Monday, November 9, 2015

Autumn in Brooklyn

New York has terrible weather. We really do. Boiling humid summers, frigid windy winters, springs that seem to take forever to get here. Plus we get more rain than Seattle. But, we do have some perfect days here and there. There are a lot of those perfect days in fall. It's warm but crisp and leaves on the trees light up like fireworks. It's beautiful out and it feels great to be outside. Plus it's nice to have some warm November days so you can get out and enjoy dress weather a few more times before the winter comes.

The other day there was a high of 75 so I knew I had to get out!  My plan was have a nice day of shopping, maybe some lunch too.

My first stop was LOFT, where they had just put out their new winter line. There were lots and lots of black dresses to try on! I tried on maybe five or six. The staff were super helpful, offering to help me find other sizes and things.

Of course, I did end up find a dark green lace overlay dress I loved and got it since I had a $25 gift card that was burning a hole in my purse. 

Next I went to Housing Works where I found the black sweater you can see in these pictures. For $10 it was a total steal. I've been trying to get more layers in my wardrobe. The look now is all for layers, but I worry that too many scarves and sweaters and things make my shoulders look big. So when I can find something that doesn't look weird I am all about it.

As I was going around, I stopped to take a few selfies since I had some perfect midday light.

My next stop was Brooklyn Industries where I found this absolutely beautiful print dress with a really nice fabric. The design has little stylized origami cranes! I totally wanted to get it, but it was a little much and I didn't have a gift card this time. Hopefully I find it on sale some time soon, or maybe on eBay. 

eBay is great. I also ordered a pair of LOFT jeans for super cheap and also a red Brooklyn Industries over-the-shoulder purse that's really nice. 

Then some more selfies!

And since it's no longer Daylight Saving Time, the sun now starts setting at 4:30pm. I felt like I'd barely gotten started on my day it was already getting dark! Ah well, c'est la vie. At least I got some nice sunset photos.

Me on the Promenade, with my final purchase of the day; a nice bottle of pinot grigio.

All in all, a great day. It's so nice to take a day for yourself and just enjoy it! Especially when it's dress weather!

1 comment:

  1. Looking great.. so natural and happy! :)

    Sounds and looks like you had a lovely day! :)