September 17, 2012

Today's Everyday Fashion: Sightseeing in NYC


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Last week I visited NYC and stayed with one of my best friends from college, Meg. We spent a day sightseeing and this is what I wore! We hit up Top of the Rock, had lunch in Bryant Park, tried on jeans at Century 21, visited Freedom Tower and ended in Times Square with a run through Forever 21. The weather was gorgeous (hot even), and this dress and flats could not have been a more comfortable choice. The dress is a cotton material and I love the print and loose fit. Meg and I also took tons of photos, which I took way too seriously as you will see below. ;-) What would you wear for sightseeing in NYC?

Dress: H&M, $30
Necklace: My Stella & Dot website, $138
Shoes: Macy's, $10 (similar, similar)
Purse: c/o Karen Millen, $235
Sunglasses: Banana Republic, $22
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Ring: My Stella & Dot website $69 and $39
Bracelets: My Stella & Dot website $59 and $79 and $32 and $39


1. Calvin Klein dress, $49.98
2. Sonia Rykiel dress, $192
3. Tibi dress, $50 (to rent)
4. American Apparel dress, $65
5. JcPenney dress, $20
Me and Meg
The Top of the Rock
My best Zoolander impression (I was dying laughing!)
The Freedom Tower!
Times Square

56 comments:

  1. love the print of your dress!

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  2. Love the dress! I haven't been to NYC in a few years, I've definitely got the itch to go back soon though. I'd wear a dress, and probably some closed toe flats.

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  3. great outfit!
    Polly with love
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  4. Love NY!! Looks like a ton of fun!!

    Oliviamoone.blogspot.com

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  5. Did you go to fashion week??

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  6. Cute dress!  I love that top middle photo!

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  7. I love this outfit especially paired with the camel colored bag. Cute!

    Megan
    www.arayofsunblog.com

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  8. Love that dress - I wanted it, but my local H&M was out of my size, so I picked up the peplum top in the same print instead! :)

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  9. I love your hair wavy! The dress is a great choice! Simple and comfortable. Looks like you had a fun time.

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  10. i want to know whats in that h&m bag!!!! ;)

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  11. Your trip looks so fun. I love your Zoolander face. I love it when my husband makes the Blue Steel face. I request it sometimes when we're stopped at a red light.

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  12. love that dress, sounds like you had a fabulous time!

    amy
    Leopard and Lillies

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  13. I have this dress as a peplum top from H/M - love it! Looks like a great trip :-)

    sarahsavvystyle.com

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  14. CoffeebeansandbobbypinsSeptember 17, 2012 at 9:57 AM

    Aww, weekend trips with GF's are the best!
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  15. Great pictures! ♥
    Love the dress and the sunnies. The curled hair looks beautiful on you. :)
    Happy Monday ☼
    xx

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  16. Haha, the zoolander look is priceless!

    I've been reading your blog for awhile, but first time commenting!  Love all of your style tips, and that dress is fantastic!

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  17. Love the dress! Great casual look! Georgeous pictures of NY!

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  18. I totally saw this dress at H and M but didn't bother trying it on. I may take a peak this week and see if they still have it. If I were sightseeing in NY I would probably choose a nice light weight dress or crop pants with flats. Great pictures. Looks like you had a blast.

    Agi:)

    vodkainfusedlemonade.wordpress.com

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  19. Books, Beauty & BarsSeptember 17, 2012 at 10:45 AM

    Adore that dress! Great transition piece!

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  20. Adorable! But, can you give those of us without great legs some "less leg" options??

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  21. Thank you! That's what my hair looks like when I let it air dry. :-)

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  22. I will spill the beans soon, but I did find that tweed blazer I was hunting for in my size!

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  23. Sounds adorable! They didn't have any other pieces in this print when I was there, bummer!

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  24. No, just to the Old Navy event and hanging out with my friend Meg. I am wayyyy too much of a tomboy for fashion week lol!

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  25. gorgeous dress! very versatile and looks comfy!
    kw, http://www.ladiesinnavy.com

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  26. Such a cute dress. I tried on the pencil skirt in the same print. Love it! www.dreamboatfashion.com

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  27. What an adorable dress!  Love your pics.  Looks like you had a wonderful time in NYC!

