Tuesday, July 8, 2014


Lately I've been working on a fun sewing project -- making fabric clutches.   Living in NYC gives me easy access to great fabric shops and an incredible selection.  There was quite a bit of trial and error but I'm really proud of how they came out.  They fit everything you could need in a day but also double as a way to corral all your little things in your big bag, a trick I use quite a bit.  And guess what...they're available on Etsy! Click on over and check out my new little shop: Rosenbklyn.

Photo Credit: Husband

Thursday, June 12, 2014


Summer has officially hit in NYC.  Which means I can officially pack away all my cold weather layers and warm jackets.  I love a fun tank that with an unexpected twist.  The open back feels a slightly cheeky. Though I definitely do have to keep an eye out for sudden wayward breezes!

Tank: DIY / Shorts: J. Crew / Belt: Loft / Sneakers: Nike / Sunglasses: Cutler + Gross

Photo Credit: Husband

Monday, May 19, 2014


Earlier this month we headed out to the west coast for a friends wedding and to visit family.  After the brutal winter, it was sort of game changing to wear shorts and actually feel warm.  I wasn't sure I was ever going to do either of those things again.  We took a day trip up the Pacific Coast Highway and stopped off to stick our toes in the surf.  Not exactly swimming weather but beautiful nonetheless. Looking forward to getting back out there soon!

Sweater: Cuyana / Shirt: Club Monaco / Shorts: Martin & Osa / Sneakers: Vans / Sunglasses: Ray Ban

Thursday, September 26, 2013


Thanks for coming by.  This project served as an amazing creative outlet for both Sam (‘husband’) and me.  We started this project together shortly after we were married and it provided a much-needed distraction (and creative outlet) while we were in the process of waiting to close on our apartment.  The project resulted in what I think are beautiful photos documenting our little corner of Brooklyn, our travels, and, of course, many of my daily outfit choices.  Thank you to all of you out there who came through, especially those who left comments – they made (and still make) my day.   Though I may no longer be posting regularly, please do stop back as this will continue to be a creative space.

The pages remaining here are a curated collection of the posts of which Sam and I are most proud and we feel represent the best of rosenbklyn.blogspot.com.


It’s about time to introduce the man behind the photography.  Sam, (‘Husband’), is a video editor for film and TV.  In his words, "The blog is an opportunity for me to work on my photography, while also attempting to wrap my head around women's fashion."   

Here are Sam's favorite five photos:

Though I've been more front and center throughout the project, I thought I'd take this opportunity to tell you a little more about myself as well.  I work for Ralph Lauren as part of the digital team.  I love living in Brooklyn and visiting the Adirondacks.  Home improving, sewing, reading, internet perusal, putting together a great outfit, good food and drink, spending time with family and friends can be counted as some of my most treasured past times.  This project has given me confidence in my choices and made me much more comfortable in front of the camera!

Here are my favorite three posts:

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Tuesday, June 4, 2013


It went from "When is spring going to arrive??" to "Hello, summer." in a matter of a day or two last week. Every once in a while I get major DIY sewing inspiration and have to take advantage right away before I loose the ideas.
While this fabric certainly wasn't lacking in color, it lent itself well to a pop of neon.
Since it was so hot, I didn't want to carry around a big shoulder or handbag.  This oversized wallet was the perfect solution and held all the essentials (wallet, money, keys) for an afternoon out.
 I'm definitely not adverse to mixing patterns, but putting the same pattern on top and bottom felt fun and new.  I felt sort of like a Von Trapp kid.
Here's to keep in cool (and coordinated) over the next couple months.
Hat: Flora Bella / Skirt and Top: DIY / Shoes: Sperry / Sunglasses: Ray Ban / Wallet: Foley + Corinna

Photo Credit: Husband
Photo Location: Brooklyn Bridge Park, Brooklyn

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Hat Head

So Memorial Day Weekend this year may not have been particularly summer-like this year (more rain than sun, more cool temps than warm), but it didn't make it any less nice to get out of the city and get a little closer to nature.
I recently discovered a new lipstick: Revlon Just Bitten.  It goes on like a gloss but stays more like a stain.  My ideal situation.
My solution to not doing your hair on the weekends?  A fun hat!  No, seriously, this hat is sort of too cool for me.
My solution to not really bringing the right warm clothes?  Wearing all my sweaters at once (here I have on 2 wool sweaters and a t-shirt...and I borrowed my husbands watch).
My version of a practical shoe.
Perfect for a walk on a pretty perfect weekend.
Hat: Only / Sweater: Gant / Sweater (underneath) Rugby / T-Shirt: Club Monaco / Jeans: Emerson Fry / Sneakers: Nike / Watch (borrowed momentarily from my husband): Seiko

Photo Credit: Husband
Photo Location: Catskills Region, NY