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.
outfit#1: distressed jeans and tweed blazer
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.
outfit #2: marigold tunic, skinny jeans, slingbacks
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.
outfit #3: denim boiler suit, blazer and pumps
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.
outfit #4: black joggers and denim jacket
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.