I had the pleasure of spending my Labor Day weekend in Brooklyn, New York with one of my oldest friends! We had a blast ... partying, shopping, eating and partying some more! Whenever I get together with this friend we have a great time and especially when we're in New York! It's something about that city that makes you come to life. We party harder, talk with a little more depth and wear stuff we wouldn't dream of wearing in another city and especially not DC. Why? Because DC puts the C in conservative! And I'm not just talking about politics but EVERYTHING from business, ethics, style and even conversation. But In NY, anything goes and I love it! I love that as a BIG girl, I can wear a bathing suit on the train and not catch even one "what the hell stare." I might get arrested but the average NY citizen wouldn't care or even the least bit question my sanity. Let me try that in DC, people wouldn't be able to take their eyes off of me and ooooo the number of stereotypes that I would be labeled. Oh well, no use crying over spilled milk! DC is my city, I love my city and thanks to NY, I still wear whatever I dang well please in my city! But just for laughs and a packing guide for your next trip to NY, please don't forget your purple blouse, red shorts, yellow socks, black dance shoes, and weave basket purse! Happy Labor Day!!!