Big Apple Day Dreaming

Knit Hat: Gift, Sunnies: Chinatown,

Scarf: Royal Caribbean Cruise Gift Shop, Moto Jacket: T.J Maxx,

Button Up (hidden): AE,  Jeans: Consignment Shop, South Street in Philly,

Boots: Purchased in Florence, Italy

These pictures make me miss vacation so much! While we had a great time in every city we visited New York was far and away our favorite. Our last morning in the city D and I got up and took an early morning stroll through Central Park and ended up at the beautiful Bethesda Terrace & Fountain.

I know it’s cheesy but it was so romantic to walk through the park with D, it’s one of my favorite memories from our trip.  When we got to the Angel of Waters Fountain there was only a handful of other people there, including an amazing saxophone player who did an amazing cover of Single Ladies. It was almost surreal to be able to sit and relax on a stone bench overlooking the beautiful fountain and Central Park Lake while being surrounded on all sides by one of the world’s biggest and busiest cities.

When I travel I rely on layers to keep me comfortable. It was a bit chilly during our visit to the city so I kept warm with my cropped moto jacket and slouchy knit hat. Underneath my jacket I had a sheer white blouse under a thin black v-neck sweater, packing simple separates that can easily be layered is a lifesaver, especially when you’re limited to one carry on bag!

Yesterday I wrote about how I kept my packing focused by planning my outfits ahead of time, while this may seem a bit too anal-retentive organized it was a huge help to me. Whether you’re packing for a city hopping vacation like ours or a week away at the beach here are a few packing tips to reduced packing anxiety:

  • Plan your outfits ahead of time, this way you know exactly what to pack!
  • Choose pieces that can be easily remixed, tons of options without tons of luggage! Dark wash jeans are a perfect example becuase you can wear them with a cute top and flats sightseeing during the day or pair them with wedges and statement jewelry for a night out!
  • Bold accessories are a great way to take an outfit from day to night or casual to classy quickly without taking up a ton of space in your bag. The only pair of heels I brought were my cheetah print ankle booties (seen here) and I was pleasantly surprised by their versatility! I was able to wear them with everything from jeans to maxi dresses.
  • Layer, layer, layer! Even though it can be a hassle to strip down at security I was so glad I had my scarf when they started pumping freezing cold air into the plane’s cabin. The more you wear the less you’ve got to pack.
  • Get an early start. I was so jealous when D was relaxing the night before our trip while I was rushing around trying to get my life together and in one carry on bag. Not only will packing early cut down on your travel stress but it will reduce the chances that you’ll forget to pack something important.

What are your travel tips? Are you a last minute packer or a prepared planner? When you travel is it all about comfort or style?

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5 responses to “Big Apple Day Dreaming

  1. Love the pictures, I wish I could have been in New York this weekend! Would have been a nice break. Looks like you had a great time!

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