Day 2 of NYC – OOTD’s and Restaurants!

New York City is my favorite city in the world, so I was thrilled that Caroline and I were able to experience more than one day!

On our second day, we decided to sleep in a bit and get an early lunch after we shot some pictures for the blog. We met a friend who suggested Merriweather, a cute coffee and light bites breakfast and lunch spot located in West Village. Caroline and I both opted for the Mediterranean salad which did NOT disappoint! It was so tasty and just the right amount of food that didn’t make us feel bloated as we continued our trek across the city.

After stopping by Tractenburg and Co. for a meeting, we decided to walk around the city a bit and stumbled upon an adorable Italian-style restaurant called, “Rosemary’s.” We were drawn in by the decór and had some time to kill, so we stopped in for a midday snack. Caroline and I took advantage of their happy hour specials and ordered a rosemary infused lemonade spritzer and it was to DIE for! We loved it so much, we asked for the recipe so we could make it ourselves! We also got some bread and prosciutto which was also seasoned with rosemary. It was the perfect mid-day snack and the most inviting and fun atmosphere!


Next, we took a walk around town and headed to “While We Were Young” for an early dinner/another mid-day snack! We were on a hunt for good food and drinks and were not about to be stopped! I had been here before and was so excited to show Caroline one of my favorite spots in the City.

These sunnies have been EVERYTHING since I got them in the mail, they come in a range of colors and you can get them for $60 if you use my code ” tonyamichelle ”  when checking out!

My OOTD for walking around the city:

Wrangler Tank *currently 40% off under $18

Faux Leather shorts I purchased in Japan last year

Rachel Roy booties I found thrifted!

While We Were Young

Featuring blush décor and marble tables, your Instagram feed will thank you for stopping by this quaint cocktail bar. Their drink menu features a “night out” theme, which was fun to order. I had the “while we were young” and Caroline had the “too good for you.” Following drinks we ordered more food of course: garlic truffle French fries, roasted Brussel sprouts and a corn summer salad that were all incredible. We topped it off with some “frosé” (frozen rosé) and could not stop taking pictures of our drinks and the food!

Headed out to the hotel before dinner! Yes, all we did was eat and drink, haha.


Dress: BooHoo (Boutique Rose Metallic Polka Dot Skater Dress)

To finish our food-and-drink-filled-day, we met one of my good friends Adelle @fashionistalab at La Pecora Bianca, an Italian restaurant located in Midtown. We drank wine and enjoyed their homemade, fresh-in-house pasta. It was the perfect ending to a long day and the pasta was incredible! La Pecora Bianca has a cute outdoor seating area where we enjoyed the last bit of sunshine.

Adelle looking PURE fabulous as always!

xx, Tonya Michelle


  1. I love NYC and am long overdue for another trip there. Thank you for the great resturant suggestions. That polka dot dress is amazing!

  2. I’ve never been to New York, but the food looks amazing! I have some friends who did a road trip in college from Florida up through NY just for all the food stops along the way. And that dress is adorable!!

  3. New York City is one of the favorite cities in the world, it is so fun and gorgeous. I want to go to the Big Apple this winter, I have to stop by While We Were Young since it so gorgeous and the food looks yummy.

  4. That’s one of the amazing things about NYC, there are so many incredible food options – you truly could eat your way through the city for a month straight and still have more to try! Your pics make me hungry!!!

  5. I love your BooHoo dress!!! You’re so fashionable wherever you go. Your 4th picture is quite a challenge. I can’t imagine how fast you took it!

  6. I’m sensing a food theme here 😉 Hey – it’s the first thing I think about when traveling too! New places to eat! But this post sure did make me hungry – and it made me crave a trip to NYC. I’m super jealous!

  7. About the first photo- This is the best good looking Greek Salad I’ve ever seen (I’m Greek). Yours is missing feta cheese and olives (I don’t know about olive oil and oregano) but if you wish take my advice the next time you order a Greek salad you won’t regret it xx
    xoxo MonsterFrogaki (MyLifeasFoteini)

  8. That dress is so cute with the sparkly polka dots. The fact that it is one shouldered is a big bonus, too!

  9. Foods looks delectable and your ootds are fabulous. My favorite is your red dress 🙂
    It stands out your silhouette.

  10. It looks like you had a lot of fun visiting our lovely NYC! The Boohoo dress you showed was so gorgeous and looks great on you.

  11. I think that the only thing I did not do in NYC was eat 🙂 I was so mesmerized with the landmarks and I did all my eating on the go. Next time I am visiting all these restaurants that you mentioned here.

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