Monday, June 6, 2016

NEUTRALS IN NYC



   Sweater || Sunnies
         Sneakers || Denim         
  Shawl (Aritzia, sold out)

Hi, friends. I'm glad you're here!
Before we get into things, I want to touch base.
The last few weeks have been crazy for me — between work and travel, I've been stretched a little thin. I haven't had the time (or energy) to commit to posting as regularly as I'd like. 
#BloggingBlues are real!

Thankfully, I'm starting to transition back into a "normal" routine and I'm welcoming the stability with open arms. More "life updates" to come in another post later this week!

A few weeks ago I popped up to NYC to visit a friend for a quick weekend.
Whenever I'm packing for travel, I try to stick to an all-neutral wardrobe. If you've been around for a while, you've probably noticed that I tend to reach for neutrals for everyday wear anyways, but even more while traveling.  Neutrals are appropriate no matter the occasion — and the versatile color pallet helps me to utilize pieces efficiently, so that I can pair any two items I pack together.




I've raved about this pair of white denim many times here on Keynotes (like here, here and here!). I've said it once (or maybe a handful of times) but I'll say it again. I love these pants! And for someone who really doesn't like pants in general, this is a bold statement. 
A flattering pair of fully-opaque white denim at this price point? I'll take two.

And I know I'm very, very (like, very) late to the game here, but while in NYC, I stumbled into Aritzia. How is it possible that I'm just discovering this gem of a retailer?! Think of Urban Outfitters meets Zara...but a touch more upscale. After taking two steps in the store, I was instantly in neutral, basic, flowy silhouette heaven. This grey sweater I'm wearing is from Aritzia. Do yourself a favor and pop over to their website — you won't regret it (but your wallet might, haha!)

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22 comments :

  1. I'm headed to NYC in August and I'm thinking I'll have to check this store out! I have absolutely no idea how to dress for NYC in August so any tips are appreciated! ;)

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    1. Have so much fun! East coast cities are pretty swampy during the summer — I'd recommend packing light fabrics, flow-y silhouettes and comfortable shoes!

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  2. A good pair of white jeans are a game changer! I love this all neutral outfit! My kind of style :)

    -Morgan
    How 2 Wear It [] http://how2wearit.com

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    1. I totally agree. Thanks, Morgan!

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  3. Super cute! I'm such a big fan of neutrals - they're cute, versatile, and make packing for trips a lot easier!

    Stephanie | Sincerely, Stephanie
    www.stephanietherese.com

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    1. I know, they're really the best! Thank you, Stephanie!

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  4. I never thought about packing neutrals for traveling, but that sounds like a great idea so that you have versatile pieces!

    X,
    Cristina
    cristinawashere.com

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    1. It really helps to reduce the number of pieces you'll have to pack and it's super convenient being able to pair any two pieces together. Give it a try sometime!

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  5. Neutrals are PERFECT for traveling (and also for everyday wear too, haha!) Great look, girl. Hope you have a wonderful day!
    -Anna | www.fivefootandfabulous.com

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    1. Thanks, Anna! I totally agree. I'm an everyday neutral kinda girl.

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  6. I recently bought these pants and I am in LOVE. Thank you so much for your recommendation.

    xoxo, Jenny

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    1. Yay, Jenny! I'm so happy you can relate — I'm not lying when I rave about how wonderful this pair of white denim is!

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  7. Aritzia can have the cutest things! I like Joe Fresh, Uniqlo and Mango, too. You should check out & Other Stories the next time you're in the city! Can you tell I miss NYC? Haha! I love your look--neutrals always look so chic!

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    1. Thanks for the recommendations, Michelle! I'm headed back to NYC next month so I will definitely keep that in mind. It's nice being in D.C., it's just a quick flight up there!

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  8. I hope you had fun in NYC! Blogging blues is definitely a real thing.

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  9. You look so cute! Gosh I need to wear my white denim more :-)

    xoxo A
    www.southernbelleintraining.com

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  10. I agree...those are great white jeans. I have a distressed pair but am wanting a pair like yours.

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  11. LOVE this look.. it's SO new york! Grey, black and white are basically my entire wardrobe so I feel this outfit on every level!!

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  12. What a super cute outfit! I keep saying I need to get a pair of white jeans, but I've yet to find a pair that fits me well. I hope you have a great time in NY!
    xoxo
    Amy | Pastel N Pink

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  13. What a great reminder to (finally) pull out my white jeans, haha! You look cute, have so much fun in NY! XO

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  14. These neutrals are so perfect! I'm heading to san fran next week and I'm definitely going to keep the neutral trend in mind when I pack this weekend!

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