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Uptown Girl.


            Whenever I tell someone that I live on the Upper West Side, I usually get some variation of the same reaction: “but isn’t it really… quiet up there?” And truthfully it is a bit removed from the rest of the city. It’s easily the most suburban New York City neighborhood, that’s for sure. Local hot spots include the movie theater, Trader Joes, and secluded neighborhood eateries.

Minus toddlers and newborns, my roommate and I are the youngest people in our building by about a decade and probably the only ones without a pet. The Manhattan of trendy bars and loud clubs that populate downtown seem like a million miles away, despite that fact that it’s a mere 50 blocks of separation. Even though it can be a trek when the weather drops into single-digits, it’s nice to have that degree of separation from the craziness, even if it is mostly psychological.

It’s healthy to be able to detach yourself from the 24/7 environment happening below 42nd street. Essentially it is a natural antidote for that pesky FOMO (i.e. thinking about where I could be going, who I could be hanging out with, or whatever trendy new restaurant/bar/club I could be at…)

            Obviously I live in the city for a reason and I know that if clocking in TV time and going to Chipotle was all I was after, I would be much better off in a smaller town (and doing so for a heck of a lot cheaper!) No, like all New Yorkers, I crave excitement and new experiences. But at the end of a long day it’s nice to be able to shut it all off. And hey, if I ever get bored The Standard is just five stops away…




coat: Burberry
cardigan: asos
shirt: topshop
shoes & skirt: zara
socks: american apparel

30 comments:

Style StreetStalker said...

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The Rubber Doll by Pepa said...

Pretty look girl! ;)

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Sartorial Diner said...

I love those shoes. They look great with this whole look!

saraH said...

Your hair color is beautiful and love that skirt!~

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Emmylou said...

You got the best of both worlds where you are: still in NYC but in a more serene section:)
Love your coat.

LINSEY SIJMONS said...

So cute! Love it :)

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Naelle - Once in Paris said...

Great article!! For me it's the same, I live in Versailles which is 15 min from the very centre of Paris only but people alway say "wowww that must be far..." I love working and being 10 hours a day in the crazy city centre but i apreciate the quiet too!

btw, i love your pics and style!

Greetings from Paris!!

Domi said...

Your style is amazing! I love how you mach clothes together
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Fowzee said...

Wow I love the outfit , the skirt is amazing! I wish I lived in newyork ,

xoxo

daggistr said...

U look Fab Girl <3 ! love it !

The Marcy Stop said...

Great pics, and I love those shoes! So happy I stumbled upon your blog.
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anoddgirl said...

gorgeous outfit!
LOVE your coat
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Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

I love that coat!!
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Marcela Gmd said...

Beautiful look!!! nice blog!! thank you so much for your comment!
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Laura Llacer said...

Nice outfit! kisses!

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Manuela Muratore said...

i love your outfit. nice blog!
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Lady parisienne said...

Very great look I eally love your coat!

Marija M. said...

Love this look, so fierce, and those shoes are so so cool!!! XO

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Magenta Spence-ward said...

I love how this post is photographed and your outfit obviously too!
-Magenta xxx

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Manuela Muratore said...

gourgeos outfit
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BERRIES said...

You look definitely amazing <3

stylishvue said...

I love these gorgeous shoes!
Laura. xx

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Naville said...

amazing pictures and lovely outfit!

may i ask where you work?

xo

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Chiara said...

love the look ! you're so pretty too !

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Sophie Blandhor said...

Beautiful outfit!

Monique PetiteGirl said...

That coat is an amazing coat!! you look gorgeous! :D

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Patrícia M. said...

So absolutely pretty cool! Love those pictures a lot, dear.

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Chezka Cenon said...

Your coat and outfit in general is awesome! I think we have similar views, I live in a part of my city which is more detached from the crazy of living in the center. I love me some socializing, but it's good to have a reason to say no if you just want some alone time. It must be awesome living in NYC. :)

- Che

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Isa Machado said...

Fantastic look dear! ;)

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