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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. What better way to celebrate a fresh start than to clean out the old in your wardrobe and try the pieces you’ve been longing after? View Full Post

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Well it finally happened. I’m here! I moved to Manhattan on Saturday, and I’m staying. 

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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 NYC is not for everyone (someone maybe like my baby sister who is overcome with distress when in a cab and who hates smells). 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. 

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Above all you have to do what’s right for you. For me, that meant moving to Manhattan and pursuing this dream.

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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. Big change is scary! Honestly, what doesn’t scare you doesn’t challenge you. 

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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. 

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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 borougs. 

4. Food food food

5. Art, museums, music etc.

I could probably keep listing for the next several years…

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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. 

love always, 
Belle 

Outfit Details:

Dress: Zara

Skirt: Handmade by Holly M

Shoes: Manolo Blahnik 

Bag: Aldo

Hat: Vintage 50′s

Sunglasses: Christian DIor