autumn in new york

fall has got to be the best season ever. clothes start becoming layered and much more interesting, and plus, ya don't have to wear that winter coat which would cover it all up.
its just too bad that new york fall is the shortest season of the year.
these two outfits from vena cava are basically the epitome of everything i love about fall

the first outfit incorporates all the things a girl MUST have in her fall wardrobe:
1) tights
2) cute heels
3) a pretty dress to peek out from under
4) a light wool jacket
5) a drapey scarf for tossing on in that haphazardly sexy way.

the second... i love that dress. i want that dress. i need that dress.

vena cava is quickly becoming one of my favorites ever. i love all the smart silhouettes with the slightly vintage-y fabrics. now if only i had $500 to splurge on each item!!


im alive!

im alive im alive! see that? that's proof! picture taken today, alive and well... and wearing a blue tweed skirt-suit combo that i dug out of my closet. its amazing, the stuff i find buried in my parent's place that i would have never otherwise have uncovered if i didn't move to a new place. believe it or not, i've never even worn that outfit. and i bought it about... 4 years ago at least??

moving/living in my own place has really been getting in the way of my old shopping habits :( less money left for clothes. hence, the digging through old closets looking for stuff to wear. i've really got to post up some pictures in later posts of the old stuff i've found. it reminds me of how important it is to really pad your closet with clothes that are not only pretty and make you happy, but also stuff that can really stand the test of time -- things that are just classic enough, but not completely boring.

btw, im loving my new apt, even though i've barely got it furnished. the old tenant left this great mirror behind... its HUGE! and i'm sure if i were to ever want to buy a mirror like it, it'd cost me way more than i'd be capable of spending. its a great mirror to take full length outfit shots in ;)
yes, everything revolves around vanity.

mirror + couch in the background