Dachshund Hat in Tompkins Square Park, NYC

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Lexington Co. Sweater (c/o) / Henri Bendel Tote (c/o) / C.Wonder Dachshund HatTory Burch Boots (Try these!) / J.Crew Necklace and Earrings /BlankNYC Jeans (I’m wearing the “Spray-On”) / Kate Spade Sunnies (Old, newer styles here) / Daniel Wellington Watch (c/o) / Joyiia Bracelet (c/o)

It’s our last day in NYC, so let’s keep this short. I can’t believe we only have one day left! Insert distressed emoji, haha. I’m definitely sad to leave, but it’s been a fabulous trip–and I can’t wait to share what few photos I took once we’re back in Chicago. (Have you ever gone on a trip and just not felt like taking out your camera? Sometimes it’s really nice to capture the experience in your mind instead of on film, don’t you think?)

For now, though, I’ll leave you with some photos that Mitch and I did take. ;) We took them outside Tompkins Square Park in our old hood after brunch at Westville East with our friends Shawn, Amy and Dom. Such a fun time–so much french toast and laughter–and these pics remind me of that. :)

Happy Tuesday, all!

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Dachshund Hat

  • Alecia Mariana

    That bag is incredible! Loving this look!


    La Joie de Vivre

  • Love the cable knit and the strands of pearls!

    Liz @ ShoppingMyCloset.com

    • Liz, thank you! The cable knit is definitely the coziest thing in my closet right now! :)

  • Maria Makkonen

    Iam quite a new reader of your blog, and I just love it! I like the way you write and the things you write about. It’s not only about clothes. But I also like your style and how it’s affordable for everybody. Keep your posts coming! :)

    • Maria,

      Awww-thank you! I can’t tell you how much your message meant to me. Sometimes it’s hard to imagine that people are *actually* reading, you know? Thank you for following along on my little adventures, and for dropping me a line! Keep in touch, girl! :) xoxo!

  • Love that HB bag!!! Hope you had a good time while you were here. Did it make you want to move back?? :-)

    xoxo, Elena Michelle

    • Thank you, Elena! I’m obsessed with it, hehe… Expect to see it a lot, as it’s the only bag I brought to NYC. ;)

      And YES! I totally want to move back. But I also love my life in Chicago. Oh, to love two lives… ;)

      Hope you had a great weekend, girl!

  • The navy jumper with the pearls look beautiful! Can’t wait to see what pictures you did take :) I guess when you have lived in a place and you revisit there isn’t that much need to take pictures :)

    • I LOVE that you call sweaters jumpers. Can I be you?! You’re adorable!! hehe

      Hope you’re having a great day, girl!

      • Haha I guess it does sound funny if your not British. You can totally be and I’ll move to the states and visit New York and Chicago, yes? Love your blog!

        • Not funny… ADORABLE. And yes, let’s switch! Hehe. I think my biggest life dream is to move to London and have children with British accents. I can’t believe I missed out on having one, but at least there’s hope for them, haha! How do I make this happen?! STRESS! ;)

          Thanks so much, Lindsay! So touched that you follow along! xoxo!

          • That’s cool! Well you have plenty of time still :) No need to stress :). Xx

  • I’m so bad about taking photos on vacation sometimes, which isn’t always a bad thing! Glad you had a wonderful trip.



    • Agree! You definitely take in more of the trip, and perhaps create better memories? :)

  • That’s a great sweater!

    The Starving Inspired

  • Elizabeth

    Hey Kelly…
    I happened upon your blog recently and have been enjoying it. I thought I’d say hi today for two reasons…
    1) I student taught at a school across from Tompkins Square Park, and am now working with someone who did as well, so it was nice to see the familiar background! Also, you look so happy in these photos!
    2) Today in the mail I received my lined leggings from Anthropologie, which you mentioned in a post recently, and I’m pretty sure I’m never going to take them off. I’ll probably order another pair before I go to bed. I am chronically cold from about October-April, and although DC winters are mild compared to Chicago, I desperately needed these leggings… I just didn’t know that this was what I needed! So thanks… my winter will be much warmer now. :-)
    Elizabeth (Cooper) Miller

    • LIZ!

      Oh my goodness. SO good to hear from you! How are things?! Thanks so much for dropping me a line!

      1. Love that area. I had no idea you worked around there! Isn’t it such a great neighborhood? I miss it like crazy…

      2. SO GLAD YOU GOT THE FLEECE-LINED LEGGINGS. They’re a serious life-changer. Just be aware that they attract lint like crazy. I have a down comforter, and now a good percentage of its feathers are stuck to my leggings, haha. So I have one sleeping pair and two “nice” pairs. For $19, though, they’re totally worth it!!

      Anyway, hope everything is going well with you! Are you still in the city?!


  • Maya McDonald

    THAT HAT THO. Seriously, THE cutest! Let’s play now that you’re back in Chicago! xx

    • I’d been looking for it forever and ended up finding it on eBay!! (Also, realized yesterday it’s made an appearance on your blog… #greatminds, hehe)

      See you this week?! xoxo

  • Simple yet totally chic and I LOVE the beanie!

    Heidi D.

  • Lexington Company

    You look amazing in that sweater, happy you like it!