Jun 4, 2014

NYC Travel Style (or, stripes and a utility vest)

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shirt: h&m // vest: f21 (similar) // jeggings: jcp (similar) // shoes: converse // sunglasses: target


There are so many thoughts that come to mind when I'm looking at these pictures:
  • I look like an idiot/poser with my sunglasses on (how do you cool bloggers do it?).
  • I freaking love grapefruit juice and I could drink it everyday. Somebody buy me a juicer.
  • Taking outfit pictures on the streets of NYC is not embarrassing at all (vs. the heart pounding anxiety I feel taking them in my own neighborhood). 
So I spent last week in NYC (my first visit ever!) and had a great time. I can definitely see why people fall in love with the city.  I have lots of pictures to share and stories to tell, but I'm saving that for another post. For now, you get a picture of the best travel outfit I wore (all the other days were a t-shirt and cardigan combo) which really isn't all that interesting. But, the vest. You guys, it's awesome for walking around. You wouldn't believe all the crap I stuffed those pockets with: my phone, sunglasses, bobby pins, rocks from the streets of NYC, squid from Chinatown (okay, the last two aren't true, but you get the picture).

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44 comments:

  1. You look so cute, love the stripes! ;)

    God bless,
    XO, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.blogspot.com

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  2. I am going to NYC at the end of this month so this is perfect timing.

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  3. NYC is so amazing! Glad you had fun on your first visit. Also, YAY utility vest. I am in love with mine currently.

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  4. So happy to see this post! I can't wait to hear the rest. I dream of going there soon. You look totally adorable. I think you are pulling of the sunglasses and don't know what you're talking about. I find them helpful. Like a shield for low make-up days, ha! Why is it easier to take pictures away from home? I felt that way in Hawaii too. Maybe it's because you just look like a normal tourist instead of weirdo in your neighborhood. ;)

    xo, Amy Ann
    The Real Arnolds

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  5. You look adorable! Cute, comfy and chic...I think the sunglasses add to the effect too :-)

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  6. ooo I never thought about the handiness of the pockets of the vest, but you're so right! That just might be the perfect travel accessory! Glad to hear you had a good time :)

    Kate @ A Journey in Style

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  7. yay vest! i love vests and stripes. perf. i feel like i look like an idiot with sunglasses on lol. cant wait for more nyc posts!

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  8. I saw a similar vest at Old Navy and am still thinking about it! You look great in this outfit and it's definitely walking-around-all-day-travel-appropriate. That's a thing, right?

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  9. Haha! Love these pics and this is such a great outfit for touring but not looking like a tourist!

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  10. Oh man you look like a legit NYC street style blogger in these pics! I love that you actually made use of the utility vest! I'll have to keep that in mind.

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  11. I love NY. It is my obsession. I would move there if I didn't have a husband that wanted to stay in the south (stupid husband). I think this is the perfect roaming NY look! So cute!

    Nikki
    thefashionablewife.com

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  12. I love, love this outfit, so hip and effortless. I really should get a vest at some point. and I'm glad you had a great time, I just love the city! I just came back from NY, and there's always something to do...and you look just fine in the sunnies, a total natural :-)

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  13. This is such a great outfit! I never thought of using utility vests for their pockets. *Cue the smacking of my forehead. I have bought two vests and didn't wear them so I've been afraid to buy a similar vest just for fear that I won't wear it. But then I see cute outfits like this and wish I had one. What now??

    This outfit is perfect for traveling and I'm sure you stayed comfy all day :)

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  14. Such a cute classic look! Perfect walking around/shopping outfit.

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  15. Ahh isn't NYC great?! Love the outfit and you pose with the sunglasses perfectly :) and its so funny how everyone is different because I always feel so awkward in pictures when I have my sunnies off hehe!

    Tori
    FashionBlingGirlyThings

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  16. Ash, your outfits are my FAVORITE! I have a vest and top JUST like this and can totally recreate this look... Just need me a pair of converse :)

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  17. well I think you look lovely ! love that vest !

    xo
    M
    Simply Sutter

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  18. Nice vest and I love the fooled ya at the end with what to put in it. I can't wait to visit NYC again someday, it's been since I was 5 since going there. I think it is harder to get photos in front of people you know versus people that are strangers :) funny how that works. Rachel xo

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  19. Love it! Makes me want to go back to NYC so bad! Can't wait to hear more abut your trip!

