The holiday season is officially here, and with that comes the blistering winter temperatures one could except in December.
Now before you call me a Grinch, hear me out. I may have been born and raised in New York City, but I am a woman of the tropics, someone who is at peace with rising temperatures and is truly myself at the beach.
So when we suddenly had some 70-degree weather, I was like a kid waking up to Christmas morning. For the occasion, I decided to look back at one steamy day from this summer.
For a stroll down the Village, I wore this thrifted one-piece with a paisley print by Madewell. Normally, I’m not a fan of the print, which was en vogue during the late ’60s and throughout the ’70s, but I do appreciate this subtle earthy tone.
I paired my mini dress with a gold chain featuring Roman coins, which I also thrifted, along with simple sandals and my navy Longchamp purse. I adore Longchamp and I would score a bag in every single color if I could. They’re perfectly versatile and wonderfully chic for any outfit.
As expected, my outfit is thrifted, but I do have some recommendations if you’re looking to capture some of that retro bohemian spirit:
- 1970s High-Low Paisley Dress (vintage size 14) – $78, Etsy.com
- 1980s Green Blue Paisley Dress (size 8) – $27, Etsy.com
- 1980s Multicolor Paisley Dress (size 8) – $34, Etsy.com
- Modern “Exhibit Your Excitement” Dress (sizes XS-XL) – $89.99, ModCloth.com
- Modern “Creative Curiosity Dress” (sizes S-L) – $35.99, ModCloth.com
No sizzling hot day would be complete without cocktails, right? Well, there was La Isla Escondida, a Mexican speakeasy in Little Italy that’s part of The Mulberry Project. They may be closed for the winter, but I highly recommend it for some refreshing libations.
As for the rest of winter? Sadly, I might be hidden in coats for a while, but who knows…we might get an unexpected heat wave one of these days. Here’s to hoping.