Wow, I can’t believe I still have outfit photos from my first summer trip to New York way back when in June. I wore this the first day when Jill and I were hailing cab after cab getting to our destinations. Our first stop of the day was meeting up with our blogger friend, Maria, from Chicago who was leaving the same day we arrived. So what do three Chicago bloggers do in New York? We lunched at Fred’s, obviously.
After lunch, we stopped to smell the flowers and relax a bit at Bryant Park before our next appointment (hint I’ll be posting about that experience tomorrow). I just love how there are parks everywhere in such a bustling city.
Then the usual happened: shopping, exploring the city, attending a new art gallery exhibition and of course, late night dining in the rain and a Gossip Girl sighting. Sooo New York.
Tulip back top: Maison Jules (Similar)
Jeans: Gap (Similar)
Flats: Gap (Similar)
Handbag: Coach (Similar)
Watch: Timex (Similar)
Luxe Pave Deco Bar Harness Ring: Henri Bendel
Happy Summer (officially)! For a Monday I’m feeling pretty fresh on the blog. There’s so much to catch up on as well like the amazing trip to New York City this past weekend, so bare with me with the upcoming posts that all are related to NYC. It was such a fun (blogger) trip with Jill and I feel as though I’ve been rejuvenated and inspiration has definitely already kicked in. I’m not even sure where to begin with all the people and events, let alone all the fashion that made this trip amazing.
It had been a couple of years since my last visit to The Big Apple, but this one goes down in the books. First of all, it was amazing because I saw my brother who lives in Brooklyn. I hadn’t seen him since the holidays and I loved hanging out with him. He’s seriously the best brother I could ever ask for! AND a million thank yous aren’t even enough for everything he did for me and my friend. I can’t wait to see him again.
Onto this look… White screams summer and I couldn’t help myself when I saw this fit & flare stripe strappy dress before I left. It was the perfect weight and style for a day exploring Brooklyn’s coffee shops and boutiques along with a stroll through Transmitter Park (more photos to come). For summer looks I like to keep the look simple and focus in on details. The subtle lines and fit make this dress a summer staple and can go from day to night. I can still feel the sunshine on my skin that clear crisp day while just roaming around the city soaking in everything.
Stay tuned this week for more from NYC and see a sneak peak through Instagram!
Stripe Strappy Fit & Flare Dress: Gap
Laser Cut Flats: Gap (similar)
Vintage 60s Flower Necklace: Sweet & Spark (similar)
Watch: Timex (similar)
Aviator Sunglasses: Ray-Ban
Handbag: Coach (similar men’s style)