Hi! It’s been a while but it feels so good to be blogging again! Before we left for NYC my internet went down (isn’t that the worst?). I had AT and T out, and of course, everything looked perfect when they were here. Turns out my computer was upgraded to Windows 10 while I was gone and it messed up a lot of stuff (mostly with my internet connectivity) so it was impossible for me to do pretty much anything! How did we survive before the Internet?!
Last week we took a family trip to NYC! My brother in-law lives there and is in the cast of Wicked so we planned a trip to see him in the show and enjoy the city for a few days. We made a few plans, but obviously with a toddler (on a 3 hour time change) you have to be flexible and everyone was game to go with the flow. The weather was gorgeous and I swear, the most stylish people just roam the streets of NYC. There was so much fashion inspo! What I love about city life (we lived in Chicago for 6 years) is the convenience of being able to walk everywhere. I seriously wished I had worn my Jawbone UP because I must have clocked in an impressive amount of miles during our stay.
On the night of our Wicked tickets, Austin and I dressed up, had the most delicious Italian dinner at Trattoria Dell’Arte and walked to the theater. I had seen Wicked twice in Chicago but nothing can compare to seeing your family on stage in a show of that caliber. By the way…the production value that comes along with a Broadway show?! Everything is over the top: the cast, the costumes, the lights…all of it! I screamed like a crazy person with pride when the cast took a bow and was just so proud of all that he’s accomplished in his career. If you’re ever in NYC it’s a must see!
I was so excited to get dressed up for a night on the town and had found this blush pink dress which I thought would be perfect. It was so summery and feminine but the keyhole back made it a little edgy. I’ve been gravitating toward blush pink a lot this Spring and Summer and loved how the pleats and bow flowed with movement. Ok, let’s just be honest. I bought it because it reminded me of Carrie Bradshaw’s dress in the opening credits of SATC…not so much the tutu-esque part of it but the color in general. Did I mention we went to The Loeb Boathouse for lunch one day? I was totally fan-girling it thinking about that scene with Carrie and Big in the canoe!
So back to the dress…this is NOT a dress I would normally gravitate toward but I think that was what made it so appealing to me. I really appreciate the safety of a sturdy bra and typically for a night like this you would see me in a LBD. This is NYC after all…but I stepped out of my comfort zone with this one and went with it. The open back did pose a bra conundrum, but you can shop my two favorite solutions to that little situation here and here. I’ve used both through the years (and many sizes #pregnancy and #nursing) and can vouch that they’re the best. This dress would be perfect for a Summer wedding or shower or any little event where you want to step it up a notch! Thank you for ALL of your NYC suggestions, I really appreciated them and as always, thank you so much for following along! xo