I toot Brooklyn's horn day and night, but that doesn't mean a girl can't get around downtown! The East Village and neighboring areas are home to some of my favorite city spots, and to get from point E to V (Get it? Okay, I'll stop nerding out.), I usually grab my board and skate.
When I'm out in the elements I like to wear as much denim as possible in case of a fall. Still, unwilling to sacrifice style, you won't find me in baggy jeans and hoodies. A slim and sleek skinny jean is in order, paired with a vintage crop top and jacket. A beanie tops my head to keep my hair in place — which is essential when I'm weaving to avoid cars and other movers and groovers on the street. If I carry a bag at all, it's bound to be a cross-body.
ASOS beanie, Chapel NYC vintage tee, Urban Jungle vintage jacket, Helmut Lang jeans, Converse Chuck Taylor High Top Sneaker, $49.95, available at Nordstrom; Francesca's earrings, Sorrelli cuff.
For my romp around town, I usually start at Yaffa Cafe, a St. Mark's staple and decades-old eatery that boasts a backyard and gypsy-inspired interiors. I take my time and linger over a pot of tea before I head to Washington Square Park on days with good weather. And to end the night (or maybe to begin it), a visit to Fat Cat for jazz and pool games is always a good time.
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