Friday, May 31, 2013

Borderline Personalities

I've learned a lot from Ashley and I know I've talked about her tons on here, but really, you know how Leslie Knope feels about Ann Perkins? Yeah, well that's kind of how I feel about Ashley and one of the things I've wanted to replicate from her (because she does it so so so well) is, taking a fancy dress and making it appropriate for every day wear. I think I nailed the concept with this outfit. I still managed to not get a shot of the back of this dress. Which is of the best parts of it.

There are a few more paragraphs after the cut about the food we ate, but they ended up pretty long and I don't want to force you into boredom, so feel free to skip 'em.

And there's a guest appearance of my little sister, Lisa and me totally photo bombing it. Because other than on here, that's how I take photos.

Like I mentioned in my previous post, when I travel, I let the city (or local I know) guide me. Which works out pretty well when you're traveling with easy going people like I was. My other rule for travel? Don't eat at chains. Unless it's a chain local to that area. When we got into Manhattan from Brooklyn, we started walking in search of a restaurant. We weren't looking for anything in particular. Rather we were following the walk signs until we saw something that looked good. We ended up at Citrus Bar & Grill. Anyways, I ordered the "Albuquerque melt" which is a Benedict of sorts. This one had avocado, egg, salsa, and jalapeno jack cheese on an english muffin. It came with fried sweet potatoes too! Um, delicious! And the coffee was incredible. Pretty much, I can tolerate any breakfast if there's decent coffee.

We also obviously ate street pizza because well, it's NYC and pizza is everywhere. I love NYC pizza more than most pizza in the world, so that was amazing. One of the evenings, we headed to Williamsburg to meet up with a friend and he took us to Rosumunde Grill where they drank pickle backs (pickle juice + chased by Jameson), craft beers, and I sipped on some homemade sodas. Seriously, the soda! It had nutmeg, cinnamon, cardamon, and cloves in it. It was the best version of Coca-Cola I've ever had. The bar was super hip and fun. The environment was perfect and chill.

Once everyone was nice and boozed up, we headed to Kellog Diner aka your standard 24-hour grimy diner, but with booze! The next morning, I searched the internet for a breakfast restaurant to stop at on our way out of the city. I found Egg. Which yeah, I sort of picked because of Arrested Development. Plus it looked hip and they served French Press coffee. It was in a really fun area with lots of shops. It was really tiny and cool inside and the food was pretty good. Nothing spectacular, but everyone was satisfied. It was also very spicy. Yum!

Outfit Details:
Dress: ModCloth (Christmas present)
Shoes: Gift
Belt: Thrifted
Sweater: Swapped

18 comments on "Borderline Personalities "
  1. You smashed it lady! I love this dress and can't wait to see the back one day!

  2. That dress is absolutely stunning on you! And that belt is just the perfect quirky touch! Looks like you are having an amazing time in NYC; give the beautiful city my love!


  3. I love the parks and recreation reference, we all feel that way about Ashley. I love the way you styled this dress, it's sooo gorgeous and looks amazing with the blue cardigan.
    Those eggs Benedict sound amazing, and now I want some soo bad. I love trying out restaurants in different cities

  4. "Don't eat at chains. "

    So. True.

    I was totally baffled the first time I went on a work trip and we ended up at chains all the time (I was the least senior person there so...). To be fair they were not chains we had remotely near us, but it was so weird. Why not enjoy the real local flavor?

    As for your outfit. You totally nailed the fancy dress/causal outfit thing. You look great! (Plus, is it weird that I like that you and you friend while not being matchy are complimentary to each others' outfits?)

    1. haha yes, my sister and I accidentally match all the time!

  5. That picture where the skirt is blown up is so pretty and perfect! I love when a fancy dress gets turned into an every day look. It makes it more worth the money because you don't have to only save it for special occasions! I love the pretty, soft colors of this outfit too. :)

  6. I like day glam looks like this! It's always fun to wear such girly pieces and incorporate them for daytime. Great outfit! /Madison :-)

  7. Awwww you're making me blush over here :). Seriously though, I think this outfit is fantastic. You really made this dress work for everyday, plus it looks perfect on you. I'm pretty much obsessed with that cardigan.

    Those eggs benedict look so yummy! I really love NYC food and all they have to offer. I wish I could take a road trip and end up in New York, but I'll settle for San Francisco instead (which is equally as amazing). Next time you're out here San Fran is a must!



    Southern (California) Belle

    1. Yes, I've always wanted to go to san fran and I have a few friends there. Blogger friends and real maybe one day?! I also want to go to San Diego -- my uncle lives there. Basically I want to just travel all of California. Which I do like LA better than NYC. It's a whole other world, but I think I like Chicago best.

  8. I love this outfit, you're always so stinkin' cute!

    I've always wanted (and plan) to visit NYC. I'm glad you had fun! & I agree, San Francisco is a MUST. I've been there and it is so pretty and just a great town all-around!


    The Style Hippie

    1. Definitely go to NYC, it's an experience for sure. I don't know if I could live there, but I would love to spend more time there.

  9. totally agree love Ashley's style. You pulled this look off well too am really loving pale pink and tulle at the moment. Thanks for some fashion inspiration!
    xo Ilana @ My Modern Vintage

    1. Thanks for the super sweet comment!

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  11. Thanks so much for your sweet words, they made my day!
    This dress is so stunning, I also love Ashley's style! She just nails it every time.

    Have a great day,

  12. Lol at the picture with you and your sister! So precious haha

  13. thank you for the comment you left on my blog <3
    this is such a lovely outfit <3 love the colours the skirt and cardigan together <3 x


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