Monday, May 30, 2016

Tobi Tropical Wrap Skirt in NYC


tobi tropical wrap skirt review 2016
Skirt: c/o Tobi | Top: Target | Shoes: Target | Bag: c/o Desigual | Necklace: c/o Wild Juniper
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Happy Memorial Day! I'm so excited to share our weekend trip to NYC with you all! Remember our recent impromptu trip to Marblehead? Well, last week we realized we should take advantage of this 3-day weekend, so we booked another last minute trip to New York City! It was such a dream and a blur, but as you know us bloggers are pretty good at documenting so you can follow along on our adventures!

Luckily I packed this Rio Tropical Wrap Skirt c/o Tobi, which has officially proven itself and won me over! How absolutely perfect are its colors and print for spring and summer?? The wrap design offers some give when going on long walks, and the slight slit is much appreciated in 90 degree humid weather conditions! I literally cannot stop wearing it! I've been a fan of Tobi since my college days at UCLA, so I am so excited to collaborate with them and share their pieces with you all!

Our NYC hotel was on Park Avenue, just a 10 minute walk from the empire state building, and the nearest train station turned out to be Grand Central Station! We took the Bolt Bus down from Boston which was just $35 each way as opposed to over $100 if we had taken the train, and they take the same amount of time (about 3 hours). We may splurge and take the train for our next trip though, since the bus isn't very roomy and the wifi was broken both ways! Still, we saved a lot of money which I gladly spent on some Big Apple food, culture, and shopping, obviously!

Our first stop was the Met Museum, with a quick pit stop at the Empire State Building of course!



All major museum entries in New York are on a pay-what-you-will basis, so it doesn't have to cost you an arm and a leg to get some culture in. The Met also has this rooftop with an incredible view of the city and skyline!

This was definitely the most challenging outfit shoot I've done to date, since it was about 90 degrees out and there was a constant gathering of people who wanted to take pictures here, but I did it! 

The combination of my new fun Tobi skirt and trendy fringe necklace from Wild Juniper (scroll to the bottom of this post for a direct link!) made me feel extra stylish and ready to take on the city that never sleeps!


tobi tropical wrap skirt review 2016
Skirt: c/o Tobi | Top: Target | Shoes: Target | Bag: c/o Desigual | Necklace: c/o Wild Juniper
tobi tropical wrap skirt review 2016
Skirt: c/o Tobi | Top: Target | Shoes: Target | Bag: c/o Desigual | Necklace: c/o Wild Juniper

Below are a couple of my favorite pieces from the Met. Stay tuned for a post on their Manus x Machina fashion exhibit, spotlighting style in the age of technology!


Bridge over a Pond of Water Lilies, Claude Monet, 1899. How nice would it be to take a stroll on that bridge!


A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte, Georges-Pierre Seurat, 1885. 

After the Met, we grabbed some lunch at an amazing Turkish spot (stay tuned for that post!), and took a stroll through the lively jungle that is Central Park. We stumbled upon the Loeb Boathouse which I desperately want to go back to and rent out a rowboat. This scene reminded me so much of the above painting!

tobi tropical wrap skirt review 2016
Skirt: c/o Tobi | Top: Target | Shoes: Target | Bag: c/o Desigual | Necklace: c/o Wild Juniper
tobi tropical wrap skirt review 2016
Skirt: c/o Tobi | Shoes: Target | Necklace: c/o Wild Juniper
tobi tropical wrap skirt review 2016
Skirt: c/o Tobi | Top: Target | Shoes: Target | Bag: c/o Desigual | Necklace: c/o Wild Juniper

tobi tropical wrap skirt review 2016
Skirt: c/o Tobi | Top: Target | Shoes: Target | Bag: c/o Desigual | Necklace: c/o Wild Juniper

tobi tropical wrap skirt review 2016
Skirt: c/o Tobi | Top: Target | Shoes: Target | Bag: c/o Desigual | Necklace: c/o Wild Juniper

tobi tropical wrap skirt review 2016
Skirt: c/o Tobi | Top: Target | Shoes: Target | Bag: c/o Desigual | Necklace: c/o Wild Juniper

This wrap skirt reminds me of when I used to dance Hula & Tahitian, and we would wear the funnest wrap skirts called pareos! It's honestly is so fun and carefree, and will liven up any outfit, not to mention being so perfect for strolling through the city or having a picnic in the park! Plus, first time Tobi customers get a full 50% off of their first order! This is so insane because their prices are already super reasonable, so definitely go check them out and grab the cutest pieces before they sell out!

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