February 2014 Outfits

Sunday, March 2nd, 2014

February 2014 OutfitsSo this was February. I wore a lot of boots and a lot of slippers. And, true to form, a cardigan in more than half of these photos.

I didn’t capture every day, there was slacking off around my birthday when I got sick. But, this is what I wore. I’m hoping that by the end of March some warmer weather clothes will come out to play.

Summer Boden Goodies

Wednesday, June 5th, 2013

Photos from bodenusa.com

I haven’t ordered anything from Boden in a while, so I’m really excited for these. From top left going clockwise: Retro Pocket Dress in Sapling Sixties Floral; Casual Tunic Dress (I have 2 of these already) in Ivory Lupine; Leather T Bar Sandals in Seaspray; and Sorrento Dress in Pewter.

Boden packages are the best kind of thing to get in the mail.

So Adam Ordered the Coat

Friday, February 8th, 2013

That guy. I couldn’t stop talking about the Marimekko raincoat for Hannah, and he was going to try and get over to the store during lunch this week to get it. But then it popped up on the website (it wasn’t there when I checked), and he ordered it. And it. Is. Amazing. 12 months size, so she’ll grow into it all spring and summer. Entirely fabulous.

Happy Birthday to me!

Hannah’s First Halloween

Friday, November 30th, 2012

I was looking through pictures last night and realized that I never posted photos of her first Halloween costume. There really was no Halloween this year, but we did get dressed up to go visit my mom the weekend before the storm. I spent months agonizing over Hannah’s first costume, planning a coordinating theme for the family, and I was so proud of this. I really wanted to show her off, but in the end we had just had a brief photo op in front of my mom’s and a quick tour around a very bizarre Halloween party at the Parks and Rec building in my hometown. It consisted of a hayride around the Little League field and a strange dance-type thing happening inside the building. The hayride line was down the block, and loud dances are not really Hannah’s cup of tea yet.

But, I still think her Halloween experience deserves to be recorded for posterity Especially since it’s November 30th and holiday posts are about to take over my life. Last chance.

So here is Hannah the sushi:

She loved eating that fish.

And we are…packets of soy sauce!

I painstakingly made shirts for Adam and me using my Cricut, t-shirt transfer paper, an online Japanese translator, and a really sharp X-Acto knife. I loved them!

And, of course, Nana loves sushi, too.

Fashion, Fabric

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

On Monday Meredith and I went to see the Alexander McQueen exhibit at the Met. They’re opening on Mondays just for this exhibit, and you can pay more for a ticket but avoid the now infamously long lines. So worth it, the exhibit is incredible. They don’t allow photos at the exhibit, but check out the link to the exhibit’s blog: there are some excellent photos and videos of the exhibit highlights. Two of my favorite pieces are shown in the “Romantic Gothic and Cabinet of Curiosities” post, the wooden boots (with the leather top) and the spray painted white frock. I loved the stories behind those, the audio guide is a must.

Meredith and I also ventured over to Pins & Needles, the new quilt shop on the Upper East Side. It’s an adorable, well-edited space with just the right combination of prints.  Including some hard-to-find (and incredibly pricey) sproutdesign prints. I’ve actually lusted after the Australian brand’s fabrics for a few years now, but I’ve never seen them in shops here. I splurged on a 1/2 yd of this great car print.

Meredith picked up some great prints for a new project. Love this shop, the staff were so sweet.

They do needlework as well, and they have tons of classes. I bought a hedgehog needle project, and I may just have to look into one of the classes.