New York Layers

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Burberry coat (my review), Blank NYC moto jacket xs, Mossimo faux fur vest

Nick and I both had meetings in NYC this week, so figured we’d make a long weekend out of it and spend quality time with friends! I was running late and left Boston in a mad rush, forgetting all of my scarves, hats, and gloves on what felt like the coldest weekend in years. Nick is always wagging his finger at my procrastination habit, so was unsympathetic when I tried to steal his gear. Thankfully it wasn’t too bad when I wore practically everything in my suitcase all at once…long sleeved tee, topped with a moto jacket, faux fur vest, and finished off with a wool coat. I always pack those two middle pieces for easy layering in unpredictable weather.
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We’ve always wanted to walk across Brooklyn Bridge for the views, and happened to end up in that area on Monday. These are certainly not the best shoes for a snowy hike, but it is what it is and our hotel was too far for a change. Thankfully I’ve protectant-sprayed all my boots which I’m sure helped to some extent, and they proved to be comfortable for long walks even in inclement weather. Few pedestrians were out in the snow so we got much of the beautiful bridge to ourselves!
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I also brought along two spring dresses, winter-ized simply with dark tights and heels, plus my black moto jacket + coat on top. We were both feeling under the weather so ate a lot of room service or takeout in bed with HGTV marathons on – few things beat that in terms of comfy pleasures!
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breakfast in bed with Wendy; in Topshop PJ dresses sz US2 (also in a similar T shirt)

No food pictures this time, but some highlights were:
Izakaya MEW – loved the variety there of small dishes to share (sushi, stews, ramen, grilled items, and much more) while you drink. Some notable dishes recommended by yelp reviewers were the salmon avocado sushi tacos and the creamy kimchee udon noodles with shrimp.
CDG tofu house – their homemade soft tofu and chicken ginseng soup / “sam gae tang” hit the spot on a sick night in. We were surprised to see the chicken was an entire cornish game hen stuffed with sticky rice in a giant vat of broth (comes with sea salt that you add yourself). The takeout was wonderfully packaged with lots of generously-sized banchan side dishes.
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waiting for our bubble tea fix (so good served hot in the winter!)

Ending this post with an unrelated restock alert – thanks to a nice reader for letting me know the Sole Society studded low pumps have finally been restocked in the neutral “adobe” color! I’ve worn these countless times…see all the pairings that made it to the blog. The low heel is comfortable for prolonged wear, and the neutral color doesn’t truncate short legs. I found the toe area to run narrow, so would suggest going half a size up if that’s usually a troublesome area for you.


30 thoughts on “New York Layers

  • Reply Sasa Zoe February 17, 2016 at 1:16 pm

    Beautiful photos and outfits<3

    Shall We Sasa

  • Reply Alice Che February 17, 2016 at 1:31 pm

    I can't get over how cute you and Nick are together! Love it!

  • Reply Dressed With Soul February 17, 2016 at 1:41 pm

    I really love the picture with Wendy and you <3 Adorable! And what a wonderful idea to spend quality time with Nick in NYC as you both had meeting there :)
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  • Reply Rasa Virviciute February 17, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    Love your outfit! xo

  • Reply Vera February 17, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    Gorgeous photos!!

    Blonde in Cashmere

  • Reply Jake Bordeleau February 17, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    Love the look! I'm imspired to try it since I have almost all the similar pieces. Going to play dress up with Audrey(dress form/mannequin) tonight!

  • Reply Catarina Neves February 17, 2016 at 3:07 pm

    I love your style so much!

  • Reply Polly February 17, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    I love that coat and those boots! Good thing you had a protectant spray so you could wear them in that weather! Great photos. 🙂


  • Reply Keri H February 17, 2016 at 4:43 pm

    That picture of you and Wendy is so adorable. Definitely could be sisters <3

    Enclothed Cognition/Bloglovin

  • Reply Stephanie S February 17, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    Looks like you had a great trip, beautiful photos!

