I just got home from New York and while I was there during New York Fashion Week, I didn’t actually get to attend the shows (bummer right?!). But I did get to attend the NBA AllStar events and shop at Century 21, so that’s almost as good as fashion week in my book.
After some very long delays (thanks, Delta), we arrived in NYC around 4 on Friday. We started the trip with a delicious brie burger at Pigalle in Times Square. This was one of Joe’s favorite places to eat the numerous times he’s been to NYC, and I can totally understand why…the burger was delish! That night, we went to an NBA AllStar Party, hosted by TNT in which we saw Jon Bon Jovi perform. I wore a similar outfit to the second picture (sorry no pics), but I wanted to wear my thigh high leather boots for added warmth since NYC was bone chilling!
The second day, Joe and I took the subway to the World Trade Center memorials and it is completely astounding to see! When I was in NYC last, they were still cleaning up the damage from 9/11, so seeing the completed memorials in all there beauty made me feel patriotic and proud to be an American. Next we walked to Century 21 and while there are no other store locations outside of the few in New York and New jersey, there is an online store that I highly recommend checking out. I could have spent a fortune in that store, but had to shop wisely considering how much I had already packed! Safe to say I stocked up on some real goodies y’all will see in future posts.
Saturday night, we went to the NBA Allstar Skills Competition and we watched the three point shoot out and the dunk contest. It was fun to see the celebrities that were there and see some pretty awesome dunks! Ella Henderson performed her single, Ghost, and that girl has a phenomenal voice!
The last day, we met up with some friends and went to Little Italy, ChinaTown and to Central Park. It was a bitter cold day so being outside was difficult (I’m sure you can guess which picture was from that day!). The wind and cold weather had my hair looking a hot mess so that night, when we went to the NBA AllStar game, I needed any available hat to help hide the hair. I’m not one to wear baseball hats unless I’m slouching it for the day, but I thought I would have some fun with it and added a bright red lip, leather pants and my thigh high boots again.
Overall, it was one of the best trips I’ve taken. I love New York….up close and personal it isn’t the prettiest city (I mean, the trash is on the side of the street), but the charm of the city is something that makes NYC top on my list.
Have you been to New York? What’s your favorite part of the city?
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