Since moving to the city I had yet to visit the Brooklyn Bridge. My commute passes it every single day but I had yet to venture to Dumbo and check it out. I decided that this past weekend was going to be it. I made plans with my great friend Jessie and we ventured down there last Saturday to explore, and capture some winter fashion moments.

We planned to meet up at 9:30 am at Vineapple cafe. I got the most amazing latte while I waited, and for a Saturday morning this little coffee shop was surprisingly deserted.My guess is most of it’s patrons were tired and hungover from a late Friday night. We wanted to get there relatively early so we could try and miss the majority of the crowds and get some great shots on the bridge. I got my nice warm latte from Vineapple and from there we walked to the bridge.

We arrived at the bridge and it was just beautiful. It is winter in the city still so it was a bit chilly and windy. The sun shining created amazing light and made the cold a tad more bearable.

Statement Jackets

Since moving to the city I’ve invested in some new jackets and coats. Since it’s imperative to have a jacket in the winter with all of the walking around. I tend to spend more time in a jacket in the city than upstate so I like to have a wide variety to choose from daily. I chose this amazing snow leopard 70’s inspired coat from H&M that I bought over the holiday season. This coat is so warm and I knew it was fun and just perfect for this shoot. It is so warm that I am able to keep it open and show the rest of my outfit which is always a plus. Some days I sacrifice my warmth just to show off my look.

Adding a statement jacket over basics is such a fun way to play up your wardrobe but still keep a relatively classic and simple look. I’ve linked below some similar coat options I’ve found that you can use for inspiration to achieve a similar look.

Back to Basics

Underneath my coat I wanted to keep it simple so I opted for a simple black high neck crop top and a black pleather swing skirt. I love the combination of a crop top with a full skirt. The silhouette created with these pieces is so timeless and I love the tiny bit of midriff showing. I draws your eye from the top of the outfit to the bottom perfectly. Both of these specific pieces are no longer for sale but they’re pretty simple enough to find similar looks. Some options are linked to the right.

For shoes I chose a pair of black suede over the knee boots I’ve been wearing all fall in winter. What is so great about these boots are that they cover the majority of your leg keeping you warm and with the ties in the back you can stuff your boots with thick socks for warmth and then tie them tight. These boots also have a thick chunky heal so they’re super easy to walk in and make the perfect shoe to explore the city in. Being less than 5’4” I love having a little heel on all my shoes to give me that little boost.


After shooting all around Dumbo we decided to get some lunch. We went to Juliana’s because what is more iconic than pizza when exploring New York. We got incredibly lucky and didn’t have to wait in line to be seated. They sat us at the bar, but I think we got the best seat in the house. From the bar we could see each and every pizza being made and tossed and cooked in this incredible coal oven. It was all so magical and New York. I highly recommend this old style pizza joint. It was just perfect.

I had a really lovely day in Dumbo with friends and got some fantastic shots that I’m really happy with. I can’t wait to come back and explore some more when the weather warms up a bit for spring. Comment below and let me know your favorite spots in Brooklyn and where I should check out next!