Freeman’s alley is a little oasis tucked away in downtown Manhattan. I highly recommend checking it out. For me, it is one of those places that makes me fall in love with New York City all over again. Between the ivy covered wall and the outdoor globe lights it manages to induce in me an internal sense of serenity among the external chaos of the city. If it were up to me, every outdoor party would have strands of globe lights – no matter the season – there is something so inspiring and romantic about them.
Now onto what I’m wearing, I love a good matching set. They allow you to really go to town with accessories (which as I’m sure you’ve noticed, I enjoy). This evil eye necklace is one of my favorite statement necklaces – it is a real show stopper. I love the femininity of this vintage wicker bag – borrowed from my mom who collects vintage handbags. This is a hobby that I fully support (especially when I am lucky enough to borrow one!). I finished the look with a staple of mine: these Rebecca Minkoff heels. They are just the right heel height that I can walk in them pretty much all day – which is a real feat when running around on city streets. They also add a little bit of edge to this otherwise tailored look.
In addition to perfectly showcasing accessories, matching sets offer extreme versatility with the ability to mix and match. This skirt, for instance, can be easily dressed down with a chambray shirt or can be taken from power lunch to a night out when paired with a (you guessed it) crop top. This type of versatility has become increasingly important to me since I began living in Manhattan because like many other Manhattanites, I often leave my apartment at 7am and won’t get back until 10pm. Thankfully, versatility can help you to manage this on-the-go lifestyle.
Now, let’s go conquer the week!
Jewelry: Bellizaknight Necklace (similar here), Monika Chiang and C. Wonder bracelets (similar here), Vintage Rolex Watch, Monika Chiang and Vintage rings, Number ’13’ Earrings found on Etsy, Steven Alan earrings
Photography by Patrick DiLoreto