Tuesday, 12 April 2011

tea with tipa tipa

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As I said before, I've met a lot of bloggers in the past couple of weeks. I knew that I really wanted to take advantage of being in New York to hook up with some girls I felt I knew already. Some meet ups didn't work out, sadly, as people lived further away than I thought they did, but I still managed to fit a lot of blog gossip into a couple of days. First up was the lovely Monique of Tipa Tipa. I only found Monique's blog a couple of months ago, and it became and instant favourite for her intelligence, grace, and lovely Brooklyn style and stories. So I was delighted when she agreed to meet me!

We meet in Brooklyn on a horrible day when it was absolutely pouring, and tucked ourselves into a cafe, which served delicious sandwiches (I had Brie, pear and mustard, mmmmmmm). And a couple of hours simply disappeared. It was so nice to get to know her; she's just like her blog, except louder and chattier, and we had some great conversations about traveling and New York. I just hope she'll come to Europe and hang out with me there... or I'll come back and take her up on that bike tour she was offering, and meet her fiancée and so on.... ; )

Also, these pictures are some of my favourites from the trip. How awesome is our unintentional colour blocking? I also like how we're basically dressed quite alike... clearly there are some commonalities. Also, I couldn't have asked for a better backdrop.

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Photos by Albert

I wore my vintage coat, charity shop scarf, Warehouse jeans, American Apparel socks and shoes from ebay. Check out Monique's post here.

46 comments:

Shybiker said...

Very cute. You two are quite similar. Meeting fellow-bloggers is a great thing.

Nina said...

you guys are so cute! :)

Michal said...

Love all the colors! You both look awesome. Seems like such a fun day- even if it was rainy. (:

CessOviedo said...

Oh gosh love both of you so happy and colored! like the matching scarves you look like a collection spread, loved Monique's bag, I´ll sure pay her a visit!

Cess O. <3
The Outfit Diaries

Closet Fashionista said...

Sooo much fun!!
We better be able to meet up when I'm in London or I'll be sad! haha...but just watch all my crazy stuff will make it impossible :( (if I get invited to do HP press stuff that is...otherwise I SHOULD have some time to spare...but we booked ourselves pretty tight)
http://www.closet-fashionista.com

Zoe said...

You both look so great, I love the brights :) that coat is amazing!x

NRIGirl said...

Great!! I hope more stories are coming our way...

Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

blogger bike tour across nyc. im just sayin...

Amber Blue Bird said...

you both looks awesome, love the bright and bold colors you both are sporting

NRIGirl said...

Listen Emily! You have been tagged by Mrs. Livingston. Please check out my latest post.

Miri said...

Wow, gorgeous pictures, love the bright pink coat!

Following you now 'cause your blog is really awesome!!!
:D

Maybe you wanna follow me back?

Kisses
http://miriscastle.blogspot.com/

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

What fun photos. And how attuned you two were to fight the rain in such fantastically bright colors.

Off to visit Monique's blog :)

FoofandFaff said...

Love those colours! Yellow jeans may be on my wishlist now... :)

Velvet said...

Both of you look glad! I'm going to visit Monique's blog righ now.

Lea said...

You guys are so bright and happy :) This makes me smile a lot. I've never met another blogger before. I can imagine it'd be pretty awesome.

<3 Lea

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Kallie: YES!

Raquel said...

Aww glad yo were so busy meeting more lovely people!! :) You both look so cheerful despite all the rain.

sojourned in style said...

you two look quite stunning together. the colours just merge with the backgroud so nicely. connecting with other bloggers seems like such a treat I want a bite in one day.

LikeSpinningPlates said...

SUPER cute photos. I love how colorful you both look. Did you plan that? With the bright wall, her pants, and your coat, you look like a magazine shoot or something. So awesome that you got to meet so many bloggers!

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

Haha, no, we didn't plan anything! Apparently great minds just think alike!

Carrie said...

I just have to say it again - I love that coat and I want those shoes. Seriously. Send them to me. ;-) Looks like you had a great time together - what fun!

Brittany said...

All these colors put me in a cheerful mood :) you two are precious! And I love the color of you coat!

Ashley said...

the bright colors are adorable on you both :)

Where did you get those cute shoes?

Monique said...

Emily looking at these photos certainly put a gigantic smile on my face...ah so so glad to have met you in real time.

Rebeccak said...

You guys look so great together! Gotta love some outfit serendipity!

Your scarf is gorgeous!Is that embroidery?

Annebeth said...

that first picture is utterly adorable! I looove the bright colors you guys are wearing, you totally match and clash at the same time.



about your comment on my blogpost: don't worry, I like it when people disagree with mee to a certain extent, it helps me put my own opinions in perspective. After all, I don't have a monopoly on the truth. I do agree with you, but that whole thing about blogging and magazines actually stimulating blind consumerism is a whole different story and my post was superlong already, so I just sort of left it out.

But I DO know that I am at that point in life and in my style where I really know what I want. Before, I was much more fickle when it came to fashion, but the last year or so I have really found my niche, to the point that I still really LOVE things I bought a year ago and still love wearing them. When you're in that zone, you have such a clear guideline of what you need and what you don't need. And I don't know if we are really in style. I mean, basically everything is in style at a certain point, especially with the internet. The only HUGE trend I'm seeing right now is the colorblocking trend, and I don't actually like that one that much (kinda lazy, eightties and lacking of sophistication) so I won't be buying.

dimi said...

Great colours and coordination!! You look both so happy and beautiful! I'm glad you had all those good times in N.Y.! :)

Nicky。♥ said...

Thank you for your visit! :) cute blog ^^

Blace said...

lovely ladies. everything you guys are wearing is so colorful! i'm sure you brightened up the streets!

Louder than Silence said...

This looks like so much fun - and I adore the unintentional colour blocking going on! Sally x

dr.antony said...

Emily! you are always on the move!
I have met some fellow bloggers too and it was exciting.How well do you bring out the colors!

Ania Alonso said...

nice colours!!

islabell said...

oh i saw some photos from this on Monique's blog! you guys look perfect together in your bright colours. Meeting other bloggers is the best and kind of surreal! Love that coat lady, i hope it stayed dry
xx

Krystal said...

i JUST ran across her blog today, weird!

Catita said...

2 bloggers meeting! cool ;) I love it and nice bright pink coat ;)
xoxo
Catita

mari b. said...

those frilly socks are amazing.
lovely look.
x



themerrimari.blogspot.com

Lydia said...

Yay for meeting in person! I love you guys' bright colors.

mandyface said...

I love the bright fun colors!!

THE-LOUDMOUTH said...

Words cannot express how obsessed I am with these photos! The bright colors, the backdrop, the umbrella, the smiles... absolutely adorable :)

Isn't it fun to meet other bloggers!? I've had the opportunity to do so a couple times, and it's just the most fun!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog sweetheart. It's always great to make new blog friends! :)

The-Loudmouth.com
Twitter @theloudermouth

From Suns To Moons said...

Your coat and her pants complement one another all too well. LOVE!

Anthea said...

I'm loving the bright colours. You are such a lucky fish to be meeting all the lovely bloggers!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

ben+alex said...

i love love love your outfit. such pretty bright colors.
great post. recently discovered your blog and loving it. new follower.
xo
ben-and-alex.blogspot.com

Galine said...

adoooore that coat!!!! :)

Terri said...

Yellow jeans--excellent!

Stef / Diversions said...

Your two outfits look like one perfect double outfit :D Gorgeous backdrop too, sounds like a fun meet :)

Julia Topaz said...

I love Monique's blog! Your outfits complement one another perfectly.