AMIDST THE CONCRETE JUNGLE

late summer outfit

late summer outfit

late summer outfit

As I write this post, I find my gaze wandering – perhaps a little too often, in fact. The view from my building’s lounge is really quite spectacular; glass-paned high-rises clutter the skyline while a gentle rain drizzles to the depths below. Up here, I seek solace – but I’m never too far removed from the familiar noises of New York City. There are always sirens to be heard and the not-so-occasional honk, too.

Manhattan and I are currently in the honeymoon phase of our still-new relationship (jussst in case I haven’t made that obvious enough). I’ve quickly made the concrete jungle my home and what better way to celebrate than with a late summer outfit that’s as wild as this city makes me feel? I’ve received endless compliments on this Zara number, and (admittedly) I’m not all too surprised.

late summer outfit

It’s got a little bit everything – from a lapel collar to multiple silts, I was drawn to this dress (or long tunic, as it’s described) for it’s pattern. It’s no secret that I’m die-hard for button-downs, however; anything that has a preppy-ish element typically tickles my fancy. The waist-tie is really slimming, too. Anddd have I mentioned the fact that it even has pockets? Like, hello! Zara, you win this round with your mass-produced designs. Bravo.

late summer outfit

In fairness to the rest of my wardrobe I’ve had to limit myself to wearing this dress to once per week. Speaking of which, I paired said dress with these sold-out Sole Society gladiators and this over-sized Sole Society tote. The sandals were purchased out of necessity (given to the fact that the only pair of sandals I brought with me when moving were my Birkenstocks) and, eh, they’re a size five (that alone was reason enough to purchase).

As for the tote, I’ve found myself paper-bagging my lunches so I need something large and in-charge to carry my life and further contribute to my pack-mule status.

late summer outfit

To complete this look, I wore this BaubleBar choker, which is basically the best thing since sliced bread (exaggerating, of course – but it is pretty awesome). It’s just about as versatile as this dress – I love to wear it as is or wrap it once around my neck or (yes, there’s more), loop it once for a more streamlined look.

late summer outfit

What is your go-to late summer outfit?

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Zara Dress | Sole Society Bag | Sole Society Sandals | Michael Kors Watch | BaubleBar Choker | Mac All Fired Up Lipstick

Photography by John Hibionada

2 comments

  1. Nat, I looooove this outfit. You look so sophisticated. Can’t believe this dress is from Zara; was totally expecting it to be an exotic online purchase, haha. Love to see you fitting in perfectly with the NYC scene, as I knew you would. Can’t wait to see even more of your New York looks!
    — Jes, xo
    http://brashandbrilliant.com

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