Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Welcome to New York; 3 day itinerary

Top: Zara // Leather Jacket: Zara (Under $100) // Leather Leggings: Lysse // Sneakers // Watch: Kate Spade // Necklace: Kendra Scott // Tote (perfect for travel!) // Sunglasses // Lipcolor: Rialto

I spent the past weekend in New York City with my best friend Lauren. We had the most perfectly planned weekend and if you have three days in NYC and want to see the sights. Follow our itinerary...It was perfect!
I loved seeing all the touristy parts of New York...seeing as it was my first time there I am really glad we made the rounds. I wore this outfit exploring the city on Saturday. It was perfect with a light jacket...and I swear by these +Lysse  leggings, they are so comfy!

Friday; DAY ONE
We arrived in New York at noon...absolutely starving. We headed to Shake Shack in Time Square for lunch. I had been to Shake Shack in Chicago but if you have never been..go go go. Super Yummy place for lunch! We shopped around a bit after lunch and then decided it was time for a rooftop and a cocktail. We headed to the rooftop at the +The Knickerbocker in Time Square and has such yummy cocktails. This place is super cute and a great rooftop if you are looking for one! After a cocktail we headed back to our hotel The W in Midtown +whotelsnyc. This was a great location for everything we wanted to do and the rooms are super nice and clean! 
We got ready for the night...our plans included seeing An American In Paris on Broadway. If you have to pick one show to go to...I highly suggest An American in Paris! Everything from the costumes, to the singing to the dancing was absolutely perfect. My favorite Broadway show to date.  We headed to a late dinner after the show at Spice Market. I absolutely love Asian food and this restaurant is decorated so incredibly beautifully! I loved the entire experience!
Here's the one and only mistake we made the entire trip. We went to Tao Nightclub next to continue our night. We wanted to celebrate with a shot....we ordered two shots and two drinks for the alarming total of $78. OOPS. Our champagne at the Plaza was cheaper...and classier by far.
Don't worry...it won't happen again. 
On that note, we headed to bed. 

Saturday; DAY TWO

We woke up and headed out to grab a New York City Bagel. We stood in the line at Essa Bagel and believe me it did not disappoint. I am craving one now. From there we headed to the +Circle Line Sightseeing Cruises where we would take a tour to see Manhattan, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty by boat. It was the perfect sunny day and this is really a great way to see the city from a different angle. Seeing the Statue of Liberty was so surreal. She is so much more beautiful in real life! We had discounted ticket rates from Circle Line to visit the Empire State Building next. After several lines (they move quickly) and two elevator rides we made it to the 86th floor observation deck. All I could think of was Elf references the entire way up! We took some amazing pictures here and I realized a slight fear of heights. EEK!
We then walked to the Upper East side for Sushi, we paused at the New York Public Library to take these pictures. We ate at a little sushi place called Amber. We had a super yummy roll called the Pink Lady! Next on our list was The Met! We walked around some amazing exhibits here and then continued on to Central Park. 
Central park was one of my favorite parts of New York City. It is so beautiful and so much bigger than I ever had known! We walked through central park until we hit +The Plaza Hotel. We each had a glass of Prosecco....listened to Frank Sinatra and were absolutely in heaven. Absolutely a highlight of the trip!
The next restaurant is a must have for any visitor. I promise you will fall in love. Beauty and Essex is now one of my favorite restaurants...OF ALL TIME. Tapas style, beautifully decorated...killer cocktails. JUST GO. We had the tuna wonton tacos, thai style shrimp, Grilled Cheese tortellini with tomato soup, and the chicken meatballs with truffle cheese. They were all fantastic and I would eat the same meal over and over again for all of eternity if I could! My Basil cocktail (I had 3) were also out of this world.


Do you think it is possible to pack anything else into a weekend? We did it. There still wasn't enough time to see everything...but I'll be back. 
On Sunday we woke up and headed to Wall Street to see the finical district. Saw the New York Stock exchange, the bull and then we headed to the September 11th Memorial.
We were having such an amazing time, running around New York...laughing, and exploring. It didn't hit me until I was standing directly in front of the memorial that I was not witnessing just another tourist attraction. This was a very sad place where a very terrible and tragic thing happened to my country. It was very heavy and I felt myself getting very emotional without a moments notice. The memorial is beautiful and amazing...but it is hard to prepare yourself for something that is so incredibly sad. I saw countless names of those who lost their lives and couldn't stop thinking about their families. 

