Monday, October 21, 2013

What I Wore: Falling Just Right

Oh, and another week begins.
I'm OK with Monday, as of now.
Monday gets a pretty bad rep. So, preparing for the holiday spirit of cheer, I'll be easy on her today.
 
 
 EB White quote, quotes about New York, quotes about living in NYC, Museum of the City of New York, NYC quotes, Museum of the City of New York, New York museums, museums in NYC, Harlem NYC places to see and visit, where to go in New York City, places to see in New York NY, what to see while visiting New York, NY
I found this quote in the stairwell of the Museum of the City of New York.
All I could say was, "Righttttt?!"
 
I can hardly believe that it's almost the end of October. Mind-boggling. Halloween, followed by Thanksgiving, and then on to Christmas. It all rushes by so swiftly. The weather, at the moment, here in New York, is divine. It can pose a difficult task, though, dressing for days that warm up in an instant and equally drop down to shiver-inducing temperatures in the shade or with the passing of clouds.  Nobody enjoys being slammed against the sweaty girl (or, usually, guy) on a cattle-packed subway car. No thank you. I prefer to keep it sweat-free, so I choose pieces that keep me on the cooler side when I know that I'm in for a day of constant errands and transit.
 
And in doing so, I find that I don't fall short.
I fall, just right.

Red handbag, red leather purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Comptoir des Cotonniers handbag purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers large red leather purse, best bags for fall winter 2013, best purse for spring 2014, bright handbags, pop of color, bright purse, bright red accessories, fruit punch red, bright red purse, Atmosphere sweaters, Atmosphere bright sweater cardigan, bright yellow sweater shirt, bright green lime green sweater, sweater with an arrow, Atmosphere arrow shirt sweater, neon sweater, shorts with a sweater, best fall weather looks in new York city, Olivia Inkster, Olivia Inkster writer, stylists in NYC New York, what people are wearing this fall and winter, stylish ladies in New York City, streetstyle fall in New York, fall outfit ideas, Sperry leopard loafers, pony hair cigarette slippers loafers flats, leopard print Sperry flats, comfortable leopard shoes, shorts with a sweater, black beanie, statement blue ring, Kenneth Jay Lane statement ring, Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry blue ring, blue statement ring, what you should be wearing, fall style 2013, best trendiest accessories for fall, leopard and red, Alexis Bittar gold bangle, Lucite bangle jewelry, J. Crew bangle, J Crew gold rhinestone bracelet bangle, Tom Ford Nikita sunglasses, Tom Ford tortoise cateye sunglasses, designer cateye glassesRed handbag, red leather purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Comptoir des Cotonniers handbag purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers large red leather purse, best bags for fall winter 2013, best purse for spring 2014, bright handbags, pop of color, bright purse, bright red accessories, fruit punch red, bright red purse, Atmosphere sweaters, Atmosphere bright sweater cardigan, bright yellow sweater shirt, bright green lime green sweater, sweater with an arrow, Atmosphere arrow shirt sweater, neon sweater, shorts with a sweater, best fall weather looks in new York city, Olivia Inkster, Olivia Inkster writer, stylists in NYC New York, what people are wearing this fall and winter, stylish ladies in New York City, streetstyle fall in New York, fall outfit ideas, Sperry leopard loafers, pony hair cigarette slippers loafers flats, leopard print Sperry flats, comfortable leopard shoes, shorts with a sweater, black beanie, statement blue ring, Kenneth Jay Lane statement ring, Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry blue ring, blue statement ring, what you should be wearing, fall style 2013, best trendiest accessories for fall, leopard and red, Alexis Bittar gold bangle, Lucite bangle jewelry, J. Crew bangle, J Crew gold rhinestone bracelet bangle, Tom Ford Nikita sunglasses, Tom Ford tortoise cateye sunglasses, designer cateye glasses
 
