking about in dark corners, the flickering yellow street lights, the crumbling concrete, and over graffiti-ed walls.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer style

It's about 90 something outside so it's hard to know what to wear.  I think Tiffany figured it out with her outfit today <3!

What I do during the days...

Since I spend most of my time at work, I thought I'd show you a little glimpse while our showroom looks decent.  In the next few days it will look like a disaster with fall shipments!  Can you believe we're thinking of fall already?!?


Monday, July 16, 2012

Lumber jack style

As I've said before, I've been on the look out for a denim jacket to turn into a denim vest, and finally found one at Urban Jungle in Bushwick.  It was a mission but well worth it for $10.  It's so useful to have one around to layer during the summertime, when you want that structure, especially over something softer like a sundress or flower shorts.  I know I'll be getting lots of use out of this during the summer and fall with long sleeves underneath...


Saturday, July 14, 2012

Friday the 13th continued...

After vintage shopping, I met up with my girls and had a lovely dinner in the garden of Kif, a low-key Mediterranean restaurant.  We sipped rose and nibbled on lamb burgers, got bit by mosquitoes and saw a rat or two... ah New York.

And then an unexpected fortune happened...

Terri found a $100 on the ground as we were leaving!  Whoa - Friday the 13th style!

Friday the 13th

Yesterday I had a half day from work so I went over to my old hood, Bushwick, to do some cheap vintage shopping.  Specifically I was on the look out for a denim jacket I can turn into a denim vest.  For those of you who don't know Urban Jungle, it's exactly like its name.  There was a moment, when rummaging through the racks with no a/c, I thought - why am I here?!?

 However my persistence paid off in the end.  I found 3 gems and spent only $18!  I'll show you what I do with the jacket tomorrow...


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Liberty print mini dress

This dress was supposed to be a romper - but I couldn't get the shorts part of it right, so I just made it into a mini dress.  It's really mini so I have to wear shorts under it.  But then... just today I got the idea to wear it with a short sheer skirt - since the skirt needs something under it anyhow.  I love versatility especially when it comes unexpected!

I suppose it would be a good day to night look, if you're into that kind of thing.  For some reason I {personally} don't separate what I wear from day to night.  Doesn't that sound strange for someone who makes a living out of designing clothes?  Usually when I change clothes after work to go out, it's because I want to get comfortable or the clothes I wore that day feel stale.  Does "night" really mean "comfortable"?

Friday, July 6, 2012

Happy weekend! (the second time)

The break in the middle of the week through me off a little, but I'm happy that it's the weekend again AND summer time!  Here's a funny moment between my cats - they're always fighting - cat fight!


Thursday, July 5, 2012

Red white and blue

I had the best beach day yesterday, celebrating the day off Americana Style.  Hope you had a relaxing day too :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Chair shopping

On Saturday Mr. Z and I went to CB2 in SOHO to visit a chair we saw online.  I like this orange chair but not sure if it will look right in our already colorful living room... What do you think?  I'd want to pair it up with the knitted poof in dark grey.

We are getting rid of the Eames chair for a more colorful and less lounge-y option...

Summer in the city - it's a jungle out there

It's hot hot hot in the city!  Lots of people are griping about the heat, and weather reporters are all saying if you are old or have a heart condition, you should stay indoors where there's air conditioning.  Does it seem like our summers are getting hotter and winters getting milder?  Could this be the effects of global warming?  Sort of scary if you ask me...

All I know is that I sort of love it when it gets so hot that everyone in NYC moves around like slugs - as if all bets are off and people are just accepting the slow delirium.  It's a Jungle out there.

Which is why I fell in love with these leopard print wedge sneakers by Rebecca Taylor.  We all know that comfortable shoes for walking around are a necessity here.  I've once said that shoes in New York are like cars in LA - your shoes and feet get a real beating on these streets.  These wedge sneakers are perfect for running around on errands ~so comfy~ and cute!


I found this cool free desktop background here:
 (I think I'm a bit obsessed with cats and Africa.)

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