Broadway is Dark Tonight

Dear Francy,

One minute Nnenna and I were dashing around Flatiron, giggling like mad over our Zara purchases– and the next it was practically the blue hour. At barely eight o’clock we stopped on the corner of Broadway to take a few photos.

What happened to the light? What happened to the whole summer? I didn’t even get to make a list of things to do and now it’s over already. I suppose fall all is the best season in New York anyway, but so much more seems to happen in the summer. Of course there’s Fashion Week in New York, but somehow that seems to take up the entire fall season, even though I know it’s really not true.

H&M dress | belt I forget | Dana Buchman for Kohl’s tote | Oscar de la Renta scarf | J.Crew Cece leather ballet flats in azalea | Ippolita necklace (thanks to gift bag! – similar), ring, bracelet (similar) + Swarvoski and vintage bracelets

I also achieved some hilariously orange results with PS Elements, making me realize that despite Photoshop proficiency, I’m not nearly as good with Elements. So far I’ve mostly been either orange or green, neither of which is a particularly good skin tone on me. I’m sure I’ll improve with more practice. After all, I’ll have an alarming amount of photos to edit in the next week.



  1. says

    ahhhhhh I don’t know, where the heck did the summer go? Its these early sunsets that bother me the most. well, cold bothers me too, but the loss of the sunlight is just so tough to deal with.

    I like the oversized tote, and the addition of the scarf is a nice touch.

    So much for brooklyn flea this summer… but I’ll be seeing you soon anyway!

      • says

        I still don’t know what I’m wearing. I’m feeling distraught because of the alleged rain. I also think i ruined my new green equipment blouse because I decided to just wash it in the sink rather than have it dry cleaned and now the silk no longer feels all soft and expensive. But I was thinking I’d wear it with my black pencil skirt with the zipper in back.

        • says

          Have you tried steaming it? Silk really comes back to life for me with a liberally applied steam from the iron, or even better five minutes in the dryer with a damp washcloth and some other delicates.

          I think I’m wearing suede shoes anyway. If it’s not pouring I think they’ll be okay. It poured the Wednesday before Fashion Week last year, too… weather hates fashion?