You know one thing that I really miss about New York?
It wasn’t always the most glamorous way to get around, but man, the New York subway was a huge melting pot of people, schedules, sections of the city, and just about anything else you can imagine. Chad and I had about a half hour commute because we were going from the West Village to our law firms in Midtown, and when we first moved in together, we used to split the morning paper between the two of us. (I’d get Fashion & Style, Arts, Opinion, and Travel, and he’d get World News, Business and the Front Page section. I promise, our news is much less divided along gender stereotypes now.)
Our subway ride wasn’t a local train with lots of stops and law firms have slightly different hours than many businesses (a regular day often started at 10 a.m. but ended with emails at midnight or later), so our subway rides weren’t particularly crowded. And, you know what? It was a nice way to start the day. Even though commuting by car is a lot easier, sometimes I still miss the subway.
So, when my new photographer suggested a shoot on Houston’s Metro, I thought it was a great idea! Houston has a long way to go before public transportation is widely used, but it’s making some important early strides. The stop nearest to our house is in the Medical Center, so that’s where we ventured to for these photos — and I love them!
What’s your morning commute? Do you take a subway, car, train, or bus? (Buses get a bad rep, but I actually liked NYC buses a lot, too!)
Alice and Olivia dress, Nordstrom jacket, Stripes and Sequins x BaubleBar necklace, Rachel Leigh cuff bracelet, SHOEMINT heels.
Photos by Banks Farley.