There's always time to dress up

Photography by Steph from City + Palm 

Photography by Steph from City + Palm 

There's always time to dress up. Specially if you are head over heels in your favourite US city: New York. 

A good friend of mine once told me how amazing the spot her husband chose to propose to her in the city, and it wasn't until my last visit, that I got to understand what she meant. They got engaged a couple of years back at Gantry Plaza State Park, "with great views of Manhattan!" she said. 

Skeptical me though: why going to such a remote spot when you can get amazing views of the city in Brooklyn, Williamsburg, for instance? Oh gurls, I was wrong. This spot has indeed GREAT views. And best of all, it's not crowded. There's even sun lounges to lay in during a hot sunny day! Only drawback is that there is not much around it. If you plan heading that way, make sure you grab some essentials (i.e. cigarettes, alcohol and minimal nibbles). You'll need them.

I was feeling quite fabulous that day, so I put on my favourite preppy style look from J. Crew :) Ah, I love mixing minimal white dresses with a splash of colour, specially if that is in gingham! I must admit my obsession for stars and gingham is worryingly increasing, but hey ho, off we go!

TCB xx

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WHAT I WORE (if old, or sold out, there's similar items!)

The Unknown LIC

Photography By Steph from  City And Palm

Photography By Steph from City And Palm

I think y'all know how much I love New York. It's been a long-time affair and the more I visit the Big Apple, the more I want to get to know her better. 

I love visiting my usual shops and restaurants. getting my bagel from Black Seed and my matcha fix from Cha Cha Matcha, not without stopping at the uber cool and girl power shop Bulletin. But hipster stereotypes aside, every time I am there I like to discover something different. That's what keeps things interesting, right? 

So, I decided to venture out and discover what I feel many New Yorkers don't even visit much: Long Island City, or LIC. It was surprising to see how empty most of it was on a Saturday morning! That, or everybody was still sleeping off their hangovers...Lucky them. 

In any case, while wandering the streets of this yet to be trendy spot, we encounter ourselves with Magic - A HUGE Cola sign. I must admit, I love Coca-cola. It's definitely one of my weaknesses, along with fries and ice-cream (seriously, such a healthy diet). Unfortunately the sign was for Pepsi-Cola, its eternal enemy, but nevertheless a great photo op we couldn't miss. 

Lolita #outfitrole ON, glasses and lips on point, and here we go! The weather nearly melt us along the way, but it was totes worth it.

TCB xx

WHAT I WORE:

Take The Red Pill

Photography by  Stephanie Arvelo

Photography by Stephanie Arvelo

I bloody love New York, this is certainly one of those cities that irradiates inspiration, at least to me.

Whenever I visit this city, I always come home with plenty of ideas I want to take on board, and that’s so refreshing. The people you meet here, the adventures you encounter...there’s no place like New York.

That not only translates to ideas, but also to my fashion sense. On a recent blog post I told about outfit roles. Well, in this occasion I just felt like I was Jenny from the Block, so I tried to think what I would wear if I were singing ‘All I Have’ with Ll Cool JJ. Here’s the result. Also a good combo between Matrix and Clueless, but more badass.

Hope you like it, I love it.

TCB xx

WHAT I WORE:

Topshop Jumpsuit
Track Sole Leather Boots
Pink Beanie
Uterque Handbag (old)

Lights Galore

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Photography by  Allaire Bartel

Photography by Allaire Bartel

New York truly is the city that never sleeps. No matter what you do, you’ll be able to get your tattoo done at 1AM or have that prescription filled at Duane Reade at 4,30AM before heading home.

There’s something about wondering the streets of New York late at night. Neon lights, buzzing vibe, take-out food, yellow taxis … CHAOS, and I love it.

Chinatown is one of those areas that is open 24/7, and the adventures that can happen around this neighbourhood always live up to my expectations. It feels as if the city is asking me to misbehave, and I am so easily convinced…Not that I am going to give away any of those stories now, some things are best kept secret.

But what I will say is that there’s a reason why we all heart this city, from the personal stories it gives us from nights out in town to the local haunts the day after. Specially, if you are in good company. You know it, right?

TCB xx

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