Weekend Links / / California (Here We Come)

California (Here We Come)

Our 2009 California Vacation

Jordan has been in California all week for work and this afternoon I’m finally boarding my flight to join him! It wasn’t ideal spending our wedding anniversary apart, BUT we’ll be spending some much-needed vacation together in California so I say it’s a good compromise. We’ve been to Cali both separately and together many times but this time we’re driving the Pacific Coast Highway from L.A. to San Fransisco and ending in Sacramento. It will be a different kind of trip full of adventure and excitement, exploring new placings and things.

I’m excited to have basically no set-in-stone agenda. We have a rough outline of when and where with certain areas of interest, but I know we’ll have to move at a slower pace because of Baby Short. If you have any stops or restaurant recommendations along the way let me know!

Onto the links!

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Style Obsession / / Clogs

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There are many fashion styles I feared would never resurface: overalls, adult backpacks, (tiny) floral patterned dresses, but most of all clogs. (Basically everything Angela Chase wore on My So-Called Life.) I had clogs growing up, but they certainly weren’t cute. They looked more like these (except the inexpensive/cheap store brand). A few years ago, I started seeing clogs resurface on the streets of Chicago. I wasn’t exactly sure what I thought about them, but slowly my mind began to change especially after seeing how they were being styled (here, herehere & here).

Last winter I went thrifting for sweaters and found a lone pair of clogs just waiting for a new home. By some miracle they were exactly my size and have been a perfect addition to my closet!

I’ve talked before about my desire to purchase quality over quantity in regards to fashion. I used to buy cheap $20 shoes constantly and more often than not, they revealed themselves to be completely uncomfortable and poorly constructed. I’ve weeded most of those shoes out of my closet and have begun replacing them with higher quality products (I still have this pair on my wish list). Despite what you might think of wooden soles, clogs are extremely comfortable and durable shoes. I look forward to having them for many years to come!

Have you been wearing something lately you thought you’d never try? What are your thoughts about the resurgence of clogs?

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NYC / / Day Three {No Sleep Till…}

Brooklyn

Brooklyn! Our day in Brooklyn was magical. I had pretty high expectations for this day and it did not let me down. We took an early morning subway ride from Manhattan, underneath the East River, to the borough of Brooklyn; where the green grass is more abundant and square footage a little more expansive.

The Brooklyn Flea Market was high on my priority list and thankfully it really was as cool as I had hoped. We strolled a couple blocks past the flea market to first grab a latte at, Bittersweet (hands down best latte of our trip!), on what looked to be the main drag of Fort Greene before diving into the vendors.

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