Hello from NYC!! Yes, this is my second time in one week and no, I did not plan that. I had an unexpected but super fun project pop up so I turned right back around and here I am! I had a free day today so my insanely amazing boyfriend came all the way across country to spend time with me because he knew I was missing him pretty bad after so many days on the road. We had dinner with amazing friends last night and spent the entire day today at Barney’s, which is basically my idea of heaven. He had to go home tonight for meetings tomorrow and, the truth is, I got super emo saying bye to him because he’s my best friend and I just loved having him with me so much because he feels like home. BUT, I’ve got myself together after a delish dinner, late night bath in the most luxurious tub, and now writing this post to you guys in bed!
I wasn’t really expecting to feel so sad when he left because I’ve never really been that girl in relationships. I am fiercely independent and I’ve never really liked feeling “vulnerable” or reliant on someone else. In the past, I’ve kept my feelings locked down and always maintained a certain level of distance to avoid getting too close or getting hurt. In the last 3.5 years with boyfriend, I’ve let a lot of that go and allowed myself to be more open. But a lot of that also comes from him being so kind, supportive, and loving. I feel safe letting him see my feelings and letting him know I need him when I do because I trust him with them. It’s a pretty cool thing.
So, all that emo-ness aside, I have an outfit for you today that is one of my recent faves!! I picked up this dress the minute I saw it online because I just loved the front keyhole and subtle sexiness. I’m always looking for un-boring LBDs that are still versatile and this is such a great fall/winter dress to have on hand for parties or dinners because the long-sleeves provide cold weather appropriate coverage. I paired it with my fave over the knee boots, but I also plan to style this with tights and Mary Janes, knee socks and platforms, and chunky ankle length boots.
2 unrelated questions for you today: Are you guys more vulnerable or guarded in relationships? AND What dresses are you picking up for all purpose casual fall/winter occasions?