Summer in NYC seemed to be the most interesting summer I’ve experienced yet. One day it stopped being warm and went directly into being so hot you thought you might actually be melting. With the “final days” of summer upon us, I try to wear all the summery breezy dresses I can before pulling on layers for the next six months. View Full Post
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
This was by far my favourite outfit I wore while in Paris. I wore this the night Brendan proposed to me, we tried to go to a fancy high rise for dinner but they didn’t accept reservations and we were starving. We ended up going to a small diner that served Italian food and we were extremely over dressed.
Although we didn’t go to a super fancy dinner like most couples do when they get engaged, I love that we went to a diner in great clothes because it was so much more relaxed and I still felt like a million bucks.
Today I decided to get lost. In Chinatown! It’s been a long time since I’ve explored Chinatown, so I looked around! Chinatown is such a wonderful place to go exploring. SO many sounds, and smells (especially smells, there’s a ton of fresh fish markets). Some of my absolute favorite markets are in Chinatown. Chinatown is so much more than just Canal Street. If you ever get the chance, go and explore it!
Canal street is crazy busy like much of New York, but a lot of Chinatown isn’t! There are a ton of Asian beauty supply stores, salons and cute boutiques to look at! I got a few packages of cookies and tea!
Is this a cucumber? I didn’t see a sign anywhere for these and they look like fat cucumbers.
Gorgeous little streamers in a Chinese party decor store. I especially love all the red!
Today was the hottest day I’ve spent in NYC to date. Not normally a girl to wear anything very short, I soon changed my tune when I felt how muggy it was.
Pro Tip: if you are like me, a little self conscious whilst wearing anything teeny tiny, wear biker shorts. no, not the padded ones silly! If the breeze finally decides to show up and your skirt picks up, jokes on everyone else because you’ll have on some sort of under armor skin short.
One of my favorite things in the world is mixing high fashion with vintage pieces. I would never say I do this to avoid looking “dated”, because a huge chunk of my clothing is over 40 years old. The Dior fusion sneaker is a shoe that I’ve been thinking of for some time now and when I paired it with this vintage 60′s dress, it was like a dream from heaven. The pink from both matched! Some people might tell you not to get too matchy-matchy. I, on the other hand, love it. There is something deeply satisfying to me when I buy something and the color matches perfectly to something else I own. It’s almost like meeting a clothing soulmate, and you were always meant to be a “match”.
Fanning myself because I feel like I’m melting. It’s hard to be so “glamourous” when it’s 95 degrees.
Dress: L Train Vintage pink 60′s dress.
Shoes: Black Mary Janes Prada/ Sneakers Dior Fusion
Purse: Chanel Grand Shopping Tote
Earrings: Vintage 60′s
Do you like mixing vintage fashion with high fashion?