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When I first moved to NYC last August (on the first to be exact) I really wasn’t totally sure of what was to come next. I knew I wanted to move to New York as a child. Even with the uncertainty of what I wanted out of life, and what I wanted to do with my career- I always knew that one day I would move to NYC. I am extremely fortunate that my fiancé also wanted to move to New York, and we had talked about it for four years. After my fiancé Brendan gradated from university in North Carolina, we both knew the time had come to make the big move.  View Full Post

What I’ve learned living in New York City style. Growing up in North Carolina I always felt the need to try to fit in, and dress in a certain way so I wouldn’t stand out at all. In New York, I definitely feel comfortable dressing any way because everyone is so open minded. It’s one of my favourite things about the city. You can do anything, and become anyone. It’s a beautiful place to live and it’s progressive. I will say the same for the south, but NYC is definitely some ways ahead.

DSC_3905  1.) If you want to go shopping, get your hair blown out, or order Thai tea..you can do all of that at 3 am here. It sounds strange (and unnecessary) but I’m discovering that NYC is called the city that never sleeps for a reason.

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2.) The best stores are tucked away and not as easy to find. Chelsea, and Tribeca are both neighborhoods that have many tucked aways stores that a lot of people don’t know about. I also suggest going into a store that looks really interesting to you. Almost always, your gut feeling is right and you’ll find the most beautiful pieces randomly.

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3.) Trends dominate more so here than other places. However, unique outfits are also prominent. It’s refreshing to live here and see so many distinct people and styles.

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4.) New Yorkers are happy to help you. If you ask if a store has been picked over, or if a sample sale is worth the wait, you’ll be surprised how honest (and often times kind) most people are. There’s there stereotype that New Yorkers are rude, and excessively aggressive people that hate everyone. While I agree that New Yorkers are aggressive, I definitely don’t think they are rude, and insinuating that will cause one to be very rude to you. Just be polite and you’ll be surprised how far that will get you.

xx

Belle

What should you wear to go out tonight? Well, first off, where are you going? Are you going out with friends or having dinner with your family?

Ask yourself before you even look in your closet the following things:

Am I going somewhere upscale (and fancy)?

Is this a casual gathering?

Will my grandmother be there? If so, should I really wear a bandage dress?

Outfit Details:

Dress: Urban Outfitters 

Belt: Burberry

Shoes: Christian Louboutin

Bag: Chanel

Spotted running around 34th street wearing faux fur and drinking a cappuccino (with soy). A very typical Belle sighting. ☕️💋☕️💋

Outfit Details:
Shirt: Zara
Jacket: Zara
Pants: Burberry
Shoes: Givenchy (60’s)
Bag: Givenchy