Sunday, August 8, 2010
Thursday night D and I went into the city to meet up with our friends S, R and J. S is making aliyah (moving to Israel) at the end of the month and D and I wanted an opportunity to wish her well in person before she starts this exciting new chapter of her life. S and her family have been a wonderful support system and 'family away from home' for me and D. She and I were close in college and even started an a capella group together at UMD (along with a few others). We lived together in a tiny one-bedroom in Washington, D.C. right out of college (where she supported me through my long-distance relationship with D which at times was an emotional rollercoaster). Not only was she a bridesmaid in our wedding, but her entire family made the trek out to Chicago from Baltimore to support me and D as we began our life together. Needless to say, S has ALWAYS been there for me and I will miss her dearly when she is so far away (but it gives us a great excuse to visit often!)
S, R, J, D and I saw the Broadway musical 'In the Heights' which chronicals a small neighborhood in the predominantly Latino area of Manhattan called Washington Heights. It was PHENOMENAL (thanks R and S for standing in that long ticket line)!!!!! The singing was amazing, the dancing was so energetic, the set was so realistic and all-in-all we had a blast!! At the end of the show, I found myself wishing I could dance, sing and speak spanish like that:) We waited outside a bit after the show for the actors to come out, and D managed to get my playbill signed by a few of the cast members:) We then walked through Times Square, saw a Justin Timberlake music video being filmed, and said our goodbyes on a busy street corner. It was a great night (thanks girls:))!!
It has been so hot and humid here in Teaneck, and the city is not exception, so I opted for a breezy, lightweight button-down. I like the color contrast of the chambray blue with the mustard yellow skirt. The scarf (tied as a tie) brought together the color of the skirt and the teal belt (with both colors being present in the pattern), and the yellow pashmina (wrapped as a headscarf) not only matched, but kept me cooler than wearing one of my wigs and allowed me not to have any hair in my face. As always, when I am doing a lot of walking, I reached for my gold top-siders which are soooo comfortable!
White Undershirt: Kikiriki (The Pink Orchid, Passaic)
Chambray Button-down: J.CREW
Scarf (tied as necktie): Century 21 (originally Nicole Miller)
Pashmina (as headscarf): H&M
What shows have you seen that have been amazing? What do you want to see?