Wednesday, June 3, 2015

seven year itch

Dress: Otte; Jacket: Old Navy; Shoes: Manolo Blahnik; Clutch: Olympia Le-Tan; Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Do I have any Seven Year Itch fans, in the house?

If you recall, the very beginning of the movie starts off with a major exodus -- NYC dwellers fleeing their hot and humid apartments for cooler temps up state or the Hamptons for the summer holiday break. Cue Marilyn Monroe, one, up until then, faithful husband and a certain, infamous white dress moment.

For the sake of this story, we can leave Marilyn out, as this has more to do with an empty New York City over this past Memorial Day Weekend. Given that I'm still getting my feet wet around these parts, I was excited to spend the long-three day weekend roaming around, what I had imagined to be a relatively quiet and less packed New York. I wasn't disappointed. 

The streets were a bit less crowded. I managed to snag tables at a few restaurants that are normally packed (hello, Mary's Fish Camp!). And the city had this gentle lull to it -- like it was sighing from the relief of a few less folks pulsing in and out of it. It's weird to think of a city as large and as bustling as New York City actually experiencing a pause button, but that's kind of what it felt like to me.

I seized the opportunity to check off a few sights from my bucket (and 30 before 30) list including, but not limited to: Finally checking out Washington and Water Streets in Dumbo (above), heading to a Yankees game, grabbing cocktails at The Jane Hotel's rooftop bar and experiencing a little white dress moment over a subway grate (only kinda kidding for that last one). 

How was your Memorial Day weekend?

23 comments:

  1. Oh woah girl, you look fabulous! That dress is seriously amazing.

    It must have been so great to have all of New York practically to yourself (well, kind of!). I heard that the Memorial Day Weekend is the best time to be in the city.

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  2. You look incredible in this unique dress!!! Very elegant and feminine outfit!

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  3. I love the fringe on that dress and the structure of it! So pretty!!

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  4. I LOVE this dress and especially made it casual with the denim jacket tied around your waist!

    Stephanie
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  5. This dress is so pretty and I love the fringe bottom! It must have been nice to have the city to yourself!

    Nicole
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  6. That dress is insane! You look gorgeous!

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  7. Sounds like you had an awesome Memorial Day weekend! Love it when the city is less crowded. P.S. that white dress is gorgeous!

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  8. That dress is amazing! I love all the fun and unexpected details
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  9. really great dress

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  10. Love the wrap around the waste!

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    BAANOU
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  11. Love a bit of fringe action there!

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  12. chic chic chic

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  13. I prefer cities on the quieter weekends and holidays. They're completely transformed. By the way, this dress is incredible!

    Shae @ Current Habits

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  14. I love the pictures, so beautiful.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  15. I LOVEEEEEEEE THE WAY YOU PUT TOGETHER THIS OUTFIT.
    Love,
    Kisses and hugs from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  16. You look amazing in that pretty dress! Love the colour and the shape! :)

    And those heels are to die for! :)

    Geekette in High Heels

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  17. lovely dress!
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  18. very lovely easy outfit, love the neutral colors and the contrast of the purse
    Agnes x

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  19. this dress is so absolutely freaking amazing! And oh how I miss NYC....I need to venture home again soon!

    XO Sahra
    Que Sera Sahra

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  20. That dress is gorgeous! Lovely photos!

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