No, sleep, til Brooklyn. – Beastie Boys, 1987
Spread love, it’s the Brooklyn way. – Biggie, 1994
Brooklyn, we go hard. – Santigold, 2008
On 2007’s “Hello Brooklyn” on the American Gangster soundtrack, BK’s finest even professed “if we have a daughter, guess what I’m gonna call her – Brooklyn Carter”. Apparently, Bey wasn’t having it. Admittedly, as bittersweet as it is to be departing in a week (!!!!!), I am giving fair warning that I’ll probably be obnoxiously nostalgic over Miami and quoting any and all Brooklyn-relevant lyrics.
With that being said, last Friday, prior to making up for a sleepless week with 10+ hours face down in my pillows, I was browsing (not shopping, browsing) UrbanOutfitters.com. Tons of sales, aka torture. So Saturday after packing up a little more of my life, I treated myself to my last pedicure and getting my eyebrows done at my North Miami Beach nail spot (NailSpa – go there, trust me). After doing so, I HAD to go to UO, strictly to check the sales. To my dismay, they were not nearly as good as online. However, this one crop caught my eye and although it wasn’t marked down in the store, I remembered it being on sale online for $9.99. Honestly, how could I not?
From the already low $24.00, the girl at the register gave me the online price. I wore it out that evening to SL Miami in the James Hotel with my black Carmar jeans and new cut out ankle boots that will be posted soon.
Also, while in UO Saturday I stumbled across and had to force myself to abandon this one. If you think for one second I’m not going to buy the below, Sparkle & Fade, Miami, sweatshirt, you should keep reading and get to know me better.
Damn sure ain’t nothing like a Brooklyn girl. – Charles Hamilton, 2008