Happy Monday! I’ve been living out of my suitcase for the past few days since I moved out of my house. I’m here in Arizona visiting my dad before my new place is ready! I always love coming home to the desert and spending time with old friends and family. There’s something so grounding about the desert. I love being outside, immersed in nature, with mountains, cacti and wildlife surrounding me.
As much as I love the desert and the wide open space, I also have an affinity for city life. The hustle bustle, the crowded street corners, buildings upon buildings… Over the years, I’ve found I’m happiest with a healthy dose of both in my life. One of my favorite areas in NYC is Noho, which is right next to Soho and just a few streets wide. It’s home to some of my favorite restaurants like BONDST and The Smile. These photos were taken right outside The Smile after a fun breakfast meeting I had. Insider tip – be sure to head there early to score one of their famous cheddar dill biscuits! They’re incredible.
Vintage leather jacket
Right before our meeting, I couldn’t decide what to wear and didn’t feel like throwing on any of the jackets I packed. One of my girlfriends suggested I try on her uncle’s vintage leather jacket. It ended up being PERFECT and pulled the entire outfit together. There’s nothing better than a great black leather jacket, and wearing this one convinced me I needed an oversized leather one in my life. This one is under $100 – looks vintage – and is exactly what I’ve been looking for!
If you don’t already own a leather jacket, or are in the market for a new one, I wanted to share a few that I either personally own or have tried on and can attest to the quality. So this one like I said is great if you want an oversized look, this one is the pricey, but it’s made of the most buttery soft leather and worth trying to score on sale because the quality is unreal (FYI it runs small).
This one is almost identical to the Banana Republic jacket I always wear and is by far the best leather jacket I’ve ever owned (it also happens to be 40% off!), this is a gorgeous, affordable trench style, this one is really soft and a bit roomier/boxier if you want to layer under it, and any of the BLANKNYC leather jackets are cut really well and affordable at under $100.