Tuesday, 5 April 2011

up on high

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This is the view from the place where we stayed in New York. Albert's friend is working in the city at the moment and found an amazing flat to live in the Lower East Side, on the 19th floor, with a 20 foot balcony and panoramic views of Manhattan and Brooklyn. Of course, everywhere has its drawbacks, and this place came with an obsessive compulsive live-in landlord (I had no idea it could take ten whole minutes to wipe down a stove after use, or that repotting about 200 plants was a legitimate Saturday morning activity). All in all though, this place was definitely worth it, and to be fair, the landlord was really sweet to us.

My Snoozer Loser skirt has been slumbering for most of the winter, but I thought I'd bring it along on a ride to its hometown. I also spent way too long looking for supposed boutiques that stock their collections so I could splurge on a spring piece, but they simply didn't exist (update your website already, guys). I loved this outfit on the day but I have to say all I can see at the moment are the wrinkles in that shirt... I always recommend people pack stuff that doesn't need to be ironed but I'm awful at taking my own advice...

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Pictures by Albert

Snoozer Loser skirt, Alfred Sung shirt, Fly London shoes, self made necklace, and awesome Clarins red lipstick from the Duty Free at Heathrow!

44 comments:

A said...

That skirt is just perfect! I've been eying up a similar one in a local shop, but its a little out of my price range :(
You really know how to wear yours though!
x

Closet Fashionista said...

Yay! I love that skirt!!!
That's kinda funny about the crazy landlord though ;) I'm glad the location was awesome!
(and haha...I didn't notice I wrote Marc, I must have been very tired)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Ashley said...

I had a connection at JFK, and I remember looking out the window and thinking NYC looked hilarious. A GAZILLION buildings fit into this itty bitty island. ha :) I'll have to visit sometime!

Fashionably Akron said...

This outfit is absolutely fantastic!
I love the skirt and the shoes.
And what a lovely view you have!

Xavi said...

I disagree with you. Under my opinion, you have enought style to wear this shirt without ironing... prety as always.

CAITLIN said...

yup, favorite skirt ever... still. i love this outfit! :) also, wrinkles are the new black. or something.

i could never deal with an obsessive-compulsive landlord, even if it meant panoramic views of the city. i'd probably just end up spending most of my time outside the apartment anyway! i can hardly even deal with my neat freak boyfriend :)

Diana said...

i will always love this skirt and i kind of love the wrinkles:)

xo

http://dressedupallligators.blogspot.com/

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

You look so pretty. I love the view, but where are all the infamous plants!? ;)
Seriously, I want to steal your shoes.

LikeSpinningPlates said...

I love that skirt ahh!! And I think wrinkles add a certain charm to things haha. Great photos and lovely view. =)

Sophie said...

I adore that skirt, im a sucker for prints!
Sophie
x

Kitsune-kun said...

Thanks so much! what a fun skirt!

29 Skirts said...

Cute outfit with a fabulous skirt! I really like the photos. Something about the light just takes me back to New York. I've only visited the city once before, but for some reason these photos remind me so much of what it felt like to be there.

Mitr Friend - Bhushavali said...

Your skirt is oh so awesome!!!
Arupathumoovar Festival
The 8-piece skirt

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Kallie: This was pre-moving day for the infamous plants. They were still in the living room at this point!

A said...

Emily,

Looks like you have another reader who uses the name 'A'. That could be confusing. I do not comment on clothes....

FoofandFaff said...

Love that skirt, what great print :)

Looks and Books said...

Love that skirt! And that view is superb. Glad you enjoyed your time in NYC!

Rebecca said...

You look right at home here, skirt is amazing and a new label to me, which is always a bonus. There is something pleasingly Rachel Comey like about the shoes as well.

Penny said...

wonderful skirt and shoes!and what a breathtaking view!and i thought my 14th floor is high!:D

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@A: haha, I know! Don't worry, I can tell you apart!

Stef / Diversions said...

What an amazing view! You guys keep finding these awesome places :)
Love your necklace btw - you already know how smitten I am with that skirt on you :)

dimi said...

Perfect view and skirt! I'm having land-lord issues too lately! Have a lovely day!

jess said...

I love that skirt. The print is great.You have a really nice view too.

Michal said...

Aah you look so gorgeous! That skirt is the prettiest thing- I love when you wear it. ^_^ It looks really pretty paired with blue.

mari b. said...

the bird cages on your skirt are lovely.

xx m.


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Ariana said...

Love your skirt!
New follower on Bloglovin,I loved that also followed!Kisses.

Lesley said...

that skirt is adorable! and how appropriate that you are perched atop a high rise like a bird :) way too cute!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Lesley: Yep! I was restraining myself from another bird metaphor, but you got it! ; )

Meleonieeee - ♥ said...

Oh my gosh, that skirt is so gorgeous! :)

Shy, Chesterfield said...

I absolutely love that skirt!! You styled it perfectly!

Shy

Ashley said...

This is fun! I love the skirt, especially the yellow with the blue. I also really like your tights, and hello! What a view (both you and the cityscape in the background, of course)!

sojourned in style said...

I am in love with your skirt. the pattern is marvelous! the backdrop is just perfect.

Molly said...

These pictures are STUN-ning. You look fantastically beautiful. {and I'm happy to see your skirt back in play!}


Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

deppa said...

Que lindo todo! me encanta la blusa y la falda (además de la vista obvio ;)
Por cierto tu español es muy bueno, usualmente lo escribes correctamente y con muy pequeños errores :)

Espero que estés bien y que tengas una buena semana.
Nos vemos!

Monique said...

Sorry to hear you didn't find the boutique. I was waiting to see what you purchased from them. The skirt looks fine. It's a bit wrinkled but the pleats are forgiving. Cute getup lady. Your shoes are cute and look quite comfy.

From Suns To Moons said...

It looks like there`s a molar hanging on the bottom of your necklace! Is there?
Wrinkles, schminkles. You still look cute and put-together.

Terri said...

I always like this skirt...now, what is the necklace made of?

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Monique: the shoes are super comfortable... and I really don't do heels.

@Terri: the necklace is, if I remember correctly, rock opal, blue turquoise, and sterling silver beads on chain. I was all about the semi-precious stones at my jewellery-making job!

Anthea said...

The view looks amazing and I really love this outfit. That skirt is awesome.

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Steffys Pros and Cons said...

that skirt is soooo cute!


<3 steffy
Steffys Pros and Cons

yiqin; said...

This is def one of my most fave outfits of yours :P

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Wrinkles or no wrinkles, your Snoozer Loser skirt really looks good with blue! As far as I'm concerned ironing is overrated, but I think that's only an acceptable excuse for the lazy ;)

You have quite the knack for homemade jewelry. This piece is just as lovely as the ones you've shared in the past.

Raquel said...

Ah I love this outfit, going straight to my tumblr. And speaking of it, you didn't got to tell me what is the link of yours!

dr.antony said...

You look like a doll in that outfit!