Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Hello Warmer Weather

 Top:from my sister's closet; jacket: Free People via Marshall's, Sunglasses: TJMaxx; Booties: Vera Wang via Kohl's

 I could not be happier that Spring seems to have finally sprung! To me, warmer weather gives me more of an excuse to do what I love most: wander around New York City.  Being that this past weekend was so beautiful outside, I had to take advantage of it. My friend Ally and I discovered that one of our favorite neighborhoods in the city is the West Village.  The area is filled with such beautiful buildings, not to mention cafes and restaurants as well.  There is just something about the West Village that reminds of a peaceful getaway from the bustling and always crowded Times Square. While on our walk, we decided to stop at this really cute 50's style diner, called Hamilton's Soda Fountain and Luncheonette.  If you are a lover of milkshakes, soda, ice cream, or any combination of the 3, I definitely recommend this place!  They also have some basic diner type items-hamburgers, hotdogs, fries, and all at very reasonable prices.  I would definitely go back to this place in a heartbeat, that it just how much I enjoyed it.

I have been dying to blog about this subtle floral printed jacket that I am wearing in my photos above.  I found this jacket on clearance at Marshall's.  It was originally worth over $100, but after several price reductions, the purple clearance tag read only $25!I could not believe my eyes when I saw the quality of the item for the price that it was marked at.  This is the type of deal that you just cannot pass up. 

Photo Credits: Ally Moran from Sea Sugar Style

Monday, March 16, 2015

Goodbye Winter

Coat: Sam Edelman; Top: Rachel Roy; Pants:Rachel Roy via Macy's Boots: Tommy Hilfiger; Hat: Michael Kors

 Looking back through my photos, I realized that I forgot to post these pictures from a very cold, but fun February day.  My friend and I went to an event hosted by Bauble Bar and Benefit Cosmetics, at the Chelsea Market.  On our walk back, we decided to take advantage of the great photo opportunity that these pretty apartment buildings provided us with. This winter seemed as if it was never going to come to an end.  I am relieved to see that the weather is finally beginning to warm up and that the springtime is very near!  I hope this will be my last winter outfit post for a while.

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

New York Fashion Week

Although New York Fashion Week has been over for approximately two weeks,  I am just finding the time to post about it now, which I am very sorry about.  However, Paris Fashion Week is just beginning now, so I figured that this post would still be relevant to the industry.  As is the case with all of you fashion enthusiasts out there, Fashion Week is one of the most wonderful times of the year..next to the Holiday Season of course.   Even though I am not yet someone important enough to be personally invited to a show, I had the amazing opportunity of volunteering for an event during New York Fashion week, as I had done last semester as well.  Through the use of connections that the Fashion Institute of Technology has, I was able to to sign up and volunteer for a marketing agency called PLITZS. The event that this company hosted was comprised of multiple collections presented from up and coming designers from all around the world. It is truly an amazing experience to go behind the scenes and see with your very own eyes what actually happens before showtime.  I was lucky enough to help the models change into their clothing and prepare them for their walk down the runway.  As a volunteer, you have to be willing to act quickly and be prepared to do whatever you are told to do.  During some of the shows, there was a shortage of models present, so myself and the other volunteers had to run around backstage, trying to find replacement models that would be able to fit into the outfits needed.  It can sometimes be very hectic and crazy, but it is worth every minute of it!

Thursday, January 22, 2015

Liebster Award

Hi Everyone! I just wanted to thank Sarina Cannizzaro from Kiss of Pink for nominating me for the Liebster Award!  This award is passed around in the blogging community to bloggers who have 200 or fewer followers, as a way for bloggers to get to know one another. In order to accept the award, each nominee has to answer the questions that the nominator asked them.  They then have to make up eleven questions of their own and pass it on to five other bloggers who he/she wishes to nominate for the award. 
Here are my responses to the questions that Sarina asked me!:

1. How did you create your blog name?
When I first decided to create my own blog, it honestly took me a little while to come up with the right name for it.  I knew that I wanted to include a clear hint in the name to show that it is primarily a fashion blog.  As I started coming up with different names in my head, for some reason the word 'craving' came up because I am constantly craving different foods and I thought that it also related to fashion because along with most other people, I am always looking into new trends and styles to incorporate into my wardrobe. 

