One Life Stand

Last Wednesday, my brother and I spent the rest of the afternoon and evening at Central Park Summerstage. Awesome food and music! Performing were Hot Chip, Holy Ghost!, and Hercules and Love Affair. We commenced our late afternoon excitement with some veggie dogs and complimentary coconut water, then wandered across the fake lawn (fawn?). And ate a cup of banana chip ice cream, can’t ignore the ice cream! The entire night was fantastic, and we left after Hot Chip’s encore with sore toes and complete clamminess. But it was utterly worth it.

Last night, my friend Cara and I went to another, but smaller concert at Webster Hall. We didn’t take pictures of the bands but still had a rad time jumping around and avoiding being shoved by sporadic and sort of fake mosh pits (fosh pits? mosh fits?). On the bright side, we went to Momofuku for a lovely pre-concert meal. We shared a bowl of soft serve, that was of a very peculiar flavor. I often enjoy tasting new flavors, especially when it comes to frozen yogurt, but their soft serve flavor was Sweet Pea. I honestly can’t say if I liked it or not, it was just…different. Also found my new favorite market and a Chinese bistro that’s supposedly really good called Plump Dumpling, possible deliciousness?

Dress: Topshop

Purse: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Loafers: Vintage Ralph Lauren

Holy Ghost!
Hot Chip

Tshirt: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Shorts: Vintage Jil Sander

Purse: Vintage Dooney & Bourke

Shoes: G.H. Bass & Co.

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Home Sweet Manhattan

What better to do than to watch a beautiful film on a beautiful Sunday! Especially if that means watching Woody Allen’s Manhattan. Besides the fact that I simply adore old films, I am utterly enamored of Woody Allen movies. This movie in particular, Manhattan, stars Woody Allen (of course), Diane Keaton, and Meryl Streep. The entire movie is lovely, wonderful, and perfectly quirky. I guess you could say its a film about romance, but it’s a bitter-sweet tale of a man’s love for the city.

Because the movie was made in the late 70s, the way the characters dressed illustrated that specific moment in time. Loved it! Woody Allen wore his signature glasses throughout the entire movie, while Diane Keaton constantly wore a crisp blouse with a broad-shouldered blazer. Meryl Streep, with her long luscious hair, wore silky blouses and long skirts. And the young Mariel Hemingway, who played Tracy, also dressed beautifully. If you haven’t seen this movie or even heard of it, then you must watch this delightful film!


Manhattan isn’t just great, it’s the kind of movie that makes you wish you’d made it. No, I’ll go further still: Manhattan makes you wish you were a better person. ~Neil Labute, filmmaker

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Oxford Jazzies

Oxford shoes and classic lace-ups have made their way back as an enormous trend. Luckily for us, Osborn Shoes has a particular array of oxfords. Although these shoes have the basic lace-up design and shape, the patterns on the shoes are incredibly retro, bright and bold, one-of-a-kind, and fantastically eco-friendly. Each shoe is handcrafted from traditional and recycled Guatemalan fabric. Osborn shoes also have booties, but they’re line of oxfords has the loveliest name: Oxford Jazzies. Can it get more perfect?

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Free People’s Vintage Loves Collection!

Get excited! Free People is launching a new collection of hand picked vintage items, and this lovely collection arrives in exactly a week! The name of the line, Vintage Loves, is one that I love because you all know how much I love vintage. The line consists of dainty dresses, handmade jewelry(!), beautiful blouses, and leather purses. So if you like any of these things, visit FreePeople.com on August 9th. Till then, enjoy the video!

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What A Day For A Daydream

Photos by Jonathan

Romper: thrift store

Espadrilles: thrift store

Rings: brooklyn flea market, greenwich street fair, and cartier

Happy Thursday! The weather has become cooler because of the rain, which is spectacular! Gatsby, my great dog, my brother Jonathan, and I wandered along the Hudson River. As I’m writing this post, Gatsby is barking from underneath my bed… This week has been extra lazy. Nothing super eventful happened, except that I ate lots of cookies and have been slowly reading This Is Your Brain on Music . And now, I kind of want to bake some cupcakes and doodle.

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Life’s a Beach

It’s the last month of the summer, which means it’s time to visit the beach! I love the uniqueness of the swimsuits of this spring/summer, it’s a fresh and modern revival of the swimwear of the 50s. High-waisted bottoms and unique one pieces, how delightful!

diane von furstenberg

emilio pucci

marc by marc jacobs

shay todd

vix


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Simplicity Pleases The Eye

(chloé; image from vogue.co.uk)

Simple designs never cease to succeed! Come this fall, there will be a lot of minimalism shown in collections. These pieces might seem a bit grown-up looking but definitely capture elegance. While browsing the fashion shows online, I found designers who made this trend very chic and wearable. This trend shouts ‘never judge a book by its cover,’ the outfits are not attention-grabbing, but the beauty inside is what is alluring (cheesy enough?). Each designer below has a collection that is classic and simple with the perfect amount of unique details.

Stella McCartney

Chloé

Giambattista Valli



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