Top of The Rock

Posing in front of Empire State BuildingIt’s amazing how quickly you settle back into life after a holiday, don’t you think? I’m back on Californian soil after spending a long weekend in New York with Mr Ship-Shape to celebrate my birthday. It was the perfect way to see in a new year (and indeed a new decade *gulp*) and the city itself was just as good as I remember from previous visits.

On my actual birthday we managed to fit in bagels, Brooklyn, pizza and an early morning visit to the observation deck of the Rockefeller Centre, which is where these photos were taken. They’re just touristy snaps but I wanted to feature them on the blog as a reminder of how kick-ass this trip was.

Although we used the subway a few times, for the majority of the trip we walked everywhere, so I wanted to wear an outfit that could go the distance. I’m having a bit of a thing for denim at the moment so I picked this denim dress from New York for the occasion. The design is quite fitted but loose enough to hide the bagel belly I accumulated within a couple of days– result! The little fox badge is from the birthday card Mr Ship-Shape got me and I’m also wearing my favourite new Chelsea boots, which aren’t in shot because Top of The Rock on a Saturday morning = too crowded for full length photos.

I’ll be sharing more snaps from NYC soon, but in the meantime check out my Instagram to see what we got up to!

PS. I treated myself to a new ‘do before our trip so I’m a full-blown redhead again – do you like it?

Rockefeller CentreNBC Rainbow Room signPosing at the top of the rockRockefeller Centre viewDenim dress and fox badge outfitSleeping fox badgeView of the Empire State Building

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10 Comment

  1. I really need to book 6 months off work and visit the USA, yep. Totally convinced.

    1. SJ says: Reply

      Do it! x

  2. Maria says: Reply

    You look ace here and this is definitely adding to my desire to visit New York!

    Maria xxx

    1. SJ says: Reply

      Thanks Maria! If it helps flights from the UK are pretty cheap at the moment. And think of all the shopping! x

  3. Helen says: Reply

    Ooh look at you! I was there last month – this is bringing back so many happy memories (and I’m back in October too!)

    Loving the do and the denim dress – looking fab m’dear!

    1. SJ says: Reply

      Thanks Helen! Twice in one year? You lucky devil! I definitely want to go back again as there’s so much more I want to see (and eat)!

  4. Tara says: Reply

    You look so cute in that dress! Glad you had a nice birthday, looking forward to seeing more of your pics!

    1. SJ says: Reply

      Thanks lovely!

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