Sunday, May 27, 2012

Living Out Of A Suitcase

Trying to dress for a humid and tropical climate has been a challenge for me. I'm not a big fan of hot weather and I prefer layers of clothing over summer dresses. Now that I'm in a country where it's always warm and humid, layering is most definitely an option. Also, living out of a suitcase and trying to be creative with what I already have is going to be a big challenge for the next six months. Oh well. isn't that what personal style is about, working with what you have?

Outfit Details:
Blouse: Urban Outfitters
Skirt: Anthropologie

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Feeling Awkward

I decided to start taking outfit pictures again, since that's the main point of this blog. The only issue was where am I going to take pictures. I was so used to my spots back in NY, like my roof or the park not to far away from my apartment. Living in a new country and not knowing where anything is, finding creative places to take outfit pictures has been a journey. Also, it's so hot over here that staying under the sun for more than a minute is torture. I threw on this dress that my mom got me while on vacation in Puerto Rico. I'm currently living out of a suitcase filled with just summer clothes. These were taken on my front porch of my apartment complex. The lighting is not very good, so I think I will have to continue my search for the perfect place. Also, I got really embarrassed when I caught my neighbor staring at me while I was twirling on my porch. Awkward!

Thursday, May 17, 2012

New Favorite

Have you heard of the site Les Composantes? It's a website featuring amazing and beautiful pieces and every month they showcase new items that are available for purchase for a limited time. Well, yesterday thanks to my frequent browsing of The Glitter Guide, I was introduced to this amazing site and am now addicted to their clean but stylish items. I immediately signed up for an invitation to their site and am looking forward to saving my pennies for their next upcoming sale. If you don't already know, you should check out their site and explore. I'm currently in love with this bag!!!

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

One Month

It hit me this week that I've been living in Africa for a little over a month. During that time, I've moved living quarters three times, found a decent super market as well as a really good street market, and finally started to get the hang of my job. When I first got here in April, I was living in a hotel. There were no complaints from me during that glorious week. Breakfast every morning, as well as this adorable dog greeting me as I was picked up to go into work everyday. It still comes as a shock thinking about how my life has changed in the matter of months. Just in the month of April, I quit my steady but boring job, and started this amazing fellowship with a human rights organization and packed my bags and came to the Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast). In my next post I'll share my other housing locals as well as some outfit shots. Hope you all are having a great week.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Finally Settling Down

So much has been going on with me lately. As you may know, I am currently on a fellowship program in West Africa for 7 months. Things have been crazy as I've been trying to adjust living somewhere new as well as handling the piles of work they are giving me at the organization. I moved three times and finally unpacked and settled into a lovely little studio apartment walking distance away from work. I got an air-conditioner installed, so that I don't get eaten up by mosquitoes at night, or slowly melt away from the high heat and humidity. Also, I've figured out where to get my groceries and how to navigate the crazy taxi system over here. The only thing I'm still dealing with is waiting for a package that was sent to me two weeks ago, from my amazing parents. I am hoping I eventually get my box of goodies this or next week. I haven't gotten a chance yet to take any pictures, but now that I've settled down, I plan on using my weekends to explore and photograph my time in Cote d'Ivoire.

These pictures were taken on my final days back in NYC. I sure do miss my roommates, friends, and family. Good thing there's skype!

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Urban Outfitters
Skirt: Free People
Headband: H&M