Wednesday, December 8, 2010

I was following the pack, all swallowed in their coats, with scarves of red tied 'round their throats.

The best little Thai restaurant in the city, walks in the snow, Elmwood Village lit by Christmas lights, silent films, caramel macchiatos at Spot Coffee, and Justin made for a lovely Monday off of work, if I do say so myself.

Unfortunately, our photo-taking festivities were cut a bit short due to a full memory card, dying battery, and most of all, creepy looks from the residents of the neighborhood we were walking in! Do bloggers ever really get over feeling silly during photoshoots?

My photo-woes were quickly dispersed, however, by the discovery of an about-to-open antique shop merely two houses down from my apartment! Excitmentexcitementexcitement.

Outfit Details
Lace Shirt: Thrifted
Scarf: Street vendor in New York City
Gray wool coat: Thrifted
Skirt: Lauren Conrad for Target *ashamed*
Tights: Vera Wang
Gray Mary Jane heels: Thrifted
Pink cameo necklace: Forever21

For your wintertime listening pleasure, I give you "White Winter Hymnal" by Fleet Foxes, which has been playing on repeat in my head all day. This isn't the official video, but I ask you, how could I say no to this one, featuring clips of Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire? I submit that I possibly could not!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Buffalo Central Terminal

On Tuesday, we hopped in the car with the destination of Buffalo's abandoned train terminal. I see this magnificent building in the distance on my way to work every day, and with it's 17 story, art deco style architecture , it wasn't so difficult to locate without the help of our GPS. The building was in it's heyday from the late 1920's through the 1970's. In 1979, the owner of the building defaulted on his taxes, thus forcing a foreclosure sale on the terminal. The only bidder of the building certainly didn't preserve it's beauty, but instead sold many of the artifacts and generally allowed it to decay. This sent preservationists in an uproar, which the owner of the building responded with a "If you think you can do a better job, I'll sell it to you for a dollar." This worked out beautifully, because it is now in the hands of the Central Terminal Restoration Corporation, who purchased a few of the artifacts back, and hosts over 20 fundraising events a year in the terminal.

Exploring this building, it was nearly impossible not to feel connected to the glamorous clichés of traveling to New York City in the 1920's, and a small part of me hoped that when no one was around, the building magically transformed into it's former self, and was once again able to experience the hustle and bustle of the city. If only every abandoned building got to experience an end-of-the-Titanic-movie-moment, ha!

Outfit details
Dress: Forever21
Tweed Blazer: Thrifted
Gray fishnet tights: I really haven't the slightest idea
Pink Heels: Thrifted
Hat: Thrifted
Black, crinoline slip: Antique shop

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Lena Hoschek Autumn Inspiration

The always beautiful and brilliant Lena Hoschek has meandered her way into my heart once again. This time, with her Fall 2010-2011 collection that has me absolutely weak in the knees and longing to rush off to a multitude of thrift and vintage shops in attempt to mimic each and every look. My words will undoubtedly pale in comparison to the photos, so I will now allow the collection to speak for itself!

Dear Autumn, if you could arrive a bit faster, that would be exceedingly marvelous!

Thursday, August 26, 2010

The last of the summer dresses.

The reasoning behind this post title is due to the abrupt shift in weather here in Buffalo, as many of our days had been graced by 60 degree temperatures (that and this was quite literally the last summer dress left in the store)! I, however, will most likely continue wearing this dress with scarves and tights, being that I've never been a fan of the 'no white after labor day' pish posh.

The clutter of our newly occupied home is finally beginning to disperse, but there is still so much to be done--at least until I'm ready to snap and post photographs of it! As of now, I am still attempting to choose the exact color of our walls, which is a task that has proved itself much more difficult than anticipated. Yesterday, Justin and I decided to take a bit of a hiatus from the city and ventured to the Botanical Gardens, located on the outskirts. It was the most lovely day, chilled and gently sun-kissed behind darker, autumn clouds. Did I mention how I am anticipating autumn? Oh, it's my absolute favorite time of the year, even though it doesn't last nearly long enough for my taste.

After our visit with the flowers, we made our way back into the city and stopped at our most beloved Thai restaurant that is decorated with deep crimson walls and illuminated by candles and paper lanterns.

Now that I finally have the internet set up at the apartment, I hope to blog more plus get my Etsy shop back in gear! It's a sad little place as of now. However, all in all, we are thrilled to begin our lives in this exciting location and certainly can't wait to introduce all of you to the sites!

Outfit details
Dress: Kohl's on supersuper clearance
Jacket: Thrifted
Necklace: Thrifted
Shoes: Thrifted
Needlepoint Purse: Local antique shop