Thursday, July 30, 2015

Ice Cream Party

I feel really blessed to still be so close with my high school best friends. It's true that college changes things and people, but I'm a strong believer in that when you meet people worth keeping around, you should keep them around. I think this quote from How I Met Your Mother sums it up best:

"You will be shocked when you discover how easy it is in life to part ways with people forever. That's why when you find someone you want to keep around, you do something about it." 

Anyway, I had a perfect summer afternoon with my best friends Anika and Noor. We were actually heading to dinner when an ice cream truck caught our eyes. After a quick flurry of "can we" "should we" "LIVE A LITTLE", we each got a delicious treat to enjoy while strolling downtown. This summer has been significantly more difficult to make plans with friends because we're now semi-adults with jobs and long days and wow I wish I could go back in time. Regardless, I'm glad Anika, Noor, and I got to have this lovely sugar-filled day together.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Brooklyn Beauty

I don't like to sweat, so when the city's steamy I like to hide out in my apartment and watch Netflix from the safety of my very comfy bed. Most weekends I head home to Jersey to escape the unbearable heat trapped between the skyscrapers of Manhattan and float around in my pool while eating the crazy good burgers my sister makes. This past weekend though, I delayed my journey through the terrible tourist trap better known as Times Square and visited the Brooklyn Bridge with some great friends. It was surprisingly lovely out and I loved being able to break out my trusty black kimono again. Exploring the city on my own is always fun but exploring it with close friends is an adventure. I put together an all neutrals look that could transition flawlessly from climbing the Brooklyn Bridge to having a nice dinner with colleagues shortly afterward.

(H&M kimono, AE lace tank top, F21 skirt, IMPO sandals)

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Brunching: The Egg Shop

Located inside the fashionable heart of Soho, The Egg Shop is a hidden treasure for brunch fanatics everywhere. I've been meaning to try this lovely little spot since earlier this spring but have been putting it off because dieting/broke/lazy/it gets really hot in NYC in the summer and I don't want to leave my air conditioned apartment. But finally I got my butt onto the subway and into a cozy corner table at The Egg Shop with a good friend before he heads back to California in August. And it was amazing x10000000, ugh I can still taste the eggs Benedict...The Egg Shop is officially my new favorite brunch spot and I have every intention of going again- lucky for me, it's super super close to where I'll be living during the school year aka I can totally stop by everyday before class, heh.

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Summery Stripes

If I'm being honest, my favorite type of clothes is the kind I can fall asleep in and run to work/class/the train station the next morning in. Which is why this summer, I've fallen completely in love with T-shirt dresses- oversized enough to hide that stubborn roll of belly fat that just won't go away, comfortable enough to wear while adventuring, and flattering enough to become a dependable part of your wardrobe, T-shirt dresses are a valuable necessity for any fashionista.

(American Eagle T-shirt dress, Ray Ban aviators, Steve Madden bag, DV platforms)

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day, America! And a big apology to anyone who isn't American and suffering through the endless #Merica pride posts taking over Facebook and Instagram. There's no day injected with more patriotism than the Fourth of July and there's no better day to be American (yes we have our flaws but today is about freedom!! *cue bald eagles flying in a perfect blue sky*) Fireworks, hot dogs, and American flag decor are the typical accessories to this glorious day but I decided to change it up a bit this year. My family hosted our usual Fourth of July pool party and this year I contributed an American flag made of fruit kabobs. Light, delicious, & very American despite being healthy.