Color on a Dreary Day

A lamp post in Washington Square Park after the snow.

Waking up to a beautiful, fresh snowfall was a treat earlier in the week. However, in true New York City fashion, it only took a day for it to melt into a horrible sludge.

As the snow melts, small lakes form at every intersection, mushy piles of black slush accumulate on the sidewalks and the city looks absolutely dreary.

J. Crew skirt and tights worn with brogues outside Mille-feuille in NYC

J. Crew skirt and brogues with Uniqlo sweater and Gant Rugger shirt

Laura and I were determined to avoid sitting inside all day, so we made it a day of shopping and exploration. In an effort to avoid blending in with the drab skies, we injected some color into our outfits.

Getting something to eat was first on our agenda (as it usually is). We tried out a few of the croissants at Mille-feuille Bakery here in the Village.

J. Crew Timex watch and striped wrist strap, at the men's store on 5th Avenue in New York City

Tiny droplets of rain tried to scare us off, but we continued through a very wet Washington Square Park and onto Fifth Avenue, where we popped into a few of our favorite shops.

We always love the J. Crew, especially the new men’s shop, whereas the combination of bright colors and patterns in shops like Kate Spade and Paul Smith made it seem like summertime was just around the corner.

With the right colors, summertime is just a state of mind.

– Ryan

On Ryan: J. Crew Timex Military Watch

On Laura: Grandmother’s Fur // Ikat Skirt and Brogues from J. Crew // Striped Henley from Madewell

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