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Sunday, August 21, 2011

That place I should visit more

This weekend I went to New Haven to visit the Yale Art Gallery, which had some very beautiful paintings by Van Gogh and Monet and a particularly intriguing piece by Christian Marclay that was a collection of movie clips in which the actors were interacting with telephones. It was seven minutes long. I watched the whole thing.
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After the gallery, right across the street is a restaurant called Scoozi, which has the most inviting outdoor eating area ever. There is flight of stairs that spans the width of the dining area, and you head down them so you are not sitting right on the street, but rather below it. There is a big tree growing in the middle, and lots of flowers. Plus the food was good.
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And then I saw this adorable bicycle as I was passing by and had to snap a photo of it. I've decided I really want a cute vintage looking bike. I realize it's a bit late this summer, so I think next year I will get one for myself as a b-day gift. The exact bike I saw can be found at Target, of all places.
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The Rundown
Top Thrifted - Shorts Banana Republic - Bag Charm & Luck - Sandals Onex Nile - Fedora Gap - Leather Cuff Etsy - Necklace Banana Republic - Belt Steve Madden

46 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

Love this outfit! And I want a bike like that too, too bad I hardly ride anymore :p
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Bella said...

Cute combo! I find Scoozi overpriced. Let me know next time you are in town so we can meet up!

Frannie Pantz said...

You pictures are always so perfect! I love your zebra top, white shorts and teal bag! What a great combo! Glad you had fun this weekend!

geetabix said...

That's a cute bike! I would love to check out that art gallery someday.

Vanessa said...

I bought a new bike last summer and it was the best decision! I live close enough to pedal to work and it makes the short commute so much more fun! Plus, it's a cruiser-style bike so it's extremely comfortable!

Love the photos today. They're beautiful, and the art film sounds intriguing!

Sarah said...

Great look. I really adore that top. So cute. Plus I love that blue color on your toes!

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allie said...

That top is gorgeous and I wish I owned that bike--so cute.

Gray Skies said...

That gallery sounds awesome! I love Monet. He's always been my favorite artist, and I remember the first time I saw one of his paintings - it was at the Getty Museum in LA, and it was so beautiful I almost cried :)

El said...

How lucky you are! I would love to go to that gallery!
Love your outfit a lot, especially the stripy shirt :)

classy & fabulous

xo

Fatshion And Fattitude said...

although i don't know how to ride a bike,i could buy that one just to look at it. lol...plus you look so relaxed and chic.

Melina said...

This sounds like such a wonderful day!! Museums and unique eateries and adorable bikes- what more could you ask for really? Also, that top picture of you is seriously stunning! That top is so chic and you just look gorgeous!

xx Melina

Anđela Vitorović said...

Beautiful!

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FashionJazz said...

I am loving your blouse so much babe! Happy Monday xx

Kavery said...

Sounds like a perfect place to browse around. Love the bike-sigh if only I could ride one.

sacramento said...

I have to get myself some animal print.
Loving your blue bag.
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eek said...

I love your casual outfit today. I also love that the bike matches what you are wearing :)

TaraMixandMatch said...

Now you have me wanting a bike lol...I love how you always rock hats...they look awesome on you!

Style Journey said...

Love the animal print top and your white shorts. Your tassel necklace is so cool too!

Heather

Tamra {walkswithBella} said...

Beautiful top hun!! Love the pop of turquoise with the bag.

jess said...

The eatery sounds great. I love your top.

Autumn Van Weir said...

I LOVE New Haven! So many great places to shop and eat. I love walking around by Yale. It's so pretty. and I of course love the outfit. I should man up and buy some white shorts.

401 said...

I love that blouse. The restaurant you're talking about reminds me a lot of the ones in Boston.
Thanks for the comment, stop by again! (:
kate

Della said...

I love museums, especially in the summer, they have the best a/c. ;)

I love the top, is it tiger stripes? I'm horrible naming animal patterns.

Cute bike!

Anne said...

You definitely need a vintage cruiser! It'd fit right in with you on the beach and through the little towns in New England.

TOPCOAT said...

Great blouse!! xx

Tinfoils Tiaras said...

You're a gal after my own heart- there's nothing I enjoy more than spending an afternoon at the art gallery, followed by a delicious meal. You look beautiful- I love the hat and that bike is too cute- I have a similar one from Walmart of all places!

Courtney Erin said...

Isn't the YUAG just the best? I love that place - but the British Art Center across the street is also awesome! Let me know the next time you're in New Haven, I'd love to grab a coffee and do some glam shots.


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Nikki said...

What a prett blouse! I need a new vintage bike too since my old one has completely broken :) x

Amber Blue Bird said...

cute bike, love the color. hope you score your very own bicycle for your b-day

silvergirl said...

love this look
that top is fabulous and looks so crisp with the white shorts
glad you had a nice weekend
brett

Ms. Givens said...

Sounds like a wonderful day!

Frances Joy said...

That top is swoonworthy! Love the outfit!

Alyson said...

gorgeous top, lady! and, love the pops of blue.

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Mimi said...

that's really cool! i don't know if there's something like it here...

i love how casual chic your outfit is, and i think the first photo is absolutely beautiful! :)

<3, Mimi
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Shea said...

That sounds like such a perfect day--museum strolling and an outdoor lunch! I need to do a little more of that! I think those shorts were a great buy--I love them with this black and white look but I know they'll look awesome with lots of color too!

StyleIDnet said...

Sounds like you had a great day. Your outfit is absolute cute and Chic, very Chic.
Thanks for the watch I got it today and is so pretty.
Great giveaway.

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Gracey said...

You look fabulous. It sounds like you had a wonderful weekend - the restaurant sounds especially nice!

Meesh said...

Great hat and shorts combo. Liked reading about your museum and restaurant visit, too. One of the things I regret about my time at college in New Haven is that my crew didn't really venture out into that area of the city, beyond a few theater visits. There's so much to see there.

Mommyblogger said...

Loving that outfit & that adorable bag!!!

Mochachocolata Rita said...

gorgeous place, gorgeous shots!

Alex Elizabeth said...

Oh I like this top a lot! It looks so summery styled here but it'd be an awesome fall piece too. You're making me want white shorts!

Mrs. J said...

Oh, I like this outfit especially your fedora and sheer stripe top. The location was perfect too!

I want a new bike too, but don't want to wait until next summer.

Nic said...

LOVE this look!!


~nic

Krystle said...

omg how i love your top and that hat. you look so cute! i need to stop being shy and start getting into hats! lol

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Krystal said...

you are the vision of perfect summer outfit here!

Sue said...

My goodness, that's a gorgeous, casual outfit. Stunning!