It was really great how I found out this new company My Daughter Fragrances. Sam is our lovely office manager in our co-working spaces. She was using this perfume one day in ladies restroom. And the smell was divine. I asked her if she can tell me her secret scent. She gave me one right away. She knew someone from company and she has one more spare perfume. She was so generous to give me one.
They have 3 different scents and the first one I tried is “Joyful”It was really great citrus touches. Joyful is made of orange flower, lime blossom, rose, jasmine and creamy sandalwood. I love sandalwood from Fatih’s after shave.
I want to share my Silicon Alley Girl look today. What does that mean? My blog name is coming from Silicon Alley and I finally made my Silicon Alley shoot earlier May when my brother was visiting me. It is long time desire of mine to make this photo shooting. This is the second post of my iconic New York photo shootings. (Check out Times Square Shooting.)
Silicon Alley name made out of Silicon Valley, California. It was originally located in the Flatiron District as Flatiron Building being center of high tech companies. Over the years Dumbo takes so many attention by tech people of New York. So you can’t really talk about one neighborhood when the subject is Tech. New York becomes overall tech startup hub years and years. Still Flatiron is always special for me. Because I came up with this name when I was working across the FlatironBuilding for newly establish tech school which teaches iOS and Android development. Since then I wanted to do this shooting.
I’ve never been San Francisco before. I have never been in the west coast until this May actually. It has been 5 years now that I moved to NY. It takes time to start to discover USA. You know your first year in NY is crucial, you barely find time and money to go around.
Anyway, Fatih and I decided to go San Francisco this 4th of July. We actually did a house swap with one of our friends. They stayed in our place and we stayed in theirs.
San Francisco was my dream city when I was in the last years of my university time, I wanted to move SF after my graduation but honestly I did not like SF as I do NY. First of all the weather was terrible. It was too cold for the whole vacation. The city is not dense as NY. You have take to Uber ot Lyft to go other part of the city. Streets are so bare during the weekdays It is not chaotic as NY. I missed NY from the first day.
We made this crazy Times Square shoot last month with my beloved brother. Whom follows me closely knows that my brother was visiting us last month. So I took advantage of him deeply We decide to do photo shooting all over the city. We started from Times Square to Flatiron District known as Silicon Alley (my blog name is coming from here) from Soho to West Village, from Central Park to Dumbo. Hope you enjoy my New York Guide for next couple of posts.
I immediately fell in love with these H&M mule sandals when I first saw them in Summer 16 campaign bilboards. Colorful, cheerful and trendy.. I love the tassels. They make huge difference with all these simple sandals. Height is also incredibly comfortable. Because I am that girl who wants to wear her shoes all day long. It is important to have comfortable heels.
Some pieces are classy even though they are trendy. I can see myself to wear these shoes for years. I have two shoes like that from Mango and I wear them for 5 years this summer. I am neat person when It comes to shoes. I have so many shoes that are in very good condition and I can wear them for years.
I love this city. It is truly dream city. New York is attractive to many young, modern indivuduals. I always feel so lucky to live in this city. I was lucky before I move to here. Before New York, there was only İstanbul for me. İstanbul was always my number one. Unfortunately İstanbul is destroy by ugly architecture and unplanned city development in last couple of years. When I visit the city now, I feel so sorry and angry. Because İstanbul doesn’t deserve this. It has been always magical city which connects Asia and Europe, tradition and modern. It has always contemporary vibe with ethnic beauty.
Some people says New York is the best place for bachelors and bachelorettes. When I talked to my single friends, they all agree on that. So people of outside world, you can believe in Sex and The City and all those romantic comedy movies about the city. You can find always something new in the city. I believe New York is the best place even if you don’t have so much money to spend for fun. You can definitely find someone to buy drink and you don’t have to be “woman” for that. because this city’s people are so friendly. They are not only Americans they are New Yorkers. True global citizens.
It has been long time since I wear a pump like this. I love these pumps. They are from Ralph Lauren and I bought them 2 years ago from Woodbury “discounted designer heaven”. i was hysteric to see them $135 since they were $550 in retail stores. Woodbury sometimes has really great deals. I should write about my Woodbury experience separately on day.
I wanted make a sport chic look like this inspired by Something Navy. I told you how I love her style in my previous post. I literally love any outfits of hers. She has great taste. Even though I am not girly girl like her all the time, I still adore her style. I used to think that I am the girly girl kind but I do love masculine looks, too. She is one of those account I followed and check everyday. Because of this I started to know about her life. I know her husband’s and her daughters name. It is kind of insane to know a person without knowing each other personally. So I saw Brandon (her husband) the day in my office. My office door was in ajar and I saw him partially and I was like this is Brandon, something navy’s husband I went to talk to him, he was super friendly and cute and he wasn’t surprise at all I believe he is in this situation all the time. So we took this photo together to let Arielle know and tag her on Instagram.
Lately I am the queen of beauty products.
To be honest I was not the best person to talk about beauty and skincare products whatsoever. Of course I have products that I am using for my daily skincare routine. But when I am lucky enough to reach all these products because of my blog, I started to use them carefully to tell you my honest opinion about them.
We are certainly living Spring this year. It is obvious from my thousands times worn utility jacket. I shouldn’t complaint about it I guess, right?
But we are modern times people complaining about the rain because we are all so impatient to have sunny days. Can’t wait to wear our gorgeous new season embroidered tassel dresses. I am trying to mellow about this weather changes. I like to see rain because it is actually normal thing to have. Last couple of years we are certainly live in edges for both winter and summer. We have crazy snow storms during winter and hell like hot summers. It is nice to have this normality.
I worn this look during our weekend brunch. It is easy, simple chic. Perfect for weekends and brunch days It is still light yet enough to keep me warm. I am obsessed with this utility jacket during spring and fall. I worn it million times Other than I am so in love with my jacket, I am not that crazy blogger who wears different piece in every single looks. I am like you. I have 3-4 pairs of jeans max 10-15 top and 10-15 dress for whole season. I do love skirts, too. I guess I have 4-5 skirts. I’m only crazy about shoes. I have so many of them and I started to freak out about my obsession. Fatih keeps asking me, It is not going to work with only buying shoes I think I somehow manage to keep you interested in my looks anyway.
Some people are bold all their life long. Me? It is little complicated but I know I can be bold as hell. Let me tell you my boldest move ever. By the way, when I say “move” it is a literal “move”.
As most of you know I moved to New York after my husband back then my boyfriend. I moved another continent after a 2 month old relationship.
Let me start my little story from the beginning. Me and my husband met 8 months earlier before we started to dating when we were both Istanbulite. We’ve never been clicked at the first place, we tried couple of dates but something was off. Afterwards he went to New York as tourist and he came back as one H1B sponsored luciky b*stard (you may not know that having a H1B sponsor is a real deal for non-Americans) We start to date miraculously when he came back to complete his new visa documents. I didn’t have any short term plan as going and living in another country at that time.