What does a summer in New York City have in common with the Caribbean? The city’s heat can feel like you’re on the beach without the sand or the palm trees. However, if you close your eyes tight enough disregarding the sweat dripping down your forehead, you can imagine the sound of waves splashing along the shore as you tuck your toes in the warm sand and reach for your frozen margarita. Ok this isn’t working!
Since many of us can’t physically be on an island right now (sad face), I thought it would be fitting to invoke the spirit of Habana or Old San Juan, somewhere warm and tropical, while at the same time pay homage to the fashion gods worshiped by the city with my latest post. Now as you know, Manhattan's streets are designed on a grid with straight edges spanning from east to west and north to south. But the further downtown you go, the more you get the idea that things are set up a little bit differently. Narrowing streets and crooked avenues reveal a rebellion against the straight line living of anything north of Houston St. Blocks lined with the elusive tree grabs your attention like a rare Pokemon, while boutiques, cafes, and shops showcase festive, floral, colorful and warm sceneries. Toss in the summer’s heat and humidity and Nolita becomes my little tropical haven in the city; fitting for my bright summer look!
I hope you like it!! -xx