I’ve been trying to work out a system for what to wear up here during the summer. It’s crazy cold in our office building during the day. I also find that I’m extremely chilly during my morning commute. Um, 74 is still chilly for me. No, I did not get used to it during the winter in NYC. By the end of the day it’s like the Florida heat is following me around.
This quandary is rekindling my everlasting love for denim. How is it so versatile? It goes with everything, it isn’t too hot, or too cold. If I could marry Levis I would. For many years (3 to be exact)I avoided shopping for jean pants and shorts. I hated dealing with the sizing because I didn’t know what size I was. The sizes in different brands never matched up and for the most part made me feel bad about my body. Am I a small, medium, or large?? I was all of them. So many styles wouldn’t fit my hips if they fit my thighs, would leave a gap on my butt if I sized up, or had an extreme excess of fabric in the crotch area. This year I sucked it up and tried on several Levis pants. To my surprise I found about 10 pairs that fit when I really only needed 4. Thank you Levis for making things that fit my body. Thank you for making me feel like I deserved pants with out having to fight for something to fit. Thank you for making me feel amazing.
Aside from denim, I’ve also been wearing a lot of vintage lately. Vintage clothes used to weird me out. Was this garment found on a dead person? What did the previous owner do while wearing this? Were they ever quarantined for anything while wearing said item? I’d hope that the person’s clothes would be burned to nothingness if they were quarantined. The top is a knit sleeveless vintage sweater. I acquired it during the Vintage Mini Marketplace at Porta Pizza in Downtown Jersey City last month.
Happy summer and happy pride month! To celebrate I went to try some ice cream from the fancy Ice & Vice kiosk in Time Square, on Broadway between 43rd & 44th. They donate 5 % of sales to charities supporting socially relevant causes. I ordered the NO HATE which is composed of a Basic B soft serve (Mexican vanilla, black lava sea salt), raspberry jam injection, pink chocolate shell, whipped cream, rainbow sprinkles, and cherry. It all sits in a bright pink Konery coconut almond macaroon cone. It was fantastic! However, it did melt very quickly… Probably due to the 90 degree weather. What other great ice cream places would you recommend in the city? I love ice cream even though it does not love me (lactose intolerant and all that).
I’ve also been super obsessed with my rings from the rogue + wolf. They’re the perfect shade, black. and made of 3D printed in polyamide plastic. I’m not sure if I should take them off to wash my hands; but I haven’t been. I can’t wait to order more.
Outfit photos taken by Katie & edited by me. Cityscape photo taken & edited by me.
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“Anarchy is the mother of order”
In the last couple of months I have been working with amazing vintage shop owner Danielle at MunecaMullins. This has been a great opportunity for me to grow as a photographer, learn a bit more about my new surroundings, and make friends. I somehow have restrained myself from purchasing anything from her.. until I saw this giant vintage Levi’s jacket with the Anarchy symbol painted on the back. I had to take it. Conveniently, it fits my boyfriend rather well.
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It’s becoming warmer and warmer. I cant wait till the trees have color again! That won’t make me wear color, though.
I wasn’t sure what to wear today for Valentine’s day. I wish I could say it was a fun flirty outfit; but truth be told I was freezing. What am I doing outside if I’m freezing? Attempting to relax at Bryant park on my lunch break. It’s fun to watch other people ice skate even though I don’t have the time to do it. There’s also a great Japanese bookstore across the street with a cafe on the second floor. They make a mean matcha latte.
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I finally made it to see the Pixel Forest at the New Museum, just before the exhibit ended. My first museum visit of the new year! It was amazing and interactive. The New Museum is slowly becoming one of my favorite art museums.
There was was series a sort films with a sea of pillows for people to lounge with on the floor:
A very intense film that I didn’t completely understand:
And finally the main attraction, Pixel Forest:
You can also reach the roof of the building through the elevators:
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I awoke to my first real snow this morning!!!I ran outside, threw a few snow balls, slipped on the steps, stomped in a puddle.. What else could I have asked for? # nomakeup #wokeuplikethis
In honor of the recent Art Basel that I missed this year, I think I should share my last adventure in Wynwood in Miami (Photos by Linett ). We had brunch and walked around the Wynwood walls. This last moth has been a very big move for me. I have moved to NYC to follow my dreams. I’ll be back in Miami for the Holidays.
Polaroids were also a fun touch to the weekend:
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Pokémon go has BLOWN UP. For those of you that aren’t aware of it, check out this subreddit. I’ve been playing nonstop; it’s laced with nostalgia and super easy to get the hang of. Try it. Everyone is doing it. Finally, all of the people that sit inside all day get to wear their athleisure attire for something other than playing video games inside. It’s great for everyone! If you’re going to play, make sure you’re safe about it, pay attention to your surroundings. Don’t Pokémon go & drive!
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This fourth of July was all about denim! I’ve always wanted to do a cheesy photo shoot with an American flag. This can now get checked off from my bucket list. I somehow was able to rope my cousin into my shenanigans. We hung out and got ready for warped tour. He let my borrow his awesome Levi’s vest. It was great.
Here are my favorite Classics to listen to around Independence day: