2011-05-05

Brooklyn View

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Dress? h&m (recent) Belt? Thrifted Trench? Club Monaco, thrifted Boots? Winners Harness? Clyde's Rebirth photos by Miz Merl


One of the reasons I went to NYC was to join in the celebration of Morgan's birthday. Cause that is what I do... I travel the country to deliver birthday bumps. Who's next?

I planned on wearing the belt half inside and half outside my dress. I did the same thing with this cape, open the side seams just enough to slide a belt through... It gives me a little shape up front and keeps the pretty drape in the back free. What I didn't plan on, was having access to Merl's handmade Clyde's Rebirth jewelry and her wares looping their way through the dress and making me feel special all night. I also didn't plan on wearing flats... but I decided to piggy back a friend while wearing heels the night before and you can guess exactly what happened. My ankle is still tender.

That night we watched the sun set over the New York skyline from a rooftop patio in Brooklyn and we cramped in as much conversation as we could. Sound romantic? It was. I am very thankful I could personally deliver Morgan her birthday bumps this year.


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It should be noted that these pictures were taken on Saturday night. At the time, it just seemed ironic to put the girl from Canada in front of the huge American flag that dominated the street. The following evening we were hanging around watching a movie, when the news of Bin Laden's death broke on Twitter. And just as I will always remember the moment I heard about the attacks on 9/11, I will always remember this historical event as well. An event that hit closer to home in the company of my American friends.

36 comments :

amanda said...

being american and not at all canadian, i can't imagine the impact you felt watching and witnessing that event here. and in nyc no less!!!! but even with such a historic event, i know your time in new york was super fun! love the photos of you/merl and morgan. ahhh! just wish i coulda seen you too!!!!!!!!!!!!

Emily {tomorrow never knows} said...

1) that harness really brings out your... errr eyes. no that's a lie, it makes your boobs look amazing.
2) my birthday is end of may, book your ticket asap!!! im still trying to convince merl to pop over here so we can do a dual bday celebration.
3) um im done.
good night.
and u look amazing duh

Jesse @ Happy Go Lucky Vegan said...

I just discovered your blog and now I'm completely smitten. The gold harness threaded inside and outside of your dress is so clever and pretty - I'm so eager to try!

Frannie Pantz said...

The back of that dress is A-MAZ-ING.

Santina said...

I loooove how you looped the harness through your dress! You're a tricky one, Yen! :)

Carolina Hardy said...

I LOVE IT! THE ACCESORIES ARE SO PERFECT!

Jenava said...

This look is really amazing. I'm jealous of your NYC fun. Husband and I will be visiting Brooklyn in early September to see old, good friends. Can't Wait!

Linda said...

My birthday is next week. Come to Portland for my fist bump. We will drive around and have people pump our gas for us.
And you will look amazing. As you do here.

Please may I? said...

How about flying to the uk to celebrate min next time?!

Looks like you had such fun. Love the dress and the harness too.

X x

LK said...

That dress is at H&M now?! Its amazing! You look great. I hope you enjoyed NY. I lived there for quite awhile. Great experience.

Alex said...

That harness is inspired! God, I feel so dull - it would literally never occur to me to do something like that with a piece of jewellery.

Linda said...

Whad we do for my birthday again? Oh right, nohing. Maybe I should have a blog again to get you to come visit me.

:(

J'Anns Boutique said...

Loving the harness over the dress, very chic!

A Girl's Next Best Friend

Sweet Laundry said...

Once again, the boots are awesome! This dress is cute too, I haven't seen it at H&M. I will have to look again!

I can't imagine what it would have been like to hear the news about Osama while in NYC. As a Canadian, it's hard to understand what that must feel like.

kelsey said...

My birthday isn't until September, but I will be expecting you to fly in for it! :) I've never heard of birthday bumps before so I'm not sure that I want them, though?

Also --- LOVE the harness. Ahh. That Merl…she gets me every time!

CessOviedo said...

Love the back of that dress is amazing! Hope your ankles feels better soon, happy friday!

Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

Leah said...

This outfit rocks! The jewelry woven through that dress is amazing! Hope you had a great trip.

xo L.

merl said...

pretty sure matt needs to see how good that harness looks [and how much better it would look sans clothes.. just ask amanda ;)] because I'm not sure anyone else can do it justice like you have. I kinda wish I hadn't met you again, because now you are firmly encased in my stone cold [mis-typed gold and almost left it] heart and not being able to suffocate you on a regular basis makes me sad. My Canada trip needs to be booked pronto.

ps cute hair.

Sal said...

That harness is breathtaking!

D said...

very cool jewelry. would you ever consider some video tutorials? i would love to see a hair tutorial on your soft waves. not to mention all of the other great styles you create.

those tricks said...

Harness + Dress = Wow.
Next level.

dotty said...

that dress is so fantastic! and um, i feel obligated to tell you that i thrifted a ridiculously early-90s/fancy party/senior-discount beaded top today. :)

Silver Daisy Designs said...

What a neat accessory!! So different!! xo
www.silverdaisydesigns.blogspot.com

Morgan and Lua said...

Can I dress you up in my love?
Sun drenched and I love it.



I can't believe that we were together for that night. Everything about it was surreal. Not to mention the fact that I was sitting on the couch in my tiny NYC apartment with two people who I had met on the internet and just experienced one of the most historical events that has taken place during my life. Alot to digest to say the least.

Kate said...

Um, how ridiculously gorgeous are you? The first photo and the 2nd to last photo (the close up of the back) are stunning! And Morgan hiding in your coat is pretty darn cute, too!

The Daily Fashionista said...

It looks like you guys all had a ton of fun:) I love the way your wore Merl's jewelry. That was genius.

Nadine said...

Oh my lord, those are FLATS? Good heavens. You look amazing, and I hope to see something just as spectacular when you hit New Zealand for my birthday in November, OK?

Lexi said...

Love love love this outfit - the back of the dress is so perfect.

xox Lexi
Glitter & Pearls

Jodi said...

love the photos and your creative belt wearing adventures!! and awesome boots of course... might as well forget sandals here eh?? where the h#ll is spring??? am off to the very east coast of Canada so expect it to be like winter there!! brrrr xoxo J

Kelley said...

glad you ladies had a fun weekend and a belated happy birthday to morgan.

Kel @ ser·en·dip·i·ty

Lindsay Mueller said...

Love the back of that dress... beautiful!!

Call us next time you're in BK! One half of Cubicle Chic hails from there :)

xo
Lindsay

Julia said...

I think I know where that mural is....anyway, it's great to see you in a new locale, and I L.O.V.E. that chain. Holy sexy hell. I surely will copy you, classy sexy lady. Tell you friend happy bday from all your bloggy friends!

xo

emma basilone said...

I have always wondered how people wear these armor necklaces-- this is flawless, inspiring and freaking awesome!

http://behindtheleopardglasses.blogspot.com/

jenloveskev said...

I hope you had a fantastic time in nyc!! That harness is perfection with your dress. I love that it weaves in and out of the dress details. Beautiful!

jessie said...

NOVEMBER 3RD! BE THERE OR I WILL HUNT YOU DOWN!

Oh, and Morgan is lucky I wasn't there, because I would have yanked her right out of your trenched arms and hopped in myself.

Man, this comment makes me sound really violent. Totally inaccurate depiction, because all I really want is to snuggle with you.

COME SEEEEE MEEEEE!

Tieka, Selective Potential said...

Aww, you all look amazing! I LOVE your dress and the back detail! So prettttty. I need to meet you sooon! :)