TOURIST: In shades of gray

Location: Manhattan, New York

Hello everyone! 

No matter how many times I have been to NYC, I still to this day love to sight-see,  and on a lazy Sunday morning with gloomy skies on a rainy day my husband I did just that. The truth is, this was my first time on Top of the Rock. I've always marveled the city views atop the Empire State building. But because we were staying just a few blocks from the Rockefeller Centre I've convinced my hubby to take me at 8 A.M. to avoid the long lines,  and I am so glad we did!  I'm not sure if it was the weather (yes, it was raining, windy and cold), or the time of the day when we came,  but we pretty much had the place to ourselves..YES!  The panoramic views of NYC were breathtaking as always, but even better than from the Empire State for me because this view included it. Eventhough, a light fog enveloped the city's foreground and covered the views of the surrounding boroughs it was still beautiful. And the rain? Well,   I just love the the sound and smell of the rain and the mood it created. Don't you?

Seriously, this view just never gets old!  I'm always astounded by the how truly big  the city is and how green it is as well. Central park in the fall is simply a showstopper. Just look at those colors.

From the Top of the Rock we headed to Soho and had brunch at Balthazar. My husband and I have been coming there for years. If you have never dined there, you need to. It has basically become an institution in NYC. After brunch we decided to walk around the Flat Iron District. By the time we got there the rain had stopped and the skies got clear. As a photography enthusiast, I was so amazed with how beautiful the lighting was and how it perfectly highlighted the iconic Flat Iron building. In my humble opinion, this was the perfect lighting for photography.

Dressing for cold weather is something I am starting to love. I am saying "starting to" because I used  to have such an aversion for cold weather because it simply made me feel very uncomfortable. Can you blame me? I grew up in a tropical country and now living in Dallas. Yes, I am usually a wimp when it comes to this time of the year. So I made sure I was well layered up.  The fur vest over a light weight sweater kept me toasty during our stroll.

I've been wearing over the knee boots for several years now, but it is really big this year. I just love how versatile it is. I've been wearing them with dresses lately but here I decided to pair them with skinny jeans, not only did it keep my white jeans stain free from the rain, but kept my legs really warm too! The chunky heels was so practical for walking. 

I hope you enjoyed the post and again, thanks for reading!



Wearing: Fur Vest (Theory, old), Button up (Equipment, old), Sweater (Ramy Brook), Jeans (Frame denim, old), Hat (Target), Boots (Stuart Weitzman, old but still available), Glasses (Dior), Purse (Hermes)

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