I’m sure you all know where I went this past weekend, because I won’t shut up about it, and also it was all over my IG and snapchat (no shame).
So let me share with you all the outfits I wore and strutted about in, because
A LOT of planning went into the outfits this weekend, and I have witnesses who can attest to that!
Airport fashion is always the hardest I find, no matter how short or long the flight is. I really had to think this through, because I wanted it to be comfortable enough to move around the airport in, hopping in and out of Uber’s into the city, and something I could quickly change out of once I got to the hotel.
(No surprise I took an Uber… if you know me, you know how much I love Uber’s…)
The winning outfit entering New York City, I decided on high-waisted jeans (Joe’s Jeans), a white tank (Zadig et Voltaire), silk printed jacket (Imperial Fashion), and comfy metallic platforms (Shelly’s London).
After a quick freshening up and outfit change later, put on this easy breezy floral babydoll dress (Free People) and remained in my “walking” shoes. Seriously, the comfiest shoes to walk around in, though I tripped twice, I didn’t get any blisters from them (was in these shoes from 6:00 AM to 8:00 PM)!
This dress was so easy and comfy to be in because the fabric didn’t stick to my body, made me feel cute and feminine even though I was sweating my ass off from walking everywhere, and it was perfectly appropriate for all the places I went to during the day, like the high-end shops, restaurants, and bars!
The purse of choice here was my 1960’s vintage LV Monogram Canvas Saint Cloud PM Bag. It fit all my essentials like my cellphone, wallet, lipstick, travel-size moisturizer, sunscreen, and compact mirror/hair brush. Moreover, being that it was a vintage piece, it helped the overall look appear more casual street style, which is what I wanted.
Also pictured here, I am in my happy place! I literally missioned my squad to the Upper East Side to this particular shop, FIVESTORY, just so I could buy this purse for the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, which was taking place the following day!
The highly sought-after purses by Cult Gaia are sold out EVERYWHERE, and this was the only store that had the one I wanted!
Click here to get your own Malachite Acrylic Ark by Cult Gaia.
How amazing is this purse! Perfect for summer, and surprisingly fits a lot of stuff. Obviously this is not a purse you can throw around or be rough with, but it makes for a great accent piece to brighten up your outfit in the warmer months!
Now onto my favourite outfit from this weekend!
As I was planning for this outfit, I was actually quite nervous. It is rather loud, and while I enjoy very “out-there” ensembles, I wasn’t sure how people would react to my outfit.
But turns out, New York LOVES it!
I bought this metallic skirt (Zara) a while ago after writing my Spring/Summer 2017 trends article. I knew I wanted to wear this skirt, just didn’t know how to complete the look. So weeks went by, and then months, and finally the pieces started coming together.
How awesome is this halter?! It’s a high-low black and white striped halter with floral prints (Zara), perfectly in line with the hottest trends this season! The skirt being very in-your-face and all, I thought the only way to balance the look would be to match it with a heavy print.
And of course, the shoes had to be something of a statement, and I found these amazing banana-leaf print platform sandals (Aldo)!
Obsessed with this print!! (… too basic?) I had seen similar ones by Schutz but then I found these cheap knock-offs, and had to buy them!
Lastly, I accessorized with my black box clutch with gold detailing (Aldo).
When i’m travelling, I love the easy transitional outfits, which is exactly why I loved this outfit. We went to one of the hottest restaurants in NYC, Le Coucou, and after we were going out for drinks and dancing! So this outfit was perfect to seamlessly blend into all the different settings from fine dining to… passing-out-on-a-comfy-couch-somewhere type of partying.
The highlight of the weekend!
Well… everyday was quite remarkable, but this was the main reason we planned our girls’ weekend trip.
Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic
This very outfit was the reason why I worked out for the first time… so I could fit into this 2-piece red suit! I was debating between this one or a white quarter-sleeve bodycon dress with poppy red floral print. I decided to go with this one because I knew it was going to be a beautiful sunny day, and didn’t want to be too uncomfortable in the heat (and you know how I feel about the heat).
I never planned on wearing a red outfit until I saw this beautiful sleeveless red dress at Club Monaco. Luckily, or lucky for my wallet, they didn’t have my size, and I took that as a sign to not buy the dress since this trip/prepping for this trip was costing me an arm and a leg.
Then literally, the weekend before, my sister and I ended up at M Boutique, and I found this gorgeous red number! I wore my denim wedges (Burberry) to add a touch of casual to the look, and of course, had my new emerald green ark bag
(Cult Gaia) with me!
After being day drunk and sun bathing all day, I really wasn’t feeling very good.
But no time to whine, so off to Nobu Fifty Seven we went later that evening!
This was one of my “comfort-first” outfits I wore over the weekend. The blush pink slip dress was so airy to be in after struggling in a tight red outfit all day. Complimenting this dress, I wore a wide-lapel black and gold sequin tuxedo vest, and accessorized with my
Je t’aime Maman sling back pumps (Dolce & Gabbana).
Looking back, I feel like my outfits got more and more lazy!
For the grand finale of my trip, I wore a vibrant floral printed silk wrap dress (Imperial Fashion) and you guessed it, back in my “walking” shoes.
Sunday was our extra glam, but also super laid-back day, because we were heading back home in the evening.
I wanted to be in something I could quickly change out of, but again, something that would be appropriate for fine dining and walking.
New York City is always wonderful to be in. I always love visiting, and every time I do, wish I could say it was my home.
My airport outfit going home, I changed into a loose silk top (not pictured here), and these stunning silk floral print wide-leg pants (Anthropologie). Again, going for more comfort here, and *gasp* swapped my walking shoes for these extra flat slides (Charlotte Olympia). I know my face probably showed how exhausted I was, but I still wanted my clothes to say otherwise, so I went for even more bright and vibrant colours.
Just want to give a quick shoutout to the beautiful ladies who helped make this trip possible! Thank you for taking my photos, putting up with my unsolicited sass, and for sharing the unforgettable culinary tour with me.
What was your favourite CREAMCOTTONS outfit?
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