Friday, August 12, 2016

Little Red Dress + Where We Stayed in NYC



STYLESTALKER red dress, THIS ONE is similar & less expensive
MAC lipstick in "impassioned" // Gucci disco bag, similar bags here

You simply can't go wrong with a red dress, but especially a lace one and especially especially one with a low back. ;) This dress from STYLESTALKER is just stunning - I knew I had to have it for New York when I saw it online! The lace detailing is very intricate and feminine... and the low back is playful and flirty. (P.S. This one is very similar but more affordable!)

Also want to put in a quite note about my Gucci bag from Luisaviaroma - if you're looking for a new designer handbag or item for the fall, this is the place to look! I ordered my handbag from there a few weeks ago and it arrived quickly and in perfect condition. They carry almost every designer so there are a lot of options. I'm particularly loving their selection of Gucci bags this year!

I also wanted to share a little bit about where we stayed in New York... the 54th floor of the Mandarin Oriental! I can't even express in words the incredible views from the room, so I'm including some photos, below. If you ever want to visit NYC, I highly recommend the Mandarin. We were treated like royalty the minute we walked in - and every single room is guaranteed a good view, considering the hotel starts on the 35th floor of the building! There are two restaurants in the hotel (located on the 35th floor), a casual lounge that serves lunch and a fine dining restaurant (where we had breakfast every morning). The location was perfect... steps away from Central Park and a short walk to the Plaza and tons of shops and restaurants. Oh and every single room has cozy robes, slippers, an amazing bath tub AND floor-to-ceiling windows *insert heart eye emoji here*





What are y'all's plans this weekend?! Hopefully something fun! This morning I'm off on another adventure with one of my close blogging friends. My flight leaves at 5 a.m., so I have to be awake and driving by 3 a.m.... my boyfriend even has an alarm set on his phone just to call me to make sure I'm awake in time! Fingers crossed. (Side note - be sure to follow along on instagram/snapchat to see where we're headed... if I wake up in time! ;)

xoxo

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40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous outfit and views! Sophie x

    sophiehmstewart.com

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  2. That dress is stunning on you and have fun on your adventures.

    xo
    PinkSole

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  3. Wow the view from your room was stunning! Hope you woke up in time to catch your flight!

    Arum Lilea

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  4. Wow... what a gorgeous little red dress! <3

    xo Vanessa from www.Trendique-Magazine.com

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  5. Glad you had fun. NYC is awesome, and I love living here. The Mandarin costs like $800 a night. Did they sponsor this post or did you get a good deal you could share?

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  6. Super cute dress lady. I'm so glad you enjoyed your stay while in NYC. Have a wonderful time back home.
    XO,
    Maria
    MariaOnPoint http://mariaonpoint.com/ | Find me on IG https://www.instagram.com/mariajabad/

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  7. That dress is so cute! I'm in love with it! It is very New York, and so fun.

    Ashley // MyWellDressedLife.com

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  8. Wow what a view!! I love that dress, the back is so pretty.

    Kristina does the Internets

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  9. Gorgeous dress & gorgeous views! Looks like a great trip!

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  10. Gorgeous! I LOVE your dress and what an amazing view. NYC is one of my favorite cities!

    www.diprimaphotography.com

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  11. Such a cute red dress! Hope you enjoyed your time in NYC.

    xoxo
    Sharan
    www.MyGoldenBeauty.com

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  12. This is so pretty and I love the back and the detailing of the dress.

    Jackie | fashionxfairytale |

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  13. Stunning -- the dress, those views!

    Jen | affecionada

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  14. You look gorgeous in that dress! Red is so your color!

    xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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  15. That dress is beyond gorgeous! I love the shade of red and beige combo and lace details, so beautiful and it looks so good on you! I also love how you've paired it with beige accessories, too! I'm glad you had a wonderful time in NYC, you had quite the view and I'm sure the service was indeed amazing! Thanks so much for sharing and enjoy your next trip!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  16. Such a pretty red dress! Looks fantastic on you! And I love the info and pics of the hotel. On your next trip, can you please come out to Long Island!! :) Specifically, the East End??!! ;)

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  17. Stunning views!! I love NYC!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  18. You look good in everything. The back details of this dress is so pretty. Love the view of central park from you hotel room, i was able to stay at the Ritz next door a couple of year back. Can never get enough of that view.
    xoxo, Rachel
    http://www.rachelvogttrends.com

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  19. Gotta love the early morning flights... LOL! :D You're looking so charming in this dress, it's wonderful piece!
    Have a great weekend!

    http://www.lartoffashion.com/2016/08/12/5-friday-5-8/

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  20. Stunning dress!

    Love,
    www.thestyleventure.com

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  21. I loooove New York! The views look gorgeous from your hotel room. And I love the red dress by the way :-)


    JennyLovesBeauty♥

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  22. You look STUNNING in that dress. I think it's going to have to make an appearance in my closet soon - it's gorgeous! Also, that view is AMAZING. I love New York!

    Jess | www.JessExplainsItAll.com/

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  23. oh wow, the views from your hotel room are too good to be true! I also really love your red dress. I totally agree that one can do no wrong with a little red number! xo

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  24. MOST AMAZING DRESS I'VE SEEN! Gorgeous detailing + style! And what a perfect outfit to wear in the heart of NYC ;) can't wait to get back to that amazing city soon!

    www.toreystreasures.com
    @toreystreasures

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  25. This dress is gorgeous, the back of the dress is my favorite!!
    xoxo Kelsey
    nyposh.blogspot.com

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  26. Beautiful outfit and that view is amazing!!

    Lauren,
    http://www.atouchofsoutherngrace.com

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  27. This dress is so pretty Catlin!

    Sue

    http://www.fashionqueen4u.com

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  28. What a beautiful dress! I love NYC! www.chasingbelle.com

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  29. Gorgeous dress! Wish it was warm enough to wear something like this here in Denmark :)

    www.moderngirl.dk

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  30. That's such a beautiful dress! It looks very "New York," too!


    Jackie
    Something About That

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  31. This is such a beautiful dress! I especially love the back.

    xx Kathryn
    www.chicandshimmer.com

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  32. I've never been to NYC but it's on my dream list to go in the next year! You make it look even more fabulous than it already seems! I'm ready for my Gossip Girl moment haha, wish I had a gf like you to travel with!

    xx, Jessica

    alljessedup.com

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  33. This dress is stunning..almost as stunning as the views from the hotel!!
    xo Tess | Sequins are the New Black

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  34. Nice ;)
    www.evdaily.blogspot.com

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  35. Beautiful dress but where did you find that white one shoulder blouse?

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