Sweatshirt: Forever 21; Skirt: Sheinside; Boots: Stella McCartney, Beanie: Uniqlo, Photos: My patient boyfriend
There's nothing I like more than slogans on sweatshirts, especially if they're inexplicably in strange Engrish (despite being purchased from Forever 21). This sweatshirt seems to be a conversation starter with everyone - nobody seems to be able to stop themselves from making a joke about goodbye/hello upon greeting/leaving me. Socially shy/awkward people should take note: just buy a poorly written sweatshirt that doesn't really make sense and the conversation will come to you!
After three months of living in the frigid cold wasteland that is the Northern Hemisphere, from extreme child-like delight at seeing snow for the first time, I've finally come full circle. I'm finally over it. 'It' being winter, 'it' being sideways snow and frozen hair, 'it' being numb fingers and headaches from the cold. I'm ready for warmth, and i'm ready to bare some skin - call it a lack of Vitamin D, call it extreme whinging, but the weather is starting to drag me down a little - waking up every day and walking through relentless wind to get to work is a battle that happens every morning and I am aching for a little sun.
I've learned my share of tricks and skills this Winter, including: Mastering the art of the penguin walk the day or two after it snows and all the melted snow freezes across footpaths, the optimal amount of time I can keep my hands out of my pockets before they fall off (about 3 minutes), glove layering, skin maintenance in sub zero temperatures and entertainment while you're freezing your butt off waiting for the train (blowing out little hot air clouds, shifting your weight from foot to foot, admiring everyone else's Winter style game).
Quick life update: My boyfriend, Hartley and I are leaving our current living situation because our amazing housemates and their cats won't be renewing the lease - we found this incredible apartment building in Bushwick straight out of Girls (has anyone noticed that it's become infinitely more annoying this season, like that's even possible). The building has contemporary art in the front lobby (we met the artist behind them while looking at some places - when he's not creating amazing art he's standing in as temporary resident broker), it has a dog park on the roof, a movie theatre, a gym, a woodworking studio, a design office, a library and a mythical recording studio. Half those amenities aren't things that I would ever use myself, but it's great fun to think that if I ever did have the spontaneous desire to fashion a cabinet out of a piece of driftwood I found on the side of the road, I could do it. This will be my second apartment in New York, which is amazing and crazy and wonderful. Pretty much the ideal living situation - it even satisfied our half-serious requirement of living with pets (there are two adorable dogs called Zac and Zoe!)