Ever tried doing an 'outfit of the day' at the top of the empire state? gale force winds and all? I have. It was a mixture of amazing views and wind-swept hair. Because it's New York, it's sort of the norm to look like that. Especially when it was below freezing with crazy snowstorms! Also, please note: It's difficult to look 'fashionable' when you've got probably a gazillion thermal layers on to keep your body temperature reasonable moderate. The whole week mainly consisted of jumpers, thermals and jeans! But of course, jazzed up a little bit with a few accessories here and there.
Here are some rather 'flattering' images of myself being blinded by the sun. But hey-ho! - all in the name of fashion! Because we were doing mainly a lot of walking that day doing tourist-y stuff and shopping, I decided to keep it quite casual with my outfit choice. This River Island coat (£80 - no longer available) was a life-saver in the weather conditions. Although I could of done with a slightly warmer one, you'd have to go for a ski jacket - and that's not very fashionable! The leather material made it durable and waterproof against the rain, and it's also a comfy fit which is always encouraging.
Without going on about the boring layers and thermals underneath, I simply put on this gorgeous fluffy pink jumper from TKmaxx, which was an absolute steal at just £14.99. Always a great place for your bargains! Although fluffy (or otherwise known as the eyelash material) can be quite itchy, I would definitely recommend wearing a long sleeved top underneath! It kept out the cold, and ensured I didn't have red arms afterwards! My black jeggins are from the new 'Molly' range in River Island, which fits you beautifully and are the most comfortable things ever (£35).
My furry over-sized headband is from Next, which I kindly got given by them at the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards late last year. It was perfect for New York style - not so much for the dreaded weather!
I also wore this old necklace from Primark SS13 Collection. I really like this, as it has a bit of embossed colour which really makes the outfit 'pop' a little more. Not only that, I love the pastel colours within it, and pastel is always big when it's coming into Spring/Summer nearly every year.
What do you think of my OOTD at the top of the Empire State?
As always, let me know!
Lots of love,
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