As an avid lover of fashion, my trip to New York was as much about clothes as it was about the Statue of Liberty and Central Park. Thank God that the boyfriend was understanding about my need to take in the sights on 5th Ave and Soho. I loved people watching everywhere we went. I felt so inspired by what I saw, not only on the streets, cafes, and stores but also in the art. It was exactly as creative and beautiful as I imagined. And to top it all off, I think boyfriend will never tease me again about my love for shoes, bags, and that "red cupcake dress" I stare at in my closet every morning. He gets it now.
I wanted to take lots of outfit pictures. Sadly, I was only able to take three. After New York, we headed to his family's farm in Ohio and it was humid like I've never felt before in my life! 90 percent humidity on top of 90 degree weather? That's just crazy! So our days spent in Ohio were wet and sticky and my hair looked like a puffy brillo pad. And I wore nothing but shorts and tees. Translation? No outfit pictures from Ohio. Oh well, from one extreme to another. New York was a playground, Ohio was a sleepy porch to enjoy the sound of thunder and watch lightning bugs zap on and off like little lightbulbs.

Our first full day in New York. It was a bit rainy, but definitely not cold. It was perfect actually. The black cardi and skinny jeans are from Express, the dusty rose top is from H&M. My ballet flats are from Zara and the purse is Michael Kors.

Of course I wore my HoH key necklace and layered it with my 36 inch Lisa Taubes chain, which is pure love by the way. It really dresses up any top.

The second day I wore my new navy chilltown dress from Lulus paired with a teal cardigan from Nordstrom. I threw on a scarf later at night when it got chilly.

At Megu in Soho wearing my red rose dress from H&M. If I could only wear one thing for the rest of my life, I'm pretty certain it would be this dress. I just love it to death. The nude pumps are from DSW by Steve Madden and the tan clutch is by Jessica Simpson.

~I also wore a black dress with a large belt and creme scarf, but I was unable to get a picture.

I looked in a lot of stores while we were walking around the city, but I didn't have a lot of time to really enjoy shopping.

Nude wedges from the giant H&M by our hotel.

Lacy creme top and teal dress from Forever 21

I love Duane reade! You New Yorkers are so lucky!

I had to get one of these.

I'm sure you all are sick of my vacation talk, so this is the last of it. Back to normal blogging, at least until we can afford another fun trip somewhere ;)
Happy Monday!


  1. Wow, awesome score on the H&M heels! How amazing is that red dress on you! WOWZA!

  2. Megu is amazing! I love that H&M dress on you! gorgeous!! xo


  3. I love the red dress on you!:D You look amazing!:D

    ...and everything girly under the sun!

  4. You look great in every outfit, I love the red dress on you! I'm so jealous of your nude pumps, i'm on the hunt for a pair like that! They look like they're the perfect height :) I'm so glad that you had fun in NYC and all of the goodies that you got are awesome too xo

  5. I love that red dress!

  6. You girls are so sweet! I just loved New York City. It was so fun dressing up for Megu.

  7. It looks like you had a great time in NYC! I love all of your outfits, especially the red H&M dress!!!

  8. months later...and i'm still jealous of the red H&M dress! you look fab :) sounds like you had a fun trip!

  9. I remember commenting on that gorgeous red dress a long time ago. I love it on you!!!
    You're so lucky you got to go to NY. I've been wanting to go there...maybe someday :)

    thanks for your comment. You should feature you friend on your blog :)

  10. u look stunning in that red dress!!!

  11. Gave you an award on my blog :)

  12. Crystal: Aww, thank you! I'll check it out.

    Becky: Yes, I am planning on featuring her soon because I am going to visit her this weekend.

    Everyone: Thank you girls.

  13. noelle, you look beyond gorgeous in that lovely red dress! what a beautiful piece!

  14. you know what I have no idea on whats a good wrinkle cream. I asked my older friends and they said the Olay regenerist is pretty good but I don't know.

    Were getting old lol.

  15. You look absolutely STUNNING in that pretty red frock! But I'd have to say that my favorite look is the navy dress and turquoise cardigan -- so fabulous.
    xo Josie

  16. Tam: Thank you ;)

    Becky: Lol, thank you for asking though! I'm going to give it a try.

    Josie: You are so sweet girly, thank you.

  17. New York is one of my favourite places, I'm glad you loved it there too!!

    As always, that red dress is stunning!!

  18. I am so jealous of your purchases!!! :)

    1) Love the teal cardigan from Nordstrom...which brand? Is it still available online?

    2) The red dress outfit is absolutely gorgeous! How do you like the nude pumps? I looked at those online and was concern that the heels might be low.

    3) That pair of H&M heels are fabulous,too!

  19. Emily: I can't wait to go back someday! New York was even better than I thought it would be!

  20. Thank you for leaving the details in my blog. That was very sweet of you.

    With regard to the Steve Madden pumps, is the pair you purchased in blush?

  21. Love, love, love that red dress. I don't blame you for loving it to death. :)

  22. Vicky: Thank you!

    PetiteGorgeous: I hope I was able to help!


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