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  20. I love NYC!!!! and this is definitely the perfect NYC outfit. Loving your vest with your striped top!

    xo,
    Angela

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  21. Well you look absolutely fabulous and like you belong in NYC. Not a poser at all - just adorable. Obviously I love this look. I am surprised that taking pictures in NYC is less nerve wrecking then your neighborhood though - but good to know ;) If I ever get a chance to go sans kids.
    xox

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  22. I love your look, even your sunglasses! Can't wait to hear more about the trip!

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  23. Love the stripes & vest combo!

    http://audreyallure.blogspot.com

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  24. I must confess that I've never had grapefruit juice. I love pineapple juice :)

    I feel like whenever there are a lot of pictures around in an already-touristy area, it doesn't feel weird to have your picture taken, right? When you're in a little suburban neighborhood, it feels much weirder. Much.

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  25. You look great! I loved my visit to NYC recently and I'm glad you did too!

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  26. I love this outfit! I think I could live in converse if I had to. Thanks so much for stopping by! And thanks for the best wishes. I'm really hoping I make the top ten. :D

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  27. Great travel outfit! Comfy but cute!

    Joanna

    coastalcloset.blogspot.com

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  28. I don't know, I feel so much more comfortable with my sunglasses on, even when I don't need them. Sort of helps to feel less awkward taking photos in public.

    I think this is the perfect outfit for walking around NYC. You can't go wrong with stripes!
    Chic on the Cheap

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  29. Love the striped top and the way it matches your sneakers! I think you look great with those sunglasses :) I really enjoy your blog so far and would love to follow each other--please join my GFC and I'll follow you right back!

    StylizedLuxe
    Instagram

    xo Jess

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  30. Super cute! Love that vest! It looks comfy and chic!

    Audrey
    www.audreysalutes.com

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  31. Fabulous outfit and totally NYC! It's so funny, I would think it's way more anxiety-laden to take outfit shots in the middle of the busy street, but maybe with all of the tourists, it just looks like you're taking a LOT of pics of yourself on vacay?

    I've been to the city for trips too and while I'm so NOT a downtown person, I really do love that particular city a lot!

    xo Jackie
    Something About That

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  32. Definitely a great travel outfit and great combo- stripes, vest, sneakers- love it!

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  33. Love this look!! I've been going back and fourth on getting a utility vest but I love how you styled it!

    xoxo
    Lexi

    the-streetsgold.com

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  34. I can't wait to hear all about your trip! And you look totally adorable in your sunglasses!

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  35. Don't you look adorable?! I love the layering you did with the vest on top of the striped top (I love stripes as well). I actually you are totally pulling off the sunnies in these pictures. And I am so embarassed to take pictures in crowded spaces too, I keep wondering if I'll ever get used to it, haha! :)
    Looove your blog and I admit I might be a bit biased, since your blog name also includes coffee in it. :P

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  36. You look so stylish!! I love the cargo vest! Perfect NYC outfit! I have never been to New York so I am looking forward to recap posts!! Susan

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  37. You look great and that is the perfect travel outfit! Looking forward to reading more about your trip!

    Jill
    dousedinpink.blogspot.com

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  38. This outfit is the epitome of NYC! It's mu favorite city and you look just like a local. So glad you had a great time!

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  39. Your outfit is perfect for touring NYC. Stripes are always a good thing!

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  40. I spent last week in NYC too! Such a cute outfit. Much cuter than anything I wore. Lucky for you it was cool enough to wear jeans. Usually when I'm there, it's boiling hot.

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  41. What a comfy and chic look to wear in NYC! You look so cute with your sunglasses. Glad you enjoyed your trip!
    http://www.weshopinheels.com

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  42. I absolutely love this outfit, and these pictures are so pretty! What a fantastic background. Love the stripes with the utility vest!

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  43. I've been searching for a vest like this! Love it! And you're sooo pulling off the shades. haha

    Patterned Love

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