A place for inspiration

Ines Column Dress by Bailey 44
{ Ines Column Dress by Bailey 44 }

A big part of why I love to travel is that fashion inspiration often comes from the places you go – their architecture, their history, their culture and their people. Finally, I’m getting around to showing y’all my favorite part of our recent New York City trip – aesthetically, anyway. We did our own sort of architectural, walking tour of several major districts of Manhattan: The Financial District, Midtown, East Village, the Upper East Side – but I absolutely could not put my camera away in the Upper West Side.

Upper West Side
Upper West Side

Everything from the original storefronts to the well-aged brownstones to the fashionable streetwear caught my eye. To me, the woman above really captured the character of the Upper West Side with her look. There’s a modern, casual elegance to wearing a well-tailored dress with wind-blown, natural hair. At the same time, there’s reminiscence, sweetness and romance in her light grey lace, high-waisted, a-line skirt.

Upper West Side
Upper West Side

There are so many ways to bring the architectural beauty and creative culture of the Upper West Side into a look. Channel the youthful spirit of its artistic community, draw texture and pattern from its architecture, and pull from the charming color palette created by the off-whites, pale greys, and rose tones of the buildings.

Dash Dress by Camilla and Marc
{ Dash Dress by Camilla and Marc }
Upper West Side
Upper West Side
Color Block Pleat Skirt by Oasis
{ Color Block Pleat Skirt by Oasis }
Upper West Side
Upper West Side
'Clove' Dress by Paper Crown
{ 'Clove' Dress by Paper Crown }
Upper West Side
Upper West Side
Tailored dress by Ted Baker
{ Tailored dress by Ted Baker }
Upper West Side
Upper West Side
Brandice Sweater Dress by A+RO
{ Brandice Sweater Dress by A+RO }

Upper West Side
Upper West Side








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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