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. …

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Stripes on the Pier and Important Things

Dear Mia,

What a difference a week can make when it comes to spring weather. Burning up in a light wrap one moment, bundled in a coat the next. This is my often neglected Forever 21 dress. It didn’t get very much use over the winter because it requires constant attention (even with a slip). I love it because of the chevron bodice, but it’s best left for warmer temperatures. …

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Manhattan Bridge After Sunset

Dear Dotty,

I have made an incredible discovery. I have found a natural habitat for style bloggers: Brooklyn Bridge Park at the golden hour.

I thought I might go down by the water, put my camera on the steps, and take some photos. However, I immediately realized it would not be possible. All over Brooklyn Bridge Park there are people with tripods. Everywhere. I’ve never seen so many shutterbugs out at once (except maybe at blogger events). …

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A Black Dress Again in Black and White

Dear Caitlin,

Sorry I’m so boring. All I have for you today is another black Alexander Wang dress. Sometimes I think you’ll get tired of me wearing the same things all the time and then you won’t come and visit any more. I can’t help it though, I don’t think I’d mind at all if my entire wardrobe consisted of black draped jersey dresses. They certainly are becoming a staple– I’m up to three now. …

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When Bloggers go to Blogger Events in Alexander Wang

Dear Shen Dove,

On Friday I was lucky enough to get together with fashion bloggers Katy, Nnenna, and Jamillah! We went out to two fun fashion week events. You might remember that we met in person for the first time last September and were together for the first Bloggers Night Out. For F/W 2012 we added the Lulu*s Style Studio event to our plans. We picked up loads of fun free products before heading uptown to Bloggers Night Out, which had an unbelievable turnout. It was so packed! I’m so glad we didn’t check our coats. Definitely the longest line of the night.

I originally planned on wearing my 4.5 inch heels, but my knee injury started feeling weird in the middle of the day so I ended up in my often-photographed MIA ankle boots again. It started snowing while we were out so the boots ended up being an excellent choice (they have little treads on the bottom). I’m wearing my Alexander Wang Dress (F/W 2011, sold out at Net-a-Porter where I got it during the post-holiday sale), Forever 21 belt (old favorite), Assets by Sara Blakely tights, and MIA ankle boots.

This is also my submission for Bloggers Do It Better: Red! I don’t often wear red clothing, but red lipstick is definitely becoming my go-to lip color. In the past few months it’s been edging out the pink I used to favor. I use Make Up For Ever’s Aqua Lip in Red 8C. It’s by far the best red I’ve ever used and my favorite.


For a few more photos (including inside the gift bags)– …

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