October 29, 2012

Fall Conquests... Sleepy Hollow, Central Park, and Cat Sweaters


While I'm hunkered down now and in full "Hurricane Sandy" mode (with an unlimited supply of quinoa, sparkling water, and popcorn to boot), this weekend was everything I had hoped for when I first started penning my wishlist of things-to-do this season. With my significant other and Miss B in tow, I headed out to Sleepy Hollow, and reveled in all the cheesy, cliche, novelty fun of Halloween in a haunted town. Continue...

Outfit: Outfit: Jacket: ASOS Curve, Sweater: Opening Ceremony, Skirt: ASOS Curve, Jewelry: J. Crew & Chanel, Sunglasses: House of Harlow, Booties: Evans, 
Beauty:Lipstick: MAC Ruby Woo It's kind of been a dream of mine, for as long as I've been in New York, to visit Sleepy Hollow - the home of the Legend of the Headless Horseman and of Washington Irving, and, some say - the birthplace of American Literature, (of this, I am skeptical - but I'm open to being convinced).  In a lot of ways, current day Sleepy Hollow is what I grew up picturing American towns to be like; filled with tree-lined streets, a constant foliage coverage (regardless of the time of the year), and Hocus Pocus like scenery. The massive, collegiate looking High Schools only bolster the idealized image I had in my mind as a child -- especially since it was such a far cry from my own reality growing up in Los Angeles. With Miss B in town, I knew she would similarly revel in the completely romanticized vision in my mind, so we set up with my S.O. for a day in Sleepy Hollow. The drive was quick (a fast hour or so from Brooklyn), and before we knew it we were in some kind of magical American town reserved for Disney movies, (however stereotypically suburban it may have been, on closer inspection).

We visited the house that Washington Irving lived and worked in, and walked through the town to its cemetery, and ate Bratwurst and drank cider at a Halloween block party. It was very twilight zone and it truly felt like I rewound to Hocus Pocus/Sabrina the Teenage Witch (mid-1990s to boot), all while wearing my cat sweater that not-so-subtly played on the Salem/Winifred/superstitious cat theme, (as if I'm not, in fact, an unabashed cat lady).
    Photos of me by Miss B, All others by me.

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62 comments:

  1. Obviously I am biased, but I have so much love for this post (and these pictures of you) it's not even funny!

    Briony xx

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  2. okay here comes my confession, i didn't know the town really existed! I thought it only existed in the movies. Don't get me wrong but it looks like a perfect match between you and sleepy hollow! I can see your imagination go wild and you look amazing (as always). that second photo is simply divine! i love you in the city, but i love you in this little village too.

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  3. You look so, so beautiful with so much color surrounding you. Love this and love fall and love your smile!

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  4. SUPER Outfit !!! Love it !!! Kindest regards Mrs Rubens

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  5. Wow! You managed to hit on the two things (Hocus Pocus & The Legend of Sleepy Hollow) that epitomize the nostalgia I feel every year for an autumn that I never really experienced, only imagined. What a fun trip.


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  6. Hahaha you looked amazing for your little escapade from the City! You just gave me a blast from the past from my boarding school days in CT (and escapades to towns like Sleepy Hollow)- the ultimate getaways in the fall.

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  8. aaaaah so glad you finally went and had lots of fun! you look so happy.

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  9. you are the cutest ever. that first photo is killing me! i just wanna squeeze ya! xoxo

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  10. So sad I couldn't join! You look adorable in your Sleepy Hollow look... and I love that you stocked up on quinoa for the storm. hehe! xx


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  11. I love your blog -- mostly because your photography is beautiful -- but I just wanted to comment to say that I hope you're somewhere safe! <3

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  12. Why is that coat sold out? I never even remember seeing it!!!

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  13. You look amazing, the cat print jumper is perfect. xx

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  14. I adore this outfit and those sunglasses are fierce. Miaow!

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  15. I'm loving the look, so jealous that you got to visit I'm sure it was an amazing experience.


