There are a few wildcard months in New York where I’m clueless about how to dress….mostly during the transitional months. April and May are a toss up. Summer could creep in early, or winter could hang on. We never know. September and October could have us still rocking bare thighs or bundled in fur hoods. 

It’s currently April and we’re dealing with the last bits of winter, while remaining optimistic about spring.  What was snow for the past 3 months has turned to rain, but every once in a while the clouds part and we get a sunny day. 

This sunny afternoon, I took Cam to a pre-birthday lunch at Sushi D in Clinton Hill. The sun was shining and I felt compelled to try out some of the new pieces I was saving for summer. With the promise of 60 degrees and sunshine, I chose this coral and cream color block maxi dress— perfect for a crisp spring day. I recently stumbled upon the instagram for the trendy online boutique, PInkBlush. They carry gorgeous dresses and chic, comfy styles for all occasions.


I’m a huge fan of starting with the basics and building on. This dress has clean, simple lines on top and a graceful flowy bottom. Here, I paired it with a denim jacket and accessorized with a simple string of faux pearls and a makeup bag turned clutch that I borrowed from my sister. 

Confession: I did not comb my daughter’s hair today. I wanted to get out asap, so instead of pulling out all the hair tools and spending 30 minutes combing, brushing, oiling, spraying, moisturizing, and twisting…I threw a headwrap on her and hit the road. Her black and white graphic tee is a super versatile piece that goes with everything.  It reads: “It All Starts With Us,” and is one of her favorites by Cat & Jack. Luckily it paired well with a denim jacket, her colorful headwrap and hot pink laces. 

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 All Photos by Arin Maya Lawrence @arinmaya


Nia Lawrence has over 10 years of experience working as an Art Director at some of the top magazinesin New York City. She was responsible for creating visual content for companies such as Real Simple, Latina, Redbook, Women's Health, Martha Stewart Living, Suede and Victoria's Secret.. ​ Brooklyn, NY is home to the mom of one who currently runs the Nia Lawrence Design Studio, a print and digital marketing company.

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