Seriously Disorganised Dressing (OOTW)

21 April 2010

Long time no see?  I often start a post with apologies for not writing enough of them, and this is no exception.  I guess I'm a slightly disorganised blogger; I forget to take photos, I don't write a weeks worth of posts to be scheduled and it takes me a bit more time to reply to comments.  I work 40 hours a week (sometimes more), which means that the weekends are pretty packed with sightseeing and there isn't much downtime to write the blog posts I'm used to (though I have a few rough drafts prepared).  Luckily I'm off to Jamaica in two weeks to see family (and sleep), as it's a lot cheaper to fly from here, so I have a nice long weekend to look forward to in May!  Expect many posts of excitement and you have any exciting holidays planned?

Cardigan - courtesy of Blue Inc
Asymmetric tank - LF Stores
Body-con dress - H&M
Leggings - Topshop
Boots - Doc Martens

Again testing the versatility of my transatlantic wardrobe; I quite like layering long tanks over body-con dresses.  Methinks another visit to H&M is in order to get a few other colours.  Note that these Topshop leggings have emigrated from the UK, as I convinced my Mum to send a little care package (she wasn't too happy about the price of postage). Hopefully I can find her something nice in return...

Cardigan - H&M
Lace Leotard - Courtesy of Blue Inc
Shorts - Topshop
Tights - Target
Brogues - New Look
Belt - Vintage via Amacord
Necklace - Brooklyn Flea

I've always wanted a lace leotard and was delighted when I saw this version on the Blue Inc site; perfect for layering under dresses, playsuits and boxy cardigans (and again fuelling the obsession).

Leather Jacket - Topshop
Scarf - American Apparel
Shirt - Vintage via Brooklyn Flea
Skirt, socks - H&M
Tights - House of Holland
Boots - Doc Martens

They say a baseball game is a must-see in New York and although I somewhat agree, I can't say that I understood it a great deal.  Being an honourary New Yorker, I supported the Yankees (who ended up winning) wearing in my version of a sporty outfit, complete with makeshift banner. 

Dress - The Scarlet Room
Underskirt - Topshop
Tights - We Love Colors
Shoes - Jeffrey Campbell
Belt - Vintage via Angels
Necklace - Forever 21

I fell in love with this cut-out skater dress as soon as I saw it at The Scarlet Room and luckily ordered it before it sold out.  I might try and wear it during the next heatwave to see what tanlines I get...

Shirt - Vintage via Beacons Closet
Leotard - Asos
Shorts - Topshop
Lace shorts (worn underneath), tights - H&M
Shoes - Doc Martens

Wore this for a nice Sunday brunch at Essex restaurant in the Lower East Side.  My friends and I have made a decision to fit in as many 'brunch' meals as we can in the time we have left, since it's not really a UK tradition (yet). 

I loved reading this post of typical blogger photo poses, and realised I'm a frequent offender of knocked-knees, head tilts and no smiles.  It's extremely hard to take pictures of yourself looking relatively normal/comfortable, so I guess I just revert to these poses out of habit; have a read and see what your bloggerisms are!

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  1. Wow you look great in all your photos. I especially love the doc martins! dont worry about not blogging to much. My exams are coming up next month so i'll be slow with things also!

  2. I love every single outfit! I'm very jealous of you being there right now, the shops sound so much better!

  3. Kristabel...every single one of your outfits are gorgeous. I adore that cut out skater dress the most I think, definitely a wow dress! I am also a fellow fan of tights with knee socks! Yay!

  4. You have the BEST tights, I seriously want them all. And your boots. And the lace bodysuit. I'd take it all really...


  5. I love the first outfit best :)

  6. How come my cut-off shorts are not as fun as yours? :)

  7. Such gorgeous outfits!!
    So glad to hear you're getting a break from your crazy schedule xxx

  8. still loving your style, the first outfit especially

  9. Nice outfits :) Such a fun post!! And I really like that Topshop legging you are wearing on the first picture!

  10. looking good ! i love the wednesday outfit :) and the saturday noon one !
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  12. God i love your lace top and shorts, you look soo fab girrl:)

  13. I love all your leggings and tights, and your shoe collection is divine those Jeffrey's and Docs...emmm!

  14. I'm a bloggerism offender too... that said, sometimes there's no getting away from them... I'm happy to pose like that and laugh at myself doing so...

  15. sat night's dress is working for me! HOTNESS!


  16. Great outfits!