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new york outfit

tank // pants // choker // belt // sandals (similar) // sunglasses // bag

If there’s one thing I’ve learned from being a New Yorker, it’s that we love to wear black.

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There’s something really perfect about an all black look (another look from the beginning of the year here) when you’re walking around the streets of Manhattan. I work in Midtown, so there are a lot of companies with offices in Midtown that don’t have anything to do with the fashion industry. So when I walk around in culottes, caged sandals and a very flashy belt, you could imagine the looks I get from some people.

Oops. Sorry not sorry.

I’ve worn culottes on the blog before (here and here), and I really hope this silhouette is here to stay. I love how sometimes you can’t tell if a person is wearing culottes or a skirt. I love how they’re a bit more fashion forward than other pants. And I definitely love that I can wear my favorite belt with this pair.

sandals (similar)



photos by allie provost

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  1. 9.26.16
    splash of preppy said:

    Love the belt! Have been seeing it everywhere.

    • 9.26.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thanks, girl! It’s seriously one of the cooler purchases I’ve made!

  2. 9.26.16
    Jenn Lake said:

    Perfectly styled! Happy Monday, lady!

    • 9.26.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you, lady! (Loved your comment about how opposite we are today!)

  3. 9.26.16

    That choker is perfect and I love this whole outfit!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black

    • 9.26.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thanks, Tess! I’ve been wearing that choker with everything! So easy to wear.

  4. 9.26.16
    Ashley said:

    Love this head to toe black look! That belt- yes!

    • 9.26.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you, Ashley! I’ve been embracing the New Yorker in me 😉

  5. 9.26.16

    I swoon over a great all black look! So fierce but classic at the same time. Love the belt!

    Rachel /

    • 9.26.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you, Rachel! That belt had to be one of my favorite purchases this summer!

  6. 9.26.16

    so classy.. beautiful blog..

    Gladys | A Glad Diary

    • 9.26.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Aww, thank you, Gladys! Come back soon! Xx

  7. 9.26.16
    Lauren Oliver said:

    You look AMAZING! I’m dying over that belt and those shoes are so killer! Couldn’t agree more about how great an all-black look is!


    • 9.26.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Omg, thank you, Lauren! Sometimes you just need a sleek, all-black look to pull you out of a styling rut!

  8. 9.26.16
    Harmony at Momma To Go said:

    You are the only short girl who can pull off culottes! Love this look!

    • 9.26.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you, Harmony! Xx

  9. 9.26.16
    kelsey said:

    This outfit is amazing I love it!
    Xo, Kelsey

    • 9.26.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you, Kelsey! Xx

  10. 9.26.16

    I love the all black!

    Xx Taylor

    • 9.26.16
      Dana Mannarino said:

      Thank you, lady! Xx Hope all is well!

  11. 9.30.16

    this outfit is everything!! you look fabulous per usual!