Leopard, Oxblood and Sparkle

Dear Laura,

As you know, I escaped New York last week before the storm. I did not want to go. Even with the threat of power outages. New York is truly not as dangerous as it used to be, and I am old definitely enough to remember it when it was unsafe. But the evacuation order was given and my father (who did live through a blackout in the city) asked me to leave twice. It’s probably better as my building is kind of flooded. Uncomfortable to think that if I return tomorrow I will have nowhere to live.

Still, I feel oddly like I abandoned my city. I haven’t felt much like blogging. Been a bit sad. I tried to cheer myself up by picking up some winter clothing at the local mall the other day, but I don’t think it worked. I may have to go again. I’ll need some warmer things to wear anyway. I don’t have anything but summer clothing here.

Forever 21 blazer | J.Crew shirt and skirt | AMY O necklace and bracelets | DV by Dolce Vita Jamison boots | Zara bag | photos: star-crossed smile

Nnenna and I took these photos in the East Village, our favorite neighborhood. Here’s hoping the floodwaters haven’t dampened its vibrance. So many of my favorite things about New York are there. I would be sad to lose anything about my city.



    • says

      Just the ground and underground flooded… luckily? It feels weird to say that. But I feel like it would have been much worse if the water was higher. No one died and everyone is safe, but so many people are still displaced and I have no idea how they’re doing it. I feel fortunate that I didn’t lose anything and that I can commute in in less than three hours from my parents’. I’ve also decided never to live in the first evacuation zone again… or at the beach!

  1. says

    You certainly didn’t abandon the city. You did the smart thing. Scary stuff here but we made it through. Next time, I leave for sure. Just too scary being among so many people in a small space with bridges closing, etc.

    I hear things are biz as usual in the East Village. I love your oxblood blazer and the animal print shirt. The accessories are just fabulous. You know I’m obsessed with your chic style!

  2. Bravoerunway says

    I am so sorry to hear that you are not in the best mood right now and I can certainly understand…..hang in there and I hope things return to normal soon

  3. says

    Alex, I’m so happy to hear that you’re safe. Sorry that you haven’t been back yet, but, as of what my friends have been telling me, things are getting better. slowly, but surely. And we all just have to sit tight and be patient. Hope that is soon! :)

  4. Carly says

    Glad you got out and are safe too! I feel SO much the same way…had to really push myself to blog/work/take outfit shots…but I figure the sooner I get back to normal..the better I will feel…it is SO depressing here at the shore..so much destruction, ruin, lights out in most neighborhoods….
    Anyway…you look fantastic.and that bracelet necklace combo is to DIE FOR!

  5. blackblondeone says

    Stay positive. Things are being taken of here. I’m happy you’re safe and sound, but please cheer up. Your city is still gonna be here when you get back.

  6. says

    I know what you mean. I’m still feeling strange, a bit sad and unsettled. Here’s hoping that things are back to normal soon and let me know when you’re in town again.