New York City has a life of its own in the summer, and people start slowly retreating back into cramped apartments and indoor bars once the cold begins to take over again. We’ve always made it a mission to explore new places and restaurants (which is always more enjoyable in the warmth), and P&D gives us the perfect excuse to frolic around the city and find something hidden and beautiful for us to share with you guys! One of the places that we do love coming to the most, and what we considered to be one of the best shooting spots in all of New York, is DUMBO, Brooklyn. It just never seems to fail us!
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Jess: I have a quite a love affair with midi skirts, and I’m always on the lookout for pieces that have a lot of movement and are fun to wear. I often make my skirts office appropriate, which is easy to do by pairing a button down or long-sleeve blouse with a neutral skirt. Fun prints like this incredible ruffle number from Anthropologie would be reserved for beach frolicking and summer holidays. I love the fiery colors in this skirt and could easily wear it with a number of different tops to switch up the look if I wanted to wear it multiple times during the season. Believe it or not, I’ve even worn it as a strapless dress before and it looks equally as cute! For this casual look, I chose a jewel blue cami from Banana Republic, which is definitely a wardrobe staple since it is so versatile and can be worn casually or for the office under a cardigan. Orange and blue always look great together, so try the pairing these colors for a statement look.
Mel: Lately, I have been taking advantage of the last couple weeks of summer and have been living in bright florals, off-the-shoulder gingham tops, and all the ruffle dresses a girl can desire. I picked up this statement dress last week at Zara and immediately loved how eclectic and one-of-a-kind the pattern is. One of my favorite ways of making any outfit less basic and more like stepping out of the front pages of a Vogue magazine is mixing prints. This dress is the perfect example of how mixing prints, if done well, can create a stunning piece. Since the prints were bold enough, I chose a more neutral option for my footwear with a pair of nude slides. Though the look is one of my dressier outfits, this dress can easily be styled to be more everyday appropriate with a pair of white sneakers and a denim jacket!
Jess: Top - Banana Republic, Skirt - Anthropologie, Sandals - Forever 21
Mel: Dress - Zara, Sandals - Zara