WELCOME to a very exciting and long-awaited (at least on my end) new series: 12 Days of NYC Christmas! Today kicks off Day One of this three week series (yep, ending on Christmas Eve) and what better way to start things off than with my favorite Christmas tree in the city: the Lotte New York Palace Hotel
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Soprano: Red Bow Back Dress [identical here; similar for the same price here] / Burberry Brit: Bowpark Raincoat / Schutz: Dezi Heels c/o / Hue: Black Tights / David Yurman: Pearl Earrings / Hermes: H Leather Watch / BaubleBar: Mini Monogram Necklace / David Yurman: Onyx Ring, Crossover X Ring, Chain Bracelet, Pearl Cuff, Onyx Cuff
The Palace is far and away my favorite place to shoot in the city. The tree is out of this world and it's off the beaten path from the Christmas crowds so I feel like I have the place to myself. For those Gossip Girl lovers, you might recognize the Palace. It's the hidden gem of New York City.
I think I'm going to make it a big tradition to go shoot there every year. This will be me second time with the first being our Vineyard Vines holiday shoot from last year. I love those photos just as much now as I did then. It's a magical place to be all year round but especially for the holidays.
And that's why it's helping me kick off the series! What better place to be. And it wouldn't be as special without this killer dress. You might remember it from my gift guide magazine as it was my featured holiday look.
I've said it once and I'll say it again, this dress is the BEST! It's beautifully constructed, has the best back (hello backless + bow), it's the perfect shade of red AND it's under $60. What more could a girl want??
Annnnddd as I'm writing this I've come to find the dress legitimately just sold out *crying emoji* BUT I did find this dress (with the bow on the back) for the same price and by the same brand, this red bow back dress the dress above is modeled after AND this red dress that has the bow in the front.
Plus a ton of other really great options for more red dresses (most under $100 below)!
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