Dinner at Soho Park

Dear Shen Dove,

Before jetting out for the holidays Hope, Nnenna, and I got together for a mini celebration (i.e. really just going somewhere to eat as usual). Soho Park is my favorite place for an inexpensive dinner south of Houston. The food isn’t fancy and it’s definitely not Shake Shack, but I’ve never gone wrong with the standard burger and fries. There’s even a gigantic vegetarian friendly portobello burger. I’m a fan of the sauces (which do cost extra) and always get the garlic aioli for my fries.

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FNO Photo Diary

Outside Saks, destination #2 of the night. I briefly stopped at Henri Bendel, which was far too crowded. Nothing too special about this outfit, just one of my standard monochrome creations. I love this skirt and probably wear it too much. One day it’s just going to completely fall apart. …

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Snaps From Lincoln Center

On an afternoon with a bit of a gap between shows, members of The Bloggers’ Collective stormed the plaza and took photos of each other hung around outside by the fountain. I used my beautiful new 85mm lens to take these photos, which means that I was basically fifty feet away and halfway across the plaza from everyone else since I have an ASP-C sensor. It worked out well since I’m basically the paparazzi anyway. The 85mm is probably the nicest lens I have ever owned. Even nicer even than my 50mm ƒ/1.4.

Fauxtographer The Tiny TieRant getting an accessories close up of Fashionista NY Girl.

Star-Crossed Smile in front of the main entrance at Lincoln Center.

Jaclyn of Wearhou.se with a colorblocked clutch.

Oh hai. I know, so exciting. Black and red lipstick. I think Nnenna took this one.

A flock of photographers converged on Heather while we were taking photos.

All of us by Chris. I need some taller heels!

Fashion Week Parties: Benefit

Dear Kelsey,

Nnenna and I had plans to attend the Benefit Cosmetics Primp and Party, so after Lucky FABB I dragged my very large and heavy gift bag down to SoHo on the train. Which I don’t recommend you do. We ended up having a tiny blogger meetup because we also saw Francisca and her sister Anne. I was sooo tired (gah! look at my eyes) after Lucky FABB (more about the conference this weekend), but had a blast at Benefit. …

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Bloggers in Front of Brownstones

Dear Laura,

The majority of these houses are actually brick row homes, but Bloggers in Front of Brick Row Homes doesn’t sound quite as good as Bloggers in Front of Brownstones. Nnenna and Hope already wrote about our night of soirées, but I have a few additional photos from our evening. I looked everywhere for a photo of Hope’s pretty scarf, then I realized I took all those photos with her camera. You’ll just have to visit A Flattering Tale to see. …

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Snapette Meet and Greet at Flying A

Last week, Snapette and The Bloggers’ Collective got together at Flying A, a SoHo boutique that carries a mix of contemporary and carefully curated vintage pieces. The decor inside is very cool and it’s definitely a shop I’ll visit again.

Snapette is an app that uses crowdsourced photos to provide a hyperlocal shopping experience to its users.

I snapped this clutch at Flying A with the app, and with Location Services turned on, I can see photos of products from other users at stores near my location. Pretty cool concept– something you’re looking for might be right across the street! …

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Water Front is Actually a Spa

Dear Lydia,

Lately my weeks have been jammed with social engagements… which really is how I like them. Might as well make the most of the late sunsets and warm weather. Over the weekend, members of the Blogger Social Club got together to celebrate Kim’s blogiversary for I Have a Degree in This!. We had brunch at Lil’ Frankie’s, which was not at all what I was expecting. I loved the exposed brick and slightly Victorian-looking décor. …

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On Fridays We Wear Black

Dear Caitlin,

So apparently bloggers get together and wear black to celebrate blogiversaries. Or maybe that’s only blogiversaries in New York? In any case, on Friday evening some members of the Blogger Social Club (Hope, Jamillah, Kim, Kristine (who has a blog but does not update it), Luz, Nnenna, and me) got together to celebrate Nnenna’s Two-Year Blogiversary for Star-Crossed Smile.

If you’d like to join our social club, email, tweet, leave a comment, etc. so I can let you know when we meet.

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