outfit: this is what I wear everyday but now with clogs (+ a mini apartment tour!)

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The title of this post says it all.  I’ve worn this linen shell top from Eileen Fisher and these Levi’s jeans together countless times.  Probably once weekly for at least a year.  Both were under $30, so the cost per wear is probably something less than 50 cents! Pretty good if you ask me. 

I wore these new No. 6 store clogs around the house today to see if I had the same slippage problem I had with socks on and I didn’t.  The friction of my bare skin keeps my foot in place.  I’m reluctant to put those shoe petals into these shoes because that will dramatically lower the re-sale value if and when I decide to sell them.  If anyone is interested, I posted my APC half moon bag and ankle boots for sale here.  I hope they find a new loving home.

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And now for the exciting part:  my apartment!  I finally got around to photographing my living area for a mini tour.  My apartment has gone through many overhauls in recent months.  At one point, as many of you know, we had no furniture because a couple bedbugs from my neighbor’s apartment came into our apartment after my neighbor’s apartment was fumigated.  We had to get rid of our two sofas because one broke while we moved it and the other was torn on the bottom and we worried bedbugs could be harboring in there so we didn’t want to take a risk with that.  It was a nightmare to deal with but fast forward many months later, our apartment is clear, and we finally have basic furniture in our home.

It was a good time to take pictures today because our apartment has been kept tidy as we’ve had house guests nearly every week for the past 3 weeks, and plan on having an old friend stay with us next weekend as well.  We also decorated just a bit for Christmas too.  Holiday decorations always makes me feel a little giddy inside!

living rm

So this is our entrance.  We live in a 650 sq foot railroad style apartment in a building that is about 100 years old.  The coat rack is an all white Herman Miller “hang it all” knock off that I absolutely love.  We keep our hats, scarves and gloves in a woven basket that was handmade in Africa.   Our dog freddy has his own little coat hook in the corner there.  It’s holding a canvas tissue dispenser which we’ve converted into a poop bag dispenser.  Normally, his 100% cotton canvas leash is hanging there as well but it fell to the floor.  The white cabinet on the right is where we store all our shoes.

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This is the main living area.  We were able to furnish this entire living room for under $1000 (via allmodern.com, target, amazon, and buying secondhand from craigslist).  We knew we were going to move back to California soon so we didn’t want to invest in anything too expensive or difficult to transport.  We keep our vinyl records in the  faux fireplace behind the sofa.  Typically I’m sitting at the dining table drinking copious amounts of coffee and reading stuff on my laptop.

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The BF mounted the TV to the wall just a couple weeks ago.  It made a huge difference and opened up the horizontal surface of the TV console for random knick knacks that we still own.  Our money tree is going strong over in that corner by the window.  Our friend gave it to us when he left NYC but then he came back and thankfully hasn’t asked for it back.  The BF’s mom gifted us a lot of the decorative things you see here.  We still have a small number of real life books left and keep them all on this shelf.  For the most part, we’ve switched completely over to eBooks.  I feel like I have to explain it because people are always surprised to see how few books we own.

On the weekends, we move the table out of the way and play video games.  We have the XBox, Connect, Rock Band (with two guitars, drums, and 3 mics), and a Wii-U.  Usually we’re just playing Rock Band and I usually sing.  Our whole electronics set up is insanely complicated.  There are yards upon yards of wires that connect it to the computer in the other room, which means we can pretty much get anything up on that TV or play Spotify through our Xbox while it displays on the TV.

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And this last picture looks into the next room which I’ve let the BF turn into a man cave of sorts.  You can’t see it here but there’s electronics, musical equipment, and a billion different cords running all over the place beyond those walls.  Our kitchen is pretty drab and our landlord is going to replace our countertops in the next couple of weeks, so I’ll show you guys that once it’s all done.

Ok, so that’s pretty much it.  Hope you guys enjoyed.  If you blog, I’d love to see your home too!

16 thoughts on “outfit: this is what I wear everyday but now with clogs (+ a mini apartment tour!)

  1. Lovely home tour! I really like the way the coffee table and LCW plywood chair turned out–how do you feel about the quality? I think it’s AMAZING that you guys have pretty much made a complete transition to e-books. It’s such a nice feeling to know that you can up and go without too many items weighing you down. That’s the fantasy, anyway.


    1. We love the chair and coffee table. Aesthetically it is amazing. The chair is very sturdy froma structural standpoint. The varnish surfaces are not hard enough to withstand banging or children. And it would likely take on water stains easily. We are careful to use coasters. I wouldn’t recommend it if you have children.


  2. Yay, I love apartment tours! (Also, bedbug problems are the stuff of nightmares! It’s good you weathered that alright.)

    Our place isn’t very photogenic alas, and feels cluttered (or cozy, if one is so inclined) because we bought Ikea furniture that was generally just a little too big for the amount of space we have. We both anticipated working from home in the late evenings more than we actually need to, so we have two desks big enough to accommodate an external monitor.


  3. I spy the pear painting!

    I have kept some favorite “real” books on a shelf in my home office, and have transitioned most of my remaining collection to boxes and shelves in the basement. They’re all readily available if I want to reread something, or check a reference from an outdated textbook. I resisted ebooks for so long, but I am surprised that I enjoy reading on my iPad and I don’t miss the clutter of bookshelves at all. (I didn’t view them as clutter when they were part of my everyday life. I thought my book collection was cozy and comforting. Now that I’ve moved them out of everyday view, I don’t miss them at all).


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