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Grand Army Plaza is one of my favorite spots in Brooklyn. Much like Paris’s Arc de Triomphe, the Civil War memorial arch called the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Arch is the hub at which several avenues come together and circle around the plaza. Thankfully, there are more crosswalks in Brooklyn then in Paris!
When Alex and I were hunting for a spot to move in together, I not-so-secretly kept proximity to Grand Army near the top of my wishlist. If I was going to make the move to Brooklyn I wanted to be near beauty both manmade and natural (this plaza serves as one entrance to Prospect Park, and the Botanical Gardens are just up the street). We lucked out and found a newly renovated 2 bedroom just steps away!
Every Saturday Brooklyn’s biggest farmer’s market happens here. I stroll through with Cinnamon on our way to pick up coffee. On our way home, we pass through and pick up fresh flowers (for me) and apple cider (for Alex). Often I’ll buy from the duck farm (they have great dog treats!) or one of the many veggie stands. It’s an every weekend delight!
I also walk through this plaza on my commute many days. I recently teamed up with fellow blogger Austen (highly recommend you follow her!!) to shoot this outfit. It’s a very typical workday outfit for me right now, as my work life revolves around heading from event to event in and around Manhattan run by my junior staff.
Just a couple more months til I head back to a more conservative office dress code. Til then, I’m enjoying the trends, like this red on pink combination. As I must repeat every time I wear this jacket (see it on me here, here and here) — if there were ever a leather jacket worth investing in, this is it.
As a bonus, I’ve posted two mirror selfies of how this outfit looks on me on my shoppable outfits page. You’ll find a mix of pro shots and mirror selfies coming to that page. May as well keep it real, right? Even if these pro shoots are super fun! I rotate the jacket I pair with this dress. It’s usually something leather but not always. What trends are you enjoying for Fall?
This weekend, you can find tons of spectacular deals around the webby world! Here are some that I’m sure I’ll shop for gifts (and perhaps self-gifts?)!!
BANANA REPUBLIC || It’s Friends & Family weekend! Cardholders take 50% off, everyone else gets 40% off. Full details here.
BODEN || Take 25% off dresses, tops and tunics. Discount reflects on product page. I’ve been neglectful in posting about Boden, but it’ll get its own gift ideas post soon!
J.CREW || Get 40% off Fall Favorites. Use code BOO. We’ll talk about J. Crew soon.
MADEWELL || Bralettes are $20 and undies are $8 for a limited time.
OLD NAVY || Take 30% off everything; or, if you’re a cardholder, take 50% off everything with code CARD.
SHOPBOP || Take up to 40% off thousands of styles. You’ll find lots of jeans, leather jackets, and great shoes in this promo!