Brooklyn Baby: Red Silk Cami & Lace-Up Skirt

Here’s the second set of photos from New York! This was the day we spent exploring Brooklyn. I was curious to visit after looking at it across the water all week (it was our second last day). The sun finally came out after a few gloomy days so I wore my red silk cami & lace-up skirt.

Brooklyn was more residential than I expected. I think it’s the kind of place you need to go with a local so they can show you all the gems. Regardless I enjoyed it. I prefer Manhattan but Brooklyn is calmer and still has a bunch of cool spots. We took the most photos on this day and it was hard for me to narrow them down, so I kept a lot. Whatever. Memories are all we have, right?

Brooklyn Bridge

We went from bridge to bridge as we were staying right beside the Williamsburg Bridge, but started from the iconic Brooklyn Bridge so we could make a loop home. Fun fact: I got in trouble for the first picture (no sitting on the bridge I guess) but I think it was worth it. And yes it was shaky AF.

The bridge is beautiful and offers amazing views of Manhattan, but it’s super crowded. I’m surprised at how clear some of these shots appear. We went around noon though. I’m sure if you go early it’s quieter and easier to avoid photo-bombers. Here’s how it actually was for most of the crossing:


After we crossed the bridge we went to that iconic street where all the bloggers shoot (Washington St). I felt a bit basic but it is an amazing backdrop. Kind of like the LACMA in LA. Btw it’s basically right beside the bridge so you don’t need to waste your data to find it like I did. You can see the red buildings once you get to the end of the bridge.

Next we met up with a friend from Vancouver who was also in town. We went to a traditional diner – complete with red booths and photos of celebrities all over the walls – for some authentic New York cheesecake. It was so sweet and rich none of us could finish. We ordered two slices to split but one slice would have been more than enough.


This was not the diner, it’s a random mural that we liked (because dinosaurs & cupcakes).

After eating we Lyfted over to Williamsburg. We drove through an orthodox Jew neighbourhood and it was like being in another country. Literally every person we saw was dressed traditionally, I’d never seen anything like it. We got out closer to the bridge, where it turned back into a bunch of cafes/bars and shops. Before crossing back into Manhattan we stopped by the waterfront.

Williamsburg Bridge

Finally we made our way to the Williamsburg Bridge. It’s more industrial and the views aren’t quite as nice as the Brooklyn Bridge, but it’s A LOT calmer. It seems like more locals use it because there were more joggers/cyclists on it than obvious tourists.

Chelsea High Line

Once we were back in Manhattan our friend’s boyfriend joined us and we went to the Chelsea High Line. We had actually been there the day before but it was raining and we didn’t make it far. Coming back here during golden hour on a clear day was much nicer. We went back to Brooklyn to watch the sunset from the rooftop of the building where our friend’s boyfriend used to live, and finished the night with dinner back in the Lower East Side.

If you’ve been to New York do you prefer Brooklyn or Manhattan?




  • Sandra - More Style Than Fashion

    Super cool pictures and look!

    x Sandra

  • Paola Lauretano

    Great pics and I love your layering!
    Kisses, Paola.

    • Maria

      Thank you Paola xx

  • Maray

    Beautiful pics!!! Great place 🙂

  • Nataliya

    Sounds like you had a super fun trip. 🙂 You actually wound up right by where I used to live and where my family still lives! The waterfront Williamsburg area where the ferry stops (North 5th and Kent) is where I still go to visit my parents hehe. And I totally used to walk home over the Williamsburg Bridge from work!

    • Maria

      It was, I miss it! Oh cool, that seems like a nice neighborhood to live in 🙂 And a good walk home too!

  • Gil Zetbase

    Amazing photo!
    Have a nice day!
    Gil Zetbase

  • Paola Lauretano

    Happy Friday fashionable girl!
    Kisses, Paola.

  • Eleine

    So cute!

  • Radi

    The silk cami makes this look super cute. Also, loving the lace up skirt.

    • Maria

      Thanks! I love silk camis. So comfy but they make everything look good.

  • Jessi Malay

    Love that skirt girl, and glad you’re enjoying NY<3 Have an awesome weekend!

