Time out, New York!

Happy Wednesday! I got this amazing new coat and I’m obsessed. Finally, I don’t have to wear a puffy coat all day.

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Pixel Forest

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:

My outfit:

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I woke up like this

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

 

 

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14 Bralette & Bra Faves Under $100

Hi, My name is Monica and I have a Lingerie addiction. There, I’ve said it, and now I can continue on with my Lingerie Addicts speech:

It’s almost Valentine’s Day. The day in which I celebrate my love for lace undergarments. However, this leaves me with an entirely too large credit card bill at the end of January and February. I try my hardest to keep each purchase at a reasonable price. Here I’ll be listing my 14 favorite finds under $100, plus one that’s a little over. If you’re lucky, by the time you see this, these bad boys won’t be sold out. I think if you buy them RIGHT NOW they might get there in time for V-day. If not… I mean, they’re good on other days too! I’ll also include a small review for the one’s I’ve actually lusted enough after to purchase.

Lonely Blair Underwire Bra
Lonely Blair Underwire Bra

This bra is on sale at the Free People website for $49.95, which is why I linked there instead over to the lonely website.  If you can’t find your size at free people, you might want to check here. I love the spiderweb looking lace that makes up the flowers on this bra. I also love the straps. It’s so cute!

Lonely Lulu Strap Bra
Lonely Lulu Strap Bra

I actually purchased this bra from Free People for $69.95 I’m a 34 and the band fit is a little loose but I refused to send it back. I think it’s like that so you don’t turn into a tied sausage when you put it on. This is a steal! Lonley sells this bra for  $115.00 at their website.

lawithlovee love me bralette
LA With Love – Love Me Bralette

I drool over LA With Love’s instagram all day. This is one I’d choose for V-day if I had extra funds. They go for $23.99 and can be purchased on their website or through their Etsy.

LA With Love Lucy Flowerbomb Bralette In Skin
LA With Love Lucy Flowerbomb Bralette In Skin

I also saw this lovely on instagram. They go for $21.99 It’s playfulness with the nude mesh makes lust for it even more.

Helen Kukovski Lace bra Triangle Bralette w/ Floral Applique
Helen Kukovski Lace bra Triangle Bralette w/ Floral Applique

This is something I came across while casually scrolling through etsy. I wish her instagram was more lingerie related. It has too many travel photos for me. However that doesn’t stop the want. This one is available for $25.00 and I only found it on Etsy.

Heidi Klum Intimates Committed Love Underwired Stretch-Lace Bra
Heidi Klum Intimates Committed Love Underwired Stretch-Lace Bra

I don’t usually like things “celebrities” design… but look how cute this one is!!! It kind of reminds me of a vintage boudoir. I hear the soundtrack from Moulin Rouge trickling into my ears when I stare at it long enough. You can acquire this for yourself at the low price of $65.00 at Net-a-Porter.

H&M Lace Bustier
H&M Lace Bustier

H&M never ceases to surprise me with their reasonably priced trendy items. If your size is still left (I’ve checked 2 H&M stores and mine wasn’t; I’m terribly heartbroken) You can get this one for $34.95

For Love And Lemons Be Mine Bralette
For Love And Lemons Be Mine Bralette

Doesn’t this little heart scream VALENTINE’S to you? Because it’s screaming at me to buy it: $77.00

For Love And Lemons Bat Your Lashes Underwire Bra
For Love And Lemons Bat Your Lashes Underwire Bra

This was my one over $100 serious lust. Can someone please donate this piece to me? It’s only $121.00  Size 34C please.

F21 Strappy Push-Up Bra
F21 Strappy Push-Up Bra

Trendy negative space? Check. Support? Check. Under $10? Check! $9.90 

F21 Strappy Crochet Lace Bralette
F21 Strappy Crochet Lace Bralette

Forever 21! Why don’t you ever have my size left!? Quick run to get yours before you suffer the same tragedy. For $10.90 I have definitely put myself on the “waiting list”  Has anyone ever actually heard back from the F21 wait listed items? I REALLY want this one.

Infinite Lace Multi-Way Push-Up Bra
Infinite Lace Multi-Way Push-Up Bra

I have this bra! It’s cute, functional, and good for every day use.  I love it! Nothing hugs my girls like the support of a Calvin Klein bra. If you’re super lucky you can find this bra in other colorways at a Marshalls near you. If you must purchase it at full retail it’ll only set you back a small sum of  $44.00 

Calvin Klein Icon Bare Underwire Bra
Calvin Klein Icon Bare Underwire Bra

Yes my darlings, another Calvin. I also own this bra… in at least 2 different colorways. It gives a lot of support for a little lacy nothing. Sometimes there isn’t any need for padding when you have a great wire. Macy’s has this for $40.00  but I’ve also spotted them at Marshall’s.

BKLYN Noir Microfiber Mesh Cage Longline Bra
BKLYN Noir Microfiber Mesh Cage Longline Bra

What is there not to love about this? I’m in loved with almost all caged bras. This beauty can be found on the Urban Outfitters site for  $48.00

ASOS Willow Strappy Underwired Bra
ASOS Willow Strappy Underwired Bra

Save the best for last right??? I think this is the best “deal” got the negative space /strappy / banded bras out there right now. I love the bright red pop of color and the fact that it has an underwire. I currently have this bra wasting away in my cart and have been restraining myself for 2 weeks from purchasing it,  $33.63 , pay day please come quick!

Do you have a favorite bra lacy bra or bralette? Please let me know with a link in the comments. The Addiction is real.

 

Song for lounging round (in your new lingerie):
Portland’s Blouse makes dreamy dream-pop that makes me super relaxed.
Give ’em a try after you spend entirely too much on lingerie.


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Winter Shorts

December is already here! Did this year fly by as fast for you all as it did for me? I can’t believe were counting down the days until the end of 2014. Good news! (well for everyone in South Florida) It’s unbelievably warm and we can still wear shorts with out layering! Check it out, everyone else pretty much hates us:

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This is where “Winter Shorts” come in. You know when you go shopping and you see really cute shorts crafted from one of the three Vs (velour, velvet, velveteen) and you think to yourself: “Self, why the hell would people make shorts out of this fabric?” The answer is simple, they either want you 1) to freeze your tush off, 2) layer them with leggings, stockings, or tights, or the most logical conclusion: 3) they know you live in Florida.

These shorts must exist solely for people in South Florida to feel like they can participate in the seasons and dress “seasonally.” At least that’s my theory.

So ladies, gather up your favorite winter short and dress them up or dress them down, before we can’t wear them anymore!
I wore my floral winter short recently. I paired with a light sweater and my combat boots. I find this combo to be the ideal outfit for 70-something to 60-something degree weather.

 

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Photography by Karen Cardona

Outfit details:
{Floral Lace Velvet Tassle Short: band of gypsies (Marshalls)}
{Pink Chunky Sweater: Marshall’s}
{Wool Hat: Nastygal}
{Black Combat Boot: Steve Madden}
{Gold+Silver Watch: vintage}
{Concho Ring: Gypsy Warrior}
{Cat: Karen’s cat}
{Drink: Michelada}

Chilly vibes:
My friend recently introduced me to Flatsound. He’s based in San Diego, California and has a perfectly melancholic and cold sound. The bandcamp page is very visually appealing, too.
If you get a chance, you should check it out.



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