How was your Memorial Day Weekend? I was all “woe is me” about not having an fancy plans, but that was just silly – staying home turned out to be just what I needed. I didn’t get home from California until well after 1am so I slept in on Saturday, got a manicure/pedicure, and then met friends for a late brunch in the West Village. On Sunday my sister had a barbecue at her gorgeous apartment in Gowanus. She and her husband just finished renovating their back yard so it was really fun to sit outside in the sun and eat a LOT. And then yesterday I don’t even know what I did. Put together furniture, went to the gym… really riveting stuff! 😉
Anyway, these shorts are a new fav. You know that I have a problem with denim shorts, so these are a fun alternative. I love the tie waist, and I love this shade of pink. They sit a little higher which makes them perfect with a crop top. I layered on a pretty statement necklace and my fav fringe jacket and we were good to go. Also I know I talk about these J.Crew Factory wedges a lot but just in case you don’t remember… they are the most comfortable! I got them last winter and wear them all the time… I can wear them all day long and walk all over the place and still be really comfy.
Outfit Details: Nanette Lepore Jacket (bought at TJ Maxx, last seen in this post – also love this, this, and this!) // Jigsaw Crop Top (old but this is identical) // J.Crew Pink Tie-Waist Shorts (also available here and I love the satin version too!) // J.Crew Factory Wedge Heels // Gucci Bag // Celine Sunglasses // BaubleBar Necklace (c/o)
Don’t these photos look like they could have been taken in Paris? Lydia and I stumbled upon this cute cafe (around the corner from me in Williamsburg) while we were roaming around and it reminded me a lot of one that I shot at in Paris this winter. I think it’s the chairs. It was a bit of an awkward shoot. I ran into an old coworker from maybe 8 years ago (before I even had a blog) and he wanted to chat. But it’s hard when you’re on the clock with your photographer. I mean how do you even explain to someone who doesn’t read blogs why you are out and about taking photos in the street of yourself with a professional photographer!? Without sounding totally vain and/or self-obsessed. Oof. Embarrassment central. This has happened a few times (all with men – from either old jobs or college) and it’s always super awkward! I literally turn into the monkey emoji with it’s hands over its eyes.
photography by Lydia Hudgens.