Thursday, May 31, 2012

high waisted jeans

High waisted jeans are all the rage, but I assumed these would be one of those trends I would never try. Sure they are fabulously retro, but the wrong cut or wash can also scream MOM JEANS!

Our oh-so-fashionable friend C insisted that I try a pair so I caved and picked a pair of sweet indigo Elizabeths at Nashville denim mecca imogene + willie while we were in town last week.

The verdict? Mad love! They are stretchy and surprisingly the most flattering pants I own.  Who knew? I love how the legs are skinny instead of flared.

Buy a pair of your very own here.

(images via i+w; bottom photo by adrian morales)

Wednesday, May 30, 2012

hump day magic

 Listening to this Lumineers song on repeat today. It's a little slice of hump day magic! Quite the ear worm.

Also, I'm not exactly certain as to what is happening in this video, but I'm a little annoyed that no one invited me to  suspenders prom.

Also, confetti!

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

hello there

Well, hello there! Remember me?

After an insane two weeks of work, travel and some serious steps toward a big life change, we are back to a sweltering NYC and back to work.

Daydreaming of our recent adventures in an attempt to fight off those office blues...

 We saw a college friend get married, visited with family, met Steve Earle in a parking lot, had a cannon ball contest and ate more than our fair share of delicious food.

Where did these magic events occur? On a whirlwind trip down South. Here are a few snaps from our adventures.

getting in the mood with a pre vacation JTE show at Webster Hall

Nashville honky tonks

 deliciousness at "meat and three" favorite At the Table (why yes, that is fried chicken)

eating our way through East Nashville: tacos, burgers, cocktails, oh my!

 the water tower in my hometown (read NYT article about it here)

a visit with my Grandma Nora and her gorgeous hydrangeas

before RM's wedding in Oxford

a late night date a John Currence's Snackbar

Friday, May 4, 2012

have a dreamy weekend

Don't these photo collages by self taught artist Matt Wisniewski (spotted on Miss Moss) feel dreamy?

Hope your weekend is out of this world, friends.

(images via miss moss)

Thursday, May 3, 2012

initial necklace

A few year ago, I purchased the sweetest necklace with a delicate gold initial charm. It was one my favorites...until the loose clasp gave out on me and the charm was lost forever.

This initial necklace from Maya Brenner Designs is the perfect replacement! Asymmetrical and dainty, it's a sweet way to keep your loved ones close. I always pick out the initial "S" for you know who.

Buy your own letter at Steven Alan.

(image via steven alan)

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

whitney biennial

S and I've spent some time over the last few weeks at the Whitney taking in this year's Biennial. The yearly event features a wide (and often changing) array of works from artists at varying points in their careers.

This year was our first Biennial experience. From painting and sculpture to experimental film and electronic performance, it's quite a wild experience. We enjoyed ourselves so much that we joined the museum so that we could return for repeat visits.

Here are a few snaps of some of our favorite exhibits.

Artist Nicole Eisenman's paintings were bright, bold and displayed as you see below. According to her bio, each image represents a personal experience.

Notice the variance in her style? She feels that "different feelings should be painted different ways."

We also caught video artist Charles Atlas's live video/music improvisation. Wow. I can honestly say I've never seen anything like this!

The artist creates, manipulates and mixes video images which are displayed on large screens in the performance space. Atlas's work was set to live electronic music.  It was hypnotic, and by far our favorite of all the work we saw.

This year's Biennial runs from March 1st through May 27th. I highly recommend checking it if you get the chance!

(top image via alt screen)