March 10, 2015

spring breakdown

j. crew shirt {old / similar} . rich and skinny pants . anthropologie bow {last seen here / taken from an old top} . maje coat {sold out / similar} . cuyana handbag . asos flats {last seen here / similar} . karen walker sunglasseschanel nail polish in "may"jouer lipgloss in "birchbox pink"

It's barely a secret I'm aching for a European vacation. It's the time of year. The ghosts of vacations past come out to remind me that I'm not escaping the last bits of winter in New York somewhere slightly warmer and less melty. As a result, I've placed a heavy focus on enjoying the city, trying to see it through the refreshed eyes of the tourists ambling four across down Bleecker. When the sun hits just right I see it. It almost feels like Spring. 

When I put this outfit on I felt very girly and a little bit French. In simple black and white, tiny polka dots, and a bow it's hard not to. For a less wintery feel, I paired it all with my "bring to work" flats, last seen over the summer. The ratio of puddles to people in NY is staggering right now. I'm not taking any chances in suede, let alone exposed sides, so I've been toting these along to work to make myself feel a little better and give myself a break from boots. It won't be long now.


  1. I could totally see you rocking this outfit in France! :) Totally obsessed with those flats too! So gorgeous!

    <3, Pamela
    Sequins & Sea Breezes

  2. I love that you added the bow to this outfit!! Parisian Chic :) It's getting warmer girl, it really is!! xo, Biana - BlovedBoston

  3. I was about to say this outfit just screams Parisian strolling the banks of the Seine. I love those flats they look so comfortable!

  4. This look is sophisticated, girly with a hint of masculine and so modern. I need to buy some black fabric to make one of those bow-tie scarves. You look fantastic, Lyndsay.

    Happy Tuesday!

  5. That polka dot top!!!!!!!!!!! Holy moly. How gorgeous.

  6. Loving that bow around your neck!! Gorgeous outfit :)


    La Joie de Vivre

  7. I love this polka dotted top with the bow tie! You look super chic!

  8. ahh so in love with this look!!! the black and white, the adorable flats, the bow, so much goodness!

    also i know we have talked about this, but i know the feeling! surprisingly my euro withdrawals have now passed, but i am sure they will be back in a few weeks time ;)

    xo mk
    gold-hatted lover

  9. Definitely French chic! I love the idea of adding a bow to tops!

    xo Kylie

  10. Love this french-inspired look! That polka dot top is too cute!


  11. Oh I feel the same way about my suede shoes right now, not worth the risk!

    Kristina does the Internets

  12. LOVE this understated and chic look! So effortless yet polished and pulled together! I think I need a polka dot blouse now...

  13. Love love love these flats. I have been crushing on a pair of flats like this at J.Crew.

    xx Katie
    lovely letters

  14. Love this French inspired look babe! I seriously need a European vacation too!! :)
    xx Cara

  15. Adorable! Definitely a French feel to this look!


  16. That bow and top? PERFECTION!


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