The Weekender

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Top: J.Crew, old (similar here and here) // Jeans: J.Crew (on major sale here) // Flats: J.Crew (similar here and here) // Earrings: Kate Spade // Nails: Essie ‘A French Affair’

Coming off of a summer jam packed with travel and visitors it feels great to have a few calm weekends at home with little on the agenda. As part of my resolution to become a morning person, I have started taking early morning walks around the neighborhood. My favorite destination is to Central Park. On this Saturday’s walk I was greeted with a crispness in the air and only a few joggers out on the paths.

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I am donning my undisputed weekend uniform here: stripes, jeans, and colored flats. I have curated my striped tee shirt collection over the years to incorporate a full spectrum of colors, styles, and details. If they put it on a striped shirt, I’ve got it. This top may be my favorite in the collection – don’t tell the others. It is super soft and slouchy, classic navy and white, and the pom pom trim takes it over the top. I like to pair this one in particular with white jeans to emphasize the dark trim. My lavender flats add a pop of color to the outfit and make it dressy enough for a museum or church but easy enough for shopping or a stroll.

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In addition to Central Park, the Met is a favorite weekend destination. I feel so spoiled every time I can decide to just meander down the street and see one of the greatest collections of art ever assembled. This fall I am excited for Jerusalem at the Met and especially for Kerry James Marshall Mastry at the Met Breuer (The museum’s new branch for modern art).

I have grown particularly fond of this year’s roof garden installation – Cornelia Parker’s Transitional Object (PsychoBarn) which is still up through the end of October. It is such an eye-catching addition to the skyline – and makes for a great Instagram backdrop!

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Especially during the summer months, it is easy to get bogged down with city living. The things I love most about this city, like walks in the park and museum jaunts, become so hot, overcrowded, and smelly that I go into a bit of a hiatus from them. But come September, New York and I get a fresh start when the tourists dwindle, new shows open, and the temperatures become bearable.

Do any of you have fall traditions you are excited to be starting up again? I would love to hear in the comment section below.

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