Sunglasses Headband

Sometimes I forget my sunglasses on my head, and then I’m like: where are they, where did they go?


I have them.

This is a new look for my leather skirt. I was trying to come up with new ways to wear it and eventually just decided on leaving my cardigan thing open over it. Has kind of a layered look. Also thought the belt was a good idea, but over the leather skirt it ended up being too much bulk and I lost it at the first opportunity. Maybe a skinny belt or sash would have been better? I like the way it looks in photos but it was just too uncomfortable.

Happy fall, everyone! Hope you’re having an awesome weekend. So far I’ve been having an awesomely lazy weekend…

Francesca’s Collections open cardigan, ZARA shirt, Gap skirt (possibly vintage), Forever 21 belt, Legale fleece-lined over-the-knees, Cole Haan ballets.

City of Letters

Just a short post for today, I’ll be back with something a bit better tomorrow. If you follow me on Instagram (alexshook), you know that I’ve really been getting around New York. I’ve been in Williamsburg twice in the past month and DUMBO for the first time. I really can’t believe I’d never been in Brooklyn Bridge Park before.

I’ve been spending more time in Alphabet City as well. I don’t know how I’d never been there before last month either, especially because it’s so close to my neighborhood. It’s quite a good place to wander around, especially on a Sunday after a jaunt to Brooklyn Flea. Only one stop on the L.

It’s officially coat season in New York. London Fog trench, J.Crew blouse and skirt, Cole Haan shoes, Longchamp bag.

Manhattan from the East River Waterfront, Williamsburg.

Another Day in Monochrome

September 19, 2011

I meant to post this far earlier, but I suppose life got away from me. I’ve kind of been a bad blogger this week. I’ve got tons of blog reading to do too (don’t think I’ve forgotten about you).

This Alexander Wang dress is a fun piece, I’m sort of glad for the capsule wardrobe because I wore it more than I would have with my full wardrobe. I have my favorite American Apparel shirt over it. What do you think, better off the shoulder or on? I couldn’t decide.

I also have my Foley + Corinna bag and Cole Haan shoes again. So tired of these little wedges… I need more variety and so do my heels– blisters!

Other ways I’ve worn this dress:

That’s Just My Crazy Old Aunt…

September 18, 2011

Last Sunday there was a birth in the family, and I expected to be in the delivery room. However, the baby came very suddenly on Sunday morning — the birth was estimated for the afternoon — so I arrived afterwards. And then one of my (so-called) friends informed me that I was man repelling like a champion. That I most emphatically cannot deny.

This baby is going to have way too many crazy aunts.

And I’m pretty sure that everyone in the hospital thought I was a crazy too, considering that I was at New York-Presbyterian/Weil Cornell.

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Late Summer Velvet

September 15, 2011

I wanted to take photos in front of this cool building that’s off to my right, but every day there’s a garbage truck and some other kind of industrial size truck parked in front of it. Garbage truck = not pretty, so I moved over closer to the street. People seem to be so curious about big cameras. A lot of people asked me about camera specs and photo quality, and to make sure they weren’t ruining the shot.

This is the dress I picked from the ModSwap. It’s a little early for velvet, but if you hadn’t noticed I’m dealing with a bit of a capsule wardrobe right now. I’m currently switching out summer and winter clothes. After fashion week I expected to leave for my parents’ in the country to switch more, however my schedule got unexpectedly full (birth in the family, etc.) so I never ended up doing that. I’ve been doing a lot of laundry lately.

I’m wearing an American Apparel shirt over a dress c/o ModCloth from the ModSwap, carrying my Foley + Corinna bag, and wearing the Cole Haan shoes again.


September 13, 2011

So… okay. This was more like a photography session masquerading as an outfit photoshoot. This is my Target dress that I wear all the time (seen here with Shivani) and my double wrap Ann Taylor Loft belt. Nothing especially thrilling, but they are both favorites.

I was up on my friend’s roof again to take photos… and I forgot it’s getting darker more quickly again. Should have gone up earlier. I sometimes say that I’m really more photographer than blogger (yeah, sorry about the load time) and this is an instance when that’s very true– who cares about the outfit, let’s just take pictures of New York. It was so windy anyway. Isn’t my hair crazy?

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When Lydia Came to Visit

I’m interrupting my usually chronological photos because Lydia’s are already up. And if I post them in order it’ll be next week and I’ll feel like an idiot. Lydia’s write up is much better, and you should look at some of the photos she captured with her wide angle lens!

(Stolen from Lydia.)

Last week Lydia came to New York! We did lots of fun and mostly non-touristy things (I put my foot down at Times Square with a tripod on a Friday night. Just. No.).

Lydia zeroed in on my manicure. I’m starting a new trend. Really.

We went to Central Park because Lydia had never been, and wonder of wonders: I managed not to get us lost. But we didn’t venture any farther uptown than Le Pain Quotidien. Otherwise getting lost would have been a very real possibility because I have no idea where any of those walkways go as soon as they’re past Le Pain.

(Also stolen from Lydia.)

Then we ventured downtown for some shopping, etc. and then we met Nnenna and ate lots of pho!

Monochrome for FNO 2011

September 8, 2011

Glad I was wearing little wedges for FNO as I walked so much that night. Trying to get a cab was crazy and actually getting anywhere once in the cab was almost impossible. After 6:30pm I took the NQR and walked everywhere.

I feel like I have weird, slightly vacant looking expressions on my face in all the photos I took on Thursday. Probably the change of season making me feel kind of odd. You can actually see my dress this time, unlike last time. I thought I was way too overdressed for FNO… but by 6pm it got cool out so I wrapped a sweater over my dress. It’s Alexander Wang, which I think of as sporty and sort of androgynous, but always ends up looking more cocktail hour on me? Maybe it’s the hair. I planned for down and pin straight but the weather had other plans, became way more humid in the evening and my hair puffed up so I squashed it together and stuck some pins in it.

Want to see photos from the stores during FNO?…

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