Aubergine, Red, Brown

Dear Silvergirl,

I went to Sephora for some foundation without sunscreen– anything with SPF photographs horribly on me with a flash, and it’ll be fashion week with a million photo ops soon. And because it’s Sephora, naturally I ended up with eyes and lips done as well.

What do you think? Too much? It’s much more makeup than I usually wear, although it’s only one pale pink shadow and smudged liner. I liked it a lot, but I always feel really conspicuous with more visible makeup. Red lipstick used to give me problems with that when I was younger. Haven’t felt that way for a few years though, so I should probably be able to get over the eye makeup, right?

Everyone really loved my red tights, so I guess they do have a purpose after all :) They’re a fairly recent purchase from a Joe Fresh shopping excursion with Nnenna. I’m also wearing my J.Crew coat (2010), H&M dress, LOFT belt, and Frye boots. Carrying my Louis Vuitton Neverfull MM, too (a souvenir from study abroad in Japan).


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The Last Yellow Leaves in New York

Dear Nnenna,

It was such a crazily windy day, even sheltered by the apartments in Stuyvesant Town. I can’t believe there are still leaves on the trees in this neighborhood! And I found a late-blooming rose, too.

My hair and my H&M dress were blowing all over the place. This is my new Target belt, too, and the Born boots, Longchamp tote, and J.Crew coat you’ve seen a million times now.

Happy Christmas Eve! I hope all your Christmas wishes come true.


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New York Weekend

Dear Dotty,

Over the weekend my cousins came to visit and we did some touristy things. I usually only see the tree as I walk through on my way to Anthropologie. I don’t like the touristy areas of Manhattan… they aren’t really New York to me, although I did take a few good photos.

Then I took them to Flatiron, Union Square, and the East Village. They’d never been, which I can’t even imagine… they’re among my favorite neighborhoods in New York. I wanted to get them to Brooklyn as well, but there wasn’t time. Oh well, guess they’ll just have to visit again!

Do you have any fun holiday plans with friends or family?


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Central Park After Dark

Dear Caitlin,

It seems like I’m always taking people to Central Park these days, although it doesn’t look quite as nice as it did when Lydia visited. Shivani and I went up for a walk before the Steve Madden party and shared a giant ginger snap at the little market in Columbus Circle. Maybe one day I can take you here, too?

I’m wearing a vintage necklace, ken + dana ring, Old Navy shirt, Gap leather skirt, Target belt, Born boots, and Assets by Sara Blakely tights. And I’m carrying my J.Crew coat and Foley + Corinna bag.


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