New York Life, Day One: Autumn Shorts

by jennine on October 13, 2010

vintage fur

We did it. Packed our stuff, shipped it out to New York, and we have arrived. Here I sit, at the hotel,  figuring out the next steps to making this New York dream come true. It’s a beautiful fall day here in the city. Which it’s strange because two weeks ago, it was still hotter than hot, and now it’s really Fall.

I purchased a 1940′s vintage fur at San Francisco boutique, Mystery Mister, in anticipation for the cold winter months coming. I left my camel hair coat at Wendy’s… still have to pick it up! It still really isn’t cold enough to really wear the new vintage find, but it’s a good time to show you that it’s time to start thinking about winter. Last year, in Chicago, I neglected to buy a decent hat until January. It was impossible to find good hats, even at Target, who smartly decided it was the best time to start selling bikinis. When it’s 15°F out!

Last week, I caved at Zara. It’s been a long, long time since I bought anything from that store. And out of boredom, and on my way to check out what JCrew, I stopped in and ended up picking up a tie-front blouse. I have a few  similar blouses like this on standby; a vintage  70′s tie front blouse, and a random 80′s button up. It’s nice to several patterned neutral blouse because they go with everything, and they add a bit of texture to any outfit.Now I have to go out and find a place to live!

Wearing: Vintage Fur Coat: Mystery Mister •  Tie Front Blouse: Zara • Cashmere Tights: Betsey Johnson • Booties: Jeffrey Campbell • Wool Shorts: Courtesy of Bird by Juicy Couture • Bag: Courtesy of Coach • Sunglasses: Prada

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{ 39 comments } Maegan October 13, 2010 at 9:39 am

oh you are soooooo brave!!!!!!!! to just pack up and move. Amazing. I hope you love it there …though I know you will. You look NYC already ;)
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jennine October 13, 2010 at 9:41 am

haha, i guess! well, i think it has to do with the fact, i’m a navy brat. dad moved us all over the place growing up, so if i have any roots at all, they’re roots on the move.

it’s kind of scary, i have to admit. but it’s going ot be a great adventure no matter what.

Craig Arend October 13, 2010 at 9:39 am

Welcome to New York!~ :)

FortyNotOut October 13, 2010 at 9:40 am

You look every inch the New York dream in that outfit lady! xx
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SweetyPW October 13, 2010 at 9:44 am

I’m sure you find a place to live in no time :) Gorgeous coat!
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Jessica October 13, 2010 at 9:44 am

Wow! I love NYC! Actually, if it weren’t for the IFB Evolving Influence conference last month, I don’t think I would have ever fallen in love with the city. The people, its style, the weather… I loved it!

Good luck in NYC! See you there one day soon.


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birdie October 13, 2010 at 9:45 am

Yay on the move! And I love the look. :)

Tami October 13, 2010 at 9:47 am

Those shorts are cute with the side buttons. Good luck with housing!
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Rachael October 13, 2010 at 9:48 am

Love this look! I’m always a big fan of shorts, tights and boots!

Good luck with the move to NYC!

ann October 13, 2010 at 10:02 am

welcome! do be in touch if you want a buddy to scout apartments with downtown or any advice esp for financial district

: ) xo
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bella vintage October 13, 2010 at 10:11 am

wow miss, i have been following you for almost 2 years and i seen you in several places! Well i have to say New York is a no brainer for you…it seems like that is where you belong! i hope next year I can go to the IFB conference, i’m anticipating it..
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Ioana October 13, 2010 at 10:15 am

You look amazing as usual, and the jacket is simply awesome. Good luck with your New York dream! I’m sure everything will turn out great :)

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Bella Q October 13, 2010 at 10:15 am

You look fabulous. New York suits you.
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PAPERFASHION October 13, 2010 at 10:17 am

Congrats on the move :) . It was a great decision, because NYC is just wonderful… ESPECIALLY in the fall!!
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Natalie October 13, 2010 at 10:35 am

I really need to get on the faux fur coat bandwagon. The new ones are so expensive — vintage is definitely the way to go. Your outfit looks so sweet and cozy!

