Red Suede Dress in Central Park

What’s the first thing you do when you go to a new city?

In New York, I put my little red suede dress on and headed to Central Park. I wanted to spend the first day getting all the super touristy things out of the way because:
a. They’re conveniently located close to each other
b. We’d be able to spend more time exploring the different neighbourhoods later in the week
c. I was curious to finally see all the famous landmarks

Tourism is a strange thing. These days it’s the dream to travel as much as possible. The “jet-set life” is constantly glorified on social media. But once you’re at the destination, tourists always seem to have a bad rep. Most people’s goal is to blend in as much as possible. Our Lyft driver even gave us tips on how to look like locals on our way from the airport.

But really, what’s so bad about being a tourist? It just means you’re someone that has the opportunity to discover a new place. I know touristy places tend to be crowded and noisy, but they’re popular for a reason. I think it’s nice to see a blend of famous landmarks and local spots when travelling. Even though I preferred the less touristy areas in New York, I would have regretted it if I skipped out on all the famous places.

Tbh Central Park was probably my least favourite part of New York. There’s nothing wrong with it; it has plenty of nice bridges/plazas, and it was cool to see places I’d seen on TV/movies (so many Gossip Girl spots!). But apart from that it’s just a really big park. New York excels a lot more in the architecture/night life/fashion/art departments. Also I’m pretty spoiled up here in Canada when it comes to parks. Nature is what we do.

After doing a loop in the park we walked down 5th avenue to Rockefeller Plaza and then Times Square.

All of those places were really crowded so after we decided to go to some quieter spots: Bryant Park/New York Library and Grand Central Station. Those are all in the same area as the Chrysler Building, which I decided is my favourite in the city. By then the sun was beginning to set and we were too tired to do anything (we had flown in the night before on a red-eye and barely got any sleep). We ended our night with our first of many pizzas and a walk home via the Flatiron Building.

I’m wearing…
DRESS: GOLDIE LONDON | SNEAKERS: SKECHERS | SUNGLASSES: STRADIVARIUS

43 Comments

    1. Maria 04/07/2017 at 17:55

      Thanks Paola xx

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    1. Maria 04/07/2017 at 17:55

      Thank youu! Central Park is nice xx

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    1. Maria 04/07/2017 at 17:59

      I hope you do! It’s amazing. Thank you x

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  1. Nikki Living Life 04/07/2017 at 09:28

    NYC is such an amazing city to explore and although I’ve been there so many times I still like seeing all the touristy places as well. Thank you for sharing all your great travel tips. You look amazing in the red suede dress!!! Have a great day beauty.

    Xx
    Nikki
    http://www.nikkilivinglife.com

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    1. Maria 04/07/2017 at 18:00

      Agreed! I still like seeing the touristy spots in my own city haha. Thank you xx

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    1. Maria 04/07/2017 at 18:00

      It is! I hope I can go back soon x

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  2. amely rose 05/07/2017 at 00:34

    Suede is definetly one of my favorite materials, sadly I only have suede boots and skirts.
    Your Dress is AMAZING! I love the Color and t suits you perfectly.
    And I am so glad you enjoyed the City, I wish to visit NYC one day, too.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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    1. Maria 07/07/2017 at 16:44

      It’s one of mine too, it feels and looks so good. I don’t have a suede skirt but I’d love to get one! I have suede everything else though lol. I hope you can visit one day!
      x

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    1. Maria 05/07/2017 at 18:57

      Aw thanks Nicki x

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  3. Mattie Looks 05/07/2017 at 01:14

    So jelly! I’ve never been to New York. I hope to visit soon. You took amazing shots btw! What camera do you use?

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    1. Maria 05/07/2017 at 18:58

      Thanks! It’s a Nikon D5100. Hope you get to visit too x

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    1. Maria 05/07/2017 at 18:59

      Thanks Monica x

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  4. Danielle McIntyre 05/07/2017 at 06:34

    Sounds like you had an amazing trip, gorgeous photos. I agree with Central Park not being anything amazing as a fellow Canadian. It is awesome to recognize landmarks and feel like you know your way around NYC a little bit by the time you leave!

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    1. Maria 05/07/2017 at 19:00

      Thanks, it was a great trip! Haha I’m glad you understand, I told an American friend how I felt about Central Park and she seemed kind of shocked.

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  5. Christina Gliati 05/07/2017 at 07:35

    Of course you had to see these places, otherwise it would not be a trip to NY! And indeed the Chrysler building must be the best! The red dress goes perfectly with the sneakers. Kisses!

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    1. Maria 05/07/2017 at 19:01

      Exactly! Thanks Christina x

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  6. Atsuna Matsui 05/07/2017 at 21:31

    You look so cute in your red little dress, exploring the city of New York. It matches so well with your red hair too!

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    1. Maria 07/07/2017 at 16:39

      Thanks! I was a bit worried it was too much but I think the pink & red complement each other.

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  7. Colleen Welsch 06/07/2017 at 06:50

    I love that dress! You look great in red. I think coming from Canada, it makes sense that you’re not impressed by Central Park. When I lived in Ohio and went to New York, I didn’t know what the big deal was. But now that I’m in LA I’m like I WISH we had a park like that!

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    1. Maria 07/07/2017 at 16:40

      Thank you! Haha never been to Ohio but I’m glad you get me. LA has really beautiful beaches and all those cool palm trees though, so you’re lucky πŸ™‚

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    1. Maria 07/07/2017 at 16:41

      Thanks Lindsey x

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  8. Radi 07/07/2017 at 09:44

    I totally agree, there’s nothing wrong with being a tourist and looking like one. That makes the trip even more fun.
    Beautiful dress. Perfect with sneakers for exploring.

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    1. Maria 07/07/2017 at 16:42

      Thanks! They’re my comfiest sneakers so I had to bring them. They have memory foam soles, it’s like walking on a cloud.

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  9. Nevena Krstic 09/07/2017 at 06:35

    Your dress is so cute! It looks lovely on you πŸ™‚ xx

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    1. Maria 10/07/2017 at 17:28

      Thank you! πŸ™‚

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    1. Maria 10/07/2017 at 17:28

      Thank you! You too x

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    1. Maria 12/07/2017 at 17:37

      Thanks! It actually got pretty chilly at times so I always had my biker jacket with me.

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  10. HsinWei 11/07/2017 at 18:22

    this is such a cute dress! I want a top just like the top of this dress. New York looks even more charming now than it used to be!! I really miss it!!

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    1. Maria 12/07/2017 at 17:43

      Thank you! It would make a cute top too.

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