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What I Wore For a Weekend in New York City

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What to wear in New York City?! That’s always a good question. I dress heavily dependent on the weather and footwear is of utmost importance in my opinion. When planning I start from the bottom up.

The first outfit was for a Friday evening and I knew I didn’t have to walk more than ten minutes so I opted for some comfortable sandals. The rest of the weekend I wore sneakers and I’m glad I did because sore feet only hurt you. As for the hair, I knew it was going to be hot so I opted to straighten my hair the day we left and not wash it the entire weekend. It worked out well not having to fuss too much with my hair in the heat.

As for packing bags, I used a leather duffle/weekend bag and a vintage train case for my toiletries. I had two purses for the weekend, the smaller one fit in my duffle bag (Similar icon), along with the two other shoes I brought.

Simple!

Outfit for a nice dinner out: jean jacket from Stitch Fix, dress is English Factory from Nordstrom (Similar style icon) (Similar color icon) (similar style on ShopBop), sandals are Sam Edelman from Nordstrom Rack, purse is Rebecca Minkoff (Similar style icon).

Outfit for brunch and walking around the city on a hot day: dress is English Factory from ShopBop, Vans shoes (with arch supports in them!), Rebecca Minkoff bag, sunglasses from Target.

Outfit for a baseball game: t-shirt from an Etsy shop, comfortable skirt from Stitch Fix, hat I bought at the game, sneakers are thrifted New Balance.

Outfit for a bit of walking in the city and drive home: super comfortable dress is from Evereve, thrifted New Balance sneakers.

What would you wear for a day in the city?

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How To Spend A Couple’s Weekend in New York City

My husband and I just celebrated our 20th wedding anniversary! We left the kids with Grandma and drove into New York City for two nights. I didn’t feel as though the city was as crowded as prepandemic times. It felt lively and energetic, ready to get back to usual.

Went stayed at the Moxy Chelsea hotel in the flower district. I loved walking out the door and seeing flowers and plants all over the sidewalks. The room was definitely on the smaller side but we had everything we needed for our weekend and I slept comfortably.

Our first night we ate at Serra by Birreria, the rooftop bar/restaurant. The food was delicious! I loved all the floral decor.

For our one full day in the city we ate brunch at The Little Owl in West Village. Walking around the streets of West Village feels as though you are in a different city. It was quiet! I felt as though I could be walking around in Charleston.

From there we walked to Washington Square Park, somewhere I’d never wandered to while in NYC in the past. I wanted to see the arch! I created a reel about the park, on Instagram, if you want to check it out.

We went back to the hotel for some siesta time after that. I was sweating and needed a breather. We grabbed a late lunch near the hotel, nothing special, and relaxed before heading to Yankee Stadium for the evening. I wanted to visit The High Line but with the heat we didn’t end up going. Another time 🙂

Sunday morning we slept in for as long as two parents possibly can after years of early rising with kids, got some New York bagels (the best!) and headed home late morning. Driving around the city is a little nutty, we felt comfortable taking the Metro a few times on Saturday since we are vaccinated, but driving home felt like it took forever. Always does I guess.

Since we only live about an hour and a half outside the city it was easy to skip the major NYC attractions we’ve been to or want to take the kids to in the future. If you are coming from further away, seeing the World Trade Center site is always amazing and of course the Statue of Liberty. I feel like Times Square isn’t anything great but you should see it at least once in your life. Rockefeller Plaza is fun to see in winter.

There are many rooftop eating options that give you a great view of the city, instead of paying for tickets to go to the top of the Empire State Building or others, book some food reservations before you go. I knew we would have a city view from our hotel and I’ve been to the top of the Twin Towers in my childhood, so I did not worry about making sure we did extra views on this trip. When Broadway reopens seeing a show is a must see! I’ve got tickets for October for Hamilton and am overexcited for that.

Here are some other of my favorite pictures from the weekend:

What are your must see places in New York City?

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Recent Spring Styles

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We have a ups and downs in temperatures here in Connecticut. I’ve gone from wearing to jeans one day to a swimsuit the next. Be ready for anything 🙂

Some recent jean styles:

Actual swimming in the pool hasn’t happened much so I’ve been sporting my swimsuits with a t-shirt and I’m liking the look of the combo. With three kids it’s functional.

Swimsuit with t-shirt styles:

Queen t-shirt (On Sale! icon), ModCloth swimsuit (mine is years old); More Love t-shirt is super old from Target, Amazon swimsuit, Anthropologie hat

And one date night look:

Cheers to almost summer!