Monday, June 30, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
You know when you get home from work, and all you want to do is put on the comfiest of clothes? That’s how I felt last Friday, and it was hot and humid on top of that. What I really wanted to don was a tank and boxers, but happy hour was on the horizon, so that get-up was out of the question. Instead, I went for this backless cotton romper. Just as comfy and much more chic.
Shoes: Kelsi Dagger
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
The Record: R.E.M., Lifes Rich Pageant
The Refreshment: Peach Black Tea Whiskey Smash
R.E.M. is a band I casually enjoyed as a kid in the ‘90s, but I didn’t realize how long they’d been around! I guess I always think of them as a ‘90s band when, in fact, they came about in the ‘80s. I only knew a couple of tracks off this record (“Fall on Me” is my favorite), but I enjoyed the full listen. As for the cocktail, this drink carried on the southern theme we seem to keep revisiting. I took a classic Whiskey Smash (bourbon, lemon, mint, simple syrup), and infused it with Georgia-inspired flavors – a black tea concentrate and peach liqueur in place of the simple.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Friday, June 20, 2014
Each year when hot, muggy summer temperatures start to settle in, I realize once again how reliant I am on pants! Jeans, specifically, are truly the crux of my wardrobe. I tend to favor separates, but skirts aren’t my thing for some reason. Perhaps I will have to work on finessing my skirt collection, so I don’t fall into a boring sundress rut this summer. Until it becomes really unpleasant, I will just keep wearing my pants!
Pants: Old Navy
Shoes: Kelsi Dagger
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
The Record: Regina Spektor, Far
The Refreshment: "Russian Strong Man"
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Saturday’s West 18th Street Fashion Show was undoubtedly the best yet! From the hard work of all the volunteers to the seamless execution thanks to my fellow producers to the world-class fashion that debuted on the runway, it was an unforgettable event. I felt so proud to stand on that stage! Here’s what I wore to the show…the vintage emerald gown is something I bought a year ago to wear to my friend’s wedding. I ended up wearing something else, so it’s been hanging in my closet, waiting to be worn ever since. The regal meets bohemian feel of the ensemble was a fine fit for the occasion. To everyone who attended, thank you for taking part in the magic!
Shoes: Anne Michelle
Friday, June 13, 2014
These crazy pants are one of the few gems I found during a Wichita thrift trip. They’re a bit more bohemian than my usual duds, but I’m utterly in love with them! And, the occasion for wearing them was equally exciting…a Vampire Weekend (with Cults!) show. Vampire Weekend is a band I loved when they first appeared during my college days. I grew tired of them, but I fell for them all over again with the release of their most recent record! Their live show was impeccable.
Shoes: Courtesy of B.A.I.T.
Necklace: Forever 21
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Record: Gold Panda, Companion (digital this time, not vinyl)
The Refreshment: Strawberry pepper balsamic shrub soda
For this Vinyl Vednesday, I was taking a booze break, so I went with a soda. But, it was just as exciting as a cocktail! I’m just dipping my toe into the world of shrubs*. Lately I noticed shrubs popping up as an ingredient in cocktails, and I always loved said cocktails, so I did some research. No wonder I enjoy this sipping vinegar, as I’ve always been a huge fan of Kombucha. So far, I’ve made a blackberry mint shrub with apple cider vinegar and the strawberry peppercorn balsamic shrub used in this drink. Both delicious! And I can’t wait to try making more flavors.
*From Wikipedia: A shrub can also refer to a cocktail or soft drink that was popular during America's colonial era, made by mixing a vinegared syrup with spirits, water, or carbonated water. The term "shrub" can also be applied to the sweetened vinegar-based syrup, from which the cocktail is made; the syrup is also known as drinking vinegar. Drinking vinegar is often infused with fruit juice, herbs and spices for use in mixed drinks.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The West 18th Street Fashion Show, which I'm helping to produce, is this Saturday! It's the the fashion event of the year. If you're in the area, you won't want to miss it! A limited number of ticketed seats are still available for purchase at Birdies, 116 West 18th Street. Standing room is free and open to the public. See you there!
Saturday, June 14, 2014
West 18th Street between Baltimore & Wyandotte
Dusk 8:00 p.m.
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The Record: Bob Dylan, The Freewheelin' Bob Dylan
The Refreshment: Big Ginger