Friday, May 30, 2014

LOOKING BACK

MACKAGE FOR ARITZIA LEATHER JACKET, VINTAGE SHORTS, NIKE 'AIR MAX 1 VINTAGE' SNEAKS


my computer has been making funny [and by funny i mean
scary] noises lately, which was just the kick in the ass i needed
to clear some large files off my macbook [please don't die, baby.
need you].  this process is taking longer than expected though,
since i've been utterly distracted by the plethora of quality
photos that i haven't had the time to attend to.  here's one from
about two weeks ago when i first received my splurge of the
moment [cue josh schwartz credit] and new best friend--this
mackage leather jacket.  seriously... we're inseparable.

speaking of josh, he called me in the midst of writing this post
and has convinced me to be social.  also, he says hi.  i'll look
back at my collection of thousands of photos later and share any
shots that i deem spur-worthy.  later, guyz.

PHOTO BY IKE MACHOVER

Thursday, May 22, 2014

BACKBREAKING LABOR



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walking around new york city is backbreaking labor. when
come home at the end of the day after lugging around my
laptop, my heavy computer charger, an extra pair of shoes, a
liter water bottle and a plethora of "just in case" items in a
one-shoulder tote for miles (yes, i walk several miles a day...
east side problems), my back fucking hurts.  well, i'm over
torturing myself and am officially seeking out the perfect
backpack that doesn't sacrifice style for comfort... yes, they
exist. these are my inspiration, but i'll def be thrifting and
ebaying so that this dream backpack doesn't replace breaking my
back with breaking my bank

Sunday, May 18, 2014

WORK HARD...



...play 1/3 as hard.  i don't go out like i used to, but
that doesn't mean i can't have fun.  last night, my a cappella group and i had an awesome performance at the bitter end, which
was followed by an after-party at a pirate-themed bar.  emily
joined us and got a taste of the ridiculousness that is my group
of friends; i don't think we scared her off, so that's good.  

so much love for everyone i was with last night/am with every
single weekend.  you make my sober lifestyle feel very,
very drunk.

Wednesday, May 14, 2014

THE WHITE STRIPES

H&M TOP, AG JEANS, SCALA HAT, H&M FAUX FUR PURSE, LUCKY BRAND BOOTIES, URBAN OUTFITTERS WATCH

i must admit; my closet is stacked right now.  there are so
many items i've been meaning to share with all of you--it's just
been a matter of when and how [i'm a busy, busy girl these
days]. this shirt from h&m is one of those purchases that i'm
super content with.  the white stripes [not to be confused with
the band] are classic, elegant, and were relatively inexpensive. 
also, love hats now, if you haven't already noticed

by the way, the bag, shoes, and watch i'm rocking in these
photos are going to be for sale on the shop that i'm launching
this summer.  yes, i'm adding another project to my life.  and
yes, that was shameless plug for #theSHOP.  this is my blog.  
i do what i want.

i am now going to snuggle this furry purse before it is picked up
by some lucky girl [or guy... we don't discriminate here] come
june 1st.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

PART III: FOTOS


the final segment of my three-part blogumentary: fotos.

long story short--brooklyn, chinatown, and some dr. seuss-looking
lounge in the mondrian hotel [i dig it].

lots of new things coming up on spur of the moments.  see
instagram for some previews... *cough* online shop *cough*

Wednesday, May 7, 2014

PART II: FRIENDS

SATURDAY: TALULA DRESS FROM ARITZIA, STEVE MADDEN LEATHER JACKET, ADIDAS
SNEAKERS, RAYBANS, AMERICAN APPAREL "A" NECKLACE
SUNDAY: JENNY'S JACKET, AG JEANS, H&M PLATFORM SHOESSCARF MADE BY ME!
LAST PIC: ARITZIA TANK, ZADIG & VOLTAIRE CANVAS TOTE, BDG BF JEANS, H&M CARDIGAN


oh boy do i love my friends, and yes i am qualifying that puggle
puppy [that i may or may have not attempted to steal] as a
friend.  i almost got away with it, i swear.

