On my latest trip to the Museum of Modern Art, I picked up a fun book titled "How to be an Explorer of the World" by Keri Smith. The book is filled with exploration exercises that prompt you to view the world in a whole new manner and open your eyes to the wonders in your own neighborhood. One way that I'm "exploring the world" is by playing with my favorite Japanese toy, a kendama. I've been playing kendama for a couple years now, but it's my boyfriend that is the real star. He's so good that he's actually sponsored by kendama companies and at this time has 79 kendamas in his collection. You can view one of his videos here (he has 11) and buy your very own kendama here.
For my urban exploration and impromptu kendama session, I wore my newly thrifted shift dress (with pockets!), and sweet little camel coat. The necklace was a gift from Matthew's brother and the hair clip I found a local estate sale. I've had some pretty good luck at the thrift stores lately and have about 15 dresses I need to take to the tailors. I can't wait for this cold, rainy weather to end so I can wear some of them. Have you found anything really good at the thrift store lately?