A Manhattan Moment

NYPL 31I first fell in love with Manhattan on a trip to the United States when I was 13. I remember feeling overwhelmed when we landed at JFK, but quickly enjoying the urban wildness and excitement of the city. I’ve been lucky to visit New York many times since, but I didn’t think I’d be back this year. It was really exciting to be invited for an overnight press trip by EOS for the launch of their new Crystal Lip balm, and enjoy some time in the city.
NYPL 1NYPL 7NYPL 2Since I was traveling with fellow style bloggers, a quick photo shoot was first on our list on our day in Manhattan. I immediately knew we should head to the New York Public Library. Last year, Cee and I travelled to New York with our guys for 2 weeks. We took so many amazing photos, but the set we took at NYPL was my absolute favourite. It’s an all white marble building. Read: Instagram heaven! This place is an absolute must when visiting the city. We made our way to Bryant Park through rush hour, passing Times Square and Grand Central Station. The whole morning felt very New York.NYPL 9NYPL 3NYPL 10I kept this look simple, opting for an all black ensemble. Black tends to not show wrinkles, which is ideal when you’ve squished all your clothes into a carry on. I paired this light weight peplum blouse with an Aline skirt and stacked up heels. Although these are my favourite on the go heels, my Adidas Three Stripes were tucked into my purse so I could slip into them before venturing out. New York is a fast pace place, and I wanted to be ready to roll. No running in heels here!

Whenever I’m in the Manhattan, I’m reminded of a quite by author Thomas Wolfe. ‘One belongs to New York instantly. One belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five years.’ It felt good to be back, even if just for a moment.
NYPL 5Thank you to my girl Cee from Coco and Vera for taking my photos, and Alicia Fashionista and Samantha Sito for such a fun day in the city! Be sure to check out their blogs for their take on our New York Adventure.

Banana Republicย Peblum Blouse
Banana Republicย Aline Skirt
Le Chateau Heels
Mezzi Purse
Dior Sunglasses

Photos by Cee – Coco & Vera

  • Kay

    So beautiful!! I love the location (omg, those doors!!) and everything about your look and story โค๏ธ

    Kay | Style Unsettled

    • Thank you Kay!! It’s my absolute favourite place to shoot photos in NYC. The light is always so lovely

  • Susie Liberatore

    So pretty, I love it. I love everything about NYC you look like you fit right in! http://stylesprinter.com

    • Aw thank you so much Susie! New York is such a great city. I always feel at home right away ๐Ÿ™‚

  • pennyanddash

    The New York Public Library is beautiful and I love your black dress ๐Ÿ™‚


    • Thank you Penny! It’s my favourite place to shoot in NYC ๐Ÿ™‚

  • I’m in love with Manhattan too! I relate so much to this post! Your outfit is amazing!

    Have an awesome day!

    xx Kris


    • Oh I’m so happy to hear that Kris! Next time you’re in NYC, you’ll have to stop by NYPL ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Rach

    I’ve always wanted to check out the New York Public Library! That LBD is so cute!


    • Thanks Lady!! The NYPL is an absolute must next time you’re in New York ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Kate Amar

    All black is so chic – and perfect for NY! I need to go there, I can’t believe I’ve never been! One day…

    XO, Kate


    • Thank you so much Kate! Oh you have to plan to go – it’s such an incredible city, with SO much to see and do.
      When you go, message me for recommendations ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Such a cool photo spot! You’ve gotta love NY!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Thanks so much Ann! Its my favourite spot for outfit photos ๐Ÿ™‚

  • This is a beautifully chic look on you – you absolutely suit all-black styling (and I adore the Dior sunglasses). How exciting to have found yourself there due to a press trip; happy to hear you managed to make time to explore and have fun in the city!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

    • Thank you so much Gabrielle! Those Dior sunnies are my go to ๐Ÿ™‚
      Hope you have a lovely weekend ahead xo

  • So. Much. Fun!! Would love to go on a girls content trip once/twice a year with you & Cee… how fun would that be? A girl can dream, right?! ๐Ÿ˜‰ Love what you wore + so glad you were able to enjoy the city even though you were there for a short time! xo


    • Thank you SO much Veronika! It was such a dream. We had such a wonderful time, even if it was a bit of a whirlwind.
      Happy Weekend xo

  • These photos turned out great, lady!

    Le Stylo Rouge

    • Thank you so much Ashley!

  • Mahi Chaurasia

    one of my favorite places…
    looking lovely

    • Mine too – it’s such a magical part of the city

  • This is one of the places that I would love to visit when I have a chance to visit New York. That city sounds so exciting! I love your style btw, so classy!

    Heidi โœจ | Heidiโ€™s Planner | Instagram

    • Oh yes, you absolutely have to pop by NYPL next time you’re in NYC. It’s so nice and close to lots of awesome landmarks like Time Square, Grand Central Station and Bryant Park. Awesome for people watching too ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Looking fabulous darling! Love your clean and classy style!


    • You’re too kind Adela! Thank you so much ๐Ÿ™‚

  • flowery

    You look amazing. Beautiful place



    The chic advocate

    • Thank you Priscilla. The NYPL is my favourite place to shoot in NYC

  • Dominique

    Looking very chic in all black hun! You’re making me dream of going to NYC! xx


    • Thank you so much Dominique. When in doubt, where all black ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Sonia Makosso

    Manhattan is definitely a city to remember, so many things to see !
    By the way, your outfit is really beautiful and classic, love the purse,

  • Kim

    What a fun trip! The city is always hustling and bustling with a ton of activities. Hope you enjoyed meeting all the other fashion bloggers!

    Simply Lovebirds

  • Such a fabulous photo session in New York! I agree it’s a wonderful city that captivates you from the first second. Love the marble backdrop and your perfectly put-together outfit. Hope you had a wonderful time

    Saida | She talks Glam