Thursday, May 31, 2012

Down by the River

At the end of our Catskills weekend, before we got back on the road towards Brooklyn, we stopped to fuel up on caffeine.  As we headed back to the car we discovered a great little park and we took a few moments to enjoy nature before heading back to the big city. 
It was super hot when we got into the city, so I was happy to have worn a cool dress.  I love that the hemline is longer in the back.
I've worn these sandals pretty much every chance I've had since I got them a couple weeks back.  The bright neon pink adds a the perfect pop to whatever I'm wearing.
I had my trusty chambray shirt on hand for the cold AC in the car.  The tire swing looked really inviting.  I was definitely wishing that my bathing suit wasn't buried in the car.
Shirt: J. Crew / Dress: Lush c/o Need Supply / Sandals: Zara / Sunglasses: Cutler and Gross

Photo Credit: Husband

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Weekend Getaway

Unfortunately, due to a short and very busy work week, I wasn't able to get another outfit post in.

To celebrate the holiday weekend and our first anniversary, my husband and I are headed out of the city to the Catskills!  I am looking forward to some fresh air and a weekend with no set schedule.

You can follow me on Instagram - @sarahrosenberg - for updates throughout the weekend (when there's cell service that is!) and I'll have some proper new posts next week.

Happy Memorial Day!

Photo Credit: Red Cottage Inc.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Blue Suede Shoes

When wearing an outfit that is super basic - grey shirt and black skirt - I like to add little splashes of color or points of interest to keep things dynamic.  Like, for example, bright pink lipstick.
Or bright blue suede shoes.
I decided to partake in the knot-your-tee-shirt resurgence.  It gives some definition to the waist.  And I can channel my inner Kristen Stewart.
I love to see simple shoes in a bold color peek out from underneath a maxi skirt.
I borrowed this hat from my husband.  Does a nice job of protecting my head from the sun (and covering up my roots that are in desperate need of touch up).
This skirt is actually a dress that I made myself a couple months back.  My sewing projects are generally pretty free form (i.e. no pattern and I'm usually not 100% sure what they'll turn out to be in the end).
Since the dress is to the floor with a relatively high neckline - I figure leaving a bit (OK, more than a bit) of my back exposed can't hurt!
Dress: Homemade / Shirt: Club Monaco / Shoes: J. Crew / Hat: Billykirk / Bag: Balenciaga / Sunglasses: Cutler and Gross

Photo Credit: Husband

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Wild Flower

As a city dweller, it's always a treat when you stumble across little patches of green that aren't (too) garbage strewn.  This one happened to be across the street from a great park we discovered in Red Hook a few weeks ago.
It was so beautiful this weekend.  I took full advantage of having no need for sleeves.
I have had this shirt for a while - last summer I chopped off the sleeves making it a tank.  While it's not exactly appropriate for all occasions with the armholes being so low - it certainly keeps me cool while biking around on a warm summer afternoon.
I have also had these shorts for several years now.  They remind me of something I would have loved when I was little - super flowery and girly.  I certainly feel like I'm channeling my inner child while being super on trend with floral.
Looking at this picture, you almost could forget I'm smack in the middle of NYC.  I'm still getting used to biking in the city - these sandals were perfect for the occasion.
Shirt and Shorts: H&M / Button down (carried) and Shoes: J. Crew / Sunglasses: Cutler and Gross / Bag: Balenciaga

Photo Credit: Husband

Monday, May 14, 2012

5/13/12 Weekend Recap

1. Though Thursday night is not quite technically the weekend...I would have to say that's where my weekend started off.  I managed to get a quick walk in on the High Line before meeting up with a couple girlfriends for some drinks at Half King.  Catching up with them was so much fun.  Though I think we all universally wished it had been the official weekend when we had to get up for work the next morning.

2. Kept things low key on Friday night.  Our local grocery/specialty shop makes the best sandwiches in the neighborhood.  When we heard they were doing a Friday night price-fixe dinner, we gladly signed up.

3.  Dinner consisted of two choices for your starter and main course plus desert.  All the food was fantastic.  It's so nice to see a local place coming into it's own - especially when they do such a great job.

4. Saturday was spent in Red Hook with the husband and sister-in-law - taking advantage of "The Total Red Hook Immersion."

5.  Brunch at Home Made with a complimentary bottle of Brooklyn beer.  It felt like summer had officially arrived sitting out back in the shady garden enjoying good food and drinks.

6. From brunch we biked over to Rocky Sullivan's.  We got there too late in the afternoon to secure a table on the roof, but it's definitely on the list of places we have to get back to soon.

7. We took a break from immersing ourselves to bike around the waterfront by Ikea.  They made a great bike path that does a nice job of reflecting the industrial feeling of the neighborhood.

