What I Wore On Date Night

I wore this on a Monday night when my boyfriend and I had a mini adventure in the West Village. Most of the fancier places were closed so we grabbed a late-night corndog, were witness to fights and crazies as we walked, and enjoyed a fantastic s'more crepe at the Creperie. I felt just the right amount of dressy for a walk around downtown kind of night. 

The dress, a great find from No Relation, gives me subtle Mad Men vibes. It's the kind of dress either Sally or early Peggy would probably wear. Peggy's look has always been office/school-girl chic, but as she leaves Sterling Cooper Draper (Price?), you can visibly see her look change to fit her position and raise. Nowadays, Sally tries to push the go-go boot envelope, but this collar and pattern would fit right into her earlier ensembles as well. 

If you're into Mad Men Style, be sure and check out the Mad Style Section of Tom and Lorenzo, my favorite blog for TV recaps and fashion editorials. Their Mad Style posts are seriously a thing of beauty. They are so in depth and right on, I'm always amazed at the level of incite and commitment. I have them to thank for making me sound smart and/or insightful whenever talking about Mad Men.  

The little 60's purse was a gift from my ultra talented friend Millie, who graphic designs by day and DJs indie pop by night! 

what i wore:
purse: vintage
shoes: bass
sweater: vintage
leopard headband: monk
dress: vintage via no relation

Summer Lovin...

I know I've been totally MIA these days, but I thought I'd pop in with a few of my favorite summer looks. With a closet of rainbow tights and polyester dresses, I resisted summer-wear for far too long. The sun got brighter though and I realized, "There are just not enough sun dresses or sandals in my life." So far, some of my go-to items include this plain summer dress worn as a top, this bright, tropical skirt and buttercup bag above, along with my 90's sailor shirt below. The sailor shirt was a Goodwill Outlet find last winter that I'm excited to put to good use now. I opted for Ferragamo slingbacks over summer sandals (because toes are weird?) and they've become my perfect summer flat. They are comfy, but still make me feel fancy! What are some of your summer staples this year?
what i wore:
skirt: vintage
dress as top: vintage 
scarf: vintage
sunglasses: monk
what i wore:
shirt: thrifted via goodwill outlet
skirt: thrifted via monk
shoes: salvatore ferragamo via brooklyn flea
bag: vintage travel bag via brooklyn flea

My Top 50 Summer To-Do List!

It's July aka officially summer and I want to do lots of summery things!  I recently read two online articles titled "50 Ways To Make This Summer the Best Summer Ever" via The Frisky and "100 Things to Do Instead of Procrastinating on the Internet" via Gala Darling. I decided to culminate my top picks and *add a few of my very own. Here's a list of all the things I want to do in the next couple of months:

1. Have a dinner party & make something delicious*
2. Get a plant..maybe a cactus*
3. Go to Canada*
4. Do tourist things with a date. 
5. Have a stoop sale*
6. Wear a ridiculous sunhat and giant sunglasses to the beach
7. Take an evening walk and be fully present in the moment
8. Never pass up an opportunity to drink sangria.
9. Try something new with your hair
10. Hit up the farmers’ market and fill your house with fresh flowers (and cheese*)
11. Get a manicure of crazy colors*
12. Two words: Roof. Party.
13. Take a road trip, even if it’s just a couple towns over. Make a mix CD of wistful traveling music for the occasion.
14. Make boozy popsicles.
15. Check out some new music. 
16. Have an outdoor makeout session
17. Start making collages again*
18. Make a Flower Crown
19. Bring a blanket and a stack of magazines to the park.
20. Have a picnic dinner at sunset.
21. Use a disposnible camera in one day, get it developed*
22. Make friends with someone who has a boat. 
23. Do karaoke
24. Rip a lobster limb from limb.
25. Hang out with someone's dog*
26. Have your friends over for fancy cocktails and vintage boardgames (UNO!*)
27. Go to the zoo. 
28. Take a beginner's yoga class*
29. Draw pictures of the people I care about*
30. Go to the movies by myself
32. Lay under the stars with your best friend. Discuss the meaning of life.
33. Eat at all these restaurants.*
34. Give more compliments*
35. Write a letter to someone. Decorate the envelope.
36. Watch the sun rise.
37. Have a picnic in Fort Greene park. I don't go there enough!*
38. Start writing hilarious memoir instead of telling everyone what the title would be*
39. Create another mini-film with my friends*
40. Go to an outdoor movie viewing*
41. Make more smoothies*
42. Dance more!*
43. Dress up, go listen to jazz*
44. Go to the transit museum.*
45. Make more mix cds.*
46. Find an amazing new apartment.*
47. Start watching Buffy again.*
48. Take a day trip to Fire Island.*
49. Cross the Brooklyn Bridge (I never have!)*
50. Open a bottle of champagne and make a toast to your life, exactly the way it is.