All the way from NYC

A guest post from my old friend Sabrina.

As an avid fashion blog follower, I’m honoured to do a guest post for your dreamy and delightful blog, Kelsey! I work as an urban planner in New York City, specifically as the community’s advocate for all things related to the Brooklyn Bridge.
In a typical week, I am making presentations to state senators, hanging out with skateboarders and BMXers at the Brooklyn Banks skatepark, contributing to a city-wide policy on social networking for outreach purposes, or holding press conferences with a dozen Chinese papers (um, how do I spell my Chinese name? Why don’t I take your email down and ask my mother to respond to you…) In this quasi-official, quasi-community organizer capacity, I find myself wearing a lot of menswear-inspired, black, white and red:
The shirt? From a 2001 sojourn in Paris with my girlfriends. The pocket watch necklace and suspenders? Vintage. The black pencil skirt and white fishnets are from Forever 21 and Urban Outfitters, and the two-tone saddleshoes are Jeffrey Campbell.
Crisp white shirt with french cuffs, circa 2009. Red cardigan, and black pleated skirt with a bow, both from H&M. The boots look like spats and are John Fluevog. But my favourite touch?
When visiting my father in the hospital last month (he’s much better now thank you), I asked if I could have his entire cufflink collection from the 70s. Mais oui, bien sur! These ones have little centurions and come with a matching tie clip…

Thank you so much, Sabrina, for making me desperately want a pair of cufflinks. Want to write a guest post? Send me a note at

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  • Reply Gerri Ward December 13, 2009 at 8:08 pm

    WOW! Sabrina is solely Fashionably FAB!
    I luv her FLUEVOG soles, they’re GORGEOUS!:))

  • Reply lisa December 14, 2009 at 1:40 pm

    Chic-est urban planner ever!

  • Reply Sidewalk Chalk December 15, 2009 at 11:46 am

    Love those shoes and cufflinks! How chic :)
    – JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

  • Reply quelle December 28, 2009 at 10:29 pm

    oh these two outfits are too cute! i need those john fluevog shoes! and you’ve got me wanting cufflinks too!

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