A Week In New York City: What To Wear

Woo-hoo, it’s NYC time! This trip is for the World Science Festival, where great minds are on hand to teach us mere mortals about cosmology, physics, biology, ecology, and beer (see below). This will be our sixth Science Festival in a row, and we always have a blast.

As well as erudite lectures, there’ll be plenty of time for (my) shopping the fabulous thrifts and consignment stores. Oh, and one of the “lectures” is about the history of beer (“Cheers To Science“) complete with samples. Last year I ate the bread and cheese of the fellow sitting next to me, so I wouldn’t get too loopy.

The weather’s predicted to be warm but not hot, so perfect for jeans, skirts, and dresses, with only a lightweight cardigan for cover. I’ll take:

  • Two pairs of jeans, one dark denim and one red. The red is surprisingly versatile.
  • Several neutral knit tops – black and white – and one colorful tee.
  • A chambray shirt – will go with everything and serve as a light jacket.
  • A knit midi dress, sleeveless and great for layering.
  • A black cardigan, for the plane if not for the city!
  • Indispensable: my most comfortable walking booties, with Birkenstock insoles.
  • A crossbody bag (I just picked up a Coach for $40 at Molly Mutt) for comfort and hands-free browsing.

Here’s a look at my travel wardrobe, and nothing says I can’t pick up a new thing or two, in the Greatest City in the World.

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Happy weekend, and stay fabulous,

Visible Monday is on its “off” week this week, so we can recharge, refresh, and prowl the thrift shops. ☺Β  We’ll be back on Monday, June 2nd (actually, the Sunday evening


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  1. That looks like a great week away wardobe – I'm looking forward to seeing you rocking those red jeans, Patti! Have a brilliant time. xxx

  2. Simplicity in packing…most of us, myself included, need a lesson in that! Beautifully done. Debbie @ ilovemylemonadelife.com

  3. Hi Pam. Have a nice trip!! My brother lives in Jersey City and see the Statue of Liberty from his condo. I haven't been there yet. Last visit to NYC was to see Cats! Let's just say it has been awhile. I love the itinerary, especially the "Science" of beer. I am not a beer drinker, but yes, yea to science, sounds like fun. I like what you packed, nice interchangable pieces, and love the Tory Burch bag. I am a light packer when I go on vacation, so this looks nice to me. Have a great time. jess xx

  4. So fun!!! If you head to Brooklyn hit up Gueros in Prospect Place for the best Mexican food and margaritas everrrrrr! Oh, and Artists & Flea!! Ughhhhh I want to go back there!

  5. Enjoy your NY trip and the Science Festival. I've never heard of it till you mentioned it and must tell my husband. He's a science guy and would be interested in happenings around that.

    Nice addition of the red printed scarf and pants. Interested to see the various ways you'll mix and match the pieces.

    Have a great Memorial Day to you and family!

    – Karen

  6. Your choices are very practical and chic. I love booties but I haven't quite figured out how to wear them with anything other than jeans.

  7. Looks like a great travel wardrobe … comfy, chic, and versatile! Can't wait to see pics from your trip. Buy something fab! πŸ™‚

  8. Oh, I'm so envious! I would love to go back to NYC and do the Science Festival and thrift shop with you, Patti! Have a blast!

  9. So ….. if you're interested, you could pop into the Fashion District and be sewing-inspired by the unbelievable array of fabric stores … don't miss Mood Fabrics (3rd floor, 225 W 37th St). So much fabric, so little time! I went on my first accompanied shopping trip last march, and it was awesome! if you're interested in other shops, please feel free to email me at tinaloudotellisonatgmaildotcom πŸ˜‰

  10. Ooh, I need me some of those walking booties! I foolishly bought a cheap pair made of fabric, not leather. In Venice over Easter, I was so grumpy becauce when it poured with rain, my shoes soaked it up like sponges! Wet feet do not a happy traveller make.

    Have lots of fun in NYC!

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