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Update

Update

Happy Tuesday! I must say I’m sorry I’ve been MIA the past couple of weeks. My life has literally been crazy but here are a few updates. I have started a new job, which has consumed my energy with it’s two month training program. It […]

Skyline

Skyline

Since moving back to Brooklyn, I lucked out that the apartment I found has access to the roof. It is such a spectacular view of the city from up there. This entire summer I have been utilizing my roof access whether it’s just taking pictures, drinking […]

Playsuit

Playsuit

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Playsuit 2Outfit Details // Romper: Spell Designs, alternative here and here / Boots: Joie, alternative here / Backpack: Rebecca Minkoff / Sunglasses: Warby Parker

If there were one item of clothing that describes this summer, it would be this romper. No matter the temperature or occasion I have been sporting this romper. It is by far one of my favorite summer items and will keep wearing it well into the fall. I’m already on the look out for another version of this from Spell Designs. Their rompers are amazing and ridiculously comfortable.


What article of clothing perfectly describes your summer?

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Blackbird

Blackbird

Outfit Details // Dress: Free People / Booties: Joie, alternative here and here / Backpack: Rebecca Minkoff, alternative here / Sunglasses: Warby Parker There is no doubt that I have way more black in my wardrobe since moving to New York. Even in the summer […]

Transition

Transition

The weather is slowly shifting to fall, and my excitement level is skyrocketing. With September, almost upon us, I am mentally preparing my wardrobe for cooler temps. I look forward to autumn every year when the first signs of fall fashion are placed in stores. […]

Enough

Enough

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*Caution, explicit content below. 

Today’s post topic is showing a different side than what I normally talk about on here. Yesterday though was a day that took a toll on me and I have had enough and am taking a stand. Living in New York I have witnessed and experienced things that I would never have seen living anywhere else. Sometimes it can be exciting, shocking, and downright disturbing. Ever since moving to New York I have noticed a few precautionary actions that I do now to protect myself. When I’m walking home from the subway, I catch myself walking closer to the street side of the sidewalk, keys in hand, and no music playing so I’m aware of my surroundings. I know for a fact that I am not the only woman who does this. It’s a sad reality the things that we have to do as women to protect ourselves.

On a day to day basis I get catcalled walking around my neighborhood. Usually, I have my headphones in and just ignore them or try my best to brush it off. Yesterday it went too far, and I have had enough. The other night my iPhone charger broke for the hundredth time so I was in desperate need for a new charger the next morning. There is a Walgreens just a few blocks away from me. After going back and forth on getting a charger, discovering it’s the wrong one and having to go back and exchange for a new one I was catcalled five times. This time span was all just one hour of going back and forth between my place and Walgreens. During those five times, men used explicit, derogatory language and obscene gestures. Every single time it happened I could feel my face turning red, my anxiety level sky rocketing, and my anger slowly building up. None of the times did I say anything back to defend myself as a woman because part of me doesn’t want to give them the satisfaction of a response. To help shake it off, I went for a long run and then attended an outdoor movie showing of Dazed and Confused in Greenpoint.

Heading home after the movie my mood level was back to being happy and my day turned out to be a pretty decent day. Excitement of almost being home overcame me and my stop arrived on the subway. As I got off I noticed a stream of people running down the stairs to catch the subway that was still waiting. The kind citizen I am I stood next to the stairs to allow all the people running down to get through to catch the train. As I was standing there, I all of a sudden felt a squeeze on my ass and then a man pass by giving me a kissy face as he proceeded up the stairs. At first I was in absolute shock by what just happened but then anger fumed through and I lost it. I called the man out, yelling at him and standing up for myself. During my entire rant of yelling at him no one else stood up or defended me who saw it happen. Everyone just looked at me like I was the crazy one.

Thank you, though,

Thank you to everyone who saw it happen and said nothing.

Thank you to everyone on the subway platform for making me feel like I was crazy and in the wrong.

Thank you to the man who grabbed my ass and finally giving me a voice to stand up for myself.

Thank you to the man for making me feel more violated than I have ever felt in my life.

Thank you to society for making men think it’s okay to make women feel uncomfortable and proud for doing so.

 

I have had enough with the catcalling and sexual harassment. Women should be able to walk around and not worry about men making them feel uncomfortable or overstepping their boundaries. It is no longer acceptable and from now on I will not look the other way and ignore them.


 

 

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*I understand not all men are like this and in no way am I trying to generalize. This is a personal experience/opinion post.

 

Lake Placid

Lake Placid

Travel Thursday is back! A month ago I had the pleasure of taking a little weekend trip to upstate New York. One of my roommates ran the marathon held at Lake Placid. I didn’t know what to expect, and all I knew about Lake Placid […]

Repeat

Repeat

Outfit Details // Dress: Anthropologie (old), alternative here and here / Bag: Tory Burch (old), alternative here and here / Booties: Rag & Bone, alternative here / Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Once the weather switches over to the  high 70s and well into the 90s, my daily uniform […]

Julian

Julian

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Outfit Details // Dress: Denim & Supply (old), alternative here and here / Backpack: Rebecca Minkoff / Boots: Joie, alternative here / Watch: Michael Kors

When I first moved to Brooklyn one thing I noticed was that everyone had backpacks. Initially, I laughed and found it very comical that all these adults were walking around with backpacks instead of tote bags or briefcases. I always associated backpacks with school and didn’t see the point of them outside of carrying all my books and notebooks to class. Needless to say after quite a few months of struggling with my tote and always having to switch my weight from shoulder to shoulder I decided to give the backpack trend try.

When Rebecca Minkoff introduced the Julian Backpack, I fell in love. I had seen a few other people around the city with them and just couldn’t help but lust after it. Finally after a long winter I decided to venture into Manhattan for a shopping day, first stop was Rebecca Minkoff. I decided to bite the bullet and get the backpack I had been eyeing for months. Needless to say, I more than got my money’s worth on it. All my other bags have been put on the back burner since picking this beauty up. I now fully understand why backpacks have become a thing beyond school.


How do you feel about the backpack trend? Yay or Nae?

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America

America

Happy Fourth of July to my American readers! I hope your day is filled with fireworks, barbecue, friends, and family. Don’t forget to represent your red, white, and blue.   How will you be celebrating today? I would love to hear from you by leaving […]