Thursday, April 19, 2012

my week so far

I have been lazy. Yesterday I hosted a casual dinner for my friends, but other than that, I have been very lazy lately. These are some images from my weekend through to last night (Wednesday night)

I spent Saturday lounging in the sun with beautiful friends and surrounded by equally beautiful flowers. We explored Brooklyn Botanical Gardens and frolicked amongst the newly bloomed cherry blossoms.

I also treated myself to an amazing banana cream pie.

And more recently, had a quiet Wednesday night to enjoy my new-ish candles.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

endless summer

I love music. I haven't always though. My love for music is a recent development. It began when I first moved to New York in 2010. Before that, I had always had a boyfriend and I think this lack of loneliness (for lack of a better work) meant I never needed anything more to occupy my mind. Then I got an iPod (a generous gift from said boyfriend) before I moved to New York and discovered a whole new way to bide my time. 

While I never felt lonely those first few months in New York I definitely noticed "me" time becoming more prominent. Since then I have come to crave music and listening to it, alone, in my room is one of my favorite things to do. 

I won't even attempt to list my favorite bands/artists because there are just too many and I am so fickle that the list is likely to change on a daily basis. One band that I quite enjoy, however, are the Jezabels. I went to see them last night at Bowery Ballroom. It was a Tuesday night and being the grandma that I am, was apprehensive about their 10:45pm start time but they were seriously great. 

Here are some large photos for your enjoyment. I love the lighting.



I love the sudden silence and desolation after a band finishes playing. Such a stark contrast to what was happening less than a minute ago.

Monday, April 9, 2012

mondays are not so bad

I know in theory Mondays are supposed to be the worst, but I've come to notice that, for me, Mondays are not so bad. 

Maybe its the expectation that they will be so, absolutely terrible that when its finally happening you find that its not as painful as you initially expected. It could also be because I don't mind getting up early (I certainly don't love it, but I can deal with it) or maybe its because my laziness is paying off for once; I keep neglecting to install curtains on my bedroom windows. 

I'm enjoying not hating Mondays, I hope this feeling lasts.

Wearing H&M scuba tee, Uniqlo Heattech tee, All Saints dress, Country Road ballet flats

Thursday, April 5, 2012

one plus one = one

I was not planning on doing an outfit post today, but I decided to wear my new jackets to work today and a lady stopped me as I was exiting the subway and told me I had a "beautiful jacket". Little did she know I was actually wearing two jackets and was immensely regretting that decision on account of my gross misjudgement of the weather. So alas, here I am, in all my sweltering glory, un-made-up face and all. Go ahead, you can now judge me.

I'm wearing a (gifted) Sandro trench, Zara knit, Bassike jeans and Jil Sander boot, Casio watch

 As above, but with a Zara blazer

 This is what happens when you unzip the sleeves (so awesome and you can get it here) off the Sandro trench and layer it over the Zara (or any!) jacket.

 This is me. I don't normally wear makeup so I guess I shouldn't feel shy/ashamed about posting pictures of my bare face.

See how far a small compliment can go? I was not even almost going to do a post today, but this random lady made me feel nice so I decided to take advantage of my boosted self-esteem.