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dress xxi, wedges aldo

I spotted this dress on a girl a few weeks ago and fell in love with it. She was the epitome of laid-back summer cool. Last week I stumbled upon it, hanging alone in mish-mash of discarded items. Yes!

photos by Joe Zwielich

Jeffrey Campbell CLINIC

How fabulous are these shoes??? I am seriously obsessed! The buckles! The mirror! The cut-in wedge! Drool. I pull up this page at least once a week and stare at them (haven’t managed to find them in a store). I even chased down a girl at a Lady Gaga concert so I could see them up close! She thought I was nuts, but I had to see that side panel mirror for myself. Totally worth the odd stares.

That being said, why haven’t I bought them yet? Despite all thier fabulousness–and the rave reviews for style and comfort–I haven’t pulled the trigger yet. The 5″ heel isn’t the issue, I can walk in that no problem. Is it the closed toe? It’s a hot and steamy summer and closed-toe shoes seem constrictive. I also think the pointed toe looks a bit weird. Or is that just me? Even though they aren’t quite office-appropriate, I’d probably wear them anyway. My coworkers are used to my sky-high shoe choices, and these would be no different.

blazer spiegel, t-shirt old navy, skirt aqua, shoes 9 west, black necklaces vintage

Now that I’m almost finished with Operation Closet Clean-out, I can see the gaps in my wardrobe that make creating new and interesting outfits challenging. I have plenty of skirts and pants, but hardly any shirts. No wonder I always feel like I’m wearing the same thing! And when I need a jacket or sweater, 95% of my options are black. Satin, cotton, long, cropped, boyfriend, beaded, velvet, ruffled—all black! Yes, yes, I know, New Yorkers are supposed to live in black, but I’m trying to break that habit. This bright pink number is one of the few colorful exceptions.

photos by Joe Zwielich

jacket mandee, top and camisole the limited, jeans gap, shoes joan & david

This shirt is one of the few pattern pieces in my closet. I always feel a little overwhelmed in prints. Something to work on….

photos by Joe Zwielich

top warehouse, shorts macys, shoes aldo, hat san diego hat company

Another steamy day, perfect for running errands in Brooklyn. Nothing I could wear would keep me cool. I love this hat, but still haven’t decided if I like it on me, or even the best way to wear it. At an angle? Pulled low? At the crown? Guess I need to experiment more.

Operation Closet Clean-out is underway and I took a bag of stuff to Salvation Army and a bag to Beacon’s Closet. I traded for a raspberry shirt and turquoise dress. It’s more of a party dress than everyday dress, but I fell for the shades of green. I also checked out the Artists & Fleas market and few vintage stores. Then it was off to dinner with the girls over in dumbo. A great day in Brooklyn!

Last night was my first show. My photography class hosted an exhibition of our final projects. I chose street vendors as my subject. I love how they are on every corner, but they fade into the background, part of the city noise. We barely notice them–unless we’re hungry!

We hung our pics, invited friends and family, and enjoyed wine and cheese. Even though I had seen the collections come together in class, I was blown away by the final presentations. Everyone did such an amazing job.  

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