i got to spend a good portion of my saturday with these beautiful faces crossing the brooklyn bridge in pursuit of our favorite pizza. the weather was supposed to be frigid and super windy but by noon, it was gorgeous out! we strolled ever so slowly since we didn’t have kids and strollers and even with all the walking, it truly felt like the most relaxing spa day. haha! really incredible conversations plus a tummy full of pizza is totally my kind of spa day. ;)
we started our morning by meeting up at the subway station, and since it was so so cold when we left and also because starbucks just released their classic red holiday cups this week, i had to make a quick detour for hot chocolate on the way! those cups make me so freaking happy! and if josh is holding strong this year on waiting until the day after thanksgiving for me to bust out christmas over here, i’ll just find ways like this to keep celebrating the season until then.
we met a really nice photographer on the bridge who had a million fancy lenses. he was taking a photo with my camera and was like, “hold on, you guys would like this.” and went over to his bag and grabbed this fish eye lens. he put my SD card into his camera and snapped a few pictures with it for us. i think this lens is going on my wish list. it’s pretty of amazing.
mari in her beautiful red coat is seriously my favorite thing!
thank you to amanda for taking this picture! haha!
i’m extra proud of myself for getting us all in frame and relatively in focus with my heavy camera for this one. selfies with that thing are usually big fails.
when megan and mari were basically matching and twinning even with their steps. haha!
juliana’s! maybe it was because we were starving, but it tasted even better than usual. always worth the trip to brooklyn.
love that my friend amanda brings her big camera out and about as much as i do. a few of these images i stole from her. i don’t even know what i was doing in this one, but probably obsessing over arielle videos because she’s my favorite person to follow on snapchat or once upon a time on vine when vine was a thing. my friends are also arielle fans, which pretty much explains why we are friends. (just go watch a few of her obnoxious videos on her insta. i love her.)
and a good day made even better by starting it AND finishing it off with hot cocoa. shake shack just brought their hot chocolate back for the season and it never disappoints. i just can’t say no to sugar during the holidays (although you’d be so proud because i’ve gotten so much better the last little while at handling things in moderation, and once upon a time, that wasn’t so.) thanks for an incredible day, friends! and new york, for being a not too bad sort of back drop for it all, too. :)
ps. since i’m sure someone might ask and hoping to be helpful, rounded up my friends coats and shoes in addition to mine for you! — my coat is from last season (it’s by nanette lepore, but very similar here in black and navy and here in teal.) similar hat here and my acid wash jeans and booties here. mari’s red coat is from here (i have the same one in yellow and love it!!!) and similar shoes here. megan’s coat is from anthropologie and shoes from here (the brand is matiko.) amanda’s cute blouse can be found here and her booties here.