fashion fifty states travel

tweed skirt in NYC

Outfit Details
Zara Skirt (old; love this and this) | Target Graphic Tee | Vans

On our last morning in NYC – why are weekends so short!? – I slipped on my new tweed skirt from Zara. I couldn’t wait to find a reason to wear it (other than work) and loved the idea of dressing it down.

So, I paired the skirt with a graphic tee and sneaks.

We were going to be walking around again and, when our walk the afternoon before took longer than expected, I knew I needed to be proactive with my shoe choice. Vans, much like Toms and Converse, look great with dresses and skirts. At least…I think so.

Since it was our last day, we woke up early and headed out to a delicious brunch at a restaurant called The Smith. Our friends wanted to take us there because – I mean, duh! – our last name is Smith (and I just got married and changed it to Smith).

Because we were all tired, we grabbed some coffee before switching to brunch cocktails and delicious food. I got their mushroom toast and Adam chose a breakfast pot pie. Both were so good and I think that anyone who hasn’t been should check it out.

It was definitely the perfect brunch. Plus, there’s a hidden peep hole where a little “risque” black and white film is being shown. It was fun searching for it and peeking through.

After our delicious brunch we went out in search of a rooftop bar, so that I could check it off my bucket list. After wandering around, we ended up at Mr. Purple, which is located on the 15th floor of Hotel Indigo.

As soon as we slipped in through the back entrance, Adam and I fell in love. We knew, instantly, that we’d opt for a room in this hotel next time around.

Downstairs, there’s some art; so, I stopped and posed for some photos before we went upstairs to grab some drinks. I do love taking photos with my iPhone, but if the light isn’t great, the photo isn’t great. Sometimes it’s hard choosing photos and, I admit, some of these aren’t the best quality.

Mr. Purple has an amazing view of the city and their drinks are delicious. We loved hanging out there but, as the time grew closer for Adam and I to leave, we decided that finishing our afternoon at the hotel was the best idea.

So, we went back to The Standard and into their Summer Garden for a bit more bubbles and some snacks. I’m unsure if the garden changes with the season but this summer-themed garden was complete with corn hole and brightly colored furniture.

We grabbed some guac – does anyone else love guac as much as me?! – and our last drinks before we slipped back upstairs for our bags and headed to the airport.

Overall, my first trip to NYC was a huge success. I saw Ground Zero, witnessed beautiful views of the city, ate delicious food, and sipped on delicious cocktails.

Yeah, I think I started this whole 50 states travel goal, which you can read all about here, in the right state. I can’t wait to plan more trips so that I can see this beautiful nation that we call home.

Soooo, where should I go next?!

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