Tuesday, May 28, 2013

And now for something completely different

This Memorial Day weekend was pretty laidback -- now that I'm settled into the city, Jeremiah and I have been spending our time exploring our neighborhood, eating at different kinds of restaurants and looking for new furniture for our home. I have a few more days before I start work so I'm trying to make the most of my time setting up our apartment. Jeremiah's been living here for almost a year, but now with the rest of our stuff in the apartment it's like a completely different space and we're trying to accommodate with extra storage. I cut down the amount of my belongings before the move (including about two-thirds of my wardrobe, which included some beautiful but hardly-worn vintage dresses. Ughhh, will I regret that later?), but it's still been like shoving an elephant into a mousehole. I'll probably have it figured out soon, but until then I'll be scouring craigslist and design blogs for ideas.

So our neighborhood -- I love Hell's Kitchen. It's close to everything in midtown without it actually feeling like we live super close to all the madding crowds. And there's so much history, too -- a lot of the architecture is late 1800s/early 1900s and I like finding new details in the stones and woodwork. I love this arched doorway -- it's the exterior for the New Dramatists building. Some of the theaters in this neighborhood have really intricate facades, and I love the idea of old churches being repurposed for theaters and other types of organizations. 

This J. Crew dress is outside of my typical preferences, but I love the neutral geometric print. Jeremiah hasn't taken my outfit photos in a really long time, and we're still getting used to each other. I'm still trying to figure out a way where I can do most of my photography on my own. I'm just not used to being near other people when I do photography!

This is the first post in about three years where I haven't put used 'athens' as a tag -- that was kind of exciting and weird. But mostly exciting.

credits - dress, j. crew | sweater, banana republic | bag, pour la victoire | shoes, target | hourglass necklace, gift. 
pictures by Jeremiah.


  1. You look great JoAnn! :) I love that dress. The geometric pattern is flattering on you! Also that door behind you is awesome.

  2. It looks like you are enjoying your new home! Can't wait to hear about your adventures. :)

  3. Thanks, lady! I thought it ran TTS for the most part except for the chest area (it ran small), so I went up a size and it looked fine that way. It's really cute in person and the fabric is a cotton/linen blend, so it's thick enough that I think it would look great with tights in colder weather.

  4. Love the dress, and the hourglass pendants is such a cool piece of jewelry! I need to fing one for myself too))


  5. You look great in this dress! The geometric print is really cool and I love the simple navy and white color scheme on it. Your necklace is so cute too!


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