The Village

black tee with lace, denim shorts, cut-off shorts, jeans shorts, west village, west village stoop Sometimes when you’re wandering around NYC, you’ll stumble into pockets of space where the hustle and bustle of the city fades. The streets are quieter, the sidewalks are less crowded, and the air is cleaner. It feels like a world apart.

That’s how I felt when I met up with Jessica in the West Village on Saturday. I’d started my day with a cup of coffee at home, then I met up with my godsister at the Greenwich Village location of Umami Burger. After lunch I had a bit of time to kill, so I sat down a in a little park off 14th street and 8th avenue. The weather was great- it was a bit overcast, but still warm, and the humidity wasn’t too bad. There was a fountain in this park and the background sound of the water was soothing as I listened to a podcast and enjoyed the weather.

When Jessica arrived, we found a quiet little street to take pictures on. The West Village is full of lovely stoops and picturesque streets, so it really wasn’t that hard. Afterwards we walked about and admired various charming shops, although most of them were too expensive for us to actually shop there. We also stumbled onto Magnolia Bakery, so naturally we had to get cupcakes.

On this lovely afternoon, I kept it simple in a black tee with some lace detail and my relatively new cut-off shorts from Gap. This summer hasn’t been too horrible weather-wise (so far), but let’s all cross our fingers that it stays that way!

black tee with lace, denim shorts, cut-off shorts, jeans shorts, west village, west village stoop Outfit Details: H&M top, Gap shorts, H&M sneakers, H&M sunglasses, Fossil Erin Satchel (via Macy’s), Lips- Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Standout | photos- Jessica


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  1. Katherine says

    I love magnolia bakery :) Delicious cupcakes! Great outfit – love the black H&M top

  2. says

    This is making me crave a visit to NYC, I haven’t been in so long. Love this casual look, perfect for the weekend. If you get the chance, please share your amazing post on my link-up today.


  3. says

    I like your black, white and leopard print sneaker combo. I wouldn’t have been able to pass Magnolia Bakery without stopping there either : )

  4. says

    great look. I love the description of the city when it’s quiet. I have those love affair moments with SF, too. I grew up in SF so I know the city a bit differently compared to how I know it now. It’s funny the nooks/crannies you can find. It’s getting harder to have those places to yourself nowadays so I love that there are days that can remind you of how un-city like the city can be.


    • says

      Thank you Nancy! I always wondered what it would be like to grow up in a city and see it change over the years. My family moved around bunch when I was a kid, so I didn’t really get to experience that. Although they’ve been in California since I started junior high and I have noticed how the town has changed since I went away to college!