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Spread Love, It’s the Brooklyn Way

NYC Style Blogger Annamaria Stewart wearing Self-Portrait Chained-Up mesh-paneled crepe mini dress, Gucci feline buckle web belt, and Stuart Weitzman black suede Heist pumps, pictured at Shelter Pizza in Williamsburg Brooklyn, with a vintage 1970's bike - The Shopping Patch NYC Style Blogger Annamaria Stewart wearing Self-Portrait Chained-Up mesh-paneled crepe mini dress, Gucci feline buckle web belt, and Stuart Weitzman black suede Heist pumps, pictured at Shelter Pizza in Williamsburg Brooklyn, with a vintage 1970's bike - The Shopping PatchLocation: Shelter Pizza, Williamsburg – Brooklyn
Dress: Self-Portrait (similar vibes here and here) | Belt: Gucci (I also like this one and this one) | Shoes: Stuart Weitzman (kind of obsessed with this pair and this pair at the moment) | Purse: Chanel

Personally, I love a patriotic palette and have this weird pull towards clothing items that sport the spirited American Flag. When we go shopping Stephen will mockingly point out every star-spangled piece of apparel he sees. This is a common trait of female shopping buddies, when a mutual friend is missing you’ll pick up items that they always wear with an added, “if Karen were here she would totally buy this.” My love of red, white, and blue doesn’t stop at clothing; I can also appreciate a little flag flare when it’s tastefully done in interior design, another passion of mine. When I was a Girl Scout, you could create your own merit badge – I chose interior design and leveraged my bedroom overhaul as the test space for the badge requirements, very Troop Beverly Hills of me if I do say so myself. My parents would have described my younger self as “precocious,” but when you live in a one TV household and HGTV is on 24/7, you pick up a few tricks of the trade and an affection for mood boards, accent walls, and house flipping. Needless to say, when you combine my loyalty to Team USA and my penchant for a statement wall, I was immediately drawn to Brooklyn’s Shelter Pizza and this corrugated metal flag adorning their rustic facade.

In My White Tee

NYC Style Blogger Annamaria Stewart wearing and all white outfit, white tee shirt by Cole Haan, white chino shorts from J.Crew, Multicolored Striped Long Cardigan Sweater by Hudson's Bay Company, Navy Blue Fur Stole by Karl Lagerfeld, and a Louis Vuitton Backpack, pictured in Central park during Cherry Blossom Season Location: Central Park, NYC
Sweater: Hudson’s Bay Company  | T-Shirt: Cole Haan – Pinch Collection (Zara Basics, Aritzia, and Rag & Bone also make great white T-Shirts)  | Shorts: Crewcuts (adult version available at J.Crew)  | Fur Stole: Karl Lagerfeld (I like this one from Charlotte Simone as well) | Shoes: Sam Edelman | Backpack: Louis Vuitton (Vintage)

Growing up my interest in fashion wasn’t exactly encouraged. I had the sort of upbringing where my parents didn’t ask me what I wanted to be when I grew up, but rather, what kind of doctor I wanted to be. That being said, it shouldn’t be surprising they found fashion to be a wasteful distraction. Neither of my parents grew up with a lot, although they became successful adults, old habits die hard and they remained hardcore savers. Stylish clothing was obviously not an expense they deemed a necessity and for this reason, I’ve had a job since I was 14 to cover these “extraneous costs.” Prior to the freedom of employment, I was just a 12-year-old girl who desperately wanted a pair of flared jeans. I was in the throes of adolescence, that horrible age where fitting in was crucial and having the “right” clothes seemed life or death. Knowing my parent’s attitude towards materialism, I knew I was going to have to approach this topic delicately.