Thursday, 14 April 2011

the highline

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Sick of me in this scarf yet? Too bad... that's what living out of a carry-on is all about. It's something I'm doing again for the next three weeks too, which is so uninspiring I can't even tell you. And this outfit is very much a carry-on leftovers outfit. However, I do kind of love this sweater, as cheap and synthetic as it is. I've been really loving Liebemarlene and her simple reworking of the same formula over and over this spring, so when she started wearing a loose cropped sweater, I knew I had to have one. I hadn't actually been to H&M for ages mainly because I don't want to be tempted into buying things regular price, but I just knew it would be the place to indulge my need of a trend, and it was.

So, this was my second to last day in New York, and in the afternoon we went to the Highline. A friend in my course in London had told me about this; it's essentially a raised avenue/park, built on the derserted tracks of the elevated train. A great use of abandoned space, a great way to get people out and sharing public space in a semi-social way, and generally a cool idea. There are even train tracks remaining, which have been converted into gardens, and people can stroll, or sit on deck chairs. Glad we made it over there.

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dress and sweater from H&M, charity shop scarf, Steve Madden via ebay shoes

42 comments:

Closet Fashionista said...

I love this outfit!!! :D :D How could anyone get sick of that scarf :p
and haha, a lunch date with Bonnie Wright would be awesomeeee! Though I'd prefer it be Matt Lewis ;)
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Jennifer Fabulous said...

You are so pretty! I adore this outfit. It is lovely. I especially love your scarf and shoes. :)

I haven't been to NYC in ages...sigh. I would love to just hop on a plane and go shopping there right now. Lol.

Nicole, Coco Maria said...

I've heard about the highline, but still have never been! It sounds like such a fun place to visit though :)

Rosy (of Raindrops on Rosy) said...

Awe, you are so adorable! I have almost the same shoes! I got them at Forever21 though:) I looooove your whole outfit!

Krystal said...

I like the outfit :) Did you take pictures of that cool park??

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

This outfit is SO fantastic!! And I love that scarf, so keep on wearing. I too have a scarf that I wear all the time. Loving the vintage look of the pictures too. xx veronika

Tanvi said...

Sounds like you had a fun trip! :) I like your scarf ... not tired of it yet :)

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sojourned in style said...

marvelous and resourceful. as everyone else has already commented, no one could every grow sick of your scarf. the sweater overtop of the dress is a nice match-up.

Amelia said...

oh pretty! you're gorgeous and i can't get enough of the floral on floral this spring. charming :)

Raquel said...

That sounds like a great place to chill out! And I'm not really tired of that scarf since it reminds me of Portugal and also since you wear it really in nice ways.

I really like your latest pictures, the new camera was sure a great investment.

PS: I love H&M, if you look closely you can get cute quality things from there.

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@Krystal: Somehow we didn't get very many pictures of the place, but it was more a place to enjoy the surrounding views anyway. It was essentially a pedestrian street, like you'll often find in Europe, but elevated.

@Raquel: I definitely don't mean to put H&M down. You can find some awesome stuff in there. I guess I just haven't been "regular price shopping" in a while.

A said...

I guess these are pictures using SLR. Your picture is very good (Second from top). Good picture of city capturing 'not so nice' parts...(third one from top). I am taking photography lessons (already done 4 out of 8) so looking pictures more carefully.

Leather & Lace said...

love this look too cute! i have those oxfords in black!
xoxo

http://www.leatherlaceblog.com/

Emily, Ruby Slipper Journeys said...

@A: The 'not so nice' part is Chelsea, a very, very, very posh area by the looks of things! ; )

color shows said...

I love the cropped top with your dress and oxfords. That scarf is also really cute. I love the pattern.

I've never been to New York, but I'm definitely adding that to my mental checklist of things to do in New York. It sounds neat.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

Train tracks converted into gardens - amazing!

Liebemarlene is the queen of simple chic. I always look forward to her updates! You wear this cropped sweater so well. I think it's found perfect outfit-mates in that dress and those shoes.

Jenni Wells said...

H&M is the one first hand store I'll let myself spend money in. Their basics are unbeatable.

I could never get sick of this scarf, it's so lovely.

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Velvet said...

You're so sweet! That skirt is beautiful and girly, I really like it.

Amber Blue Bird said...

nope, still not sick of the scarf :)

Stefany said...

Love this outfit!xxx

Terri said...

I don't recall seeing this scarf before...so I'm not tired of it. So, I'm curious how your preconceptions of NY compare to the actuality.

Rebeccak said...

Best scarf ever - happy to see it in every post!
I can't wait to get back to NYC - just booked tickets! woo hoo!

deppa said...

Que linda te ves en la segunda foto :) además me encanta el outfit relajado.
No te preocupes si te cansas de escribir en español, me pasa lo mismo con el inglés, por eso me tomo la libertad de escribirte en español acá :)

nos vemos linda!

islabell said...

lady! that scarf is bomb dot com.
New York looks stunning, i can't believe i've not visited yet.
That raised avenue sounds amazing too
xx

Francesca said...

this is super pretty x

Monique said...

I'm so glad you made it to the highline too. This is right up your alley. Not sure if you checked out the images but you can see what it looked like before and the whole process of designing It's really amazing. Sometimes after book club my lady friends and I stroll up along the high line. Have a great weekend...looking forward to see what you've packed for the next few weeks. You're good at packing. I'm impressed with your savvy clothing choices

Anthea said...

Such pretty pictures once again Emily! I see got the blurry background effect you were talking about in a previous post. Looks lovely!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Jo said...

The scarf is so pretty = and you are too!

x
www.lostinthehaze.com

Miri said...

Love love love this scarf and the whole look is gorgeous :)

Kisses
Miri

Le garçon avec les lunettes, said...

i love these immages :-)

MY CUP OF COFFEE

daisychain said...

gorgeous girl <3

Fashionably Akron said...

Gorgeous blog, beautiful look.

Laura said...

the scarf is so adorable i dont thinik i would go anywhere without it!!! Sounds like a fun trip!

-laura
http://thesemanyyears.blogspot.com

Ashley said...

hey I love that scarf :) Where are you off to now? haha.

Annebeth said...

great pictures of the city, and you look so effortlessly cute! I would totally wear this.

Amber Rose, Laughing With Broken Eyes said...

I am readying myself to live out of a suitcase, my darling inspiration!

You look absolutely beautiful, something I cannot stress enough. Might I add that I am envious of the fact that you were able to go to HM? There isn't one for hours of here. Ho, hum.

xo

Ashley/ MILK TEETHS said...

second photo: so freakin gawjuss! Adore it and I love your jaunty little scarf (and yes, I did use the word jaunty)

dr.antony said...

Such wonderful taste for colors !There is a simple elegance in whatever you wear.

Diana said...

you look so pretty!! i love when bloggers use their favorite pieces over and over again (even though you are on vacation) it shows their versatility. and what a cool place -- ive never heard of it but i would love to check it out!! xo

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Melis said...

cute! i love your whole outfit! :) hey i have my lookbook photos up on my blog. check out my blog and etsy!
http://hammocksandtrampolines.blogspot.com
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Kallie, Happy Honey and Lark said...

i love highline! and i totally had brunch with you that day :) your pictures are gorgeous

Stef / Diversions said...

The highline sounds fantastic and you look it. Your left overs rule :) I love the loose sweater over a dress thing!