Tuesday, December 3, 2013
Quick coffee shop trips always call for a outfit that's simple and cute. I finally caved in and bought a pair of boyfriend fit denim. At first, I wasn't too fond of how they fit but it is definitely something that needs getting used to. Women are accustomed to feeling like they always have to wear form fitting or clothing that's tight. I believe it can still be attractive when a woman just looks comfortable in her own skin, even if that means a pair of baggy jeans, a slouchy sweater with a bun on top of her head.
While in New York, I had the "I don't care, I'm in New York" state of mind and splurged on this beautiful Michael Kors bag. I honestly could not resist when I saw it in person considering I've been eyeballing it online for awhile. The color, the style, everything is perfect.
I was introduced to this coffee shop through a friend and had to go there as soon as possible. I only took this one picture, but it was full of different rooms decorated with vintage art and wood and all other unique coffee shop perfections. Everything was baked and brewed right in front of you and was filled with trendy people and book worms. Considering finals week is here, I will be stopping by here again shortly. Stardust Video & Coffee
Jeans: Target T-shirt: Forever 21 Flats: Target Sunglasses: Ray-Ban Purse: Michael Kors (Selma)
Tuesday, November 19, 2013
We didn't fly in 'til Friday night, where we took a train to Union Square and had dinner at a burger joint called 5 Napkin Burger, which hit the spot considering the airport process is hours long. Afterwards, we decided to hang out and walk through Time Square just to see all the crazy that it is.
Considering I hadn't been to New York in 7 years, I thought it would be fun to wake up in the morning and go get the girls coffee and donuts. I was pathetically exciting about walking a block all alone to the nearby Dunkin Donuts, but hey, it's the little things. Our first stop that day was Central Park, which was more beautiful than ever. The colors of fall were so vibrant and natural. I couldn't take my eyes off of everything that was around me; I just wanted to soak everything in.
On our way to brunch in the West Village, I finally got to see the new World Trade Center. The fact that the second to last time I was in New York, I left two weeks before 9/11. Time flies and now, the building is so beautiful. While walking through the streets of SoHo, it was love at first sight, but I guess anyone could've guessed that. It was absolutely perfect. The park was filled with people in gorgeous clothes, live music, the iconic fountain, guys throwing the football around in their collegiate sweatshirts, an extremely talented man playing piano, and all other fantastic things that are New York. Next stop was Boozy Brunch at Sotto 13 and it was brilliant! Two hours all you can drink and some of the most delicious food and atmosphere a girl could wish for! After a little too much boozy and brunch, we bar hopped a little and stopped at the The Four-Faced Liar and then ended the night at Houston Hall! Yes, this day consisted of 14 hours of constant walking, talking, eating and drinking and I had no complaints!
One of the main things I wanted to do while I was in NYC was go to the Brooklyn Flea which is located in Williamsburg. The pictures above with the view of the water were taken right before we shopped at the flea, and it was beautiful. The flea was a magical wonderland of vintage and antique jewelry, clothes, and anything else that you could think of with food tents as well! The whole atmosphere had me written all over it. After taking forever to finally find a place to eat, we ended up at a random place called Lodge where the people were cool, calm, and collected and I was extremely jealous. Everything was drank out of a mason jar and had a clever name.
And for our last night, we had the best idea ever. After having dinner at an authentic Chinese place, we went out with a bang by going to Top of the Rock of the Rockefeller Center. I fell hopelessly in love with the view and wanted to camp out there for the rest of my life, even though it was so cold I thought I was going to get frostbite (hey, still a florida girl). I could see the whole city and it was an amazing feeling of how beautiful the city lights were and the night sky mixed with knowing all the hustle and bustle down below and how so many other things are going on at that very moment. I took a deep breath and stared at everything in silence, knowing that this city is where I wanted to be. As much as I love nature, there's something about those tall buildings and bright lights of the city that never sleeps. It was absolutely gorgeous.
This trip was nothing short of amazing and I could not thank my friend enough for allowing me to have the best weekend of my life. I was already planning my next trip before I even left and I'm currently also planning my move there as well. I believe everyone has to live in NYC for at least a year. Even though it's still in America, all the different people and the way of living can be a real culture shock, and you may love it or you may hate it. But there's a something about New York where a dose of it is good for everybody. Can't wait to go back! xx
Thursday, November 7, 2013
In honor of going to New York this weekend, I dedicated a little post. Of course I need the essentials for the Big Apple this time of year; scarves, hats, and boots. I can't wait to experience some chilly weather, even if it means a cold is underway.
When I first moved into my apartment, I knew I wanted it to look like a loft in the Upper East Side. Considering I don't live in New York and it's just a regular ole' apartment, I added my own spin on things. I finally believed in love at first sight when I saw this wallpaper online at Urban Outfitters. Since there was no way I was going to get a brick wall, this was the next best thing. Then of course I have the white iron bed with this amazing headboard, but the wall just wasn't complete with my gigantic, canvas of New York City. Sometimes I stare into the picture and just envision myself walking through the busy streets, running to get coffee for Miranda Priestly...I mean, oops. Sometimes I like to think I'm Anne Hathaway's character in The Devil Wears Prada. Regardless, NYC is where my hearts resides.
Apparently overpacking isn't allowed when you're flying. Well, it is but that's only if you want to pay a weight overage fee for how heavy your suitcase is. I'm so thrilled to finally be in a place where I feel like I can truly express myself and be 100% me. I'm born and raised in Florida, but I've never met someone who less of a Florida girl than I am; I will live in the city one day. There's something about the hustle of the city, always on the go atmosphere that I crave and I'll be counting down the days 'til I can make that dream into a reality. For now, these next 3 days will have to do.
Tuesday, October 29, 2013
I couldn't resist the lighting and how perfect this day was. Currently, this is my favorite dress with it's fall colors and unique, open back (which has been my weakness lately). I opted for a dark lip which I felt was necessary since it is so close to Halloween and considering it made me feel like I could go to a casting for Vampire Diaries (my other weakness).
The roomie and I finally found time to carve our pumpkin and went for an adorable, little ghost. Carving a pumpkin is harder than it looks, so props to the people who deserve an award for their sweet pumpkin carving skills.
And now Halloween is only two days away, ah! I decided what I'm going to be, but I'm not sure the world should know yet. It's a little nerdy..actually, a lot nerdy and anyone who knows me will not be surprised once they see it. It definitely has to do with my love for all things British, so I guess if you put nerdy and British together you get.......
HARRY POTTER! (the female version). I am too excited for my own good. Enjoy your Halloween! xx
Dress: Forever 21 Boots: Charlotte Russe Belt: Forever 21 Watch: Michael Kors Lip: Rockstar by Urban Decay Nails: Lincoln Park After Dark by OPI