manhattan to queens

Poncho: Zara. Denim shorts (unseen). Boots: All Saints <— bought another pair! Can you guess which ones/style?? Bag. Thrift DIY studded. Hat: Thrift/Vintage
It’s funny. I live so close to Manhattan but as soon as I re-surface on the tube in Queens, it’s 10 x more quiet. (That’s how it felt last holiday weekend when we took these pics). Actually it felt the same in London when working behind Oxford Circus and going home to Bethnal Green.
Nothing changes really.
The poncho was scored during Zara’s summer clearance sale about 5 weeks ago ish? I’d wanted it for ages but waited (with fingers crossed) to see if it would get marked down.
Ok so NYFW is here which means figuring out wtf do I wear???
ps. Don’t forget to say hi if you are attending the Chictopia conference on Sunday ; -)
pps. I’m going to do another giveaway soon but this time for my Google Readers ONLY!
Click the FOLLOW button (above my SHOP bag logo on the left) to be part of it. (or click here)
K x


  1. priincess says:

    The photo with the train moving is amazing! was the aperture set on really low?

  2. bravegrrl says:

    love da hat

  3. Gon says:

    That poncho dress is so ferocious!

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  4. Contempo Ingenue says:

    So cute love the poncho! The photos with the train wizzing turned out so cool!



  5. ANNA T. says:


    LOVE IT!

    ANNA T.

  6. caylee says:

    mmmm fringy poncho, all saints boots, so good, so quintessential karen 🙂

  7. Kaye says:

    The photos are insane! I like what you did with the slow shutter speed.

    That poncho is so good. You are very patient for waiting for it to be marked down!

  8. Suzie says:

    Queens love.

  9. Michelle Elaine says:

    im a google reader! 🙂 cant wait to see what the giveaway is! and aw man i really wish i’d gone to ny – im kicking myself in the ass right now.


  10. Studded Hearts says:

    love that zara poncho so much!!


  11. Clara says:

    Love seeing your take on this poncho…Love it!

    Do i know what this mystery giveaway is by any chance haha?

  12. Jose Camacho says:

    Love that poncho on you! and I like how you made it look a bit edgy with that studded bag. Hi from a fellow newyorker 🙂

    Jose C.

    Check out my blog and let me know what you think!

  13. resonatelocal says:

    Diggin these photos, girl. For real…

  14. Malena says:

    I see you really like the fringles 🙂 Me too, and love you!

  15. Eden says:

    Amazing shots!Love the poncho and the hat:)))
    have fun at NYFW,hope I’ll be there some day:)))

  16. Alice says:

    awesome pics 😀

  17. Nita-Karoliina says:

    Love the fringe poncho plus those boots!

  18. Karoline says:

    Love the poncho! Amazing.

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  19. CLARA AND MAR says:

    I love the boots!! They’re fantastic!

  20. ediot says:

    mm that poncho. its one magnificent piece id love to have too.. so perfect.


  21. Stoned Gypsy says:

    ooh. i want that poncho!! love it!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Karen…..what do you wear under the leopard print maxi dress you just got from H&M….it’s so thin and I really like it…thanks.

  23. retro bird says:

    Great photo’s and great just looked great 🙂

  24. bloo. says:

    you look awesome!


  25. grace says:

    the photography is amazing! I love the setting, the movement and the stillness. theres something in the clours too.. lovely. very lovely. X