Noir

The color black is often seen as somber and a color that we wear to mourn but it actually evokes the opposite feeling for me. As a child, my favorite color was red. Not just any red, but the brightest red possible. The color red brought me immense joy when I wore it. You couldn’t tell the 8-year old me nothing if I had on a red dress that I could twirl in. Twirl! Today, the color black does the same thing for me. Living in NYC makes loving the color Black even easier because I really feel like an all black outfit it is the city’s unofficial uniform. It is only natural that I fall in love with the color that my city reps.

We were in Battery Park City recently and the newly revitalized neighborhood is one of my favorite places to spend summer days in the city. We took the opportunity to use the amazing light to capture the beauty of the shades of black.

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Coat: Old Navy

Long Sleeve T-Shirt: Old Navy

Sunglasses: Cole Haan

Red Lip: ELF

www.oldnavy.com

www.elfcosmetics.com

www.colehaan.com

Photos: www.johnricard.com

 

A Headwrap and a White Shirt.

Is there any combination better than a headwrap and a white shirt? Well, you can probably think of a few but you must admit that the white shirt and headwrap is a classic combo that looks clean, crisp yet edgy. It can take you from day to night and can be casual or classicly sophisticated.

Oh, you can’t leave out a bold lip by the way. The clean blank white shirt leaves room for creativity and boldness elsewhere with your styling so don’t just stop at the scarf. Let yourself go and try those lip colors that you would normally shy away from. Please do the reds, oranges, fuschias and browns.

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Found this brick wall and thought it was the perfect backdrop for highlighting my wrap and shirt.
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I lived in these Cole Haan sunglasses all summer long. The lips are courtesy of MAC, “Antique Velvet” is what they call it.
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My girl.
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I found the biggest and coolest sunflower painted on a restaurant wall and I had to take a picture.
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A view of the Verrazano Bridge from Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. I had no idea (well I have some idea but I don’t think of it often) that we are surrounded by so much water in Brooklyn. The water grants serenity and always clears my head.