Everyday Americana

Upper Manhattan
{ Upper Manhattan }

We really lucked out with a beautiful Saturday for our recent trip to New York, despite the grim forecast. It wasn’t until late that night, when we were headed back to the hotel, that the first raindrops began to fall after long day of crowded streets and sunshine.

Upper Manhattan
{ Upper Manhattan }
Brian, Matthew, Me, my camera, and Ben in Central Park
{ Brian, Matthew, Me, my camera, and Ben in Central Park }

After our outdoor brunch on Stone Street, we took the subway to Upper Manhattan. We walked around Central Park, eating Levain Bakery cookies—these thick lumps of freshly baked goodness that make you understand why the French call “cookies” biscuits. (Try the Dark Chocolate Peanut Butter Chip or the Chocolate Chip Walnut if you get the chance!)

We strolled through the shops on the Upper East Side, admiring all the things I can’t buy but I’d like to add to my Vicarious Purchases Pinterest board, then went to dinner in the East Village at Brick Lane Curry House.

Central Park
{ Central Park }
Central Park
{ Central Park }

After visiting New York City—the iconic center of America—I’m in the mood to celebrate the recent Americana trend I’ve seen on the streets of NYC and LA. Maybe I’m a little ahead of schedule, with the Fourth of July still a month away, but these American flag graphics and red white + blue’s don’t have to be reserved for special occasions.

Flag Religion Sweater by UNIF
{ Flag Religion Sweater by UNIF }
Boutique Shawl Collar Hoodie by LOVE ZOOEY
{ Boutique Shawl Collar Hoodie by LOVE ZOOEY }
American Heart Sweater by WILDFOX COUTURE
{ American Heart Sweater by WILDFOX COUTURE }
Burnout Flag Vest from TopShop
{ Burnout Flag Vest from TopShop }
Kokun Cashmere V-Neck Pullover by Free People
{ Kokun Cashmere V-Neck Pullover by Free People }
Fourth of July Billy Cropped Sweater by Wildfox
{ Fourth of July Billy Cropped Sweater by Wildfox }
Tattered Flag Scarf from Free People
{ Tattered Flag Scarf from Free People }
Shirtdress by Pencey
{ Shirtdress by Pencey }
Denim Panel Dress by French Connection
{ Denim Panel Dress by French Connection }
Moto Bleach Flag Print Hotpants by TopShop
{ Moto Bleach Flag Print Hotpants by TopShop }

American Flag Graphics
{ American Flag Graphics }








About Alison

Artsy-nerdy, fashion and lifestyle blogger. Loving wife, baby sister. Uprooted Texan living in SoCal. Writer, shopper, photographer, reader, listener, drawer - loving the aesthetics and the depth in life.
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