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Top (Express) | Skirt (Express) | Shoes (Kate Spade) | Bag (Chanel)

I’m having a total Carrie Bradshaw moment with this skirt right now! More on that later, let’s just take a minute to enjoy the calm before the crazy summer storm. This past weekend was GORGEOUS and the parks were buzzing and rooftop bars were overflowing. BUT it is only a matter of time until weekends become a ghost town around here with manhattanites fleeing (myself included!) for the Hamptons, Nantucket or another coastal location.

This is by far the best season to be living in New York. The days are longer, but not ridiculously hot yet, so brunches are spent curbside and nights are enjoyed on rooftops. If you are visiting this summer, I’m putting together a list of my favorite rooftop bars and restaurants so keep a look out for that.

What I’m Wearing


Top (Express) | Skirt (Express) | Shoes (Kate Spade) | Bag (Chanel)

This might be one of my favorite outfits that I’ve ever shared on ThePreppyMAG. This tulle skirt has been on my wishlist for a while and I finally found the perfect one at Express a few weeks ago.

This skirt is giving me MAJ Carrie Bradshaw vibes, I can’t not think of the opening sequence of Sex And The City. BUT I’m also feeling like a total ballerina in this. As someone who grew up dancing ballet, all I wanted to do was twirl in this skirt.


This reversible sweater also adds to the ballet-inspired outfit. The bow tie up in the center of the sweater is just like the warm-up sweaters I would wear on those dreadful Saturday morning classes. Unlike my ballet warm-up sweaters, I love the sexy edge this sweater has to it. The deep v in the front and the back exposes just the right amount of skin. And if you don’t have a high-waisted skirt to pair this sweater with, it is 100% a crop top.


Last but not least, let’s talk about these shoes. Pink and glitter…what’s not to love? I took off the ankle pom pom (shout-out to Allie for her Kate Spade style expertise) to make these sandals spring-appropriate. Like most of my outfits in New York, I love how these shoes contrast with the dull, dirty, and urban atmosphere. I was so happy when I scored these babies on sale and now the black ones are on sale, too!


Photos by Allie Provost

21 Comments on Ballet Inspired

  1. agilbertkindoflife
    May 3, 2017 at 1:56 pm (9 months ago)

    What a great outfit combination! And you are right, that is TOTALLY ‘Sex in the City’ inspired – a little less flouncy, but that just means I like it better. Express huh? I just may have to look this up…

  2. Bianca Karina
    May 3, 2017 at 1:57 pm (9 months ago)

    I recently featured a tool skirt on my blog too! And my top was from EXPRESS! Great minds think a like. Also, huge Sex and the City fan, is there anywhere more magical than New York?

    • Marie Goldstein
      May 4, 2017 at 11:28 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Tina!

  3. beingsarahb
    May 3, 2017 at 4:49 pm (9 months ago)

    I love everything about this!! It’s so soft and feminine while still having that kind of edgy wow factor that’s perfect for the city. And I’ve always wanted a skirt like this but have always been afraid it wouldn’t look good on me…I think I’m going to have to take the risk and get one! Thanks for the style inspiration! :)

    • Marie Goldstein
      May 4, 2017 at 11:27 pm (9 months ago)

      You should 100% get one! I’m not one to wear midi skirts often since I’m short, but this fit was absolutely perfect. You can find it at Express: http://shopstyle.it/l/HN

  4. Claire Bear
    May 3, 2017 at 8:24 pm (9 months ago)

    Haha, I don’t think I can ever take photos in the middle of the road like that!! I wish I could, but I can’t find the right time! Either cars are passing by or people are.

    • Marie Goldstein
      May 4, 2017 at 11:26 pm (9 months ago)

      It was definitely a scene. Believe it or not, this was actually in the middle of the afternoon, just have to be quick on your feet.

  5. Taylor Mobley
    May 4, 2017 at 12:58 pm (9 months ago)

    OMG I am dead over these shoes!! Really this whole look. I love how you styled all this! Literal perfection.

    • Marie Goldstein
      May 4, 2017 at 11:25 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Taylor! These shoes are my new favorite. I definitely recommend picking up a pair. They are on sale in black now: http://shopstyle.it/l/HG

    • Marie Goldstein
      May 4, 2017 at 11:24 pm (9 months ago)

      Thanks, Chloe! I’m loving your blog!

  6. bohoandblush
    May 5, 2017 at 6:56 am (9 months ago)

    I love that skirt! I adore the long, full tulle skirts but they just aren’t practical for day-to-day whereas this is reminiscent of them but pretty and floaty and so wearable!

    • Marie Goldstein
      May 5, 2017 at 10:51 pm (9 months ago)

      Totally agree! This one is actually super comfortable and practical. I wear it to work all of the time.

  7. preppedia
    May 5, 2017 at 12:35 pm (9 months ago)

    Wow so cute! I love the outfit!

    xx, Birdie || thebossbabebible.wordpress.com

    • Marie Goldstein
      May 5, 2017 at 10:50 pm (9 months ago)

      Thank you!

  8. Mia
    May 7, 2017 at 8:22 pm (9 months ago)

    Washington Square Park is a great place to shoot and you nailed it! NYC is always so beautiful in the spring

  9. akaleidoscopeheartblog
    May 12, 2017 at 8:21 am (8 months ago)

    Love love love this super feminine outfit!



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