Red handbag, red leather purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Comptoir des Cotonniers handbag purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers large red leather purse, best bags for fall winter 2013, best purse for spring 2014, bright handbags, pop of color, bright purse, bright red accessories, fruit punch red, bright red purse, Atmosphere sweaters, Atmosphere bright sweater cardigan, bright yellow sweater shirt, bright green lime green sweater, sweater with an arrow, Atmosphere arrow shirt sweater, neon sweater, shorts with a sweater, best fall weather looks in new York city, Olivia Inkster, Olivia Inkster writer, stylists in NYC New York, what people are wearing this fall and winter, stylish ladies in New York City, streetstyle fall in New York, fall outfit ideas, Sperry leopard loafers, pony hair cigarette slippers loafers flats, leopard print Sperry flats, comfortable leopard shoes, shorts with a sweater, black beanie, statement blue ring, Kenneth Jay Lane statement ring, Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry blue ring, blue statement ring, what you should be wearing, fall style 2013, best trendiest accessories for fall, leopard and red, Alexis Bittar gold bangle, Lucite bangle jewelry, J. Crew bangle, J Crew gold rhinestone bracelet bangle, Tom Ford Nikita sunglasses, Tom Ford tortoise cateye sunglasses, designer cateye glasses
 
 The Vitals:
Atmosphere cream and neon green arrow sweater//Australian Primark brand, which unfortunately, is almost completely unavailable online with the exception of Ebay
 Sperry pony-hair leopard loafers//Sold out, Similar here
J. Crew blue and green rhinestone bangle
Black and gold arrow ring// Crossroads consignment
Kenneth Jay Lane indigo blue cocktail ring
Textured black beanie//Similar here
Comptoir des Cotonniers oversized red leather satchel//Sold Out
Tom Ford Nikita cateye tortoise sunglasses// On sale here 
 
 Red handbag, red leather purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Comptoir des Cotonniers handbag purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers large red leather purse, best bags for fall winter 2013, best purse for spring 2014, bright handbags, pop of color, bright purse, bright red accessories, fruit punch red, bright red purse, Atmosphere sweaters, Atmosphere bright sweater cardigan, bright yellow sweater shirt, bright green lime green sweater, sweater with an arrow, Atmosphere arrow shirt sweater, neon sweater, shorts with a sweater, best fall weather looks in new York city, Olivia Inkster writer, stylists in NYC New York, what people are wearing this fall and winter, stylish ladies in New York City, streetstyle fall in New York, fall outfit ideas, Sperry leopard loafers, pony hair cigarette slippers loafers flats, leopard print Sperry flats, comfortable leopard shoes, shorts with a sweater, black beanie, statement blue ring, Kenneth Jay Lane statement ring, Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry blue ring, Alexis Bittar gold bangle, Lucite bangle jewelry, J. Crew bangle, J Crew gold rhinestone bracelet bangle, Tom Ford Nikita sunglasses, Tom Ford tortoise cateye sunglasses, designer cateye glasses
 
Red handbag, red leather purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Comptoir des Cotonniers handbag purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers large red leather purse, best bags for fall winter 2013, best purse for spring 2014, bright handbags, pop of color, bright purse, bright red accessories, fruit punch red, bright red purse, Atmosphere sweaters, Atmosphere bright sweater cardigan, bright yellow sweater shirt, bright green lime green sweater, sweater with an arrow, Atmosphere arrow shirt sweater, neon sweater, shorts with a sweater, best fall weather looks in new York city, stylists in NYC New York, what people are wearing this fall and winter, stylish ladies in New York City, streetstyle fall in New York, fall outfit ideas, shorts with a sweater, black beanie, statement blue ring, Kenneth Jay Lane statement ring, Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry blue ring, blue statement ring, what you should be wearing, fall style 2013, best trendiest accessories for fall, leopard and red, Alexis Bittar gold bangle, Lucite bangle jewelry, J. Crew bangle, J Crew gold rhinestone bracelet bangle, Tom Ford Nikita sunglasses, Tom Ford tortoise cateye sunglasses, designer cateye glasses
 
