Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Daily Style (or: Worst Day Ever)....

Ugh...I hated today...
Hat: Burton (chris')
Flannel: Hand-me-down
Cardigan: H&M (16.00)
Jeans: BDG via Urban Outfitters (gift)
Shoes: DIY
...But flannel makes everything better!
Oh, today was one of those days! Did you know that there are three John Jay High Schools in New York? Yep, me neither and neither did Googlemaps. I was happy to get back to my hotel this afternoon and schlepp around in my favorite flannel.
To answer a couple of questions left in yesterday's comments:
Q: Kayla said...Do you live in Fishkill now or are you from Fishkill?
A: Kayla, I'm actually in Fishkill on business. After reading how I worded my explanation of my wherabouts from yesterday, i realise I was pretty confusing!

Q: Tara said...Are you still in Fishkill?? I grew up near there! GO TO DIA BEACON! It's the most amazing art space. I could list a ton of things to do if you want! The Hudson Valley is great this time of year.
A: I am still in Fishkill and would love some recommendations on things to do! Thanks!


What Would a Nerd Wear said...

aw, hope you feel better. plaid DOES brighten up a down day, especially flannel, and this outfit is adorable.

Kyla said...

At least you looked cute! Love this!

Clare said...

Aw, I'm so sorry you had a rough day. Hope the flannel lifted your spirits!

Lexie said...

you may be feeling bad, but you look super comfy! i hope tomorrow is better!

{megs in wonderland} said...

on the bright side, your hair is INCREDIBLE and you can totally rock any outfit!!!

grace said...

your hotel room looks really does your outfit.

Jennifer said...

i am sorry you are having a rough day!!- this has been on of those weeks for me as well. blah!

you do like awesome though!
Cant wait to meet up in albany!

Kayla said...

Plaid does make everything better :) I ask because I live in Albany, and Fishkill is a very specific place lol. Not many people have heard of Fishkill, unless they are from the area. We used to camp there when I was little. There wasn't much to do than either.

Anonymous said...

Ahh, sorry you did not have a good day, but if it helps you look beyond adorable in your flannel shirt and great hat! Such a perfect, casual outfit.


P.S. Hope you have a better day today! :)

b.a. said...

even though your day sucked you look soooo cute. i wish i could do hats. i also wish i had that mane of yours. but alas, i will probably have to pay to ever have hair that thick.

d said...

You are just gorgeous! I have a total girl crush on you and wish I had your hair.

Also, I am def. DIYing a pair of ballet slippers this weekend. I meant to do that and I keep seeing yours and how cute they are.

Tara said...

Okay here are some ideas:

If you take a ride up Route 9 (I assume it's near wherever you are staying) you'll go hit the towns of Hyde Park, Rhinebeck, and Annedale-on-the-Hudson.

In Hyde Park you'll find:

The Culinary Institute of America--You can eat in any of the restaurants, The Apple Pie cafe is great for lunch, and check out all the chef-in-training at work.

If you're into history there is also the Franklin D. Roosevelt historic site of you're into checking out some history.


The Vanderbilt Mansion is on the drive between Hyde Park and Rhinebeck, it's beautiful

The town of Rhinebeck is really cute, lots of little shops and restaurants. I suggest Terrapin for a meal, it's in a cool renovated church. Eat in the bistro, it's a little less expensive and more laid back.

Annendale on the Hudson:

Bard College is up there. It is worth visiting for their art museum, The Hessel Museum of Art. They have a pretty impressive contemporary collection. Also on the campus is a new Olafur Eliasson installation near the performing arts center, designed by Frank Gehry.

Closer to Fishkill is Beacon. That's where Dia is, there are also a bunch of shops and galleries along Main St. If it's a nice day at all in the next few days, hiking up Mount Beacon is great exercise and there is a great view of the Hudson River at the top. It would be crazy for me to list directions here, but if you go to this hiking store on Main St: they would be happy to help you out.

And of course if you want to shop, drive over the river to Woodbury Commons Premium Outlets. They have every designer outlet you can think of, but I mostly just go for the one and only American Apparel outlet. It's like a bigger tourist destination than NYC.

Yea, I'm living in Buffalo, NY now and really miss my home turf--hence why this post is so crazy long.

Hope this helps you find something fun to do!

Fashion Therapist said...

I love that plaid's inspiring my outfit for tomorrow.

Taylor Sterling said...

beautiful photos! I love the outfit!

A Thought Is The Blossom said...

aw, your outfit is darling and you are absolutely beautiful. i love your hair!

mart and lu said...

its a perfectly comfortable style...luv the plaid shirt...i always try to steal my fiance's plaid shirts!

Violet said...

i love this outfit very cute

Vi from Cali

Anonymous said...

you are so pretty :]

Mark smith said...

Thanks for this really nice article and the description about worst day is too good.


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