Wednesday, June 19, 2013

trippin' NYC

It is getting to the point where I can no longer contain the excitement I have for wedding dress shopping with my sister this coming weekend. The only time I have been to New York City was for less than 12 hours during an unfortunate layover.... 
so this 3 day trip is a dream come true!
I have read up on how to not dress like a tourist in NYC, but since I can't bring this fabulous Kate Spade capsule wardrobe with me, I have been plotting how to put together stylish outfits for a weekend, while only packing a small carryon. 

These key 14 pieces are either exactly or very close to what I have currently piled on my bed to come with. 
1 // 2 // 3 // 4 // 5 // 6 // 7 // 8 // 9 // 10 // 11 // 12 // 13 // 14
Besides wedding dress shopping at J.Crew, Macy's & The White Gown, we hope to eat good food, try tasty cocktails, check out a museum or two, peruse the Brooklyn Flea & try our luck at last minute Broadway ticket scouting!

My carry-on packing tips:
- Wear your bulkiest items on the plane
- Pack two shoes max (if I can do it, you can too!)
- Keep the color palette neutral
- Maintain a constant pop of color
- Plan ahead for versatile layers 
How do you travel lightly & in-style?

32 comments:

  1. Ummm yes! VERY cute! I would like one of each!


    Shannon
    stylewithshannon.com

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  2. brooklyn flea set is nice. :) Love the shorts.

    XX,IamJenniya

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  3. love the red black and white theme here! it will make remixing the best. that's usually my tactic, either a few dresses i can rewear or lots of little mix and match pieces.


    xo, Nina
    afterthe40barfinish.blogspot.com

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  4. Have sooo much fun in NYC...how exciting!

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  5. Very exciting! If I can give you a little dress shopping tip (if I may be so bold!): wear a strapless bra while shopping. It helps you not to get distracted by the straps and you won't have to take your bra on and off in each shop. It was a little tip that helped me a lot.

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  6. Great mix and match looks! Good luck with the shopping..hope you find something amazing!


    -AJ
    FItTravelerAJ.com

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  7. I love the color scheme, I think that makes packing for a weekend so much easier! To be able to mix and match without worrying about it can really help maximize your luggage (especially in a place like NYC where layers are key: it's freezing on the subway but hot on the platform and outside).

    So often I just grab the things that I know won't get wrinkled, but that doesn't result in the most stylish combinations. I think I finally need to start bucking up and just using an iron when I get to my destination!

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  8. Have a great time in the city! Wear those Zara flats when you're walking around...heels and the city do not mix unless you're cabbing it!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart
    Zappos Giveaway!

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  9. Brooklyn Flea is awesome! I recommend bringing an umbrella. You never know what weird weather the Northeast will throw your way :)

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  10. I LOVE 3-day weekends and how exciting! I want to get married so I can go dress shopping in NYC! :) Have fun! I might be going there in July and I'm already thinking about what to pack in my carry on!

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  11. I want that dress! Have so much fun in NYC and dress shopping! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  12. Love this! I ALWAYS overpack. What if I get cold? Get a stain on something? Wish I had brought more? Gah, girl problems.


    Lindsay
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

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  13. You're going to have so much fun- can't wait to hear about it and see the photos!

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  14. ooOoOoooo I love everything here! SO chic! Hugs from Cali! xx The Golden Girls

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  15. I love the looks you created! So pretty and that brown carry-on bag is gorgeous.

    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  16. Girl, you are going to look AMAZING during your trip...so chic and NON TOURISTY!! :) So excited for you!! Enjoy every single second!!

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  17. I adore that red tank–you're going to have the best time (and it's going to be a gorgeous weekend!). I hope you find the dress of your dreams!

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  18. aw have a blast! I'm in love with that dress!


    Carly
    www.lipglossandcrayons.com

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  19. Perfection! I am horrible at packing light (i like my options), but I could definitely handle this wardrobe! Great job! And have fun!!!


    Shannon

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  20. Jessica - 1) I'm so excited about your trip and can't wait to hear about the gowns you looked at, and 2) you are my savior this morning. I'm headed to London in a couple of weeks and have desperately been scouring the internet for an affordable messenger-style bag ... I am in LOVE with that first one and am running to order it now! Have a blast lady, and looking forward to the update!

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  21. So stoked!!! I think I need a skype consultation so I can pack.

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  22. I'm so excited to hear about your trip!! You're going to have the best time. Love that article on how to not dress like a tourist in NYC. Haha!! Make sure you don't wear your I heart NY shirt (I know you have it packed) ;-)


    www.dancingwithashleyblog.com

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  23. This looks like the PERFECT travel wardrobe! I'll take one of everything please and I hope you have a fabulous time.

    xoxo,
    Chelsea & The City

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  24. haha, I did this partly for you ;) I am working on our itinerary now, and will send it to you tonight. Then we can talk about clothes packing. But I hope you already have that freaking cute Anthro color-blocked dress packed!
    xx

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  25. You have done an amazing job. This will be perfect for the weekend!!
    www.dahlialynn.com

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  26. yay yay yay! I don't have this exact one, but the reviews sound great for it! London!? Have a fabulous time lady!
    xx

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  27. Love this! These outfits are super cute and sophisticated!
    ~Sara
    sarastrauss.blogspot.com

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  28. Have the MOST fun! I was supposed to go to NYC this summer with my sis, but we decided to push it to the fall when we can wear layers and look cute.

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