Thursday, July 31

mini golf

mini golf | oversized black top + jeans
mini golf | oversized black top + jeans
mini golf | rag and bone harrow boots
mini golf | oversized black top + jeans
forever 21 top . american eagle jeans . rag and bone boots {old / similar color} . mulberry handbag . anthropologie sunglasses {old / similar} . jouer lip gloss in "birchbox pink"

JD and I have a lot of fun together. Sometimes maybe too much, sometimes bordering on insane stupidity. But as Amy Poehler once said, no one looks stupid when they’re having fun. Last Saturday night we went mini golfing after our afternoon at the beach, being silly and “dancing”. I put that in quotations because it was more of a clownish interpretation of ball room dancing than good form, that and we don’t know how to ball room dance. It was so much fun though and we both left with big smiles on our faces, though we were headed towards burritos and ice cream so I don’t know who wouldn’t be smiling. 

I can’t remember the last time I went mini golfing. It was a long time ago, that’s for sure. The only things I do remember about it were being attacked by mosquitos and feeling very frustrated that I was losing. Saturday night was a much better experience. There were a few larger groups ahead of us that took up some extra time and caused a small wait between holes so JD and I, in true form, spent it describing the scenery and it’s history to each other in silly, slightly british voices. Everything from a 1920s gangster turned auctioneer describing a passing train to my Grace Kelly voice. It was so much fun.

As previously mentioned, I was extremely paranoid about getting attacked by mosquitos since that one glorious memory stuck out so vividly in my mind, so, despite the warm temperatures and humidity, I dressed for a different season. Anyone who has ever had the displeasure of having a bug bite on the bottom of their foot should understand my desire to trade in a cute pair of summery sandals for boots. I love these boots though, and usually try to sneak them into my summer wardrobe as much as possible anyway. For our grand tour of the “toilet water blue lagoon and falls” I paired them with jeans and a lightweight black top with longer sleeves.

I can’t believe it’s Thursday already, this week is just flying by. Thank you so much for reading and have a great day!

Wednesday, July 30

western inspired

currently loving | western inspired

Last week when my Aunt was in town from Arizona I discovered two things, the first being these sunglasses, and the second this clutch. I could not get over the blue mirrored lenses on these Ray Bans and tried them on every time we encountered them in a shop. It's safe to say they have made it on to my birthday wish list. I also really loved this MZ Wallace clutch. My mother and aunt had wanted to pop into the store on Christopher Street to look at bags for their upcoming trip to Italy and while we don't always agree on them, I loved this clutch. I thought the design down the front was so interesting and cool and I loved the western feel the tassel added. I would pair them with a simple black dress, a dainty gold necklace, pink lip gloss, and calf hair flats to complete the western theme. 

Happy Wednesday and thanks for reading!

Tuesday, July 29

black + blue

black + blue | chambray shirt, black shorts
black + blue | chambray shirt, black shorts
black + blue | chambray shirt, black shorts, mulberry alexa
black + blue | chambray shirt, black shorts

At 1:03pm I walked out of the apartment and down the quiet tree lined street towards the W 4th Street Subway station. I was crossing W 10th when the first siren rang out. An unmarked car with flashing lights zipped up the street and down W 4th. I thought little of it. Another. Two more police cars flew past, heading in the same direction as I made my way down the street. Once I crossed 7th Ave I could see that the street was blocked off further up. People had already started gathering on the sidewalk to see what all the commotion was about. I stopped at the corner by Gristedes and overheard a woman and man discussing why they had come out, neither had any information. The sidewalk wasn’t closed so I kept walking, making my way towards the subway. A helicopter buzzed overhead. For having absolutely no information, the amount of people with their phones out, recording an active crime scene was impressive. Across from the Slaughtered Lamb I noticed a man in a navy vest, surrounded by other officers sitting on the ground with his legs outstretched in front of him. He was being handed water. I averted my eyes. I was already nervous enough not knowing what was going on, I didn’t want to see anyone hurt or worse. A group of officers stood on the stairs of a brownstone as the ambulance began unloading a stretcher, we had arrived at the same time.

