Thursday, October 2

playing tourist

muubaa leather jacket (similar) . j. crew shirt . scarf found a very long time ago in a montauk boutique (similar here and here . chloe handbag . vince pants (similar) . converse shoes

Yesterday JD and I both had the day off and though it was rainy we decided to play tourist. We began our day with coffee and almond croissants from our favorite local pastry shop before walking over to Washington Square Park to snap a few pictures. It's fun to play tourist in your own city, you get to see things with a fresh pair of eyes when you're not rushing off to the next thing. We admired the ceiling at Grand Central Station, and at the New York Public Library, did a little shopping, met up with a dear friend for drinks, and caught Dustin Lynch performing in Bryant Park. It was such a wonderful day.

I decided it would probably be best to wear comfortable shoes as we had no idea how much walking we'd end up doing. We did a lot, so it was a good call. I kept it simple with a burgundy t-shirt, black pants, and my very favorite gray printed scarf. I found it in a small shop in Montauk back in 2009 and almost didn't get it. It was one of those things that I thought about after leaving the store and a half hour I was wearing it. Finding things like that, that you can't stop thinking about is always fun, unless you pass up on it and continue to think about it for the next four years. Hello Tory Burch riding boots from last fall. 

Some snaps from our day (mostly the library) below.
Has that ever happened to you?

21 comments :

  1. What a fun day!
    You looked super chic, as always- love the white sneakers with the all-black everything else. :)

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  2. I love playing tourist in our own city! There's actually quite a bit to see.

    Love the photos! How gorgeous!

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  3. How fun! It really is fun to play a tourist in your city some times, especially if there are a lot of things to do. I absolutely love your scarf, glad you purchased it!

    xx,
    La Joie de Vivre by Alecia Mariana
    Facebook//Twitter//Instagram // Bloglovin

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  4. Love this sporty chic outfit! Great photos.

    Heidi D.
    www.wishesandreality.com

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  5. Even with crappy weather looks like you guys had a great time!! Midweek days off are the best, especially since it's not as busy!! Love that scarf!

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  6. In love with your scarf for sure! And I love playing tourist here in Orlando too! It's so fun to just do something touristy for the day, especially midweek when it's less busy!

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  7. You look so lovely. The perfect tourist in the perfect outfit. Playing tourist is one of my favorites and what a fun twist that you both had the day off to enjoy the fun together!

    xx Katie
    lovely letters

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  8. sounds like SUCH a fun day!! and i love the look you chose, casual and chic but still practical for the day.

    few things are worse than the true regret of not buying something. glad you went back for the scarf!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

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  9. sounds like SUCH a fun day!! and i love the look you chose, casual and chic but still practical for the day.

    few things are worse than the true regret of not buying something. glad you went back for the scarf!

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

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  10. Aww such a lovely post to read. Love your scarf too, too cute!
    Nilla Forever

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  11. I'm loving your photos in Manhattan. And that scarf is jut beautiful!!

    <3 Daisy | Simplicity Relished

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  12. Great photos, and I love your scarf!! xo - Katie - hauteallure.com

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  13. Touring your own city is such a great idea, especially when you live in NYC! I love that scarf, too! Sometimes last minute purchases end up being the best ones!

    Maggie
    www.PolishedClosets.com

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  14. Sounds like an ideal way to spend a day off! I love your scarf! Good call not passing it up! And that pic from Bryant Park is beautiful!

    www.taffetaandtulips.com

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  15. I love playing tourist in the places where I live. I think I'd probably do it all the time if I lived in New York though! When I was in New York, I walked absolutely everywhere but that city is worth blisters, I think!!

    Owl Girl | A London lifestyle blog

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  16. I would play tourist any day in NYC! Love!

    www.kissthechic.com

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  17. aahh new york!!! i miss that city!! the fountains by bryant part are lovely!! :D

    Animated Confessions

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  18. Great pictures.Love your converse!
    http://www.fabuloustorture.blogspot.com

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  19. That leather jacket is amazing!

    xx Kat
    www.withlovefromkat.com

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  20. what fun pictures! I love your jacket! fantastic outfit!
    kelseybang.com

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  21. new york is such a great place to play tourist, you could live there forever and never see everything!

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