NYC Photo Diary

As promised in my last post: a complete NYC 2-Day Extravaganza Photo Diary.

Above all, it must be noted how absolutely gorgeous upstate New York is in the fall. I realize I’m probably really late to the party on this one but I had to note it.

On our first full day, we explored Brooklyn in the morning, getting coffee and of course stopping at Beacon’s closet – hands down the best thrift store I’ve ever been to. Found an unused Loeffler Randall bag, a full 3.1 Phillip Lim suit, Dior Jacket, Missoni heels – the works. It was amazing. *sighs* I love New York.
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After we got back to the island we walked around Soho, and met up with one of my best friends from home! Sadly I didn’t get a picture with her, but you really have no reason to mistrust me on the matter so I’ll leave it at that. We shot an outfit post, and managed to get this picture of me pondering ~stuff~ in front of a classic NYC cab.

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So that was Sunday. On Monday, we totally switched gears and dove head first into the Uptown Experience, window shopping on 5th Avenue and munching at Fred’s (in Barney’s New York), along with a restaurant full of “ladies at lunch.” Here’s what I wore:

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Zara Blouse, Free People Jeans, Free People Boots
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The actual coat of my dreams, given it’s practically a replica of Ms. Penny Lane’s (*swoon*).

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After lunch, a stroll along Central Park, and a quick stop by the Plaza for a photo-op, we finally headed back downtown to hang in Greenwich Village. We got coffee, looked at puppies (check the adorable puggle below), and generally just tried to forget we’d be headed back to reality the next day.

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A quick outfit change:

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Topshop Top / Topshop Blazer / Free People Jeans / Converse / Marc by Marc Jacobs Bag

As a last hoorah, we traveled to the Meatpacking District and hopped on the High Line bandwagon. We watched the sun set over skylines, and soaked in the last rays of New York sunshine we could. The trip was too short, but I guess that just means I’ll have to go back sooner than I thought.

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End of Summer

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Free People Dress / Free People Shoes / Urban Outfitters Hat / YSL Sunnies

This outfit was supposed to have a leather jacket, but the weather really wasn’t having any of it. I’m now in Montreal and even though it’s September I don’t even think I could get away with wearing this much clothing in the weather we’re getting up here! (Meaning, it’s really hot and will be it seems for a while).

Even though I’ve got fall on the mind and my last two posts exemplify this, I guess I’ll just have to accept the hot weather and try to appreciate it while it lasts.

xx

Golden Hour

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Free People Sweater / Free People Jeans / Vintage Bolo Tie

Golden hour is my favorite time of day. Period.

Not only is it the best time of day to take pictures (see Exhibit A above), but it’s also the most hopeful time of day, anywhere in the world. Seeing everything drenched in a golden light gives me renewed inspiration every time I see it, and I’m sure that fact will stay true for as long as I live.

On an entirely different note, this vintage bolo tie that belongs to my father is my favorite piece of jewelry. Period.

x

Photo Diary: Experimenting with Film

My mom’s old Minolta 35 mm film camera has been sitting on my shelf, virtually unused, for almost 5 years now. In April, upon arriving home with unlimited summer inspiration, I decided I would finally really break it out for some experimentation. Throughout the summer, I brought this trusty camera with me on all my adventures, only planning on taking a couple of photos on each excursion. Here are (some of) the results:

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Scan 16

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Scan 18

Scan 30

Scan 12

Scan 20

Scan 27

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 After 4 months of usage, it’s safe to say that I’ll be using this camera until it practically crumbles apart in my hands. I have grown to love using film on adventures, for many reasons. The primary reason? It truly allows you to enjoy the moment, taking in the experience rather than worrying about getting the perfect shot. If you’re not worrying about framing the perfect photograph, chances are the one picture you did take will capture the moment just perfectly.

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