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Confessions of being a New York transplant–there are still some songs that make me so happy to listen to when I walk around the city. One of those songs is Uptown Girl by Billy Joel.. it just puts a smile on my face.

If you saw the movie Trainwreck you may be thinking about the final scene where Amy Schumer’s dancing like a fool in a Knicks girl uniform at Madison Square Garden to the song (kind of a life goal, how fun would that be?) or if you’re a Brittany Murphy fan you may be thinking of Uptown Girls with her and Dakota Fanning. Those are all good references and if by chance both of those came to mind, we’d probably be friends.

I doubt this will come as a shock to you guys, but I’m not an uptown girl. I have a few quirks that might fall into the category but I’m a downtown girl at heart. At the end of the day, I need a little leather trim and sneakers. One of my favorite reasons to go uptown though is to make trips into some of my favorite stores, like Henri Bendel. In my short time here I’ve fallen for their stuff and love making the trip into the store–one of the few I’ll make the trek uptown for. This little satchel has quickly become my new BFF (as I’m sure you’ve noticed over on Instagram). It’s the perfect size for all of my goodies (slim wallet case, sunglasses, phone, lipstick and small brush) and in the shade that’s been seen everywhere this season.

When we hit this time of the year I usually fall into a deep, deep rut of wearing only jeans or black pants. I picked up these white Rag & Bone jeans this summer and promised myself I’d find other chances to wear them this fall and winter for a little change up. I love mixing camel and black with them to make a pair of jeans date night ready while still being cozy.

Speaking of Henri Bendel, we made a trip up to 5th avenue this past weekend to the store and to see one of my favorite parts of the city at Christmas all decked out. We saw the tree at Rockefeller, went up to Central Park for a bit, admired all of the decorations and did some Christmas shopping and ending the day celebrating with friends. How was your weekend?

SHOP THE POST

COAT: J.Crew stadium cloth cocoon coat •  SWEATER: Cashmere sweater (similar here and under $100)  •  JEANSRag & Bone skinny jeans in bright white  •  BAGHenri Bendel mini uptown satchel c/oEARRINGS: Henri Bendel windsor chanedlier earrings c/o •  WATCHCluse rose gold and gray watch c/o  •  BOOTS: Ivanka Trump over the knee boots c/o

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Photos by Lydia Hudgens

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6 Comments

  • Reply Tamar

    Hi Christine, really love your blog and send of style! Your pictures confirmed my desire to buy this same coat finally from j crew :) Trying to get the sizing right, I’m 5’1. Is your coat 00 petites or 00 regular? Is there a huge difference between the 00 and 000?

    January 27, 2017 at 1:12 am
    • Reply Christine

      Thanks Tamar! That means a lot to me :) It’s a 00P and fits perfectly. I have never tried a 000 but love mine. Hope that helps!

      January 27, 2017 at 10:55 am
  • Reply Amanda

    I absolutely adore this look! Would you mind letting me know what size of the Cocoon coat you’re sporting? I plan on purchasing one this year and am debating between a 0 and 2. Thanks so much!

    August 24, 2016 at 8:57 pm
    • Reply Christine

      I actually went with a 00 for the coat! It runs a little big I would definitely try one on in stores :)

      August 25, 2016 at 9:31 am
  • Reply Troy

    Absolutely adore every single look.
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    December 18, 2015 at 3:49 am
  • Reply Troy

    Stunning photos! You have great sense of style.
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    December 18, 2015 at 3:41 am
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