Friday, July 25, 2014

New York Part III: the High Line

Our third day in New York began right by our Airbnb apartment in Chelsea on the High Line, an old elevated train line on the Lower West Side of Manhattan that has been converted into a public park. The High Line is one of my favorite parts of New York City, and it was great to be able to see it from our apartment window (see pics from my visit there in the fall here).

Tam on High Line
Romper: Forever 21 (similar here and here | Shoes: J.Crew and Splendid (in photo below) | Bag: Mansur Gavriel (mine is the Mini Bucket--if their site is out of stock, with some luck, you may be able to pre-order one via Steven Alan, Bergdorf's, or Barney's) | Sunglasses: Karen Walker | Jewelry: thanks to David Yurman | Lips: NARS "Yu"

We took our time walking down the High Line to its southern end in the West Village, stopping for people-watching and taking in the city vistas. There were also all sorts of pretty wildflowers in bloom that were a nice contrast to the urban landscape.

View from the High Line Toward 10th

High Line Flowers

Our last full day in New York was a hot, humid one, so I decided to try a messy side braid to keep my hair from getting frizzy and sticking to the back of my neck. I am a little out of practice with French braids, but this style was pretty easy to do, and since the end product is intended to look messy, I didn't worry too much about imperfections.

Messy Side Braid  DY 18K Bracelets on High Line

Summer in New York

Happy Friday!

x, Tam


  1. This looks like such a fun trip! Cute romper!

  2. Love your hair! Can you make a tutorial on how to do it?

    1. I'm still trying to figure it out myself--maybe once I do, I'll try a tutorial. In the meantime, Barefoot Blonde has a bunch of braid and other tutorials.

  3. Super cute! Love your hair, btw :)

  4. What a cute, playful romper!

  5. Has anyone ever mention to you that you like Alyssa Milano, the actress? Especially from the first pic of this blog post.


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