Some kind of Summer (OOTW)

13 April 2010

Apologies as this is slightly late, but I've finally compiled my outfits of last week.  As I hinted in my last post, there was some kind of 30 degree heatwave in New York  (which is far from the case now) but unfortunately  I spent most of the time at work, rather than lazing in the sunshine.  Still, the legs were out in full force and I again had to figure out some office-appropriate looks.  I received a comment in the last place asking where I worked; I'm interning at a knitwear manufacturing company and there's a mixture of creative and (mainly) smart-casual styles.  I'm not sure how smart I am, but I'm definitely trying to experiment and create new combinations for the changing season (and the temperamental air-conditioning).  How's the weather treating you where you are?

Cardigan, Dress - H&M
Jewellery - Topshop
Boots - Steve Madden

This is the result of an Easter Sunday H&M spree; a new boxy cardigan and a long body-con vest to wear underneath.

Shirt - Primark
Dress - Forever 21 
Lace Bandeau - Urban Outfitters
Belt - Vintage via Amacord
Lace Shorts - H&M
Boots - Steve Madden
Necklace - Pema boutique
Bracelet - Topshop

Is it just me, or is anyone else's Forever 21 clothing prone to shrinkage?  Luckily I had the trusty lace shorts to wear underneath my striped dress, but I'd better be careful when washing as this could soon become a top!

Lace top - New Look
Tank, Shorts, Jewellery - Topshop
Sandals - Steve Madden

Slightly frazzled expression = another hot day. 

Dress - Forever 21
Necklaces, boots - Topshop
Tights - Target

I finally had a much needed haircut (my fringe was getting out of control) and stopped by Target on the way to pick up some tights I saw here, to continue my sheer tights addiction.  This is one of those evening outfits; I normally buy a lot of casual stuff but this silk dress is one I seem to fall back on for night-time. 

I've been doing the typical studenty thing and sticking stuff on my walls (my Mum posted over some super strong Blu-Tack) to brighten up my temporary accommodation.  In the first photo you can see some of the lookbook images I picked up at the London Rooms press day and in the second I have my collection of NYC business cards.  I've been trying to pick up a card whenever I visit an interesting shop or restaurant, just as a memento for the eventual scrapbook I will create.  I'm also trying to (slowly) put together a Google Map of New York (here's an example of  another blogger's finished version), to help anyone planning to visit in the future.   I don't know why I'm thinking about the end of my time here, I know I have a few months left but time is going too quickly; I want to stay forever!

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  1. Weather here has been kind but it's the Internet that has been mean to me :(

    Love that striped top! Very nautical fun :)

  2. I love your steve madden boots <3

  3. I love the boots and the Urban Outfitters lace bandeau (I don't even know what that means, but I love it!)


  4. i am in love with the boots featured in the first two outfits! each look is so well put together. i'm in awe.

  5. Oooh you look so gorgeous Kristabel! Love that f21 dress, very jealous.

    I can't believe that you'll be back in Blighty so soon and yess, plenty more meet ups in the summer to be had!! I can't wait! Definitely missed you the last few times I've seen the others down in London.

  6. LOVE your wednesday boots :) xx

  7. lovely photos, we love the sunday outfit !

    Kisses from France
    Olivia & Mariam


  8. I quite like the first outfit, and yes Forever21 is cheap so their clothing does tend to shrink...but on the bright side your hair cut looks very good!

  9. Lovesssss this post!! Love the boots and the H&M shorts of course ;) Missing u xxx