earrings - handmade by Carie, won in Pretty Little Mountains giveaway / dress - Five Bamboo, won in What Would a Nerd Wear giveaway / belt - vintage, thfited / bracelet - DIY, tutorial via Honestly WTF / sandals - Target, thrifted
Whew! I feel like I have been so absent from blogging lately, but I suppose it's really only been a few days. This weekend we took the bus up to New York to visit with friends (and to break up the long ride to Chris's parents' place in MA). Today's outfit is the same one I wore to take the bus on Saturday. I wanted to be comfortable for the almost five hour ride, but I still wanted to feel put together enough to head straight for drinks on the Lower East Side when we arrived, and my new Five Bamboo dress was perfect on both counts. I realized later that this might be one of the cheapest outfits I've ever worn - between the thrifted belt and sandals and the homemade bracelet, I think the total cost was about $7!
We spent our visit catching up with a bunch of my grad school buddies in Fort Greene, drinking beers outside in plastic cups and eating a ridiculous amount of delicious food (there might even have been a post-brunch pina colada slushie from an ice cream truck). We’ve started talking a lot about where we’d like to live when we finish traveling, and even though it was ridiculously hot and sweaty in Brooklyn, our visit still managed to tip my scales a bit more in favor of New York. I had been rather resistant to the idea, as it seemed so overwhelmingly to be the ‘default’ choice coming out of graduate school; in fact, of my class, only six of us do not currently live in NYC. However, I am reminded every time I go back just how much I do love about the city, and about Brooklyn in particular, and after this weekend I can tell my resistance is really starting to break down.
We’re now up in central Mass., and have spent the day watching a small town Memorial Day parade, grilling in the backyard, and visiting with family. I'm looking forward to hitting up a few of my favorite thrifts this week, as well as digging through the clothes I have stored here, and tomorrow we're headed to the beach!