    XO, Jessi

    • Maria

      Thanks Jessi, you too!

  • Batsheva

    I AM SO UBER JEALOUS RIGHT NOW I CAN’T EVEN BREATHE. THESE PHOTOS ARE STUNNINGGGGGGG!!!!!!!!! You first of all, look beautiful in all of these photographs– and second of all– you went to all of the places that were on my travel bucket list in one day– when I couldn’t even get to them in one year. Oh well- I’m going back for a week at the end of summer. I’ll have to do it then. Man, we should have gone to brooklyn. I could have shown you clllllll the spots. Even so, I like Manhattan a lot better. Though Brooklyn has a great grungy vibe. AND YO! THATS KIRRIL! He looks so cute in blog form.

    • Maria

      Thank youuu! To be fair you had to go to work during that year whereas I had a strict tourist agenda lol. I did prefer Manhattan as well but Brooklyn has so many pretty spots. It is! Our friend was kind enough to offer to take our picture because it doesn’t happen very often and selfies are quite difficult with the height difference. I hope you cross everything off your bucket list when you go back!

  • Deasy

    Looks like you had an adventurous day in Brooklyn! I’ve been to NY twice but never had the chance to venture out of Manhattan to Brooklyn. I’d love to visit the Brooklyn Bridge.

    • Maria

      If you do try to go early and avoid crowds, unlike me lol. Brooklyn has great views of Manhattan.

  • Nicola

    Amazing pictures and I am so in love with your skirt! It looks extremely good on you and fitted perfect to all locations! Well done 🙂
    xx Nicki

    • Maria

      Aw thank you! I originally wanted to wear it for another outfit but I’m glad I chose this one. I think they both turned out better.

  • Marian

    Perfect outfit, I love your hair.
    Have a happy Monday.

    • Maria

      Thank you! You too 🙂

  • Jessica

    I am loving the edgy and sexy vibe of this look! That skirt is gorgeous!

    Jessica |

    • Maria

      Thank you Jessica xx

  • sonia // daring coco

    We didn’t have the greatest experience in Brooklyn when we went years ago. We ended up stranded after cabbing it in hahaha. Easy to get into Brooklyn but hard to get out because there’s no cabs driving around! It wasn’t fun at all but after all these years I do feel like I need to give this part of town a go.


    • Maria

      Aw that’s a shame 🙁 It was one of the only places we Lyfted around and we never had to wait long. I’m so obsessed with Lyft/Uber when I travel because it’s banned in Vancouver lol. Hope you have a better time if you go back x


    love the layering x

  • Annie lewis

    Pretty photos !! This outfit is so cool !! And your hair is very beautiful !!

  • Mimi

    I loved the combination of a silk top and a t-shirt! You look really good! Im a petite fashionista and I love getting tips from your site! Sending love


    • Maria

      Thanks! It’s something I started doing at work to make the camis more work-appropriate but I really like it, it’s like a whole new top. I’ll check out your site now, I’m sure I’ll get some great tips too 🙂

  • Colleen Welsch

    I’ve actually never been to Brooklyn before. I’m afraid that if I go, I’ll fall in love with it! These are amazing shots! So cool with the city in the background

    • Maria

      You should go! It feels a lot less hectic than Manhattan but still has all the great views. Thank you 🙂

  • Neguine

    Girl I am so so jealous right now. Your pictures look amazing and I am more and more in love everytime with your hair. It just looks so so cool. Love you always

    • Maria

      Thank youu! The pink’s almost all gone now 🙁

  • Emma Ami

    Love these photos! I’ve always wanted to visit New York. The outfit is so cool and goes perfectly with your hair.

    • Maria

      Thank you! You should visit 🙂

  • HsinWei

    strangely I have never been to Brooklyn 😛 love all the photos!! hmmm now I really must go to NYC again! beautiful and cool style again. I always want to try that cami + T style.

    • Maria

      Thank you! I started wearing it to be more appropriate at work but I really like the look, it makes the cami look so different. You should visit again and go to Brooklyn! Or at least across a bridge.