Meilily October 13, 2010 at 10:39 am

How exciting! Good luck in NYC! It’s an amazing place and will be perfect for you!
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fashiontheorist October 13, 2010 at 10:40 am

I love the shorts and tights together!

Welcome to New York. I’m sure you’re going to have a blast living here.

Lauren October 13, 2010 at 10:58 am

Wow, congrats on the move, that’s awesome!
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Collette Osuna October 13, 2010 at 11:07 am

You look fabulous on your first day in New York!! Good for you for making the brave move:)

I’m working towards relocating there as well within the next four years….hopefully you will still be there when I arrive…..have fun!!!
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Christine October 13, 2010 at 11:08 am

You certainly look like a true New Yorker!

Wishing you health, happiness and proserity in your new hometown.

Judy October 13, 2010 at 11:36 am

cutte outfit!

Congrats on your move to NYC!
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Vyque October 13, 2010 at 12:03 pm

welcome to the east coast ;)
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jesse.anne.o October 13, 2010 at 1:47 pm

Hope you love it here!

rachel October 13, 2010 at 4:28 pm

welcome to ny! can’t wait to read about all your new adventures on the east coast :-)
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WendyB October 13, 2010 at 5:58 pm

Are these the shorts you were wearing today? I loved them.
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Kristina October 13, 2010 at 7:20 pm

Some good sites to have (besides hopstop)…

Casey October 14, 2010 at 6:08 am

How exciting you’ve moved to NYC! Every time I visit the city, it always captivates me, and I have secretly harbored a desire to live there (even for a short time) eventually…

I love your outfit-especially the fantastic fur coat! I scored a gorgeous 1940s fur jacket on Ebay last year (for a song… gotta love Ebay sometimes!) with enormous Joan Crawford shoulders. I only got to wear it once last winter (darn Florida winters!), but it is definitely a traffic stopper. ;)

♥ Casey | blog
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jim hill October 14, 2010 at 7:34 am

super gosh-darned cute miss!

Rose October 14, 2010 at 9:12 am

Well, you look great! Love the tights! Good luck with your home search!
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Dawn October 14, 2010 at 9:30 am

Well done on your move to New York. It is always invigorating to move to a new city so I’m sure you’ll find lots of doors opening and opportunities.

Love the “look” - just wish my clothes would drape upon me with such style!
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Donatella October 14, 2010 at 9:42 am

welcome to the city!!! looks like you are already all set, but f you need any help, drop me a line :) (we met at the all saints store in soho couple of weeks ago!)

Friend in Fashion October 15, 2010 at 12:41 am

Wow - how exciting! My absolute dream!!!

Luv Friend in Fashion

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Sandra @ DebutanteClothing October 15, 2010 at 11:40 am

I’m so sad we didn’t get to spend more time while you were back in California. But I am super excited for you and your new life in NY! You belong there Jennine!

Krista October 15, 2010 at 12:06 pm

Wow, congratulations on an exciting move, Jennine!
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eye4style October 16, 2010 at 6:01 pm

I had no idea that you had moved to NYC! Congrats - I hope to see you soon!
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Eura October 17, 2010 at 12:31 pm

Hi Jennine!

I’ve always wanted to go to New York. I think it’s amazing. I hope you have a great time there. :) And I think I haven’t told you but your blog inspires me. You inspire me. I also have a fashion blog but it has only been put up recently. It’s called It’s basically about the style of people in Abu Dhabi and the little things that inspire me here and there. I hope you don’t mind that I linked you up. I really believe that you are a source of inspiration, and the people of Abu Dhabi are missing a lot if they haven’t visited your blog. :)

Cheers to you and your blog! More power! :)
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TheAL October 18, 2010 at 5:17 am

Congratulations and welcome to the Big Apple! Love those tights. :-)
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StyleOnTheCouch October 20, 2010 at 9:47 am

Love this post! I’m moving from London to NYC in Dec, I’m in the process of working out how to ship everything (including my wardrobe!) and get a flat sorted too. I’ve got some good tips how to make my first days go smoothly already ;)

cate October 22, 2010 at 9:21 am

Smart move buying a vintage fur coat. I froze my first coupla years in NYC in my SF coats.

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