Monday, January 30, 2012

Not So Basic Blue

Not far from our apartment, there is an area full of giant old warehouses.  The crumbling brick facades make for a pretty cool background.
I'm a huge fan of comfy knit sweaters, even more-so when they have cool and interesting details like the asymmetrical hem and metallic coating on this one.
The bright sunny morning really brought out all the colors, the blues were brighter and the metallics and glitter details really popped.
I had to take advantage of the warm sun to put aside my warm winter jackets and wear one of my favorite leather jackets.
I can't resist this pink lipstick, it's the perfect super saturated hot pink.  A simple necklace of layered chains and the glitter shoes picked up the silver in the sweater and the gold in the jacket and necklace.
Who said a sweater and jeans has to be boring?
Jacket: ADAM / Sweater: Funktional c/o Need Supply / Jeans: J Brand / Shoes: Zara / Clutch: American Apparel / Necklace: Forever XXI / Sungasses: Cutler and Gross / Lipstick: Make Up For Ever Professionals #36

Photo Credit: Husband

Thursday, January 26, 2012


Now that Winter has officially hit, I find myself pining away for Spring.  I re-purposed a beach cover up into a maxi dress with some strategic layering.
I "borrowed" this jacket from my husband.  I love the plaid on the inside of this jacket - it's all about the details.
I've had this necklace for years, I don't even remember where I got it.  I've had to restring the beads several times, but it is so worth it.  Such a great pop of color.
Thick tights - my go-to in the winter months.
I love how the skirt caught the wind, makes me wish for warm weather when I can wear it as it's original purpose - a beach cover up.
I love re-purposing items in their off season.  I was so nice to pull this dress out of my closet and wear it in the middle of winter - I plan on doing it again soon!
Jacket (Husband's): Barbour / Dress and Belt: H&M / Sweater, Boots, Tights: J. Crew / Necklace: Vintage / Sunglasses: Cutler and Cross

Photo Credit: Husband

Monday, January 23, 2012

Snow Day

We finally had some snow in Brooklyn - first time since Halloween!  Had to go out for a walk to take advantage of the wintery conditions!
The super white light brought out the colors in the sweater, blouse and lipstick.
The red lipstick against the white hat and black hood, it was a major snow white moment.
The bow on the blouse allows for the pattern to be brought out from behind the sweater and become a focal point.
The sweater offers a little bit of neutral and a little bit of pop at the same time.  Perfection.
Wearing warm tights under my hole-y jeans keeps me warm and comfortable even on a cold, blustery day.  Layers are definitely my go to for winter.
Jacket: Gap / Sweater and Shoes: Old Navy / Shirt: ADAM / Jeans: Current Elliot / Hat: Urban Outfitters / Tights: J. Crew

Photo Credit: Husband

Thursday, January 19, 2012

Dead End

It was super grey out (and freezing cold), so I decided to brighten things up with some colorful layers.
 I reworked this dress (last seen here) into a flippy mini-skirt.
 Belting my trusty chambray button up over the dress gave some definition.
 The colors in the Fair Isle pattern in the sweater picked up the color of the skirt perfectly.
I've had this Foley + Corinna bag for years (in fact the label dates back to when the bags were produced under the Anna Corinna label!).  It's one of my favorites, the leather keeps getting better with age - and it could literally fit my life inside.
I rounded things out with opaque tights and penny loafers.  Warm, easy and colorful.
Sweater: Gap / Shirt and Necklace: J. Crew / Dress (worn as skirt): Madewell / Tight: Target / Shoes: Bass / Belt: Urban Outfitters / Bag: Foley + Corinna / Sunglasses: Cutler and Gross

Photo Credit: Husband

Monday, January 16, 2012


The colorful graffiti is so unexpected on the side of this unassuming building.  But looking closer you can see that there is a major transition in the works and this parking lot is well on its way to becoming an urban garden. 
 I love the oversized neck on this sweater.  Even without sleeves, it's super warm and cozy.
It was so warm out on this particular day that all I needed was this lightweight blazer.
 The details on this sweater are great.  Who doesn't love side slits?
This colorful graffiti wall was the perfect contrast to my super neutral outfit.
I can't wait to check back this Spring to see the final outcome.
Blazer: J. Crew / Sweater: Denim & Supply / Jeans: EmersonMade / Boots: Steve Madden / Sunglasses: Cutler and Gross / Bracelets: Vintage

