Plaid in the City
One of the great things about living in New Jersey is that it’s so easy for me to visit my friends in New York City. I’ve managed to get in to the city pretty much every weekend since I’ve moved up here. Last weekend, I went in to meet a few of my friends for brunch near Union Square Park, so that I could ask them to be my bridesmaids. I had asked two of my friends in LA the same thing when I was visiting them last month, so I just had my New York friends left to ask. They all said yes, of course, and now I’m so excited to have these girls involved in my wedding! It was such a lovely brunch, we went to the Farmer and the Fish in Gramercy and I had a delicious crab cake benedict. It’s one of my favorite variations on eggs benedict.
After brunch, I headed downtown and walked along the water near Battery Park. It’s not a part of the city that I usually visit, but the views were fantastic. I could see the Statue of Liberty so clearly. After walking along the water, I visited the One World Trade Center Observatory. It was a really cool experience, with truly amazing views of the entire city and parts of New Jersey and Connecticut. However, it was very expensive to visit, and the only thing to really do was look at the view. If you’re in the city and want a great view, I would recommend touring Rockefeller Center and going to Top of the Rock instead.
New York City in the fall has fantastic weather. It was the perfect temperature where I was comfortable in a dress but needed a light jacket. This dress is one of my favorite new purchases. It’s from Nordstrom’s 1901 line, and it’s incredibly soft and cute. The plaid is perfect for fall and the material is kind of a cozy flannel type material. I paired it with this jacket that I got from Madewell last fall. It’s my go to transitional jacket. It can be worn more casually with jeans, or with a day dress like this. I like the color more than the typical olive color for this type of jacket, the beige color is a bit more neutral and pairs better with more colorful or statement items.