Alleyways and Payphone Calls

Lancaster is pitted with private little alleyways like this one; some fenced and some painted they lead to tiny squares of yard. This one lies just behind my new house in the city and I couldn't resist snapped a few pictures back there with the help of my roommate Kate. Moving always takes adjustment and city-living is always a bigger change than the suburbs or somewhere rural. It's strange to remember that the last time I lived in a city was in Greece. A few months in a shared apartment a couple of flights (or frighteningly old elevator ride) up from busy Athens streets. Between classes I'd wander around frequenting bookstores and small bakeries in search of the "best baklava" the city had to offer. I spent most of the time on my feet with my headphones in listening to The Shins and devouring everything with my eyes, on lazy days I'd ride the subways looking for missed connections and a break from the late-summer heat. Now, I'm in a city again. A much smaller one and I depend more on my car than public transportation, but I hope with time I'll grow into the habit of exploring this urban setting on my two good legs...

Outfit details:
ASOS sweater
vintage Coach purse
*pictures by Kate



  1. You're only about 45 mins from my campus!
    I love catching up with your blog everyday. There's something so whimsical about your photos. You're absolutely lovely.


  2. i'm always tempted to take photos in those tiny narrow alleyways but am afraid i won't fit (my tripod most certainly won't). how quaint! i like the red against the brick

    pandaphilia fashion

  3. love these pictures! i love how your background matches with your outfit!
    ~niki <3

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  5. Wow, we're basically neighbors! Maybe I'll see you around town sometime!

  6. Realy cute look. love the color of your hair too!

  7. I love your sweater and that adorable necklace :) Your time in Greece sounds absolutely idyllic...I hope I get to visit someday!

  8. Oh! My boyfriend is from Lancaster! I went with him last Christmas to visit his family and loved it! It's so crazy driving through neighborhoods and finding ourselves surrounded by farmlands. The Central Market is fantastic, too. I would easily live there just for that. Anyway, I love your whole outfit. And the colours of your sweater are so fall appropriate. I wish the weather would cool down a bit here in FL so I could be able to wear sweaters and jackets! Good luck with the move!

  9. that alleyway is perfect! and when i read the post title, i was like "that sounds like a song!" and then i figured it out :)

    Sometimes Almost Always

  10. Good luck as you settle into your new home.

    You look adorable and very autumn-y in this!

  11. Aw I love these pictures! The alleyway is such a neat place to take outfit pictures. And that outfit is fantastic and super autumnal. Such a cute sweater and pair of loafers.

  12. I used to live really near there! I love your outfit and hope you enjoy your time exploring your new city!

  13. Love, love love the kitty necklace!


  14. Oh, that sweater is amazing, it's perfect on you , goes great with your hair colour.

  15. I'm sure you know, since I've said it a million times, that I absolutely love your photographs. I think it will be really cool to see more of a city backdrop creep in. I always feel like we get a real sense of place from you.

    Also, love the sweater and skirt combo. Very back to school in an excellent way.


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