Fash in the City


Lauren Conrad and her team pulled out all the stops to make sure my trip to NYC was something I'd never forget. From first class airfare to a seriously luxurious hotel, every detail was pure perfection! Since Justin and I were fresh off the plane from our beach destination wedding, we were completely unprepared for the chilly NYC weather. A quick shopping spree to pick up some warmer pieces was a must. Afterwards, we stepped into total tourist mode, minus the fanny packs. We were lost somewhere in the city when I looked up and realized I was standing twenty stories under the headquarters of the exact company that laid me off last year, inspiring me to launch Fash Boulevard. (You may remember reading about it in my about me, here) Talk about full circle. There I was in NYC for Fash Boulevard related business looking up at the company that ignited it all. Life certainly has a crazy way of reminding us of how fabulous our journeys really are. 


Am I the only one who always thinks of musicals whenever I see fire escapes like this? It took everything I had to conceal my inner Broadway.  


A peek at our hotel room. 


Some stair railings are just meant for photo ops. 


No trip to NYC is complete without stopping by Carrie Bradshaw's fabulous Sex and the City home!


Enjoying a stroll through Manhattan... Can I please move here asap.


I was completely blown away by the NYC public library. How can anyone read a book in a place this beautiful? 


Magnolia Bakery, the must stop shop for a sugar high. 


Rocking Pop of Chic and Posh Locket rings while enjoying the best cupcake of my life!

Using the map on my iPhone to navigate the big city. I'm pretty sure I'd still be lost in NYC without it. Thank goodness for technology. 


For my sightseeing ensemble I paired my striped Bar III dress (see it here) with my BCBGMAXAZRIA jacket and a peach scarf. I kept it comfy by pairing my look with my Le Bunny Bleu flats which you may remember seeing here.
Just when I thought the trip couldn't get any better, I arrived home to a gorgeous overflowing arrangement of flowers from Lauren Conrad and her fabulous team! So sweet! 

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84 comments:

  1. Love these pictures, it looks gorgeous! Xx

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  2. Isn't Manhattan amazing...if only it didn't get so darn cold in the winter :(

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  3. I love your blue coat. It is such a statement and you make it look so lovely! Looks like you really enjoyed your trip. I am happy for you.
    Carlee

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  4. You look amazing!! I'm in love with your rings and coat!

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  5. Looks like you had an absolutely amazing time. I love how amazing it feels to come full circle!

    XO Kelley
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  6. Sounds fabulous!!!!!!And you look gorgeous..

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  7. Sounds great and you looked wonderful! love the dress!

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  8. Fantastic pictures! I love your blue jacket - such a beautiful, strikingly coloured piece!

    Em
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  9. oh I would love to go to the famous Magnolia Bakery;)

    have a great day!

    kiss from Spain,

    ✿✿✿letizia

    http://www.letiziabarcelona.com

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  10. I wish I could visit Carrie's home as well :))

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  11. so jealous! :)


    xo, Hanna
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  12. These are such fab photos! NYC is definitely my fave city.
    Thanks so much for voting for me Anna, I hope my dream comes true like yours did!
    Happy Thursday Hun xoxo
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  13. Great photos xx

    Pita
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  14. What an amazing trip/experience!! It is funny how things turn out in life - I definitely think your's has turned out for the better. Congrats on all you have accomplished in a year.

    Lauren
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  15. It looks amazing! Fabulous photos :)

    Laura xo

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  16. So cool. You look like you had a blast.

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  17. Very jealous. You are living the life girl. I love the blue coat. Very chic.

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  18. oh wow your pictures are amazing darling! i love your blue blazer! and how cool you were at carrie´s house;) seems you really had a great time!
    kiss,mary
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  19. Lol. Love the picture of you with the little door. Too funny. I can't imagine seeing the place you used to work for. What a cool and surreal feeling. You've come so far.

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  20. looks like you had an amazing trip to the City! Lovely photos xoxo ES
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  21. love the colors you're wearing!

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  22. Wow it looks like you had an amazing time!

    Love the dress you're wearing here too x

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  23. I am so thrilled for you Anna, you deserve it :)
    Congratulations :)

    xoxo

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  24. Lucky you!!
    Love NY..going back in September..cant wait!!

    Hugs:)

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  25. Amazing photos ! It's looks like you had a great time :)

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  26. wow is all this amazing! I am happy that you won the contest lauren! is really amazing I'm excited for you a wonderful experience!! love love love!!!

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  27. Haha I'm an 'inner Broadway' girl myself. I don't think I'f be able to conceal mine though! Love the pics :) x

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  28. I want to go to NYC straight away! Your pictures remained me of all those great places and the cupcakes of Magnolia Bakery are sooo delicious!

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  29. Lucky you! Seems you really had a great time and you looked beautiful!
    Kisses

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  30. You're so lucky!!! I'm gelousss!!! I'm sure you had a lot of fun :) And the Lauren Conrad's team was so sweet sending you that bunch of flowers :D

    xoxo

    eLi

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  31. You look really beautiful I love the bright blue blazer, you stand out from the concrete and men in suits!!!

