I Could Be the One to Set You Free
The weather is still pretty chilly in New York City but there will be random days, here and there, where the sun decides to come out and play. Taking advantage of the beautiful weather this past weekend, I woke up early to venture out to my little sanctuary on Ward's Island. It's been a while since I crossed the bridge behind my apartment and spent time sitting near the rocks that lined the island. Either the winter winds and snow kept me indoors or the tide rose too high and swallowed the rocks in its embrace.
H&M Beige Sweater
Joe Fresh Gray Gingham Top (similar)
Express Denim Shorts (similar)
India Boots c/o Blowfish Shoes
I've been really stressed these past few weeks, both in my personal life and at work, so this mini-adventure was much needed. Taking self-portraits always brings me back to my first summer as a style blogger. It was the first time I didn't have my college boyfriend (at the time) to snap my daily pictures; I was also too shy to ask my family or friends to be my photographers. I grew to love those moments where it was just me, my camera, and my tripod, and I could escape the outside world, if only for a few minutes. I could be anyone I wanted to be in front of the camera and sometimes that's exactly what I need. A moment to just be myself - truly myself.