After living in New York for so many years, I’ve developed a strong aversion to tourists. They tend to be slow moving and in my way, and that drives me (and most New Yorkers) insane. When I travel, I’m hyper aware of acting “too touristyâ€ and try to enjoy the sites without getting in anyone’s way.
We played tourist all over New Orleans last week from the French Quarter to Magazine Street and back. We didn’t have set plans for the days and I never knew where we would end up so I dressed up enough for impromptu dinner or drinks.
This silk “wedge shirtâ€ from AYR (Bonobos’ sister company if you haven’t discovered it already), is the perfect staple layering shirt and I plan to get it in black as well. It was great and comfortable for walking around the city but still dressy enough for our evening plans. AND it’s 25% off this week with code SPRING25!
I always bring a cross-body bag for touristing in any city. My sister gave me this classic Coach one a few years ago and although they don’t make it anymore (a travesty!), this version is pretty darn close.
This whole look, in fact, has kind of become my go-to for spring: Jeans, sandals or flats, a flowy simple shirt, and statement jewelry. As I get older, I find that I’m drawn to different versions of the same pieces because I know what works for my body.
Photos by Anel Dzafic.