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  28. Love that dress!  I'm totally digging the dalmatian print, but have been hesitant to get any because I don't know how long the trend will last.  But I could see this dress in its classic cut going for a while.  Looks great on you, and I love it paired with the cognac bag!  What a chic tourist you were, J!  :)

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  29. REALLY love the dress .. and your Zoolander impression!

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  30. OMG! I have on a dress similar to this one today except mine is black with white spots. I paired it with a leather motorcycle jacket--It's cooling down here.

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  31. You look absolutely gorgeous!! Very comfortable yet put together and chic :)

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  32. I love this casual look, your sandals are perfect for walking all around NYC! It looks like you had a lot of fun, loving this dress, I love the print!

    XO http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com

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  33. Excellent choice!  That dress looks great on you and is perfect for sightseeing.  When I was in NYC in March it was coooold so I wore pants, riding boots, and blazers.

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  34. What a great dress! New York sounds like so much fun!
    kendrrat
    kendrrat.blogspot.com

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  35. Aw, thanks Audrey! I am definitely planning to play with this dress and wear it as many ways as possible. :-)

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  36. I have that dress! I wear mine with a yellow skinny belt to give it more shape. 

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  37. I love that dress! Wish I had an h&m here!

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  38. Love the dress. Looks great in the summer and could definitely be worn with a nice pair of tan boots and blazer for fall. 

    Bold as Fashion

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  39. adorable dress! looks really comfy but still very fashionable. 

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  40. I love your bag!  I don't own a cross-body bag and I really need one!  I'll have to check out TJ-Maxx soon.  Looks like you guys had fun :)  

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  41. Love your sightseeing outfit!  It is perfect for walking around such a busy city.  I love the pattern on your dress.  I have the pants to that dress, which I recently styled this way: http://coverupchic.blogspot.ca/2012/09/casual-fall-attire-burgundy-and-spots.htmlIf I were sight seeing in NYC, I would dress up very simply as you did, adding on a pair of leggings and a denim jacket or cardi, or wear a simple two piece attire as I did here: http://coverupchic.blogspot.ca/2012/08/summer-styling-dots-and-chinos.html and here:http://coverupchic.blogspot.ca/2012/07/sea-attire.htmlFor shoes, I would most likely go with closed toe flats for day-long excursions to avoid sore and grimy feet at the end of the day.  One thing that is a "must have" exactly as you did, is rely on a bag with a cross-body mechanism to be hands-free.

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  42. Great dress for site seeing! I wore shift dress all throughout the weekend summers. Printed shorts and a vintage tee was my second option. 

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  43. Jill J from Classy with a KickSeptember 17, 2012 at 9:32 PM

    I love that dress! I almost got it at H&M but got the pencil skirt instead. It's super comfy, huh?

    xo, Jill from www.classywithakick.com

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  44. Cute! I always fear that neck line cause I think it can be so unflattering and a little unisex for my liking, but I love that you dressed it up with a fancy necklace, makes all the difference. Thanks!

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  45. I saw this online, it's such a cute print, however I never know what size to order as I fall between sizes! What size did you get? Great necklace too.

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  46. Thank you! I got an XS, but if you live in the U.S. H&M unfortunately doesn't offer online ordering yet (just browsing). 

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  47. I enjoy reading your blog and taking inspiration from your photos. I have never been to NYC, but when I go will probably choose closed-toed flats as I would not someone stepping on my piggies!

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  48. I loved your dress so much that I literally ran out to H&M the next day and snapped it up! And I'm wearing it now! So cute and comfy and a great work option since it looks put together and chic, but keeps me cool since we're still having summer weather here in L.A. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  49. Oh yay! I love this dress so much, I'm glad you do too!

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  50. Jen, it is such a lovely dress! Would you say it rund TTS or bigger/smaller?  

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  51. Thanks Lena! (assume you are talking to me although my name is not Jen LOL!) I got an XS, which is what I would usually get at stores like Gap or Limited. H&M is European sizing though, so I usually would get a size S at that store.

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  52. Thank you so much! J, sorry for 'Jen'!! ))))) 

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