Monday, January 25, 2010

What I Actually Wore Today

What I'm wearing:
J.Crew Ruffle Neck Knit Dress (better look at the dress here)
J.Crew Finsbury Anorak in Cognac
anthropologie Lemon Drop necklace
anthropologie Tawny Acres Boots
Louis Vuitton Damier Tote

I am still getting used to dressing for the city. I'm used to just opening the deck door, stepping out, and figuring out what clothing would be appropriate. Also, even when I lived in DC, I would drive to work, which meant that all I had to worry about was sprinting from my car to the office or class. I wore what I posted earlier to the post office, and of course as soon as I step outside the sun was shining and I was overheating.

So I came home before running the rest of my errands (it was on the way back from the PO to the subway) and has such a hard time figuring out what to wear. I was thinking it was going to rain again, but knew that my Inverness trench layered with my sweater was too heavy for the temperature. This J.Crew jacket is my new favorite thing in the world. I absolutely adore the color, it is super lightweight, and it's water resistant with a hood, and I could always smoosh it into a small ball and stick it into my purse.

I feel like this outfit was kind of a miss today. I think if I were to do it over again I would have worn sheer tights with it. I felt a little silly with bare legs, even though the temperature was warm enough. I am horrible at figuring out what to wear by just looking at the weather forecast online. The numbers mean nothing to me.

I am pretty tired right now, just made a huge purchase at Bed Bath and Beyond, taking advantage of their $15 flat rate delivery charge within Manhattan, and I bought a whole lot of stuff I needed for the apartment. Two large carts full. I love the fact that so many places in New York deliver! It makes sense, a lot of people don't drive in the city, and even taking a cab would be painful. I sorta miss having my car, but it is a bit liberating to know that I don't have to worry about parking or gas.

Now I'm off to make some dinner. I have a feeling it will end up being a chicken + pasta combination of sorts. I'm off to google some recipes, since I am fail at cooking on the fly.


  1. When I first ditched my car, it took some adjusting. But, it's such a pleasure not to have to worry about gas, and parking, and driving. I love that I am able to walk almost everywhere, and when I have to take public transit, I get to read and listen to music and not have to stress out about traffic. It feels great to not have to spend such a significant portion of my life in a car.

    I always love your outfits, even when you think it's a fail!

  2. You look cute, this outfit is NOT a fail!!

  3. Love this outfit...totally sophisticated and city like. :)

  4. this outfit is one of my favorites! it looks great especially with that necklace and in my opinion bare legs fits better than sheer tights with the outfit!

  5. Love both your outfits today, even the rainy-time one! I'm digging this short hair more and more everyday!

  6. beautiful outfit—i love the anorak with the dress. :) having walking be your main transport takes getting used to. everyone delivers in nyc—it's amazing!

  7. I got rid of my car this past fall, and I am so glad I did. Less stress, more money saved. :)

  8. No way, sweets! I think the anorak and boots pull the whole look together. Besides, with crazy weather, you really can't truly decide what to wear.