Spring in New York


Zara Jacket // Theory Dress (old but similar)

YSL Heels // Celine Bag

A few weeks ago, I gave you a list of my ten favorite pieces for Spring.  If I could add two more to that list, it would be a great white coat (like this one from Zara – I bought it last weekend with my pal Alicia, but can’t seem to find it online) and a leather shift in a neutral hue.  This dress was a rather serendipitous find at the end of summer last year.  Don’t you just love those days when you’re looking through the Shopbop sale and find that they have exactly one of something, in your size?  That’s what happened here.

Also, here are a few more leather dresses that I love for Spring:  Buttery light blue, slouchy ivory, classic white, or a gorgeous vegan option.



Bracelet Hodgepodge from BaubleBar (one / two / three) Vita Fede + gifted Matt Bernson






photography by Lydia Hudgens

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  1. Quinn Cooper says 4.23.13

    Great outfit!
    There is nothing better than a super easy comfortable leather shift dress.
    Love finding stuff like that on Shopbop especially if its on sale.
    Unfortunately it still doesn’t feel like spring in NYC yet.
    xo Quinn

    Quinn Cooper Style

    • Grace Atwood says 4.23.13

      I know, it’s so sad! My fingers are still numb from my walk to work.

  2. Rachelle says 4.23.13

    That dress looks amazing on you. It’s feminine with an edge.


  3. Kimberly says 4.23.13

    This dress is amazing – love the jacket too and the backdrop for these photos couldn’t be more pretty!


  4. Chelsea says 4.23.13

    Oh, you look fabulous! So so chic. Zara is killing it with coats and jackets recently. xo

  5. That dress is all sorts of amazing & looks great on you. Love it pair with the classic white jacket, too!

  6. Drew Elizabeth says 4.23.13

    Finally some warm(er) weather! Spotted a similar white coat over the weekend and didn’t get it…now I am re-thinking that decision…

  7. Kodi says 4.23.13

    That jacket is a stunner — I need a lighter coat for spring, looks like I need to check out Zara!
    grey et al

  8. So cute! Love that dress, the cut and that gorgeous color!

  9. Rachel says 4.23.13

    Such pretty photos- the background AND you! I don’t have too many “in-between” coats for spring weather, which is something I should change.

  10. Alyssa says 4.23.13

    This dress is gorgeous on you, Grace. I’ve been wanting a leather piece for a while (probably a skirt) but now I’m wary of buying one because I’m not sure how much use I’ll get out of it for spring. Clearly though, as you’ve proved–it totally works!

  11. Sam says 4.23.13

    Love all of these neutrals together, and that leather dress is so gorgeous on you! Such a beautiful backdrop too. Spring is the best! xo

  12. Chelsea says 4.23.13

    I LOVE this gorgeous leather dress Grace! The flowers say Spring (beautifully, might I add) but the frozen fingers still say winter. Sending warm thoughts your way!

    Chelsea & The City

  13. Lauren says 4.23.13

    love the white coat… why is it cold enough for coats again though and its the end of april?! not okay! xo

  14. wow, grace.. love that dress!! also, great shots of the blooms

    XO, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

  15. That dress is so perfect! And the coat too, ahhh I’m loving it all! And how gorgeous are the trees in bloom? Our trees started blooming but with all the constant snow the blooms have died off 🙁 I hope we still have a true spring!
    Smart n Snazzy

  16. Molly says 4.23.13

    Gorgeous jacket, friend! Love the burnt orate + ivory – so sophisticated

  17. Kristina says 4.23.13

    Loving that leather dress! It looks so cute on you. I had a similar experience last week during Shopbop’s sale – felt like it was meant to be!

    Kristina does the Internets

  18. Michelle says 4.23.13

    Suuuch a pretty dress! Love the shape of it!


    Fierce & Fashionable

  19. Meredith & Gwyneth says 4.23.13

    Grace, you, your outfit and the scenery are all stunning!

    Meredith & Gwyneth

  20. Berty Morales says 4.23.13

    You look stunning! Love your dress and amazing coat too. Beautiful photos. I love spring it is my favorite season of the year!

  21. ahh i love the cherry blossoms! great pictures grace 🙂

  22. Alicia says 4.24.13

    SO glad you got that jacket… it looks so Helmut Lang / expensive and cool on you! 😉

    Have so much fun relaxing on the beach and drink extra rose for me please!


  23. Chelsea says 4.24.13

    This is such a great look for the Spring. I adore that jacket!

    Haute Child in the City

  24. Anna @ IHOD says 4.26.13

    Spring looks good on you Grace! 😉 Beautiful look my friend!

  25. You look so pretty!! I love that dress.