One of my favorite things about blogging, if not my absolute all time number one favorite, is the real life friendships I've made while doing it. Last weekend (and yesterday), I met up with Ellie, who used to have a fashion blog. I got to meet her last summer while we were both super into blogging, when I visited California. This summer, though, she's been doing an internship here in the city, and luckily we got to hang out a couple of times before she leaves this weekend. On Saturday, we trekked over to Brooklyn for the Brooklyn Flea, which was wonderful. I've been to the winter indoor market, but never the outdoor summer one, so it was nice sharing that experience with a good friend. Then, Ellie super wanted to traverse the Brooklyn Bridge, which I've never done because I am bad at being a New Yorker, so we did that as well. We did a little bit of shopping as well, obviously - which included Ellie finding two super cute skirts a block away from the Flea on someone's front-stoop sale. You're not a true New Yorker until you try on someone else's clothes right on the sidewalk, am I right? Of course, my camera died right after we reached the Flea Saturday, so you'll have to take my word for it. We met up again for dinner (SHAKE SHACK) and late night church step chats last night, and I had a great time talking with her about blogging, boys, and our love of the Shins. And taking blog photos, of course.
Every now and then, I stop and think about how big a part this blog has played in my life and relationships. I visited New Hampshire a few weeks ago to visit one of my best blog friends, Michal of North Country Girl - something I never would have done (and probably someone I never would have known, which is terrifying) if I didn't start this blog. This weekend, Elanor of Missing Lovebirds is coming to visit me so I can show her around New York. I've skyped and emailed and texted and met with so many blog friends who I consider real, true, friends, and some of the best people I know. It's pretty amazing, you know?
"Oh, that was cute when you were laughing! DO IT AGAIN SO I CAN PHOTOGRAPH IT."
"Now hold the monocle up! Fashion blogging!"
"Now let's SHARE the monocle!"
Taking jumping shots on self timer...
...is not easy.
"Now look off into the distance, dramatically."