sliders and icons

Giant photos of famous former Plaza guests hung on the walls…(LOVE that shot of Frank Sinatra)

Ceiling chandelier the size of a small car greets you in the lobby

Sliders, oysters (and wine) from our dimly lit alcove

I pass this studio on my way home every time I leave Manhattan.

(Films shot here include Sex and The City and The Sopranos)

What I wore

Beaded cardigan: Vintage/Thrift. Leggings: American Apparel. Grey jumper: H&M: Shoes: Balenciaga. Fedora: Trash & Vaudeville. Bag <--- the usual
Last night, the boyfriend and me fancied eating out in the city and with no plans on where, we saw The Plaza hotel as we drove down 5th ave, looked at each other and thought ‘why not?’
We sat in their informal The Oak Room lounge and ate sliders and oysters (he had the latter) while we stared at the ornate ceilings, and life sized black and white photos of stars of music and screen who have stayed at the hotel.
I left the house in American Apparel winter leggings and a vintage cardigan. (It comes with a matching floor sweeping skirt that I’ll post another day).
ps. I’m reading the JC giveaway comments as they come in.
It’s cool to sort of ‘see’ a lot of you finally!


  1. Zaire says:

    The cardigan! looks heavy, but gorg.
    and I’ve been meaning to tell you
    the hat “works” on you! haha
    LOVE this post, and the spontaneity of
    you and your bf. lol

    check out my blog btw!

  2. Violeta says:

    do u take your fedora off when your at a restaurant?? jw

  3. Anonymous says:

    what kind of camera do you use?

  4. faith says:

    i love your cardigan, i’m so jealous!!!

  5. SheWearSheShares says:

    I need to go to NY for the vintage. San Francisco lacks it. You find the best things Karen! Maybe I’m not trying hard enough?

  6. Sjaar says:

    Wow, its really nice there and your look is gorgeous as usual!

  7. cla-sib says:

    your cardigan is gorgeous.. love it with the shoes!

    xoxo cla

  8. Ola says:

    I love your blazer!

  9. Mila says:

    omg that cardi is gorgeous!

  10. All Women Stalker says:

    You always do black and black so well. πŸ™‚

  11. Suz says:

    wow that vest is amazing, especially with the shoes

  12. helenlouise says:

    That cardigan is INSANE!

  13. ediot says:

    hi dear! adore that vintage cardi! you look stunning dear-hope you had an great weekend

  14. Fashion Chalet says:

    Alex really wanted to see the Plaza. Next time! πŸ™‚

    I love the sequin shift top so much.


  15. Karoline says:

    Your cardi is amazing!

  16. Catherine says:

    Hey πŸ™‚

    what type of camera is that? I’m shopping around for a new one.

    the picture quality is amazing, especially for a compact.


  17. Morgan-Ashley says:

    This is great, love the shoes, and that fab Jacket!


  18. Morgan-Ashley says:

    This is great, love the shoes, and that fab Jacket!


  19. Morgan-Ashley says:

    This is great, love the shoes, and that fab Jacket!


  20. wingit says:

    Another winner of an outfit, Karen! It’s very MJ-esque! πŸ˜€

  21. SnakeCharmer says:

    Hey gorgeous! I love how you mix casual stuff like oversized cotton tees and vintage gems like that beaded cardigan…I must confess I have stolen that idea from you a few times hahah… Actually you’ve been one of the people who has inspired me to wear what I fancy everyday (which 70% of the time is vintage or thrifted)and I feel really good about it!:D
    Lots of love from Chile

  22. DaniiCali says:

    I want to go there lol:)

    Love your outfit, but what else is new right hehe
    Your shoes are amazing

  23. Victoria Bitten says:

    you pull off the hat look so well. great outfit!

  24. Karen says:

    Zaire – actually its not suprisingly and thanks on the hat. I’ve always loved brimmed hats.

    Fashion Chalet – def next time.

    Violeta – sometimes. Not that night. My hair was awful!

    SheWearSheShares – its digging plus hit or miss too. Sometimes I leave with nothing. (half of the time actually). Also like anything, some places are better than others.

    I Love Jeneen Nicole – thx but trust me. NOT every time!

    All Women Stalker – thx although the cardi is blue and gold. I suppose it DOES look like black in these shots :-

    SnakeCharmer – now THIS is what I like to hear!!

    For those asking about the camera, the one shown in this post is the new compact camera from Leica. I love it!! (90% of my blog posts are with a Nikon though).

    Thx everyone for your comments. I always make a point to read them all every time I post so keep em coming.

    K x

  25. Valencia Lia says:

    I love love your sequin cardigan with those heels! Looking so stunning as always.

    And the place you dined at look so classic and gorgeous. Pssst,what camera are you using here?

  26. Emm says:

    I really like what you wore. Apart fromt the shoes it looks so comfortable and lovely but a little edgy at the same time. Though lets face it, you gotta have the shoes haha Platform heels are just the cherry on top of a hot outfit cake =) Love reading each and every one of your posts. I like to keep a mental note of good ways to wear things for when winter comes around for me (in sydney).

    Would love for you to visit my blog.
    spin dizzy fall

  27. Brigadeiro says:

    LOVE the sequinned cardi!!!