// This week felt surprisingly busy! On Wednesday, my boss left on vacation for 2+ weeks and I was trying to get a lot of work done before she left so she could sign off on it. Then I had a few after-work engagements with friends and coworkers, which is unusual for me, but good, since I’m trying to be more social (remember?).
// The best thing about this week? The fact that one of my very good friends from college is moving to NYC today- yippee! I’m so excited to see her and I’m already looking forward to the adventures we’ll have in the city together.
// Last weekend involved a whole lot of doing nothing, which I like. I almost cleaned out my closet, but then I got overwhelmed so I didn’t. I’m going to try again this weekend though!
// I’ve been feeling the shopping itch really strongly recently, but I’m trying not to buy anything until after I clean out my closet so I have a better idea of what I need. I’ve only been semi-successful at holding off because I did pick up some basic tees from Everlane and these cute boots from Piperlime, but I returned the boots because they weren’t as versatile as I’d hoped.
// On Thursday, I took some of my coworkers to one of my favorite places for a cheap and delicious sit-down lunch, Qi (that’s where the picture above was taken). I’ve been to both the Union Square and Time Square locations and I like that they’re decorated differently. The Times Square location is all about white and clear lucite furniture with a little bit of sparkle in the chandeliers, while the Union Square is a lot darker and moodier and has these cool little ships hanging down from the ceiling.
// I went to drinks with some coworkers again on Thursday. That’s two weeks in a row- I’m on a roll! Again, it was really great to talk to them outside of a work setting and get to know them a little better. Yay for socializing- it can be a ton of fun (haha, I’m sure some of you are reading this and you’re like, “duh!“)!
// This weekend I’m looking forward to a birthday dinner for one of my friends, which will be great since I’ll get to see all of my closest NYC friends.
// I discovered this tumblr through The Cut earlier this week. Hot guys and cute kittens? Yah, you’re going to want to click through!
Sometime last week I decided that I must have a tassel necklace. I have one now, but I want one that’s a bit longer and a little more delicate. Tell me, which one is your favorite?
Welcome to a new (and hopefully regular) feature on the blog- The Closet Series. One of my resolutions this year is to totally revamp my wardrobe. I’m ready to have a wardrobe I can be proud of. First I’ll need to get rid of all the things that don’t fit or that I haven’t worn in years and start stocking my closet with pieces I really love. And I mean really really love- clothes that I didn’t buy just because they were on sale, clothes that make me feel awesome when I put them on, and clothes that I’ll want to wear for years to come.
For a while I’ve felt that some of the pieces I own are too juvenile and I’m ready to upgrade my closet a bit. Not that I didn’t like those items when I bought them, but I think it’s time to move in a different direction. Part of this involves figuring out what I want my closet to look like and head in that direction. I’ve noticed that the outfits I like the most are classic with a little bit of a twist; they’re simple, yet still polished.
I’m beginning with the basics and first on my list is finding the perfect black blazer. I have a black blazer right now, but the fit is all wrong and I feel that it swallows me up a little bit. However, with the right fit/cut, a blazer is a great way to finish off a casual or dressy outfit. Take a look at some options that have caught my eye above and some inspirational looks below!
Tell me: How do you feel about your closet right now-
love it or hate it or somewhere in-between?