OOTD :: of bright lights and big cities




Hullo, Wordless Wednesday!

Thank you for letting me hijack today for a Thoughtful Thursday-esque slew of New York City quotes:

My advice for aspiring writers is go to New York. And if you can’t go to New York, go to the place that represents New York to you, where the standards for writing are high, there are other people who share your dreams, and where you can talk, talk, talk about your interests. Writing books begins in talking about it, like most human projects, and in being close to those who have already done what you propose to do.

Walter Kirn

Whoever is born in New York is ill-equipped to deal with any other city: all other cities seem, at best, a mistake, and, at worst, a fraud. No other city is so spitefully incoherent.

James Baldwin

Cities have sexes: London is a man, Paris a woman, and New York a well-adjusted transsexual.

Angela Carter

New York, you are an Egypt! But an Egypt turned inside out. For she erected pyramids of slavery to death, and you erect pyramids of democracy with the vertical organ-pipes of your skyscrapers all meeting at the point of infinity of liberty!

Salvador Dalí

And New York is the most beautiful city in the world? It is not far from it. No urban night is like the night there…. Squares after squares of flame, set up and cut into the aether. Here is our poetry, for we have pulled down the stars to our will.

Ezra Pound

:: Just the facts, ma’am ::
Jacket – yes
Skirt – Chicwish
Pumps – Janine @ Payless

:: Linking ::
52 Pick-me-up @ SpyGirl
WIWW @ The Pleated Poppy

:: Scream it from the top of your lungs ::
Whistle While You Work It by Katy Tiz


26 thoughts on “OOTD :: of bright lights and big cities

  1. That skirt is PERFECT for Anne’s theme this week! Plus it’s absolutely gorgeous! I loved the quote about cities having sexes 🙂

  2. sherryaikens says:

    That skirt is the boss. Love Love Love it
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  3. stinedurfdl says:

    Stop it with that skirt! I looovvee it!!

  4. Thanks for linking this great OOTD to Top of the World Style. I love your skirt!

  5. Laurie says:

    Beautiful skirt, I just love it! 🙂

  6. OH, that skirt is gorgeous! It’s so vibrant and alive! The wind helps, but the pattern has so much movement too! Some great quotes. Someday, I must visit New York!

    • mtsedwards says:

      Yep, ’tis one of the reasons I purchased it full price – I just couldn’t pass up the print because it was so vibrant and alive!

  7. Kezzie says:

    I wanted that skirt from Chicwish too! I knew exactly where you got it from! You look a picture and the quotes are fab! You do always look Amazing! I don’t know how you do it!!x

    • mtsedwards says:

      So you know how long it was initially, right? I wanted to chop it off even shorter but my tailor told me the pleats would then balloon out and make me look wide so I deferred to her wisdom. Thank goodness. I love it loads this length!

  8. Patti says:

    Oh that Ezra Pound quote! We’ll be in NYC in 48 hours – cannot wait. And your skirt – it’s art! xox

  9. Anne M Bray aka SpyGirl says:

    I think the Angela Carter quote is my favorite.
    The skirt (dress?) is limelight-worthy.

    • mtsedwards says:

      Yep. That was mine too. And the skirt is my new fave thing. I felt so pretty in it all day; it has the perfect swish factor.

  10. Colorful skirt! Love it ! ❤

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