Style Challenge; Kendra Thornton in NYC

I was recently contacted by travel expert, Kendra Thornton (featured on shows such as, Tyra Banks and Nate Berkus), who asked if I’d like to participate in her upcoming “Kendra’s Night Out Challenge” in NYC.  A night out in NYC you say?! Hell yeah.  I’ve been on nights out in NYC, and I loved it!

Kendra sent these details over, explaining her night out in New York City.  Jealous, much?!

Kendra Fashion New York

As Kendra’s Fashion Challenge rolls out, I’m looking for the perfect outfit to wear for an evening of wine and fine dining at The Standard High Line Hotel in New York City. NYC has many classic locations, but with its downtown views and its touch of lower-Manhattan hipness, the High Line is going to be a place right out of a dream of what New York can be. In fact, with the right outfit, I’m sure the evening will be perfectly magical. New York City is a place that has always captivated my imagination, and I’m hoping that the peak of my trip there will create memories to treasure. With its beautifully angular modern construction and skyline views, the Standard High Line will certainly be a place to see and be seen, and I’m sure it will live up to my expectations.

Looking at all the various menus available at the High Line, I’m struck by the many choices I’ll have to make my evening perfect. A site of classic American elegance, the Standard Grill has certainly piqued my interest. With its otherworldly bar and grill look, wonderful seafood created with a touch of Italian fine-dining in mind, the Standard Grill seems to set the tone with old world charm, and I’m certainly enthusiastic about the late-night menu (oysters and champagne sound lovely!). The Grill seems like the type of place you’d have once found Cary Grant or Audrey Hepburn having a great meal. Then again, this is New York, and I’d love to get some nighttime city views in while I’m here. With its small plates, excellent drinks, and gorgeous city views, the Top of the Standard looks like a great opportunity to grab a cocktail, take in the scenery, and listen to a top jazz band. For a more high-tempo experience, I’m tempted to make a stop by Le Bain, the hotel’s discotheque and official dance spot, to hear a few world-class DJs and really allow myself to fall in love with the city’s kinetic pace. To say that I’m excited to show off my outfit on a classic New York night, with dancing and a sophisticated atmosphere, is an understatement: I’m absolutely thrilled.

As a classic American metropolis, New York City has charms like no other place. With help creating an itinerary with the experts of Gogobot, planning my dream trip was stress-free and dreamlike. Whether you’re taking in a Broadway show, sampling the nightlife, or booking a spot at a luxurious hotel in New York, having the right outfit can make your trip perfect.

This is my chosen outfit.

Kendra Thornton's NYC Style Challenge

1// Zara Playsuit 2// Topshop Blazer 3// Mulberry Bracelet 4// Coach Clutch 5// Loeffler Randal Sandal

Did you read what she wants to do in one night?! As tempting as it was to find a dress in the style of Audrey Hepburn, realistically Kendra needs an adaptable outfit for the evening events.  And well, I’m also just a little bit in love with playsuits at the moment.  They are effortlessly easy to wear and transitional enough when going from place to place.  The blazer is a wardrobe staple and offers a sophisticated look for the start of the evening, ready to be whipped off when dancing the night away!  The cuff bracelet compliments the top bar of the sandals.

I am so jealous Kendra that you are off to the big apple.  I know you’ll have an amazing time.  As Mamas we all need some Big Girl Time.  If you find my heart there, don’t worry about sending it to me- hopefully I’ll be back soon enough!