Have I ever mentioned how much I love New York…especially in December?  I received an early Christmas gift this year and was treated to a weekend in the city…courtesy of Chris, (my youngest son who lives in Manhattan)!  

Fashion Tip:  When traveling to the city, I pack light and restyle my outfits to make room for purchases I may possibly make while there.  And I also wear the same outfit going to and returning from a destination.

My flight left early Friday morning, and my travel style goal was to be comfy, but also ready to hit the streets of New York in a stylish way…of course!  So, I wore a pair of gray jeans, black blazer, white blouse, black knee-high boots, a black puffer coat, and I carried a large tote.  Be sure to check out all the travel styles on our Pinterest board!

Saturday morning, our first stop was at MoMA.  My style goal for the day was to look “New York winter-chic”, so I wore black jeans, a black and white plaid blazer, a white blouse with ruffle/tie cuffs, black boots, black mini bag, and a puffer coat.  How New York-ish does that sound?  Our next adventure was at Rockefeller Center, and then we were off to a holiday excursion at Bryant Park Winter Village.

Saturday night, Chris treated me to a concert and box seats at Carnegie Hall…a once in a lifetime experience for me!  So…what did I wear?  I decided to wear an all-black ensemble….black leather pants, black blouse with lace bell-sleeves, black blazer, and my black boots.  

Fashion Tip:  When in doubt about what to wear to a fancy event…just know you will always look classy in all black.  Be sure to check some of the all-black looks on my Black & Black board.

Christ Church NYC

New York is very crowded in December, but Chris came up with a genius plan!  We went to Fifth Avenue around 8:30 a.m. Sunday morning to window shop (before the stores open).  My two favorite window displays were Saks Fifth Avenue and Bergdorf Goodman’s….beautiful and magical!  Be sure to take a look at all the photos on our board.  After window shopping, brunch, and a brisk walk in Central Park, we went to Christ Church (United Methodist Church) on Park Avenue.  

Sunday afternoon we went to see the Broadway play…The Play That Goes Wrong, starring Ft. Worth native, Jonathan Fielding!  After the play, Johnathan treated us to a VIP backstage experience!  And by the way…the play is hilarious, Jonathan is amazing, and I highly recommend you go see it!  

Fashion Tip: Dressed-up denim (jeans, blouse, blazer) are perfectly acceptable to wear to a Broadway matinee!

Lucky for me…Chris took Monday off, and it was designated as “Mama’s Shopping Day”!  My first shopping destination was Uniqlo, Japanese casual-wear…classic styles and affordable. Next on the list was Mango …a clothing store that originated in Spain featuring trendsetting styles.  Be sure to check out styles from both of these stores on our board and at their websites!  

Monday evening was my last night in New York, and to top off a wonderful weekend we went to the Rockette’s Christmas Extravaganza at Radio City Music Hall.   I wore black skinnies, a white turtleneck sweater with a black and white checked blouse underneath, black boots, and added a complementary plaid scarf…a look I copied from Pinterest.  The show exceeded my expectations and definitely put us in a holiday spirit!


By the way…did I mention how much I LOVE NEW YORK?!?!?

Holley Williams is a personal stylist specializing in closet inventory, seasonal shopping, closet organization and wardrobe consultation.  Contact Holley at [email protected].