Full disclosure: If you’re like me and live in New York, (or perhaps you do this when you visit New York), your recall of certain places around the city usually revolve around scenes from TV shows or movies. After all, it’s hard to avoid. Even Wikipedia attempted at an exhaustive list
of all movies filmed and set here in NYC, only to remark that it’s very likely an incomplete list.
I’ve found this makes for a fun bar game — seeing who can correctly place a certain TV show scene with different spots around the city. For example: The sushi restaurant where Samantha throws a drink in Richard’s face? Sushi Samba on 7th! The theater where Joey performs in an Off Broadway show circa season 3? Lucille Lortel on Christopher Street! And of course, you can’t pass the Met steps without hearing Blair Waldorf in your head, asking you to sit a few steps below her.
This, naturally, leads to iconic fashion moments as well. Carrie’s dress that blows up over her head while in front of the Guggenheim Museum. Serena’s opening credits outfit in a cognac leather jacket and striped shirt while standing in Grand Central Station. Oh, and let’s not Seinfeld’s puffy shirt that he wears on The Today Show (or perhaps we would like to forget it?).
My point to all of this? I like to think these two outfits pay a slight homage to Blair, a tipping of the proverbial headband, if you will. Because at the end of the day, there’s something about wearing something so prim and proper (like these chic little flats and bow pumps by Louise et Cie
), that gives you that certain Queen B attitude. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to hop around the Upper East Side today.
This post was in collaboration with Louise Et Cie. As always, all opinions and styling are my own. Thank you for supporting all This Time Tomorrow collaborations!