Live life in style

January 22, 2018


BLOUSEHellessy  (more styles here and here) | PANTSHellessy (similar look here) | BOOTSZara (sold out, but love these) | EARRINGS: Zara (last year, but shop these and these) | CLUTCH: Rebecca Minkoff | SUNGLASSES: Urban Outfitters

Every winter New York City restaurants celebrate the highly anticipated week of a somewhat, more affordable dining experience under the title aptly named Restaurant Week. In case you are unfamiliar, January 22nd through February 9th at almost 400 restaurants throughout Manhattan, you can enjoy a three-course lunch ($29) and dinner ($42) at a discounted rate. Just so you know, not surprisingly, Saturdays are not part of this week-long deal. 

We all know New York City is broken up by neighborhood, each embracing their own identity. This can cause major challenges when deciding a specific outfit for a specific occasion. While rummaging through my closet on a night were I would be dining uptown, but grabbing drinks downtown I was in quite a dilemma. Do I wear fancy shmancy cocktail attire or dress my look down with jeans and a sweater? I found a happy medium in this all-black look from Hellessy. I'll be wearing this to some of my favorite spots in the city which I highly recommend to score  an amazing meal for a Restaurant Week deal. 

ABC KITCHEN (lunch only)
ABC Kitchen has been a must-see since I moved to the city six years ago. Situated under ABC Carpet and Home, I have yet to meet a person who hasn't raved over the food. Any spot that has been open more than two years and still keeps its relevance in the Big Apple is a huge accolade!


I could wax poetic about the celebrity-chef Jonathan Waxman (get it?, hehe). Barbuto (a Mr. Waxman spot) has a very special place in my heart as a go-to for an easy chicken dinner and kale salad that has yet to rivaled. When Mr. Waxman (head chef) opened Jams, an Upper West Side outpost, I was more than willing to take the 6 uptown to experience life on 58th and 6th. 

A mainstay of NYC restaurants, this Chinese food hot-spot has been popular since its opening only a few years back. The club vibes and dark lit spot only makes the space more appealing and unique compared to your humdrum Chinese spots around town.

Not to be confused with its sister restaurant, Il Buco, this is one of my favorite Italian spots in Noho. A real treat in terms of a dining experience, with everything being absolutely exceptional. I personally love the short rib dish, but any dish will do for an unforgettable meal. 

BLOUSEHellessy  (more styles here and here) | PANTSHellessy (similar look here) | BOOTSZara (sold out, but love these) | EARRINGSZara (last year, but shop these and these) | CLUTCHRebecca Minkoff SUNGLASSESUrban Outfitters



  1. I didn't realise attire was so broken up between the different neighbourhoods in NY! I find it really interesting because where I live, you can pretty much wear anything in any neighbourhood in the city. It's when you leave the the city for the smaller town you need to start dressing down haha
    Love your look though. It's so chic and very sophisticated.

    SHANNON VALLE life + style blog

    1. Thanks Shannon! It really is crazy how different neighborhoods have their own identities! I know in areas that are more spread out you can wear similar styles and not feel out of place. I guess it is one of the many ways that makes New York so unique.

  2. What a gorgeous outfit. I am seriously obsessed :)

    xx, Maryam

    1. Wow, thank you so much! I love the look too!

  3. In one word: beautiful!

  4. This look is so stylish! All-black always wins :)

    Anika |

  5. Black is always beautiful, but a coat draped over your shoulders would be ultra-chic.

    1. That would be so chic!!! Great styling call!

  6. This look is so stylish! xoxo

  7. You really can't go wrong with all-black. Your nude heels is such a fab touch too dear.

    Jessica |

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