Mom and Sister are visiting. Visits call for eating, preferably at a fantastic place such as Diner in Williamsburg.
Not done with the plaid just yet. A second plaid/checked flannel from Uniqlo. Totally unnecessary to have two checked flannels, but I am weak willed. They’re totally different colors! My mom joined in with her own plaid – she knows what’s up.
I came home from school to a surprise envelope today. B is the best random gift giver/I read your blog entry and got you something gifter ever.
Fall is finally starting to creep in here and temps are starting to become tolerable. Good thing, as I’ve recently picked up a couple flannel shirts from Uniqlo and have been dying to experience some 90′s nostalgia while listening to Alice in Chains.
Uniqlo is my new favorite store, “fo real for real” as the teens like to say. Basics with a little bit of flair for super reasonable prices. Case in point, this $20 (normally $30, there was a special going on) flannel. It’s warm, will carry me through fall and winter, I’ve been mad about plaid for some time now and the soft flannel makes me super huggable. I need hugs.
Also, my mom is in town this week. This means playing tourist through the 3 major chinatowns of New York. Flushing’s chinatown/koreatown is the best, hands down. A couple snaps of a scene in Manhattan’s chinatown: a square full of gambling old grandmas and the people who watch them.
Every time people (strangers and friends alike) tell me I should smile or ask why I’m so serious, I want to punch them in the face. I’m not mad, that’s just how my face looks.
Leave me alone and please read this:
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I took Bambi for a ride. It was a trial ride, and she seemed fine for the most part. She got antsy at one point, but I think it was just because she had to poop.
She got her need for speed in when B ran sprints with her across the main lawn at Prospect Park.
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Bombay Bicycle Club @ Webster Hall – check them out here.
New computer!! The weight difference between this Macbook Air and my old Macbook is amazeballs. My shoulder can stop aching now, and my mom can replace her 9 year old dinosaur with a 2.5 year old dinosaur. (also, yesterday was my birthday. yay for aging)
New clutch/carry all from Target. I like the print, the color, but feel the price is a little high for the quality of the fabric. I love the design of this, but not crazy about the color. Should I get it for the fall and risk looking like a Coachella fail?Running poop on 5th ave.
1. brekky. Reintroducing dairy into my diet with the biggest blueberries I’ve ever seen. Also, this iced coffee mixed from this cold brew concentrate is amazeballs. seriously. It’s like Blue Bottle‘s New Orleans style iced coffee….always in your fridge.
2. My desk is all set up, and very cluttered already.
3. & 4. new glasses. I visited the Warby Parker showroom last week to get my old Huxleys adjusted. My eyes are still getting worse (-6.75 now), so I took the time to try on every single frame they carry for my new prescription. Meet my new Becketts. I still really like these and still want them, but I can’t justify paying over $150 for glasses (with Rx lenses) anymore since I discovered the plethora of online optical offerings such as Warby Parker (my fave), Bonlook, Mezzmer, and Tortoise & Blonde.
5. & 6. new pullover. OMG so adrobs, right? Who doesn’t like meerkats? Yes, I know it was expensive ($80!! don’t tell my mom!), but I couldn’t resist. So. damn. cute. Sold out online, hop over to a Madewell store if you agree this cuteness is worth $80.
As you can see, I’m never perfect with nails, and it’s a constant battle to try and keep them from getting all messed up while waiting for them to dry. I enjoy the process more than the end product. I pin nail art, peruse for inspiration and get working. Inspiration for some of of these designs came from here, here, here and here.
B and I rode our bikes over to Dekalb Market today. The weather has cooled a bit and I’m getting used to riding my single-speed (no more jello legs). I know I need to stop comparing NY to SF, but the Dekalb market is a larger version of the Proxy Project in Hayes Valley. It’s pretty cool and I love the design sensibilities of a “mall” out of old shipping containers. Salvaged materials, an urban farm, artisanal foods, an Etsy pop-up with a vintage tool shop and you’ve got yourself a thriving hipster mecca. We overheard some dude with an epic beard lamenting the presence of a jump-house and screaming kids–> “there should be an adults only hour or something if they’re going to make this cool”. Like B says, at least they’re in a cage. I really wanted to buy a bike basket/Bambi holder from this shop (seriously cute stuff), but alas, the weight limit is 12lbs. Bambi is a fatty.
I have been on the search for a great pair of denim shorts for a while. Granted, I need another pair of shorts like I need a hole in my head, but I want a good fit with a high waist to offset my freakish long torso/short appendages proportions. These fit the bill, and they’re not ridiculously expensive. Normally BDG stuff is made for stick-like teenage girls and aren’t made to fit my birthing hips. Surprisingly enough though, these do.