falls apart; by herself

shots from a month or two ago from one of my favorite ways to spend a day- with the incredible kelly lenard and her snuggly dog sam... freezing our asses off, dragging old chairs around public places, and enjoying weird looks from people who are trying to appreciate the scenery while we have a moment at the dunes.  kelly, who also shot my pics for my post here, proved that her limitless talent only gets more and more insanely creative with each shot.  while you usually won't find me on a december day where the windchill brings the temps down to the teens wearing anything less than 5 different layers, i didn't even feel the cold because we were having way too much fun.  still a little torn on how i feel about the shoes, i always prefer a little bigger platform, but they seem to go with the dress so i suppose i will bring them out every once in a while. in any case, it is a good contrast to the broken down setting (and flea market find chair kelly's husband was hoping we would lose at our shoot) that we played in.

-dress alexander wang, shoes trouve, rings elizabeth &james, gurhan-


if only for a minute

last night in the city began with us tiredly trying to drag ourselves out after a day of doing nothing but sitting in a bar and people watching...promising each other that we could just go lay down after we picked up some food and visited our friends at hype one last time.  however, not ones to waste an outfit and severe eyes, the evening turned into a repeat of the last few, somehow losing several hours of the night and ending in the basement of a club laughing until we cried and dancing to stereo love again and again. 5am stop at a dunkin donuts rounded out our evening, the last midwest touch on our east coast adventure.  three hours of sleep later it was time to put together the room that looked like a thrift store exploded on it and walk our luggage down the four flights of stairs (much harder in reverse, we should have taken pictures of me trying to struggle with my 50 lb suitcase, this time going down- even worse than the walk up). don't think the city was ready for us, but we definitely turned it on its head, if only for a minute.

- me: dress bcbg runway, tights target, boots bebe; amanda: dress alice and olivia, scarf h&m, jacket lauren conrad, boots arden b-



after waking up at 6am in a new york hotel trying to figure out who was making constant weird noises throughout the night (for the record- pigeons), we spent our first real day browsing through soho and trying to keep ourselves from pulling out all major credit cards and possibly a second bag for the way home.  for our second night, our usual camera-whoreishness somehow was put on the backburner while we enjoyed another progressive drinking evening meeting new people and occasionally dancing on bars.  we did find this completely dark hole in the wall that featured real working candles covering every spare surface (the bartender told us it took her nearly an hour each night to light the individual tealights on the ten thousand sconces along the wall.  she either was lying or incredibly talented), a giant throne, and medieval church pews scattered throughout the back.  found our new favorite bar hype, and we met a great group that joined us in our stumble to meatpacking....where we somehow managed to avoid the ridiculously overpriced cover and end the night closing down one of the hottest clubs in the area.  reason #264 why we love nyc.

- me: dress elizabeth and james, jacket inochi,boots and half gloves bcbg; amanda: jeans true religion, shirt necessary clothing, shoes arden b-


soundtrack of our lives

definitely in love with this video.....and song.  i love how it celebrates a night hitting up the city and being fabulous, and was appropriate background music to every night while in new york.  also love how the song is still constantly playing in my mind alllll night long. 


its only as real as you believe it to be

so we managed to make it to nyc and back in one piece, with our bags clocking in at just a few ounces under the 50 lb weight limit.  who knew we would have to carry our luggage up 4 flights of stairs to our walk- in closet of a room...but yet it was so worth it.  somehow we managed to make it through getting frisked at the airport, me almost starting an argument with the airport security man about whether or not my sweater was a jacket or a shirt (i win, its a shirt), and having people stare for our excessive amount of photo opportunities on the plane.  you would have thought it was our first time out of the house.  first night out we somehow managed to hit up every hole in the wall bar in the city.  our friends once described us as being a hurricane, and i think we took new york by storm on this one. 

- me: fur sweater la rok, pants express, boots bcbg, little boy hanes wifebeater, amanda: dress alice and olivia, shirt and blazer from necessary clothing, boots jimmy choo hunter, jacket target-



random shots from new years eve......amanda and i took the ultimate road trip to nashville and spent the weekend struggling with our new obsession- hot rollers- having a progressive drinking afternoon while holding back tears over the lack of open stores on new years day, and bringing about two weeks worth of luggage for a two day trip, most of which was left inadvertantly at the guy's place anyway. spending the evening getting pumped up for our new york trip and debating the idea of spending $80 each way apiece to check luggage (one suitcase for clothes, two for shoes-each).  may have some diva moves by having the nashville forgotten wardrobe fed-exed to ny as well.  happy new years everybody, hope you have as much fun as we do. xoxo

- in order of appearance-
- jacket la rok, gloves bcbg, sunglasses ysl; nye dress nightcap, nye dress h&m; amandas dress alice &olivia, wolford tights, paperdoll blazer and jimmy choo hunters; me pants topshop, bra vpl, shirt bcbg, boots bebe; amandas jacket target; my jacket la rok; amanda dress mango, paperdoll jacket, h&m scarf, boots necessary clothing; me dress alice and olivia, tights bcbg, boots bcbg; buckle boots arden b; random accessories verizon phone and bcbg clutch; nightcap nye dress; bebe boots-