Out of the box(y)

As my gem hunt continues, I found this magnificent garden in the Upper West Side. It’s privately owned but open to the public and it’s blooming with flowers !! The garden is taken care of by volunteers and hosts free activities throughout the summer. The scenery is colourful and the garden is quiet, definitely a place to unwind ! The Westside Community Garden is on my top 5 of NYC’s gems ! If you are in the hood (or not !) it’s a must !

To match the beautiful colours of the garden, I chose a patterned embroidered mini skirt. The gentle but structured A-line makes it playful while still looking ladylike. The warm colours  make me want to be in fall already (but trust me, I’m in no rush !!) ! To make it more summery, I paired the skirt with my white boxy button up shirt. This shirt is so easy to wear, goes well with everything, I could wear it everyday ! Easy to dress up or down. The boxy shape makes it comfortable while still looking stylish and chic. And the crop length on the front makes it fun and makes the shirt stand out from any other button ups ! A must-have ! To give an edge to the look and make it more mysterious, I decided to wear my fedora hat. Hats are such a great accessory and also your best friends for bad hair days !!! It adds a masculine touch while still being very feminine. To keep the look simple, I opted for my strappy flats. I prefer to buy heels over flats even though flats are way more convenient !! Therefore, the flats I buy need to have a little something special ! I usually only buy pointed toes as it reminds me of stilettos and makes the shoes very elegant. But that alone won’t do the trick ! In this case, the straps sold me ! They are like a mix between sandals and flats; the perfect combination !

Till August 21st, you can shop a similar shirt and hat on my pleenq page !

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AND, the new design for the blog is coming out soon !!! It will be out and ready for you to see on August 31st !!! It will include tons of new features, will be mobile friendly, easy to navigate and much more !!!

On this note, wish you all a Happy Tuesday !!! ♥











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A masculine touch