Tuesday, July 29

black + blue

black + blue | chambray shirt, black shorts
black + blue | chambray shirt, black shorts
black + blue | chambray shirt, black shorts, mulberry alexa
black + blue | chambray shirt, black shorts

At 1:03pm I walked out of the apartment and down the quiet tree lined street towards the W 4th Street Subway station. I was crossing W 10th when the first siren rang out. An unmarked car with flashing lights zipped up the street and down W 4th. I thought little of it. Another. Two more police cars flew past, heading in the same direction as I made my way down the street. Once I crossed 7th Ave I could see that the street was blocked off further up. People had already started gathering on the sidewalk to see what all the commotion was about. I stopped at the corner by Gristedes and overheard a woman and man discussing why they had come out, neither had any information. The sidewalk wasn’t closed so I kept walking, making my way towards the subway. A helicopter buzzed overhead. For having absolutely no information, the amount of people with their phones out, recording an active crime scene was impressive. Across from the Slaughtered Lamb I noticed a man in a navy vest, surrounded by other officers sitting on the ground with his legs outstretched in front of him. He was being handed water. I averted my eyes. I was already nervous enough not knowing what was going on, I didn’t want to see anyone hurt or worse. A group of officers stood on the stairs of a brownstone as the ambulance began unloading a stretcher, we had arrived at the same time.

People were still coming out of shops and more sirens blared as they approached the scene. I wasn’t sure if I should get on the train or not but things seemed more calm away from W 4th so I hopped on the F to Brooklyn and met JD at his office. It didn’t take long to figure out what had happened. I googled “West Village” in the lobby and the first thing that came up was a story about the two federal marshals and police detective who were shot. 

I must admit, I was a bit shaken having walked by minutes after it all went down. But meeting JD quickly eased my nerves. We went to Little Muenster over in DUMBO. They’re currently serving Nicaraguan style grilled cheese, which is pretty amazing. We both ordered them with pork and sat in the cute little outdoor seating area the next block over by the trestle. 

JD snapped these photos on our walk over. It was humid but breezy and since I’m more likely than not to require a sweater, I opted for long sleeves, rolled up, and simple black shorts. I have very recently noticed that I’ve worn heels/wedges only a handful of times this summer. I’ve been so concerned with being comfortable and “if I have to walk very far…” that it’s been flats, flats, and more flats. I suppose I’ve made good use of them, my ever growing collection of flat shoes, but as Avery Jessup once said (and JD constantly reminds me) “flat shoes are for quitters”. I should probably start reintroducing them before the season ends.

Thank you so much for reading and happy Tuesday!


  1. Wow, I can't believe you were right there. That's so scary! So many crazy things happen here in the city. You just never know what you're going to stumble upon or just missed by seconds. I live in the Kips Bay area & nothing really happens over there, other than an innocent delivery guy getting hit by a car or a balcony collasping. Whatever the case, great story, glad you weren't hurt, great pics from your trip out to BK. www.stylegonerogue.com

  2. Crazy crazy story but love that wall that you found!! SO perfect for a blog shoot!! Cute summer look!

    xx. Michelle

  3. Oh wow. That is so scary! However that grilled cheese sounds amazing.... grilled cheese is always a good idea. And totally loving your outfit. Chambray is perfect!

    <3, Pamela

  4. That's so scary!!! Love this look though, perfect casual outfit for summer!

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  5. yikes, that is scary that you were so near to it all!

    but on a brighter note, i love this outfit. it is so simple and classic. plus, that backdrop is so cool!

    xo mk
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  6. It's always so surreal + scary when stuff like that happens live and in front of you. It doesn't feel real!

    I LOVE that Mulberry bag. Lived-in and gorgeous. :)


  7. This is beyond chic... so simple but I love it!

  8. That's so scary!!


  9. love it!! and the background works really well with the outfit!!




  10. Ah what a scary incident! Loving this classic look for summer, and I'm obsessed with those d'orsay flats!


  11. Oh my gosh I am so glad you are OK! What a scary situation. It's always so easy to go back in your mind and say what you should have done but it's just so hard to think when in situations like that. Glad you are OK!

  12. OH my goodness that is very dramatic and scary!! Your pictures look stunning and I love that bag!!


  13. I'm sorry you had to experience such a dramatic situation! You look very stylish anyway. Following you via gfc and bloglovin, hope you can stop by and follow back if you like :-)
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  14. Yikes, I would have been freaking out! I love this look! Simple and chic!


  15. That must have been so scary! Nice background!! And lovely outfit!!

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  16. Well, you know you're a true New Yorker when you can walk past a scary scene and hop on the subway. Sometimes, you just need to keep calm and composed and keep walking. It's not always easy living here. I'm glad you were able to have a nice, relaxing dinner after all that! I love your classic chambray top and black shorts. I hear you about flats. I live in my flats being a mom of four but whenever I slip into a pair of heels, I immediately feel sophisticated! Great photos :)


  17. You look so stunning and gorgeous honey. Love it! ♥

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  18. loving this simple and chic outfit! <3

  19. such a simple yet very stylish outfit :)

  20. I love the background for your photos.


  21. Yikes! You look amazing though, great look, and I love those shoes!
    Brittany Blake

  22. I love DUMBO :) I'll have to check out Little Muenster next time I'm there!

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  23. You look gorgeous girl :) lovely clicks :) Wonderful post..Stay in touch..Hugs
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  24. stylish and chic casual look! Love it! The place is awesome for this outfit! Nice photos!
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  25. oh my goodness, I love this bag. You look amazing. Fabulous post, love. If you get a moment, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest. xx


  26. Beautiful photos !! I love your outfit, so chic and effortless <3

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  27. I love your Mulberry bag! The denim shirt is gorgeous too!

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  28. Yikes! That is so scary! I definitely would have freaked out!! At least you didn't see it actually happen.

    On a better note, I love Dumbo and go there all the time, so I'll have to hunt down this grilled cheese next time I'm there!

  29. I heard this story on Kelly and Michael, Kelly Ripa was also at the scene! Sounds so scary! Glad you were okay!

    love the background of these photos!

    Emily at Style Cubby

  30. That backdrop is such a fun location!!! Great shots lady!

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  31. This wall is amazing. Such great lettering!

    Also such a scary story. So happy to hear you're alright. Stay safe!

    xx Katie
    lovely letters

  32. beautiful casual all look…Such an inspiration and awesome look different from others!

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