Fall Resolutions

While most people aim to revamp their lives in January, I find something especially freeing in the changing seasons. Fall especially represents a sense of renewal for me — turning leaves, crisp air, new possibilities. 

Making attainable goals that can be easily measured is one of the best ways I’ve found success.

  • Meditate two times a week.
  • Write three chapters for my Young Adult novel.
  • Add a pilates class to my gym routine.
  • Have a coffee (or tea) date with a friend once a week.
  • Go to the Whitney Museum.
  • Keep a log of things I’m grateful for.
  • Eat more fish and less red meat.
  • Finish my goal of reading 55 books for 2014. (I’m currently at #40 with The Receptionist).

Josephine Baker. Timeless beauty.


Outfit // Sporty Spice

{ August 23, 2014}

Fred Perry top; Anna Sui skirt; Vans sneakers; Firmoo glasses; vintage earrings.

White stripes make everything better. 

Brooklyn Baby + Mini Photo Diary












{ July 26, 2014 }

Asos dress; Swedish Hasbeens sandals; Firmoo glasses (tortoise shell); Mini Mini Market sunglasses;  Sephora hair clip; Vera Meat necklace. 

Who needs a reason to get dressed up? Not me. I went a little 1960s with this black and white number, which is a perfect compliment to the Rockabilly Luau show in Bushwick. I’m in love with that duck street art, and the Swedish Hasbeens ain’t too bad, either.

1960s Babe. 
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Outfit // Wings On My Ankles

{ July 24, 2014 }

Alexander Wang dress; Ancient Greek Sandals; H&M collar necklace.

I’m half Greek, which means that I’m automatically sold on anything mythology inspired. Angel wings at my ankles like Hermes? Absolutely. There’s no reason not to feel otherworldly.

Photos by Christine.

3 Poems by Stephanie Valente 


Autumn Lover

i think about highways
& long summer rides on carousel horses
the space between my texts & phone calls
the one i adore dreams of pyramids

i dream:
of silver scales at your shoulders
playing the tambourine
laughter at a moonlit pier
your face etched in glass

the leaves are…

Three of my poems are in Hollow Publishing. Enjoy. 

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  4. Jasper Earrings, $68
  5. Agate Slice Earrings, $24
  6. Amethyst Bracelet, $18

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