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.


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?


What I Wore On My Road Trip to Charleston

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Traveling south in April can be tricky for packing. Do you bring pants and warmer layers? How many swimsuits are necessary? When thinking of what to pack for this trip I said yes to all of it. I’m not one to normally overpack but there were too many unknowns for Charleston. From a sweatshirt to several bathing suits to shorts and dresses and jeans, I packed it all.

Here are some of my outfits from the trip:

In Virginia

On both driving days I wore the same outfit- sneakers, stretchy jeans, a t-shirt and hoodie over it. This pic was on the way home and my hair was not having it so I wore the hat anytime I got out of the car. In terms of purses and bags I bought a backpack with me and a small straw bag. In terms of other bags, I always travel with some empty reusable shopping bags, they come in handy for beach days too.

This T.J.Maxx dress was by far the most worn item from my trip. I wore it alone, with a t-shirt over it tied and with my jean jacket. I love the layers of the dress and how it twirls, so fun!

Dress from Nordstrom, hat from Anthropologie, belt from Pink Lily, Chaco sandals

I wore this dress to Magnolia Plantation and felt like I fit in with the landscape lol

My jean jacket is through Stitch Fix; this maxi skirt was great for cooler nights

I did bring a couple of swimsuits but mostly wore this one that is a few years old from Target. The pool water was so cold so I didn’t swim but the ocean was a lot warmer than I thought and we had fun splashing around at the beach.

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My exact green dress:

Women’s Astr The Label Tiered Short Sleeve Dress, Size X-Small – Green

My exact circle belt: Pink Lily

Under dresses: Women’s Nordstrom Ultra Light Nu Bra, Size A – Beige

Polka dot dresses:

Women’s Tahari Sleeveless Polka Dot Tiered Maxi Dress


Women’s Boden Tori Polka Dot Halter Neck Midi Dress

My exact hat: Anthropologie

My exact sandals: Women’s Chaco Maya Ii Sandal

The Amazon store where I purchased the white maxi skirt: Amazon

My exact white swimsuit (newest version): Target

Honestly I did wear everything I brought with me!