The weather was absolutely gorgeous this past weekend in New York City. I wasn’t even shivering as Mitch snapped these photos of me standing–yet again–in traffic without a jacket. (I swear I wait for red lights. “Right on red” turns aren’t allowed in the Big Apple, which allows for easy traffic pattern predictions. ;))

Top: C.Wonder (On sale!), similar here / Skirt: J.Crew (Sold out), nearly identical copy here in navy, here in red, and here in gray (40 percent off! Use code “EARLYBIRD” to take an additional 10 percent off if you buy two items, and to take an additional 20 percent off if you buy three or more items!) / Bag: Tory Burch (I’m featuring this bag again and again… Sorry! It’s just really that functional! Carries everything I need for the day without being massive. #winner) / Necklace: Fornash (c/o) / Wedges: Payless (Seriously! So comfy! Sadly sold out), but loving these leopard wedges from Target! What a steal! / Tights: HUE / Bracelets: baskets — Fornash (c/o), bumble bee —Fornash (c/o), and C.Wonder (On sale!) / Sunnies: Kate SpadeEarringsJ.Crew, cheaper version here / LipstickClinique (in “Pudgy Peony.”)

Anyway, these photos were taken on Friday night across the street from Bloomingdales on 60th and Third Avenue. We had time to kill before meeting up with my family, so after a quick stop at Bloomies ;), we headed to Merchants NY and Baker Street. Later, we had cocktails with my dad at Patsy’s, and then met the rest of the family at Isle of Capri, one of my favorite Italian spots on the Upper East Side, to celebrate my grandmother’s birthday with my aunts and uncles. I loved it. The company was fabulous, the atmosphere was lively, and the food was delicious. Now I can’t wait to see everyone again over the holidays!

Happy birthday, Grandma! We love you!