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Welcome to my blog. I document my adventures in travel, style and city living. Hope you have a nice stay!

Cloudy With A Chance Of Bourbon

Cloudy With A Chance Of Bourbon

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Since walking is a primary mode of transportation here in NYC, dressing for the occasional rainstorm is always tricky--one minute you're cold and wet, then a half-mile and one subway platform later you're hot, sweating and kinda frizzy. It's especially challenging if you're trying to arrive somewhere looking half-way decent. Last week, I made the trek to a rainy rooftop on the west side for a bourbon cocktail party, and was on the hunt for an outfit that was both stylish and weather-sensible.

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I ended up wearing a navy and gray floral dress ($10, Goodwill) cinched with a faux leather belt ($2, flea market), and layered with a gray wool cardigan ($1.87, Buy The Bag). Thanks to Google Maps, I knew I was going to do a bit of walking, so I kept things comfy with a pair of Dolce Vita metallic flats ($10, Goodwill) and threw on my basic trench coat ($20, TJ Maxx) to protect against the elements. My outfit cost came to roughly $14, and head-to-toe--including the coat--everything came to $44. 

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Despite the clouds, the view from the rooftop was amazing, and a series of tents helped keep the crowd (mostly) dry. The party--which was hosted by Knob Creek--served up signature cocktails and a whole pig roast--a delicious antidote to the rain!

Getting served some pig roast by Food Network's Pat LaFrieda.

Getting served some pig roast by Food Network's Pat LaFrieda.

Heart To Heart

Heart To Heart

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