There is rarely ever a time that I am not missing Paris. While I’ve only been there once, I have visited it many times over the years through books, music, and memories. While I love my life, I love daydreaming about what I would be doing if I were living in the city of lights.
Here it is, my first post re-capping our time in Paris! It is going to take a very long time to share everything from that trip but that is okay! It means I have a ton of content and information to share with you.
You might ask yourself, “What on earth possessed her to take two very young children to New York City?”
Well, I’ll tell you…they did. If you’ve seen The Secret Life of Pets, then you know it is set in “The Big Apple”. Judah and Aya watching that movie started a barrage of questions about New York which Sam and I were happy to answer and they haven’t stopped asking to visit since.
Some days are just magical. I’m really not sure exactly what it is that makes them so; it’s just that everything feels right, and special, and perfect. The day I wore this look was one of those days. Sam and I were in New York so immediately I was enjoying myself. I wanted to feel chic strolling down Madison Ave. so, of course, I chose black and white. We hopped into a cab bright and early headed to Ralph Lauren. It was just outside of their store that we took these pictures.
There are three primary things about these pictures that I love; the first thing is that they were taken right after we swam in the open ocean with wild Spinner dolphins. This fact should explain my salty, scrunchy hair, tied into something resembling a knot, and lack of makeup. When on the ocean and swimming with dolphins I already feel beautiful and alive…who needs makeup? The second is the fact that they are unedited (except for adjusting the light a bit).
While the weather is still a little chilly…or a lot depending on where your live…Spring is just around the corner. I love dressing for Spring because it inspires my favorite color palette. Blush pinks, creams, grays and blues…they all speak to me of Spring. Since the season is not quite upon us, I like to ease my wardrobe into it by combining my lighter colors and pieces with darker ones.
A love the way a dress makes me feel. When wearing a pretty dress I feel both young and womanly. There’s something romantic and obviously feminine about a dress. Its classic and I adore it. I love wearing pants as well, I’m not all dresses and skirts, but I feel right at home in a delicate frock with a little flounce and movement to it. When selecting looks for our trip to New York, I knew this dress would be accompanying me.
On our last day in New York City, the hubby and I decided to do a little exploring at The Highline. We only had a couple of hours before we had to head to the airport to catch our flight home but we made them count by checking out this great new spot of the city. Since our next stop was a long flight home, I made sure I was comfortably dressed. The two key pieces in this look I purchased on major discount during the Nordstrom Anniversary Event in the fall.
Have you ever had that moment when you saw a piece of clothing and you were immediately drawn to it because it so perfectly communicated an aspect of your personality? Well that was the moment I had when I saw this sweater. I know it sounds a little dramatic but you wouldn’t think so if you had experienced alongside me the frustration of finding a perfect, beige sweater. Of course…I had to fly to Hawaii (the Big Island to be exact) to finally find it.
Going out for dinner and drinks in New York City is truly one of my favorite things. When the sun has just gone down and the streets are aglow from the city lights…there is a little magic in it. It feels timeless and while the city is far from still, there is a kind of warmth in the atmosphere that I find comforting at the end of the daylight hours.