Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Project 365: Week 43


This post is part of my Project 365 where I am taking one photo every day for a year. Click here to see all of my photos in the series-- and if you want to join, feel free to do so anytime! :) (All photos taken with a Nikon D7000.)

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291/365: 10-19-12 I tried, (and failed) to make this shirt vintagy-soft for Sean's birthday... I let it sit in salt for three days, then tried to boil it in baking soda. Don't trust the internet, guys. :)

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Project 365
292/365: 10-20-12 Poor Sean lives with two ladies... Who have a lot of lady friends. :D Who cooks? Sean of course. <3 Project 365
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293/365: 10-21-12 Photo 1-- I had to document an Adele breakfast. Photo 2-- Williamsburg view of Manhattan.

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294/365: 10-22-12 Monday dinner. We're (Sean is) perfecting Thai. :D

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295/365: 10-23-12 Finally have all the correct ingredients for a proper Manhattan.

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296/365: 10-24-12 The pup's self-declared "Circus Master" outfit for work.

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297/365: 10-25-12 A Canadian Tuxedo.

For more photography tips, see this post on digital photography tips for beginners. You can also check out the rest of my photos from the year for my Project 365!

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Five Days, Five Looks, One Girl

One Girl, 5 Outfits One Girl, 5 Outfits
Heart Sweater: Old Navy | White Leather Skirt: Tory Burch @ TJ Maxx | Shoes: Nordstrom Rack


I've introduced my roommate, Adele, a couple times on here a post or two, but I've only sprinkled a detail or two. This is the second time Adele and I have lived together, the first time we were in our sorority. It's so funny to think back on the time we were first roommates because the things we did back then are not all that different than the things we do here in New York-- there are just a few less roommates to share the weekend adventures and crafts with. :) Adele and I used to run together all the time back then and we would talk about moving to New York-- and then it actually happened. :) It's so strange how perfectly things fall together when you want it bad enough.

Now while our runs have changed from the nature park to Central Park (still crazy), we also have jobs instead of school. While I work at BarkBox with all of the pups, Adele works at Vogue. Like-- "Devil Wears Prada" Vogue. :) On Vogue.com they always do this series called "Five Days, Five Looks, One Girl," so we thought it would be kind of funny to do one in our apartment. (After all, Adele has helped plan a couple of locations of some of these shoots.)

I've always loved Adele's funky and surprising style, and I've kind of noticed that she has a bit of a formula for her outfits. I've asked her to explain her formulas for her style below. :)

Formula for the heart sweater above, Adele says:
"Girly + Girly, Made okay by somewhat masculine oxfords."

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Star Wars Shirt: Forever21 | Dress: Saks | Shoes: Anthropologie

Formula from Adele:
"Straight-laced dress + Dorky = Contradictory fun."

Shoes One Girl, 5 Outfits
Pencil skirt: Her mom's closet | Rocker tee: F21 | Shoes: Steve Madden


Adele's Formula:
"Grunge + Secretary = Best way to wear a pencil skirt."

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Fashion's Night Out Tee: Free from Work | Skirt: Indianapolis Goodwill (My skirt. :) | Shoes: Doc Martens | Necklace:

Adele's formula:
"Boring t-shirt + Interesting accessories + Layers = Way to dress up a t-shirt."

One Girl, 5 Outfits

One Girl, 5 Outfits One Girl, 5 Outfits
Jacket: Desigual | Skirt: Anthropologie | Shirt: The Row @ a Sample Sale ($30) | Shoes: MIA

"Airy cotton candy sweet + down-and-dirty jacket= (Giggles.)"

One Girl, 5 Outfits
Adele saw this photo and told me that if she could take a self-portrait with her things, this would be it. An old rug with animal print Doc Martens. I suppose it's fitting. :)

Monday, October 22, 2012

Instax Post: The Office Dogs

Three Dogs, Instax Wide
Some of the office pups taken with the new office Instax 210. Love the wide-angle aspect of this camera as opposed to the Instax Mini that I have. This may be blasphemous, but I'm digging the Instax cameras these days... the Polaroid film is just so darn expensive.

The dogs in this photo are Scout, Bruce Willis (girl dog), and Frida. Bruce was just visiting for a couple days and we took her picture one afternoon. (I now want a Brussels Griffon. So cuddly! And Chewbacca-looking!) :)

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Project 365: Week 42


This post is part of my Project 365 where I am taking one photo every day for a year. Click here to see all of my photos in the series-- and if you want to join, feel free to do so anytime! :) (All photos taken with a Nikon D7000.)

