I have been in New York for about a week now, and have quickly learned there are three necessities that you need in the City. Staying with my girlfriend from college, I’ve been getting a good feel for life here and its fast-paced, unpredictable weather. As much as I love New York, I have a new found appreciation for San Diego’s stable weather. Not knowing whether you’re going to get rained on doesn’t sound stimulating to me. I mean, when I’m wearing a jacket that isn’t water resistant with sandals that have serious slipping potential on a sunny day, the last thing I expect is a dreadful downpour. Well, in New York anything is fair game, so it is important to be prepared!
D&G Sandpiper Watch
Available at: nordstrom.com
My first crucial item on the list is a stunning watch. It’s New York, so I wanted to pick a watch that is fashion savvy, but gets the job done on busy days. It’s easy to loose track of time in the city, and sometimes even the date! This D&G Dolce&Gabbana "Sandpiper Lady" Pavé Dial water resistant watch is perfect to wear in the city. Running around all the time, trying to deal with the major foot traffic, makes it crucial to be wearing a nice, yet a practical watch. Knowing the date and time will ensure on-time appointments, even in chaotic New York. This white, clean, big, fashionable watch will definitely complete phase one of my NY must haves. With water resistance up to 100 meters, you don’t have to freak out every time there is a drop of rain coming down.
Necessity number two is a medium size tote! Walking everywhere and wanting to take all the things you need to last the whole day without a pit stop at home, makes it convenient to have a large bag at all times. Basically, you’ll need it to fit your iPod, sunglasses, umbrella, makeup for the day, and, most importantly, hand sanitizer. This Badgley Mischka Platinum Label Debra Shoulder Tote is perfect.
Badgley Mischka Debra Tote
Available at: saks.com
Lastly, you’ll need a small short umbrella that will fit in any kind of bag, especially a medium size tote! This London Fog Women's Genie umbrella couldn’t be more fitting for a New Yorker: it’s stashable and adorable. Supposedly, it’s the world’s shortest umbrella-- I challenge you to find a smaller one! With this umbrella handy-- easy to take everywhere, or simply leave in your bag-- being drenched by the rain will never be an issue.
There you have it, three items that will make visiting or living in New York more enjoyable.
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.