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Brooklyn Bound

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I’m moving to Brooklyn. Okay, not really. I absolutely love living in Los Angeles. However we rented an apartment in the Williamsburg area of New York for a few weeks to explore a new place and try something new. After all, we have no kids, flexible jobs and … well, why not?!

Whenever I head somewhere new it’s nice to pack something new. Thankfully my friends at Net-a-Porter hooked it up with a few new pieces for my carry on. This striped tee by The Great is on constant rotation. I wore it on my flight and to dinner on my first night out.

Okay, I need to pause for a moment and tell you how amazing The Four HorsemenΒ {restaurant} is. Wow. No, but really: WOW! I had the goat cheese to start and the husband and I split crispy potatoes, skirt steak and a salad. The entire meal I was letting out “oohs” and “aahs” at how wonderful it was. I’m not going to lie, I think I’m the most excited about trying out all of the wonderful food options in Williamsburg.

If you have any recommendations, please leave them in the comments! I will be sharing a full travel guide on the Brooklyn / Williamsburg area once my travels are complete.


The Great

Ruffle Striped Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt

By far my most favorite piece in my closet right now is this amazing tee by The Great! It is so comfortable and easy to throw on with any outfit.

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The Row

Coco Suede and Moire Pumps

I instantly fell in love with these shoes by the Row when I saw them online at Net-a-Porter. I am sucker for a suede shoe with a low heel and have been wearing these nonstop!

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Simon Miller

Birch Mini Nubuck Tote

This mini tote by Simon Miller is the perfect grab and go bag. It fits everything you need it to and matches any outfit you choose to wear it with.

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Frame Denim

Le Skinny De Dark Jeans

You truly can never go wrong with a pair of Frame denim jeans. I've had these skinny dark jeans for over a year and still wear them endlessly.

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Special thanks to Net-a-PorterΒ for partnering on this post

What I’m Wearing

The Great

Ruffle Striped Cotton-Jersey T-Shirt


Frame Denim

Le Skinny De Dark Jeans


Simon Miller

Birch Mini Nubuck Tote


The Row

Coco Suede and Moire Pumps

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  • Casually chic! So pretty with the ruffles and I am obsessed with the Simon Miller tote πŸ™‚
    Enjoy your stay <3

  • Natali

    Fantastic pair of shoes and such a cute top! I like your style a lot!

  • Oooops you left out one important thing, when you say you have “no kid” … i truly believe that you have one adorable kid, and her name is Polly. Lovevable Polly! πŸ™‚

    🌸LA BIJOUX BELLA 🌸| By Mia | A Creative Lifestyle Blog

  • Rach

    I love this outfit! The striped ruffled top is so cute!

  • Deb

    I think this may be the first time I have posted – absolutely LOVE this #whynot post. Have loved reading your blog for ages but this post = magic hon. No strings other than fur babies who can come with = <3 #nolimits

  • Dani Villoch

    Definitely try Lilia! Sunday brunch and beers at Radegast. Chinese at Kings County Imperial. Oysters at Maison Premiere. Peruvian at Llama Inn. Brunch at Cafe Colette, Allswell and Five Leaves.

  • Kate Dinota

    Jacey, I live in Brooklyn (BK Heights) and would recommend skipping down slightly south for a few things: first, the Brooklyn Heights Promenade has the best view of lower Manhattan — watch the sunset from there one night. Stroll the streets of Brooklyn Heights for some turn of the century architecture including federal style row houses (some of which were part of the underground railroad). Fort Greene neighborhood is also worth a bike ride or stroll (South Oxford street towards Fort Greene Park has been names one of the most beautiful streets in America). If I had to suggest one restaurant in “brownstone Brooklyn” I’d recommend Bar Tabac in Cobble Hill (laid back French bistro with live gypsy jazz in the evenings). Williamsburg is super fun but there is lots more to see in Brooklyn πŸ™‚

  • Dana Mannarino

    It’s seriously SO awesome that you can just rent an apartment and do these kind of things! Love following along. Although I’ve lived in New York City my entire life, I have yet to really take advantage of Brooklyn. You’ve definitely encouraged me to do so!

    Pink Champagne Problems

  • Em

    Obsessed with that top by The Great! I love their line. Also, can’t wait to see your Brooklyn guide!

  • This is so cool! I haven’t been to NYC in SOOO long but I feel like I need to go back and hit up this place. I love your striped tee and the como with the shoes and bag is awesome!


  • My husband and I are currently doing the same and we looove it. We both have flexible jobs so even though we live in Salt Lake City, we’ve spent the past six weeks in California (currently in an Airbnb in Venice Beach!). Have fun in Brooklyn!!

  • The Gold Lipstick

    Absolutely love it!!

    Mireia from TGL

  • That top is so cute!! Love the ruffle/peplum style.

    Treats and Trends

  • I love pieces I can rotate nonstop. Have fun in Brooklyn!

  • need those shoes in my life!

  • Gotta love Brooklyn! Love your stripes, have lots of fun in NY!


  • WELCOME TO THE NEIGHBORHOOD!! You’re going to love it. Born and raised NYer – you’ll never want to leave. My recomendation … would to be head out east and explore the eastern end of Long Island. Montauk, Greenport (wineries on the Northfork), Hamptons etc. Happy exploring!!

