Wednesday, July 14, 2010

let's play a little catch-up...

I'm sure you can tell by my sort of lack-luster posting these days, but my life has not allowed much time for blogging since my move to NYC. It's been an utter whirlwind of job searching, apartment hunting, apartment finding, temporary job finding, yada yada yada. And I must apologize, because for quite some time, I have been able to make this blog my priority.

SUILTSOY has turned into a hybrid of my life experiences and my style and the style of those I admire, so I always wonder what's too personal to share and what people are going to be interested in seeing here. Anyway, if you're curious,

*I know I've been slacking in the personal style shots lately, and that's because I don't have a tripod, I live on a really busy street, and often my roommates are running around and none of us have time for a photo shoot. I promise once I move (in 2 weeks, woo hoo!) to our gorgeous new street in Chelsea and things calm down a bit, I'll get back to that. (We have a stoop, it's sort of perfect, and I can't wait to wear something amazing while posted up on the banister).

*I'm still getting into the groove of New York, but I'm practically drooling over how much great style i see everyday (in every neighborhood) and I desperately want to share it with you all. As you can imagine, approaching strangers in this city takes a little confidence, and I'm still working up to it. (Yesterday I got a little turned around in a subway station and nearly got bulldozed about 6 times. I felt so flustered I had to exit the station, pull out my map while plastered to the wall of a building to avoid the crowds, and get my bearings again.)

*Looking for a job, applying to jobs & responding to emails has taken up the majority of my computer time these days. Hopefully, this will change soon. (The first picture on this post of Lady Liberty was taken from my current part time job (at a wine shop), where occasionally on Thursday nights I get to go out on a sailboat in New York Harbor and pour wine for people for a few hours. How lucky am I?)

*Excuses, excuses. I'll be back on my game asap. In the meantime, here's a couple random style moments that have been captured over the past few weeks...

I'm still really loving my stripes. I can't seem to get enough of that navy/white combo! If you've been reading this long enough, you'll recall that in the spring I had an obsessive minute with a striped shirt from H&M. Well, not much has changed. My first night out in the city, Tully and I went to meet my friend Max at Penny Farthing. I had no idea how fancy to get or what kind of bar it was, I just knew I wanted to feel cool (literally) and confident when I hit the town. I picked out a few of the things in my wardrobe that I love the most and threw them on together: the striped shirt (styled with a half-tuck), the black mini-skirt, the Betsey Johnson pendant, my MK bf watch and my Mee Too snakeskin flats. It ended up being just the right combo for the night. The ideal ensemble to kick of my new life!

Last week, Tully and I set off on a mid-week adventure to see The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art) while we still had free time during the day. It was one of those days where the combination of my frustrations with the high temperatures and lack of appropriate clothing was driving me batty. I ended up throwing on a dress I recently purchased from Forever 21 that I was on the verge of returning. Suddenly, with it's one-shoulder, navy/white stripes (duh) and syncing at the natural waist, it became a glowing beacon of lets-stroll-six-avenues-to-the-met-in-95-degree-heat perfection. With my aviators, havaianas and vintage Ralph Lauren bag, it couldn't have been easier. (Editor's note: I'm standing like that in the Temple of Dendur because we were apparently feeling really silly, but it's a good shot of my outfit.)

I suppose the only thing simpler that I have really enjoyed (and managed to snap a photo of, is my easy, breezy linen men's button-down from Urban Outfitters that I wore over my swimsuit when we went out on the boat over the 4th of July weekend. The long and slim fit plus the buttoned-up to stay rolled-up sleeves are pretty much ideal. Additionally, the light blue color works with my slowly developing tan, yes?

OK, I hope that post gave everyone a little of what they needed. And on that note, I'll leave you with an unfortunately blurry photo of my favorite ad campaign, perhaps ever, from American Express:


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