A festive outfit for the Fourth | @halliekwilson

Feeling Festive

It’s hard not to feel patriotic in New York City — especially around the Fourth of July.



I haven’t gotten out much (beyond my teaching schedule) this week as I’m in the midst of moving, but I was able to justify a trip to my favorite nook just outside the city.

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This popular spot in DUMBO (Down Under the Manhattan Bridge) reminds me of everything that made me fall in love with New York in the first place:

New York’s bridges, the Empire State Building, everyone’s hustle and bustle and — yes, even Gossip Girl. (That brick building in the back on the right was the Humphrey’s loft in Brooklyn).


A festive ensemble felt essential, so I went with my favorite red skirt (which is only $36), a comfortable cotton top with stripes and of course, comfortable mid-heel sandals for walking.


My movers will be here tomorrow morning, after which I should have more time to spend wandering the city. What would you do with one last weekend in New York City?


*In this post:


Striped shirt: Trina Turk (more options here, J.Crew style on sale here)
Red midi skirt: ASOS (similar styles here, love the pleated version)
Mid-heel sandals: J.Crew (more styles here)
Clutch: Brahmin (also love these colors)


Hair styling: Living Proof’s No Frizz collection (introductory kit here)
Lipstick: NARS velvet matte lip pencil in ‘Never Say Never’
Eyebrows: Benefit Instant Brow pencil

*Click to shop: J.Crew sandals | striped shirts
red skirts | this post (below):


*Shop the trend: Striped shirts and red skirts for a festive Fourth


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