    • Forgot to mention since those areas are SEASONAL and seems you came at just the right time. Lobster rolls and rose all day xo

  • Rachel

    The rooftop bar at the William Vale Hotel is a MUST! It’s too perfect for cocktails and Instagram pics. You will absolutely love it!

  • natwhat

    Just busted out my restaurant spreadsheet to send you some ideas in Williamsburg (in no particular order)! If you want more ideas (other Brooklyn or NYC hoods), let me know. My fiance is a sous chef at The Modern in the MoMA so I would like to think I know what I’m talking about when it comes to good food. πŸ™‚ Enjoy your time here! You picked a great season.

    – Allswell – 124 Bedford (at N 10) *spotted pig expat, pub*
    – Blue Collar – 160 Havemeyer Street, Store # 2 *cheap eats from Minetta Tavern guys*
    – Cafe de La Esquina at the Wythe Diner (225 Wythe Ave, btwn N 3rd and Metropolitan)
    – Dram – 177 S. 4 St.
    – Marlow & Daughters – 95 Broadway at Berry St
    – Marlow & Sons – 81 Broadway – oysters, drinks, American, no reservations, goop recommended
    – Noorman’s Kil – 609 Grand St, btwn Lorimer and Leonard St (bourbon and grilled cheese)
    – Rye – 247 south 1 street – prohibition era, cocktails and comfort food, goop recommended
    – The Brooklyn Star – 593 Lorimer
    – The Commodore – 366 Metropolitan (Havemeyer) – gastropub
    – Traif – 229 South 4th Street – Small plates
    – Zona Rosa – 571 Lorimer St (at Metropolitan) *tacos, rooftop*
    – Pies N’ Thighs – 166 South 4th Street at Driggs (L train at Bedford)
    – Juliette – 135 N. 5th (Bedford)
    – Fette Sau – 354 Metropolitan Avenue – Pork BBQ
    – Maison Premiere – 298 Bedford (btw S. 1/Grand) – oysters and cocktails
    – Hotel Delmano – 82 Berry st – tattoo parlor turned cocktail lounge, goop rec
    – Sweet Chick – 164 Bedford Ave (at N 8th St) *chicken and waffles*
    – Falcon Laundry – 65 N 7th St (between Wythe and Kent) *cocktails + rooftop*
    – Rider – 80 N 6th St (at Wythe) *American w/ tiki drinks*
    – Midnights – 149 N 6th St (between Bedford and Berry) *cocktails/food w/ EMP/WD50 expats*
    – Lilia – 567 Union Ave – goop rec

    • Talia Bagi

      Nice to see we chose some similar spots in the hood. I missed a few, but you got them covered!

  • Talia Bagi

    Welcome to the neighborhood! Williamsburg is so full of amazing restaurants and it seems like every new place I check out does the previous place I loved. Cafe Colette is one of my favorite spots, and they have excellent brunch and cute outdoor seating. Another great place to check out is Devocion. It’s a stunning coffee shop more on the south side of Williamsburg with the largest living wall (aka very photo worthy). I’m sure you have heard of Five Leaves, it’s great but always so over crowded so not my first choice even though the Ricotta Pancakes are to die for. Across the street from Five Leaves is a place called Sauvage. This place has killer decor (south of France inspired), but they have recently changed chefs and I’m not sure how the menu is now. I don’t want to make this comment too long so I’ll list a few others in bullet point form below! Enjoy!
    Fette Sau – awesome BBQ
    Oslo Coffee Roasters
    Hotel Delmano – great cocktails

    Shelter – delicious wood fired food
    Mister Dips – great soft serve out of an Airstream Trailer
    Paulie Gees – by far my favorite pizza in New York. Located in Greenpoint (just north of Williamsburg) this place is the bomb!
    Westlight – I may argue this has the best view of the city. Also great cocktails and deserts!

    I hope there are helpful. Come back and visit again!!!
    xo Talia

  • Kaitlyn Danielle

    If you can somehow snag a reso – go to Lilia. Amazing Italian

  • If you haven’t been yet, you have have HAVE to go to Peter Luger in Brooklyn! Best damn steak and they pour their whiskies strong and so old school. My boyfriend & I are obsessed! Enjoy your new kinda-home, that’s the way to do it. xx

  • I love this casual look! The top is very pretty!

  • Maily Dinh
  • Kaitlyn Danielle

    You NEED to go to Lilia.

  • I’ll be there starting tomorrow and can’t wait!!!

  • Sounds like a fun mini adventure!

  • Alexandra Haney

    Check out Aurora — it’s this cosy rustic Italian restaurant with a beautiful patio and the pasta is to die for. Used to go a lot when my brother lived in Brooklyn.

  • Erin

    Jacey, I hope you are loving williamsburg as much as I do! You have to go to Lilia. It was unbelievable! You also have to try the burger at Emmy Squared! Emily the original is amazing too, but located in Clinton Hill.

    Hotel Delmano and the Ides at the Wythe Hotel are other favorites and if you’re looking for a dive bar where you can bring Polly, Lucky Dog is always full of pups and they have a one pound margarita (need I say more?)

    Also Marlow and sons and mister dips! πŸ”πŸ¦

  • hithaonthego

    Antica Pesa is insanely good. I lived by their Roman location during my study abroad and trek over to BK once a month for my cacio e pepe fix.

  • This outfit is so pretty, I really love your tshirt and you’re shoes ! Very nice combinaison

    xOxo Manon B

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