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British Belle: What I Wore in New York City in Autumn

Monday, October 26, 2015

This past week I was in New York on a girls trip. It was such a blast and I enjoyed getting to experience new things in the amazing city. It's kind of a fluke that I ended up visiting 3 times this year.. but I loved getting to experience New York in freezing February, hot Summer July, and now perfectly crisp Autumn. Weather wise, this trip was my favorite. :) 

I'm excited to share what I wore during the trip.. May feel a bit goofy but bear with me. I am always interested by what others wear for travel, so I thought I would share. 


For brunch and exploring 5th avenue + Rockefeller center

Cape: J. Crew (no longer available)
Dress: old Anthropologie 
Shoes: plain black ballet flats


After a morning chock full of walking in my ballet flats.. my little feet were crying out for help. So I did (in my mind) the unthinkable... I busted out the tennies. I'm usually strongly anti sneaker for travel, but this trip I had 0 shame and tried to figure out how best to own it. Really this whole post is just about how to wear tennies on a trip. Ha!! We observed lots of New Yorkers and how they managed to tie their tennies into their look. The #1 observation was that black leggings or jeans with a neutral shoe make the look the most chic. 

Cowl Neck tunic: old Anthropologie 
Black Pixie Pant: J. crew 
Tennies: Nike


For exploring the flatiron district & Chelsea

Chambray: old J. Crew 
Black Pixie Pant: J. Crew 
Tennies: Nike
Crossbody Bag: Gigi New York (wait for a promotion to purchase)


For dinner at The Smith & exploring Grand Central Station + The Palace

Dress: The Happy Goose Shop  (size small for boutique sizing reference)
Booties: Borrowed from my friend Susannah, from Nordstrom by Minnetonka


For breakfast, a short walk from our hotel.

Olive tunic: Nordstrom 
Gray Pixie Pant: J. Crew 
Black Flats: Tory Burch 
Sweater: old J. Crew 


After breakfast, we changed our shoes and braced ourselves for a day which ended up with 30,000+ steps. I love you, tennies!!!


We were passionate about having happy fall photos in the park, so the boots made their way out for a short walk through the park & brunch at Tavern on the Green. 

Cape: old J. Crew
Striped tee: old J. Crew 
Jeans: Loft Modern Skinny (never buy anything at Loft that isn't at least 40% off!, they constantly run promotion!) 
Crossbody: Gigi New York 
Boots: Frye (sweet present from Ben during the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale this summer)


After brunch we headed uptown to explore the campus of Columbia University. I'll share more about all of the trip later.. but during our morning in the park I noticed several well dressed ladies rocking their tennies with thick coats, and their jeans cuffed at the ankle. I was eager to recreate this look, especially because it was very cold and I needed my warm coat.

Coat: J. Crew (purchased last year but available again this year! Joanna Gaines also has it #claimtofame)
Jeans: J. Crew toothpick
Tennies: Nike

Hope y'all enjoyed following my tennies around New York! :)

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