Red handbag, red leather purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Comptoir des Cotonniers handbag purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers large red leather purse, best bags for fall winter 2013, best purse for spring 2014, bright handbags, pop of color, bright purse, bright red accessories, fruit punch red, bright red purse, Atmosphere sweaters, Atmosphere bright sweater cardigan, bright yellow sweater shirt, bright green lime green sweater, sweater with an arrow, Atmosphere arrow shirt sweater, neon sweater, shorts with a sweater, best fall weather looks in new York city, fashion writer NYC New York, stylists in NYC New York, what people are wearing this fall and winter, stylish ladies in New York City, streetstyle fall in New York, fall outfit ideas, Sperry leopard loafers, pony hair cigarette slippers loafers flats, leopard print Sperry flats, comfortable leopard shoes, shorts with a sweater, black beanie, statement blue ring, Kenneth Jay Lane statement ring, Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry blue ring, blue statement ring, what you should be wearing, fall style 2013, best trendiest accessories for fall, leopard and red, lucite bangle bracelet, Alexis Bittar gold bangle bracelet, Lucite bangle jewelry, J. Crew bangle, J Crew gold rhinestone bracelet bangle, Tom Ford Nikita sunglasses, Tom Ford tortoise cateye sunglasses, designer cateye glasses
 
Red handbag, red leather purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Comptoir des Cotonniers handbag purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers large red leather purse, best bags for fall winter 2013, best purse for spring 2014, bright handbags, pop of color, bright purse, bright red accessories, fruit punch red, bright red purse, Atmosphere sweaters, Atmosphere bright sweater cardigan, bright yellow sweater shirt, bright green lime green sweater, sweater with an arrow, Atmosphere arrow shirt sweater, neon sweater, shorts with a sweater, best fall weather looks in new York city, stylists in NYC New York, what people are wearing this fall and winter, stylish ladies in New York City, streetstyle fall in New York, fall outfit ideas, Sperry leopard loafers, pony hair cigarette slippers loafers flats, leopard print Sperry flats, comfortable leopard shoes, shorts with a sweater, black beanie, statement blue ring, Kenneth Jay Lane statement ring, Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry blue ring, blue statement ring, what you should be wearing, fall style 2013, best trendiest accessories for fall, leopard and red, Alexis Bittar gold bangle, Lucite bangle jewelry, J. Crew bangle, J Crew gold rhinestone bracelet bangle, Tom Ford Nikita sunglasses, Tom Ford tortoise cateye sunglasses, designer cateye glasses

Red handbag, red leather purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Comptoir des Cotonniers handbag purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers large red leather purse, best bags for fall winter 2013, best purse for spring 2014, bright handbags, pop of color, bright purse, bright red accessories, fruit punch red, bright red purse, Atmosphere sweaters, Atmosphere bright sweater cardigan, bright yellow sweater shirt, bright green lime green sweater, sweater with an arrow, Atmosphere arrow shirt sweater, neon sweater, shorts with a sweater, best fall weather looks in new York city, stylists in NYC New York, what people are wearing this fall and winter, stylish ladies in New York City, streetstyle fall in New York, fall outfit ideas, Sperry leopard loafers, pony hair cigarette slippers loafers flats, leopard print Sperry flats, comfortable leopard shoes, shorts with a sweater, black beanie, statement blue ring, Kenneth Jay Lane statement ring, Kenneth Jay Lane jewelry blue ring, blue statement ring, what you should be wearing, fall style 2013, best trendiest accessories for fall, leopard and red, Alexis Bittar gold bangle, Lucite bangle jewelry, J. Crew bangle, J Crew gold rhinestone bracelet bangle, Tom Ford Nikita sunglasses, Tom Ford tortoise cateye sunglasses, designer cateye glassesborder=
 
