4 years today with D. Its amazing to think that it has been that long...in that time, we have moved 4 times (once across the country, with another one to go in the fall), gained a cat and dog, finished law school (I mean, it was almost like I went), changed jobs, ummm and lots of other things. Crazy.
But yeah, going back to this day 4 years ago, I'm thinking about what an amazing rocking party we had with all the people we love! I just wish we could do it every year (whaddaya say, Dad?). Here is a little recap of some wedding photos (photos by our fabulous photographer, Andrea Hallgren).
Too bad I don't have one of the conga line readily available (I do in my album, available upon request). Here is to many more years of marriage, friends, family, and glasses of champagne to come!
Working for 3 years in Cobble Hill in Brooklyn had its perks. The neighborhood was full of lovely brownstones, amazing food, and adorable shops. At the tippy top of my list of favorites is Dear Fieldbinder. Every week during my trip to the bank for work, I had to pass by this little siren, calling to me with their windows full of MinkPink, Cynthia Steffe, Charlotte Ronson, and more. More often than not, I would pop in "just to look", which usually meant that I would have to stop by my car and hide my shopping bags before returning to work. Pretty sick that I left my own clothing store for half an hour and returned with more clothes, but such is the life of a greedy girl.
The owner, Laura Fieldbinder, has an amazing eye and rarely makes a mistake with her buying. She pays attention to trends, but picks the most sophistcated and cool versions. Much to my delight, they now have an online shop! I think I would be happy with a wardrobe furnished soley by this store. Anyone wanna sponsor this?
Here are some of my picks from their spring collection:
From the top: Funktional dress, LNA t-shirt and Something Else by Natalie Wood shorts, LNA Roper dress, Vanessa Mooney African bead necklace, LNA raglan top & Something Else by Natalie Wood pants, Vanessa Mooney Pyrite necklace, J Brand Maria high-rise skinny jeans. All via Dear Fieldbinder
Yesterday I did a major overhaul in my closet. For some people, this is a half hour event that involves a little tidying and dusting. For me and my stash, it took considerabley longer. Like, 6 hours longer. Argh. It had to be done; I was starting to feel a little hoarder-y. Its just that after working for 4 years straight in retail, you accumulate a LOT of random stuff. Not to mention my love for vintage clothes, my well-intentioned thrift store buys that "just need to be hemmed" (but never have been), and things from H&M and Forever21 (throw-away clothes that weren't thrown away). So, my 800 tank tops from LF have got to go.
My Top 3 Rules for Closet Purging
If its from college or high school, ditch it. Just because it fits (which would be a MIRACLE) doesn't mean you should keep it. Plus, any piece of clothing that you can remember playing underage beer pong in must be destroyed.
If it hasn't been worn in six months to a year, there must be a reason, so kiss it goodbye. That shrunken sweater that you think you can rework into your wardrobe ain't happening, sister.
Are you just f-ing sick of looking at it?!?! Does it remind you of fat times/skinny times that are not current? GET RID OF IT! QUICK!
Besides stupid holey tank tops and weirdly fitting items from cheapo stores, I also happen to have a glut of very nice dresses. Over the years I have collected quite a few Betsey Johnson dresses and other assorted designers. At the wise old age of 26, some of these super-fun dresses are looking a bit prom-ish. I am gonna go out on a limb here and say I won't be wearing any more balloon hem dresses with bows on them.
So, my new endeavor is going to be selling them on eBay. I picked out the perfect name: greedtothemax111. I'm gonna be RICH, bitches! Not. But maybe I can get some new and more fabulous clothes to replace them! Wheeeeee!
Here are some candidates to replace my soon-to-be-gone frocks:
Duh duh duuuuh....Valentine's Day approaches! Some people hate this holiday, but they are lonely grinches with hearts of stone. Just kidding, but, yeah. Some people hate this holiday. I happen to love it. To me, its a bright red spot in a sea of boring winter doldrums. It involves some of my favorite things: wine! the color red! chocolate! yummy food! oh and my hubs.
Another of my favorite things about this holiday is, surprise surprise, the cards! I am a lover of real paper stationary, but I have finally had an e-card capture my heart. Kate Spade, that minx, has found a group of artists to make some charming cards. Here are a few of my faves:
Luckily, these are free, so this time my greediness cost me nothing! Enjoy!
Miss me? I've been on a little break with blogging. Ok, fine, a long drawn out break. A lot of things have happened during said break: D. graduated law school and we packed up our belongings and the cat and moved on down past the Mason-Dixon line to Tennessee. We have now gained one very stylish and hilarious French Bulldog pup named Rufus and are wiling away the time before our eventual move back to NYC. For now, I'm sticking with Greed, but there may soon be another blog to document our daily Nashville shenanigans. Stay tuned!