I'm really excited to share today's DIY. Clear clutches have been cool and trendy for years now but I haven't bought one for myself because I was never able to find one that I thought was affordable (re: under $20) but still cute. So, I did what I always do and I just made one myself.
1, 2) which are $38 and $48 respectively. My clutch cost about $6 to make (materials only, doesn't include tools like scissors, ruler, etc.). Not bad, right?
Friday, March 28, 2014
Tuesday, March 25, 2014
My best travel buddy and I are heading to DC in a few weeks. Her sister lives there and she generously agreed to host us so we have free lodging! Whee! Thanks, J! Also, buses from NY to DC are so common, convenient, and affordable so this is going to be a lovely cheap trip. We used Megabus to book our tickets and we were able to score the cheapo $1 seats for our trip down but our trip back up set us back around $35 each. That's still not bad considering DC2NY is always $30 each way and Amtrak is usually something like $200. Honestly, Amtrak is awesome though because train schedules don't get delayed by traffic so it's much more consistent and reliable and comfortable so if you don't mind the price difference, I'd say it's the best option.
Generally, I tend to plan way too far in advance and there are always some major changes made to my packing list just before it's time to leave. But that's fine because I love planning. I think it's fun. I'm wondering if it'll be sandal weather, and if so, I'm going to have to get a pedicure. Oh my gosh, I can't wait for pedicure weather (not because I like painting my toes, even though I do, but I'm just excited for the warmth). I'm definitely packing a few evening outfits as well, as I believe we plan on doing at least one lovely dinner
As always, I will share all of my snaps afterwards. Man, travel blogging is so much more fun with a good camera. I love it. I wish I could just go on holiday all the time.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014
So one of the activities we did in Houston that I haven't talked about yet was planning out our trip to France. The cousin and cousin-in-law that I visited in Texas are going to France with us! The four of us haven't been on a trip together since Hawaii so this is long overdue because the four of us make an awesome traveling quartet. I'd planned out an itinerary on my own, just as a rough guide, thinking that I'd just share it and we'd discuss and and everyone would give feedback and we'd do some rearranging here and there. But everyone was on board with what I'd come up with (either they all trust my judgment or they're lazy bums that can't be bothered with decisions) so we just booked everything right then and there! Easy!
Thursday, March 13, 2014
Tuesday, March 11, 2014
After brunch at Isola, my favorite friend and I headed to the Volta show. Lucky for me, my friend is super cool and a gallerist whose lovely gallery (Dillon Gallery) had a booth at the show and she invited me to tag along on Sunday, the last day of the show.
Thursday, March 06, 2014
I'm sharing my favorite weekender bag today. I bought it four or five years ago at TJ Maxx for $20 - I actually bought two, one for my sister (in black) and one for me (in the olive pictured below) - and I still think it's a great bag.
Tuesday, March 04, 2014
Here's my third (and final) installment of photos from Houston. These are my favorites. We went to David Adickes Sculpturworx Studio to see the giant presidents' heads and the giant Beatles sculptures. It was so much fun, despite the fact that we had a bit of trouble recognizing all of the presidents. There were a bunch of duplicates which confused us even further. I did my best to label everyone but I'm bound to have made a mistake. Feel free to correct me.