What I Wore :: 'MERICA

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Yesterday was America's birthday and we celebrated in true Brooklyn style! In choosing to live in our loft space that came complete with a skylight, we kissed goodbye a sweet backyard or porch option that could sustain a grill and a rooftop to hangout on.... as in doing so,  you could spy into everyone's apartments. [Creeper alert] 

But that doesn't stop us from using everyone else's grills and rooftops! Yep, we're talking to you.... do you have a grill or rooftop? Invite us over already! We started our food crawl yesterday at Prospect Park where there was grilling and babies galore..... then sauntered over to a friends backyard for more delicious grilled bites and familiar faces. Once the sun was departing, we booked it over to another generous friends rooftop where we could see, not just one, but two sets of full on fireworks while eating homemade pulled pork.

I've truly been beyond lucky to watch fireworks in Paris on Bastille Day, over the Washington Monument from my deck at Georgetown, in the streets of Rome with fellow Americans and while lying on the beach in Maui. Take my word, nothing.... and I mean nothing..... beats watching fireworks, in all their glory, explode over the skyline of Manhattan. It's majestic beyond description. If you've never seen it, I suggest you get yourself here at least once in your lifetime. 

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'MERICA OUTFIT :: 

Dress :: Zara (got it for $12 at Beacon's Closet)

Shoes :: Old Navy (similiar

Satchel :: F21 (compliments of the fine ladies at Refinery 29!)

Necklaces :: Vintage, large gold belt used as a necklace

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Lucy Chadwick + Zara

When was the last time you logged onto Zara online? Well, if you're like me, it's almost..... well, daily. I snuck over to the site this weekend to catch another peek at a handbag I've got my eye on for xmas (here's your subtle hint E) and immediately saw this crazy inspiring video on Lucy Chadwick in her Brooklyn home. Who is Lucy Chadwick? More importantly, who is the bearded man in the corner? First things first, Lucy works for Gavin Brown's gallery in NYC and also Michael Hopper's gallery in London. Sounds like a tough life, right? Her style is vintage and sophisticated, but it also has a simple flare to it that makes that top knot and glasses look so effortless. She's cool in a way few can be. Not to mention, she's incredibly intelligent and versed in all things pertaining to the art world. And as for the long haired supporting actor, that's her man Duffy. Yep, he just goes by Duffy. And he's a hairstylist. 

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I have a total girl crush on Lucy, her job and her renovated barn home upstate. Can we talk about how rad her glasses are? Anyone know where they are from?

Video:: A Selby Film - Lucy Chadwick for Zara from We Folk on Vimeo // Photos:: The Selby, Vogue