Monday, December 26, 2011
So, christmas has just passed, happy holidays to you all! I had a quiet weekend back at home on LI, just my parents and my little sister and older brother. We watched movies like The Dark Crystal, The Labyrinth, The Never Ending Story.. don't worry, A Christmas Story and Elf were in there too, ha! My pops kept a fire going in the wood burning stove all day on christmas eve, and my mom made a delicious dinner. I got some awesome coffee table books and some perfume. I slept on my sisters floor on an air mattress in what used to be my bedroom. She moved into it from her room upstairs earlier this year.. kind of weird not having a room at home anymore. But she did paint it a really cool color and covered this wall with magazine cut outs and stuff. She's pretty cool, loves The Beatles and she got a book on Marilyn Monroe for christmas, who she says is her idol. Pretty cool inspiration in my book. Oh and my family got a new puppy, a black lab named Abbey like a month or so ago and I just got to meet her! So it was a really nice holiday weekend.
These photos have nothing to do with christmas. I was just bored and playing around with eyeliner, nothing too festive. I mean look, I'm in all black! I usually stand out like a sore thumb around town and on the subways where EVERYONE is wearing a black coat. I tend to wear a lot of color and I like it that way, so strange how many people wear black in this city.. anyway, I couldn't find my camera right now so these are some photo booth pictures. I havent used it in a while, truth be told I haven't used my mac too much since I got an Iphone, heh. But as soon as I find my camera I should get a few shots of what my place looks like now that we am all settled in and everything. You can kind of see one of our walls in the living room behind me and the window I'm sitting next to. I really dig this place, and want to share it with you all! It's kind of clean most of the time! Just the bedroom becomes a problem, I have a hard time hanging all my clothes back up!
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
So here are photos from my actual birthday. Once again, instagram photos from Courtney and myself. We started the day of by sleeping in a bit since we did stay up till about 5am the night before after dancing. I made breakfast.. er, lunch, for everyone and then we headed into willismasburg to go to Beacon's Closet. Really the only vintage place I would take people from out of town if they really wanted to buy a thing or two. They have the best prices and so much to look through. After I found some amazing shoes, and the dress I would wear later that night, we went over the B.A.D. Burger for my birthday dinner. It was really great, we had the place to ourselves and the food was delish.
Then after a quick stop home to get ready we went to the Bowery Ballroom to see Twin Sister and Widowspeak play. Soooo good! The both fo them! I only heard about Widowspeak when I heard they were playing with Twin Sister, but I have been listening to them non stop ever since. And they are from Brooklyn, so even better! Twin Sister was amazing as always, Andrea even gave a little birthday shout out to me :) After the show we just hung out at the bar there until heading home for a late night munchies feast. I made TJ's shrimp corn dogs! And we got some friend chicken from the place around the corner, hah! All in all it was a great weekend, I am so happy to have so many caring friends, thanks for a great birthday everyone, 24 feels like its going to be a good year!
Courtney and myself, and a quick bathroom shot in my new dress ;)
Late night waiting for the subway. Whenever I have guests in town the subway is running horribly! And there is Sam lookin bangin!
Fried chicken in my new nightie from Andrea and her boyfriend/bandmate Gabel. Shrimp corn dogs, new at Trader Joe's, so good!!
Sam and Chris trying their first slice on new york pizza before their drive home sunday.
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
So this saturday was my 24th birthday!! I was lucky enough to have some real great plans this birthday weekend with some really great people, I love birthdays! Since my birthday is a week before christmas, usually not too many people can celebrate with me, since there are lots of other holiday parties going on, and people are headed back home to their families and such. This go around I had a perspective 45 people wanting to celebrate my birthday with me the night before at Otto's Shrunken Head tiki lounge for their once a month "Rebelnight" where they DJ 50s and 60s pop and rock. And all people I really love, I was surprised to see I have 40 friends hahah.
I also had my dear friends in from western MA, Courtney, Chris and Sam, as well as my best friend Ali and her boyfriend Steve staying at my place all weekend. So it was a full house, and I love it! We went out dancing, I got a it too drunk, I got to wear a beautiful party dress that I have been saving especially for my birthday. It was a great night. Stay tuned for my photos from my actual birthday, we got to see my friends band Twin Sister play at the Bowery Ballroom, best birthday ever!
Above you can see my beautiful party dress, and Chris and my boyfriend Jeremy looking quite dapper for the occasion.
Courtney getting ready for the night out, bathroom photos with some great ladies, Leeanne, Anna and Alley
looking great even on the bathroom floor! and bad posture!
Courtney and I with one of the DJs, and getting down on the dance floor
Here is a little peak at some of my gifts from Courtney, Chris and Sam. And Courtney got me a waffle maker! so I made pumpkin waffles for everyone,
Tuesday, December 13, 2011
So last week was the launch party for The Loved One's launch at Dalaga in Greenpoint. Dalaga always throws some fun parties, I have been to a few in the past for the 5 year anniversary, FNO and the like. Always nice treats and drinks, lovely girls and lots of great clothes! I love the stuff Dalaga carries, I din't shop new too much.. or ever really.. but if I were to, this would eb the first place I would go. They have the most amazing collection of Seychelles shoes and all the right party dresses.
The evening was quite fun, lots of people came out to celebrate this fine collaboration. I ended up wearing a dress I had every intention on selling earlier that day. Hannah helped me take shop photos the same day, and this dress I had never even tried on really until that day.. then I did and I saw the photos of myself in it and just had to keep it! I felt very glamorous in that dress, I'll be sure to wear it again and get better photos. Check out more photos of the night below, and one of my favorite things, a photo of a gaggle of pretty internet girls!!
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Yay! An outfit post!! It really sucks that I have been so bad at capturing my outfits these days, cause since I have been back from St. Louis I have had a whole new slew of dresses from Donnaland, I have been wearing a new one like every day. This dress being one of them, maybe my favorite, I mean look at that print! And the cut is just right, definitely holding onto this one for a while! This coat is also from Donna, I picked up 4 coats when I was there! I was kind of in need of a new one, but now I have so many I can actually pick and choose and make my coat a part of my outfit, not just what goes over it. I can't really say wich one of those is my favorite, but this one has gotten quite a few compliments. I got these shoes the other week from Beacon's Closet, the tassels on the shoe laces made me cave in a buy them!
So pretty much all of the new items are now up in the shop, be sure to head on over and check them out, there are some really great colors in there. Everyone here in NYC wears black all the time, but I am drawn to so much more color, and that really comes out in the way I curate my shop. I hope you all like color too! Oh, and I just want to say thank you for all the kind words from my readers, a few posts back I mentioned how I am just not to driven in this whole blog thing right now.. but so many of you urged me to keep going! Saying nice things like I'm your favorite blogger, and a big inspiration.. gosh you guys. Way to make a girl blush!! I will try my best to stay at it, I really do love this community!!
Speaking of this great community, Hannah was nice enough to include me in her Holiday Gift Guide, urging you all to shop local, small businesses and hand made items. I am so on bored with this, give your money to people who really need it, where it counts, and for items made with love and often times the best materials around. Thanks Hannah for the mention!
Saturday, December 3, 2011
Okay, so I'm not doing as great as I was hoping on getting all of these listed today. I forgot I also had to do some laundry, go grocery shopping and stop at the post office. But I did get 11 new listings up, and still more to come! Here is some more of whats on it's way, or is already in the shop! So be sure to stop on over at Golden Fur Vintage and check it out!!