Shorts and pom poms in New York City!

Our recent trip to New York was the most amazing experience for the both of us. Our lovely Flossie finished her GCSE’s on Thursday afternoon and by 9am on Friday we were heading over the Atlantic. She relished the plane journey where she could sit and, for the first time in months, not do any work. I relished the peace and the fact that I didn’t have young children in tow! 

When it came to packing, I stuck to an almost neutral colour palette of black, navy, white and cream. Any colour came in the form of nails and friendship bracelets. It worked so well that I will be replicating it on our summer holiday next month. 

Over the next few days I will share a few outfit shots from our trip. Hopefully I won’t irritate everyone to death in doing so! 

This was my first photo on US soil, whilst waiting to go through immigration. I travelled both there and back in my Topshop boiler suit (£65) and it was perfect (despite what people think about “going to the loo” type issues!) I also wore these Aldo Draedia shoes, now £25 in the sale, and my new M&S Collection bag (which still doesn’t appear to be online), went everywhere with me. It was the perfect size for our map, my star clutch which had money, credit cards etc in it, suntan lotion, wipes, plasters, sunglasses and a denim shirt in the back pocket – just in case! I would thoroughly recommend it for anyone vaguely tempted.

Before I went away, I had my legs sprayed to make them a lesser shade of Persil white. Having said that, I have a feeling that most of it was deposited on the bathroom floor of our hotel when I got changed after arriving. Nice!

The pom pom embroidered tee from Topshop (sorry, can’t find that online either) that I am wearing, arrived just in time and I’m pleased that I made the effort to go into town to collect it before going away. The scalloped shorts were from GAP last summer and you can find similar here

Unbelievably, given the temperature by the time that we left, it was actually quite chilly on the first day, so this Jigsaw pom pom scarf (£59) came in really handy. I think that I was killing time here in Victoria’s Secrets whilst someone was trying bikinis on. Given how many pom poms I was wearing, I gave some thought to the collective noun for pom poms. I wondered whether a “dangle” of pom poms might work?

Later in the week, after one or two (OK about five), trips to J.Crew, I bought this striped top (£47 in the UK).

More about the pink sandals in my next post!

However for now, I’ll leave you with a picture of one of my favourite sights – right from the top of the Empire States Building. It’s just stunning – and terrifying – up there.


  1. Sun lover
    June 25, 2015 / 8:29 pm

    Hi Beth New York looks great, lovinging the Pom poms too ! In your last post you're in a topshop skirt, is it current as I can't find it online ?

    • StyleGuile
      June 26, 2015 / 9:29 pm

      Hi Sun Lover! No the skirt was from last year I'm afraid. I didn't get around to wearing it so I thought that I had better make use of it this year. M&S Limited had a similar midi chambray one with buttons up the front which is nice. x

  2. Pippa McNee
    June 26, 2015 / 6:53 pm

    Dear Beth what a lovely thing to do, am making a mental note for 6 years time! How did you find the currency rates especially with J Crew – I always think we get a raw deal. Love the white bag- congrats to Flossie on finishing the exams I'm sure celebratory shipping will be replicated in August! Pippa

    • StyleGuile
      June 26, 2015 / 9:32 pm

      Hi Pippa, ah thank you so much. It felt really decadent to go away but then I concluded that life is so short and we did have an amazing time – I would thoroughly recommend it for 6 years time! J. Crew was so much cheaper – dollars for pounds really. The exchange rate is really good at the moment and the things in their sale were really reasonable. x

  3. schoolgatestyle
    June 26, 2015 / 8:24 pm

    Oh I love NYC – such a fab city. How great that you got to share the visit with your daughter…great memories created. Looking forward to the remainder of your updates. Ax

    • StyleGuile
      June 26, 2015 / 9:33 pm

      Hi Avril, ah bless you – you went not too long ago didn't you? Yes, magical memories for sure. x

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