Jetlag played a major part in my first full day in New York. That usually would mean that the day is ruined, but for me, this turned out to be one of my best days ever spent in this city. Wide awake by 5 am, we started off the day with homestyle American breakfast at Bubby’s in Tribeca. With a belly full of caramelised banana and walnut pancakes, we thought, why not go for a walk instead of going back to the Conrad straight away. It was just after 7 am after all and seeing so many dog walkers all around the cobbled streets of this area tempted us to carry on. Who knew that this nonchalant thought would turn our ‘short walk’ into an epic 6 hours (9 miles) walk through all of my favourite areas of New York!
Tribeca lead us to Greenwich via Bleecker Street and then to the High Line. Fighting though gail force winds from the Hudson, we walked the entire stretch of the High Line followed by a much needed coffee stop in Chelsea to warm up. It was only when we stopped for a cuppa that we realised that by this point, we had been walking over 4 hours zig zagging around Lower Manhattan. Given that we had walked so far already, it only felt right to reverse back to our hotel on foot. And so our breakfast run finally came to an end around 1 pm – just in time for lunch and some more walking around the streets of New York.
For all New Yorkers, it might be quite obvious that these shots were actually shot not during our epic walk, but afterwards whilst strolling through Downtown New York. Given the extreme cold and wind, wearing something knitted was an absolute must and so this Next off the shoulder knit was the perfect combination of warmth and a little bit of sex appeal. I particularly love the ruffled detail which floated around with the wind! I teamed this piece with some ripped denim and my trusty Acne boots (which can I just say should get the biggest stamp of approval for long distance walking).
Ruffled off the shoulder jumper | Next , Coat | The Fold , Denim | Zara
Boots | Acne Studio , Handbag | Furla , Glasses | Black Eyewear
Ruffled Off the Shoulder Knits and Tops
For all of you lovelies who are looking for a ruffled off the shoulder top/knits, here are some of my top choices! xxx
Photographed by Paige Campbell Linden