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  • How do I move to New York from Istanbul in 2011?

    How do I move to New York from Istanbul in 2011?

    I don’t know why I haven’t talked about on this subject ever. I mean I talked about this million times to my American friends but not here. That’s very weird actually. In this beautiful spring day, I’ve decided to talk about my story of moving to New York. Let’s hear me how do I move…

  • 5 Hidden Places in Istanbul from an Old Istanbulite’s Eyes

    5 Hidden Places in Istanbul from an Old Istanbulite’s Eyes

    These 5 hidden places in Istanbul were my favorites when I lived there many years ago. Istanbul, my darling city, I never get bored writing about you or visiting you. Before New York, you were there, and you will always be there. (If we get rid of all this political nonsense in the country, I…

  • Enchanting 4 Cities To Visit in Turkey Other Than Istanbul

    Enchanting 4 Cities To Visit in Turkey Other Than Istanbul

    Since I am visiting my hometown, I decided to share some insider information about Turkey. If you are considering going to Turkey for your vacation, here are 4 cities to visit in Turkey other than Istanbul with their culture, nature, food, and coastal beauties 4 Cities You Should Visit in Turkey Vacation Other Than Istanbul…

  • An Eid, A Newborn Baby, A Wedding, The Ultimate Istanbul Vacation

    An Eid, A Newborn Baby, A Wedding, The Ultimate Istanbul Vacation

    Here I am again going to Istanbul. This time just for 10 days. I am going to attend one of my best friends’ wedding in Istanbul. You may know Deniz from some of my IG photos or not. Actually, this isn’t very important. The thing is she is my friend from college and we both…

  • Robert Clergerie in Istanbul Brought by Alley Girl

    Robert Clergerie in Istanbul Brought by Alley Girl

    This is not an actual Istanbul trip. While we are going to Maldives, we decide to stop in Istanbul for 2 days to reunite with our families. Because It has been almost one and a half year since we’ve seen our families in Turkey. So we decide to buy our transfer tickets with 2 days…

  • Istanbul is My Favorite City. Where is Yours?

    Istanbul is My Favorite City. Where is Yours?

    This is the first time, I visited Istanbul after I started my blog. If you don’t know that I am originally from Turkey and before New York I used to live in Istanbul for 6 six years. I went to college in Istanbul later, I found my first job in this dream city. I was there…

  • Living in Greenpoint 5 Pros and Cons

    Living in Greenpoint 5 Pros and Cons

    Moving to New York is one of my best decisions ever. I left my cool advertising job in Istanbul and moved to New York after my boyfriend was located here. That’s a quiet love story, which you can read here. But I am talking about living in Greenpoint with pros and cons. It has been seven…

  • How to Look Good Every Day? Always Mix Your New And Old Closet

    How to Look Good Every Day? Always Mix Your New And Old Closet

    Rule-1 Always Mix Your New And Old Closet This is my number one (perhaps only) rule since day one I started to share my looks at the internet. At first, I didn’t have that many money to buy every single new trend. That’s why I started my looks with creating cute outfits with my existing…

  • How to Find An Affordable Apartment in NYC: Facebook Groups, Craigslist, Couch Surf

    How to Find An Affordable Apartment in NYC: Facebook Groups, Craigslist, Couch Surf

    Alley Girl is evolving more than ever. I’ve started alleygirl.com 6 years ago but I actually count 2015 as the beginning, as I get my very first press recognition by Elle USA, I also happened to get attention from influencer agencies. That makes me more serious about my hobby. I’ve started this blog as my…

  • Yurtdışında Yaşamak İsteyenler: İşte Benim New York Hikayem

    Yurtdışında Yaşamak İsteyenler: İşte Benim New York Hikayem

    Yurtdışında yaşamak isteyenler malumumuz her geçen gün artıyor. Hal böyle olunca sizinle yurtdışındaki yaşam hikayemi paylaşmaya karar verdim. Bazılarınızın halı hazırda bildiği üzere ben Amerika’ya aşk uğruna geldim. Evet aklımda tekrardan yurtdışında yaşamak (kısa süreliğine de olsa öğrencilik yıllarımda Avrupa’da yaşamıştım. Başka bir ülkede yaşamak fikri aklınızdan hiç çıkmıyor yeterki bir kez bile olsun tadına…

  • Brunch Places in Brooklyn for Pancakes and Eggs Benedicts

    Brunch Places in Brooklyn for Pancakes and Eggs Benedicts

    I think I talked about this million times. I live my weekdays for the brunch time at the weekends. This is my long-time tradition since my years in Istanbul. I’ve loved that to meet my friends from the university during the weekend to catch up on our lives. I am still religiously following my brunch all…

  • Daring Work Clothes for 20 Somethings

    Daring Work Clothes for 20 Somethings

    Thank god, I’ve never been a judging one in people’s style and looks. Even though I am a very opinionated person as a Virgo, my family raised me to be careful about judging people on their physical looks or how they dress. So that being said don’t let people feel you down. Judging people are ignorant…

  • Ultimate Office Styling Guide for Modern women

    Ultimate Office Styling Guide for Modern women

    Here I come with another article series. As you know I’ve decided to write blog series for my looks. This is going to be my second series. The first one is about the colour of the year “ultraviolet“. And this time I’ve decided to focus on “Ultimate Office Styling Guide for Modern Women”. I don’t…

  • Looking back to February 2018 for Fashion Technology Trends

    Looking back to February 2018 for Fashion Technology Trends

    I’ve decided to share my monthly review of events in fashion and technology business at the beginning of this year. Unfortunately, I’ve missed my January review. I don’t know how that happens to me all the time. Having kids changes everything. I really lost the sense of the time. Today, for example, I started my day…

