It’s the first Monday in May! Is anyone else excited that summer is right around the corner?
My trip to London was amazing (more to come!) but what happened in the time I was away in was miraculous! Trees popped, flowers are everywhere and this past weekend summer paid us a little visit in New York City leaving sidewalks packed and parks teeming with sun bathers.
So on days like this, my outfit tends to skew a little more play thank couture than play. While uptown they may be putting finishing touches on couture – I’m more of a downtown, play clothes kind of gal. Remember that? Play clothes? They were the perfect combination of cute and comfortable and allowed the freedom to adapt to any activity.
Fast-forward 20 years and I don’t think play clothes have lost their appeal since my day took me from brunch to a neighborhood walk to cocktails on open rooftops and then a birthday party. While it may not be hide and go seek, “grown-up” play clothes need to withstand my on-the-go life. So that’s where finding something of quality and at the right price while also capitalizing on the cuteness factor matters.
So in the spirit of spring/summer – I paid a visit to one of my favorite hidden gems of New York City – Century21. Built for those that love the hunt, (I totally do!) this blue off the shoulder number from Essue was a great find. It’s versatility factor? It’s actually a romper! Built in shorts for the function, off the shoulder fashion made for the perfect run around town outfit. Also, if you haven’t purchased a pair of Karl Lagerfeld’s shoe line – do it! I love these luggage brown sandals with gold stud accents and a good block heel fun yet still comfortable for running around town.
We also won’t talk about the Keds that are currently in my bag. (wink!)
For more affordable, fun and fashionable finds you can visit Century21 at their Lincoln Square or TriBeCa Downtown locations. With floors and floors of high-fashion at great value, it’s a perfect play clothes kind of place. Plus if you can’t find it in store – much of their stock is also online! Check it out here.
So here’s to many more play days ahead and while I’ll be watching the social media feeds of the most couture, I’ll opt for play clothes instead!
Thanks to Century21 for partnering with me on this post.