Lady Liberty, Always in Style

Today was simply beautiful! Mid 50’s and mostly sunny, and all the snow is gone.

We took advantage of the beauty and traveled on the Staten Island Ferry. It’s free! and it’s the best view of the Statue of Liberty you can get, short of the paid tours. I admit, I got choked up as I saw the  majestic statue and thought about my own great-grandparents. They came from Italy and Ireland in the early 1900’s, with no money or connections. They were “processed” through Ellis Island and set out to make new, better lives. I am so grateful to them for their courage.

Later we walked through Soho, and window-shopped. You know my heart leaped at the sight of a Designer Resale Shop. But alas, my friends, is was not to be for me: the least expensive items were silk scarves for $125. Some purses were $900 and up. Not my usual resale comfort zone!

Beautiful things, but too pricey for me

I did have a chance to chat up a friendly statue outside a jewelry store. That’s the vintage velvet maxi skirt I bought in the East Village last week – I can’t seem to stop wearing it. Do you ever get OCD with clothing that way?

His colors go with my colors . . .

Tonight is Halloween. I admit I had a bit of anxiety about the annual Village Halloween parade, which passes right outside our apartment. About 40,000 people participate! I found a cozy pub and enjoyed the parade the way middle-aged people do — from a safe distance  : >

Happy Halloween!

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  1. You look great I so want to come to New York we may be visiting next year and I cannot wait xx

  2. What a wonderful trip!  I rode the Staten Island Ferry on my first trip to NYC, on my 16th birthday.  Would love to go back and see the Immigration Museum.  And the Halloween parade sounds like a blast!  I would definitely enjoy seeing that…. through the windows, away from the crowds….glass of wine in hand.

  3. looks like a really wonderful trip. 40 000 people parade sounds daunting. But should be spectacular to watch

  4. Your skirt and boots look gorgeous together, keep wearing them!  Your pictures are great.  The only time I was ever in NYC was when they were restoring the Statue of Liberty so I could only see if from behind the scaffolding–but  guess where I was watching it from? Windows on the World Restaurant on the 107th floor of the World Trade Center…

  5. Glad you had a nice day.  I've been on the SI Ferry several times — it's the best bargain in town.  And I've been to the Halloween Parade a few times, too.  This year, I watched it on TV (Channel 11).

  6. Oh, what's Fashion Hunters, Deb? This store was really high-end, so it could def be on a TV show. I forgot to mention they even have a doorman — not a common sight at resale shops  : >  thanks for your kind words.

  7. Is that Second Chance the one that is featured on Fashion Hunters?
    Love the velvet skirt and yes, I am OCD about things like that. You look so lovely in the picture, happiness radiates from your smile.
    I would love to see Lady Liberty.

  8. Love your outfit Patti and yip, when I get something that is just super comfy and pretty then I find it pops up weekly 🙂

  9. I do the same thing when I find a piece of clothing that I love. I'll wear it every day for two weeks straight. Then I'll retire it back into 'normal wear'. That Halloween parade sounds amazing, I hope you took photos!

  10. Patti, how are you? You look wonderful.   Great post.  I enjoyed this read about your  great  grandparents.  Love the skirt and the jacket together…and you do match mr. statue so perfectly.  Dawn Suitcase Vignettes xo

  11. Your trip just keeps getting better and better! You are making every second count, and looking GOOD doing it! The skirt is a gorgeous color – I'd pictured navy for some reason and this bright color is just delidious. Might have to find myself a length of velvet.

  12. $125 for a scarf? That's crazy!  It sounds like you are having a great time.  You look cute next to the knight.  Love the skirt, no wonder you want to wear it all the time!

  13. That skirt is really a fabulous find! I can't fault you at all for wanting to wear it every day.  I'm so envious that you're enjoying a lovely New York autumn day. Other than the freak snowstorm, autumn in NY is so wonderful.

  14. sounds like you are having a great time! too bad on the resale shop. But I bet there's a lot more where that one came from! 🙂

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