The shorts plan didn't work out (does it ever?) and I didn't find any that fit me. Not only do I suffer from big butt problems, but my waist is proportionally smaller than it should be, so finding shorts is a struggle. What I need is a good high-waisted pair, but as of yet, no luck.
On the other hand though, I really need to focus on losing weight again, so maybe I should just wear skirts and jeans before sinking money into shorts for my current body when I'm looking to make some improvements. I want to lose just one dress size-- walking around the city until my feet were screaming probably helped!
This giant breakfast from Silver Spurs on Broadway probably didn't though...
|El Galvestones - rice, black bean, and a chorizo egg scramble, tortilla on the side.|
It was a really nice day-- clear skies and a nice breeze.
New York is a gorgeous city. People always talk about keeping your head down and not stopping in New York-- for your safety, for your survival. But for me, it's never really been a question of survival, and I know I'm lucky in that way. Wherever I go people have always been very nice to me, and I have enough resources to avoid being in places where I'd be in real danger. So for me, being in this city is more about living-- looking around, enjoying the architecture and art and graffiti and food.
I was struck by this garage and the matching front door. It looks so happy and contented beside the graffiti. I think that's what life in New York is, you know? The diversity of experience here can either frighten you, or you can stand beside it. There's no squelching of street art in New York, just like there's no squelching of the fact that you're going to meet tons and tons of different kinds of people. You can either fade and close your doors and keep your head down, or you can embrace it. Seeing this garage just made me very happy.
Here are some more finds from yesterday!
I was in the market for a more lightweight bag, and I've been fawning over LeSportsacs, partially because I saw so many great bags at Her Campus' College Fashion Week in Raleigh last fall, and partially because the Disney LeSportsacs are so cute I can't help oohing and ahhing over them whenever I go to the Disney Store. They're pretty pricey so mostly I'd window shop with glowing eyes and finish with a heavy sigh.
Imagine my surprise when, while at Beacon's Closet, I saw this adorable Tokidoki bag, legit, for only $18. It's selling for $150-$300 on eBay. It's really cute, totally lightweight, and is an over-the-shoulder bag, which I love-- I'm always afraid I'll totally forget a bag if it's a clutch or handbag. It was a total steal!
I also got this sweet necklace-- it looks more blue in this photo than it actually is-- it's more like a light grey. I am a big fan of statement necklaces and I also love triangles (second only to hexagons) and I knew I needed to have it.
The grey color is actually inlaid leather! I love the contrast of both the color and the texture!
I also picked up this cute lemonade yellow necklace after I wandered into a street fair. It was originally $25, but the guy knocked $5 off for me.
I also wandered into a really cool vintage shop called Monk Vintage and bought these two dresses. The top rose pink one is jersey and can be dressed up or down pretty easily. The bottom dress is easily the most flattering and well-fitting dress I've worn in ages. I love them both and they made great finds!
My feet were so sore by the end of the day-- I was out on my feet for hours. But I had a lot of fun and I can't wait to get started on these books!