A New York Minute: City Style













Cape Coat

Leather Bag (on super sale!)

Slip Dress (sold out) but I love this gorgeous option


Photography: Stephanie Drenka Photography 

Living in this city, it’s easy to take for granted  all of the amazing sights to see and things to do. From Central Park, to the MET, to the magic of Lincoln Center, there  are so many iconic, beautiful landmarks in NYC that you just simply overlook in the daily hustle and bustle.

That’s why I was so thrilled to visit the New York Public Library, one of the world’s most stunning public places and yes, the backdrop for the famous Bradshaw and Big wedding scene in Sex and the City: The Movie.

It’s hard to believe that I worked just a few blocks away from Bryant Park & the NYPL and never once stopped to really take in the beauty of this place!

For such a famous New York landmark, the NYC uniform of all black (glammed up, of course) seemed like the perfect fit. I paired this (amazing!) cape jacket with a satin slip dress and my favorite pair of strappy stilettos.

I’m making it my goal this season to start taking in all of the amazing things this city has to offer and cherishing every moment I get to spend in this gorgeous place. (Yes, that includes those super frustrating mornings on the packed subway, too.) Wherever you live – take it in, live it up, and do some exploring!

But first- You’ll need a new wardrobe for your on the town adventures, right?

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  • Reply September 30, 2015

    Amanda R

    You look so chic!! I love these photos, too! Such a great background! <3
    Amanda | http://www.TheChambrayBunny.com

    • Reply October 1, 2015


      Thanks for the love Amanda :)

  • Reply September 30, 2015


    Wow! All I can say is STUNNING! From what you’re wearing, to your hair, to the location, to the photos…just gorgeous!
    CS Gems

    • Reply October 1, 2015


      You are too sweet Carrie!LOVE your jewelry!

  • Reply September 30, 2015

    Olivia DeFilippo

    You look stunning! I am absolutely obsessed with the background of your photos. I need to start adventuring out to cooler locations for my posts (although, a college campus isn’t ideal). Also, dying for your shoes!!

    • Reply October 1, 2015


      Hi Olivia! There’s always some magic places to shoot, even on campus!
      Good luck in your adventuring! BTW. These shoes are my absolute favorite, they’re comfortable enough for me to brave in the city sidewalks in, too! #winwin

  • Reply September 30, 2015


    Those shoes. I am so swooning over them! They are gorgeous!!
    xx, Karen

  • Reply October 1, 2015


    Wow! You loo freaking fabulous! Love the black!

    xo Rachel
    To Hell in a Handbag

    • Reply October 1, 2015


      Thanks Rachel!

  • Reply October 1, 2015

    Elle Spann

    i have seen it a billion times, yet still think it’s beautiful! I was just there and stayed a couple blocks away from the library.Love your black on black. I love wearing this combo and consider it the epitome of the NY look. The cape is perfection!
    Southern Elle Style

  • Reply October 1, 2015

    Adaleta Avdic

    Such a lovely mind frame and I like that you are enjoying even the packed subway in the morning, because that’s part of the charm of New York City! Your outfit is on fire and I really love the shoes! xx, adaatude.com

  • Reply October 1, 2015


    Girl you are slaying it right now. SLAYING IT. That cape looks phenomenal and I need Dallas to cool down so I can dress this cute.

  • Reply October 1, 2015


    This look is fantastic! Its super chic and very NYC! That cape coat!!!! Ah! Love it!


  • Reply October 1, 2015


    You look stunning! Love the location of these pictures!

  • Reply October 1, 2015

    Cameron Proffitt

    Fab-u-lous! That cape is insanely beautiful on you. It’s taking the chic-level to unknown places. :) I love New York and hope to make it back sooner than later!

    Cameron Proffitt

  • Reply October 2, 2015

    Christina Beauchamp

    OMG you couldn’t have made me more jealous, girlfriend! What an iconic spot (Sex & The City addict, here!) and you look simply fabulous!!! NYC is my fave city in the world and you are taking it by storm!!! Next time I visit I hope to see you again!!!

    xo, Christina
    Fashion & Frills

  • Reply October 2, 2015


    So chic! I love this all black look!

    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

  • Reply October 2, 2015


    That cape is EVERYTHING!!! you are working this all black ensemble with the city buildings in the background. You look powerful!!

  • Reply October 5, 2015


    What a gorgeous chic look!

    Brooke | KBStyled

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