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  16. That coat is amazing! I actually live 15, maybe 20 minutes away from Sleepy Hollow. :) Although I love NYC and big cities with a passion, it is certainly very romantic and scenic in upstate NY during the autumn and winter. You should check out the towns of Cold Springs, Tarrytown, and Katonah if you have a day to spare exploring. There are so many hidden wonders in NY...I'm so happy to have grown up here, honestly.

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  18. I love these dreamy pictures of you and the city. Love the whole look as well as the individual pieces. Perhaps we can go back next time we re in town??

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  19. I had just purchased that jacket! I love it! We're always buying the same things I feel... I guess that's why I love your blog/style so much!

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  20. Looks like a perfectly fall day! I love that jacket, especially paired with the cat sweater. Hope you are staying dry through during all this bad weather!

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  21. Beautiful, beautiful photos. You always wow me with your posts and now youu have made me want to explore upstate NY even more!
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  22. Beautiful post! I never knew that Sleepy Hollow was a real place - good to know I can actually learn some geography from all my blog reading.

    ps your blog is making me desperate for a Chanel bag!

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  24. I love your writing! That is all.....Oh and your cat sweater :)

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  25. thank you so so much! this is my favorite kind of comment :)

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  26. Haha, I'm sure I thought it was an imaginary place before I moved to New York City, too!

    I'm very grateful for the handbag - it was an (unreasonably generous, i-totally-don't-deserve-this) graduation gift from my family.

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  27. I love the jacket too! I felt like if ever there was a time where my cat sweater was appropriate, it was the weekend before Halloween - and in Sleepy Hollow, no less. I was very lucky to be nearly unscathed in the hurricane. Unfortunately, people less than a mile away have been pretty devastated. It's crazy. Hoping to do what I can to help.

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  28. So funny! Do you blog as well? I'd love to see our other parallels :)

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  29. I definitely think next time you're here I'll have to take you upstate. It's so beautiful!

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  30. I can't imagine what it was like to grow up there!! If you find yourself with some time -- I'd love to know what the must see/do things are around Tarrytown. If there are any can't-miss-em restaurants or vintage stores, please send them my way! xx

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  31. Ahhh thank you! I love the sunnies :) Definitely a good purchase!

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  32. Oh my!!! That was quick. I literally only got it last week.... :(

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  33. Thank you so much for the well wishes! I got very lucky and my neighborhood was virtually unscathed.

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  34. I have eaten an ungodly amount of kale and squash. True facts.

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  35. I am happy :) Truly. It's been a long time in the making.

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  36. Hahahaha! I totally understand that -- nostalgia for a thing I never experienced is a common feeling with all things 1960s - especially as they're related to Motown and French Yeye girls.

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  38. It honestly does feel and seem like a town that would only exist in movies, but it's real! So very, very real!
    I think being amongst some different scenery surely did me (and my blog?) some good.... :)

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  39. I know you're right next to me, as I write this, but I love you so much!!!

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  40. How perfect a place to visit in the lead-up to halloween? And that Cat sweater is a total win. Love it.

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  41. Beautiful pictures, love your smile :)

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  42. This looks like such a blast! Plus your outfit is fabulous to boot!
    Wish I could explore towns like this

    x


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  43. You should write a book. You are such an amaze writer! When I was growing up (on the Rez) there was a legend of a half man half goat down the valley (where all the farming was done). It is so spooky down there at night! I said that to say that I don't think I could ever visit Sleepy Hollow because of my hometown fear. lol Any who, you look fantastic. I love your jacket and I have these same Chelsea sunnies (their my faves). Glad you made it through the storm. Kiah

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  44. Well.. you sold me on that damn coat. need.

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  45. Loving the layers with this outfit! That coat is just epic..wish it was heading into cooler weather instead of summer here, so much more fashion friendly lol x

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  46. Love your hair colour matching the plants ;).... NY is my favorite city that building is amazing...

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  48. I need to visit this place. I just moved to New York a few days ago to do fashion photography and I would love to take photos there!


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  50. Hmm for this to be one of my favorite movies I had no idea it was a real place that you could visit. Looks so fun!

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