in yesterday’s post, i gave you a travel tips and a fashion guide for weekend getaways. today, i want to show the outfits i wore in New York City, as well as the places i went and the bars and restaurants i ate at. for anyone that has a (grand)kiddo living in a different city, you know that one of the major perks is: when you go to visit, you get the local treatment and get to travel off the beaten path.
growing up, i made it a point to take my kids to the theater. they loved Andrew Lloyd Webber—Starlight Express especially. to this day, i absolutely love Broadway. and every time i go to NYC, i try to make it to the theater.
saturday afternoon, my son and i grabbed pre-theater snacks and cocktails at Del Frisco’s. several years ago, we stopped in for a tomahawk steak before heading over to Book of Mormon. this time around, we watched a matinee Broadway production of Chicago. Charlotte D’Amboise is a spry 55-year-old playing Roxie Hart to perfection. she was A-MA-ZING! and the show was a delight to watch.
after the matinee, we hopped on the subway to join a rooftop party held in Williamsburg with a breathtaking view of NYC.
since it was a long day going from the theater to a soiree, i wanted to dress chic but comfortable. so i chose a pair of high-rise jeans and a graphic tee. as i mentioned yesterday, fall days can be warm and evenings cool. that’s why it’s all about the layering. check out this fun tweed blazer you can grab from Nordstrom’s.
denim | similar graphic tee here, here, & here | blazer | similar shoes | similar handbag | similar necklace | similar bracelets
i know, i know the timeline is a bit off in this post, but i wanted to sneak in as many outfits as possible. but my favorite is my style uniform that i wore to the theater. nothing better than blue jeans and a blazer! but bear with me as we go from saturday to friday to thursday then back to brunch on sunday. gotta say that NYC knows how to do brunch. then again, there’s rarely a time when a restaurant disappoints me in New York.
on friday i had a meeting in Manhattan then met my son for lunch at a charming French bistro in SoHo called Petite Boucherie. i chose the steak tartar and garden salad. but the french onion soup looked divine.
friday evening, we joined several of my son’s friends for dinner at Leuca in Greenpoint. we shared a suckling pig, brussel sprouts, asparagus, and cheese platter. afterward, we went upstairs for a cocktail and a breathtaking view of the skyline. mr. style, and i visited this exact spot with our son several years ago. read that post here.
hopefully, you caught yesterday’s post. i showcased my new denim boiler suit.
the suit was so versatile, i not only wore it on the plane when i flew into NYC on Thursday, but i restyled it for dinner as well. it’s the perfect option when you’re short on time.
we went to dinner at Maison Premiere in Williamsburg for oysters and killer cocktails. it’s a quaint establishment, and the food was fantastic. i threw on a tweed blazer and pumps for the occasion.
my son lives in Brooklyn. when i visit, we spend a lot of time in Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and Bed Stuy. over the years, these neighborhoods have become t-r-e-n-d-y—full of young blood. the next generation of artists, authors, and entrepreneurs walk the streets. as a woman of a certain age, that means one thing: i have to bring my fashion A-game.
i picked the perfect outfit for an early morning coffee run. i brought a pair of black joggers and a classic tee. i’ll say it one more time: seasonal traveling is all about the layers. mornings in NYC are brisk. i threw on a jean jacket then we grabbed brunch at Chez Ma Tante in Greenpoint.
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Beth looks like a fabulous time! I have said it before, there is nothing chic about tattered jeans for us 60+ women! Loved the yellow tunic, I would wear with black straight leg pants! Loved the tweed long blazer, again I would have paired maybe with a tobacco colored jean. I know you had a wonderful
time with your kiddo, that sure do make our world go round!!
isn’t it great that you can style these clothes in so many different ways? but then that’s what style is all about – personal preference. the marigold tunic would look fabulous with either black or navy. if distressed jeans aren’t your thing there are so many other options these days to stay on trend with denim. vive le difference.
Beth, thank you for taking us on this fun short tour of your trip! I love living vicariously thru your travels and sense of style. I love the Boilersuit and blazer, and hope to try this look in Palm Springs this winter. How fun to step out of the box with this look! As you see I love it all! Thanks Beth!
palm springs is always a fun destination! i know you’ll have a ball. talk about perfect weather?!
GREAT OUTFITS. I WILL COPY THESE FOR MY UPCOMING TRIP TO NYC
so glad you found some inspiration, nancy! nothing better than NYC in the fall.
Will be going to San Diego, CA in December. Must see the Del Coronado’s 20′ indoor Xmas tree with an ice rink set up in their back yard, eat at The Godfathers for upscale Italian and Filippi’s Pizza Groto for outstanding casual eating.
i haven’t been to san diego in years! but it’s a fabulous city. the 20′ Christmas tree sounds spectacular. enjoy!
Hi Beth, the outfits you have put together food your trip are great. It looks as though you had a lovely time in NY.
I’m not a tweed person but I do love your jacket it’s different xoxo
i had a ball in NYC. and the weather cooperated – not too hot nor too cold. good to hear from you!
I love your wardrobe for New York. You look fabulous. I live near SLC and we dress pretty causal in the West, but like you I like to look stylish, no matter the occasion. Love your Blog!
we are kindred spirits, yvonne! no matter the occasion we can bring our style game.
I just got my hair cut similar to yours, so thanks for the inspiration. What do you use or do to add volume on top? Mine lays flat!
Beth, I want to thank you for inspiring me, at 67, to realize I can be age appropriate and fashionable at the same time! I’m also going to NYC (annual trip) in a couple of weeks and you gave me some great ideas. For the first time I’m not seeing a Broadway play, but rather going to an event at Carnegie Hall and Feinstein’s 54 Below nightclub. Thanks again for inspiring us all!
both events sound fun and interesting! enjoy your time in NYC. just love visiting that city. it sounds as if you do too.
