Sailor Stripes

Sailor Stripes 1

Striped Sweater*Handmade by me // Pink Jacket and Sunglasses*H&M  // Jeans*Forever 21 // Bag*Lulu’s // Bedazzle Loafers*Mia Shoes (all photos of me above taken by Alex– thanks lady!)

These pictures were taken on a gorgeous Sunday in early May when we celebrated Alex’s birthday.  I met up with AlexHope, and Alex’s friend Kristine in Madison Square Garden, where we took advantage of the opening of Mad Square Eats!  Basically, a bunch of restaurants set up food stands in a little area right off the park, and there’s everything from Red Hook Lobster to Asia Dog (one of my personal favorites as far as street food!).  It really was a gorgeous day weather-wise, which was perfect for dining and drinking wine al fresco.

I kept it really casual outfit-wise because I’d met up with some friends earlier for brunch and had to get ready in a hurry!  The nice weather gave me the opportunity to wear this sweater I finished a few months ago (more details to come in an “On Nnenna’s Needles” post on Wednesday!).  Also, doesn’t Alex look just fabulous above?  I totally teased her for looking all posh and chic, while I was all flustered from running around earlier that day! ;)

Speaking of birthdays, today is my best friend Erica’s birthday!  I spent a good chunk of the weekend working on a special present for her, but I won’t reveal any more because I know she sometimes reads this :) I can’t wait to see her and my family back home in CA in a little under a week!

The hustle and bustle of NYC in the background

  • You’re both looking equally fabulous; I love your two very different looks here :) Loving your pink jacket in particular!

    <3 Shawna Serpentine Streets

    • Thank you Shawna! I wear this pink jacket all the time- maybe a little too much! haha :)

  • Aya

    I love the nautical look, you look great! Love your bangs, by the way :) xo

    • Thank you Aya! It took me a while to get used to my bangs, but now I love them too! :)

  • I didn’t realize you made that sweater!! Amazing. Also, let’s hit Mad Square Eats again soon! :)

    • Yes, absolutely! That was such a great day :)

  • sartorialsidelines

    Okay, that sweater is so awesome – you are just all kinds of talented!

    Courtney ~

    • Aww, thanks Courtney! :)

  • wow, amazing job on the sweater! You look fantastic and so does alex! glad it was a fun b-day celebration!

  • You made that sweater!?! I want one :)

    • I did! I could totally make you one! :)

  • Jen @ redsolesandredwine

    I love that sweater!!! You look fantastic and so miss NYC seeing your pics. I used to live there. So glad I bumped into your blog! Love it.

    Red Soles and Red Wine

    • How cool! How long did you live in NYC? Thanks so much for your kind words Jen! :)

  • Love love love that striped top – you look so cute!

    The Other Side of Gray

  • AmberRGodin

    those jeans fit you like a glove! Looking good lady!

  • Well you certainly don’t look flustered from running around all day – well put together! As is Alex! And CA baby, so fun!

    • Aww, thanks Smita! And yes, I can’t wait for CA- I’m counting down the days! :)

  • You look so French girl chic with the simple stripes and cute flats. Your bangs are adorable! Mine look like crap right now. I’m trying to grow them out. If mine looked that cute I’d keep them.

    May the force be with you.


    • Oh, what a sweet compliment- I would love to be as stylish as the French always seem to be! Thanks Emily :)

  • Christine D

    Ooh La La!! AND- you made the sweater!? That’s too awesome. Such a pretty backdrop…

    • Thank you! Yes, I love the area where we took these pictures- we’re right next to the Flatiron building! :)

  • HahahahahaI love the gif :) I’m totally going to do burst shots of you from now on so you can make more of those. Bonus points for twirls :)

    I demand you wear this sweater more.

    The end.

    • Haha, yes- I like to throw in a GIF every once in a while! Lol, and since I made you twirl, I suppose I have to twirl for you too! :)

      I should wear this sweater more often, but the weather has to be just right- warm, since the sweater is sleeveless, but not so warm that I overheat in it!

  • LOVE that last pic. I ADORE your outfit…and the hustle & bustle. :)

    • Aww, thanks Ashley! :D

  • Chioma

    love that sweater! That’s awesome that you made it yourself :)


  • Jennifer

    Cute look! Really loving the loafers

    xo Jennifer

    • Thanks Jennifer! Love these loafers- they’re so comfy and a great alternative to flats! :)

  • Mary Awadallah

    The sweater is amazing! Inspires me to get to work finishing the sleeves of that darn sweater I’m currently working on. (Beatnik–you should check it out. Gorgeous.)

    • Aww, thanks Mary! It was super easy to make :) Will definitely check out your current sweater on Ravelry!