If at some point in time you find yourself living in the heart of a metropolitan city, I strongly urge you to take full advantage of its surroundings. I’m coming up on eight months in NYC, and I find myself constantly crawling with the exploration bug. The novelty of seeking out the city’s unconventional spots and hidden gems has not, and probably never will wear off.
When scouting out new shooting locations, I never like to be consistently stationed in the same neighborhood or on the same street. I look at living in New York City as an adventure abroad, albeit a little more permanent. When Manhattan becomes too much, I make my escape to Brooklyn.
Since my boyfriend lives in Williamsburg, I make the most of my time in the area. Last weekend, Jacob and I walked 20 minutes from his place to shoot at the Williamsburg Bridge. As we ventured over there, I found myself really getting to know the neighborhood inside and out. In a way, I felt like I had befriended it.
My outfit selection was inspired, in part, by the bridge itself. Sans Souci Stores recently sent me this olive green bomber jacket, which I absolutely adore. If you’re looking to spice up your look with a little attitude, keep a bomber jacket in your closet.
I wanted to keep the outfit slightly chic, so I took this opportunity to break out my Topshop metallic wrap skirt (the cold would make me come to regret this later). To accessorize, I wore my new Classic Petite watch from Daniel Wellington. I love its minimal design and day-to-night versatility. I’m also a huge rose gold fan, so I thought it was a cool coincidence that the watch band matched the tips of my shoelaces.
I know this post isn’t as outfit-centric as usual. Be that as it may, I want you to do something for me: explore. Spend your weekends taking in all that your city has to offer and more. Become friends with it. Romance it. Most importantly, make magic with it.
A special thank you to Sans Souci Stores and Daniel Wellington for sending me their respective items. All opinions expressed are my own.
Photography: Jacob Goldberg