Sunday, July 27, 2014

Happy Sunday!

Photo from my instagram. ModCloth watermelon dress (on sale) and Ray-Ban glasses. Find my watermelon nail tutorial, here.

This summer has been flying by, and since I've been on the go, I feel like I've barely taken advantage of it and all it has to offer. In order to make up for lost time, or maybe just because we had a little visitor in town, we condensed many of our favorite summer activities into the past week: picnics and bike rides on Governor's Island, exploring Prospect Park, activities (and ice cream!) at the Brooklyn Piers, a trip to Coney Island. We're taking Roxy back to Florida, tomorrow - but in the meantime, I rounded up some links I'd like to share. Happy Sunday!

- Bobby and I are taking Roxy Mae to see Cinderella, today, and I'm wishing I had this dress from Chicwish to wear. But I have plenty of tulle and lace in my closet, so I'm sure I'll figure it out.

- A unique take on the monogram: kaleidoscope letter necklaces.

- This shark sleeping bag is the second best sleeping bag in all of history. Second only to my Care Bear sleeping bag that rolled up into an actual stuffed Care Bear, which I had when I was little. It was awesome.

- File this Alice and Olivia unicorn bag under "things I desperately want but do not need."

- Bobby was featured on Blake Lively's new site, Preserve. Check it out!

- The visual spacing between Harry and Sally. Now I want to watch the movie all over again, and maybe go to Katz's.

- My mom sent me this video and I've watched it at least five times, since then. I'm so inspired by Tim's accomplishments and his outlook on life, and hope to one day visit his establishment for some breakfast and hugs. Please watch this - and then, let's all do a dance of magic in the morning. It will make mornings so much better!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Slipshod Alterations and Vintage Mod Minis

Outfit details:
Ray-Ban #5226 glasses
modified vintage dress
Cole Haan "Pinch Penny" loafers (c/o Cole Haan) 
perfect Miku (c/o unicorns and rainbow magic)

I got this vintage housecoat the day before we went on our road trip, and in my utter lack of patience I decided to bring it with me. That wouldn't be much of an issue, except it required quite a bit of reworking - it was much longer and wider than I wanted. I wanted it to be less of an oversized housecoat and more of a mod mini, but I also wanted to get more than a couple of hours of sleep. So, I did a slipshod alteration job in a matter of ten or fifteen minutes, ripping seams and sewing hems without bothering to pin or measure. Despite the fact that it looks like the hem doesn't line up, it actually (and surprisingly) does, at least more so than the pictures let on. It's far from perfect but until I feel like pulling out the seam ripper and redoing it, it will work! Now, I just have to finish the rest of my "to mend" pile, which grew from one basket to two. I'll get around to it, one of these days...

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Five Things About Me

It's time for another five random things about me (see the last post here). Please share some random things about yourselves, in the comments! I would love to know more about you all.

1) There is no food I hate more than water chestnuts. I've always disliked them, but I have a really bad memory related to them that makes them even worse.

2) When I was little, I had three names picked out for any future horses I would get: Aurora, Maleficent, and Merrylegs. Aurora and Maleficent would have preferably been Arabian mares, Saddlebreds, or National Show Horses (a mix of the two) - light and dark, respectively. Merrylegs would have been a Shetland pony, because they're adorable. Clearly I wasn't too creative, because those names come from Sleeping Beauty and Black Beauty. It didn't matter, because all of our horses already had names when we got them. And they were none of the breeds I mentioned (though Spanky was Anglo-Arab), but I couldn't possibly have loved any other horses quite as much as I loved them.

3) Much to my mom's chagrin, I used to refuse to get pedicures. The idea of anyone touching my feet kind of freaked me out; it wasn't because of being ticklish (I'm not ticklish, at all) but because I'm prone to ingrown toenails and also because I just have weird anxiety issues about new, unknown territory. I was forced to get one because of a shoot (about four years ago), and realized that they're the best thing in the world. What was I thinking?

4) I used to ride my purple Huffy bike around my block and play "Maneater" by Hall and Oates on my walkman, over and over. Keep in mind that this was a tape, so it required me to stop and rewind it whenever the song ended. I thought I was so cool...and I totally was. I wasn't allowed to go past my block, so I basically lived my life in a small, continuous loop.

5) One of my cats, Kitty Boos, sleeps on my shoulder with his face resting on mine. He wakes me up by purring very loudly, burying his head under my neck, and licking my face. It's really cute, and also really difficult to breathe, sometimes. Thanks for the smothering love, Boobear!