Getting Ready to Brave the Hurricane


Yesterday morning I ventured out bright and early to take self-portraits on Ward's Island once again. I looked to my normal spot right by the edge of the water and it had disappeared. The water level had risen and completely engulfed the rocks. Looks like the risk of flooding this week really might be serious business. I decided to make my temporary home underneath the Ward's Island bridge itself which led to a few awkward encounters with people giving me weird looks. There was one man who walked underneath the bridge, stood facing the wall for a good five minutes (as if waiting for me to leave), and then left. Then again, I'm sure I look just as strange as him prancing around in front of my tripod. Alone.


c/o Lulu*s Good Day Sunshine Orange Dress
DKNY Trench Coat
ASOS Socks
c/o Jellypop First Boots

I'm loving my new boots courtesy of Jellypop. They're perfect for those autumn days where it's beautiful enough to leave my tights at home, but not warm enough to wear sandals. I also remember seeing one of my classmates wear similar boots a year ago (with the brown at the top) and I craved them. Check out Jellypop's adorable video look book - I wish I had that girl's entire closet!

I'm not sure what to expect with Hurricane Sandy over the next two days. The neighborhood right below mine got evacuated and all the subways and buses in New York City shut down just a few hours ago. Since my one roommate was trapped in Washington D.C. and my other roommate escaped to her friend's house in upstate New York, I decided to take the train back down to New Jersey to be with my family. I didn't feel like being alone in my apartment during the hurricane. Plus, I was definitely getting a bit homesick to be honest.

To all my east coast readers, stay safe and be smart! Don't get in the way of danger. :)

30 comments

  1. Stay Safe! That's one good thing about living in Missouri! We may get tornados, but we never get hurricanes! Love the boots, btw!

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  2. love the buttons on the dress. :) and your boots are gorgeous.
    kind of shocking about the hurricane, even we are getting some of it in southern Ontario. so crazy. :(

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  3. Great dress! :)

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  4. your dress is really cute honey, i love itt

    xx

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  5. Gorgeous dress! It's a great color on you.

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  6. Hurricanes and tropical storms are always a a given when you live in Florida, it's crazy that it missed us and is heading your way. Stay safe!

    Love your outfit though, & what a beautiful view!

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  7. Lovely boots and photos! You look very nice :)

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  8. These are stunning photos. You look gorgeous in red. And I love those boots and the name Jellypop. Too cute.

    Stay safe in Sandy.

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  9. stay safe!

    i love that dress, and the way you paired it with the jacket! its so fun and classy :) and i totally feel like a weirdo sometimes with my tripod and myself hahah sooo funny!

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  10. LOVE your new boots and the chic red dress! My family lives in a coastal town in NJ so they are definitely already starting to get flooding. Hope you stay warm, dry, and safe!
    xo Hannah

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  11. What happens under bridges stays under bridges!

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  12. Thanks so much for your sweet comment! Your boots look so, so comfy!
    -Kati

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  13. stay safe re: hurricane sandy!

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  14. love how you look here.
    Hope everyone stays safe!
    xo,
    nancy

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  15. Love it ♥ The dress is gorgeous and you look amazing!

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  16. This red dress is so pretty, and I love the pairing of long socks with boots!

    As I'm in California, I can't even imagine the magnitude of this hurricane (the photos I've seen so far are frightening, poor New Jersey!), so I really hope you, your friends, and family stay safe!

    xo,
    Sabrina
    http://www.rougespark.com

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  17. Gorgeous boots, dress, everything!

    And be safe, of course.

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  18. What a pretty red dress! Be safe. :)

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  19. omg.. still so chic amidst the threats of Sandy. i hope you stay safe, dear!! :D


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  20. Stay safe! Lookin great amidst the crazy weather!
    Jonna
    Everything but Ordinary

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  21. Ah, my sweet Jen Jen! I was thinking about you (and many other bloggers in that area) and wishing that you stay safe through the hurricane! I'm so super glad that you're going home during all this--storms are definitely not a good time to be alone. Phew! Enjoy your stay with your family. :) <3

    That dress is WOW. Seriously stunning, Jen. It's perfect for you! The little button detail on the side is lovely and the pleats are gorgeous. This is just a perfect photo set.

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  22. I adore that dress! You look awesome, hope you are okay and have power!!

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  23. That dress looks perfect on you! :D

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  24. i hope you are doing okay now! the flooding was pretty bad 0 not sure what area you live in though. i really love this dress - and THOSE BOOTS! ugh i want both things

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails

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  25. I hope you were/are safe! I was worried about you through out the weekend! None the less, I love this outfit! That color is just so wonderful! I just bought a top that color and never thought to pair it with that khaki color! Love you <3

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  26. Wow, so beautiful color of that dress! Love all outfit!

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