Posts tagged ‘photos’
I complain about the subway a lot. It’s either overpacked, smells horrendous, or delayed when I desperately need to be on time. But as much as I detest it’s unreliability, it also happens to be one of my favorite sources of inspiration. I get a lot of writing material on the subway, and I also find a significant amount of outfit ideas while riding the L train. Though I hate to admit this, I am the ultimate creeper on the subway and take snapshots of outfits or pieces that catch my eye. True story: I took a photo of a girl wearing this bag last summer and went on a scavenger hunt to find it. Yes, I could have just asked her where she bought her bag but I lack those guts.
Photographic proof c/o my iPhone
Anywhozit, while scooting across town via the underground tunnel the other day I creepily spotted a girl who pulled off black, white, and denim better than anyone I’ve seen wear black, white, and denim; which is a lot of people considering it’s a common style combo south of 14th street. While there was nothing particularly “special” about her outfit — denim jacket, black skirt, white sweater — she had that je-ne-sais-quois-I’m-so-comfortable-right-now look about her that immediately had me regretting my choice of leopard jeans and bulky sweater that bunched up under my jacket. Ugh, why was she so cool?! And why are my sleeve holes up around my shoulders?!
I took a sneaky pic of the outfit as I was exiting the train (I KNOW THIS SOUNDS SKETCHY!!) so as not to forget it when I found myself in an outfit rut the following day. And now here you see me testing the style, though my I-don’t-give-a-hoot attitude is not nearly as convincing as L-Train-Girl’s — see pursed lip photo below.
Old Navy jacket (similar awesomeness) | Stray Heart shirt (launching this summer!) | Zara skirt | Pour La Victoire boots | Saks beanie | Alexander Wang bag | Karen Walker sunglasses
// photos by Emily Malan
Amsterdam Photo Diary
Hello jetlag! I’m back from a 48 hour whirlwind in Amsterdam for the launch of Hasbro’s lifestyle addition with Hanazuki!
Though I’d been to Amsterdam before (19 years old…studying abroad…you take it from there), this was a totally different and amazing experience. I got to go with three friends/bloggers (Claire, Christina, and Kim), and despite all of us having no idea what time it was (we arrived with next to no sleep at 6AM on Tuesday), we all had an awesome time doing everything from making custom leggings with the Hanazuki creators to meandering the streets and poking our heads into stores to a photo shoot in an old warehouse to a night out on the town dancing at discotheques.
And while it feels great to be back at home, I wouldn’t mind hopping back on a plane and doing it all over again this weekend.
Here’s a photographic recap of my time there!
Thank you to Hasbro and Hanazuki for an incredible time!
Never did I think that silk electric blue pants would have a place in my wardrobe, but when I saw these suckers there wasn’t a moment’s hesitation to click and buy. This was at least two years ago and still, these pants find themselves in frequent rotation.
At first I would only pair them with more neutral pieces — grey t-shirt, black sandals, white blazer, for example — because I figured that electric blue pants didn’t need anything else to give them any extra flavor. But, as the old saying goes, “more is more,” and recently I’ve gone equally as bold with my accessories and shirts.
You’re guaranteed to get some looks on the street, but really, who cares about that?
// photos by Emily Malan
Sweet Cherry Pie
As someone who feels most confident in jeans, boots, and a leather jacket, I used to dread the summer because I was forced to shelve my favorite outfits. But in the past few years I’ve really started to embrace summer apparel beyond the world of cut offs and tank tops, and I actually get excited about all the cutesy summer dresses I get to break out!
This cherry print dress is about as girly as they come so I didn’t hesitate to wear it to our 4th of July barbecue at the beach. Round of applause for me not spilling ketchup all over it.
// photos by Claire Meyers (@cmey)
I come from a family of early risers. For the adolescent part of my life, I tried to force myself/pretend that I could sleep well through the morning and sometimes even into the afternoon. This was a constant battle…with myself. What was it about sleeping in that I thought was so cool?
Those days are long gone now as I fully embrace that I am my most productive self in the early mornings, coffee cup in hand. This post is an example of that. I woke up at 6AM, wide eyed and bushy tailed, ready to seize the day. So what did I do with those first few hours of my morning? I hung art on my walls like a crazy person. It may be a first that I’ve woken up and immediately done something involving a tape measure and hammer, but I’m quite satisfied with the results!
Now onto the rest of the day…