We headed to soho afterwards...I loved this neighborhood and think it is where I would just HAVE to live if I were to move to New York...It is absolutely adorable and charming. We grabbed lunch at Dos Caminos (they had amazing guac + margs of course!). 

Writing about the trip makes me realize how much we packed into a weekend. It was so amazing!
What city do I need to visit next?


Thursday, September 24, 2015

Navy & Black

Tunic // Leggings // Handbag (similar) // Lipcolor: Jungle Red // Sunglasses // Heels (similar)

SO...I bought this tunic to wear as a dress but the slits on the side make it too short for my tall self so I decided to pair it with a pair of leather leggings. I love the look...and love pairing navy with black which is such an unexpected color combo for me! If these colors aren't for you it also comes in white and black (super classy!) Pops of red for my shoes and lips complete the look....I never feel like an outfit is complete until I have selected a shade for my lips. I am LIP PRODUCT CRAZY!!

xoxo, CAIT

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Apple Orchard

Every year my sister and her family come to Wisconsin in the fall to go to an Apple Orchard. It is one of my favorite parts of fall. We go to the Elegant Farmer and just have so much fun filling our baskets with apples, taking a hay ride and my nieces even get to ride a pony. Its such a fun tradition and so much fun being with my family!


Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Camo Casual

Sweatshirt (free shipping + 35% off code START) // Black Jeans // Sneakers // Lipstick; Pink Nouveau // Sunglasses (under $10)

I love taking camo and putting some girly touches on it, I paired it with one of my favorite pink lipsticks here and love the look! I'm also crazy about these new balances for J.Crew!! They are so comfy and will look so great for all my weekend wear!


More camo looks I love;

Friday, September 18, 2015

First Taste of Fall

Top // Hat: H&M (similar here) // Denim // Booties // Lipcolor: Rialto // Bucket Bag

I wore this outfit last Saturday running errands with Dave. We had to run to Nordstrom to make some returns and it was the absolute PERFECT fall day. I got to pull out my wool hat and booties...with plaid...and a pumpkin spice latte, I was in HEAVEN! I don't think a pumpkin spice latte that often but it just so perfect for the fall that I just had to...it's like my peppermint mocha (Christmas in a cup) during the holiday season!
 I am so excited for this weekend!! My sister and her family are coming to Wisconsin and we are meeting at my parents house to do our annual apple orchard weekend. Follow along on snapchat; cait christy. My nieces are the most adorable things on this planet...I swear!


Thursday, September 17, 2015

Sporty Leather

Sweatshirt (I'm wearing an XS) // Skirt (Similar) // Slip On Sneakers // Lip Color: Salamanca // Bag (Similar) // 

This oufit is for the days where you want to throw on a big cozy sweatshirt and call it a day. Throw on this leather mini and you are completely put together but OH SO comfy. These leather sneakers are a steal and are a great shoe for the weekend! 


Tuesday, September 15, 2015

Fall = Plaid

Dress // Boots // Lipcolor: Lush Life // Necklace

When I think of fall fashion, I think of plaid almost immediately. Plaid = Fall...Fall = Plaid. I was switching my closet over from summer to fall this weekend and must have pulled 20 plaid shirts out of storage!! I love this print and all the different combos it comes in! I fell in love with this plaid dress instantly...I love the colors and I love how I can wear it with boots now, and layer it more with tights and a big sweater as it gets colder! P.S : This is a great lipstick color for fall!


Monday, September 14, 2015

Basics + Leopard Heels

Top // Denim (similar) // Lipstick: Hot 305 // Handbag (Similar) // Heels // Necklace (From my rocksbox..use code "loveyourfatexoxo" for a free month!) // Sunglasses // Ear Cuff: H&M

I hope you all had a great weekend! Dave was in Chicago for an interview so I went there Friday night for dinner with his family. We poured over photos from his parents most recent state park trip to the badlands. They visit a state park every year and are trying to check each off their list. This is totally something Dave and I would love to do! We are thinking Alaska or Canada next summer for a fun adventure!
Sometimes my favorite outfits are the most simple. I love jeans paired with a great white top. I love this one because of the deep v-neck. ALSO. These new leopard heels are AMAZING.