In tandem with our NYC party post we wanted to dedicate today’s Fryday to our trip! Give you an inside look at each of favorite our notable moments. We are so grateful to Munchkin and June + January for believing in us and helping us throw such a fun party!
Wearing: Here’s the run down of some of the outfits from the trip! Maybe cheesy to wear an NYC Tee in NYC but loved this sporty crop with my high-waisted jeans and high-tops! Worn with last years Zara anorak and orange Ray-Bans. // All black one day with these SuperRetrofuture sunnies, black wrap top, destroyed (high-waisted) denim – these fit so awesome! – and crazy discounted booties I wore all over the city without any discomfort. I love traveling with this State backpack, its still very polished looking but holds everything! // At Matilda – same jeans, those T-strap clogs I raved about, and this top that was choking me all night but is sure pretty! Lip is Diva by Mac.Eating: So much good food in NYC. As Jenna said the Niccolis were the MVP, but my next favorite was this Asian Fusion restaurant in Brooklyn called Talde. Recommended by resident Brooklynite and fellow food obsessor slash friend, Kelsey (check out her Instagram @kelseyeats for more amazing city recs!). Talde and the truffle ravioli at Giovana Rana in Chelsea Market. Where we saw Geoffrey Zakarian and Scott Conant. In suits. They were so handsome. Jacqui was brave and got pics with them!
Seeing: I thought I’d be sad to be in Brooklyn away from the energy of the city but I wasn’t at all. Brooklyn is incredible!! Such a different pace with all the city charm. Dumbo (Down under the Manhattan Bridge Overpass) was so beautiful. I could’ve stayed there all day.
Listening: Whenever we’re all together the stank music comes out. Stank-face as debuted by JLo. Basically we dance around while we get ready or ride in cabs and make stank-face. Hotline Bling by Drake really brought it home for me. Losers, right? But we always have a good time.
Watching: While in NYC we saw Matilda on Broadway and I couldn’t have been happier. I have never seen anything like it set-wise, and the choreography and how they interacted with the set was so ground-breaking to me. I was worried it would be old news since I’ve read the book a million times and love the movie just as much, but they had so many new elements that made it so exciting. The Trunchbull alone would’ve had Roald Dahl singing, I’m sure of it. Wish my boys could’ve seen it!!
Feeling: The sisterhood. People love to question if we work well together, if we’re really friends. Yes and yes. They’re my best friends and no one is perfect when it comes to business, but I love being able to share this weird job with them! If you still love each other after throwing a party on the other side of the country, not sure anything else is gonna touch us!
I was all about comfort for NYC. Traveling with a baby is just NO easy task! You gotta be ready to sweat from bouncing, change a diaper on demand and try to look like not too much of a run down mom. My number one thing I wore in NYC was definitely, the baby in my ergo. I wouldn’t even recommend taking a stroller to the city. Yeah it was a ton more work for me, but it was SO much easier just carrying her and having both my hands free. I wore this tote but wished I had worn a backpack like this one. Would have been even MORE convenient! Also these fun sunglasses!
For travel, I of course wore my Lululemon bottoms, Black Nike’s and this sweater. All three of those pieces get worn 3-4 times a week around here so they’re worth the investment for sure.
For walking (schlepping) around NYC I always go for comfort over fashion. I try to find basic pieces that maybe won’t WOW you but I”m comfortable in them and they can transition from all sorts of places and being a mom. I wore this denim mostly and a lot of white tees. Also, of course, white converse. Nothing crazy, but this is my momiform and it works!
For our party with Munchkin and June & January I wore this dress which I am OBSESSED with. I bought it in Tall just to be sure it was long enough. It was perfect for nursing, cool enough for a hot summer night and also perfect for nursing!! GET IT. I got a lot of questions about the lip color I was wearing and you can get it on Amazon here.
Eating: Oh my gosh we ate SO MUCH good food. Above anything we ate in Brooklyn I was most impressed with our dinner the night of the Munchkin Party. Catered by Aubrey & Marco Niccoli it was truly out of this world. They were absolutely worth bringing out from Utah and we just love love love their work. If you’re looking for someone to cater your next dinner party or event, we love them.
Lolly loved eating (or rather chewing) on these chew beads which I adore. They’re wood and non toxic and a great alternative to trying to eat the Airplane seat belt (yuck!) She also was obsessed with this rattle from Bannor Toys which made us miss home a little.
Worrying: I was super worried bout the whole logistics of being in NYC and working with a baby in tow. Of course Nicole and Emily were so awesome and so helpful with Lolly. I could NOT have done it with out them! It’s tough for babies because they have a natural rhythm and schedule where they need to slow down and rest and it’s not happening in the Big Apple. She slept a lot in her Ergo and I would cover her up with this blanket from Aden. The reason I love using Aden + Anais swaddles so much is because they double as a nursing cover. I’ve tried a lot of things on the market but for me a huge breathable swaddle is just the best way to cover up in public. Can’t recommend them enough.
Wearing: Here’s my NYC outfit rundown! For Matilda I paired these high-waisted pants, white pop over, trench coat and boots. // For breakfast at Hunter’s these loafers, with this cropped top, this leather jacket and these jeans. // At Chelsea Market these sunnies // For our flight outta there this jean jacket and these sunnies. // And I was hands free and loving it with this back pack all week!
Eating: Not nearly enough, but EMILY, a darling pizzeria in Brooklyn, blew my mind. Ironically with the most amazing burger. Yep! It actually won best burger by the Village Voice, GO and try!! I’ll come even.
Have a wonderful weekend everyone!! We hope you enjoyed a little peek into our trip. See you back here Monday.