My first six months of living in New York City were fabulous. I’m home for the summer, and I’m already missing the big city. I love being able to get up in the morning, put on a great outfit, walk out the door and just explore. Whether it’s dining at Sarabeth’s for brunch, reading in Central Park, or shopping in Soho, the city makes me so happy to even just walk around in. I love being surrounded by so many different and unique people. It inspires me to be better, and shouldn’t we all put ourselves in an environment that does this? I can’t wait to be back, and especially experience my first fall there. Fall is my favorite season, and it gets me all excited just thinking about being there for it.
New York City is one of the most populated places in the world, and it’s one of the most loneliest ones as well. It’s very easy to feel lonely although your surrounded by so many people constantly. For me, coming to the city and knowing this was comforting, because in a city there is so much to do by yourself compared to a small town.
Last nights Met Gala was anything but boring, from tulle to heads and chandeliers, I’m very happy with the turnout of celebrities in actual “camp” like fashion. I normally see a sea of basic dresses that aren’t related to the theme whatsoever, but these year proved us all wrong. Of course there are still attendees that didn’t have their best dressed moment, but they were some outfits that I just can’t get enough of.
I love to take a classic blazer that would normally be worn with suit pants and style it with dresses. I’m especially loving throwing on a blazer and wrapping a belt around my waist and wearing it like that. It’s a fun and different twist to the classic look.
I was looking to go for a more neutral toned look, and as I was rummaging through my clothes when I found this kimono and nude dress that looked really lovely together. I love when this happens, as I’m going through my clothes I find things next to each other that I end up loving worn together. If you’re an avid shopper like me, you know how easy it can be to forget about pieces in your closet because after you wear them a few times they get thrown to the back of the closet. I’m trying to get better at this, but we all do it!
Spring is for pretty dresses. Whether it be for a special occasion like a graduation or family gathering, or for brunch and exploring the city, a pretty lace dress is your spring go-to.
Brunch in New York City is not you’re average brunch, and you shouldn’t treat it that way either. There’s nothing better than sleeping in on a Saturday, waking up to it being sunny and 65, and stepping out on the streets to head to brunch at Sarabeth’s. With their five locations in NYC it’s a place everyone needs to experience at least once; but really, you’ll get hooked from the start.
Spring is slowly arriving in the city with flowers sprouting here and there in the parks and in flower pots. Although the weather goes back in forth from above fifty to below, I’ve been bringing out my spring pieces and experimenting with layering to make them more practical for cooler weather. Keep on Reading!
If you haven’t been through it you are inevitably are going to, and if you have you know the struggle and have very well learned your lesson. Now matter the size of the heel or wedge, not matter the price of the heel or wedge,
Always carry around a pair of flats when walking in heels in the city. Keep on Reading!
As I wear dresses almost everyday, I have quite a collection of minis and midis, but one of my all-time favorites to wear in the spring/summer are maxi dresses. I think they are so flattering and can be easily transitioned from day to night. Maxi’s with slits are super cute and it allows for you to breathe in the dress, but also show off your pretty shoes as well. They are a classic, beautiful piece to wear for any occasion. Keep on Reading!
I’ve boughten from Gal Meets Glam ever since they first launched in April of last year. They have the best dresses for the girls that love classy, feminine dresses that are vintage with a modern touch. This dress from the March launch is perfect for spring and summer. Keep on Reading!
As March comes to an end and spring is right around the corner, I tend to get most creative with my looks since at this point I am tired of my winter wardrobe. These stripe pants are a super fun way to make any look unique. I could have worn simple black pants or jeans, but the look is much more fun to wear and different with these stripe pants. Keep on Reading!
There’s no denying that Princess Diana is one of the greatest style icons. Her looks were always so glamorous and chic, and they spoke volumes. She was always dressed appropriately and dressed to the nines. I wouldn’t mind if her hat collection just magically appeared in my closet over night. Keep on Reading!
As February comes to a close and March is around the corner, I start to want to wear my spring wardrobe. Like everyone, I’m getting bored of my winter wardrobe and want to start bringing more florals into my everyday looks. Since it’s a little early to start wearing lighter florals, I’m leaning towards dark florals to get me through these next few weeks. Keep on Reading!
Since forever I’ve been looking for my go-to accessory, and finally this year I think I’ve found it. We all struggle with bad hair days or days when the wind completely messes with it. Now, I’ve been collecting scarves to wrap around my hair which immediately makes me look chic and classic. I’ve seen this look on all my favorite style icons like Audrey Hepburn, Princess Diana, and Grace Kelly. I wore a head scarf in this look as well. Keep on Reading!
The winter time can be rough, especially if you live in a place where the weather is constantly changing. But aside from those random 50 degree days, it can get very cold. Since I’m walking much more outside in the cold since I’m in NYC, I’ve come to figure out the accessories I can’t live without in the winter to keep me warm, but still chic. Keep on Reading!
I’ve always loved the Kate Spade brand. Especially with their newest collection for Spring/Summer launching in the stores just about two weeks ago, being in NYC I had to go check it out. I wrote about the new collection and campaign here. Everything is girly & floral & whimsical, and I couldn’t resist getting this sweater vest. Keep on Reading!
Hey girls, welcome to McKenna in Manhattan- a new series I’m starting on Petunia’s Picks where I’ll be sharing everything feminine, girly, classy, and glamorous in New York City. Keep on Reading!