Wednesday, October 29, 2014

nola stroll

dress: nanette lepore (old), sandals: zara

My husband and I took a mini-vacation back in September where we stopped through New Orleans on our way to Destin, FL. Brad's last venture to NOLA was in college, but I haven't been to NOLA since I was a little girl. I have vivid memories of my parents letting my buy a plastic turtle from the aquarium, and then dragging that poor, plastic turtle up and down the hotel lobby on a rainbow leash that I guess I carried around just in case? That was my animal obsession/dolls are real phase that lasted for quite too long in my now mid-twenties opinion. 

Anyways, our time in New Orleans was sorely limited, so we tried to adventure around the French Quarter as much as possible. I wore this very old little Nanette Lepore dress that I would normally pair with dressier heels, but as we were walking long distances, I opted for more comfort than more style. And let me tell you that my hair has not been this frizzy since 8th grade, when it was really really really frizzy and straighteners had not yet been introduced into my world. 

New Orleans truly was another world, with a magic of it's own. The charming homes, cobblestone streets, interesting (very) shops were all delightful sights for me, and I loved the experience of exploring it with Brad. Unfortunately I have this very bad, and very unfair, habit of comparing every walkable city to New York. Other cities lose every time, except for maybe Paris and London, so I tried to shake off my New York allegiance for the day we were in New Orleans. We had a truly wonderful mini trip to NOLA, and of course I have a few more pictures and recounts to include in other blog posts. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Sunday, October 19, 2014

pink vs. blue

blouse: tucker, skirt: banana republic, shoes: manolo blahnik, sunglasses: celine

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

denim cutoffs

tee: theory, jean cutoffs: levi, shoes: belle by sigerson morrison

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

vintage and eclectic

dress: vintage from Paris, shoes: sara, necklace: anthropologie, sunglasses: dior

I opted to wear this fun, vintage dress to a designer market event one Saturday in Dallas. It was so hot here (per usual), and this dress is really nice for VERY hot and very casual and eclectic events, mainly because it looks like an "updated" version of something Laura Ingalls Wilder would have crafted for herself in her little house on the prairie. And eclectic this event was. When Brad and I walked up we felt like we were in an alternate universe where graffiti covered dumpsters were swimming pools, concrete parking lots were beaches, and Brooklyn Brewery tallboys and Topo Chicos were always free. It was awesome and weird.

I paired my vintage dress with some nude Zara slides, my go-to summer sandals for the past 2 months, and a brightly colored necklace from Anthropologie that matches the dress almost perfectly in a non-perfect sort of way.

Friday, October 3, 2014

pink panther

blouse: zara, pants: alice & olivia, shoes: lanvin, purse: chloe, necklace: anthropologie, sunglasses: celine

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

casual saturday attire

top: h&m, shorts: joe's jeans, shoes: zara, bag: chloe, hat: anthroplogie

A few weeks (maybe months?) ago, Brad and I had the best Saturday ever. We slept in, went to Einstein's Bagels, saw Begin Again at the Angelika, AND went to Neiman's Last Call (the good one). It was the most perfect day. 

When I lived in NYC, my roommates and I would go see Saturday morning movies. We wore our pajamas, or something equivalent, stopped along the way for a bagel and coffee, and smuggled it into the theatre. It was one of my favorite New York rituals/traditions, and I love that Brad and I have re-created it here in Dallas, even if it's not quite the same. 

Also, we LOVED Begin Again. Gosh, that movie was so good and made me pine for New York and made Brad pine for the musician's life (sort of). I listened to the soundtrack for the next 2 weeks straight and imagined that I was back in New York. Sigh. 

I think everyone must see that movie! Go, now!