It is finally hot in NYC, so what does any fashionista do? She floods the stores looking for wooly and warm things to wear for the coming fall. But the better thing to look for is what can be worn now and into the next season.
This was a quick, pull-on type of outfit that was planned only to the extent that it would be cool enough to wear outside, and warmer with the vest and beret inside where it is usually over air-conditioned. I would have liked this out better with a simple white or pale blue tee, but the graphic tee with the zipper is cute too.
As a key item for now and fall, I am loving the sleeveless blazer. I have worn it often and here is an older snap from my old post where I styled it with denim and a crisp white shirt and Hermes scarf tied at the wrist.
My sleeveless blazer is from Bolton’s. I can’t wait to style it for the warmer months. I chose a mini bag that I found at an Upper East Side store called Fox’s that specializes in designer off-price.
This bag looks a lot like Sophie Hulme’s Mini Box Tote bag. But it is not. Sophie’s is box calf, and this is more of a pebble-grained leather and is lined in red suede. Sophie’s mini in-lined in black. It was made well, in Italy, and I was thrilled to find it for about $60. The maker’s name, while new, in engraved in the bag, but the black letters on black are hard to read. It is light and roomier than it looks! I added a faux fur bag charm from H&M. I do have my eye of one of the Fendi bag charms, but this is cute for a buck!
Here is another look at the bag. You can also see my perforated flats, I really wanted these form DKNY, but they did not come in my size. So I found mine in the kids’ department online at Old Navy. The girl’s size three is a bit big so I added tweed socks.
Have you noticed I am drinking a very green juice? It is nutrient-rich, and is mostly kale and spinach. I actually love this drink and I am sure it is one of the things that has helped me stay reasonably well with my autoimmune disease. (That and the walking that I do to get it 🙂 !
The afternoon ended with me on the rooftop terrace, finishing my drink, and listening to some music. Summer in the city can be really nice! Oh my beret; bought at a street fair for a five!