May is always the month of daytime luncheons and evening banquets. I guess it makes sense since everyone wants to fit in their event before summer hits in June–with the majority of the NYC crowd escaping out of the city on weekends–so now is crunch time. Yesterday, I attended the annual New York Presbyterian Hospital luncheon to benefit the Lying-In Hospital for Obstetrics and Gynecology. The name of the event might not sound so chic, but the event truly attracts a fashion crowd and is one of the most elegant and fun luncheons of the year. Plus, it also raises awareness for a great cause–and, since it’s at Cipriani, the food is beyond delicious.
This year, the event featured a runway show by Peter Copping for Oscar de la Renta, who showcased his fall 2016 collection. Designers like Dennis Basso, Tory Burch and Shoshana Gruss were in the crowd, as well as Nicky Hilton and other socialite types.
The outfit above is what I wore to the event. I’m all about throwing little jackets over easy dresses, and this Milly piece is a new favorite. I haven’t worn neon in a few years, so it was nice to find a piece that was as bright and colorful as this. It felt very spring in the city.
Every season, there are always a few key pieces that tend to dominate the fashion set. For this spring/summer? Bomber jackets–the perfect additions to add onto to any outfit (be it dressy or casual) to replace those classic blazers in the coming warmer months. From solid colors to patterns, there are literally hundreds of bombers online and in-stores–so much so that you could truly wear one every single day without things getting boring. This Tibi version is one of my favorites. It’s kind of like a dressy take on sportswear with the polka dot cluster and is super comfortable. I wore it in the Hamptons over the weekend, where it felt more like fall than spring (seriously–so cold and rainy), and it was easy to throw it on over my day clothes and wear into the night for dinner.
Since I was a teenager attending a small girl’s school on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, May was always a month I looked forward to. Not only is it the month where we can finally put our coats to rest (with the exception of yesterday), it’s also the month of the Met Ball, also known as “fashion prom.” On Monday night, I got to cover the Met Ball red carpet for the Daily Front Row, where I interviewed a range of celebrities and designers (check out my articles here and here) as well as Instagramed the hell out of all the major red carpet moments.
Even though I wasn’t attending the ultra ultra exclusive party inside, just being on the red carpet felt as exciting as it could possibly get. So, finding just the right outfit to fit this year’s theme–fashion in an age of technology–was the number one priority for a good week leading up to the event. I ended up finding quite the perfect LBD [little black dress] from Jonathan Simkhai at the Saks Fifth Avenue while in Palm Beach last weekend. I love the play on length and sheerness, and the lines of the fabric paired with my Tamara Mellon strappy sandals made for just the right match. And because cell phones really aren’t permitted inside the party–although Karlie Kloss, Kylie Jenner and others seemed to be snap chatting the whole way through–it felt only natural to wear my Anya Hindmarch clutch that reads anti-phone.
Also, thanks to glamsquad for doing my hair and makeup. You can find out the details on my Instagram @SydneySadick. And, thank you, thank you, thank you to my best friend Alex Rak, who helped style this look from head-to-toe. Literally. Follow her on Instagram @AlexRak.
While the classic black and white combination is one of those trends that doesn’t seem to ever go out of style, it seems to be ever prevalent this fall in the form of separates. In just about every store I’ve been into recently, there’s limited color and an overload of black and white clothes and accessories, one store most noticeable being Intermix.
What’s great about the trend is that it doesn’t require a lot of effort, and it’s easy to find versatile and expensive-looking pieces regardless of your budget. Plus, it’s assumed everyone has at least one solid black and white piece in their closet, so you can easily mix and match the old with the new.
Shop my favorite black and white clothes, shoes, accessories and nail polish above, which although are suitable for all year round, are getting me super excited for Halloween.
If there’s one woman I can always count on, it’s my mom. She’s the one who will run to the Zara flagship if I’m not in town and pick me up enough pieces to stop my “I have nothing to wear” crisis. Most importantly, she’s the one who listens to me when I’m down, super excited, or in a mood that is somewhere in between. There are so many other moments where I continuously appreciate everything she does for me, and she truly is my best friend.
This Mother’s Day, remind your mom how much she means to you with one or two of these gift ideas. That is, of course in addition to a fun day planned, like Sunday brunch and a viewing of Gatsby, or simply a phone call if you’re at a distance.