Always love NYC! Reminds me a lot of London, and I love New York for the same reasons – the diversity, the great spots to eat, the fact something is always going on.
There will be a part II blog about NYC in a few days, so this is a pretty quick one - with two outfits I've worn actually using the same top but in two different colours (black and white/cream). They are probably the most boring tops - plain batwing tops from Topshop, £16 each - but it's interesting the different ways you can make them a bit more exciting. I couldn't find the tops online on Topshop's website, but I've seen them instore at every one I've been to the last few weeks. The first outfit I've paired them with bright trousers (also Topshop) and men's style work boots from H by Hudson from Office. They are on sale but almost sold out in all sizes, but these you can get in almost any shoe store. Real leather if you want a bit more quality or there are some you can get for around £25 too. Perfect for walking around the city! You can match black with literally anything, so play around with different colours - red, green, beige... really easy.
This one I've added a statement piece of jewellery. I actually bought this necklace in Cairo in Egypt a couple of years ago for a few pounds - it's the type of thing you'd be paying £15+ for from TopShop. But you can see something simple changes an otherwise very basic outfit. This was the day I had to go into the office so I am wearing low black heels to finish off.