8. After all the sun, food, and beer, we were pretty done for the night.  We were pretty lazy on Sunday morning too - catching up on TV shows, cleaning up the apartment, relaxing.  But we did manage to fit in a trip to Milk Bar in the late afternoon.

9.  The husband went for the salted caramel ice cream while I went for the cereal milk ice cream.  Both were pretty amazing.  As is everything I've had there...they make a candy bar pie.  Need I say more?

10.  I swear my husband is actually happy about the beer that's in front of him!  We wandered back over to Jalopy Tavern for a pre-dinner drink.  Sunday was beautiful as well - we had to take advantage of as much outside time as possible.

11.  There was a serious jam session outside Jalopy Theatre (the music venue next door to Jalopy Tavern).  We listened for a bit before heading home for some dinner and getting ready for the upcoming week.

Happy Monday!

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Thursday, May 10, 2012

Construction Zone

You can't go wrong with simple layers.  It ended up being significantly warmer than I had anticipated so I had to ditch my rain jacket.  Luckily by the end of the day the rain had stopped.
My sweater worked to brighten up the dark jeans and button down.
I love how the bright coral color works against the taupe in the sweater.  Such a fun combination.
The long button down shirt offers a bit of coverage but the sheerness keeps it from feeling overwhelming.
Red, patent wedges?  Don't mind if I do.
A simple outfit kept interesting with a few pops of fun color.
Sweater: Old Navy / Shirt: American Apparel / Jeans: J. Brand / Shoes: LRL / Jacket: Filson / Bag: Balenciaga / Necklace: Forever 21

Photo Credit: Husband

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

A Short Story

After a slew of rainy and overcast days, it was a real relief to get some sunshine.  It warmed up just enough to break out some shorts for the afternoon.
I layered a blazer over a lightweight sweatshirt to ward off chill - it got significantly cooler in the shade.
I love the details on this blazer - the exaggerated lapels and waistline.  The give a pretty basic piece (a black stretch cotton blazer) a bit of edge.
I've been looking forward to taking these shorts out since I put them away at the end of last summer.  The super classic style gets a major kick from the bright neon pink color.
It's so nice to see some green in my surrounding these days - now if only the sun would stay out!

Blazer: ADAM / Sweatshirt: American Apparel: / Shorts: J. Crew / Shoes: Zara / Bag: Balenciaga

Photo Credit: Husband

Monday, May 7, 2012

05/06/2012 - Weekend Recap


1. Friday night was date night.  My husband had been out of town for the last couple weekends, so I was pretty happy to have him back.  We had cocktails at Little Branch before heading back over to Brooklyn to eat dinner at Van Horn Sandwich Shop.  The Chicken Salad was amazing.  It was so nice to be able to eat in the back garden.  I loved the oversized twinkle lights.

2. Spent Saturday morning relaxing.  We cooked up a huge lunch using up some of the veggies from the first delivery of our CSA.  Time to start getting creative so we can use them all!


3. Saturday afternoon we got dressed up in our Derby Day best and met up with friends at the Bell House to watch the race.  Sadly, none of the horses we had won.  But it was spectacular people watching.  The Bell House always knows how to throw a good party.

4. After the Derby, we relocated to the Jalopy Tavern.  The bar, located in the Columbia Waterfront, just reopened (it used to be Moonshine).  They have a mean mixture of cajun peanuts and candied bacon.

5.  After Saturday's festivities, Sunday morning was pretty slow.  We took advantage of the nice weather and biked over to Prospect Heights to meet up with friends for brunch.  

6.  Sunday afternoon was spent finally getting in a much needed run, (though a run after a big brunch is not exactly the best idea), cleaning up around the apartment, and getting a hair cut.

7.  On the way home from the movies (we saw The Avengers), I finally caught a glimpse of the moon.  A bit hard to capture on camera - but it was huge and beautiful!

8. Now I'm about ready for a weekend from my weekend!

Happy Monday!

Thursday, May 3, 2012

No Slouch

I got this skirt to wear for a special occasion (New Years Eve).  Since then, I've had to be a little creative with figuring out ways to wear it in my everyday life - it's not exactly my usual style!
I opted for a longer sweater - both for warmth and to offer a bit of extra coverage.
I kept things more on the casual side with a slouchy grey tee.
I loved how the grey and gold looked next to each other.
I also made sure the tee was long enough to offer a bit more coverage as well incase I had to ditch the sweater.
I'm looking forward to wearing these sandals throughout the summer.  The navy color is a bit unexpected - I haven't come across many navy shoes - and I love it!
Now, if only the sun would come out and warm things back up!
Sweater: J. Crew / Tee: Club Monaco / Skirt: BCBG / Shoes: RL Collection / Necklace: Forever 21

Photo Credit: Husband