I love tweed and denim and denim and black. Always in style as are you, Beth!
gotta love those classics that keep on going year after year.
I thought that I could travel light, but seriously, did you get 3 purses, several pairs of shoes and the clothes in the one bag you showed? I love laying and blazers but they do take up room–maybe do a segment on packing all of this into one small roll on!
I loved all of your ensembles here and especially the marigold tunic look. This post made Rod Stewart’s “You Wear It Well” pop into my head!
What a great trip! I love all your outfits! I love the gold tunic. You give me so many ideas for my wardrobe.
Love, love, love all the outfits! Hard to pick a favorite! Perfecto! – Reservations made for Turkey Day at a wonderful 100+ year old inn in the NC mountains!
Traveling to Newport Beach tomorrow and heading to the Great Pacific Air Show on Huntington Beach. Will include flip flops for the beach and all American red white on blue. Love the denim jacket with the track pants! So smart for travel as well! Thanks for the tips!
Great tips and outfits, Beth! Sounds fun. It made me miss living up there–the only one of my family still up there is my younger sister and she and I need to get into the city again. She’s less than an hour out of Manhattan. We plan very similar trips–last time I visited, I headed to the High Line and that was fun–and such pretty views of the water, too. I always go see a play in the city. I’ll have to live vicariously through you this time! Glad you got a chance to see your son! Good for you!
Loved your travelogue about NYC. I still get a thrill every time I see the New York skyline. Your blazers were terrific…loved the navy tweed with the denim boiler suit. Gave me some great ideas for an upcoming trip to D.C.
So happy you had such a wonderful time with your son.
Love all the outfits, as worn during your recent trip to NYC.
I recognized that tunic (smiling here) from a website, and actually snagged the last one, which was on a great sale, PLUS a promo code. Oh my gosh! Of course, its in.my.size. How great was that?
I am not a distressed jeans person, but admire them on others. I’ll most likely will wear my yellow tunic with very slim leg slacks and point toe flats. And it may be into spring of 2020, since we are now getting a taste of fall, here in Pennsylvania.
I have two children One lives very close to us, after finding his dream property, acres with a stream and nice, but not too large, home. The other is in Colorado, up there in ski country and she loves it out there, snow and all.
good for you to snag this tunic for a song! you will love it. it will look perfect with slim leg pants. lucky you that fall has arrived in your neck of the woods.
I’m not sure if it’s our age or being born and bred in the south but, I would nevah, evah, wear tattered and torn jeans to any theatrical production. Sub them out for a dark wash, perfect! Glad you had such a marvelous time with your son. That’s a treasure!
awww, that’s too bad. i definitely love dark rinse denim and wear them regularly but distressed blue jeans are just dang fun to wear! to each their own.
For sure and I have a cute pair! They add a fun casual vibe…..just not Broadway….it’s me, I know!
Love all the outfits Beth. Funny, I think the distressed jeans look great. The way you styled them with playful tee and blazer is spot on, especially for NY.
You inspired my to try the jogger style look, I like with the heels.
Thanks for all you posts, always great ideas.
I have enjoyed your blog for quite some time now, but the past few posts could not have been more perfect. I’m literally packing for a trip to NYC right now. Never having been to the Big Apple, I have packed/unpacked/repacked multiple times already.
The debate about distressed jeans is particularly interesting. I have a pair that I love, but I kept thinking they were too casual for NYC. Thank you for the inspiration. We’re doing a Broadway show, walking tour of Brooklyn Bridge/Dumbo, taping of Seth Meyers, drinks at the Carlyle, and all the other bucket list items.
you will have a ball, kimberly! what a fun and jam-packed itineary. i do want to mention my outfits were geared towards a very relaxed weekend spent with thirty-somethings who rarely dress up or step into venues that require a bit more spit and polish. read last year’s post where i packed more upscale clothes
As always, fun blog and fashion tips. Makes no difference what you wear, you always look amazing. You are such a classy lady. Appreciate all you do.
i think you just made my day, iris. thank you!
Beth , je vous suis depuis un moment et je découvre une personne avec un style exceptionnelle
merci et bon courage
Love your all outfits and you are looking totally stunning with your timeless pieces of jewelry.
thanks so much!
I just moved from NY to California & it’s so fun to see the different regional styles. After being here in the desert for a year I’m still trying to find my coastal casual groove! We just got back from a week in NYC/Long Island area; had to be around the same time you were there, Beth, and I did not even pack jeans. We had extremely warm, but absolutely gorgeous, weather. I agree with the comment about wearing ripped jeans to a broadway show; not my style but one would not be out of place. First time travelers need to know that some fine restaurants frown on jeans and jacket-less men. Also, NYC is a fast walking town & the right footwear is so important. Love your style Beth!
good advice, linda! thanks for sharing. perhaps i should have stated in the blog post that when hanging out with thirty-somethings they rarely venture into
venues requiring jackets or where jeans are out of place. when in rome do as the romans do. that’s my motto and how i selected my NYC outfits this time around.
All great outfits Beth. I’m amazed and awed you could get all that in that one suitcase! Kudos to you.
BTW, there’s a boiler plate jumpsuit at Target for those with limited budgets. Very cute.
These are some of my most favorite outfits you have put together.
I think the outfits were great and I would definitely wear them and I am 72. Wear what makes you feel beautiful. Thanks for taking us along Beth. I just came back from Door County Wisconsin. Saw and crossed Lake Michigan to Washington Island,
I really like your blog but I’d say never ripped, worn jeans for women our age. It just makes you look like you’re trying to be young and hip! Not a good look! Stick to darker jeans, especially in cooler weather, and your classic look.
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