Nov 18, 2011 9:06 AM
West Coast Betty writes: "Hi Outblush! I've never been to the east coast let alone New York and I'm more excited than ever to go for Thanksgiving. I also do not own any good cold weather (or as I've heard: SUPER FREEZING) outfits. I'm not planning on checking any luggage, hoping you could help me find a weekender bag plus the perfect outfit(s) to bring in that bag to spend a full three days in lovely New York City. I plan on going to a couple nice restaurants, doing some sightseeing, and going dancing one night. I'd even want some expertise on what shoe or boot to bring with me. Hope you there at OUTBLUSH can help this girl out! Thanks so much, West Coast Betty xo"
Dearest West Coast Betty! Carlota here and I live only about 30 minutes from New York and I worked there for many years so I'm very very familiar with the super freezing weather you mention. Luckily for you it shouldn't be all that cold during Thanksgiving week...although we did just have 6 inches of snow the day before Halloween. I chose black skinny pants for you, which you could probably wear the whole time you're in town. And then I coordinated a few sweaters, a dress, boots, flats, two coats and some cold weather accessories; they're all from Gap companies so if you decide to order any of them you can overnight your entire order. Hope you like! Have a fabulous time in New York! XOXO
1 - Hive & Honey Tiny Stripe Sweater $35 on sale
2 - Tinley Road Between The Lines Cardigan $50 on sale
3 - Mystree Tic Toc Sweater $50 on sale
4 - Hive & Honey Textured Sweater Coat $50 on sale
5 - Gap Really Skinny Pants $39 on sale with code GAPWANT
6 - Rampage Kourtney Boot $50 on sale
7 - Tinley Road Knot Front Dress $49
8 - Mia Marjorie Ballet Flat $49
9 - Hive & Honey Down Coat $80 on sale
10 - Theme Waist Coat Jacket $109
11 - Old Navy Marled Hat $10 on sale
12 - Old Navy Popcorn Sweater-Knit Scarf $13 on sale
13 - Old Navy Sequined Sweater Knit Beanie $13
14 - Old Navy Performance Fleece Gloves $6 on sale
15 - Old Navy Convertible Mittens $13
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Carlota here: I'm a true girly-girl. I love strapless dresses, skinny jeans, basic ribbed tanks, lace intimates, patent peep-toes, jeweled sandals, buttery-soft leather satchels, sparkly pendants....you get the point! I also love to save cash when I can, so consider me your personal concierge when you're looking for luxury-for-less. I also have a crazy husband, two little munchkins (Carlo and Milly) and a furry yellow Lab. All of them are sweet and lovable, but they certainly do occupy a good portion of my day. However I do L-O-V-E shopping with a passion and finding amazing deals for myself as well as others.