Thursday, April 24, 2008


Waiting for the cable guy, so now seems as good a time as any to get this blog running again...
Since the place isn't all unpacked yet I can't post many pictures. I refuse to let the Internet see what is currently the mess called my home. I can, however, show you three things:

1. My first proper outfit in the new apartment (Jacket that I love so very much from H&M; Diesel Jeans; Black clutch and my emerald ring):

On Sunday, after everything was settled as much as we could deal with settling it, we went out to dinner and saw Forgetting Sarah Marshall. The food and movie were both decent; it was more the whole getting-out-of-the-house thing that did wonders for the demeanor.

2. Now that my cats have their own room, we never see them. (This apartment came with a third bedroom for a baby, and our babies happen to be covered in fur. Don't make this weird, people.) Example A of what they do in their room all day:

3. I finally got out for some flowers yesterday and set up a table that's in front of the living room window, which looks out onto the awesome field of green that is Astoria Park:

And now for some jewelry! Can I even still do this? I feel like it's been forever since a proper post went up around these parts.

Anne Maa is killing me with her gorgeous new designs, this ring being one of them.
Copper Rutilated Quartz Ring, $242

Life Flower Post Earrings by Junedesigns, $15

Gabriela Artigas Copper Leaf and Metal Chain Necklace, $176

I also did want to mention that commentor "For the love of Jewels" aka Sally Jewett-Brocato has extended a very kind offer to readers of this blog... 15% off any purchase from her lovely jewelry store Naked Jewelry. Some of her intricate, handmade wares that I particularly like:

Green Garnet Bracelet with leather tie, $45

Pearl and Peridot Necklace, $95

Remember Mother's Day is fast approaching! If your mom is anything like my mom, well, you are very lucky because my mom is awesome, but also! She will love jewelry! In the past I've mentioned the healing properties of stones, which I'm very keen on because really, any further reason to wear jewelry? Totally my bag. Anyhow, Sally includes notes on what the stones are all about. She also makes custom pieces.

Note: This isn't a paid advertisement or anything. I just think it's important to support independent artists, and it doesn't hurt that I like the jewelry.


WendyB said...

I love the catnap picture!

Sharon said...

You look so chic and model-y with the bun and the black trench and the demure clutch! Glad you're settling in okay -- if it's any consolation, I'm still living partially out of boxes from the last time I moved. What I can see of your apt looks gorg so far! Sweet park view.

ambika said...

Welcome back! The shot of your window looks lovely (as does the cat.)

enc said...

It looks like things are coming along. Those lucky kitties!

The Clothes Horse said...

You look super chic. I like the clean lines of your apartment and the jewelry is similarily simple and nice.

The Clothes Horse said...

About the AA top, I really love it but it doesn't give much (any) support for a girl with more than an A cup. I wear a bandeau bra underneath for added support and it adds another bit of color/style.

riz said...

I am definitely going to check out Anne Maa!

Anonymous said...

Your kitty makes me want one of my own :(

Hope that everything is settling down for you now!

Alya said...

The view in the apartment looks lovely!

I, too, love supporting independent businesses and designers :)

For the Love of Jewels.... said...

Thank you for your kind words about my jewelry!
I want to make sure your readers know that in order to get the 15% discount, they should type: InYrFshn as the promotional code.

enc said...

Hey: Just letting you know, you won the kitteh-naming contest. Get in touch with me at: encoyne at hot mail dot com

to claim your prizes!

Anne said...

You look "new" in your new pad. Congrats on a lovely place.

Thanks for including me in your indie post!

pistols at dawn said...

I like to keep my stuff boxed up, because somebody's going to evict me or tell me to move out every few months, if my life's been any indication.

Amy Clarke said...

Awww kitties!!! More photos of the cat-babies in their new room!

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