Friday, November 9, 2012

Life Happenings

Well, this has been a week. Or should I say two weeks? Between hurricane Sandy and all the horrible things she did, traveling to NYC and back, the ELECTION, and this most recent bout of crappy weather, all I feel like doing is sitting on my couch and/or going to bed at 9:30.

First things first, Sandy turned out to be so much worse than anyone imagined. Not so much up here in New England, but New York, New Jersey, and surrounding areas were completely devastated by flooding and high winds. Entire neighborhoods were wiped out. That's something I'm still struggling to comprehend. The Red Cross is a great organization and if you are able to, I encourage you to donate what you can. If you're in need of a closet clean out, which I most certainly am, here is a great list of places you can send the clothes and shoes you no longer want. I assure you there is still a need for them!

My trip to NYC last weekend was meant to be for one reason - to watch my sister run her third NYC Marathon. Mayor Bloomberg and the race organizers were defiant and did everything in their power to try and make the race happen, but at the eleventh hour it had to be canceled. It was a total bummer, but obviously it was not without good reason. I was already halfway there by the time the cancellation was announced so there was no turning back for me!

Pizza, cupcakes, and beer were necessary to drown marathon-related sorrows as was a delicious Sunday brunch at Spring Street Natural. Have you ever seen an omelet served with fries before?! I had not, but it's GENIUS. NYC still had to carry on despite the horrible circumstances because that's just what NYC does. We took in the Regarding Warhol exhibit at The Met and I really enjoyed it. I love The Met. It's massive. I've been there three times and I'm sure I've only seen about 10% of everything in there.

I don't recall the details behind the Chanel chainsaw (it's not Warhol), but it's obviously the most chic chainsaw of all-time.

I got home from NYC late Monday night and immediately went into panic mode over the election. I make no secret about being an Obama supporter so obviously I was scared sh*tless over what could happen come Tuesday night. When NBC (I love Chuck Todd) called Ohio for Obama at approximately 11:13 PM a wave of relief 20 stories high washed over me. That's four more years of leading this country in the right direction as far as I'm concerned. A champion for women's rights, gay rights, universal health care, and the middle class is a friend o' mine.

I haven't had much time for fashion-related things lately, but I will talk about this:

Image via Frazer Harrison/Getty Images North America

This is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley in a Spring 2013 Gucci dress at an event a few weeks ago and I think it's safe to say that this is one of my favorite looks of the year. Maybe ever. It looks quite simple from the front, but the back is stunning:

Image via Kevin Winter/Getty Images North America
The ruffles, the side boob, the simple hair and make-up... it's just perfect. I am a self-confessed Gucci junkie, but even a hater could appreciate this. I think. Even Joan Rivers named her best dressed on last week's Fashion Police so it's all good.

Another thing: sneaker wedges. Thanks to Isabel Marant and Marc Jacobs, they're the trendiest bit of footwear out there right now. I have been skeptical and said that they make even the skinniest of legs look like a pair of sausages. Then, I saw these at Topshop last Sunday:

My sister's reaction, "those shoes are hideous." I know. But I love them. I tried them on and they didn't make my legs look any more sausagier (not a word) then usual. Had it not been for their $90 price tag and the fact that they won't be popular long enough to justify that amount of money, I let them go. But I'm still thinking about them, which is usually bad news. I'll try to stay strong. If I happen to find $90 on the sidewalk any time soon I will be getting these though.

That's enough rambling. Tell me your unfiltered opinion on sneaker wedges, please. Also, Rosie H-W - perfect or perfect? That's what I thought!



  1. I like all of those photos from the weekend. What app do you use to get them like that? And please, for the love of God do not buy those shoes.

    1. It's called Pic Jointer. I will probably not buy them :(