Rainy days in NYC in general can be seem to be a nausance for many different ways. It’s most commonly found to be an inconvenience due to the damage it can do to homes, such as flooding or rotting of roofs and foundations due to unclean gutters (which is actually easily rectified with Clean Pro Gutter Cleaning Seattle). However, I think the sound of quiet rain and the slowing down makes for the most romantic day ever. I don’t mean romantic as in the novel worthy Fabio sense, but romantic as in how overwhelmingly beautiful the world can be- if you just take a few moments to appreciate it. Today I’ve got some good tips on looking great in the rain with a little help from my friends at Brag Vintage. View Full Post
Spring is finally here and with it comes all the newness of a joyful season. Spring reminds me of many things, little yellow chicks, pastels, Easter, my birthday (April Fool’s day of course), and lots of sunshine. It’s always a fresh start. If a friend of mine hadn’t recommended I checked out a site like antiquesworld.co.uk, I wouldn’t even have anywhere to put my new clothes! It’s perfect timing as well. What better way yo celebrate a fresh start than to clean out the old in your wardrobe and try the pieces you’ve been longing after? Plus, knowing that sites like PromoCodeWatch.com exist and offers so many discounts, what better way to treat yourself than to a new wardrobe full of clothes? You can never have enough clothes in all fairness. View Full Post
The day that Brendan proposed, he told me to make sure I wore something nice. I didn’t know we were going to a palace but I was excited to see what I could pull together to go to one. Bren has in the past told me to wear something nice specifically because he knew I would want pictures. I really took more time than usual to pick this outfit.
When traveling it’s essential to pack things you can wear more than once, such as a coat, a hat, sunglasses. Many tourists think they have to sacrifice style for comfort. This is not the case! I wore a white cotton off the shoulder top, warm wool coat, pants and chiffon pants.
I was so pleased to see that my outfit seemed to even mimic the colors of the flowers in the garden.
France was surprisingly chilly but once the sun peeked out it was finally warm enough to go without a jacket.
I felt really good in this outfit and I even felt glamorous. This might be one of my favorite looks ever. The best part was that none of it was planned!
Well it finally happened. I’m here! I moved to Manhattan on Saturday, and I’m staying.
A lot of people have asked me how I like it, what it’s like and what I’m doing now. I have all the answers! First and foremost, moving to New York City is not for everyone (someone maybe like my baby sister who is overcome with distress when in a cab and who hates smells), but it might be for you! There’s only one real way to find out. Visit. I know many girls who have moved to NYC only to return home. That’s okay! If you are trying to decide if a permanent move is right for you, visit often. Visit often enough to understand the subway before you move here, and already know a favorite dinner spot. If you’re comfortable enough to have a restaurant in your phone book, then this might be the place for you.
Above all you have to do what’s right for you. For me, that meant moving to Manhattan and pursuing this dream.
Even though I’ve been to Manhattan a ton (I’m thinking I was around my hundredth trip by the time I moved), I realized once I woke up here the next morning that I was a little bit scared. A big change is scary! Honestly, what doesn’t scare you doesn’t challenge you.
My best tip for making a big change is to just do it. When Bren and I decided to move to Manhattan we were both absolutely sure. At the same time, it was similar to ripping a bandaid off, you just do it all at once. We packed up our apartment and started looking for a place to live right away.
So many reasons to love NY: 1. $1 slices of pizza
2. Fashion everywhere
3. $116 for an unlimited Metrocard (subway card) gets you anywhere you want in any of the boroughs.
4. Food food food
5. Art, museums, music etc.
I could probably keep listing for the next several years…
This blog has been a huge refection of what my life has been about, and now it will also be about my transition in NYC. I’m beyond thrilled that I’ve made this move and I’m even more blessed. Thank you to the many of you who have been reading and asking me about this move, I’m ready for you NY! My mom always taught me that if you want to do great, you have to put your whole heart into everything you do. My parents took me to New York when I was 10 for the first time, and I knew even back then, that one day “when I grew up” I would move to Manhattan. It’s crazy how life work sometimes.