New York City is a place like no other – somewhere that everyone should visit at least once, and a place that always leaves me completely exhausted after a few days in its midst. I’m heading up there this weekend to celebrate the 30th birthday of one of my nearest and dearest (yes, scary that we are beginning to turn 30), and accordingly I’ve got a pile of things that would last me a week waiting to be stuffed into a suitcase. Time to narrow it down to the essentials for 48 hours in the city: a fun party dress and heels for a night out celebrating, comfy flats for walking around the city, layers for manic weather this time of year and a tote large enough to carry all the stuff I deem essential for a day out. There may be a few other things making their way into my luggage (including a swimsuit for a celebratory trip to the Russian bath house!) but hey, I’m working on it.
Clockwise, from upper left: French Connection Stella Crepe Dress, BlankNYC Faux Leather Pants, Charles Philip Shanghai Flats, Topshop Khaki Army Jacket, Kimchi Blue Crosshatch Printed Eternity Scarf, Clare Vivier Suede Tote, Schutz Enid Booties