Friday, June 23, 2017

Taiyaki NYC: Unicorn Icecream




Voted the "#1 most instagrammable food in NYC" by Buzzfeed, Taiyaki NYC is a popular Japanese dessert spot serving up a classic Japanese snack with a trendy twist, combining icecream with freshly baked biscuits shaped like fish that are traditionally eaten for breakfast in Japan. The texture is similar to a soft waffle and a very tasty alternative to a regular icecream cone. Taiyaki is located right by Chinatown and Little Italy on 119 Baxter Street- it's a little small so be prepared to wait for a seat or eat outside.


We got the unicorns, aka the prettiest item on the menu at the moment- they're always adding new designs so you never know when there's going to be something prettier. Strawberry and vanilla icecream are swirled onto the fish and topped with a golden horn and ears. C'est magnifique! 10/10 definitely recommend stopping by if you're on the hunt for something cold and sweet or if you just want to update your Instagram- it's worth it.

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Job Interview Season 

I had one of my first post-grad job interviews yesterday which was a little nerve wracking but also fun because I finally got to wear this ruffled sleeve dress from Zara! I spotted it while waiting at the airport in Hong Kong last month and knew I had to have it. I'm obsessed with the light blue and white pin stripe fabric and knew the cut would be flattering- I feel like you eventually get to a point where you can tell if something will look good on you and while most of the time that means I instinctively know most things won't look good on me, this was the rare time where I knew it would work. 
For my interview, I wanted to be formal without being stuffy or overdressed (I can't stand blazers) and felt confident in this look. I think it's important to look like yourself and feel good- the way I dress definitely impacts how I carry myself and so I wanted to wear something I knew I felt confident in. The dress is very light, perfect for breezing through the humid city air, and dressed up quite nicely with a pair of black patent leather heels from Michael Kors. 

(Dress: Zara, Bag: Kate Spade, Heels: Michael Kors)

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Easy, Breezy, Beach Bum

Hey look- I kept my promise about posting more regularly! Keeping this one short because it's a fairly simple summer look. I found this gorgeous blue and white floral print cover up at TJ Max (I'm really on a roll with this whole bargain shopping thing) and paired it with my handy dandy white hat from Nordstrom Rack last summer (see, I can be thrifty when I want to be, MOM). The result is a relaxed, chic ensemble perfect for roaming the beach or wearing to the pool. 


Monday, June 12, 2017

Casual in Cabo: Vacation Style

Hey hey hey, how's it going? I kind of went on an unintentional hiatus with the outfit posts (and writing on here in general) but I'm back now! I'm currently on vacation in Los Cabo, Mexico with my family and feeling like I'm in paradise everyday. I did a lot of last minute shopping before our trip (classic) and my favorite find is definitely this matching top & bottom striped set from *drum roll please* Target!! Target isn't the first place I think of when I'm on the hunt for new clothes but I love this set so much and it was only $20!! The stripes are slimming (yesss) and I love that I can also wear these pieces separately with other clothing, so it's really three outfits!

(Top & Bottom: Target, Bag: Zara)