Cee & NYC

Back in November I got to meet one of my oldest blogging friends Cee, for the very first time. Cee spends as much time traveling as she possibly can, and over the years I've thought about the times our paths almost could have crossed. When she mentioned that she'd impulsively booked a trip to New York, my first thought was, "We could meet up!"

Several weeks and email exchanges later we'd made plans for Sunday brunch at Augustine. It's been quite some time since a 6 a.m. alarm excited me, but that morning I woke before it chimed and excitedly headed to the train station before the sun had barely risen.

When we met outside the restaurant, the first order of business was outfit photos, of course. I admit, I attempted to pull off Cee's signature subtle smile, and massively failed. My grin was a far better reflection of my mood anyway, and we had the most wonderful afternoon together, dining, talking, shopping, and enjoying New York.

Whenever I ask myself why I'm still blogging after all these years, the answer is always the same; the wonderful connections and relationships with other bloggers we've created together.

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The Rundown
Cream Mock Neck Sweater Ann Taylor
Black Faux Leather Pants Ann Taylor
Leopard Fur Coat Loft
 Sock Booties "Neola" Naturalizer
Bucket Bag "Johnny" Danse Lente
 Gold Twist Hoops Thrifted similar
Thin Gold Ring Etsy via Ellyn Blue Jewelry


  1. It's always so fun meeting bloggers you've been internet friends with for a long time!! I think only ever met 2 of my long distance blogger friends

  2. Awww this is so fun! I love meeting blogger friends in real life. I hope you both had a great time! :-)


  3. It's so great that the two of you got to meet and spend time together in person - looks like such a fun day.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  4. You both wore such fun statement bags and what great photos! it's nice you were able to catch up! I met a local blogger just the other week - we've caught up before but this time we had our kids in tow too, haha! It was fun for them to have a playdate :)

    Hope you had a wonderful weekend! We had a birthday party and went to a theme park with family visiting from Western Australia. It was so fun!

    Away From Blue

  5. That last photo is my favorite, because it shows how much fun you two were really having together. I love meeting blogging friends in person for the first time. It's so great how you instantly have that connection! I'm glad you two got a chance to spend time together!

  6. How amazing L! I would probably be as excited if I were to meet up with you.
    What a great opportunity to meet and the pictures clearly show how much fun it was for you both.

  7. Looks like it was a good day....love that leopard teddy coat! xoxo, Sarah

  8. What a fun and great experience this must have been! I bet it was so fun!!

  9. Both of you look marvelous! You're right, the network of people in the blogging community keeps you going. Your lunch and drinks look on point, and you had a great time! Win.

  10. This truly was such a fun day, despite my impractical footwear choice and the fact that I neglected to pack flats ;) I always think it's so interesting that while blogging is inherently a solitary activity, it is one that is enriched, more than anything, by meeting the people behind the screen in person. I can't help but wonder, ten years on, if the bloggers of today feel the same way, or if we really are the last generation of people who knowingly crave and seek those in person connections. I suppose I'll never really know. But either way, I'm so glad we got to have this wonderful day together :)

  11. Aw i love this! And totally agree the friendships are one of my favorite parts about blogging!

  12. I LOVE that jacket! It is awesome! I have to get one!

  13. Oh my goodness, I loooove this! I'm such a fan of both of you lovely ladies. I've followed your blog for a few years, but I'm only familiar with Cee for about a year now. What a fabulous meet-up!

  14. I absolutely love that you two went out! The camel and leopard coats are so fab!

  15. Loving your fabulous coats dear! So chic with your boots.
    Jessica | notjessfashion.com