JennifHsieh is a space for my rambling thoughts and snaps of my everyday style. I'm based in Astoria, Queens and I share a home with my two derpy cats and my equally derpy fiancé.

Rolling Around on Pier 2

Madewell Anthem Crop Cami, Urban Outfitters Destroyed Cut-off Shorts (similar, similar), Urban Outfitters Plaid Shirt (similar, similar)

I don't think I ever really truly appreciated Beyonce's roller skating skills in her music video for Blow, because damn, that shit is hard. It's hard just to stand upright, let alone sing, look fucking amazing, and follow along to some dope choreography. That would take be many, many years to get right. But for a bunch of amateurs we managed to at least get around the rink a couple of times without having to cling on to the side railing and that, my friends, is pretty damn awesome.

If you're ever looking to struggle in roller skates with a beautiful Manhattan skyline behind you, I would highly recommend the roller rink on Pier 2 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. You're right by Brooklyn Heights and Dumbo as well (which is home to a Shake Shack, incredible pizza, and the Brooklyn Ice Cream factory. All of which we opted out of after skating for almost two hours, because we were ready to face plant into bed and sleep until the AM.


  1. Loved your pictures a lot! Looks like you had lots of fun. x

    Have a nice week ahead,

  2. Rollerskating is soooo hard! I totally agree. Growing up my younger brother was so insanely good at skating...he had speed skates too! He would always make fun of my weak skating skills. I'm not bitter...really...

  3. Haha, that's Queen B for you - she can do anything and make it look amazing. Us mere mortals have no chance!
    You did pretty good though, hehe, and these are such cute photos :) If I ever get to Brooklyn I'll keep a lookout for Pier 2!

  4. Roller skating looks fun! Were there a lot of kids where you went? I've noticed at derbys and rinks that kids are always zipping around. All that lower center of gravity business.

    Alyse (J.X.L.) | Lumière & Lens

  5. I haven't been roller skating in forever! Looks like a fun time. And you look super cute doing it!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  6. OMG rollerskating!! Such a fun activity and its been ages since I've done it. You look super cute and casual white doing it babe!! Hope you had fun.


  7. Oh my gosh I sooooo miss roller skate. I dont like roller blade that much! We do not have the roller skate ring anymore, mainland nor Bali... that's sad. Youre lucky!
    Great post dear...
    IG @grace_njio

  8. Oh wow!
    I love roller skates, just bought me some last year.
    But yes, your right, it's very hard, omg, I didn't remember
    it to be so hard. But it's fun too. :)



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