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shirt diy, tshirt mossimo, jeans citizen of humanity, boots frye, beanie roxy, glasses streets of nola

I spent the last four days in Maryland, helping out after my mom’s knee surgery. Whenever I go home, most of the time is spent around the house, so I don’t bring much of a clothing selection. This time around was spent driving to and from the hospital. By the last day, I was feeling grungy in my diy t-shirt/sweater, jeans and boots. The beanie smooths out (hides?) the last of my blowout. (I also got a much-needed haircut.)

While avoiding New York’s miserable weather, I whipped up this shirt/sweater combo. One old concert t-shirt + one thirfted sweater = lots of confused looks! Seriosuly–I wore it to work one day and several people asked “What’s going on with your shirt? Is it one shirt, or a t-shirt over a sweater?” I love to diy, but I usually need to follow some instruction. This project was from the Sistahs of Harlem book T-shirt Makeovers. Great book, full of fun and easy projects.

I came across this completely droolworthy London apartment in New York Magazine. I’m not usually a fan of beige interiors, but this place takes my breath away. The unexpected pops of color, especially the blue dining room ceiling, show a fearlessness in design I hope to accomplish one day.

My favorite piece? Those gorgeous, sculptural sensuous chairs. Designed by Ron Arad, the Three Skin Chair is only $4,032. Maybe Design Within Reach or another company will do something similar? Soon?

On a personal note, my apartment is almost this exact shade of turquiose. I love it!

sweater mango, blazer nordstroms, jeans citizens of humanity, boots frye, bag coach

As much as I hate to admit it, this look has become my go-to snow-day outfit: layers on top, jeans and frye boots. These boots are indestructible and I can step in puddles and through snow banks without a thought. Needless to say, I’ve been wearing them a lot lately. I am fortunate enough to be able to wear jeans to work, and these are the perfect length to wear with boots. They are pretty old and a few washing away from perfectly-ripped knees. I wish I had the energy to me a little more stylish, but weeks of snow and freezing temps has brought out my super-casual-dash-out-the-door attitude of dressing.  I am constantly on the go and when you get right down to it, I don’t want to worry about ruining my favorite shoes, nor do I want to slip and fall down the wet subway stairs.  What do you wear in this kind of weather?

Yet again, I woke up to the sound of shovels scraping the sidewalk. What does that mean? Another snow day in the city. Don’t get me wrong, I love snow. Nothing is prettier than the sleeping city  blanketed in white. But then the city wakes up, the snow turns grey and there are mini-lakes at every corner. Makes we wish I was somewhere else, somewhere like these breathtakingly beautiful beaches…

If any of these beaches look familar, that’s because you’ve probably seen them in a movie. Budget Travel did a roundup of the Top 10 Beaches From the Movies. Picture #3 is from Mama Mia, the only reason I want to visit Greece. Check out the rest, if you can stand it…

Say hello to my new favorite ring, found buried at the bottom of a bowl of bracelets at f21. It looks like a cross between a bird and a snake. I’m always getting compliments on it, and people are always shocked when I say f21. Love when that happens! F21 is a treasure trove of goodies. I stopped by before my recent trip to New Orleans and bought a bunch of fun accessories. What are some of your favorite f21 finds?

sweaters moda and f21, jeans gap, scarf aldo, boots steve madden, bag coach

This weekend was a brief reprieve from winter. Which, while lovely, made returning home to freezing rain and slush puddles all the more depressing. I’ve been thinking of moving, but have no idea where. I’ve always been infatuated with Berkley—I wanted to go to college there more than anything—but haven’t spent much time there. After spending the day wandering around, I’ve realized I am both too old and too young to live in Berkley. Too old for Telegraph Street, but too young for the quiet, charming streets on the west side of town.

This leopard scarf is one of my all-time favs. I couldn’t afford the YSL version seen oncelebrities everyone, but this one is an awesome substitute. I know I’ll be wearing this scarf for years to come.

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