2. What made you want to start blogging?
For as long as I can remember, fashion has always been a huge part of my life. A few years ago, I decided that I wanted to share my ideas and personal style with others who have similar interests to me.  It is a way for me to share my creativity and I always have a blast while doing so. 

3. How long have you been blogging for?
I have been blogging for about 1 and a half years now, and I have been loving every second of it!  Although I have been doing it for a decent amount of time now, I am still in the process of learning more about it each and every time I make a new post. 

4. What do you find most challenging about blogging?
When I went away to school, I started to find it difficult to consistently keep up with my blog and to find enough room in my schedule to continue to work on it. 

5. What do you find most rewarding about blogging?
What I find most rewarding about having my own blog is the satisfaction that I get from posting and seeing that there are some people out there who actually do read my blog and I can't be more thankful for that! I love seeing people's reactions to what I have to say and I am amazed every time I see a comment on one of my blog posts.

6. How many times a week do you try to post?
I am working on trying to be more consistent with my posts.  It is sometimes difficult to keep up with it very often while trying to juggle school work and other school related activities.  Ideally, I am hoping to post at least 1-2 times a week in the future. 

7. What is your favorite movie?
My all time favorite movie is definitely The Parent Trap with Lindsey Lohan.  When I was in Kindergarten, my mother and I would watch this movie every single day after school.  After watching it so many times, both of us remembered all of the lines and we still love watching it to this day.

 8. What is your favorite fashion trend?
One of my favorite trends has to be a full/pleated skirt.  I love the look of it and I am always drawn to them anytime I see them in a store.

9. If you could travel anywhere in the world, where would you go?
I have always wanted to go to Italy because I have family there and also because I want to be able to experience the beautiful country.  I am hoping to travel there for a study abroad program in a couple of years. 

10. If you were given a million dollars, how would you spend it?
I have actually thought about this many times and it is always so hard for me to come up with a definite answer.  I think I would buy my dream house on a tropical island and I would bring all of my family members and friends to stay with me.  I would then save some of the money for a few spurge purchases and the rest I would donate to those in need.

11. If you could meet any celebrity (alive or passed) who would it be?
A dream come true for me would be if I met the whole cast of the tv show "Friends."  I love that show so much and it never fails to lighten my mood and put a smile on my face. 

Now I would like to nominate the following bloggers for the Liebster Award:
-Ally Moran from Ally Takes New York -Jaime Taylor from Candy Stilettos -Lyndsay from Prosecco in the Park -Claire from Little Miss Fashion Queen -Cara from Cara's Cliché

In order to accept the award, each nominee must answer the eleven questions below.  Then you will nominate 5-10 other bloggers for the award and be sure to comment on one of their posts to let them know that you nominated them!

Here are your questions to answer:
1. What inspired you to create your blog?
2. What do you love most about blogging?
3. If you could live anywhere in the world, where would it be?
4. What is your favorite thing to do in your free time?
5. What is your favorite childhood memory?
6. What is your favorite store to shop in and why?
7. How did you choose your blog name?
8. Who is your biggest inspiration in life?
9. What is your favorite television show?
10. Do you prefer coffee or tea?
11. If you could wish for one thing in life, what would it be?

