Monthly Archives: August 2008

The Week in Pictures: 8.22.08

week in pictures nubby twiglet typography

Life has been exceptionally good lately. Gala (my Virgo soulmate) and I have been feverishly planning our joint birthday celebrations in Central Park on September 13th! Since we’re on opposite sides of the world at the moment (she’s in New Zealand & I’m in Oregon), there’s been a flurry of emails constantly flying, sometimes up to 15 or more a day!

We’re getting the job done; so far we’ve picked out a cupcake supplier, booked an amazing hotel room with floor-to-ceiling windows and asked the best photographer in town (who’s also a Virgo!) to take some snaps of the festivities! We’ve got all the basics covered! Now, onto the invites….

In Other News

Last weekend, I traded in a huge pile of old clothes and the cleaning frenzy continues with no end in site. When my surroundings are organized, I feel better. Though, I also have an ulterior motive: the Fall fashion offerings in NYC are always so good that I need to make room for new acquisitions!

Even though Lee & I have been living in our place for 8 months now, I still felt like we had no furniture. I was sick of the bare bones look, so we just made a trip to IKEA and procured some basics like this locker cabinet for the living room to hold our records (my collection of Journey albums needed a place to live, I tell you!)

More good news: I’ve been accepted into the elusive & exclusive Secret Society of Lady Bloggers. This all stems from the commentary on this page (of which I will expand upon more very soon).

Have you ever tried this San Pellegrino orange drink? It’s super tasty and I’ve been picking one up when it’s too hot to drink coffee. YUM!

So, this is very very weird (and naturally, could only take place at Nemo). I was sitting at my desk yesterday morning when I noticed an odd mix of choking sounds coupled with the infamous ‘chicken dance’ song. When I walked around the corner, this is what I saw! HA!

How was YOUR week?

What I Wore: 8.17.08

These are the only shorts that I own! I got my first pair of lederhosen at three years old when my parents returned from Europe in 1984. They were gray buckskin with red straps and heart-shaped pockets!

Lederhosen were always a staple in my family since I’m mostly of German and Austrian decent. We would visit the Bavarian-themed town of Leavenworth, Washington almost every year in the 80s and dress up.

Shirt, Nordstrom
Cardigan, Isaac for Target
Key necklace, gift
Socks, Forever 21
Lederhosen, vintage
Wedge shoes, Dries Van Noten
Purse, Miu Miu

I found these shorts on Ebay last year; they didn’t come with the traditional straps. They belonged to a lady that visited Germany in the 1950s when she was 12 years old. I love clothing with a history. When I wear these, there’s always a bit of a bulge where the flap is because lederhosen are normally worn by boys and men. Oh well, it’s a small price to pay!