8.8.2006waiting at my subway stop with pete, getting ready to head into the city for paella and sangria with my good friends linda, and aaron.

-bright orange vintage mexican embroidered dress that i shortened and restyled: from the flea market @ the corner of ave. A and 11th street, manhattan, only $10! -gold stretchy belt: thrifted in florida -gold peeptoe wedges: bruno magli -patchwork-look needlepoint bag: thrifted in florida -giant brown sunglasses: beacon's closet -gold bangle: thrifted in florida -red opaque plastic grandma earrings: thrifted in florida -gold elgin watch: inherited by pete from his grandfather -gold necklace with crystal heart: given to me by a work friend over 10 years ago. one of his family friends was ill and in a nursing home and had very little family, and he inherited her jewelry. he let me paw through her collection when i was young and very poor and let me take anything i wanted, knowing how much i loved vintage jewelry. he knew i would love and appreciate her things. it was very touching of him to let me do that.