On the last day of our trip, we got up real early, checked out our hotel room at Marriott Marquis and drove to New Jersey for our cruise ride to Statue of Liberty. If you plan to avoid long lines and parking stress, then I suggest taking the ferry from Liberty State Park, New Jersey instead of NYC. There is considerably less crowd and a dedicated parking space to park your car for a minimal fee of $10. As we went on a weekend, parking was absolutely free.
Wearing: Jcrew factory Plaid Shirt (60% off) | Green Skirt (last seen here) | Lady Coat (best-fitted coat; also like this and this) | Boots (under $50 and $120) | Socks | Tights | Beanie (last seen here and here) | Sunglasses
Our first Cruise stop was at Ellis Island, the Immigration Inspection station that was active from 1892 until 1954. The island hosts an Immigration museum, which tells the entire story of American Immigration, including before and after Ellis Island. After we strolled around the Museum, we had our Lunch and took a ferry from Ellis Island to the Statue of Liberty.
Going into the statue was a real pain because once you get inside, you have to wait in lines, first for security check and then for elevators to the top of the pedestal, (to the point where you see people in the above picture) unless you want to cut the line ane climb the 215 steps instead. There is a museum at the top of the pedestal, not sure but somehow we missed to visit. All I could remember is it got colder and breezy once we got there.
One of the other things we missed was to take tickets to the crown of the statue but as we soon as we heard about taking 354 steps to reach to the crown and the fact that there were no elevators, we were relieved about not buying the tickets. Ours legs were already tired from previous days of walking and standing in lines so we had to anyway skip climbing the Crown. Well, there’s always next time, right!?
You can skip both the pedestal and crown all together, if you are travelling with kids or elderly parents. You can see and enjoy the beauty of the statue best from the outside anyway, take a leisurely walk around the statue instead.
Coming to outfits- our outfits were very holiday inspired. A lot of reds and greens! I love this plaid shirt from Jcrew factory (currently marked under $40), it screams holiday to me and the ruffle details are a way to too cute to pass. I paired the shirt with my all time favorite green skirt from the jcrew factory as well and finished the look with my Frye boots and Lady coat (borrowed from Lakki). While Ale wore a Plaid skirt from the Old navy and paired it with Camel turtle neck sweater and added our favorite scarf (that all 3 of us exchanged and wore through the trip). While Lakki also sticked with Plaid and wore a gold swing dress from the Old navy and paired with a Plaid coat from the Old navy as well and completed the look with Hunter boots.
It was almost evening when we reached our car. We quickly went to visit one of Ale’s cousin in New Jersey, then we had our delicious Biryani meal at Paradise Biryani Point (when in NJ, never miss to have a Biryani, they have the best restaurants). It was then time to bid farewell and head back home. We drove almost all night until we reached Cleveland at 3.00 am.
Wearing: Me– Jcrew factory Plaid Shirt (60% off) | Green Skirt (last seen here) | Lady Coat (best fitted coat; also like this and this) | Boots (under $50 and $120) | Socks | Tights | Beanie (last seen here and here) | Sunglasses | Marc Jacobs Bag
Ale– Camel Turtleneck Sweater | Old Navy Plaid Skirt | Scarf | Sperry boots | Utility Parka | c/o Hipstick tights
Lakki– Swing Dress | Old navy Plaid Coat | Plaid Scarf | Hunter Boots