Red handbag, red leather purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers, Comptoir des Cotonniers handbag purse, Comptoir des Cotonniers large red leather purse, best bags for fall winter 2013, best purse for spring 2014, bright handbags, pop of color, bright purse, bright red accessories, fruit punch red, bright red purse, hottest trendiest accessories for fall, fall trends 2013, best fall weather looks in new York city, stylists in NYC New York, what people are wearing this fall and winter, stylish ladies in New York City, streetstyle fall in New York, fall outfit ideas, Sperry leopard loafers, pony hair cigarette slippers loafers flats, leopard print Sperry flats, comfortable leopard shoes, leopard and redFirstly, this bag! Yes? I'm loving that you can wear it so many ways....and it's light in weight, which becomes essential when you tote around as many items as I do all day, stuffed together as tightly as possible. You can carry this Comptoir des Cotonniers on your shoulder with the small strap (Yes! It fits!), you can carry it chic-ly on your forearm, or you can wear it cross-body or straight down by the longer strap. The fruit-punch shade of red adds interest to even the blandest of ensembles (although, I wouldn't know about that, darling), but it simultaneously matches...or better, it blends with random hues and patterns alike. Not quite a neutral, but it's not necessarily polarizing either. Go red. And these comfy pony-hair, leopard Sperry boat shoes? More. I need more. Since my broken toe occurrence--Cabo. Need I expand? I think not.--my heels have been hibernating in my closet, and even the majority of my flats don't feel comfortable on my swollen foot. I'm consistently wincing in pain with almost every step. It's not cute, guys. Anyway, with this in between New York weather that's not quite cool, but not quite warm, I opted for a warm but breathe-able (that's a lottery winning, miracle of a combination), cheeky sweater with shorts, which actually struck the perfect balance in terms of separates. The accessories? Go with how you feel. I tend to be fond of a little weight on my wrists and fingers.




Museum of the City of New York, New York museums, museums in NYC, Harlem NYC places to see and visit, where to go in New York City, places to see in New York NY, what to see while visiting New York, NY

 
 Museum of the City of New York, New York museums, museums in NYC, Harlem NYC places to see and visit, where to go in New York City, places to see in New York NY, what to see while visiting New York, NY
 
 
 
 In this particular outfit, I headed out for yet another day of exploration. I chose to visit the Museum of the City of New York up at 104th street, on Fifth Ave, overlooking northern Central Park. Due to the existence of an endless array of prominent museums here in New York City, often, some of the smaller, less publicized can be overlooked. That's a shame, in itself. I'd caught wind of current exhibits, and I'd added the Museum of the City of New York to my "to do/to see" list. The museum showcased a riveting exhibition called "Activist," highlighting New York's longstanding battles of passion between one another...feminism, racism, nativism, religious persecution, homosexuality, you name it. A lot has occurred on this small island. A lot of lives lived. Endless stories of both heroism and courage as well as hate and unspeakable cruelty. It's overwhelming for the mind to wholly comprehend all of this humanity. Afterward, I viewed a twenty-minute film, Timescape, which chronicled New York's evolution from a Native American settlement, to early European territories, to its present state as one of the greatest, most powerful, most populous cities in the world.
  
This museum, and particularly, its temporary featured exhibits, was just what I needed. Some days, I need these reminders that although I, and we, as individuals, are minute pieces in this chaotic, never-ending world-of-a-puzzle, my existence is not doomed for insignificance. It might be irritatingly idealistic for me to add this, but I do believe that each of us possess a role. Or, many, for that matter. Some of us inherently understand what this is, intuitively embracing ourselves. Others, well...we struggle in searching for some semblance of meaning, exploring the world in order to explore ourselves. Some are in between. Some deny them and set off to prove otherwise or create their own role. And you know what?
All are OK.

I took my time after the museum, simply breathing in this monumental city around me. I strolled across the street and into the Central Park's Conservatory Garden, which became my own personal secret garden for fifteen minutes of reverence. I meandered to the lake and took a few more minutes to pay homage to those who have come and gone long before me in order to create the life I lead and world I do it in, as only I know it to be. It's pretty remarkable what a half hour can do for the soul when you're still with eyes wide open.

 
 
 
And,
I'll leave you with this, which was engraved in the crown molding of the Museum of the City of New York.
 
"I like to see a man proud of the place in which he lives. I like to see a man live, so that his place will be proud of him."
-Abraham Lincoln
 
I don't think that I've read anything as of late that has struck me so deeply as this. New York, if you do your part, I'll sure as hell do everything within my power to do the same.
Every day, I have 24 hours to try.

 Central park garden, NYC secret garden, NYC park lake, Central Park lake view, beautiful scenery in New York

 girl in a black beanie, how to wear a black beanie, Central Park lake, Central Park garden



Living well...
 
Do it your way, whatever way you may know or feel it to be.
 
Today.

See you around, buster.
 
Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...