Similar to July, my birthday month in case you forgot, September holds a significance for me. It marks the end of summer, my favorite season. It, of course, is fashion month. And, most importantly, it is when I celebrate my wedding anniversary.
I had a lot of fun working on this month’s calendar. And, most importantly, I am excited to announce I’ve finally set up a (meager) web shop.
Get Your Own Fashion Calendar
Eventually, I’ll add prints and other stationery. For now, you can purchase my calendar or subscribe for twelve months of fashion fun. It’s 11×17″ and printed on lovely Strathmore paper. The front has the calendar and the back has some silly nonsense written by me. Plus, there are more fashion sketches.
I hope you like it.
But, of course, you can still download my digital versions for free.
2017 September Calendar
To use: Right click the preferred format below and “Save Link As.”
(These are free for personal use. Please don’t post these images or links without giving me credit and linking back to this site. Thank you so much!)
I love a sundress! When it comes to outfitting, I’m totally overwhelmed. Most of the time I feel like an awkward sixth grader.
Living in New York and being around an overwhelming amount of good looking and well-dressed people is super helpful. I’m always snapping photos of people’s outfits to draw later (like a complete creeper.)
This ensemble is a great example of a lesson to be learned. The sundress. Easy, effortless, cute, and airy. Perfect for summer. Do it. And, if you’re brave – do it in solid white.
Get the Look
It’s another street style sketch! I saw this trendy cutie in Soho and had to take a creeper photo to draw later.
I’m kind of torn when it comes wearing designer’s names. Especially after reading “I’ll Drink to That,” by Betty Halbreich I’m more aware of how seeing a brand name influences my desire to buy. (Ashamedly, it has made a difference.)
I think there is a bit of glamor and romance associated with wearing luxury designer labels. Like, if you wear Givenchy, you’re basically Audrey Hepburn, right? Or, how in Tokyo, for example, there’s a certain amount of distinction connected to carrying expensive designer bags. In a way, if your income exceeds a certain amount, you’re almost expected to carry the bag. (Or, maybe, it’s the other way around.)
But personally, I don’t want to care about those things! I want to dress and be authentic. Style should be a reflection of self, not earnings, right?
Anyway, hats off to this girl who went balls to the walls with (looks like Dior, right?) a cross-body Vuitton bag and (I think) Stella McCartney platforms. I mean, maybe this is her genuine self. And, if it is, you go girl. Own it.
Get the Look
Everlane sent out an email a few weeks back talking about how great the Day Heel was. I was totally sold by the cute pictures and testimonials of how comfortable it was. So, of course, like a sucker, I clicked through to the site. And, after making me fall in love with this dumb shoe, it said it was available by waitlist only! WTF.
But yesterday, I was on my Instagram Stories and saw they were hosting a pop-up shop specifically for the Day Heel in Williamsburg. And, waitlist be damned, it’s this weekend. I felt so lucky since (1) I don’t usually make it through all of my Stories and (2) we were originally going to Rhode Island this weekend but had to cancel at the last minute.
Fabulous. I was already imagining how lovely it would look in my closet.
After the best scones of our life, we headed over. I was a little nervous my ridiculous feet might be too tiny for Everlane’s size 5. (This happens sometimes depending on the style or the fabrication. First-world problems, for reals.)
Considering we got there about ten minutes after they opened it was already bustling. I think the general energy and excitement of the crowd in such close quarters was stressing out VNg. (Poor guy.) I could tell he was really distracted.
We found a quiet space as I tried on the pink, the red, and the ochre. They were stocked with plenty of size 5’s and I was jazzed to find they fit me perfectly.
The ever-popular red and trendy ochre were both calling to me. But, when I walked, the yellow kept slipping off. Seems like because of the softer nature of the suede? Or, maybe the one I tried had been stretched out by others trying it on? Regardless, I opted for the red.
They were actually just as comfortable as all the hoopla claims. I’m glad we made it out to BK for the shop.
So there you have it. If you’re around, skip the waitlist and get yours this weekend. (Plus, get a free bouquet with any purchase! Yayyyyy!) Seriously, the stunning wall arrangement had me obsessed. Well-played, Everlane. Well, played.
The Day Market
190 Bedford Ave.,