Welcome to Letters from the City, a blog filled with photos and writing.
My name is Alex. I spend most of my time on software development, but when I have a moment, I like to dust off my camera and write about some of my adventures. I’ve been blogging in some form or another since 1998.
I’m a former Manhattanite now living the quieter life in Brooklyn. I like outerwear and red lipstick.
I was born in the late 80s and was let loose in a GAP kids one too many times, resulting in an ongoing love of 90s fashion. As a young girl, shopping used to bored me and I would have preferred to play video games or jump in a pile of leaves. When I got older, more shops opened in my small suburban town, and since I was no longer stuck with department stores I started to love fashion. I even wanted to attend a fashion-oriented college. I never did get to fashion school, but I worked in the industry for years after college.
And all this time, I had been blogging. My blogs moved from platform to platform and subject to subject before finally evolving to where I am now. I started this blog in 2011 as a way to have fun with what I was wearing and help me become more creative with my wardrobe. Initially I posted photos of my personal style and wrote posts in the form of letters to my blogger friends around the world.
These days, I write about a variety of topics. Regular features include fashion, beauty trends, and city living. When I can, I like to photograph New York Fashion Week in February and September. I like brunch and a good happy hour with friends.
Want to connect? You can email me (firstname.lastname@example.org), send a connection request on LinkedIn or tweet me if social’s more your thing.
Thank you for spending some of your time here. If you have a moment, I’d love it if you’d introduce yourself in the comments.
Everything sounds so friendly in you…I think I should visit your blog again!
Mitzie Mee says
Just discovered your blog from a link on Allie’s blog. Such a nice read! Cool, that you’ve been blogging since 1998. I didn’t even have internet at that time:)
Thanks so much for stopping by! I had only just gotten internet in 1998, and it was the type of internet that when someone called your phone, you got disconnected… ha!
Great post, love your dress!
Mon Petit Billet
Alexandra Shook says
Thank you! It’s a favorite dress for summer.
Alex, I am glad I finally had a chance to read your “about me”. It is rare to encounter a real intellect and savvy presence here on the net. I agree, you seem older than your years- in a good way.
Alexandra Shook says
Thanks so much for your kind words, Elle! And I’m glad someone’s reading the about page– I spent so much time writing it!
Hi Alex, I’ve got hard time to link back to your blog, Umm, I’ll keep trying again soon.
Mari N. says
I did not realize you had a blog! It’s lovely and I adore your photos of Fashion Week! I’m so glad you’re doing well, and I’ll give you a call next time I’m in the city. :)
For a while now :)
And yes please do let me know the next time you’re in New York!
I am always jealous of your Brooklyn Bridge Park backdrop- it’s stunning!
Alex Elizabeth says
We can go to the little beach sometime and take photos :) But you will get sand in your shoes.