Happy Sunday, everyone! Hope you’re all having a wonderful weekend so far! Today I have two useful ideas for you. First one is a one-day getaway idea if you’d like to escape the crowds of New York; second one is the idea what to wear for a day full of wandering around.
New York is a wonderful city and you can never get enough of it or stop exploring it, but sometimes you want a change of scenery for a day anyway. In this case, Beacon, NY is a great place to go for a huge contemporary art museum, Dia:Beacon, lots of small galleries and shops along the quaint Main Street, and just small town charm. It’s an about ninety minutes ride from New York; and no worries if you don’t have a car, Beacon sits on the Metro-North commuter rail line offering visitors and residents an easy in and out of the town, trains run hourly in either direction during the day.
I try to visit Beacon at least once a year, generally in the summertime. My plan for a day is usually the following… First, I go to the Dia:Beacon museum which galleries are lit almost entirely by natural light, so the sooner you’re there the better. It’s prohibited to take pictures inside the museum, but I haven’t seen even one person yet who wouldn’t secretly try to take one or two with their phones. Hello social media! :) I couldn’t resist as well, and here are mine Instagram posts that will give you the impression of what you’ll see inside - one, two, three, four. After the injection of art, I aim for another drug – coffee – which is absolutely fabulous at the Bank Square Coffeehouse. From there I start my walk down Main Street, visiting numerous small galleries and shops along my way, and keep walking all the way down to a small waterfall. Final step is dinner, of course. For example, at the Cafe Amarcord; carrot and ginger soup and scallops with avocado and corn were very delicious last time I was there. This plan never fails and I’m always happy at the end of the day! :)
It’s obvious, that such a long day of exploring requires a comfortable outfit. In my case, comfortable is also stylish and beautiful, so I opted for a pair of time-tasted and very comfortable GAP khakis and floral print ASOS espadrilles, adding a plain but quite bright top and a white cardigan and bag to balance the color palette and be prepared for a temperature change throughout the day. Voilà, the perfect summer outfit for a one-day getaway!
By the way, I’m deeply in love with these GAP khakis. I own them in three different colors, and they’re always among the clothes I reach first when I need something comfy to wear or have very little time to get dressed. And if you’d like more ideas on how to style a pair of khaki pants, check these outfits out (click on the thumbnail image to jump to the desired post):
What do you think about today's outfit? How do you style khaki pants and espadrilles? Any interesting ideas of weekend getaways from New York? Let me know in the comments!
I'M WEARING »»»
|top »»»||ZARA (try similars HERE, HERE and HERE)|
|cardigan »»»||FOREVER 21 (similar style HERE and HERE)|
|khakis »»»||GAP (also love similar pants from OLD NAVY)|
|espadrilles »»»||ASOS (other great options HERE and HERE)|
|bag »»»||COLE HAAN (in brown with stripes, and on sale!, HERE)|
|belt »»»||GAP (pretty similars on sale HERE and HERE)|
|sunglasses »»»||MARC BY MARC JACOBS|
|watch »»»||ANNE KLEIN (sold out, but BROWN/ROSE GOLD version is also beautiful)|
|rings »»»||ASOS (or option on sale HERE)|
|iphone case »»»||MARC BY MARC JACOBS|
|nail polish »»»||REVLON 161 TEAK ROSE|
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