Thursday, June 24, 2010
Yesterday, I had the pleasure of meeting up with fellow Brooklyn style bloggers, Jesse.anne.o and (vegan indie)WhatIWore. They were both really lovely and we got vegan ice cream and checked out the consignment shops in the Lower East Side. It was fun to meet with folks who know a lot about you through the interwebs.
I picked up these red suspenders, something I've had my eye on via Ebay and Etsy, at the Buffalo Exchange. They have some minor signs of wear, but I am super stoked. I plan to wear them with a grey pencil skirt, black pumps, and a blouse in the fall to teach. Maybe not on the first day though. (I may chicken out. Stay tuned for updates). Today, they make up part of my second attempt to be colorful, and I think the orange, red, and yellow make work, in perhaps an overly literal way. We are off to take our kitten out for ice cream. It's a long story.
To make a long story short, my 75 year old landlord is a bit nuts and thinks she's in love with me. And therefore I avoid talking to her at all costs, and including neglecting to inform her of our kitten. Today, there are inspectors coming so we are hightailing out to a yogurt place by the park, kitten in tow. The awkwardness of the situation was made apparent to me last December, one month after moving, when she called me at home and insisted I come to her apartment, where she built me a fire, told me about our past life together, and sang me a bad song:
Top: thrifted, shortened and taken in
Suspenders: thrifted (Buffalo Exchange)
Jeans: Levis, via Macy's (mom), skinnied by me
Shoes: BC Footwear, via Nordstrom Rack