i usually hesitate to wear this dress because of the semi-bubble hem that can sometimes look a little messy. but the one shoulder ruffled detail makes this dress so elegant too, and when paired with the sky high siriano heels from payless (5.5 incredible inches) i feel like i'm soaring in royal blue heaven. photos taken at chelsea's high line.
sorry about the lack of posts recently, just started work tuesday...
dress - go international by target | shoes - siriano | accessories - vintage & f21
haven't visited style.com in a while. i know, shame on me :( but amazingness has stumbled upon the world... ysl's resort 2010 collection is stunning. please go take a look at it NOW if you haven't seen it yet. here are some of my favs.sorry about the weird sizing i pasted into paint. anyway, the most incredible collection of salmon pinks, classic resort trimmings, tailored jackets, graphics, and PRINTS i've seen in a while. look at that first outfit!!!! (look 8 on style.com) i also want some ankle strap shoes now even though they'll make me look shot and stumpy. damn. oh and that raving red jumpsuit.... hot, hot, hot.
my day in pictures after battery park sunbathing:
coolest deteriorating wall ever on 28th and 6th.
[out of focus, sorry... blame my silly point and shoot]
officially the best mcdonalds (leather chairs??) on 56th and 8th.
columbus circle - its beauty speaks for itself.
pretty boring outfit actually, but chelsea-piers ready. the beading and braiding on the back of this tank make me really happy. super lightweight cloth and perfect for summer days, so the black isn't too bad... my bird necklace reminds me of miumiu's coveted swallow print... hah. if only.photos taken by chelsea piers and up along 59th street by the hudson. i love summer.
yes, the outfit pics are edited a bit to add a vintage-esque touch to them. basically adjusting saturation contrast etc, really basic stuff, i'm pretty clueless with photoshop or whatnot actually (use gimp, don't have the program). a lot of my friends and some readers ask me whether i edit photos - i have a point and shoot, so yes, i play with brightness and contrast usually to make my photos as clear/real as possible . wish i had a good camera but to be honest, i don't know how to use a lens. it's next on my to-do list though! photography is just such a powerful art form and i desperately lust to learn...experimented with pics an hr apart with lots of sun coming in though at both times. the top has a faux-denim trim and is so lightweight, perfect for the 90 degree weather that hit nyc Thursday. kept accessories light since metal attracts heat/ my usual heap of jewelry would have melted me.
if you can't tell already, i love brooklyn. especially williamsburg. it's hipster, but much more than that...just simply hip, imo. quite the galvanizing graffiti, perfectly stimulating window displays, and just one of a kind structures everywhere. if you live in/near nyc i promise you a visit won't disappoint.
 not williamsburg, but in west village - sweetheart bakery/cafe. sorry just like this photo.
 bedford ave station, L train - so many bikes!got me excited.
 amazing structures to the left of blue bottle coffee, stop #1 in wiliamsburg..
 another awesome structural window display, to the left of structures in #3
 crossing the bridge. paint is red but so perfectly faded to a weary & chipped pink...
 glimpse of amazing graffiti. so vibrant. proof that williamsburg = hip-chic.
was sitting in the kitchen yesterday with a few minutes left before i had to head out, and noticed how beautifully the light was hitting the room. it just so happens that everything in our kitchen is vintage-esque (check out the fridge... sorry it's blurry but i promise its really cool) and thus goes perfectly with my almost entirely vintage outfit (sorry i think i've worn this exact outfit before. but in a different setting...) anyway my chains and leather belt with charms and delightful trinkets are possibly two of my most beloved closet beauties at the moment... they go so well with practically everything. and the white pleated skirt is secondhand, but was almost brand new when i pulled it from the racks. i think the floral patterned blouse is pretty self explanatory i have lots of these... haha but this one's european and vintage as well, not f21.