I've been living in New York City for about seven years, and I've learned the secret to maintaining undying love for this amazing city: venture out, and do it often. I love the varied architecture, the vast culture, and the go, go, go of it all; I would have left a long time ago if I didn't appreciate everything NYC has to offer. But every once in awhile, I need to step outside of our bubble of energy and take a breather, both literally and figuratively. A mere hour outside of the bustling boroughs will take you to open fields and fresh air - and trees that live beyond the park borders. A day spent in nature is a perfect break from the norm, and when I get back, I appreciate everything a little bit more. It keeps me from being jaded.
I've spent the greater part of adulthood in impossibly high heels and heavy platforms, which aren't even sensible in my city life, let alone a day in the country. Flats have proven to be just as impractical; I've come home with bug bites and irritated skin on more than one occasion. Boots are the way to go, and though I usually skip the heels in favor of the more utilitarian soles, I love that these have a slight, hidden wedge that add just the right amount of height and support. As it turns out, I can have fashion and function - and I can be a city girl with a country heart, too. - By Keiko Lynn
Wearing: Miss Patina dress, vintage cape, SOREL Joan of Arctic Wedge Boot, Topshop hat, thrifted belt, Patricia Nash bag, Ray-Ban glasses.