Sweet Saturdays

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Who turned on the damn oven outside??? This weekend the heat was nothing shy of scorching which leads to the perfect example of the saying “Be careful what you ask for”. However, I am preeeeety sure I didn’t asked to be baking on the side walk. For this post I decided to keep it simple with floral shorts and a white flowy top. I would usually tie a flannel or a cardigan around short shorts to keep from feeling too exposed, but these shorts have been long over due for some sunlight.

Best,

S

What’s in your summer bag?

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Summah Summah Summah Timeeee!

It is officially summer and I can finally kick back and relax! Being that this is my LAST “Thank God School is over and summer is here” I want to make sure I take advantage of my break. So to get in gear for this highly anticipated season I have compiled a list of “Summer Essentials” for that cute bag you will be toting around.

1. A camera- Any sort of point and shoot device is fine, but I prefer the kind of making sure the flash is off before putting it in your bag type disposable camera. Let’s be honest, Instagram is cool and all, but there is nothing like having an actual photograph to frame or put in a book of memories.

2. Sunscreen! The sun is all nice and dandy but those UV rays can definitely damage your skin. And just because you slapped on some sunscreen early this morning does not mean you are out of the woods. Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every few hours depending on the SPF number. The higher the number the lower number of times it needs to be reapplied.

3. A journal- Note that I did not say diary but a journal. Use it to jot down notes, thoughts, memories, numbers 😉 etc.

4. Umbrella ella ella- Just in case the weather starts being a bit bitchy.

5. Sunglasses- These are always a necessity no matter what time of the year it is.

6. Gum- Not only does it freshen your breath for that guy’s number you jotted down, but it also staves off the need to snack in between meals.

7. Chapstick- Preferably Burt’s Bees….just because I love them.

What’s in your summer bag?

Best,

S

The Mood

Before I go into the details of this awesome outfit post, I just want to say….SORRY.
Sorry for leaving my blog high and dry for the past few weeks. Because of the new semester, it has been hard posting regularly, and since I am big on written content I didn’t want to just  leave you guys with a page full of photos and no thoughts behind it.

So before I drone on….

The Mood.

I am finally on “spring break” and I use this term loosely because when I think of spring break I picture days spent half naked sauntering on the beach eating frozen treats. However, my “spring break” consists of me going to museums and art galleries all while trying not to be blown into traffic by the wind. Sexy.

So for now we will give this break a more appropriate word; recess.

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These recess days have been nothing short of lazy, so to emulate the mood I wore one of my favorite casual outfits; leather under a knitted dress. This is hands down one of my favorite outfits just because I don’t have to worry about adding accessories, shifting or pulling things down.

It’s just easy.

While strolling through the Meat Packing District looking for a place to shoot, I saw this huge gold house surrounded by white space. I certainly wasn’t expecting it, but I was intrigued, so my friend and I went in hoping to find an explanation for this cabin. The exhibition is  called “America” by Will Ryman in the Paul Kasmin Gallery and it is absolutely amazing. Click here for the video of Will Ryman explaining his inspiration for the exhibit.

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{Knitted Dress, Leather pants and Thick Knit Infinity Scarve: H&M}

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{Boots: Jeffrey Campbell}

I love these shoes! They are so comfortable and can be worn with anything.

S/N: They’re on sale. You can thank me later. 😉

Best,

SMD

Schoolin’ life

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With the chill of winter and zealous beginnings of spring semester, I find myself….happy. Yes, happy, despite the inhumane treatment from the weather and a few new unhinged professors. Just like previous first few weeks of school, I want to start off on the right foot, ya know? At least LOOK like I have my shit together although after a month in I will be smashing the snooze button into oblivion and rushing to class with barely enough time to brush my hair….story of my life

On the bright side, without the copious amounts of homework so far, I’ve had time to actually get ready for class! This outfit was inspired by 15 years of “First Day of School” attire and to be honest I haven’t looked quite this nerdy since Grade School. My favorite piece is the Brown Leather Backpack that I’ve had since high school when I was obviously waaaaay to cool to want to wear it. There was just something about having a school bag with more than one strap that I thought was stressful and inconvenient. However, nowadays with my new found obsession with any and everything leather I don’t want to take the damn thing off!

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The leather panels on the shoulder and shape of the hem keeps the knitted dress from looking too serious.

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My fabulous one hand Andy Warhol inspired nails!

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{Coat: Alloy, Collard Shirt and tights: H&M, Dress: Zara, Shoes and Ring: Urban Outfitters, Watch: Coach, Backpack: Handmade by D. Brozzi, Lipstick: Ruby Woo M.A.C}

Awkardly happy but what’s new?

Best,

SMD