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Christmas in New York

2010 December 6

I walked to work in the first snow flurries of the season this morning–and I didn’t even mind that much (mostly because I knew it wasn’t going to stick around). This weekend was COLD but I was happy to go into Manhattan and see the tree at Rockefeller Center and the shop windows on Fifth Avenue all decorated for the holidays. I know it’s been said before, but there really is something special about Christmas in New York.

The window displays at Sak’s (NOT Bergdorf’s as previously noted…I’m sick. Gimme a break)–gorgeous clothes and a flying elephant!

For our foray into the city, I decided to winterize one of my favorite summer dresses by adding tights, boots, a scarf, and a blazer. I usually go for a cardigan or a long-sleeved shirt underneath, but I opted for a little more sophistication with the blazer.

*dress: Forever 21; blazer: vintage via Brooklyn Flea; scarf: H&M; tights: HUE; boots: Born; bag: The Sak*

In case you’re wondering, I was wearing a coat over this! Maybe this is why I can’t quite kick my cold…

My friends who were visiting were worried that walking around midtown and Times Square was “too touristy,” but I still have moments all the time when I can’t believe that I actually live here–all the time, in fact. We went to see the New York Philharmonic Thursday night and I experienced that moment particularly while standing in front of the fountain outside Lincoln Center, totally enthralled by the lights and the sounds and the movement of the city. I don’t want to take any of it for granted!

On Sunday, Joe and I decorated our little tree and listened to the Sufjan Stevens Christmas album. Now I feel ready to finally tackle my Christmas shopping!

What are you doing to get in the holiday spirit?

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  1. Amanda permalink
    December 7, 2010

    *ahem…. the elephant was at Saks, madame.

    ….also, no fashion commentary on the sexy mama in the background? Now THAT is style.

    love you….. šŸ˜‰

  2. December 8, 2010

    so jealous! one of my life goals is to go tot new york. i have a thing for the statue of liberty. yep, ever since i dressed up as her one year for Halloween, we’ve been besties. again, i’m so jealous!!
    YOURS, MINE AND OURS

  3. December 9, 2010

    People always say Christmas time in New York is magical, and you make it seem so! Love the look, and love the concept of the blog too… I just discovered you! To get into the Christmas spirit I’ve done much the same as you… walked around to see the fantastic window displays on some of the main shopping streets in Toronto where I’m spending the holidays… and I’ve also been hitting up galleries and museums because they often have special decor displays to celebrate the festive season… plus they’re often free and always warm inside!
    – Catherine at The Spring

  4. December 10, 2010

    Wow, it would be so amazing to experience Christmas in New York! And I love Sufjan Stevens, his Christmas album is wonderful. It’s a bit harder to really get into the spirit of Christmas when its still 80 degrees outside (I live in AZ, haha), but I like to look at Christmas lights at every moment possible :)

  5. January 25, 2011

    I love your look here!

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