Gallery Mondays: ‘Holding Out’ by Seward Johnson

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I hope this little old lady wasn’t waiting for a cab, because she’s got no free hands to flag one down!

Maybe she was waiting for a cab. That’s probably why she looks so upset and annoyed…

She also seems to have gotten a lot done. She got groceries, did a little shopping at Talbots. I see managing to get food and clothing shopping done in one day as a victory.

This sculpture, called Holding Out, was part of the Seward Johnson’s installation in the Garment District of NYC during the summer of 2015. I don’t know why, but this old lady was one of the sculptures I remember the most from that day I went to see them.

Learn more about the sculptures here.

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Fall 2015 Outerwear Picks

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The temperature is starting to drop here in New York, and soon we’ll be pulling out our fall jackets again. It’s such a pity to have to cover up a cute outfit sometimes, but a jacket that has character could make all the difference.

I myself have thought about getting a new jacket for the fall. Not sure if I’ll go through with it, but here are a few contenders.

Fall 2015 Outerwear Picks leather

My current fall jacket is a silver/gray leather jacket. If you’re going for a sporty look, a leather jacket is just the thing you need. You can get something colorful or stick to neutrals.

Shop Leather Jackets:

Brown

Blue

Black & White

Burgundy

Fall 2015 Outerwear Picks trench

I also own a blue plaid trench coat that I wear when the weather drops below 50 degrees in the fall. I have considered getting a solid color trench coat that would match my outfits better, but I couldn’t resist adding that floral trench!

Shop Trench Coats:

Orange

Black Floral

Green

Gray/Blue

Fall 2015 Outerwear Picks denim

Nothing says old school better than a denim jacket! I haven’t worn one of these in such a long time (like 5 years!). Since denim is such a universal material, it’s important to get a jacket that has something unique (such as rhinestones or rips). You can even DIY it!

Shop Denim Jackets:

Distressed

Black

Hooded

Shoulder Rhinestones

Which fall jacket is your favorite?

Keep in mind that if you do decide to order one of the jackets above, many of them run in Asian sizes. Please consult the size charts and perform proper measurements before ordering!

California Day 2: Shopping, Hammer Museum & More Shopping

Los Angeles, Los Angeles, don’t ever let them change you …

– The Bird and the Bee

Since I screwed up real bad the day before with the whole walking to the store thing, my mom and my aunt vowed to never again walk long distances for the duration of our trip.

My dad decided to drive us to the mall complex after finally hearing about our fiasco when he woke up the next morning.

First we stopped at this gem of a grocery store called El Super. WHY DO THEY NOT HAVE ONE OF THESE ON THE EAST COAST?! THE PRODUCE IS SO CHEAP!!

After buying wayyyyy too much food for the fridge in the hotel, my mom realized she needed a knife to cut the fruit so we went to the 97¢ store to get one. I also ended up buying some nail polish because the nail strips I was wearing were already coming off.

Kleancolor Nail Polish in the shade Silver Lining

Kleancolor Nail Polish in the shade Silver Lining

Then we went over to Kmart where I found this lovely top for $5! They charge tax on clothes in California though. :/ So it was like $5.50.

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After we went back to the hotel to drop our stuff off, we took a trip to LA to visit the Hammer Museum. As soon as we got there, my dad and I went crazy on their awesome spin top chairs. (My aunt refused to sit on them, and my mom only sat for like one spin before screaming her head off).

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We walked around the galleries and then my parents enjoyed a game of ping pong. I was terrible at it.

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Then we tried to visit the Getty Museum but the parking lot was full so we went back to the hotel. Before heading to our room, we asked the friendly bus driver on the street nearby how much the bus costs.

$1.10 guys. NEW YORK MTA, GET IT TOGETHER!

My mom, aunt and I decided to let my dad take a nap while we went to the Shops at Montebello on the bus. I bought these Seventeen brand oxford shoes at Sears. I love them so much! They’re like sneaker boots, if that makes any sense. So comfortable too!

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Stay tuned for day 3 (Labor Day) tomorrow!

10 Random Questions Tag

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I was tagged by Farah over at farahkali.com to do the 10 random questions tag!

Here are the questions she asked me to answer:

1. Handbags or shoes?

This is a tough one. I’d say shoes.

2. Curly or straight hair?

Curly! (although my hair is permed straight)

3. Any special talents?

I sing alto. Haven’t performed since high school, though.

4. Favourite hobbies?

Writing and listening to music.

5. Favourite animal and why?

I love flamingos because they’re a beautiful bright shade of pink, and when two flamingos put their heads together they make a romantic heart symbol <3.

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6. Where do you mostly shop?

Forever 21, Pretty Girl and H&M.

7. What is your main goal in life?

To be an inspiration to those around me.

8. What did you want to be when you were younger?

I wanted to be an artist. I guess I kind of am, since I’m a journalist and I studied the art of communication.

9. If you could choose 1 make up item, what would it be?

Foundation powder (preferably Loreal True Match shade N7).

10. Do you hide under your duvet when you sleep?

Yes! All the time. Even in the summer when it’s a million degrees!

 

I’d like to tag Maria Nichol, Hana Blurbs, BeautyLifeGeek, and The Spinsterhood Diaries.

Here are your questions!

1. What song do you listen to when you need cheering up?

2. How many tubes of lipstick do you currently own?

3. What is one item of clothing you couldn’t live without?

4. What is your favorite online store?

5. If you could go anywhere in the world for your next vacay, where would you go?

6. What is your guilty pleasure TV show?

7. Mac or PC?

8. What is one meal you know how to cook better than anyone else?

9. Name one mobile app you’re addicted to.

10. What is your favorite flavor of ice cream?

 

Be sure to link back to this post, create 10 questions of your own, and then nominate bloggers to participate in the tag 🙂