  • Reply Petite Style Studio February 17, 2016 at 6:52 pm

    What a great pic with Wendy:) And those SW boots look like they've given you some major ROI!

  • Reply Ann February 17, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    That bridge photo though… SO GORGEOUS

  • Reply Avanti Gomes February 17, 2016 at 7:49 pm

    Love these photos and the outfits you sported in NYC! Love the Burberry coat especially.


  • Reply Helen Veyna February 17, 2016 at 9:55 pm

    I love that camel coat and those boots are gorgeous! Also, that picture of you on the Brooklyn Bridge is absolutely gorgeous! I'm glad that you were finally able to check it out.

    Sweet Helen Grace

  • Reply Flawless Skin Day February 17, 2016 at 10:40 pm

    wow, the brooklyn bridge picture is amazing. I mean all your photos are great. I don't know much about photos but this one just blew me away, perfect angle, perfect scenery, perfect model and the perfect photographer (I'm guessing your husband?). I just love how things just blended in naturally.

  • Reply Deasy Noel February 18, 2016 at 12:48 am

    I love the photo of you and Wendy!! And omg, the Brooklyn Bridge covered in snow is so pretty!!! Such a great photo 🙂

  • Reply Nisha Haq February 18, 2016 at 7:14 am

    Love these photos and outfits! You always look so chic and I love the many different coordinations you put together – inspires me and my outfit choices for petite ladies – thank you!

  • Reply Gwen Kennedy February 18, 2016 at 10:53 am

    You and Wendy are twins! So cute! And thanks for the Sole Society alert. I've been looking for a nude or mushroom colored heel for awhile. I'm happy that's back in stock.

  • Reply Esther Wong February 18, 2016 at 11:46 am

    Beautiful pictures. I was wondering what shade/brand lipstick you're wearing in the boba shop. It's a perfect shade for you.

  • Reply Neoteric Essentials February 18, 2016 at 1:06 pm

    What a great glimpse at your trip to NYC! Love your and Wendy's matching shirts, so adorable.

  • Reply Dice February 18, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Hi Jean,

    You and Wendy are so cute!

    Where do you buy your tights from?

  • Reply Linda Tran February 18, 2016 at 2:50 pm

    Beautiful outfit & beautiful photos!

  • Reply ayme nicole February 18, 2016 at 3:46 pm

    Love that Burberry jacket and that you wore your SW's in the snow! I also wore mine on that snow day but mine are leather so they help up pretty well. Also, you got the prettiest shot on the bridge!



  • Reply Nicole February 22, 2016 at 10:30 pm

    Hi Jean! I love your blog! You had posted a picture of you and Nick wearing matching camel coats on your Instagram, may I ask where he had gotten it from? I am looking for one for my boyfriend:)

  • Reply Jean February 22, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Thanks, Nicole! It's from a British brand called Noose & Monkey but it is sold out on their site unfortunately. I found a few left on ASOS in limited sizing though:

    It's astounding how hard it is to find a slim-fit, classic camel coat for men too! Not sure why more brands don't make such a design!

  • Reply Jean February 22, 2016 at 10:47 pm

    Most of mine are from Talbots! It's their opaque hosiery, not tights per se, but they fit me really well.

  • Reply Jean February 22, 2016 at 10:48 pm

    Thanks! It's MAC Twig – I love it!

  • Reply February 23, 2016 at 8:53 am

    That Brooklyn Bridge picture is absolutely stunning!


  • Reply Neemah February 25, 2016 at 8:39 am

    I almost thought you have a twin sister….


  • Reply Bailey Snavely April 6, 2016 at 1:54 am

    Your "thrown together outfit" looks totally planned an rightfully effortless. I love your tip to include the vest and moto jacket regardless of where you are going as just in case items for unpredictable weather.

    Thanks for sharing, travel friendly style tips are my favorite!

    Bailey |One Thousand Joys

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