    Really amazing story about the creation of Fash Boulevard. That is why I believe that everything happens for a reason. Sounds like you had a fab time xxxx

    Claudia
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  32. Wow, amazing experience!
    And you are super cool, love your outfit!
    Kiss

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  33. I lived in NYC for 4 years (left about a year ago) and even still when I see pictures like this I get excited and miss the city all over again. Such a magical place...so glad you had a great trip!

    xoxo
    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

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  34. I'm always happy to see your colorful clothing. You are like a vitamin injection. This is what I'm aiming for too, but I've kind of gotten lost in a "everything-dark" situation and haven't had an idea how to get out. You are the first to inspire me in "how-to" transform myself! Thanks!

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  35. Your trip sounds amazing! I am loving that blue blazer, you look great!

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  36. Ahhhh!! SO fun! You look great too.

    Amy

    fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

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  37. You look absolutely fantastic!

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  38. Can I have your outfit? kthanks.

    Gorgeous! So super jealous :)

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  39. So, so, so exciting! I'd love to know how you do your beach waves!!! DIY one day? xoxo A-

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  40. Great pictures and lovely post. I visit New York last summer too and i love it. Its really a wonderful city. The greenwich village, the magnolia bakery, Carries house all that I see it too. Its great to read that you have a fabulous time in New York.
    xoxo, Petra

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  41. I have a similar blazer!
    You look so cute, and that scarf is just perfect! <3

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  42. Gorgeous outfit and photos!^^

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  43. great look! I'm going their next weekend and I can't wait to just walk around and be a part of NYC!

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  44. Wow.....everything is FAB

    Rebecca
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  45. I love that blue blazer and I really wanna visit New YOrk someday!xx

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  46. Great pictures! Thanks for sharing :)

    Sarah
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  47. What an incredible opportunity! Congrats again gurlie! :)

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  48. You are one lucky lady! Living your dream!

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  49. Sounds like such a wonderful trip! Congratulations!

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  50. I love your blue blazer! Congrats again on your amazing experience!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  51. i miss new york and i miss the cupcakes från magnolia bakery they are to die for

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  52. What a cute summer dress.

    Check out the top ten summer dresses for under $100 here: http://www.umbrelladrink.com

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  53. Adorable outfit and looks like so much fun! :) :) :) So happy for you!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
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  54. Beautiful style...beautiful woman,great color combinations :)))
    I like :)

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  55. i love your city outfit and magnolia bakery is sooo good!

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  56. I would expect nothing less from the team with LC Lauren Conrad - so glad they took such great care of you and you had such a great time! Congratulations, glad to see you achieving your dreams. So exciting!

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    Courtney

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  57. You look gorgeous!

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  58. I love NYC too and thanks for sharing these photos. Glad to see LC taking such good care of you.

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  59. Youre so cute!! I love your outfit!! I can't wait to visit NYC in the Summer!! :D I simply ADORE IT!! Wish I lived there too :P

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  60. Wonderful photos!

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  61. It looks like you had a great trip :) I love the NYPL, it is such a gorgeous building! A trip to NYC isn't complete without a treat from Magnolia Bakery!

    Caroline x
    Caroline's Catwalk

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  62. Beautiful photos and you look so chic! I am in love with your outfit! So glad to see you had a fabulous time. Thanks for sharing!

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  63. Great pictures! The first one is great--you with your pops of color in a sea of black! Sounds like such a fun time! Congrats again!!

    xx
    Giovanna
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  64. Looks like such an amazing time! Your pictures make me miss home!

    You look amazing, like always!

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  65. These pictures are stunning. I love all the color and your inspiring story.

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  66. the rings are amazing!
    you are so beautiful!!;)

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  67. What an awesome experience! Just goes to show, everything happens for a reason :)

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  68. I was laid off from my job in January and my blog has taken off every since then. It's been a lot more fun also! I'd love for you to check out my post today on an upcoming Summer Fashion Link Up I'm hosting.
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  69. sounds like a total blast.... nyc is always a whirlwind for tourists. it is simultaneously empowering and weakening, the raising steel and the throngs of people. i love that feeling, conflicted though it is.

    next time, try crumbs for cupcakes, magnolia is a bit overrated and lame.

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  70. Love your blog! Great pictures!! Would love for you to check out my blog and let me know if you want to follow each other : ) Take care!!

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    Brandi

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  71. Great pictures. Those rings are amazing!

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  72. You look like such an upper east sider!!!

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  73. What a great experience! I'm sure you enjoyed it to the fullest!

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  74. Looks like you had an amazing time exploring! I just wish I could look so fresh and stylish when I have just hopped off a plane too!

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  75. am sooo jealous! i went to that bakery last summer during my visit to NY. YUM!!


    Eimear xx

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  76. NYC is one of my favorite cities! my best friend lives there and I jump at every chance I get to visit. how can you not fall in love while you're there? SO happy for you - you look like you had a fantastic time.

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  77. Love your blog! Looks like you had the best time!

    xx Kelsey

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