After a brilliant YLF gathering in the city all day Saturday, it was back to the hustle and bustle of Fashion Week on Sunday. The cooler weather meant that my animal print booties could come out to play. The low heel, soft-ish leather and cushioning footbed made them comfortable from the word go. I brought along my ballet flats just in case, but to my surprise, no swapping required.

I paired my cropped, black silky harem pants with a tucked-in drapey halter neck top. To keep out the chill, I layered over an ink blue blazer, the same one that you recently saw on our Vegas trip. I completed the look with a gold bag and animal print booties. Aside from my watch, I left off the accessories to keep things more crisp and modern. The pleats on the pants and the slanted buttons on the blazer add enough interest, as do my purring booties. 

This outfit has many elements that are an acquired taste: booties on bare legs, animal print, harem trousers, and loads of drape. I completely understand if it’s not your cup of tea. To my eye the outfit works, if not in a form fitting and flattering way, but in an interesting and fashion forward way. 

Walking back to the hotel was a real treat. We met friendly Fergus the Silky and Dudley the Yorkie after their lunch time stroll in Central Park. They were so adorable I could barely stand it, so we stopped to fuss over these cool little dudes and chat with their delightful Mummy Maura. Oh how we miss our little Rosie (and Jasmine).

Althought this post will be published on 9/12, I’m writing it on Sunday and want to mention today’s 10 year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center Towers. As we watch the memorial activities we feel so many different emotions. Our hearts go out to the people who lost their lives and the families and friends they left behind. We are also in awe of the bravery and sense of duty exhibited by the fire fighters, police, emergency services, and others, as they put their own lives at risk to save the lives of others. Particularly the passengers on Flight 93, who made the ultimate sacrifice.

Most of all, we’re impressed by the positive energy in New York City. Even as a “credible” terrorist threat is being reported in the news, New Yorkers are packing the subway and bustling around the city. For us, there are very few places in the world that feel so full of life, and that feels like a triumph over those that took so many lives in the 9/11 attacks.