a Celebration at aloft

Last night was my good friend Kenecia’s Birthday bash at aloft Hotel’s new sleek lounge and bar WXYZ in Harlem. This modern hotel recently opened in Harlem and it is amazing. The decor is modern and edgy, the food and drinks were delicious and the crowd young and fashionable. This was definitely the perfect spot for Kenecia’s party. We had a great time

 Sheena and Kenecia got the party started in the awesome hotel room at aloft with some wine and delicious spring rolls from the lounge!
Our good friend Atim showed up. She is a talented model and actor. Check her out Atim Online

Alicia and I decided to play a game of pool. She beat me but only by one!

All the girls!

Dress: Rachel Roy (got it onsale for $29! fashion STEELE!!!)
Blazer: BB Dakota via Loehmanns
Sheer stockings: American Apparel
Boots: NYLA Sully Clog 
Bag: Thrifted
Earrings: Bebe
Kenecia’s dress is Guess
I had a great time last night. The atmosphere was just perfect. I think I will be making more visits to aloft! Kenecia was very excited and I’m glad I got to spend this special birthday with her. I met Kenecia and Sheena at church. I had just moved to Harlem, just graduated from NYU and didn’t have many friends. I vowed that day that I’d make a new friend and that morning at church I met the two of them. 
It was one of the best things that’s happened to me since I moved to NY. Kenecia had this leopard dress on and I said to myself: this fashion maven and I are going to be friends! Kenecia is a very talented human being, make-up artist and a talented lyricist and actor. This girl is going to be MAJOR!
Its funny, I’ve actually met most of my good friends at church including Stephanie and Alicia. 
It’s hard to make good friends in this fast city which is why I love living in Harlem. It’s a little slower than downtown NYC and feels a little more like home (North Carolina) to me. I also think its great that new establishments like aloft and wxyz lounge are popping up all over Harlem.
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  1. February 25, 2011 / 2:07 am

    Hmmm…will have to check out that hotel! Love the dress and blazer combo and love the color of your friend’s hair! And you’re right about trying to find friends in this fast paced city…can be quite hard at times! What church do you go to?


  2. February 25, 2011 / 2:13 am

    That birthday cake looks orgasmic. Just the inspiration that I need since my b-day and graduation is coming up. Btw, you always look so classy and mature. xoxo

  3. February 25, 2011 / 3:12 am

    I love your outfit. It’s fun and sophisticated and the same time. What a fun time, love the candles on Kenecia’s cake!

  4. February 25, 2011 / 5:46 am

    love the dress. extra points for paying only $29!! i love your tan blazer as well. i’ve been searching for a tan blazer. xo

    check out my giveaway a la sparkle!

  5. February 25, 2011 / 6:41 am

    You all looked soo beautiful!! Happy b-day to your friend 🙂
    Xoxo, K.

  6. February 25, 2011 / 8:30 am

    really nice pictures! happy b’day to your friend !

  7. February 25, 2011 / 10:39 am

    you looked really pretty! love the dress!

    Don;t forget to enter my Giant Vintage give-away!

  8. February 25, 2011 / 1:55 pm

    i like your outfit…esp the dress! =) the photos are lovely..so much fun there…new follower here =) hope you check out mine too xoxo Cheryl

  9. February 25, 2011 / 3:23 pm

    You’ve done it again, love your outfit. Cant get over the Rachel Roy dress price tag, its fabulous with the shoes & the blazer.

  10. February 25, 2011 / 3:41 pm

    Happy birthday to your friend. You look as fantastic as ever Monroe.
    Have a good weekend.

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  13. February 25, 2011 / 3:54 pm

    looks like you had a good time 🙂
    i love your friend’s hair color !

  14. February 25, 2011 / 4:41 pm

    Wow looks like you guys had a blast, but no one looked better than you! That dress is amazing, loved the print, lucky you RR is awesome!

    Cute blog!xx


  15. February 25, 2011 / 7:07 pm

    oooo what a bargain mate – great dress… again!
    haha you always have such nice dresses and get great bargains, looks like you had a great night –
    also I love the red chair olour on your friend 🙂

  16. February 25, 2011 / 7:28 pm

    hope you had an amazing party! and great blog and style:))

  17. February 25, 2011 / 7:59 pm

    Hope you had a great night! Your outfit is so nice. Lovely blog, hope you will check out/follow mine as well x

  18. February 25, 2011 / 9:07 pm

    OH MY LOVE…. I can’t keep saying it enough.. I am soo blessed to have readers like you, cause comments make my blog alive.

    Well, it was a long process and I fought a lot about the press pass for lisbon fashion week but they started to like me and now I am sooo happy , like counting the days to be there.

    Lots and love + kisses Julia


  19. February 26, 2011 / 3:51 pm

    i need that cake ! mmh ..
    love the red hair
    and your outfit ! specialy the earrings

  20. February 26, 2011 / 5:44 pm

    lurrrv ur outfit. Love the blazer, love that it isn’t the cliched black.

  21. February 26, 2011 / 6:24 pm

    THAT CAKE! I want it for breakfast, lunch and dinner!

    Love the jacket + Rachel Roy dress combo, looks great on you. Lovely blog, following you! 🙂

    xx – Hallie

  22. February 26, 2011 / 6:38 pm

    I love the blog…I followed you. And FYI, you know you wrong for posting that ridiculous photo of me. I was laughing in shock when I saw it. Keep up the good work.




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