Wednesday, May 15, 2013

What I Wore: Bright and Dark in the Park

 I've been in a haze of park fever as of late.
With the promise of an actual, real-life spring (spring!) in the air, I just feel compelled to indulge my intense need to be outdoors, exploring, roaming, and just being.
  
 Just being present brings the utmost contentment.

Central Park entrance, Central Park Fifth Avenue, summer day in central park nycIt does wonders for my serotonin levels, mind you. Clearly. Almost annoyingly so. But, I'm a firm believer in nature being the simplest, purest form of medicine...for the mind, body and soul.  It's not quite so easy to pop out to the country for a few hours to spend time in the solace of the natural world. So, yes, I've always been a park junkie around New York, since they seem to be our own mini-getaway daytime destinations here in the jungle of cement. Central Park, McCarren Park, Prospect Park, the Highline, East River Park, and the Hudson River Park...all among my major park fixes.

On this particular afternoon, I'd lunched on crudo and black bass at Michael White's Italian seafood park staple, Marea, and found myself meandering down storied Central Park South.
Paying well-deserved tribute to the golden season,
this is what I wore last week when I dipped into Central Park after lunch for just a few minutes to walk and drink in the surroundings of people who were simply happy as clams to peel off those stiff work loafers and wiggle their bare feet in the grass.

Roll up your trousers, folks, and rip down those confining dress socks.

Now, that's sight. 


 


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I began with this sunshine-shift, which is very, very feminine for me.
I've owned this dress for years, but I haven't actually chosen it in far too long.
I decided that if I could toughen it up, I could bring it back out of the shadows of my closet.
 It's almost too happy-of-a-piece to be left in the dark.  
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I chose dark leather and silver hardware to tone down the happy-go-lucky look of the dress. I'm not a super clean and pristine kind of girl, so I needed something that felt less "pretty," if you will.
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"Just a little frosting."


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1.Canary yellow shift dress-- Collective Clothing
2. Metallic-olive textured tote--Jill Stuart 
Tidbit:
Featured in a DIY portion of "This Week in Five" in January, the bag was originally a light grey or powder blue hue, and I doctored it up with fabric paint. It's a fantastic way to re-vamp boring or damaged accessories you might have at home or that you find out and aren't entirely sure what to do with. Let the resurrections commence! The paint I used, purchased from an art supply store, doesn't rub off on clothing or chip away. Funky metallic green on quilted, texture leather? Crocodile-like effect. Boom! One of a kind.
3. Black leather cropped biker jacket--British Vintage
4. Black leather,strappy gladiator heels--Pour la Victoire
Tidbit:
Pour La Victoire actually debuted as a footwear line in 2007 for the "21st century Marie Antoinette." They've found their target consumer, evidently. Wink.
5. Silver-studded black leather belt--Thrift store find
6. The Jewelry--Assorted--Black and white snakeskin leather cuff, maroon leather oversized bauble ring and black onyx albion David Yurman ring, assorted black beaded and skull bracelets.   
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