HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MY DARLING BABY SISTER NATALIE!!!
Obviously you guys all know her blog, Natalie Off Duty
. Like who doesn’t? She’s a babe x 1,000 and has a personality to match. I thought that today would be the most spectacular time to debut this photo shoot session with the sweetheart photographer Emma Kepley
. Shot around our favorite graffiti and art spots around the Lower East Side, Natalie and I felt totally in our element. These spots were our favorite spots to check out when we both first moved to the east coast. The city is a lot like both of our styles: a mix of grungy with feminine and classic. We always like to take our own spin on things. In this shoot I am wearing a Free People top, Forever 21 skirt, vintage printed blouse, Natalie & Dylana Suarez x Modern Vice
vintage Jett boots, Rag & Bone hat.
Natalie thank you so much for being my best friend since day one. I always laugh and cry over the memories we’ve shared together. The time we got chased by that dog and jumped over the fence. The time we babysat our family friend’s toddler and he accidentally ran straight through the screen door when we chased him. The times we used to play “Mission Impossible” and spy on the neighbors. The times we used to pretend we were ice skaters in our garage but really we were just wearing big old clunky roller blades and were super awkward. That time I choreographed your talent competition dance to “It’s A Hard Knock Life” in the 3rd grade and you put on the best show. I’ll never remember those days when I had to pick you up from school, so we could walk home together everyday, and each time we’d encounter a random adventure to make us late for dinner. Thanks so much Natalie for always having my back. Can’t believe you are all grown up!
I love you so much and I hope you have the most amazing 23rd year ever! And thank you so much Emma for the beautiful pictures 🙂