Monday, July 9, 2012

Elizabeth McKay in New York

On my surprise birthday trip to New York, I had the pleasure of visiting Elizabeth McKay's Lexington Avenue showroom.  The windows of the second floor store are gorgeous and display the season's top picks; don't you love the shiny disco ball?

Elizabeth McKay showroom NYC

Since all of my shopping for Elizabeth McKay has been done online or by phone, it was amazing to see the entire summer collection in person. Everything was organized by color and style. The Elizabeth blouse is one of my favorite pieces and is so versatile. As much as I love the prints, it's nice to have a few good solid pieces that are timeless in any preppy wardrobe.  I imagine that Grace Kelly would love to wear Elizabeth McKay as much as I do!

Elizabeth McKay showroom NYC

I spent some time trying on different styles and found that the majority of Elizabeth McKay's styles to fit true to size. The cotton sateen and silk tops and tunics are a perfect pop of color for summer.  Vintage bags and jewelry are also a nice surprise at Elizabeth McKay and perfectly complement the clothing.  The white decor of the showroom is elegant and crisp with large white birdcages as a focal point.

elizabeth mckay nyc showroom

The elephant key chains are whimsical and practical!  

elizabeth mckay elephant

Candles are also a nice surprise!

elizabeth mckay candle

Although I wanted to buy one of everything, I finally decided on the 50's dress in Chevron yellow.  And although I wanted to wear the dress right away, I showed greeeeat restraint and wore this amazing dress to my birthday dinner this weekend.  

Natalia told me that she loved it and that I looked like "one of those beautiful women from the movie The Help."  Since part of Elizabeth McKay's inspiration for these prints came from the movie, I think that Natalia is right!  Natalia is all about dresses that look like part of the wardrobe from that movie!  

Although I can't share all of the juicy details, I can tell you that I saw a preview of the fall collection at Elizabeth McKay and it is amazing.  TDF.  You're going to love it.  

Think more of your favorite styles like the Elizabeth blouse and the Scotland dress in fantastic new prints for and white elephant print anyone?  There's also an incredible amount of texture in the fall collection with soft silk and faux fur!  With colors ranging from classic neutrals to gorgeous emerald jewel tones, there's a lot that you will need for your wardrobe this fall.  

Shopping Guide:  
The Elizabeth McKay showroom is located at 1020 Lexington Avenue around 73rd street on the Upper East Side of New York City.  



  1. You look fabulous! Happy Birthday!

  2. You look SO pretty in your new dress... I am excited for the new fall line! xx

  3. Love your blog! I've been a longtime reader since I used to live in the DC area :) I would love it of you followed my blog back!



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