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A Week in Review
New commute due to Hurricane Sandy
This has been an exciting and strange week. I’m thrilled that President Obama was re-elected (yay for vagina freedom!), ecstatic that I got to see Rihanna perform at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show, and irritated that New York City got hit with another (colder) storm. Thankfully the snow is melting away, but my heart goes out to those who suffered the impacts of Hurricane Sandy, and then had to experience a snowstorm.*
The majority of this week was focused around commuting into Manhattan since my normal subway was still flooded (a small price to pay from such a severe storm). As much as I hated walking an extra 20 minutes in the freezing cold, I admit it was refreshing to change things up a bit and notice certain streets and areas that I’ve otherwise neglected. I think the highlight of this week though (aside from Obama’s re-election!) was meeting fellow San Franciscan and jewelry designer of my dreams, Tamar Wider of The 2 Bandits!
This weekend I’m doing the necessary switch of my summer to winter wardrobe accompanied by many glasses of wine.
This weekend’s project: Clean and organize my accessories bureau
Major fan freak out moment seeing Rihanna at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Vintage Bottega Veneta bag I scored for $25 at a thrift store in Brooklyn
Unexpected November snow storm melting away
Meeting Tamar from The 2Bandits and previewing her latest collection at The Reformation
*Help those who have suffered from Hurricane Sandy by giving a donation to the American Red Cross Hurricane Relief fund. Every bit counts!
I’d like to preface this post with two things: 1) I can hear the shrieks from my SF friends about this Mets jacket. This is not a fan jacket, it’s just a jacket. Had I a Giants one, I would wear that too. 2) I’m not a Mets fan. (I actually don’t really care about baseball — way more into football).
Now onto more important matters.
This jacket has been with me since high school. It first belonged to my friend Andie (actually, it belonged to some kid named Justin first. I don’t know Justin but his name is written in sharpie on the tag), but I borrowed it so often that she ended up just letting me have it. Though it’s normally something I’d never even consider when perusing the vintage racks on Haight Street, there’s something about a bright satin line jacket that just rubs me the right way — kind of like a man who normally wears these kinds of jackets rubbing his beer belly at the game (hot dog in mouth should also be a part of this visual).
Since high school however, I really haven’t worn it that much, but it beckons my name every time I peep into my closet. Finally, after four years in this big city, I decided to brave the streets of New York and all it’s crazy Yankees fans and wear a sports jacket for a team I fail to care or know anything about. Because to me this jacket isn’t about the team. It’s about the satin. The almost fluorescent colors. The bubbly fit. The fact that it can add a playful element to the most sophisticated outfits (and leopard pony hair heels). And that it’s just one of those items I will never get rid of.
And that is my lesson in sports wear for the day.
Vintage jacket | Vince tank top c/o | Asos skirt | Walter Steiger heels | Proenza Schouler bag | Ray-Ban sunglasses | Catbird & Gorjana rings | Asos, Tom Binns, Jennifer Fischer, Odette, & 2Bandits bracelets
// photos by Emily Malan
There’s something so low key about living in Brooklyn that all I want to do is wear comfortable and relaxing clothing. Lately, that means a maxi skirt, comfortable tank top, and bold accessories.
I’ve been wearing this outfit for the past few days now because I love how easily it can transition from day-to-night. That’s the thing about summers in NYC, it’s just as hot at night as it is during the day, so sundresses, tank tops, and sandals are totally acceptable no matter what time it is.
// photos by Claire Meyers (@cmey)
I have a love/hate relationship with maxi skirts — not to be mistaken with maxi dresses for which I am always a fan. Being a girl with a toosh, I’ve always been a little self-conscious that maxi skirts only emphasize the area that I usually try to cover up. And then this salmony Sena skirt landed in my fingertips.
Due to my fear of the maxi skirt posterior enhancement, I was initially a bit apprehensive about wearing the silky number. But then I put it on. Rear fear went out the window. Flattering silhouette came billowing forth. A new favorite has entered my wardrobe and it’s not in the shape of skinny jeans, ankle boots, or anything black. Sound the alarms!
And if that’s not interesting enough for you, then perk those ears forward because Sena is offering one of you readers a skirt for your very own sidewalk trotting! Oh, but it gets better. If pink isn’t your color then perhaps you’d like to choose from the nine other colors it comes in!? You lucky duckies! Here’s what you gotta do to enter to winny binny.
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- Leave a comment below with your favorite TV show growing up.
// photos by Emily Malan
THIS GIVEAWAY IS NOW CLOSED
CONGRATULATIONS SARAH! You won the Sena skirt! Please email me with your address, size (2-10), and color choice!
Thank you all so much for participating! I have now watched so many throw back tv shows on Netflix. I think my favorite was Hey Dude or Care Bears, which I’m not ashamed to admit I continued to watch well-through middle school.
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