If you know me well, then you know that I am team Manhattan all the way. My friends that live in Brooklyn always say that they never see me unless they come into the city; which I would like to believe isn’t true but facts are facts. I told myself (and my friends) that I am going to step outside my comfort zone; or zipcode in this case, and visit Brooklyn more often. So with that being said, this past weekend I left Harlem to see what the Brooklyn Bridge Park had to offer and to shoot around with Arian; an amazing photographer I met during New York Men’s Fashion Week. I was actually surprised how quickly I arrived and the fact that I didn’t have to transfer trains was the ultimate win!
The scenery was absolutely stunning and definitely worth the trip. There weren’t too many people around, it was quite, and it felt like I was in a different city; which is always a good thing when it seems like you can never really “get away” from all the madness that comes with living in NYC. Part of the park is under construction and will be opening back up soon. Can’t wait to get back to check it out and see all the newly added features.
Considering I was wearing t-shirts and sneakers all week, I decided to actually put on a hard bottom shoe and blazer to switch things up a bit. My appreciation for banded collar shirts is at an all time high right now so when I saw this printed chambray one at Zara, it was only right to take it home with me. Not to mention that the sale that they have going on right now is amazing and I highly suggest you to check it out before all the goods are gone. Be careful though, Zara is one of those stores where you have to be mindful of what you purchase because everyone and their grandfather loves a good Zara piece.
Until next time Brooklyn… and I promise [next time] will be soon.
Pieces featured: ZARA blazer & Banded Collar Shirt, Calvin Klein Jeans, Topman Loafers, Rayban Wayfarers.
Photographed by Arian Jabbary // PHOTO+ARIANO