Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Post Thanksgiving - 30 Days of Blogging Starting December

top and necklace: F21
black jeans: ATL
shoes: Zara

Hope everyone had a fabulously wonderful Thanksgiving weekend. I know I did.

It looks as though I've fallen behind with my blogging and I'm trying to figure out what I want to do with my blog.  Overall, this blog was an outlet for me and gave me the opportunity to post some photos of my outfits and a little glimpse of my life, a sort of memoir through clothes and places I've been. What I like about blogging is capturing the three hobbies I enjoy the most: blogging, clothing and photography. While my outfit photos are just mere snapshots, I hope to include some miscellaneous better SLR photos of random things and places I've been.

So I've decided to challenge myself a bit further by posting 5 outfits a week every day starting December 1 - January 1 (this will include New Year's, that's if I'm doing anything). I may include other photos too, but we'll see.  Wish me luck.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Museum Outing at the National Portrait Gallery

I can't believe it's almost Thanksgiving and feel like the year flew by. Where did the time go? Lots to do though.

This past weekend was both relaxing and fun. Saturday I pretty much ran errands. Sunday, my friend Lori came down to visit DC (her first time) and we did a quick car tour of the city, then had lunch at my place, then it was off to the National Portrait Gallery to look at some great portraits of the past and present.  Here are some of few favorites from the early 20th century:

 Steve Jobs

 John Waters

Earnest Hemingway 

Marilyn Monroe

We ended up in the contemporary art section which is intensely bright and it was easy to take photos with the IPhone. 

my friend Lori 

Me - looking a bit disheveled

Lori at the courtyard

Friday, November 18, 2011

Flashback Fridays - Kiss Me

I think I had enough of the 80s for a while. There were some good songs in the good old 90's like "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the Richer.  

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Tweed Ride DC

Today was the 3d Annual Tweed Bike Ride sponsored by Dandies and Quaintrelles, a Washington, DC based social group that organize vintage-inspired, stylish events in partnership with and in support of noble causes.  We  got a chance to dress in our finest tweeds and turn-of-the-century best. It's was all in the name of fun and I had a chance to take lots of photos.

jacket: ATL
top: F21
skirt: Banana Republic
shoes: Seychelles via Anthropologie
hat: ?
bag: vintage

The ride began at the historic Meridian Hill Park which is 5 blocks away from us so it was easy to get to.

the hubby and I

The crowd and it's entirety:

me taking a photo of the group

Random shots of wonderful outfits.

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Upcoming Tweed Ride in DC (Part 1)

As some of you know, my dear hubby and I are avid recreational bicyclists and when the opportunity came up to go on a fun social tweed ride, we (okay I)  jumped at the opportunity to dress up in vintage style clothing and ride our bikes around the city.  I'm pretty excited about it and it's a fun and great way to meet people or just to even photograph.

The outfit below may be one possibility but haven't decided yet.

These so-called rides have been happening in NYC, Chicago, San Francisco and now DC. I have yet to attend one of these functions so I'm trying to figure out what to wear.  Since is the TWEED Ride after all,  I guess I'll have to don a tweed look.

Here are some ideas that I got from random sites:

I can probably mimic this outfit pretty well but it might be quite cold out so I'll need a coat.

I have the shoes and the jacket but not the pants.

This outfit is just bad-ass with the cape and red tights and awesome red bike.  I have none of the above.

I definitely can don the hat and faux fit but no red top here. 

Part 2 - Trying on outfits for the Tweed ride!!  Will probably post within the next few days.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Saturday Night Recap - Rock and Roll Hotel

After a few years of not venturing out to the new (and gentrified) H Street Corridor, we finally bit the bullet and headed out to that neighborhood.  All I can say is WOW! It has changed for the better with lots of new restaurants, bars and concert halls.  This is what I wore to the concert instead of another outfit.

jacket: ATL
top: ATL
pants: ATL
shoes: Steve Maddens

The concert was AWESOME!!!  We went to see Blackberry Belles at Rock and Roll Hotel.

Matt, the lead singer, is a really nice guy and always comes up and talks to us, plus I stay in touch with his whereabouts on FB.  There were two other bands: The El Rays, a surfer rock band from Denmark, for all those old school enthusiasts who love the sounds of the twangy 50s guitar surf music such as Dick Dale or the Ventures or Jan and Dean;

and the other band that opened up for them, Dirty Names, were these incredible energetic hipsters with a pure rock and roll sound.

I can't really classify them but they are reminiscent of early glam rock of Velvet Underground, New York Dolls, T Rex, and maybe a little Rolling Stones thrown in, etc.  These guys are touring the East coast all the way to Dallas in the next few weeks so if you happen to see them live, please do so.  The lead singer oozes charisma and sexuality (ah youth), engaging with the crowd and just makes you want to watch him all night long. He definitely makes for a great lead singer.  The guitarist with the funky mullet wig was an absolutely great musician and haven't heard great music like that in a long time.  I have a feeling they will hit it big some day.

Finally, the Blackberry Belles played and they were quite good. The drummer is a petite young thing with blond dreadlocks and kicks ass on the drums.  This is a stock photo since I can't seem to get their photos together on stage, but the one below is the one I took via IPhone.