A New York Minute

 top:  forever 21 [similar]  / jeans:  j brand [similar]  / sunglasses: tahari via marshalls [similar] / silver cuff: vintage  [similar]  / bag: gap  [similar]  / sandals: ava & aiden [similar] & strawberry dress:  osh kosh via target  / sandals:  salt water sandals  / sunglasses: minnie mouse via walmart  [similar] 

top: forever 21 [similar] / jeans: j brand [similar] / sunglasses: tahari via marshalls [similar] / silver cuff: vintage [similar] / bag: gap [similar] / sandals: ava & aiden [similar] & strawberry dress: osh kosh via target / sandals: salt water sandals / sunglasses: minnie mouse via walmart [similar] 

On our way home from military duty, we planned to pit stop in Manhattan for lunch because, why not. Upon arriving over the Triborough Bridge, we blasted New York Groove with the whole city skyline in view. As we made our way over to FDR Drive, we reminisced about our old neighborhood of Yorkville and the good memories we had there. Our lunch spot was pretty epic, as we decided to park at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, one of my favorite places in the whole world. 

A NEW YORK MINUTE / mom style / all white / nicolemcaruso.com

I don't know if it's because I have early childhood memories at The Met, or because it is full of history and works created by some of the most talented people to walk this earth, but that museum of one of my happy places; on a sunny Saturday afternoon it's nothing short of perfect. With a hot summer breeze and the sound of the city, we were perched there taking it all in until our hungry bellies reminded us of lunchtime.   

This white on white ensemble has been on constant rotation as we round out the summer months. I wore a white blouse-y tunic with white skinny moto jeans, and threw on the old faithful leather bag, leather sandals, and nude sunglasses. My little Upper East Side lady was sporting her favorite strawberry dress and red Salt Water sandals as we traipsed through this lovely little corner of the city. 

A NEW YORK MINUTE / mom style / all white / nicolemcaruso.com
A NEW YORK MINUTE / mom style / white on white / nicolemcaruso.com

We haphazardly stumbled upon the Belvedere Castle for our picnic lunch, and decided to bring our little princess to the top to see the view. 

 at the top of the belvedere castle in central park

As I watched our little C fall in love with New York, The Met, and Central Park, I couldn't help feel my stomach flutter with that is-this-real-life feeling. When we piled back into the car for the rest of our trip, there was no doubt we chose well for our lunch stop. Bye for now, NYC! We will most definitely be back. 

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