Monday, January 19, 2015

Chic with a Twist of Prep


White Top: Kenneth Cole Reaction Outlet Store; Fuzzy Sweater: Marshall's; Skirt: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's; Booties: Vera Wang Via Kohl's ; Knee Socks: TJ Maxx
It has been a while since the last time I have made a post, and to anyone who may view my blog I am sorry about that delay! Before I went away to school, I relied on one of my family members to take my pictures for my blog.  Now that I am no longer at home all of the time,  I have learned that I have to set aside more time for myself to work on it and to find others willing to take the pictures for me.   I am now on my last week of break after completing my first semester at college.  Some people say the first semester of college is the toughest, but I am glad that I made it through successfully!
About my Outfit: TJ Maxx is one of my all-time favorite stores to shop in anytime of the year.  It is one of those stores that you have to frequently shop in because they are constantly getting new merchandise in their stores that you don't want to miss out on.  After Christmas, I took a trip to my local TJ Maxx and found these perfect knee high socks on clearance for just $4! They didn't have any packaging on them, which may have accounted for the very discounted price which was definitely fine by me.  After I bought them, I knew that I wanted to get use out of them right away so I thought to myself..what better combination is there besides knee socks and a skirt? I didn't want to cover up the look of the socks by wearing my tall black boots, so I paired them with my new black booties that I received as a Christmas gift. I found this black sweater a few months ago at Marshall's for only $16 and I immediately fell in love with the texture of it.  Last summer I had purchased this white top from the Kenneth Cole Reaction outlet store in Atlantic City, New Jersey for just $17!  Even though I was in summer mode at the time of my purchase, I knew that this piece would become an essential in my wardrobe because I did not previously own a plain white button down shirt.  Therefore, you should always keep your eyes wide open for classic items ahead of time, because that is often when you may find the best deals. 

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Killer Heels Exhibit

Sweater: Found it in my grandmother's garage; Skirt: Second Time Around Thrift Shop; Shoes: Candies via Kohl's; Bag: Nine West via Marshall's: Necklace: Got it from my sister

College has been keeping me very busy, so it can sometime be difficult to keep up with my blog.  However, New York City is filled with so many cool places and events, that I can't help but share them all with you guys.  I recently went to the Killer Heels exhibit as the Brooklyn Museum.  It was an incredible experience, and the varying types of shoes that were displayed were amazing.  There are shoes represented from the 16th Century, to current shoes worn by celebrities and models on the runway.  The exhibit is open until February 15, so I recommend everyone going to check it out if you can!

Sunday, October 19, 2014

I Believe I Can Fly

Pants: Zara via Crossroads Thriftshop NYC, Top: Lauren Conrad via Kohl's, Sweater: The Gap, Oxfords: Restricted via DSW, Handbag: Forever 21, Necklace: Vera Wang via Kohl's

Yesterday, I took a day trip to Soho with two of my friends.  I was dying to go to the Central Perk pop up shop, and being that yesterday was the last day that it was open, there was nothing stopping me from getting there.  In order to get into the store, we first had to wait on a line to get a 'Perk Pass' which gave us a specific time to come back later on during the day.  I will elaborate on my wonderful Central Perk experience within a few short days.  Until then, I will continue to ramble on about the rest of my day, and discuss my outfit details.  While trying to kill time until we were able to get into the cafe, my friends and I decided to take a stroll around Soho. Thanks to my friends Ally and Maegan, we were able to take some really cool pictures! We discovered some really beautiful areas, including this intricately designed black gated building.  After walking around for a little while longer, we stumbled upon some really interesting and impressive wall art.  One of my favorites was this Kelsey Montague art piece.  If you closely examine the artwork, you will see very detailed images within the wings.  The saying, "a picture is worth a thousand words" holds true for this work of art.  To me, it seems to be saying that since there is so much going on in this picture, it signifies that even though the world can be full of chaos and can sometimes drag you down, you always have to stay true to yourself and find things that make you happy.  By doing so, you can lift yourself off of the ground and your worries will soon fly away, hence the phrase #whatliftsyou. 

About my outfit: Ever since I started college in NYC, I cam came across a few really great thrift shops just down the street from me. After shopping at one in particular, Crossroads, I do not know how I lived life without it.  They have such a great selection of  designer clothing for affordable prices.  So, if you are looking for a thrift shop to go to, I suggest Crossroads.  I bought these pants from there for only $16, and they were orignially from Zara.  The pockets have gold zippers on both sides, which contributes to its simple but elegant style.  I purchased this eyelit sleeveless top from Kohl's for $10.   This sweater also contains the same gold zipper detailing.  I purchased it from the Gap for about $20, after several discounts.  This cute crossbody was given to me as gift from one of my cousins.  To complete the outfit, I paired it with these oxfords, which I purchased from DSW, for only $13! 
Happy Bargain Shopping, xoxo