Many of you might have noticed that I can't stop talking about or bringing up my trip to the east coast we took last month. I don't want to sound like a broken record, but it really was one of the best vacations I've ever taken. I think it's because our destinations were places I've been dying to see, and also because I got to experience them with Ben. So many of our vacations are typically spent in Northern California, so it was a breath of fresh air to travel to the opposite side of the country. We knew we'd be moving around a lot, and wanted to avoid the drudgery of hauling around lots of luggage. We opted to only have backpacks, which made packing a bit tricky. While in New York, it was important to me that I wear somewhat fashionable outfits, while still being able to walk all day in. I found that this blazer from Banana Republic was the perfect addition to each ensemble. I think I wore it almost every day while in the city!
I've always loved how versatile blazers can be. They're fantastic for adding a bit of sharpness to a casual look (like the one I'm sporting here) or completing a more professional style. I opted for a looser, boyfriend fit instead of a traditional one. This cut fits my personal aesthetic - one trying to be casually cool... like a Parisian woman.
In this look, I paired it with a basic black tee from Everlane, black jeans from Madewell, some New Balances, and my leather envelope purse from Fold Leather Co.
Friends also make the best accessories - pictured here with Lauren Kelp & Ashley Cooper, photo by Constance Higley.