navy crochet dress

I had a lot of questions about the boutique hotel we stayed in when we recently visited New York for a long weekend, so I’m excited to share the details!  Truth be told, Christian has never been a big fan of the big apple. He’s been three times (two of those three were interviews for residency and fellowship so they were slightly stressful), and he’s just more of an outdoorsy, land-lover kind of guy.  His family owns a farm and he’s happiest at the beach or camping in a National Park.

SO, for this trip I was determined to “wow’ him with NY’s beauty! I’ve always loved this city and have been visiting with my family for years, even living here for a summer in college.  We’ve had Thanksgiving dinner in Central Park, ice skated in Rockefeller Center in the snow and stood with the crowds for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade – so I have countless wonderful memories in this magical city!

I wanted to stay downtown in a charming and unique hotel, so after some research I discovered The Marlton Hotel.  It looked very European and nestled in the heart of Greenwich Village, which was exactly what I was going for. For the record, this is not sponsored whatsoever – I wasn’t even really planning on talking about the hotel but I got so many questions I wanted to share the details!

The hotel reminded me so much of the darling spot we stayed in when my sister and I visited Paris, and breakfast and coffee was complimentary each day which was really nice and convenient. It’s certainly not spacious (I don’t think any hotel downtown is), but it was everything we needed and I will absolutely be staying there again.  The bar in the hotel is also really cute, they have fireplaces and a restaurant as well.  A great spot for a chilly New York visit!

I also loved the marquee lights of the awning because it was so easy to locate once we turned on the street, bonus!

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photos by Paige Campbell Linden


dress – not available, love this one, this one (splurge) and this one | fishnet stockings | earrings – H&M (old), similar style here and here | booties | similar clutch here

And of course to mention the dress, I was gifted this dress and have been trying to find it everywhere online! No such luck, but I found a lot of great similar styles!

Thanks so much for reading, and if you have your own NY love story (or favorite hotel), I’d love to hear! XO –

PS – the winners of the Votivo giveaway have been announced in the original post!

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17 thoughts on “Navy Crochet Dress at The Marlton Hotel

  1. I just can’t get over how beautiful you are! Do you get stopped 800 times in New York and get asked to be a model?! 🙂

    I’ve only been to NY once when I was a Senior in HS so since I’m 30 now, it is way past due for me to take a trip there! My husband was actually there last week for a work trip and stayed in Time Square and Nick Cannon was staying in his hotel- crazy!

    1. Oh my gosh NEVER – but my brother would always get stopped when we visited NY. He’s a model hunter favorite! Nick Cannon!!! I hope he asked about dem babies!!

  2. Hi!
    I stayed at the Marlton Hotel last time I visited NYC for work as well, and was so surprised by how adorable it was! I loved the fur blanket that was left on the bed, I have one at home that I am always wrapped in so it just felt like home. I also thought the hotel restaurant was fabulous and the location was so easy, just down the road from Washington Square park! They have an incredible organic & authentic Italian restaurant not far from the Marlton called Palma – it has an indoor garden that you can enjoy your meal in, while smelling the roses (literally!) If you haven’t tried it, I recommend it for next time – I hope Christian loved his visit!

    1. I LOVE this! Sounds like you need to be writing this review – I love everything you’ve recommended!

  3. Oh My God Kat…You just keep giving me LIFE!!!!
    I really need to inbox you to get photographer/model tips!!!
    Now the dress: I have never seen ‘star’ lace before which, to me, makes it that much more unusual. This dress is absolutely gorgeous and you are stunning! But I’m sure you know this! Yes Kat, you are!
    Super awesome post!

  4. You’re always on the GO and I love it!! Such fun trips and it’s a blast following along…you make it seem like your readers are with you! Have fun in Mexico!

    1. You’re so sweet! I have tried to stay home a little more this spring because sometimes all the travel wears me out, but I’ve been looking forward to Mexico for so long! So appreciate all of your kindness!

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