I shot these in Williamsburg yesterday with Chloe. Because I'm currently living in South Williamsburg at the moment, I'm finding it increasingly difficult to leave Brooklyn as everything here is more my pace as well. There happens to be so much good food (hello, precious Japanese desserts at Patisserie Tomoko and two-inch pancakes at Le Barricou) and beautiful houses. I'm moving up North to Greenpoint at the end of the month; initially, I was kicking myself in the butt for deciding to spend each of my three months here in a different part of the city, dreading the sheer inconvenience (picture me hauling suitcases up and down four flights of stairs multiple times), but I wouldn't have had it any other way. Getting a feel for each neighborhood has been such a pleasure, and I find it liberating to develop a lack of attachment to physical places, which is why the saying that "home is where my suitcases are" really resonates with me (I also just desperately need to exercise my ability to pack/leave and minimize the amount of my belongings).
I also have realized that I oftentimes stick out like a sore thumb alongside business-y Manhattanites in getups like these (which does not bother me at all - why, yes, I've worn this to work - really testing the limits of "business casual,") but here in Williamsburg/Brooklyn in general, anything goes. This dress has probably been my favorite thing to wear this summer because of its twirly nature - so a big thank you to the lovely ladies at Free People for maintaining a happy, twirly Stephanie.