Roses in Spanish Harlem

We’re in New York City!

red roses

I wore this dress on the plane. It made me feel like I was back in the 1960s, a time ladies looked like they were on their way to a special event when traveling. Indeed, flying is a very special event for me! It never ceases to thrill me as the jet engines start up and we take to the sky where the world looks a lot smaller and somehow more peaceful.

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This is the first of my outfits in NYC: black with white polka dots and big, bold red roses. I wore it to have dinner with friends at the Harlem Tavern.

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The Brownstone buildings in Manhattan are charming and a fantastic backdrop for photos. This one is a replica built to look like the original ones. It’s a newer building but very much in keeping with the character of the old architecture.

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A stroll around Harlem in my dress of red roses reminded me of Cliff Richard singing this song and I can imagine dancing a rumba.

First thing on my list of where to go next?

Central Park!




About carmen

Beauty is only skin deep, but health goes deep to the bones. Money can buy designer clothes, but it can’t buy health.
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16 Responses to Roses in Spanish Harlem

  1. Forget the backgroud, forget the dress, forget the shoes, forget the bag !!!!! BUT THESE GLOVES !!!!!! OMG Carmen – what an outfit, what an idea !!! You can be sure I’m going to adopt it on my blog ;))))) . I’ve always liked glamourous stylings like this one and adding gloves is really all you need to achieve it. A fantastic idea – love it. :))))))) Best wishes – Margot :))))

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    • carmen says:

      Ha ha ha!!! πŸ˜€ I’m so glad you like my little black gloves Margot! You’re quite right, they add a glamorous touch. Dainty little gloves were part of my elegant mother’s outfits. I remember her wearing them anytime she wore a dress. She truly inspired me. I also have a pair of white ones and a pair of long black gloves. It’s surprising how gloves make me feel like a lady! πŸ™‚

      My dear mother was born in August, here with her little white gloves.
      Me in my red velvet dress.

      ❀ carmen


  2. utesmile says:

    That dress is so lovely, I would wear it straight away too. Suits you perfectly!

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  3. dan says:

    Oh, Carmen…I love your dress and how it fits you!! The print is precious … you are a so perfectly stylish lady…
    Visiting NYC is at the top of my wishlist. Maybe one day…you can never know!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you so much Dan! I love the print too and the style. The dress and this romantic song make me feel like dancing a rumba! I hope your wish comes true to visit NYC someday, in that case, you must come one stop further west to visit me (near Toronto). πŸ™‚

      ❀ carmen


  4. Hi Carmen. Just discovered you through Patti’s Visible Monday linkup. Had to come over to say how much I love this dress. Anything vintage inspired is great in my book, especially polka dots and roses. Can’t go wrong there. And love how you’re wearing the wrist length gloves like a true stylish 60s lady would! Yes, back when people actually got dressed up to fly on a plane. Those were the days πŸ™‚


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    • carmen says:

      A pleasure to meet you too Theresa! My mom used to wear little white gloves and bought me a matching pair when I was a little girl that I wore to church on Sundays (happy memories). They’re so fun to wear and make me feel like I’m playing dress-ups (more happy memories!).

      Thanks so much for stopping by!
      ❀ carmen


  5. josep-maria says:

    Oh my gosh, Carmen, that cute dress! And you look wonderful you with it! I love the stamping and vintage design so beautiful, that makes you a wonderful lady, a wonderful movie diva of the best years of Hollywood. Precious the play of colors, white, black, red … Precious the simple design of the dress, with your arms to the air and the flight and volume of the bottom. Beautiful gloves, a detail so sophisticated and beautiful. Precious the bag and accessories in red … Precious the song … But, as always, the most important are you, you are the most beautiful post and the photo without sunglasses is, simply … the authentic Queen of beauty and elegance.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you very much Josep-Maria, always generous with your kind words! I love wearing this dress, it makes me feel special and reminds me of Hollywood classics: times when movies were worth watching with happy endings and romantic songs and beautiful dancing.

      ❀ carmen

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  6. finbarsgift says:

    You and NYC, what a pleasant duet ⚘⚘⚘

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  7. Angelika says:

    “MΓ€dchen die Rosen am Busen tragen, darf man kΓΌssen ohne zu fragen.” πŸ˜‰

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