to somewhat organize the haphazardness pictured above, i'll write
a brief lengthy narration:

on saturday jessica, eli, bert and i went to smorgasburg to
enjoy some of the best eats brooklyn has to offer.  bert,
our unofficial tour guide, then guided us to northern territory
so we could rest our feet while enjoying some incredible views +
good weather.  then, of course, because this city gets smaller
and smaller every day, i ran into elivia and becky of markt brooklyn!
we unintentionally ended up having a mini business meeting
[since i'm never not working], but it's all creative and fun
and exciting, and that does not count as work in my book!  more
on our collaboration later.  in the meantime, check out
their instagram-based shop.  they're killin it over there!

on friday night, i went out with kelsie, noah, josh, alex,
and carl to fat baby where we danced our asses off and
essentially fucked around for a few hours.  it was wild and crazy
and fun, even for a sober person.  another brilliant project was
birthed from that dance sesh, but more on that collaboration
later.  [by the way, my outfit from that night will be
photographed properly at a later date, because those two denim
pieces are my official favorites at the moment, and they deserve
all of the internet attention.  because denim has feelings
too...]

on jessica and eli's final day in nyc, i took them to soho to
show off my new office location [and the neighboring mondrian
hotel].  we also hit up china town so j could get her hands on
some "tory burch" earrings, because what's a trip to nyc without
some good, quality [well... that's arguable] knockoffs?

although all of this running around gave me a respiratory
infection, i am still elated with how wonderful jessica's visit
was.  she will always be my unofficial sister.

part III: fotos is coming up next [as if you haven't seen enough
fotos already...].

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

FOOD, FRIENDS, & FOTOS. PT I



lots of eating happened this weekend [as it always does when
visitors are in town] and lots of photos were taken.  so many, in
fact, that i had to break up the breakdown of this past weekend
into three parts: food, friends, and fotos [alliteration is cute,
right?... right???!].  

anyway, here is part I of the triple-f trilogy: food.  the
pictured items were consumed by either my friends, my family,
myself, all of the above, or none of the above.  


in order:


-joe: soy latte [me]

-bantam bagels: everything & pb+j [no one and me]

-bleecker st pizza: white slice & chicken parm [jessica and eli]

-katz's deli: blueberry blintzes & sour pickle [josh aka
"j thang" and me.  josh- you officially blintzed my blog.  and
no, i'm not giving you credit for coming up with that!]

-katz's deli: cheesesteak, potato latkes & two pastramis [alex
aka "apple pie", kelsie+me, carl, and nick]

-katz's deli: dafuq?  i can't even address this... [noah]

-red hook lobster @ smorgasburg: tuscan style lobster roll [bert and me]

-home frite @ smorgasburg: fry cone with truffle mayo [jessica and eli]

-the good batch @ smorgasburg: goodwich ice cream
sandwich [jessica, eli and bert]

-northern territory: whiskey cooler carafe [jessica, eli and bert]

-mister softee: chocolate dipped vanilla cone [jessica]

-le pain quotidien- organic carrot cake [jessica]

-uva- salmon with roasted endive and asparagus [ike and me]

-uva- espresso [me]


i have a feeling this is going to be a popular one.
#foodporn #satisfied #amirite?


Friday, May 2, 2014

BACK IN TOWN

 ARITZIA MUSCLE TEE, H&M PANTS AND SHOES, $4 GOODWILL BAG :D, RAYBANS, "A" NECKLACE FROM AMERICAN APPAREL


jessica is my best friend.  we have a long distance relationship. 
i see her once a year, twice if i'm lucky.  she's back in new
york city.  i think she should move here.  she makes me laugh.  a
lot.

also, this gorgeous weather has given me opportunity to
properly rock my blue suede shoes [finally] and less clothing
[finally].  hi 70 degrees and sunny; my best friend and i are
going to take advantage of you now!

PHOTOS BY JESSICA FRANKLIN AND YOURS TRULY