Some pieces are just designed to wear over and over. For example, I got this striped jacket at H&M ages ago and it is the perfect Spring/Summer jacket even after all these years. Secondly, I did my first DIY nail art this week. I tried this polka dot nail design I saw on Pinterest. I think I need a bit more practice, but I am still pretty proud of the outcome.
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Here’s a fun fact. The building behind me is the tomb of Ulysses S. Grant, American Civil War General and 18th President of the United States. Who’da thunk ole Grant would be buried in a gigantic tomb in Harlem? Well he was, and the building is very beautiful. I highly recommend that you visit it if you are ever in town.
In other news, it was raining during these photos so my hair isn’t looking it’s best. Sorry, not sorry.
Shoes: Nine West | Dress: Banana Republic | Bag: Persifor
I have a love-hate relationship with animal prints. Sometimes I love them, but other times I think they are basically the worst. This usually makes for fun “blog self-reflection days” which happen when I look back on my blog to see what I can get away with re-wearing. Sometimes, if an animal print outfit catches me on the wrong day, I will be all like, “ewww what is that outfit?! I look like a polyester cat” (because animal print stuff is almost always made from polyester). Then I am all like, I am never wearing that top/skirt/shoes/belt/bracelet/etc. again!
But by the time I make it to my closet to dispose of the offending item, I like animal print again. Thus the cycle repeats.
Good story, right?
Shoes: Nine West Outlet in Harlem | Dress: Asos | Jacket: Forever 21 | Necklace: J. Crew
Dear Critter Sweaters,
Thank you. You have carried me through Fall and Winter beautifully (and fashionably). But the weather is getting warmer and now I must retire you for the season. But don’t fret, I will hang you on cedar hangers and bring you back out again in November.
Okay, see you soon, critter sweater friends!
at the present I am…
♥ wearing: My trusty Ralph Lauren button down, skinnies and nude flats
♥ listening: Kacey Musgraves’ album — Same Trailer, Different Park
♥ reading: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
♥ watching: Mad Men — isn’t everyone?
♥ doing: My nails. I am trying to get better at painting my own nails. I think I am making progress, if I do say so myself.
♥ loving: All the blooming trees in the city. Gorgeous.
♥ hating: Leggings as pants. But you already knew that.
♥ wishing: For a puppy!
♥ wanting: A whole piece bathing suit. I think I might get this midkini first, though. Baby steps
What about you, lovelies?
I just want to start by saying that no camera can truly do this skirt justice. It is like a bright, crazy, neon color explosion. It is a quintessential Lilly Pulitzer (RIP) piece and I am so excited to own it and wear it all this Summer/Spring.
May I also say that this was my first “stockings-free” day on the blog? Though, I think it might have been a bit premature. It actually wasn’t warm enough to go sans tights and Lilly Pulitzer is an anomaly in Harlem so I was basically freezing and everyone was staring at my crazy skirt. Despite all this, I think my legs were excited about seeing the light of day, even if they did feel like popsicles by the time I got home.
Yes, I’m wearing chambray again. Sorry I’m not sorry.
Flats: J. Crew | Skirt: Lilly Pulitzer | Chambray: J. Crew
Flowers are blooming, bees are buzzing. Could it be?? Has Spring finally sprung? It sort of looks like it, though at times it doesn’t feel like it. At this point, though, anything is progress. This weather has been brutal.