Friday, August 29, 2014

6 Cool Pieces For Fall!


To me there are only a handful of pieces that make a difference:

Wide leg culottes.  

Hers are from Topshop.  Wear now with sandals and open toe heels. Wear later with short or  tall boots.


The cape coat.  

 Buy one in black or grey and wear it over slim cut jeans or trousers. 


The calf length skirt. 

It's a ladylike throw back that looks just as cool with heels or with flats or a pair of trainers.
Buy in wool, leather or faux leather. 


Classic brogues or oxfords. 

Updated with a pointy toe.  


The chunky knit jumper.  

Wear a small knit with a big skirt or wide leg pants.  

Wear an oversized knit with a mini skirt or skinnies. 

Photos: Karen Blanchard/Where Did U Get That

The maxi floor length skirt.  

Wear now with sandals and a t-shirt and later with boots, knits, blazers or bomber jackets.

Get fall outfit ideas (from last week's post).


Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Sex Pistols

studded leather jacket

I f*@king love this jacket.  A completely unplanned purchase found when popping into a fave vintage shop.

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Jacket: Vintage shop in the East Village. Similars from Asos mens or this sick one for women.  Sandals: Celine (summer creepers). Similars on House of Fraser and Nordstrom.  Shades: Ray-Ban

Have you noticed on days that you take an unplanned trip into a shop 'just to see' that you always find something? And that when you are actually looking for something that you don't find anything?  This  corresponds with when you have money (you see nothing) and when you don't have money (you see everything) but that's a whole other story. 

ps. I didn't realize that it said Sex Pistols on the back until I got home.  It could've said 'you stupid cow' on the back for all I knew... I'd still have taken it.   Photos taken a few days ago. 


Wednesday, August 27, 2014

22 Things I Didn't Know Until I Worked For Myself

White decor ideas

Since leaving my 9 to 5 day job, you can read more about that day (here), I have had to adjust to working from home.  As a result there are certain things that I didn't realize would happen until I was actually, well, working from home.

Here are a few of them in no specific order:

The week and weekend blur into one - there is no 'weekend' or 'working week'
You forget what day it is because you don't have the Monday or Friday on/off routine
The dreaded Sunday night back-to-work-in-the-morning feeling disappears
You never really have a day off
You can work in pajamas 
You stop watching the clock waiting for 'lunch/home time'
It's a feast or famine income
The UPS and FeDex drivers know you well
The UPS and FeDex drivers are curious to know what you do for a living
Your subway metro card cost drops dramatically
There is no such thing as a public holiday weekend
You understand what 'hustle' means
You can work anywhere in the world as long as you have wifi and a laptop
You don't get that TGIF feeling
The space behind your chair is neat for possible video Skype calls...
...but you have conference calls looking like something the cat dragged in
The quiet: You can go all day without saying one word
You can sleep in...
...but you have to be self disciplined
You learn that uncertainty is a part of doing what you want for a living
You can go days without any physical adult interaction
Working on your birthday is not mandatory.  Mine is today so I'll do a half day ; -)

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Feel free to add to this list if you're in the same boat!

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