Happy Monday Dear Readers! Since New York, like much of the east coast (and mid west) is under snow, I thought I would share my eyelet sheath dress, worn in sunny Mexico. I hope this brightens your mood!
I hate the layers that one needs to go out in this cold snowy blizzard. How simple it was in Mexico, just slipping on an eyelet sheath dress and sandals, and to be out doors in a New York Minute! Of course I needed my sunnies, these are Dolce and Gabbana.
I also wore the most comfortable blue suede and raffia wedges. I wore these in place of sneakers, they were- are THAT comfortable. They are made by a brand called Earthies, and I purchased them at Zulily.com, one of my favorite flash sale sights.
My linked blue necklace is a vintage find from Sage Antiques in Sag Harbor, one of the few remaining mom and pops in the Hampton's. I love the color and milkiness of the resin links, and it looks well with my blue wedges. As well, My eyelet sheath dress from Forever 21 is lined in chambray, making it completely opaque. Even though I am wearing this near the pool, and over a black bikini, I do prefer something that is not sheer. Although I do love a sheer, or partially transparent cover up on others, I am older, ( but not to old to wear F21! ;) ! Some of it, anyway...
This is as short a dress that I will wear, and I keep these shorter lengths for resort areas or winter, when I can wear opaque tights. In some of the photos you will notice a bomber jacket. It is trimmed in crochet and is made by Rag and Bone. I got this fabulous jacket at Designer Resale in Manhattan's Upper East Side. I love the details, the pockets, and the roomy fit. Plus I got it greatly discounted! In the next shot, I look tall. The concierge tilted the camera up a bit which gave me a wonderful boost of height. Oh the lengths one will go to look tall, pun intended!
I was able to get these photos in the "golden hour", an hour before sunset. I love that time of day, and it is also when the light is optimal for photos. I am, btw, slowly learning that this golden hour concept does not quite work for me in Manhattan, since the tall buildings eclipse the sun, and my photos do not come out this crisp. The resolution on my photos suffer. I am working on this, but if anyone has good recommendations that do not include mornings, please let me know. :) The next photo:
Here I am standing on a fake rock ( yes, anything to look taller ). I moved because the sun is about to set and it is a bit brighter here. On goes the jacket, over the white eyelet sheath dress.
Now, just like that, it is dark! My, the sun sets quickly in the Mexican winter. What a lovely sunset. I stayed a bit to watch it, chatting with the concierge and then proceeding to the bar to meet my husband,: cocktail hour is literally on the horizon!
Now, back to real-time. I really am concerned that everyone is well, especially those affected by weather. Please make sure you have all of the storm essentials on hand, and don't forget to take care with your computers. Call loved ones, to make sure they are prepared, too.
For those who are curious, this photo was taken at 3 PM today outside my window. It is snowy white, like my white eyelet sheath dress. Winter! sigh...
Still, the trains are running and now, at dinner time , traffic is moving well and only a few inches have accumulated. Men and trucks are out with salt, and things are operating smoothly enough. In the outlying suburban areas there is so much more snow... I used to live there when my kids were small. What a treat to be here: a good Italian restaurant is in my building, and I could walk to Bloomies, or one of those cool cinemas where the seats recline. If I felt like it. But right now I am happy here, looking out!
Be well. Tell me how you are and what you are doing to deal with severe weather.