24 Feb 2011
I feel as if these photos are particularly timely today after Jessica of What I Wore’s post yesterday on “flattering” and the pressure to dress to impress (the comments on that post are great). I still post photos that I’m not too happy with and outfits I don’t think are anything particularly great because let’s be honest, I am not a fashion magazine editor. And that’s not what this blog is about, although that doesn’t mean I can’t love what Kate Lanphear and Anna Dello Russo wear.
This outfit is typical of days when I don’t do a lot of styling or am seeking something comfortable and unfussy. Nothing really special or fashion-forward (I think I’m still a bit of a minimalist at heart). I started this blog on outfits that look a lot like this one: little dresses with belts and (usually) tights in a different color. I’ve managed a lot of evolution since then but I think sometimes it’s not a bad idea to get back to your roots.
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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