White Chucks + Brown Fringe

I found this brown fringe leather dress at a thrift shop in Soho, and of course I squealed with delight when I picked it up! It was a bit pricey for my typical thrift finds, but it was all worth it. I didn’t only see it as a clean statement dress, but a nice vest for the fall. It’s perfect for layering. I pictured wearing it so many different ways, and when that happens, the clothes pretty much sell themselves. It called out to me, I swear. I heard, “Pssst! I know you want me girl. I know you want my beautiful brown deliciousness.” So, how could I resist?

I strolled the Soho streets in my white tennis shoes that day feeling light and fabulous. The weather was on my side, and that brought me extra joy. I’m a walker, so I hopped all over the place, taking it all in.

I walked all day, seeking inspiration, and just admiring the beauty of New York City. I had a wonderful lunch with my fiance before I went on to explore the streets with my creative partner, Joey. All was well in my world.

Shoes: Converse; Jewelry/bag: Fanm Djanm; Dress: Thrifted; Hat: Zara Jacket: Zara

Photographer: Joey Rosado

Photos of building and windows by me

STYLEPAOLA MATHE