Back in Brooklyn

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Is it weird that when I got off of the plane and hopped on the subway I already felt I was home? Before getting to New York I thought that I would be wildly intimidated by it – that was part of the lure it had over me. However, I’m realizing that in a city this bustling, you find yourself being pulled into the mix almost unbeknownst. That is an amazing thing.

I’m back in Brooklyn, feeling refreshed and revamped. This is a great city to come home to.

Sophisticated Summer Style

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Whoever said that black is not a summer color (don’t people say that?) was wrong. So wrong. As much as I love my neons, stripes and navy blues, I’ve been all about black this summer. There’s something so sophisticated about the color, and when you’re wearing it in moderation it can be an edgy way to take on the season. These are some items I’m pining over as of late (left to right):

Urban Outfitter’s Mesh Cutout Racerback Bikini Top & Bottom ($56, $46)

Anthropologie Jeweled Cuff (sold out)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Goodbye Columbus Miru ($228)

Birkenstock Arizona Black Birko-Flor Sandals ($89.95)

Anthropologie Tissue Lace Tank ($39.50)

Hanky Panky Lace Bralette ($38)

Essie Licorice Jet Black Nail Polish ($8.50)

Swedish Hasbeens T-Strap Sky High Clogs ($263)

Be sure to check out Raise.com to get deals on your favorite stores’ gift cards, or sell your own gift cards! This cool new site lets users purchase gift cards for less than their value, helping to save you some extra cash! I love to go on shopping sprees for end of summer sales, so when there’s a big purchase I want to make, I always check out this site first to see if I can score any deals on gift cards — I’ve seen up to 15% savings! Seriously, guys, check this site out!

What’s your summer style? Leave a comment, and let me know!

Greetings from Maine

First off, many apologies for my lack of recent posts — the past two months have a been a crazy, wonderful adventure, but they have also left me with close to no time to sit down and blog! I promise, that will all change shortly. Joe and I are finally settling into our own apartment in New York City and beginning to plant our roots. It is an exciting time! In the meantime, however, here is a quick, virtual postcard from Maine, where I am currently vacationing with my family on our beloved lakefront that we frequent every summer. These four photos are from Portland, Maine, one of my favorite little towns on the East Coast. Please enjoy and thank you for your patience with my little blog. I am looking forward to sharing our adventures in the coming weeks (and some fun style and design posts coming soon too)! Stay tuned, friends.

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Dear Smith-9th Street Station

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Dear Smith-9th Street Station,

You are very pretty, and you make all the other subway stations look bad. That is all.

Love,
Me

 

But The Parks Here Are Crazy

New York parks are insane. Well, the big ones anyway. BF and I spent a couple hours relaxing at Prospect Park this weekend, and apparently, we found Brooklyn’s hotspot on Sunday afternoons. Hundreds of people on blankets, picnicking, flying kites, playing volleyball, walking their dog, blowing bubbles, yes, bubbles. It was amazing and magical and really, really hard to leave.
photo 2The beauty of the park is that it’s large enough to find your own secluded area if you want, but still has giant grass fields if you want to be more a part of the community without feeling crowded. It took Joe and I one full hour to walk from end of Prospect Park to the other, and that was just on the side. There are so many more trails and fields and lakes to explore! The best thing, these parks provide a nice escape from the city.¬†You feel like you’re in a completely different place.

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