Photo Credit: Husband

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Oh La La

So the Gowanus Canal is not the Seine...OK, it's not even the East River, but it is right around the corner from our apartment in Brooklyn.  And on a bright, sunny day it can be almost pretty. Almost...
Whenever I wear these jeans, I feel like I'm channeling my inner 1970s-self.  High-waisted, stone-washed, bell-bottomed.
I kept things weekend casual, pairing the jeans with my favorite striped shirt.
And of course, my favorite red cap.
...and red leather gloves
I've had this jacket for years now, it's a simple, wool swing coat, but the inside is a plaid pattern and I love the toggle buttons.
All in all, I felt like I was channeling my inner French girl, simple palette and classic shapes.

Jacket: Gap / Top: American Apparel / Jeans: EmersonMade / Boots: Steve Madden / Hat: Madewell / Sunglasses: Cutler and Gross / Gloves: Unknown

Photo Credit: Husband

Monday, January 9, 2012


I've come across such great scenery since starting this blog—it makes me appreciate Brooklyn and the neighborhood even more.
When we stumbled upon this cheery wall in Gowanus,  I decided to take advantage and show off some bright colors of my own. 
New York City finally got its first taste of winter this past week. Maybe if I wear enough bright colors, those icy gusts will turn into tropical breezes! 
Well, a girl can dream. But a bit of color in the cold can definitely take off some of the chill. 
I'm sure whoever painted this wall would agree—color is totally uplifting in any context.  And if the wall wasn't enough to give me a boost, these shoes could certainly do the trick.
I loved how the screaming blue brought out the neon pink in my thermal, making it even brighter than it looked on its own.
 Time to find another bright spot!
Jacket: ADAM / Sweater: Denim & Supply / Shirt and Necklace: J.Crew / Pants and Shoes: Zara / Sunglasses: Cutler and Gross

Photo Credit: Husband

Friday, January 6, 2012

Due North

I only have a few more pictures from our trip up to the Adirondacks over Christmas - between family and food, there wasn't a whole lot of time for pictures.  It's pretty casual up there, more about warmth than fashion.  Warm layers on top and comfortable pants on the bottom.
This scarf was hand-knit by my mom.  She even spun the wool to make the yarn.  She's super crafty!  The bronze pin holding the scarf together is actually a hair clip that my mom just passed along to me.  My dad brought it back for her from his solo motorcycle trip through Europe in the early 1970s, which makes it extra special.
I added a gold belt for a little sparkle in an otherwise super casual look.
So these boots are not exactly practical in the snow...I didn't keep them on for long.
Blazer: ADAM / Pants: Rugby / Shoes and Belt: Zara / Scarf: Hand-knit (my mom's) / Pin: Vintage hair piece

Rosenbklyn was featured on Tomboy Style, Lizzie is so cool and her blog is amazing.  Welcome to all those who came over from her blog.

Photo Credit: Husband

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Glitter Bomb

Generally I shy away from skirts like this (uber-fitted), but I decided to take a step outside of my comfort zone and take a chance on it.  Aside from it majorly shortening my stride, it is actually quite comfortable.  I ended up wearing it with my gold sequin tee (seen here) for New Year's Eve.
Framing the colorful skirt and shirt with grey helped pull the whole look together.  I kept accessories to a minimum - aside from the broach.
Let's face it, the stars of the show (aside from the skirt) were the shoes.  Who doesn't love a bit of sparkle in the afternoon.
I ended up cutting off the second strap of these shoes - it fell right where my ankle bends and made them uncomfortable.
Sniping off the strap made them a bit more wearable.  And with there being two straps, I had no trouble keeping them on my feet.  I've been eyeing them for ages and finally purchased them on sale, I'm happy I could make them work.
 The vintage sunglasses are hand-me-downs from my dad.  And the top provides a nice bright pop.
Blazer: ADAM / Top: H&M / Skirt: BCBG / Tights: J. Crew / Shoes: Zara / Broach: Unknown / Sunglasses: Vintage

Photo Credit: Husband