Saturday, May 11, 2013
ivy clad streets
West Village is a very charming corner of Manhattan that we clearly don't frequent enough. We wandered all the way down here for dinner a few nights before I left for the summer. Our own neighborhood has kind of an austere, monolithic feel to it- with Columbia's big stone neoclassical structures, Grant's tomb, giant gothic cathedrals,looming pre-war dormitories, and massive granite steps to surrounding parks. West Village feels so much more cozy and quaint with its little brownstones, cobblestone streets, and ivy- colored brick. It's the kind of neighborhood that makes me feel like maybe I could want to live in manhattan long-term, if this was the kind of vibe I could soak in regularly. There's a reason we don't and probably won't live here though. It's awfully swanky and everything is so expensive. Fun spot to walk around though.
I got this cute cat bow in a little basement store in Harajuku when I was living in Japan last summer. I somehow have never photographed it and it's almost been a whole year! how weird. I love how cute the little cats are, and how the bow is a more Japanesey shape- like what you would see on a yukata or kimono. I also prefer to wear it with trousers or shorts so I don't feel too girly and doll-ish.
coat: thrifted in japan
top: joe fresh
Posted by Kitsune-kun at 10:55 AM