OOTD: Shopping in New York

I finally made it to New York! Yay! Of course we had to kick off the trip with a little shopping, so we headed to 5th Avenue. To be completely honest, most of the time was spent window shopping because I’m one of those people that’s like, “Why buy it on vacation when I can buy it online without sales tax?” Oregon has spoiled me. Plus, 5th Avenue is home to a lot of designer flagship stores that are usually out of my price range. So for now, I just ogle at all the things I hope to own when I’m thirty, flirty and thriving (a.k.a., rich).

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I want to preface this with the fact that I was meeting with a friend in the industry who’s about 6′ tall (okay, maybe like 5′ 8″), so I wore these shoes for that and to snap a couple pictures. I did NOT wear these shoes all day, and you should never go to New York thinking that you’re going to wear heels because with the amount of walking you do—at least a few miles per day—that is just unrealistic.

Anyway, now that that’s out of the way, let’s get to the rest of the outfit! I was going for a trendy-yet-chic look. Whenever I’m getting dressed, I always keep in mind the Yves Saint Laurent quote: Fashion fades, style is eternal. Which to me means that you should always stay true to your personal aesthetic, as opposed to being completely trend driven. I chose to keep my fun piece, the white fringed top, grounded, pairing it with classic pieces: a black track pant, a leather bag with simple detailing and a pair of nude pumps. The balance of fresh and basic gives this look an effortless-yet-pulled-together feel.

Plenty more pictures coming from New York in future posts. 🙂

XOXO,
Alyssa

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  • Amanda L. July 28, 2014, 10:07 am

    Love this outfit! Very pulled together but the fringe makes it more playful! I wore heels all day when I went to NYC in October for a Teen Vogue conference. Bad decision! My feet were killing me by the end of the day!

  • Marie July 28, 2014, 11:07 am

    Super classy and cute! Never been to NY but heres hoping

  • Clare, BP. Blogger July 28, 2014, 3:20 pm

    Girl you look fab!

  • Alyssa, BP. Blogger July 31, 2014, 11:49 pm

    Thanks everyone! And Clare, you know I’m trying 😉

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