Hello Brooklyn

at the Brooklyn flea

sunnies - Target
black and gold earrings - F21
black shirtdress - UO
crocheted stockings - Marshall's
t-strap wedges - DSW

Somehow this is the only photo from May 22, the second day of my trip. I guess we were just so busy I never thought to take some snaps! This was taken of my outfit at the Brooklyn flea on a beautiful day. Before this me and a big group of us girls went to General Greene for brunch. The flea wasn't as impressive as I had hoped; almost all of the vintage I saw in New York was tremendously disappointing. Very expensive for how poor of quality the garments were! I did see some great vintage jewelry at the flea, however, and some of my friends found things. Outside of the fleagrounds there were a lot of people having stoop sales, and I found this awesome 60s metal belt! Everyone convinced me to get it, so I did, but since I have no pictures you will have to wait until I incorporate it into an outfit photo! We also went to Artists & Fleas...same thing. Crummy vintage clothing but some AWESOME handmade goodies. I didn't buy anything but I loved to look.

That night we had dinner at an Italian restaurant on the Lower East Side called Max. The food was fine but that was the worst service I have ever had. We didn't leave a tip it was so bad! I wouldn't recommend it. We finished the night with dancing at Lit (there was one really, really awesome dj and one bad one, and they kept switching off, but at least there was one good dj). Afterwards we wandered around for a while, at this point just me, Kara, Erin and Erika, had a snack at Dunkin Donuts while we talked about the various animal encounters Erika might be having in Mongolia. We got home as the sun was coming up.

The next day I met up with my friend Jordan for brunch and then off to the Brooklyn botanical gardens we went!

field of bluebells

paper earrings - Never Contented Things on etsy
dress - Wet Seal
tights - We Love Colors
tan t-strap wedges - DSW

I love how people humour me enough to snap outfit pictures for me/you guys. ;)

It was a nice overcast, warm day and we just wandered through all the different gardens. There were a lot of new breeds of flowers and some had some totally redic names (and there were multiple ones named Betty White and other cliche names like Prom Date).


I really enjoyed the hot houses (though of course my hair poofed up likea scared cat's tail) and the ponds with the lily pads and sleepy koi fish.

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jordan and his 8-legged friend

It was good to spend a little time with Jordan since I hadn't seen him since I visited Savannah two years ago. And I think you all know how much I enjoy plants!

"wedding portrait"

Stay tuned for the third and final installment (finally!).


Eli said...

your photos are so cute!

Leilani said...

I loved Brooklyn when I was there in March... didn't realize they had a botanical garden though, love your pics of it!

Yes vintage shopping is better in Chicago though I was amazed at how 'curated'/well merchandised all the thrift shops were in NYC. I did find some inexpensive vintage dresses at the Beacon's Closet in Park Slope and various accessories at The Garage Flea Market in Chelsea.

Astral Boutique said...

I love your pictures of the Brooklyn Botanical garden... I have never been there, but I used to have a whole wall of pics from there at my work station back when I worked a soul-killing job in a wherehouse... I vowed to get there one day! So I love to live vicariously through you. (-:

Danielle said...

Great pictures! I especially love the checkered dress!!

Erin said...

Did you end up finding your other paper earring?

sarah louise said...

Erin: I did! So happy.

Leilani: I didn't get to go to either, and I'm sure there's some good vintage there. Between Chicago's awesome thrifting and Etsy I'm super picky.