re-bonding in brooklyn

Dress: American Apparel. Striped Tank: Forever 21. Boots: All Saints. Fedora: Urban Outfitters. Shades: Ray Ban. Canvas bag: Free from Topshop. Necklace: LF. Skull rings: Street vendors

So for the first time since being in New York, the boyfriend and I decided to check out the West Indian parade in Brooklyn. Being of St. Lucian parentage, I certainly was up for a slice of island life.
It was a good laugh with loads to eat, drink (I’m drinking coconut water above) and take in. I was done by the end of the day so we headed home – satisified.
I’m wearing this black racer back dress by American Apparel, layered under a striped tank from Forever 21. The All Saints boots you know about. I added a strap to one side, something I was doing at the start of the summer for a while.
ps. NYFW is just around the corner. Time to plan outfits!


  1. Melya says:

    Woot, Woot Lucian massive!!

  2. carlyjcais says:

    Love the black and white in opposition to the vibrant colors of the parade. Is the strap that you added to the boots the studded one? I thought it was part of the pair – very chic!

  3. hannahlizabeth says:

    haha i love how the sign reads “aunt iffy’s” – very appropriate for ox tails and a goat curry dinner!

    those shoes are killer, what have you added to them?


  4. Kirsikka says:

    beautiful pics! 😮

  5. PUNKIE says:

    another time…. wonderful look! loving this boots so much!

  6. Ashley says:

    I LOVE the studded strap that accompanies your boot. For a DIY stud beginner like myself, it is a safe way to practice adding studs to clothing.

    I was going to add studs to one pair of my boots, but I think I will try my hand at a strap first. =]

  7. agatiszka says:

    Dancers are incredible!!

  8. Jacquie says:

    love it! those boots are too cool

    i bet you ate and ate all the carribean food, hahaa – i would have!

    did you ever hit carinval when you were in London?


  9. Laura says:

    Cool!! Love your blog and your style!!!
    Hope you visit mine!

  10. klee says:

    the boots are awesome!

  11. Sarah K. says:

    mm that coconut drink looks refreshing! I like the DIY studded strap on your boot!

  12. Nerdic.. says:

    Gorgeous dress.
    X, fashion-nerdic.

  13. Diana says:

    i love this whole outfit!

    ps. i’m liking the red lipstick! you go girl. 🙂

  14. Nika says:

    looks like you had tons of fun

  15. Arielle says:

    looks super fun.

  16. Mo says:

    just lovely


  17. Moomby says:

    lovin your hair!

  18. Antonia says:

    You look like you had a lot of fun. I really love your hair in these pics and I agree with Diana, love the red lipstick on you too! I can’t wait to see what you have in store for NYFW! 🙂

  19. Karen says:

    Moomby – thanks!!!

    Diana – switching it up every now and then. Sometimes your just feeling red. KWIM? ; )

    Sarah K – it was great. Its better in St Lucia though but this was good enough.

    Carlyjcais & Hannah – yes its a separate studded strap I put on the boot.

    Jacquie – more times than I care to remember….!

  20. Pennerad says:

    haha, i avoided it like the plague this year, but the parade is great fun, yeah? you simply MUST teach me how to pose, karen!!! i personally suck at it. you are one of my muses now. you’ve been dubbed.

  21. So0oLmJ says:

    yay another beautiful proud lucian ..

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