October has always been my favourite month in New York. Usually, the days are bright, warm, and sunny, but with a bracing chill in the mornings and evenings… perfect weather for cashmere and knitwear. This year, it was unseasonably warm, and I found myself without as many clothing options as I’d have liked. I will never ever write one of those “What I packed for a trip to New York/Barcelona/Maldives” posts that every blogger seems to do. I am a hopeless packer, and I’m sure you are grown up enough to be able to pack for yourself better than I can. I’m always in a rush, I pack one pair of jeans and sensible shoes which I wear the ENTIRE time. I also pack enough jewellery, makeup, and skincare to sink a ship, and I only wear a fraction of it. Basically, I pack as if I’m going to be performing in Vegas, not walking around a city for 7 hours straight every day. This trip was no exception!
When I wear this orange coat, I get so many compliments on the colour that I decided to add some more orange to my wardrobe this autumn. Enter this gorgeous bright orange boyfriend sweater… it is from Yasmin Le Bon’s collection for Winser London. I excitedly packed it for my NY trip, but it was so warm, there was almost no opportunity to wear it. Michelle and I got up early on Sunday morning (after a late night out with many cocktails, in our velvet suits!), downed a few coffees to clear away the cobwebs, and walked over to Bryant Park to photograph the sweaters. I don’t look quite awake yet in these photos, so I probably should have ordered triple shots (of espresso, not the cocktails the night before). Despite the forecast for warm weather, it was cool the entire day and the sweaters were perfect.
I have to include a closeup of the knit, because it is just so beautiful. I mean look. at. that. I wore the orange sweater colour-clashed with the pink ruffled scarf that Yasmin gave me at the event where she showed her collection (See how casually I just dropped that in? Well, on the inside I’m jumping up and down screaming because I got to meet an iconic supermodel from the 90s who I adored, and she gave me a scarf. I asked her to give me her shoes as well (they were these Gucci green metallic studded sling backs) but she just laughed and said, “Nice try.” Even if I didn’t love her for being, you know, Yasmin Le Bon, I’d love her as a woman who loves bonkers shoes as much as I do. I’m actually breaking out in a sweat thinking how brilliantly those green shoes would be with this orange sweater. Or anything else in my closet, for that matter…
Not exactly the usual blue October skies on this day
Michelle in the pink version
A grainy phone camera photo of me with Yasmin 😀