Like I blogged before, I’m not into the full-on lace look, makes me feel like an old lady. But I’m kind of digging the lace details on these numbers… especially this first ivory number with the secret zip lace compartment:
Yeay! Urban Outfitters finally just publicly released their holiday items online. I posted a peek to their lookbook a few weeks ago here. These are my favorite pieces (minus the zebra print jacket… it’s not online yet) in newly photographed angles with links… gotta have this sequin cardigan!
Although work attire is simple and relaxed here in the Middle East, I remember back in my NYC days, it was an entirely different story. I at first ran around to job interviews wearing my sister’s black, Jcrew, pant suit. Then later after scoring a job, I had to keep up with my stylish workmates who shopped waaaay more than I did. Of course, work dress code depends a lot on which field you work in and what position you might hold, but overall, New Yorkers are known (amongst a billion other things) for their fabulous work getups.
These days, I not only work in the high tech industry, which is notorious for it’s relaxed work attire, but I work in a country that doesn’t enforce any kind of work dress code. (or any kind of code code period.) It’s such a breeze! You wake up, shower or not shower and throw on a pair of dog haired jeans and a crumpled up top you grabbed from the dirty laundry. Who cares?
Well, sometimes I do. I can miss those L train fashion packed commutes, rallying uptown in the morning then back out to Billyburg in the evening, peering over at a girl’s skirt impatiently swishing around while waiting on the platform, or a boy’s sneakers planted directly below my subway seat gaze. Each day was truly a full day of fashion inspiration.
I’m enjoying the newer pieces from Silence & Noise lately. Their simple and tough-ish aesthetic is something that personally suits me well. I love the exposed front zippers, the flattering skirt shapes and the dark color palette…
All from urban outfitters
I don’t know about you, but sometimes I find it hard to not look like a stereotypical American tourist when wearing shorts in the summer. There are, of course, ways of getting around that “American” (not that there’s anything wrong with that) look, by maybe wearing a pair of unbelievably hip sandals or dangerously short 80’s shorts, or by sticking with this year’s obvious solution, the “romper.” But let’s face it, we can’t wear a romper every day. This summer, I want to make shorts cool again! Like really cool. How will I do that you ask? Well, I’m still working on it… but we can at least start with some shorts that won’t make you feel too much like a Griswald.
Lately, I’ve been taking a day each weekend to get out of the city for a field trip. It doesn’t need to be far or fancy, just peaceful. Last weekend, moseyman, dog and I found the perfect huge field to wonder through and breathe fresh, perfectly temperate air. Miles of crops surrounded our sandy path. We saw potatoes, radishes and carrots bulging up out of the ground, we smelled acres of fresh parsley, and the only noise we heard (besides the occasional fly-by dirt bike hooligan) was the sound of field wheat gently brushing one another in the wind. The dominating wild flowers were unbelievable. With the sun bobbing in and out of the clouds, it was cold one minute and hot the next. These kinds of outings require stylish comfort and light layers. So, I decided to create a collage of some affordable field trip picks… Inspired by wheat fields and open skies…