Monthly Archives: April 2014

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I’m an aspiring adult too

Another thing I’ve noticed about New York, it seems that my friends and acquaintances are far more brand conscious with their clothing, footwear, accessories, etc. I’d say I notice it more largely because Miami is a less than notable fashion forward city. Let’s be real.

With that being said, it’s New York and I get it. You still won’t find me carrying a signature Louie bag and I prob won’t being purchasing an HBA black long sleeve t-shirt any time soon. Personally, it comes down to the look I am going for and the fit. However, when my mom suggested going to a store she frequents at home I thought, I will humor her but it’s unlikely I’ll find anything. WRONG, obviously, because moms are usually right and that’s the bottom line.

Another thing I failed to recognize, was I definitely needed new “grown up” clothes. I own a lot of crops and for whatever reason there are still plenty of occasions where I need a longer shirt. So, I got these drawstring pants and this sweater. I wore a heart printed button up under the sweater and they are all from the same store. Guess where.

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Ann Taylor LOFT, who knew right? AND all of their sale items would 60% off. The moral of the story is, keep an open mind, even for your wardrobe and listen to your mother.

xo Rae

Monday Bae: Chet Faker

Got the easiest position to destroy my life. All you have to do is arrive.

DAMN, Monday, jeez, wow, wide eye emoji. Perhaps this lyric isn’t directed at Monday specifically but w o w.

As most discoveries come about, walking through Bedstuy with my headphones on letting my Soundcloud stream aimlessly, I hear Chet Faker’s hoarse voice and tortured lyrics. Obviously the song is called MELT, perhaps my favorite adjective to describe my favorite music. Melt should honestly be the name of a genre at this point, in my opinion. Lately I have been more prone to the ladies of the Melt genre (I am really moving forward with this), which makes sense that Kilo Kish is on the track and my subsequent discovery came from her sharing it.

Chet Faker, the Australian electronic musician is not particularly new to the game. He also has work under his real name Nick Murphy. Regardless, you must give the boy a full  listen especially with his debut album on Downtown Records set to released this morning. You can catch it on iTunes radio. Below are some of my favorites from his catalog and I am really looking forward to his new stuff.

HE COVEREDNO DIGGITY, HELLO. Soulfully and from 2011. Rightfully disappointed in myself for not knowing about this but I was on a different planet in 2011, so… here.

And he minor edits one of my favorite instrumentals, North, originally from Pheonix.

I can finally give Days In The East a break. Also, he’s playing the Music Hall of Williamsburg the week after my birthday, May 17. Who’s down?

xo Rae

 

 

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Leather Weather

Sometimes you really need to connect and digress. So sometimes you have to make separate plans with four different groups of friends in one day. And sometimes it turns into THAT type of discussion where you’re sitting on the floor at your girlfriend’s place, showing up solo at basement bars or sitting up in a closed restaurant until sunrise. Or maybe that’s just me.

It’s days like this that include multiple rounds of coffee, are drowned in wine and require the most versatile (and comfortable) outfit I can pull together. Spring is easing in, and once I attempted to not wear boys clothes I remembered I have a waist and I like dressing like a female.

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Above images were taken by Celine of Cup of Rahman

So for a full day of running all over the city between diverse company in a wide range of venues, I kept it very simple.  I finally get to break out my leather jacket that I’ve had since Christmas that was ordered (thanks mom) off of Gilt from $590 to $155  and put it over a Chaudry KC belted cardigan I picked up at Nordstrom’s Rack in Union Square at $29 for a little over half off. It’s officially leather weather.

xo Rae

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