January 2011

96stblog-1333008 The amount of snow that has been plowing through New York City is insane. I’d say we get at least one storm a week. It seems like I now live in my hunter boots. Back when I was a mere freshman at Barnard an older student’s first words of advice were, “buy rain-boots you’ll desperately need them in the city.” I think those are definitely words to live by. Today I am wearing hunter boots, J-Brand black jeggings, J.crew belt, Iro holey sweater top (absolutely love it, it was a gift from the BF during a summer shopping adventure), alpaca sweater from Peru (bought in an alpaca factory in the mountains of Cusco, also bought a bright purple sweater from there as well), and Balenciaga bag. Every year for my birthday my parents buy me a nice bag. I believe this purchase was for either my 19th or 20th birthday. Its become a staple in my wardrobe, it’s a great neutral color and fits more than you can imagine… when I go to work I’m able to fit my 400 page book as well as my ipad comfortably. As for my jewelry I am wearing a vintage crystal choker from my grandmother, a Nicole Miller crystal necklace bought on gilt, a Madewell crystal bracelet (as you can tell I’m crystal obsessed today) a ysl artsy ring (birthday gift from the BF), forever 21 cross ring and gifted ring from my aunt. The crystal choker is a very special piece to me. After my grandmother died my dad and I went to clean out her old house and go through her possessions. I found this necklace, as well as another, in her jewelery box. I took them, and some old family albums, to remind me of her and my grandfather. I really love its design, as silly as this may sound it makes me feel like a princess when I wear it. The silhouette reminds me of a crown. To all my fellow New Yorkers out there, I feel your snow pain but try and enjoy it! TTFN (ta ta for now)

– Gaby