Photos and thoughts on fashion, beauty, tech + city living.
I didn’t want to drag my camera to 190th St (it’s so far up it’s practically a day trip) so all I have are some Hipstamatic photos. Lydia took some great ones in April… mine did not come out that well in any of the lighting setups I tried. iPhone needs a remote control and a stand so I can fire Hipstamatic from a distance… what, doesn’t that sound like a good idea to you? On Sunday I went to Fort Tryon Park, that’s where these outfit photos were taken…
It’s 80 degrees today! Wow, seriously, when did that happen? If only it were a little bit sunnier… but I’ll take 80 over yesterday’s temperatures for sure.
I’m wearing my new Seychelles sandals! I first saw them at Anthropologie but I ended up getting them from Revolve for almost 50% less! So glad I checked other retailers first. I finally understand about the cult of Seychelles, too. These are among the most comfortable sandals I own and really nice for wide feet. I’m contemplating ordering them in more colors.
You might remember that I went to the Rebecca Minkoff sample sale a few weeks ago (utter chaos, seriously), and this is the product of my frenzied evening: the Morning After Clutch. It’s not quite this bright in person. I was dead set on a hot pink MAC but I only saw other pink colors and ended up really liking the yellow bags. I can’t wait to get more use out of this bag during the summer :)
Bleubird dress (under skirt), Odille/Anthropologie skirt, Charlotte Russe belt, Seychelles sandals, Rebecca Minkoff MAC.
So I really like the photos I’ve taken indoors lately and I’m glad I decided to give indoor photography a chance. I like the dreamlike, softer focus of some of the photos I’ve taken. My old little Sony takes terrible, flat photos indoors so I used to avoid indoor photography at all costs (even during snowstorms).
This week’s FBFF is about blog pet peeves and these are mine: autoplay music, that prove-you’re-a-person-verification thing for comments (apparently it’s called CAPTCHA?), ads that have nothing to do with your blog/readership… and the last two are mostly just for style bloggers: too many photos of the same outfit (10+ is kind of excessive) and crazy huge really distracting watermarks.
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I’ve sort of jumped around oddly with photos this past week because there are a few looks I completely forgot about. The original version of this outfit was worn on March 17, 2010 (it was a really nice spring last year).
This skirt is such a chameleon! It’s one of those colors that’s never quite true when processed and is impossible to capture accurately on camera. The real color is somewhere between the rich mustard and brilliant yellow that the skirt seems to photograph back and forth in. I updated the original outfit with a different belt and shoes. The shoes are still leopard, but they’re the pony hair ones I got from Banana Republic this spring. The shoes in the original photo are Deena and Ozzy (Urban Outfitters) and are looking a very grey-washed brown these days. Poor canvas shoes, they’re really not meant for soft ground or rain.
This year it took two full months longer for the weather to warm enough to wear this outfit again… and this week I feel back at March temperatures again. I can hear the rain on the windows right now and I almost had to swim to Anthropologie yesterday. The puddles are insane. Makes me wish for a yellow raincoat and galoshes like when I was younger so I can go splash in them.
From last weekend… the day started off very nice actually, but ended rainy and very cold. I didn’t bother with my jacket although definitely would have taken it if I had left later in the day. I had lunch at the tea room (!!!) that I adore. I don’t care what anyone says, I think Irish food is actually quite good. And black currant tea, too. I love black currant things.
My bow fell out in the first photo and I didn’t realize it. That’s what happens with silky scarves, I suppose, so I redid it and took a photo on the table. It’s a bit of a closer up of the vintage Oscar de la Renta scarf I got on Etsy.
Gone are the sans jacket days in New York… people are wearing tights again today. TIGHTS. It’s mid-May. I refuse.
LOFT shirt, Charlotte Russe belt, Odille (Anthropologie) skirt, Frye boots, Oscar de la Renta scarf, Louis Vuitton pochette.
Welcome to Letters from the City, a lifestyle photoblog.
My name is Alex and I have 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.
When I was younger, I was let loose in a GAP Kids one too many times, resulting in many of the fashion choices you see here in my photos. I also read, traveled, and took cooking and art classes. Art eventually led me around to photography, and to this day I do enjoy a good brunch.
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