Some photographs you look at and can feel the sunshine saturating the image. Now that we are getting the chance to feel our skin warm a little under some sunny rays, it’s become more and more clear that I am not a New Yorker. I think I need to start another blog called notanewyorker.com and just continually note how un-NYC I am.
1) I keep hoping that the lady who shoved me aside to get on the train will turn around and say, “Geez, where are my manners? YOU go ahead and get to work on time*.” *Note – this will never happen, ever.
2) I don’t believe in reservations to fancy dinners*. Surely a table will be open….right?…right?? *Note: Fancy dinners? Forget those, let alone reservations. I get excited about a brunch plate under 17 bucks.
3) I dream of a 1000 square foot apartment, in the Upper East Side, for under two grand a month. I believe this dream could come true*. *Note – this dream will not come true.
4) I don’t carry an umbrella because I believe that I can dodge under bodega awnings and get nary a drop on my head*. I’m just too quick for precipitation. *Note – this actually never works.
But the number one reason I’m not a New Yorker: I wear colors other than black.
It was very easy to convert my wardrobe to grayscale this winter, but now that MY SEASON is around the corner, I can’t help but wear Red or Peach or Prints. When it comes to workwear, a lot of girls have “the uniform” which consists of blacks pants or skirt, button down shirt, statement necklace, and flats or heels. Ladies, listen up! I dare you to throw a print in the mix, or a sweater under a blazer. Most of us work in pretty casual offices anyway, why not give yourself a workwear upgrade with a license to play? And besides, I’ve heard that increased creativity has a positive correlation to productivity. #officejargon
Blazer: J.Crew. Cardigan: J.Crew (similar). Dress: 3.1 Phillip Lim for Target (old, try this!). Shoes: Target. Watch: Anne Klein. Earrings: Nordstrom. Cuff: Gift (similar).
This outfit brought to you by J.Crew and Target. And all God’s shoppers said, “AMEN.”