Summer style in the city

City style with Laura Ashley

On my list of things I wanted to do whilst in New York was to get a proper photo with some yellow cabs in the background. To me the yellow taxi’s of New York are iconic. If you watched my NYC Vlogs you will know that the weather was far from Spring-like and it was warmer in Ireland than it was in New York. I had storms, flood warnings and below normal temperatures but that didn’t stop me wearing my Nautical skirt from Laura Ashley. Before my trip the ladies at Laura Ashley kindly let me pick some outfits to take on my trip. You might have seen this and the navy dress in my luggage video on my Youtube. 

I met up with the lovely Claire who took some proper blogger snaps of me in front of the Waldorf Astoria. No more tripods and self-timers for me! It was a pleasure to shoot with Claire and if your ever in NYC and need some snaps then get in touch with this lovely lady.

I fell in love with the print of this skirt. An added bonus was that it had pockets and we all know how I love an outfit with pockets. I spent my days rambling around New York with my camera in one hand and either food or my phone in the other so the pockets came in very handy. Although the weather was bad whilst on my trip it felt quite sticky and heavy. It’s like the tall buildings kept in all of the air. The knitted short sleeved top kept me nice and cool but also kept away any chilly city breezes and the skirt was the perfect length for exploring but it also kept me cool. 

I spend my lunches admiring all the women in NYC, I would sit and people watch and admire all the eclectic styles of the city, From the polished ladies on fifth avenue to the cool kids of Soho I just loved seeing what everyone was wearing. Of all the styles I saw on the women in the city I just loved how effortless they looked. Like their outfits were thrown together effortlessly and looked polished. Even on the Subway, these ladies managed to make it look classy. 

The best thing about my skirt and top was that they travelled well in my suitcase. I flew with just a carry on case and travelled really light so I wanted to bring pieces that would work together with each other. One of the days I wore the knitted top with a different skirt and I was able to wear my skirt with a vest and jacket on another day. Both items survived my long haul flight with minimal creases. 

You can find my dress and top here and I got a size 10 in both of them.  

Both my top and skirt are from the coastal drive collection. 

I love that my outfit works for both home and away. I can’t believe my New York adventure has come and gone. It feels like only yesterday I was booking my flight and now as I write this I am ironing a dress for work tomorrow. I also want to say thank you to everyone for their support as it was my first long haul solo travel trip and you guys were so supportive and encouraging. My goal now is to find another adventure and somewhere new to explore. 

Thanks so much for reading, Today was my first day back to work after my holiday break and it wasn’t so bad after all. I need to work to pay for the next adventure lol! The question is now? Where should I explore next? 

Chat soon, 


*This is not a paid for post, however, Laura Ashley kindly let me choose an outfit from their collection and sent it to me. 




  1. Naf
    September 7, 2020 / 8:20 am

    Great post! I love that camera, what is the brand?

  2. Girl and Closet
    June 5, 2017 / 3:45 pm

    I can see why you fell in love with the print in that skirt – it's SO lovely and adore these pictures too!!

  3. Catherine Carton
    May 17, 2017 / 8:12 pm

    I was wondering what the city is like in the heat because some streets smell like wee so god knows what that smells like in the humidity x

  4. Catherine Carton
    May 17, 2017 / 8:11 pm

    Thank you so much for stopping by and reading x

  5. Creater John
    May 17, 2017 / 4:14 pm

    Lovely post, Thanks for sharing such beautiful Inspo with us, girlie, and I hope you're having a great week so far! This summer fashion trend is cool.

  6. Karen Constantine
    May 17, 2017 / 7:51 am

    Love the photos so much! I'd love to go back to New York in the summer but I think the heat and humidity would kill me/frizzify my hair!

  7. Poppy
    May 16, 2017 / 10:24 pm

    In Québec city, it will be mid july (18-23). For Halifax it's earlier I think.

  8. Catherine Carton
    May 16, 2017 / 6:52 pm

    Now that sounds like a plan Poppy x When are the sail boats coming?

  9. Catherine Carton
    May 16, 2017 / 6:51 pm

    Aw central park is such a gorgeous place, I love how the little squirrels run around and seem to have no fear! lol x Thanks for reading x

  10. Poppy
    May 16, 2017 / 12:05 pm

    Great post, as usual. Why not come here? We will have great sailboats for the 150 years anniversary​ of the country. And it's the same distance as going to NYC. ��

  11. The lady Wallace
    May 16, 2017 / 8:49 am

    Agreed, the yellow cabs are iconically NYC, the only other place that would have been as stunning for pics would have been Central Park

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