Spring has officially sprung, and it appears that I picked the perfect time to move to an apartment with a "roof deck". By this, I mean a 6x4 stucco area above what I presume is my neighbors' bedroom. I'm not 100% sure that this area is meant to hold my weight, but as you can tell, my legs are absurdly pasty and in need of some sun.
The bonus to shooting on my roof is that a) it's convenient b) natural light is always preferable c) I get killer wind-swept hair. The downside is that I'm terrified of plummeting three floors to gory death. To make it worse, there's so many pipes and satellite dishes causing unfortunate shadows that to get a decent shot, I need to get as close to the edge as possible. Please bear in mind that the way I "posed" my legs has nothing to do with trying to appear model-esque, and more trying to keep my balance in 4" heels while shaking uncontrollably.
As grueling and terrifying as it is, I absolutely love the shots I get. Not many out-of-towners know about South Philly's row home charm, but I think there's something adorably quaint about it all. This warm weather is bringing out the neighborhood and I can't wait to indulge in one of my favorite summer indulgences: waterice, a cool treat comparable to a snowcone, but smoother and with better flavors. New Yorkers call it "Italian Ice", but anyone in Philadelphia will tell you it's water ice (pronounced "wooder ice", should you ever be in the area).
Tank top: Urban Outfiters
Skirt: Bebe (thrifted from Buffalo Exchange- Austin, TX)
Shoes: Thrifted (Philly AIDS Thrift- Philadelphia, PA)
Sunglasses: Forever 21