People were still coming out of shops and more sirens blared as they approached the scene. I wasn’t sure if I should get on the train or not but things seemed more calm away from W 4th so I hopped on the F to Brooklyn and met JD at his office. It didn’t take long to figure out what had happened. I googled “West Village” in the lobby and the first thing that came up was a story about the two federal marshals and police detective who were shot. 

I must admit, I was a bit shaken having walked by minutes after it all went down. But meeting JD quickly eased my nerves. We went to Little Muenster over in DUMBO. They’re currently serving Nicaraguan style grilled cheese, which is pretty amazing. We both ordered them with pork and sat in the cute little outdoor seating area the next block over by the trestle. 

JD snapped these photos on our walk over. It was humid but breezy and since I’m more likely than not to require a sweater, I opted for long sleeves, rolled up, and simple black shorts. I have very recently noticed that I’ve worn heels/wedges only a handful of times this summer. I’ve been so concerned with being comfortable and “if I have to walk very far…” that it’s been flats, flats, and more flats. I suppose I’ve made good use of them, my ever growing collection of flat shoes, but as Avery Jessup once said (and JD constantly reminds me) “flat shoes are for quitters”. I should probably start reintroducing them before the season ends.

Thank you so much for reading and happy Tuesday!

Monday, July 28

bright blue

bright blue | asos cross back sundress
bright blue | asos cross back sundress
bright blue | forever 21 sunglasses
bright blue | asos cross back sundress
bright blue | asos cross back sundress
bright blue | asos cross back sundress
asos dress {old / similar} . forever 21 sunglasses {similar} . j. crew earrings

Saturday morning we woke up to cloudy skies and after much debate, made the bold decision to drive out to the beach anyway. It’s always risky, driving out to the beach with a questionable forecast. No one (me) likes to sit in the sand when it’s cold and rainy and little flecks of sand keep blowing in your eyes. Things turned around by the time we arrived, the sun began to peak through the clouds and so we happily sat in the sand, soaked up the late afternoon sun, and watched the kite boarders zip by (and crash their kites into the sand). 

I was immediately drawn to the bright blue hue of this ASOS dress and scooped it up last summer some time before our trip to New Orleans (which was this time last year - I really want to go back). I hadn’t worn it as a beach dress before, but since it’s cotton and I haven’t worn it as much as I would have liked to just yet this summer, I figured I might as well. I really like wearing dresses to the beach, while there is the wind to take into consideration with particularly full skirts or shorter hems, I find dresses to be more comfortable than shorts and a tee, especially on those extremely hot/humid days.

I hope you enjoyed your weekend!

Friday, July 25

is everyone hanging out without me?

This week has been busy and long. My aunt has been in town visiting so we have been all over, everywhere from East Hampton to SoHo. It’s been simultaneously fun and exhausting. I did however get to finish Mindy’s book. We’re on a first name basis now. And as she accurately predicted, it only took two days once I actually got started. I did that weird thing again, where I really liked the tiny bit I read when I flipped the page open and magically landed on an Amy Poehler story, and didn’t want to start reading so that I wouldn’t have to finish.

Let’s discuss.
is everyone hanging out without me? (and other concerns)

I really liked this book. I didn’t love it like I loved Bossypants, but I loved hearing about Mindy’s life and career and how much she loves all of the people I love. Did I use the word love enough in that sentence? I’m trying to hit a quota. We also appear to have a good amount in common. For instance, I read part of the chapter about dating out loud to JD because I was pretty sure that I have had that exact conversation with a friend before. He confirmed. I am not a good person to discuss things like that with because like Mindy, I ask too many questions and will point out all of the times you could have been murdered. I also find it interesting that people think of her as being the same person as her Office character Kelly Kapoor, which she is clearly not. 

All in all, I very much enjoyed this book. It’s told in Mindy’s voice, so you can pretty much hear her telling the story as you read. It was quick and entertaining, I laughed out loud every other page, and didn’t want to put it down. It’s definitely the kind of book that would be perfect to read on a flight or at the beach. 

Have you read Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? What did you think? Let me know!

Have a great weekend and thanks for reading!
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