First of the Season

j crew chino shorts, joe fresh white top, white summer top, dressing for hot weather, how to dress in summer On Friday it was shaping up to be a pretty uneventful weekend, which was certainly ok with me. My grand plans consisted of: get a donut on National Donut Day, finish the first Harry Potter book and binge watch the second season of Orange is the New Black. That’s pretty much what I did on Friday and Saturday, but on Sunday, my roommate and I met up with a couple friends for a little picnic in Central Park. It was my first picnic of the season and the people-watching was extra entertaining. One guy was celebrating his birthday with a group of friends, which he told us as he passed by our blanket a couple of times. Meanwhile there was a homeless guy in another corner, who happened to have a megaphone and kept making comments directed at the birthday party. At one point he offered us cookies, which we politely declined since we’d already munched on some deliciously gooey cookies from Levain Bakery. Sometimes you just have to marvel at the wide varieties of people in this city!

It was a bit hot and sticky out earlier in the afternoon, giving us just a taste of what the summer will be like. For my outfit, I went with a white top (I told you I’m having a thing with whites this summer) and pair of evergreen shorts that I bought at J. Crew last summer on super sale. I tied my hair up with a lovely little gift from my sister- the Bien Fait bandana from Madewell. I received a mysterious eBay package on Saturday (the bandana) and I was confused because I hadn’t ordered it. I did have a saved search (thanks for showing me how to do that Lydia!), so I thought maybe I’d accidentally purchased it somehow. Turns out my sister had sneakily bought it for me- she knows how much I regret not purchasing the tee, but thought this little surprise might cheer me up, which it absolutely did. I can’t wait until she makes her annual trip to NYC to visit me this coming September!

Outfit Details: Top- Joe Fresh // Shorts- J. Crew 3″ Chino Short // Bandana- Madewell Bien Fait Bandana // Studded Strap Flat c/o Aeropostale // Purse- Fossil Erin Satchel via Macy’s // Lips- Maybelline Color Elixir ‘Signature Scarlet’ // photos- my roomie

P.S. I’m also over on Fashionista NY Girl today while Heather is off celebrating her wedding! I’m talking all about summer style on a budget and I’d love for you to take a look!

  • That’s so sweet of your sister to surprise you with the bandanna!

    Bedknobs & Baubles

    • Yes it was! She’s a good sister :)

  • sartorialsidelines

    Your weekend sounds pretty delightful to me – and I love those J Crew shorts that you got, the colour is great.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

    • Thank you Courtney! I almost picked up another pair of them in pink yesterday because they were on sale again.

  • a picnic sounds so wonderful! can’t wait to go on one! :)

    • Hope you get to soon! :)

  • what a lovely outfit! And your weekend sounds like so much fun, I need to have a picnic soon :)

  • Obsessed with those shorts! They are the perfect color. Your weekend sounds great!!!

    • Thank you Natalie! I love this color too. I wish I had more clothes in this color.

  • that is so sweet of your sister! love hearing such sweet stories like that!


    • Once I got over my confusion (I really thought I might have ordered it, then completely forgotten) it definitely put a smile on my face!

  • This is really cute! I like the slightly vintage feel with the hair tie and the shoes! I need to watch Orange is the New Black season 2! Thanks for the reminder!

    • Thank you Sara! The scarf tied in my hair is definitely a different look for me, but I think I like it :) Plus it kept the hair off my face and neck on what was a pretty warm day!

  • Donuts, books, TV binge-watching, and Central Park picnics sound like the makings of a great weekend! Love those shorts and your new headband.

    • Thank you Shenneth :)

  • Jenmarie

    Your outfit is SO cute! The shorts are such a beautiful shade of green.

    • Thank you Jenmarie! :)

  • Surprise gifts are by far the best. Glad you have a little Bien Fait in your closet now.
    I think you have a perfect summer picnic look, and I think you’ve gotten June off to just the right start.

    Chic on the Cheap

    • Thank you Lydia! I’ve got that saved search for the tee now so who knows- maybe one day it will turn up!

  • Those shorts are cute! I’d love to go on a picnic, but it’s hard to get everyone in the same place at the same time. Not all of my friends work 9-5 jobs, so everyone’s schedules are all very different.

    • Thanks Emily! I know what you mean- my book club hasn’t met in about four months because it’s been difficult to coordinate everyone’s schedules.

  • haha people watching in Central Park is always entertaining.

    I was binge watching OITNB but then didn’t want it to end so I’m savoring the last few episodes.

    You look SUPER adorable – love the headwrap!

    • Me too! I sped through the first five or so episodes, but then I slowed down because there’s so little TV right now and I want to have stuff to watch. Thanks so much Kim :)

  • haha, I like people watching too, there are some extremely interesting people out there. you look super lovely especially with that bandana, your sister is so kind!

    Katrina Sophia Blog

    • She is very kind :) Thank you Katrina Sophia!

  • Paola

    Lovely look!!!
    Would you like to follow each other via GFC?

    • Thanks Paola! I’ll check out your blog :)