Outfit Roundup

Guess what, dudes.  I biked to work today.  It's Bike to Work Day here in NYC and I did it!  9 miles!  Across the Brooklyn Bridge!  To Midtown!  (Sentence fragments!  Forever!  Sorry.)  My little James Hettfield is locked in our building's bike storage room next to all the diamond-frame sporty bikes. Apparently back to Brooklyn is more uphill-ish so pray for me this evening around 7pm.

To be fair, my boyfriend actually led the way and is essentially doing two roundtrips to escort me.  I would never have found the Brooklyn Bridge or my office without him.  I have a horrible sense of direction and only understand NYC travel as it relates to subway stops.  It's really J Biked Me to Work Day and I thank him heartily.

I'm a horrible blogger and didn't take panda shots the whole way here.  I also haven't updated because I've been busy with work and other junk.  Sorry, innernettes.

No more babble - here's an outfit roundup.

I wore this to:
- go to MoMA for Cindy Sherman with my mother
- eat at La Pain Quotidien

This is one of those outfits where lack of clean laundry is a game changer.  Skirt would have been better but couldn't find a slip so shorts it was.  I so rarely dress "weird" that I felt like I belonged on Japanese Streets in this. (Speaking of Japanese Streets - cat face bag.  Yes.)  However, it's totally normal for NYC.

shirt, tights/American Apparel
lace collar/vintage via ebay
shoes/Hearts of Darkness - Cri de Coeur

I wore this to:
- go to a baby shower
- realize I was dressed identically to my friend's 2 year old

shirt/Bklyn thrift
Theory pinafore/Manhattan thrift
shoes/Cri de Coeur - Hearts of Darkness  

Ethical fashion scorecard:  Mostly second-life thrift clothes and Cri de Coeur - Hearts of Darkness vegan shoes (As per usual, it's all vegan.)  I can't believe how much use I'm getting out of these shoes.  I wear them all the time.  They are so comfortable and while that doesn't seem like it affects how "eco" something is, it does affect how much I'll wear/use that item so the more comfortable it is, the more likely I'll use it until it has no usefulness left.  So comfort does count towards a factor of sustainable fashion for me.


  1. I am very impressed by this bike ride. We got out our tandem bike today and rode it around the block a couple of times. I can't imagine coping with NYC traffic. How was the Cindy Sherman show?

    BTW, I finally did the post in which I credited you. It posted this past Wednesday.

  2. Now THAT is a keeper kind of man.

    Also don't let that 2 year old give you doubt! Pinafore suits you.

  3. I too had great plans to bike to work, but the soaring 100+ degrees put a wrench in my plans. When the weather gets more reasonable, I'll look for some sweet bike riding shoes like yours!

  4. Whoa! Congrats on the bike ride ha. I would be terrified biking over the bridge. Hope your ride home went well

  5. Congrats on your successful bike to work! I hope you made it home alright. I did not participate in bike to work because 1) I always bike to work, so it is not something special to me and 2) I did not work on Friday. However, I did bike 10 miles that day doing other things.

  6. Glad to hear you checked out LePain Quotidien despite the mouse story! Did you enjoy it?

  7. I love the pinafore and think it looks terrific on you! And can I say, your blog is the only thing keeping me inspired to get ethical shoes. I've had a hard time finding options, and I went to the Cri de Coeur site because I first saw them on your blog. I'm also a big fan of your Melissas and will investigate further.

    p.s. Thanks so much for the link to Gormley's work! I had no idea! I can't wait to follow the whole progression of lego-nippled statuary down to the Leith docks.


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