I’m loving living in the East Village again, even if it’s only for a month. One of the best parts of living here is our proximity to Union Square. It’s always been one of my favorite areas of the city. It’s crazily lively, and attracts people from all walks of life. From the skateboarders and artists to the professionals rushing about and young mothers strolling their children through the Greenmarket, everyone is so different. It’s a chaotic place, but I adore it. It’s where I wandered around on lunch breaks during my first year of employment in New York City, and it’s where I’d meet my father for father/daughter dinner nights when I was homesick or just missed Dad. It’s where I scored my first Tory Burch bag (albeit a fake one), and it’s where Mitch asked me out. It’s where you’ll find the best gyros in the city (from street vendors!) and the cheapest groceries (all hail Trader Joe’s). And if that’s not good enough for you, it’s right next to Fifth Avenue! So next time you visit New York City, park yourself on the steps along 14th Street, and take it all in.

By the way: living out of a suitcase for an extended period of time is difficult, isn’t it?! I can’t even tell you how many times I’ve unpacked everything just to find one little thing. Just a warning, as I’ll probably be looking more and more disheveled as the month progresses. ;)

Skirt: J.Crew Factory (Sold out), but ready for a an adorable royal blue wool skirt for the fall? :) / Necklace: Kate Spade / Button-down: J.Crew / Bag: C.Wonder (Also available in the mini version–And don’t forget to monogram it!) / PumpsKenneth Cole (On crazy sale!) / Watch: Kate Spade, also available in white/silver, black, gold (bracelet style), and silver (bracelet style)  / Lipstick: Clinique / Bracelet: Kate Spade / EarringsJ.Crew, less expensive version here / Sunnies: Kate Spade