Today’s Outfit: New York on My Mind

Well this is embarrassing. My US trip was 5 months ago, yet there are a few pictures left on my computer that I still haven’t published. Really need to work on my time management (I’m putting it in my 2013 goal)

Anyways, these pictures were taken on my last day in the Big Apple. I was kinda sad that my adventure was about to be over but was happy that I got to experience so many exciting things during my short trip. Some of those things I did were courtesy of a wonderful host who accompanied me on my last day. Can you guess who she is?

Yes..it’s none other than DYS! To those who are new to FD, DYS was our contributor who lives in New York City. In the above picture, she is the one on the right, wearing an orange top, while next to her is Dinda from Make Up For Ever. Oh how I miss reading her always insightful stories about what’s going on in the fashion industry. I was also super thrilled that after 5 years communicating online, we finally met in person! We met the day before at Bryant Park, where we had a quick lunch and then DYS dropped me off at SOHO because she had to go to the dentist. But not before we promised to meet again the next day at the ferry station because we were going to take the Staten Island ferry to catch a glimpse of The Statue of Liberty! DYS promised me this was a better way to see the statue, rather than paying for the round trip to Liberty island. And she was right! The Staten Island ferry was free of charge, it was a pleasant ride though it was a raining a bit that day. That didn’t stop us to stand on the deck to take pictures though!

On the deck of the Staten Island ferry, wearing Isis top / Karen Millen pants / J&M shoes / Vienette bracelets / Daniel Wellington watch /Etienne Aigner bag

 

Statue of Liberty taken from the ferry. A little far but I was happy enough to catch a glimpse :)

Trying to pose in front of the famous Manhattan skyline but oops! The rain and wind were so strong!

DYS, her husband, Dinda and I had such a great time that day. We crossed the Brooklyn bridge and visited some well-known spots in Brooklyn, went the newly-opened Brooklyn Bridge Park, visited the High Line park, had dinner in a speakeasy restaurant in Hudson Street called “Employees Only” (great food & cocktails!), walked around East Village, and ended the day watching Manhattan skyline from Hoboken, New Jersey.

Posing in front of the beautiful antique Jane’s Carousel, located in Empire Fulton Ferry section of the Brooklyn Bridge Park

Manhattan bridge

One of my favorite places that I visited in NYC – The High Line Park :)

As I’m writing this, I suddenly realize how much I miss being there. I know it was only a short trip, but I felt like there is a strong connection between me and New York City. Many people talked about the excitement, the buzz, the never-ending things you can see and do in the city, but to me, it not just that. I felt like I had discovered a part of myself there that has been somewhat hidden over the years. I can’t quite explain it but I will definitely try to find out more when I return. When? I don’t know for sure but I know I will! ;)

Manhattan skyline, taken from Hoboken, New Jersey, the last place we visited that day. Till we meet again, NYC!