On a random Saturday afternoon, my husband and I decided to take the baby and see what was happening at the Brooklyn Museum. We hadn’t been there in a few years, and figured we would check it out. We didn’t look up anything online, nor had we been paying attention to much anything besides getting through the day to day now that we are both back to work. We were happy to have a free weekend in the city for which we had no plans. Despite the frigid temperatures, we made our way there quite early before all the crowds (and we had no idea the crowd that was to come). Turns out the famous Jean Paul Gaultier exhibit was happening right then and there! And we had just stumbled upon it! Now let’s not get started on why the hell I am a fashion blogger and had no idea about the Gaultier exhibit practically right in my backyard. Are you kidding me, Gina? I will blame it on baby brain, and just move on to tell you how awesome it was. Only in New York can you just happen to stumble upon something so amazing! For those of you who don’t know Gaultier, all I have to say is Madonna and cone bra, and I’m sure this will ring a bell! He is a French haute couture and prét á porter fashion designer. He was also the creative director of Hermés for seven years. The exhibit was complete with 140 ensembles along with interactive mannequins, sketches, runway footage, photographs, and so much more. We could not have picked a better exhibit to “run-into.” Unfortunately, I did not carry my camera with me this day, as we had enough to carry around, but I was able to take some snaps with my iPhone. Enjoy!
Hope you all had a nice weekend, and wishing you a great week ahead!
First of all, we must talk about this COAT. I scored this amazingness for only $30 at Old Navy! As in 3-0! I don’t think I have ever gotten a nice coat for that cheap. I certainly didn’t need a new coat, but at that price, how could I resist?!?! I love the colors and also that the collar is detachable. Considering the constant snow we are getting this winter though, all my my coats are getting a ton of use this year. These photos were taken last weekend in Red Hook when it was a bit warmer out and the snow was starting to melt. However, of course we got pounded with more snow after that beautiful, nice day.
It’s been a bit of a rough week, as you can imagine, but I want to thank you all for the love and support you have shown my family. I truly appreciate it.
I am happy to be spending the day at home with my son today, and we are looking forward to the weekend (although not looking forward to more snow).
I typically keep this space light and fun. However, those you have been reading my blog for awhile now know that I also don’t want to plaster on a fake smile when I’m hurting. Unfortunately, life is not just about the happy moments. We have ups and downs and ebbs and flows.
This happens to be one of those difficult weeks. It’s with great sadness that I lost my uncle, my mother’s brother, to a long, nasty battle with cancer. He had a rare type of esophageal cancer, and while he fought like hell, there was nothing more the best doctors in the world from Johns Hopkins could do for him. My only solace is knowing that he went peacefully and he is no longer in any pain or suffering. While my uncle was a bit wild on the exterior, he had a heart of gold and a kind soul. He was musical, artistic, funny, bright, and he loved his family more than ever. I will miss him like crazy, but I know he is still with here with us in some way.
I know this song is cliche, but it’s appropriate, and it reminds me of my uncle playing guitar, so I thought I would share it here today. Please keep my family in your thoughts and prayers. Thanks.
Tartan Jacket: Gifted – Also like this one / Shirt: Urban Outfitters / Pants: Forever 21 – similar (a steal!) / Sneakers: ALDO – similar / Watch: Betsey Johnson / Sunglasses: Street Vendor NYC / Hat: Gifted / Lip: MAC Red
I received this tartan jacket two Christmases ago, before tartan became popular this year. I’ve got to hand it to my aunt for being ahead of the curve on that one. 😉 I wore this a lot in December, but was too busy to capture it on camera, so I decided to break it out again this weekend since we had some warmer weather. And by warmer, I mean above freezing. Thank God. It’s been insanely cold here, with more snow than I could possibly want. Including a snowfall as I type. While I am enjoying a lot of new outerwear this season, I have to say, I am counting down until spring.
Hope you all enjoyed the Superbowl blowout this year. Hopefully you had some great parties to keep you entertained, since the game was anything but exciting! Congrats to the Seahawks.