Memorial Day Weekend in NYC: Polka Dots & Chanel

I have had the best Memorial Day Weekend being back in NYC and catching up with my core group of friends there. Additionally, I had a Danish and German friend who both were in town, which is what prompted my trip. I recently purchased these Ann Taylor Loft polka dot culottes, and I was ecstatic when I found them because I had been looking for a pair just like this… I am a polka dot lover! I also like the length of these pants and the elastic waist (super comfortable and flattering). I paired them with a cloth-button cold-shoulder blouse (trend alert!), Stuart Weitzman Nudist sandals (trend alert!), my trusty heart sunglasses (trend alert!), and a dream item I took out for the first time…my classic Chanel jumbo black caviar-leather gold-hardware flapbag! A classic look to kick off summer in the city 🙂

Striped Culottes & Crop Top

It’s mid September and we have had an 80 degree weather streak…and I will take it! More days for me to wear my favorite crop top (trend alert) and bold striped pants (trend alert) ! I love these wide leg pants / culottes. They are so comfy, closing at my waist, and they “swish” when I walk! At first glance, it looks like I am wearing a pleated skirt. I also love the cut of this crop top…the high neck is so flattering and I like that it is not too short either (I wish I had bought a few pairs). I paired this outfit with my trusty gold aviators, Rebecca Minkoff black bag, and block heeled strappy sandals.

I was wearing this outfit when I met the ultimate fashion blogger, Chiara Ferragni…thank goodness I had something cute on! These pictures are taken in my hood, in one of my favorite parks, Washington Square Park. This look is very edgy and “downtown”, while also being sophisticated.

Black crop top
Gold aviators
Striped culottes
Block heel sandals
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Wide Leg Trousers

Wide leg trousers, or culottes, are a big trend this spring. I picked up this pair last September and was able to get away with wearing them through the month until it became too cold! I am really excited that I can bring them out again. Wide leg trousers are a fun alternative to slacks and pencil skirts for work. Pair them with a pretty blouse and your favorite heels. (They are practically begging you to show off your favorite shoes!) I find that wearing them with flats is usually not very flattering, so I stick with heels when I wear them.

I recently wore the look below to work and received a ton of complements. I love the silk menswear-inspired blouse, too! The square oxblood print is such a fun take on traditional polka dots.

Spring is in the air!

 

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Blouse- Kate Spade (similar here)
Wide leg trousers- My own (similar here)
Bracelet- C. Wonder (similar here)
Earrings- Kate Spade
Necklace- Dogeared
Shoes- Kate Spade
Bag- Balenciaga


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