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:

    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

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    • Grace Atwood:

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

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  2. Rachelle:

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


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  3. Kimberly:

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


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  4. Chelsea:

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

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  5. Amber - Real Girl Glam:

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

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  6. Drew Elizabeth:

    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…

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  7. Kodi:

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

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  8. Sgravalli Fashion Jewellery:

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

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  9. Rachel:

    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.

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  10. Alyssa:

    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!

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  11. Sam:

    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

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  12. Chelsea:

    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

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  13. Lauren:

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

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  14. Stefanie // Life on the Squares:

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

    XO, Stefanie
    Life on the Squares

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  15. Lia ~ Smart n Snazzy:

    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

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  16. Molly:

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

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  17. Kristina:

    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

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  18. Michelle:

    Suuuch a pretty dress! Love the shape of it!


    Fierce & Fashionable

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  19. Meredith & Gwyneth:

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

    Meredith & Gwyneth

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  20. Berty Morales:

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

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  21. Jordan - Queen of LA:

    ahh i love the cherry blossoms! great pictures grace 🙂

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  22. Alicia:

    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!


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  23. Chelsea:

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

    Haute Child in the City

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  24. Anna @ IHOD:

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

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  25. victoria | vmac+cheese:

    You look so pretty!! I love that dress.

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