Well today was just a lovely afternoon as I celebrated yet another friend’s Aries birthday. The restaurant Jones Wood Foundry is a lovely wine and beer bar on the Upper East Side with a beautiful restaurant in the back which has multiple rooms with different character feel in each. We were one of the first to be sitting in the outdoor seating since it finally just started to get warmer. We had Sancerre, the Fish n Chips and the Salmon Burger. I’m wearing a Vince white blazer, and H&M Blue Dress and MIA snakeskin heels which I think are a fabulous design.
This outfit I wore to an Instagram meet up about a couple weeks ago. It was amazing to meet so many talented photographers who are also interested in a social media platform that has had continuous growth. It was actually quite windy on the East River in Manhattan as we walked from the Manhattan Bridge to the Brooklyn Bridge taking photos of different subjects as we went along. The photographer which can be found @canhatam, a Boston based photographer originally from Turkey has been blowing up on Instagram with his beautiful photos using the hashtag #discoveraround. My Burberry jacket was envied by many since I seemed to have the warmest one on, however, my short dress underneath for the after party was not helping with the under draft. My Sam Edelman boots definitely helped keep my legs warmer and they were not painful at all throughout the walk.
I love Chelsea for its charm, dining, speakeasy’s and the overall artistic vibe. I appreciate when business owners try to be unique, different and classy, and so many entrepreneurs have done just that to make this a great neighborhood. Although I live on the Upper East Side, my outfit seemed to do me well as an understated blend of “look at me if you want to notice” instead of “LOOK AT ME”. I find it funny that whenever I have a guy take my photos they don’t take the full body of my feet, but you get a little peak at my shoes. I’m wearing one of my favorite BCBG Maxazria blazers mixed with my grandmother’s silk pink button up top, brown corduroys and strappy leather and brown platforms.
I feel this is the perfect transitional outfit from this past ridiculously long winter to this warming up spring time. Showing a little leg and mixing light and dark is the way you can do this. As the temperature rises, the hemlines go up, toes will break out, and necklines swoop. Till then, I wear a light weight and color turtleneck, a slit light and dark skirt, and booties that give a peak of skin to make a statement “It’s not winter anymore”. My bag is italian leather and actually purchased on a cart vendor in the South Street Seaport in lower Manhattan. I recommend going shopping down in that area as the weather starts to get better and better.
I just so happen to live on the block of this neighborhood renowned Oslo Coffee Shop. They have coffee that makes me feel so unbelievably productive it makes me feel they add something a little extra to it, if you know what I mean! They have been on the 75th st location for 5 years now, and me just under 1 year, I guess they are in the know. I came to the coffee shop looking for someone to help me take photos and I met a really friendly musician named Chris Bergson and has lived in the city all his life. His band travels throughout Europe and playing at venues in the city with their jazz and blues vibes.
My bag is Carol J. an italian leather handbag brand, my hat is my roommate’s who has a more grungy style and my dress and sweater are from H&M. I love textures and patterns mixed with neutrals.
Today I had some fun in my neighborhood and my stoop on the upper east side with some contrasting colors. My leather jacket is from IRO leather moto jacket and can be found at SAKS online. I love it so much as a continued staple piece in my wardrobe. My purse is from Coach and my “filler” pieces are from Zara and a basic tank. My eyewear is from JPLUS, an italian brand. I love my neighborhood and it was nice to notice what’s going on right outside my doorstep.
I am in love, hands down, with these gorgeous shoes. I love how the slit in the front gives the illusion of a lengthened leg and pairs so well with these skinnies. Barneys is by far such a classic place to go for top designer brands and these are the Gionvitto Rossi split-front ankle boots that are delightful. Add this to your closet to have a staple shoe that will make any basic outfit stand out as fashionably chic. These photos were taken at a really interesting Upper East Side hotel lobby at the Mark hotel, a luxury 5 star place through and through.