West Coast Meets East Coast: Featuring SWELL


Not really sure why it took me so long to get myself out to NYC!!  I absolutely have loved everything about it so far and I’ve only made it through a fraction of the city.  It’s worked out so well that the hotel we’re staying at for our friend’s wedding is right along the Hudson river and an 8 minute ferry ride away from NYC.  I originally took my picks with these pieces back in Chicago, but when we came across this little nook by the water, I couldn’t resist the “beach-like” feeling with the big city background. :D

Since I knew I was going to be doing a lot of walking, I wanted to make sure I packed some comfortable clothing!  In addition to some basics, I also brought along my new striped sweater and retro-inspired shorts thanks to the California-based surf boutique, SWELL.   But don’t be fooled by the “surf” part.  Online surfing is probably the closet I’ll ever get to any type of surfing and I am kind of obsessed with the selection they have.

Have you ever bought or received new clothes that you just can’t helped but wear for at least a week straight?  The ones where your family and friends start to wonder if you burned the rest of your clothes and have absolutely nothing else to wear?  Yep, well I have definitely been a repeat offender with this look and already plan on wearing it on my flight back to Chicago next week.  Both pieces are super comfy and versatile as I could easily dress up the short with a tank and some heels and the sweater would look great with a pair of skinny jeans and high-heeled sandals, so stay tuned for more looks :).

Oh, and I should mention that SWELLl is has a couple awesome promotions going on!!  Receive 15% your first order by signing up for their emails and take An Extra 20% Off, Use Code: HEATWAVE at checkout. :D





Sunglasses: Akira (old) Sweater: c/o SWELL Shorts: c/o SWELL (on sale!) Sandals: Dolce Vita (DSW – old)



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