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My industrial “backyard” in Bushwick. Further proving my insanity by shedding layers.

Michael Kors studded earmuff, Kira Plastinina jacket, scarf c/o FRAAS,
Say What? top, Izod gloves, Highway jeans, Forever 21 wingtip shoes.

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“Major Winter Storm Hits Northeast”

“BLIZZAPOLIS!”

These were some of the headlines I read when checking the weather websites Sunday morning, yet… I don’t know what possessed us, either the crazy weather was inspiring or we’re insane, but Beegi and I decided to do a photo shoot in the midst of a chaotic BLIZZARD, with high gusts of wind flinging snow in our faces and numbing our limbs. Not exactly a peaceful winter wonderland, but certainly an interesting (and freezing) experience!

I’m wearing my favorite winter items of the moment: my studded earmuffs, my silver puffer that everyone describes as that “crazy spaceman jacket” and my funky yellow scarf that FRAAS sent me. Aside from being a fan of anything houndstooth and loving the shirring detail in the center, what’s notable about this neckwrap is it’s made of a material called Cashmink(R), an exclusive acrylic that is finer than cashmere, but at a fraction of the price ($30-40). Also comes in a variety of colors, patterns and styles. I’m all for splurging on quality product, but sometimes you can be stylish without sacrificing your wallet.

By the time the blizzard tapered off, NY was buried in nearly 2 feet of snow… Fun to look at, but admittedly tough to trudge through. For a city that never stops, the snow messed up subway lines, several businesses were closed and a lot of travelers were stranded. But I still made it to work on Monday!

Photos: Beegi + me (snow photos)

P.S. Notice anything new with my hair? I actually did this a few weeks ago, but haven’t posted; I have blond pieces now!

Just want to wish you a fantastic holiday! I know it’s been a while, but hope everyone’s been well. A corny, silly greeting from me, Beegi and Merme (the cat) via JibJab.

For more shits and giggles, here’s another clip of Merme. I think we were more excited for Merme’s holiday gift than he was. He just sat there staring at it like it was bad art. Then, when he finally paid attention to it…

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I’m off to see the relatives in Jersey tomorrow. But for today, Beegi and I are hanging out, relaxing, doing laundry and enjoying a day off. Sounds boring, but it’s GREAT. My friend Rob sent me a delightful self-designed holiday card that includes a cd mix of funk/soul Christmas tunes and festive drink recipes. So we tried out the Partridge in a Pear Tree, a pear-flavored cocktail, with Billie Holiday and James Brown singing holiday standards in the background.

I’m sure Rob would want you to have a good time, so I’m sharing one of his recipes with you:

PARTRIDGE IN A PEAR TREE:

• 1-1/2 oz. pear vodka
• 1/2 oz. lemon juice
• 1/2 oz. simple syrup (or agave nectar)
• champagne

Rosemary, cut into 1-1/2 inch sprigs, & place 1 rosemary sprig in each glass. Combine vodka, lemon juice and simple syrup (or agave) in a shaker over ice. Shake well and strain over rosemary. Top with champagne. Serve and Enjoy!

Whoops, didn’t take any photos of the drinks themselves, but trust me, it was delicious!

Photos: me

Merme the Butt comes by to wreak havoc while we’re snapping away.

JNBY hooded top (denim blue), Cemasi hooded sweater (khaki), t-shirt hoody courtesy of Threadless Selects,
H&M ring, Diesel bag, BDG belt, Hydraulic jeans, Wanted boots.

At times, inspiration comes from necessity. This outfit came about because I had a monstrous pile of laundry that I needed to drop off at the laundromat. After having a semi-dramatic “I don’t have anything to wear” moment, I threw together a mix of clothing that I wouldn’t typically wear together. As a result, here’s an eclectic, layered, new look. Chic, yet comfortable and cozy too; I’m wearing three hoodies!

Speaking of hoodies, I finally got to wear my Threadless Select hoody tee with “Birds of a Feather” design by Ross Zietz. I’m already a fan of Threadless.com, an online t-shirt shop where artists submit their designs, people vote and the winning designs are selected for printing and sold. Now Threadless has a new line, Threadless Select, where Threadless curates art from a selection of previous winners and there’s more options in the use of colors, fabrics and shirt styles. The shirts are “printed with water-based inks on finer cotton, to be sofer and eco-friendlier.” I love sites that encourage an artistic community.

The JNBY piece was another item I bought from a trip to China in October. JNBY originated in Hangzhou, which is my brother’s wife’s hometown. I love their modern, sculptural, deconstructed silhouettes, so when I was in Hangzhou, I kind of went crazy and splurged there. You’ll see more JNBY pieces integrated in upcoming posts.

Photos: Beegi

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