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Spring has sprung, weather we have a few grey days or not. It’s time to get out there and see what the world is looking like after all that winter! In spite of not having a date, I realized that while romance is nice, what I’m really after is socializing. I just want to hang out, grab a drink and have some fun. I also don’t want to think too hard about getting dressed. I pulled together a basic spring look that included an essential piece you need for summer 2016, the denim skirt. The rose gold Richmond watch from Henry London was my fanciest accessory.
This one is by Boom Boom and goes perfectly with these Cat Footwear Squander boots that I got last year. The dark wash denim played well with the cornflower blue of the Southern Tide button down, and yellow LL Bean belt. I thought I would feel more self conscious, but it just felt fun.
We all met up in the K-2 Lounge, which is part of the museum, and it was so fun to just have a beer and talk. I feel like I put too much pressure on myself to date, which is kind of isolating because it’s just two people. Just chilling out and laughing was liberating.
After everyone had gotten acquainted, we all trooped upstairs to see the Genesis Breyer P-Orridge exhbit, Altar Everything. It’s a very downtown, East Village type of show, very Warhol, avant garde. It’s a bit more fashion-y than the usual meditative art that you find at the Rubin. It’s way more conscious of itself. The only meditation is how to shock people. There were displays of I think used tampons and pieces of cloth that are allegedly bloodied. I wasn’t there when they were made, so I’m not willing to say that’s what they are. The title is a play on the word ‘alter’ as we also examine body modification within the show. There’s an interactive element, as well. Museum goers donated small objects to be displayed in canisters that were set into the walls.
I admit that this tiny Statue of Liberty was my favorite. I’m sentimental that way.
After the museum, some people headed over to the Hollywood Diner. I used my portion control system and had a bowl of French onion soup (mozzarella cheese version, just as delish). Everyone else was having monster burger platters. It was so fun. Everyone was telling really crazy stories and it was cool to just be myself and not worry about if I was being pretty or charming enough. It was my evening to spend and I think I made a good choice in the people I hung out with.
xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian
This morning I went over to water Pansy, a seedling that I got a year ago, and she had put forth her first bud. Yesterday I had hovered over her with the mister and asked why no flowers. I know it’s weird, but this morning…there it was. Either I hadn’t looked properly or Pansy had actually heard me.
I admire Pansy’s slow road to maturity. Its been a year since she arrived in a cardboard planter. I had gone to a Summer Streets (all alone…that was the month of my failed meetup group) and the New York Botanical Garden was giving away plants. See how tiny she was? I looked up how to take care of her and made sure she had a nice bright window to live in front of. A year later, after lots of water, buying soil and repotting her, turning her, and talking to her a little bud shoots p and I’m ecstatic.
I admire Pansy, and I admire myself for taking care of her.
xoxo, Faith/Sassy Ethnic Bohemian
IFB Bloggers were very generous with their advice, tips, and lessons this week. There were posts on the business of blogging. Examples of interviews and photography. Advice on developing your fashion empire from the beginning and on to sustaining it, with a special tip on friendzoning a photographer. Tips on clearing clutter, letting go, and reasons to wear vintage. All topped off with a lesson on shirt tucking; To tuck or not to tuck! Trends this week seemed to stem from the 1990’s even if that wasn’t their direct intention–ripped white jeans, iron on patches, young designer inspiration. And when in doubt, buy nude.
Thanks to the creative advice of Abroad Outlook on vacationing to France from the comfort of your own town, my family will be “traveling” to three countries this Summer. If you can’t go big, go home.
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