This past Memorial Day weekend was fun and relaxing. On Memorial Day itself I generally do not do too much and I certainly do not shop. This holiday is a day of remembrance and giving thanks to those that served. I don’t think this should be day of cookouts and sales. In my opinion Memorial Day should be a specific day of the week and not moved to the second to last Monday of the month of May so people can have a three day weekend. The point of the holiday is to take the time out to mediate on, and give tribute to those who serve and those who lost their lives serving.
Not that I am opposed to a three day holiday weekend to kick off summer but I believe it should be separate from Memorial Day and be similar to Labor Day, because as we know Americans work more then any other industrialized society so a three day weekend to start of the summer season is well deserved. Any how on to how I spent my weekend. On Saturday I met with Elle of the Elle Dairies and we did indeed shop. We went to Housing Works where they were having a %40 off the entire store Memorial Day Weekend sale. I did quite well, stay tuned for haul on that. Sunday I relaxed and on Monday I did a major spring cleaning and more or less wiped myself out. I was exhausted.
Elle and I had a wonderful time. She too picked up a few things and it was great having her there for a second opinion. After we finished shopping we headed to her place and did some shooting on her rooftop. We more or less had the whole place to ourselves until quite late in the day when her neighbor came up for an evening respite. After shooting we headed indoors for dinner. We would have had dinner on the roof but the weather turned, and it got quite cold.
Elle shot these photos with my new 24mm lens which on a cropped sensor, and is more like a 35mm lens. We had a great time shooting and I think she did an outstanding job. I am wearing a Zara jacket that I have had for about four years now. The tee is from Givenchy and I picked this up when I went thrift shopping with my Parisian step-niece in Brooklyn. The jeans are also not new, I got them last year at H&M. The bag is from Rebecca Minkoff, I have had it for about two years. And the shoes are from And Other Stories. I got them this past Fashion Week, they were %40 off and a half size too big, but I made it work! And Finally the sunnies are Elle’s, I love the straight top and the pearl details, I so need to get a pair for myself! Yes?