Mommy and Me Style: NYC Nights

Every once in a while I have to take my daughter with me to an evening event. I’ll make the exception if the event is relatively kid friendly and on the weekends. I want my daughter to be comfortable in all settings….weather she needs to introduce herself to an artist at his gallery opening, or to new kids at a birthday party. We have to have the social skills to handle it all!
Below, our mommy and me style for a night out in New York’s Meatpacking District (yes, I wore hells on those cobble stone streets). We attended the gallery opening of the artist Laolu.
See the story and behind the scenes here.

The Lawrences

Family Style

My sister and I have totally opposite styles. Peep these two jumpsuits and jacket combinations. She mixes prints and colors and patterns with ease. I generally opt for a simple black and white classic look. I’m normally forced into flats when I have to take my daughter with me. As a single parent, I have to singlehandedly keep her in line which often means following her around making sure she doesn’t spill her water or knock over anything expensive. HOWEVER, we raveled with my sister and brother in law. Bring on the highest of heels. If I have help, the sky’s the limit. Uncle Gerald had endless energy for spins and flips (she thinks he’s her personal jungle gym), while Auntie Arin garners a respect from her  that  I admire.  I thank you both for allowing me to get my whole life and rock these heels in NYC! It’s been so long!

Credits for these styles below!



On ArinMaya:
Jumpsuit: Beacon’s Closet
Camo Jacket: Urban Outfitters
Shoes: Nine West

On Mocha Mommy:
Black Jumpsuit: Banana Republic
White Jacket: Nordstrom
Shoes: Jessica Simpson
Necklace: Target
Clutch: Nordstrom

On Cameron:
Floral Romper: Target
Sweater: Old Navy
Moto Boots: Old Navy

On Uncle Gerald:
Diashiki: He has no idea, I’ve stalked him for credits but he has no clue where he bought it. Sorry guys.
Slacks: Gap
Shoes: Cole Haan


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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