Project 365: Week 43
Project 365: Week 43
284/365: 10-12-12 Meeting with an adoptable pup, Maggie, in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Project 365: Week 43
Project 365: Week 43
Project 365: Week 43
285/365: 10-13-12 A Saturday hike upstate at Breakneck Ridge. So. Beautiful. And the train ride up there wasn't half bad either. :)

Project 365: Week 43
286/365: 10-14-12 Unfortunately the only photo taken on Sunday. This is how I shake rugs on the fire escape. Swimming goggles are to prevent itchy eyes. The bag shoes are to prevent any shoes from touching pigeon poo on the fire escape. Gotta love NYC. ;)

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287/365: 10-15-12 Yum.

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288/365: 10-16-12 Mice chocolates.

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289/365: 10-17-12 I'm in love with this dog. Meet Bruce Willis, the lady dog. ;)

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290/365: 10-18-12 Getting dogs to pose in a chair is rather difficult. ;)

For more photography tips, see this post on digital photography tips for beginners. You can also check out the rest of my photos from the year for my Project 365!

Friday, October 19, 2012

DIY Wine Crate Kitchen Shelf

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One night a few weeks ago, I was riding my scooter home off the subway and I noticed this wine crate outside of a liquor store near our apartment. In typical scrappy fashion, I picked up the crate and took it home, with no idea what I was going to do with it. When I walked in the door, Sean and I looked at it for a minute and then Sean had the idea to put it over our microwave as a shelf. Things had been piling on top of each other for a while, so this wine crate was the perfect way to add some kitchen space. :)

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DIY Kitchen Shelf
The first thing we did was clean the crate with 409. We did get it off the street after all. :) (I need to do a post of all the scavenged street/things in our apartment. It's pretty crazy. :)

DIY Kitchen Shelf
Since we didn't have any stain, we darkened the wine crate with a bit of coffee and balsamic vinegar. The vinegar definitely worked better.

Before and after:
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We just used 6 nails to secure the crate to the wall. It's very sturdy and we've put some pretty heavy pumpkins on the shelf in the past few weeks. :)

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Feels like fall!

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Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Project 365: Week 41


This post is part of my Project 365 where I am taking one photo every day for a year. Click here to see all of my photos in the series-- and if you want to join, feel free to do so anytime! :) (All photos taken with a Nikon D7000.)

Project 365
277/365: 10-5-12 Bar cart.

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278/365: 10-6-12 A Saturday trip to Greenwood Cemetery in Brooklyn.

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279/365: 10-7-12 A Sunday afternoon in the Museum of Natural History.

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280/365: 10-8-12 Postcard. :)

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281/365: 10-9-12 Ball jars full of utinsel.

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282/365: 10-10-12 Scout using Twitter. ;)

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283/365: 10-11-12 Office pupz.


For more photography tips, see this post on digital photography tips for beginners. You can also check out the rest of my photos from the year for my Project 365!

Friday, October 12, 2012

Double Exposure from my Diana Cam

Double Exposure, Holga
A little photo I took on my Diana camera last fall. I took this/these photos on my way to work because I wanted to use up a roll of film before I got it developed. I took a photo of the road on my drive to work and then I took another photo of my feet in socks and wedges. :) (In these socks-- I have like 10 pairs. Best. Socks. Ever.)

I actually used 35mm film in my Diana camera-- I'll make a little video soon to show how I hacked it together to get it to work. :)

Wednesday, October 10, 2012

New York Apartment Tour: DIY Chevron Doors

New York Apartment: Chevron Doors
These days some of my favorite crafts have had to do with our tiny NYC apartment as opposed to crafting up my clothes. :) I've decided to start a little blog series on the progression of our apartment and give little tours when the rooms feel more complete. First up-- the chevron doors.
I originally found the idea to do these chevron doors on Pinterest, of course. My "For the Home" board seems to be getting a lot of use these days. :) These doors are a really good (and easy) way to update your apartment if you don't want to do anything permanent. (The two photos above are from this blog.)

New York Apartment: Chevron Doors New York Apartment: Chevron Doors
And my doors. The first door is the bathroom door, the second door is Adele's bedroom.

The doors before:

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What you need:

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Electrical tape. And maybe a bit of mailing tape. To get your chevrons to look right, you need to measure equal heights down from the top of the door and measure up from the bottom of the door. Then mark it with a pencil and make your tape meet at the middle dot. Your angles will be the same if you do it this way. You can also tape down the tops of the chevrons so that they don't peel off the door.

New York Apartment: Chevron Doors
We used two layers of electrical tape for the main chevron and then one layer of tape for the outer chevron.

New York Apartment: Chevron Doors

New York Apartment: Chevron Doors
Black and white theme...

New York Apartment: Chevron Doors
...With matching curtains + roommate. ;)

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And floor, pants, chairs... Yeah.

New York Apartment: Chevron Doors

New York Apartment: Chevron Doors

New York Apartment: Chevron Doors
Starting to feel pretty cozy around here. :)
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