I’m wearing one of my favorite color combinations here: gray, brown, and black, inspired by my Australian cattle dog’s beautiful coat. Cheesy wardrobe pearl: you can always look to nature (or your pet’s coat) for style inspiration!
I gave my second presentation at the big psychiatry conference today. Here I am with my poster in hand, ready to head out the door.
It was the perfect temperature today (around 70 degrees). What a treat! When I got back from the conference, I decided to take Freddy (the dog) out for a mid day walk in Central Park. On my way, I witnessed a man almost get run over by a taxi and then a verbal altercation ensued in the middle of the intersection. NYC can be pretty intense sometimes.
I’m wearing my old Vionic orthaheel flats today. They are more comfortable than your average flats but not nearly as comfortable as Vionic’s proper comfort shoes. The perforations in the leather offer some degree of ventilation (which is why I purchased these shoes in the first place), but my feet still feel a bit swampy in them as they do in all leather ballet flats. When it gets really hot in the summer, I can’t deal with closed toe flats at all and must wear open toe shoes.
In other news, I decided to give Need Supply another try in my dress hunt. This time I looked in the above $100 category and found a lovely purple linen dress by Paloma Wool.
I was able to use a promo code that NS gave me with my last purchase. NS shipping is pretty fast to NYC. I usually get my order within 2-3 days with standard shipping. If this dress doesn’t work out though, I may get desperate and have to settle for something fast fashion. Let’s hope it doesn’t come to that, but maybe that’s what fast fashion should be. Like fast food, you’re not supposed to eat it all the time, but if you’re in a rush and just need something quick, it can serve that purpose well.
After I wrote about ironing last week, a lot of you guys suggested I get a steamer. After a little bit of research, I decided to get the one from Black & Decker. The newer version is gray and blue and costs almost 50 dollars, but the older version which is essentially the same steamer except it is white and blue is going for around $30 at certain retailers. It’s a solid, very powerful steamer. My only complaint is the machine is heavy and my arm did feel a bit tired after steaming 3 items of clothing. This is not a deal breaker though as I doubt on most days I’ll be steaming more than one thing at a time. Steaming is so much easier than ironing. Thanks for the recommendation guys!