May 11, 2014

5.11.14


Today is Mother's Day so naturally I went to Brooklyn Botanic Garden with my boyfriend where we avoided being in the way of people's Mother's Day pictures. That's what happens when you live in a different state than your mom. You have to call her and send her a LifeFactory bottle as a gift that won't arrive until several days after Mother's Day. 

I'd wanted to see the Cherry Blossoms at BBG basically since I moved to New York, but the fact that they're only around briefly meant that this didn't happen until my third May living here. They were as gorgeous as I imagined and I didn't even mind that the garden was crowded due to the holiday.



Some unintentional matching.



Man, sometimes I really think I'm not cut out for this. And by "this" I mean posting photos of myself on the internet. Come on girl, at least brush the cherry blossoms off your leg first! I also had dirt on my butt from sitting on the ground because I'm totally classy and super put-together like that.





5.10.14


Wore this H&M dress with my Nikes during the daytime for running errands. Then added a jacket, ankle boots, and hat for going out at night.



I also attempted a selfie which is extremely rare for me. I just liked my makeup, okay?! Shut up! (I also liked my bravery at wearing a hat at night. Does anyone else think wearing a hat at night is weird? It's seems silly to me because it isn't serving a practical purpose like blocking the sun. Obviously not everything I wear serves a practical purpose, but for some reason hats at night makes me self conscious.)


One Month In

Much like the way I pay my rent, my recap of the Get Dressed Project's first month is late. I wanted to do this on the first, but I also wanted to post photos of what I wore everyday on the day it happened. As is obviously judging by the blank spaces here and there, that hasn't happened. It's not that the project is going to end up incomplete, it's just that for several days I've ended up writing down what I wore so that I can go back and take pictures later. I was fine with this happening going in, but it was supposed to be a now-and-then thing so I wouldn't have so much pressure on myself. Instead it's become a too common of an occurrence on weekdays and I pretty much just end up taking photos of myself actually wearing the clothes on the weekends. I want to change this because I think the whole thing will be more fun and actually a challenge which is part of why I started this in the first place. Right now it feels more like a burden, like, "Oh shit. I have to take photos of like ten days of outfits now and the weather is always crappy and the lighting in my apartment blows."

Speaking of, one of the main things I've learned so far is that taking pictures outside is a million times better than taking them inside. Especially with the not-so-great camera I have. 

I mean, just look at this:


Compared to this:


Also, I've learned that I wear those K-Mart flats and camo pointy-toe flats all the time. Like, ALL THE TIME. And that I squint a lot in pictures. And that I tend to not wear things I like unless I have a "reason" to (going out to dinner, on the weekend, etc.) which is stupid because the reason should be that I like feeling good and not sitting around in a t-shirt and whatever pair of shorts is closest. Ugh, but it's just so easy sometimes. 

So... things I hope to do going forward: Take more pictures outside. Take pictures on the actual day. Write blog posts that aren't just about the Get Dressed Project like I used to. (This one is particularly difficult since I spend 9-5 of every weekday staring at a computer screen.) Write the month-long recap on the first of the month.

May 6, 2014

5.5.14

Cinco de Mayo is my boyfriend's birthday so we celebrated by going to a Middle Eastern restaurant which was empty because... it was Cinco de Mayo. It really must be hard dealing with having your birthday on a holiday. It might even be as hard as having to use lemons for your Corona because of the lime shortage as I found out yesterday. (Yep, I didn't give up Corona in solidarity. Some things are just necessary.) I wore this for the occasion and regretted the high-waist skirt decision as soon as dinner was over. These pics were taken before when I wasn't so full I couldn't move. 






5.3.14

Got preppy for the Kentucky Derby and then ended up not going out to watch it. I did get to wear this vintage dress that haven't worn for a while to the park, so I'd say it was worth it. This dress (that I hemmed into a mini, by the way) was listed in The Launderette at one point, but I decided I really just wanted it for myself. At least for now.


May 1, 2014

5.1.14


Look! I took a photo of the outfit while it was actually on me. Unfortunately, I did it when it was already dark out and with this horrible background. Baby steps. In related news, I finally caught up to the current date. Well, sort of. I still have three days missing from April that I need to add in.

4.30.14


I finally got rain boots! And it rained a crap ton yesterday so I got to wear them! This has been a long time coming and as ridiculous as it sounds, it really is liberating to wear rain boots. I spent all of this past brutal winter attempting to dodge giant icy puddles and remain upright on the ice and snow with Dunks and Converse because those were the only shoes I had with any simblance of grip. And if you have ever worn either Dunks or Converse you know that even those offer very little traction. Anyway, I'm so glad I finally went for it and bought rain boots. These are from L.L. Bean and they were a bit pricey, but I figure they'll last a good long time. I'll be ready for next winter! (The red version are no longer available, but here are the classic colorway.)


4.29.14

I call this one: I worked from home and only put on clothes so I was able to run across the street to the deli.



Oh hey. It's my foot.

4.28.14

Hey, what's going on with my backpack? Oh, it's my crappy photography. Sorry, dudes! I'm tryna catch up!


Just so ya know, this sweatshirt/dress hybrid is from Delia's from like seven years ago. Delia's, y'all. It stays in my closet and makes the odd appearance when I really wanna be comfortable in leggings and don't wanna think.

4.27.14

That time I looked real western, I guess..?


4.26.14

It's catch up time! (Ps. I plan to write a post about how things have been going now that the first month is complete. Surprise, surprise, it's not ready on the first of the month. I suck.) (No! Positive reinforcement only, Lia!)