The Ritz Central Park

Hair Cut

Topshop dress, Milly bag (on sale!), similar vest, Topshop flats

When I was growing up, my family would make yearly trips to New York City. Being from a small town in New Hampshire, I felt pretty cool heading into the big city. We would always hit up a Yankee game, Broadway play, and tea at the Plaza. We always stayed at The Ritz Carlton Central Park which I thought was the fanciest place on earth…and still do. To this day, we come to the lobby bar for their Mediterranean martini on my dad’s birthday every year.

To be able to stay here again as an adult with my husband was incredibly special and brought back so many good memories. I had to be in the city for a few fashion week events (most of which I ended up skipping… oops!) so I thought we could make a romantic night out of it. We had a beautiful park-view room that felt oh so glamorous.

To kick off our bougie little evening, we had cocktails in the lobby bar, and swapped out our usual martinis to try the “Central Park”, a new cocktail created by their legendary bartender Norman Buzkofzer. He was apparently inspired by the hotel’s new signature scent reminiscent of the floral notes and green essence of the park across the street, also called…wait for it… Central Park. It’s made with acai vodka, Hendricks gin, and St. Germain and is the perfect mix of herbal and not-too-sweet.

We then headed to a date night at one of our favorite spots on the Upper East Side followed by movie watching in the most luxuriously comfortable bed.

Oh and I chopped off five inches of my hair and went a few shades lighter on a whim thanks to Lyndsay at Bumble and Bumble and I LOVE it! What do you think of the shorter locks? I rocked it with my new favorite striped dress (under $100!) that feels like a sweatshirt.

The Ritz Carlton

Cute Striped Dressl

Central Park

Ritz Bed

Striped Dress Leopard Bag

Central Park View

The Ritz Carlton Central Park

Roses and Stripes

Thank you to The Ritz Carlton Central Park for providing us with a beautiful room!

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  1. Ellen said:

    I love this outfit (hello, striped dress), but I LOVE your new haircut even more. Makes me want to cut my hair!

    Ellen | A Pop of Pink

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  2. Angela Scibilia said:

    Your outfit is perfection and your new haircut is amazing! I love it!


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  3. Liv said:

    Love the leopard and stripe combo.


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  4. What a fun date night! Lucky you! The Ritz looks amazing and I’m loving your new hair style. It’s fun to switch it up and rock a new look 🙂

    Taffeta & Tulips

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  5. Alyssa Thomas said:

    Gorgeous look! I want to try this at work!

    Alyssa | Glitter and Grey

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  6. YES to your new ‘do! I cut mine off months ago and haven’t looked back…it’s so easy! I need to get to New York one of these days to experience the city for myself 🙂

    26 and Not Counting

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  7. Ooo great cut! I got a similar chop last month, twinsies!

    Kristina does the Internets

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  8. Shira said:

    Love how you layered the stripes and the flats are so good too! Yourhaircut looks geat on you!

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  9. Aubrey said:

    I love the neutral shoes! They are super cute for fall!

    xx. The Coastal Confidence

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  10. Hannah said:

    I think your hair looks fab! Love the lighter color. 🙂

    xx Hannah //

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  11. Helen Brodigan said:

    Hi Julia. I love the new hair & the stripe dress. Unfortunately the link to the topshop website doesn’t return anything & I can’t find it on their website. Any ideas how I might find it-it’s darling!

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  12. Katie said:

    I love your new hair!


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  13. Paola Blanc said:

    I love the new hair, the dress and the hotel!

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