Thinking of Spring on the Brooklyn Bridge

With the temperatures here in NYC fluctuating between 28 and 60 degrees fahrenheit {it has more mood swings than a teenager, I know}, spring has been on my mind. Back in Minnesota, we used to call 32 degrees “spring,” because it would stay about that temperature from the end of February until the end of April. 32 degrees feels like spring when you’re used to -2o to -30 degree temperatures in the winter, trust me. I picked up this dress a while ago, and I’ve been dying to wear it ever since. After waiting so long to wear it, somehow I believed that 35 degree weather for a photoshoot on top of the windy Brooklyn Bridge was the time to do it. I would try explaining why to you, but I really can’t, because I was frozen to the core the entire time! I think NYC’s turned me soft, 35 degrees is shorts weather back in MN {kidding…kind of 😉 }!

 

Earrings

 

The skirt is gathered, but it does still have some volume to it. This lets the dress move when the wind blows {or if you just want to twirl around in it like I am}. The earrings I’m wearing are a simple crystal stud. They’re a little big, but not obnoxiously large, which makes them the ideal size for adding the right amount of sparkle to accent the look!

 

It was a special moment for me to have to have the first time wearing it be on the Brooklyn Bridge. I bought this dress my second trip to NYC, over one and a half years ago. I got it from the Necessary Clothing store in SoHo {we don’t have Necessary in MN}. I took it back home with me to MN, but never had the opportunity to wear it! I guess it was just meant to be for NYC. 🙂 Luckily this dress found it’s way back when I packed it up to move to the City!

 

Dress {very similar}

 

I’m absolutely in love with the floral print of it. The pinks and purples make this a wonderful dress to wear to a spring or summer wedding, or for a nice dinner {especially by some sort of waterfront}!

 

This is 100% my “Sex and the City” moment. I don’t know why, but it just feels right.

 

I paired the dress with classic nude pumps to keep the dress at the focus of the outfit. The heels give me the little boost I need to make the dress hem perfect, not too long or too short. I can’t say I’d recommend wearing stilettos on the Brooklyn Bridge, however. The gaps between those wooden planks make it difficult to walk! I had to keep my weight on my toes to keep my heels from getting stuck.

 

 

I went to NYC a few times before moving here and I’ve been living here for six months, but I hadn’t gone to the Brooklyn Bridge before this shoot! It’s truly gorgeous, the architecture is stunning. Apart from that, it offers a wonderful view of the World Trade Center and the Manhattan skyline from Brooklyn. The bridge is only just over 1.1 miles long. This makes it the perfect length for a walk or run. Keep in mind that the bridge is a tourist attraction, so it does get crazy at times. Try going in the morning on weekdays to have the best chance at avoiding traffic! My photographer, the wonderful Simeon Lee, and I were there on a Saturday just before noon, and it was still really busy despite the temperature. I highly recommend walking, running, or cycling {if you’re brave} it when the weather is warmer! The bridge is high up, so the wind can get fairly brutal.

Coat | I told you it was cold and windy. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Clearly this is the best look I’ve ever styled. 😂

Even if you decide that one way walking the bridge is enough, you can always take the subway back to the borough you came from. There’s subway stations close to both ends of the bridge. You can also use this link to get 30% off all your Juno rides in the city for two weeks {then 20% off the two weeks after that, then 10% off} if you prefer to take a car. Juno is the rideshare service available in NYC that uses nearly the exact same drivers Uber does, however treats both their drivers and their riders much better than the larger rideshare services. Juno pays their drivers more and charges their riders less! I’m not getting paid to say this, I just genuinely use Juno all the time and absolutely love it! You can read my full comparison between Uber, Lyft, Juno, and Via in NYC by clicking here.

 

I’ve linked everything I’ve wearing in this post below!

 

xx,

E

 

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18 Comments

  1. February 2, 2018 / 11:19 am

    I love the dress and how you have described the bridge. I have been to NYC a couple times but not seen the bride yet.

    • Eva Phan
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      February 7, 2018 / 5:19 pm

      Thank you Juhita! Next time you’re in NYC, I highly recommend checking it out!

    • Eva Phan
      Author
      February 7, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      Yesss all the spring florals! 🙌🏻

    • Eva Phan
      Author
      February 7, 2018 / 5:18 pm

      Thanks Chloe! Me too, my spring florals have been taunting me from my closet!

  2. February 2, 2018 / 6:47 pm

    your dress is is giving me all the spring feels! so cute!

    • Eva Phan
      Author
      February 7, 2018 / 5:17 pm

      Thanks Corretta! 🙂 If only it felt like spring when I was shooting these photos! 😂

  3. February 3, 2018 / 3:55 am

    Lovely post. I’ve only visited New York once but I can’t wait to go back, and will add ‘a walk along Brooklyn Bridge’ to the list of things to do! Gorgeous dress and great pics!

    • Eva Phan
      Author
      February 7, 2018 / 5:17 pm

      Thanks Keri! Definitely worth walking across for the views {just don’t be like me and go when it’s cold, the Bridge would be perfect in the spring}! If you’re ever looking for more NYC ideas, I’ve got a few more travel guides for NYC under my “Travel” category in “Destinations!”

  4. February 4, 2018 / 4:40 pm

    Ahhhh I love New York! Your photos are gorgeous and that dress!!!!

    • Eva Phan
      Author
      February 7, 2018 / 5:14 pm

      Thank you so much Ayron! NYC is one of my favorite cities in the world, living here is such a dream! ☺️

    • Eva Phan
      Author
      February 7, 2018 / 5:14 pm

      Aww thank you! Me too!

  5. February 4, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    What a beautiful dress and a fabulous backdrop! Like you, I’m so ready for spring, and over the up and down temps!

    • Eva Phan
      Author
      February 7, 2018 / 5:14 pm

      Thanks Polly! Same here, I’m ready for warmer days!

  6. February 4, 2018 / 7:14 pm

    What beautiful photos!

    • Eva Phan
      Author
      February 7, 2018 / 5:13 pm

      Thank you so much, Candice! 🙂

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