Eyelet Print in Bryant Park

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I often take the boat into New York City and meet my dad and stepmom for dinner. I am so fortunate to live so close to the greatest city in the world, at least in my opinion. My dad and I took these pictures on the last day I was able to come into the city before I left for college. When my dad asked me where I wanted to take the pictures I thought of Bryant Park immediately because it is one of my favorite places in the city. Whenever anyone thinks of a park and New York they almost always think of Central Park before anything else. It is true, Central Park is beautiful and full of amazing things to do and see, however I think of Bryant Park as Central Park’s cool younger (much smaller) sister.

Back in February, a few of my friends and I went into the city for dinner and then went to Bryant Park for a silent disco. You have probably seen one on a tv show or on social media. It is basically clubbing but instead of the music coming from a speaker the DJ is hooked up to headphones that everyone at the disco is given. While we waited on line for our headphones, my friends and I bought waffles from a small shop in the park, Wafels and Dinges. I had a waffle with powdered sugar, strawberries, chocolate and whipped cream which I later danced out for three hours. The silent disco was one of the coolest experiences I have ever had in the city and I have been dying to go to another one ever since. Because of that night, Bryant park will always bring back great memories so I was very excited to shoot there.

This look is my go-to for summer. I love wearing light colors and feminine details in the summer which are both shown in the baby blue color and the eyelet panels outlining the dress. I recently purchased this dress from the J.Crew sale rack. They only had my size left in this dress which never happens so I took it as a sign from the universe that I had to get it. I wore a blue lace bandeau to add another soft, delicate touch to the look and also to keep the outfit more reserved. I paired the dress with colorful sandals which are great for walking around in New York in the summer and a wax canvas tote with a blue monogram to anchor the preppy look. I wore my hair up here because it adds to the drama of the deep v-neck silhouette and draws attention to the top of the dress. I will definitely be sporting this dress well into fall by either layering long-sleeve shirts underneath or light jackets on top.

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