Happy hump day! I’m a little extra excited today for it being a Wednesday, because The Rockefeller Christmas Tree is being lit tonight. You know what that means right? Christmas has officially arrived in New York (although I may have been listening to Christmas music for the last month)…
Following on from my post on Thanksgiving, I think today is the perfect day to kick off my Christmas in New York series where I’m going to take you around some of my favourite and must see places in New York at Christmas. Once Thanksgiving ends it really is full on Christmas here and to kick off, I’m starting uptown in the place that does seasonal decorations like no other – The Upper East Side.
The Upper East Side really does shine between September and December. They go all out when it comes to decorating the buildings and I just love wandering around to see what little gem I’m going to stumble on next. It’s also not a major Christmas tourist hotspot, so I love being to be able to enjoy all the festiveness with a little more comfort and less stress than at the bigger sites. One of my favourite spots for decorations in this area is right where I shot this look – on Madison Avenue and 72nd Street. Trust me when I say it’s is a hidden gem at this time of year…
Photos by Claire Petersen
Of course now that Christmas is here, dressing for the party season is on everyones mind. I’m currently shopping for outfits to wear while I’m home at Christmas, but I think my biggest struggle was trying to figure out what I’m going to wear to my work Holiday Party. I really want to get dressed up, to wear something different to my everyday work clothes, be festive, and also still be professional/appropriate for the occasion. I think I found the perfect look for striking that balance in Dorothy Perkins’ Dress to Party collection.
I’m gonna admit I’m not usually a sequins person, but I loved this multi coloured sequin top when I saw it on the site (I think it’s sold out but here is a dress version) and thought it would be perfect. I’m also not usually a wide leg trouser kinda gal, but I love these black tuxedo style ones. I think the contrast of the glitzy top and tailored trousers work really well together and balance each other out perfectly. It’s Christmassy, not quite OTT and totally appropriate for a work party. I’m going to be mixing and matching all of these items over Christmas too, so I can get even more bang for my bucks. For now I’m happy this is one less outfit I need to worry about looking for over the next few weeks.
Hope your having a good week. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for the next post in my Christmas series,
Thank you to Dorothy Perkins for partnering with me on this post.