I often dream about owning my own little one room shop when I grow up.
It'd be filled with one stock items so that everyone who came through and shopped would know that what they found was uniquely theirs. Maybe I'd sell objects of one color, and change that color every month. Whatever the concept, I know that finally financing a purpose for all the quirky tchotchkes and eclectic tastes I have will make me smile.
Trotting around NYC this summer, I'm often looking for those little, eye-lifting moments that make me smile. It's curious what I'm drawn to, and because of it's aesthetic inconsistency, I can't help but wonder: what would I look like if I were a New York City Storefront?
Someday's I'd be all dolled up, really feeling my look, and not so subtly strutting through the SoHo streets:
On days that are way too hot, I'd long for a breezy and verdant escape:
A handful of days I'd lean into the art scene and wear a mashup of a minimalist concert t-shirt paired with slick, black culottes in this vein:
On the days I miss Miami, I'd proudly wear my tropical pants to the office:
Some days I'd be blushing after having participated in rosé season on a friend's rooftop:
On days I feel a little reserved, I'd wear something a bit feminine yet subtle, perhaps in this shade of green:
Other days I'd embrace the Man Repeller vibe and wear all of my favorite garments at once, despite the glaring pattern mismatches:
And some days, days that are hard or scary or overwhelming, I'd wear several different emotions on my face:
But at the end of the day, no matter the day, I'd wear a smile - because everyone in this city could benefit from a little kindness: