After being stuck at work all weekend, I really wanted to take advantage of the beautiful day outside. I don’t really have close friends and since my job has me working an odd schedule, I always find myself off from work on certain days during the week but with nothing to do and no one to hang out with. It doesn’t help that I have not been feeling like myself lately. I can’t help but feel like I am in rut. I am two years away from turning 30 and am nowhere near where I thought I would be in life. I am stuck in a career that I do not like and stuck in the same neighborhood I am so desperately trying to move out of.
Now any other day, I would have sat in bed contemplating what to do on my day off. Going into the city always seems tempting but then I start thinking about the hassle of walking to the subway (which is quite a walk from where I live) and having to put up with crowded trains, the pushing and shoving and anxiety immediately takes over. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a city girl who grew up getting from point A to point B on the good ole’ MTA but the older I get, the lower my threshold of things I can put up with on public transportation gets. So I usually just end up hopping on a bus that takes me to a shopping center about 15 minutes away. At this point I am there so frequently that workers from various stores already recognize me. I must admit it is kind of embarrassing.
So today I was determined to do something different. I got up early, showered, got dressed and was out the door by 10am. As much as I dislike taking the subway, I got on the train and went all the way downtown to the Soho area. I have some events coming up and thought that would be the perfect place to get some shopping done. Once I was finished with shopping, I was about to go to the Starbucks I always go to when I am in that area ( I am definitely a creature of habit), but then decided I would like to try something new. I went on Yelp and looked up cafes in the area and came across a place called Two Hands. The reviews were great and everyone was raving about their avocado toast. So off I went to find the cute, little café.
It was a great day. It was one of the few times I really enjoyed my own company. It felt good to step outside of my comfort zone.
What have you guys done recently to step outside of your comfort zones?
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The temperature cooled down just a tad bit for us here in the NYC area. I felt like it was the perfect weather to bring back this long sleeveless vest I featured in my Instagram for Mother’s Day. I love how it glams up any outfit I wear it with effortlessly. I liked the combination of the all black outfit and the olive color of the vest.
Now I have to admit, my favorite part of my outfit are my shoes! I had been lusting over these Sam Edelman Yates sandals for over a year but could never bring myself to spend that amount of money on a pair of shoes. I was browsing on Hautelook several months ago and to my surprise they were selling them for a very good deal. I love how great the sandals look paired up with the red purse (which I also got from Hautelook!) Hautelook is one of my favorite sites to shop. You can find great stuff at amazing discounted prices so if you guys have not checked them out I suggest you do! I am not being sponsored to say this by the way.
Shoes: Sam Edelman Yates (purchased on Hautelook)
Purse: Vince Camuto (purchased on Hautelook)
The weather has finally warmed up in NYC!
I had the day off from work and wanted to soak up the warm weather. I met up with my cousin and headed downtown. We walked around Union Square and even more downtown near the Washington Square Park area. Days like this I really feel blessed to live in such a beautiful, lively city.
My day to day style is all about comfy chic and I think my outfit nailed it. The sweater I was wearing is the perfect spring staple. It is warm enough for the cool spring days but light enough for the warm afternoons. I actually own this sweater in beige and black as well.
The heels were definitely my favorite part of the outfit. I got these nude, caged heels from Aldos and am so happy with my purchase. The color is the perfect nude for me and it is something I can wear with pretty much anything. The shoes are actually very comfortable to walk in which makes them even better. I know I will be living in these all spring and summer. What are your spring must haves?
Denim on denim has got to be one of my favorite outfit combos. Pair with a bright lip and leopard clutch and you got yourself a winner in my book. This outfit was comfy enough for an afternoon stroll in the park, yet chic enough for happy hour right after.
Let us not forget about these Steve Madden lace up sandals. Perfect way to add a little something to your outfits whether it be shorts or dresses. The color makes it easy to pair with basically anything. Definitely will try to get more use out of them before the cold weather arrives.
Last minute plans for a girls night out! What to wear?! This was exactly what was going through my mind as I was digging in my small, crammed closet. It was Saturday night a couple of weeks ago when my cousins and I decided to hit up the night scence in the Uptown NY area. This may sound crazy, but this was my first time ever wearing a top this revealing. I love how bodysuits look on other people but I never felt like I would be able to pull it off. Thankfully (with the help of pasties of course) this outfit turned out to be one of my favorites of the summer so far. I have already been thinking of other ways to style it. Definitley a good buy and am even considering getting it in more colors!
Hello and welcome to my very first blog post!
Why am I starting a blog? Especially when there are so many blogs out there already? Who will actually take the time to view this? I don’t know. All I know is that I am a 27 year old girl living in one of the best cities in the world with a college degree and a good paying job. Awesome family and amazing boyfriend. But am I happy? Nope.
I don’t want to seem ungrateful because I am not. I am blessed in a lot of ways and I am forever thankful for what I do have. Yet being stuck in a job you really do not like can take an emotional and physical toll on you. I want a job I am passionate about. Something that will make me excited to wake up everyday. I do not want to dread Mondays. But until that job comes along, I figured blogging would be a great way of expressing one of my many passions : fashion.
I love putting outfits together, getting dressed up and caking that make up on, hunny! It is amazing how an outfit can change how you feel.
No I am not a professional so please be courteous! These pictures were taken last week . It was a super hot day in NYC so I kept my outfit very casual with minimal accessories. The shorts are from Express, one of my favorite stores. They are on the short side but really comfy. The top I got from Bebe last year if I am not mistaken. I do not know what it is about off the shoulder tops but they always seem to add a touch of elegance to any outfit. What do you guys think?