Since school finished, Evan and I have been cleaning house. Out went the old comforter, spilling down, along with papers, old video tapes (now copied to DVD) and other assorted clutter. The apartment is still too ful of stuff but such is NYC life where space is at a premium and not always available when you were looking for an apartment.
After doing my laundry this morning, I headed into Manhattan to meet up with Joyce and Jennifer at Lyell. They were both completely lovely and we had a fun afternoon in the perfect sunshine. I think this trip to Lyell was my last one--there is very little left and much of it is still a little more expensive than I'd like to pay. The chiffon blouses--their very last new item--are in but they are so delicate and nearly transparent with parts of the blouse being a single layer of silk chiffon. At around $360, they also have a hefty price tag. Pretty as they are, they aren't practical for my life (and cats) and they are just a tad too ruffle-y for me. Then we headed to No. 6 where the dresses seemed very picked over and not to my taste--their fall look book was in the shop and looked promising, even though I only gave it a quick browse. The clogs won me over. I'd thought they may be too rigid but one pair I tried on--the t-straps--were so comfortable that I think I'll order a custom pair to get the color I want (a pale green delightfully named penguin). The leathers are all organic and the clogs are handmade, which I hadn't realized. You can also order an upper in one size and a sole in another to get more width.
We then went to the McNally bookstore to talk more (and meet Ben, Joyce's lovely husband). I had to leave all too soon to go to acupuncture but hope I get to see both Joyce and Jennifer again in the not too distant future.