Stripes Two Ways

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Outfit Details

1: J.Crew Shirt, Gap Jeans, H&M Sneakers (old, similar here and here), Michael Kors Trench Coat

2: J.Crew Eyelet Skirt, H&M Scalloped Flats (old, similar here and here)

For my first Mother’s Day, my parents were in town from Boston to celebrate with us. Since we recently moved to a new neighborhood, we wanted to walk around, showing my parents all the new places and scenery our new area had to offer. When visitors come to Brooklyn, it’s always a great excuse to go out and try new restaurants. We definitely ate our way through the city over the weekend!

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IMG_2971Saturday was spent shopping and hanging around our apartment due to the Nor-Easter. We decided to save our walk for Sunday since nicer weather was in the forecast.  The day started with a stroll to our new favorite Cobble Hill Park.  It’s a small peaceful park where we could sit and relax for hours. We walked up and down side streets, eyeing beautiful townhomes, and blossoming greenery.  As we were walking, we spotted a sidewalk plant sale selling flowers, cacti, herbs, and more which was so cute!


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My love of stripes continues and I can’t get enough of this boatneck striped shirt from J.Crew. This cotton number is so comfortable and has an ease to it with the boxy fit. Stripes are my go-to for every season and this top is no different. I wear it all the time, throwing it on with jeans to run errands or walk around the neighborhood like this weekend. IMG_2985





Mother’s Day Brunch was held at my aunt and uncle’s apartment in Manhattan.  It’s always a treat to visit, admiring the views from their floor-to-ceiling windows and gorgeous decor.   For my second look of the day, I paired the boatneck top with my favorite skirt of the season.  The colors match perfectly and mixes casual and feminine together. I will definitely be wearing the striped top with shorts this summer too!



After our bellies and hearts were full, my parents headed out and back to Boston and we were on our way back home to Brooklyn. We decided to hop off the subway one stop early and walk towards the pier where we haven’t been yet.  The views of lower Manhattan never get old and we can’t wait to walk over to this promenade again soon. As we walked back to our neighborhood, we passed cobblestone streets, mini-townhouses, and sweet smelling wisteria. The townhouses looked like they were out of a storybook and reminded us of our trip to Brugge, Belgium!




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