When I first moved to Long Island City in 2010, the waterfront was under development. At that time, Gantry Plaza State Park was small enough to walk around in 15 minutes. Years went by, and this park kept expanding along the waterfront. Now it’s a beautiful 12-acre state park that the neighborhood loves.
Zero + Maria Cornejo dolman sleeves open front cardigan (size S, thrifted from TheRealReal).
This grey cardigan is made from silk and cotton. Zero + Maria Cornejo is a luxury ethical brand. If you love their designs but can’t afford the full price, find them at a deep discount from TheRealReal.
Take a walk in the beautiful Gantry Plaza State Park at sunset. At the end of the summer, put on a light weight cardigan for just a bit more warmth while anticipating the fall.
Eileen Fisher Sign Two-piece sandal (size 5, fit slightly long).
I got these sandals from NordstromRack at a clearance price. I’m usually a size 5.5, but these fit me very well in size 5.
Since this style is last season and can be hard to get, check out some current styles I like from Eileen Fisher:
Threads 4 Thought Cooper Striped Tee (size XS, loose fit).
Made from organic cotton and recycled polyester, this tee is soft and comfortable. Slightly cropped length is also very petite-friendly.
Rebecca Minkoff Lucy Leather Belt Bag (size S).
Go hands-free in this trendy round shape belt bag. It’s perfect for carrying just the essentials. Small bags help me to minimize what I bring with me everyday.
This is the first belt bag that I’ve ever owned. It took me a few days to get used to having some weight on the hips. If that’s a concern to you, I’d suggest choosing fabric instead of leather or faux leather for your belt bags. However once adjusted, belt bags are so convenient that you may get addicted to, and wonder why you’ve never tried this before.
Levi’s Orange Tab Shorts (size 26, old)
A pair of sturdy and classic denim shorts will never go out of style. I love the high-waisted cut and the button fly design.
If you haven’t, check out Levi’s Waterless collection. It is an eco-conscious denim collection that uses less water than regular denim. One note is that Levi’s sizings are not very consistent. I have 24, 25 and 26 from them depending on the style.
Thank you very much for reading. I hope you find beautiful fashion pieces to easily transition into the fall, and I’ll see you next week on the blog.