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Confession: I wear my fair share of black. Not nearly as much as I used to, but still. These days, I am not afraid of color and bright color even. But, time and time again, I come back to my standard black pieces. I recently went on my annual birthday shopping trip with Mom and I picked three things: a vest, a messenger bag to lug el laptop, and a fabulous "A" cocktail ring. And Husband got me a fierce and floppy leather jacket. Guess what? Yup, they are all black. And I have no doubt that I will wear these things all the time. (Thanks, Mom! Thanks, babe!) Anyway, here are this week's Friday Loves. Enjoy and happy weekend, peeps!

 1. New York Words

I am a New York girl. I love writing and reading words about this city of mine. E.B. White's Here Is New York, a love letter to this wonderful place, is among my absolute favorite books about the Big Apple. It is spare but powerful and I have gobbled it up again and again. The book inspired me so much that it serves as a central theme in my work-in- progress, a modern novel about three women who met at Yale and live, yup, here in NYC.

2. Black Baubles.

These days, I am loving fun black jewelry. We all know that black goes with everything, but it strikes me as an irreverent, if unexpected, choice for jewelry. I am digging vintage black stud earrings, clunky black men's watches and these fabulous Gold Dotted Hoop Earrings from Alexis Bittar.

3. Words as Art.

If you know me, you know that I love words, and love making them into art. I have stayed up way too late many nights combining my favorite quotes with my favorite photos on PicMonkey, and I love the idea of words as art on our blogs, and in our homes. My dream office would be blanketed in framed and artified words. I am a big fan of this Deer Head Quote currently on sale at the amazing One Kings Lane. You know this site, right? Amazing. And dangerous!

4. The Lumineers, Baby.

Sister T gets all of the credit for introducing me to the Lumineers. It's not often that I fall in love with a new group, but I have fallen and hard. Their 2012 self-titled debut is full of soulful and quirky tunes and I love them all. If I had to pick a few favorite tracks, I'd go with: Flowers in Your Hair, Ho Hey, and Charlie Boy, but I genuinely love all of them. I often listen to this album on repeat as I am writing.

5. Swanky Sweats.

When I am home, done with my day, I like to be cozy and cute. Enter swanky sweats. My favorite sweatshirt these days is Wildfox Couture's J'Adore Malibu Barefoot Sweater. I even paid tribute to this article of clothing in my silly post Vacation With Kids. Ask Husband about this sweatshirt and he will smile. I wear it a lot!

6. Badass(ish) Boots.

I love boots. And these boots (studded with tiny skulls!) are pretty ridiculous. I don't own them, but they are certainly on my purchasing radar for fall. Click here to see more great Ash Boots at Polyvore. While we are talking boots, check out these gray biker boots that Big Girl's been sporting and stay tuned to see baby's latest pair back here on Monday!

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What are you loving these days? What is your favorite New York story? Any new music picks? What do you hang out in at home? Do you wear a lot of black?

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