  • 5 New Year Resolutions for College Students in 2018

    5 New Year Resolutions for College Students in 2018

    Writing about new year resolutions something I’ve done since 2010. So I decided to approach differently this year. Why not give back to others? This is how ended up writing on “5 New Year Resolutions for College Students in 2018“. Do I keep up with my promises? Not all the time. But even writing about…

  • Top Instagrammable Places in New York

    Top Instagrammable Places in New York

    Once upon a time, a girl from Istanbul decided to move to New York. She was dreaming a city like from Hollywood fairytales. Cobblestone streets and old brown stoned apartment buildings were in her dreams. Sounds like she was dreaming sex and the city 🙂 Le temps passe, our girl became a real Upper East Sider…

  • How to Travel When You are Pregnant

    How to Travel When You are Pregnant

    Pregnancy is one of the most meaningful and beautiful things you have in your life. But these feeling and thoughts are simply not enough to be comfortable around. I am miserable since my last trimester so It’s a blessing but It’s hard. Traveling during pregnancy can be also hard but It can be super nice…

  • Pregnancy Style with a Flower Dress

    Pregnancy Style with a Flower Dress

    I’ve been so busy with my baby shower preparation lately. I couldn’t post as much as I desire my pregnancy style. I want to show my growing belly for . long time. So far so many people think I don’t have any belly whatsoever but that’s not a truth. In fact, I have a giant basket…

  • Dubai – A City Makes You Think About The World

    Dubai – A City Makes You Think About The World

    When I first heard the name called Dubai I was in middle school. I was reading about it in a newspaper. It was talking about this handmade palm shape island and it was telling that almost all of the private residence in this island already sold out. Most of the residence belongs to celebrities like…

  • The Miracles Happen – L’occitane: The Best Oily Hair Shampoo

    The Miracles Happen – L’occitane: The Best Oily Hair Shampoo

    I start to believe in miracles. Miracles can happen, really. After I used L’occitane (Read like Lox-ee-taan), I see a big difference in my extremely oily hair. Let me tell my story from the beginning. This is the story of how I discover The Best Oily Hair Shampoo – L’occitane. Since high school, I have…

  • Adana The City Of Craziness and Non-Existing Baby Bump

    Adana The City Of Craziness and Non-Existing Baby Bump

    Here I am with non-existing my baby bump. The place everything started. I am in Adana where is south of Turkey, also is my hometown. Adana is the 6th biggest city in Turkey. It’s best known for the very famous food called “Adana Kebab”. Which is why I call the land of kebab. I think my…

  • Embroidery Romper with Blazer Styling

    Embroidery Romper with Blazer Styling

    I absolutely love my romper. I actually bought it last summer but I’ve never had a chance to style and shoot it. I really love easy and comfortable it is but at the same time, It has this bohemian vibe of it. You remember my red blazer from my last post. I couldn’t resist to use…

  • Business Style – A Look with Spring Twist

    Business Style – A Look with Spring Twist

    I want spring so bad. I was wearing all plain and white looks lately. Enough is enough. I want my colors back. 🙂 Yes, I haven’t shown any business style lately, so I decided to show you this colorful little casual business style look. I showed this red blazer multiple times (see here, here and even…

  • At Bryant Park with Love

    At Bryant Park with Love

    I love Bryant Park. It is in the middle of the city but a piece from nature. I love this place especially during summer time. Because there are tons of activities in the summer. Movies, yoga, fencing, writers’ club etc. And Bryant Park also reminds me a beautiful park from Istanbul. Gezi Parki is also in the…

  • There is Something Wicked About New York

    There is Something Wicked About New York

    I don’t know who is the craziest? me or New York weather? Even though the light of my photos is great, It was a very cold day when we did this shoot. New York is insanely cold since last week and getting colder and colder. I’m even ok with 0 Celsius now as a born…

  • Coffee Talks with Newest Yorkers: Melissa A. Martin

    Coffee Talks with Newest Yorkers: Melissa A. Martin

    I finally complete my new Newest Yorker interview. I promise to do this videos every month but I was so busy during October and Arriana was so busy for November and I was kind of being lazy to pursue one of my friends to do this coffee talks with me. I was being late to…

  • My first look for NYFW

    My first look for NYFW

    As some of you know, I wasn’t here during NYFW. One of my best friends was getting married around the same time and that period was also a traditional religious holiday back in Turkey. I always celebrate our holiday in New York. This was the first time I celebrate one of the holidays with my…

  • Coffee Talks with Newest Yorkers *

    Coffee Talks with Newest Yorkers *

    I was thinking about starting this video series for a long time. I attempt to do by myself months ago for the first time. It was kind of disaster in terms of my editing and camera skills. When I was lucky enough to find Arriana, I was so excited about finally doing my youtube videos.…

  • Who is Betül K. Yıldız?

    Betül K. Yıldız I finally decided to write in English at the end of 2013. It was one cold winter day and I was in this place that you can easily see the Flatiron Building with the gorgeous view of the park and square. I checked the domain name www.alleygirl.com and It wasn’t taken. With…

  • My love for Vertical Stripes

    My love for Vertical Stripes

    I love stripes but love vertical stripes even more. When I was a child I always glare my father with a passion when he wears his vertical stripe suit. He wasn’t suit guy, he barely wears them but when he wears a suit, he looks the most handsome guy in the planet earth. So when…