Topshop Boutique Dress | The Style Scribe

Topshop Boutique Dress | The Style Scribe

Topshop Boutique Dress | The Style Scribe

Topshop Boutique Dress | The Style Scribe

Topshop Boutique Dress | The Style Scribe

I’ve only been back in Dallas for a few days, but I have to admit I’m already missing New York. There’s something about that big, crazy city that makes me feel alive and ready for anything. There’s endless inspiration to digest for the blog, fun meetings and plans with friends, and countless restaurants and shops to explore. It’s hard to come back to a city you’re so used to and expect to continue to be inspired and invigorated by it, however everyone I know who lives in New York never seems to have that issue. I’ve been in Dallas since 2005 (with a short layover in Houston back in parts of 2010/2011) and it feels like it’s time for a change. Anyone else struggle with this? It could be because of my desire to travel the world that keeps me feeling ADD about my current location, but honestly, I may just be bored.

While I’m not planning to relocate right this moment, it’s definitely on my mind more these days. My travel plans of late have transformed from short weekend trips to weeks-long extended visits, simply so I can be somewhere else for awhile. Next month I’m going to Austin for about two weeks to celebrate the 4th of July and my birthday the following weekend, and after that I’ll be heading back to California for the annual family trip to San Diego. Then comes New York again for fashion week all over again! I’m considering sub-leasing a place up there for all of September (and perhaps October, too) so I can quench my thirst of that city for a while. Anyway, I guess I’m just in a New York state of mind!

These photos were taken on my friend Sarah‘s rooftop terrace in the West Village – isn’t it stunning? The perfect New York City backdrop. I picked up this dress at Topshop a couple weeks ago (not yet available online, but love this similar dress) – it’s definitely my color, and it is perfectly matchy-matchy with my Alexander Wang sandals (which are now on sale!). You’re probably already sick of these Illesteva sunglasses – I can’t stop wearing them! They’re the ideal summer sunnies with reflective lenses and tortoise-shell frames.

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Dress: Topshop Boutique (similar here and here), Clutch: Saint Laurent c/o LuisaViaRoma, Shoes: Alexander Wang (on sale!), Sunglasses: Illesteva, Earrings: Oscar de la Renta, Rings: c/o Gorjana and Gabriela Artigas

{ shot by Rebecca Dale }

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