Sunday was the first freezing cold day in NYC. However, I still had every intention of dressing up like a tenured teacher and shooting on the High Line. I think I have the teacher outfit down, but the wind and the weird light made shooting on the High Line not as great as previously imagined. But, fate smiled on us and we found some gorgeous Fall trees that shielded the wind and filtered the light. So yeah, it ended up being a success.
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I was having a bit of a “bad face/hair day” when these photos were taken. For some reason, the weather was crazy humid and it made my skin so darn greasy, and my hair even more frizzy. So I have a bit of a sad face in some of these photos because I was feeling sorry for myself.
Also, it may look like I am standing in the middle of a busy intersection, risking my life for the perfect photo — but I am not! I am actually standing on a crosswalk in front a closed road that leads into Central Park. So fancy.
Shoes: J.Crew Factory| Jeggings: J. Brand | Shirt: J. Crew | Blazer: J. Crew | Necklace: J. Crew
Some people might try and tell you otherwise, but the best place to go for a boozy Sunday brunch is Dinosaur BBQ right here in sunny Harlem, NYC. Saturday is a good day to get a light, fancy brunch at some rooftop hotel, but Sunday is a whole different ballgame. You probably need something to soak up whatever debauchery occurred on Saturday night — and tiny, banana-infused cinnamon scones probably aren’t going to do it. Ribs, on the other hand? Ribs are the answer.
These photos were captured literally steps away from Dinosaur BBQ. The restaurant opens at 12 noon on Sunday. It is best to get there at 11:55 to ensure you get optimal seating. People are serious about their Sunday BBQ and the mid-afternoon Dino BBQ line is no joke.
It’s rare that I shoot in iconic NYC places like the theater district. The theaters are near Times Square, and Times Square is basically a square mile of hell that should be avoided at all costs. We happened to be in the neighborhood, and we miraculously found a quiet block to shoot some photos.
Now let me tell you. This location was quiet for approximately five minutes. You can’t tell from these photos but, and I kid you not, about 5 feet away from me this group of people were arguing. One lady stood between me and Matt for about two minutes yelling at a man in the street. She was completely oblivious to the fact that he was trying taking photos.
It was kind of uncomfortable, but this turned out to be a great photo location. Despite the random argument.
I realize I hardly ever do super casual looks on the blog. This might lead you all to believe that I am always dressed up. This is not the case. Every day can’t be princess day. Sometimes, a girl’s gotta put on a t-shirt, jeans, and Keds and enjoy herself!
However, let’s clarify — by casual I do not mean pajamas. Sometimes that is hard for people to grasp (I am talking to you, Americans in airports). To be safe, just know that if you bought it at Victoria’s Secret PINK or if it is a pair of leggings, those things are pajamas, not casual wear.
Shoes: Keds | Jeans: J. Brand | Shirt: c/o Redvanly | Sweater: Sincerely Sweet Boutique | Clutch: Persifor
So we failed at “beating the storm” when these photos were taken. The hubs and I dashed up to the roof to quickly snap a few pics before the rain started but alas, it had already started raining by the time we got upstairs. I have kind of a weird squishy/fake smile face in these photos because the rain is pelting my face.
Also, I am not over taking photos on my roof. It is so convenient!
Shoes: Zappos | Shorts: Asos | Shirt: H&M
I was gone for a few weeks and here’s why.
I moved: My husband and I moved into a new apartment, you guys!! It is around the corner from our old apartment — and there is a doorman and everything. This is very exciting, but moving has taken over our entire lives. Don’t get me wrong, the new apartment is lovely and fabulous. However, it is also full of boxes — and we don’t have enough furniture to put everything away so it is a messy work-in-progress that is sort of giving me anxiety. I want to buy all of the furniture today – but I can’t. So that is sad.
I was a teensy bit tired of doing outfit posts: I am sure my husband felt the same way about taking the photos. Outfit shoots can get shockingly annoying after a while. They are time consuming and require planning. I didn’t like that I spent half my weekend doing outfit photos. With that said, this blog is gonna change a tiny bit. While fashion will still be a giant part of it, it won’t be the end all be all of this blog. I haven’t exactly figured everything out yet. But when I do, y’all will be the first to know.
I was doing other things: The thing about blogging is that it tends to promote obsessive behavior. I would wear a nice outfit to a restaurant or something and be all like, wait — I shouldn’t have worn this. I don’t have my good camera on me, and now this look won’t be documented for the blog, and everything is ruined! Yes, it was that serious. So I needed to take some time off to hang out with my first love, television.
That is all. I am so glad to be back! Yay! Byeeeee.
Here’s a fun fact. The building behind me is the tomb of Ulysses S. Grant, American Civil War General and 18th President of the United States. Who’da thunk ole Grant would be buried in a gigantic tomb in Harlem? Well he was, and the building is very beautiful. I highly recommend that you visit it if you are ever in town.
In other news, it was raining during these photos so my hair isn’t looking it’s best. Sorry, not sorry.
Shoes: Nine West | Dress: Banana Republic | Bag: Persifor
at the present I am…
♥ wearing: My trusty Ralph Lauren button down, skinnies and nude flats
♥ listening: Kacey Musgraves’ album — Same Trailer, Different Park
♥ reading: Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
♥ watching: Mad Men — isn’t everyone?
♥ doing: My nails. I am trying to get better at painting my own nails. I think I am making progress, if I do say so myself.
♥ loving: All the blooming trees in the city. Gorgeous.
♥ hating: Leggings as pants. But you already knew that.
♥ wishing: For a puppy!
♥ wanting: A whole piece bathing suit. I think I might get this midkini first, though. Baby steps
What about you, lovelies?