Saturday, September 3, 2016
As someone who has lived in the United States her whole life, I immediately began seeing the differences between the culture here, versus how it is in the U.S. Everyday that I walk somewhere around this city, I really try to take in my surroundings and notice the behaviors of the locals here and the overall way in which they present themselves. Attending school in NYC has really enabled me to grasp an idea of just how relaxed the lifestyle here is, compared to the former. Some people prefer one way of living over the other, making neither way superior over the other. However, I can definitely say that it does feel refreshing to be in a more laid back environment, especially after living in the hustle and bustle of New York City, where everyone is always on a mission and on the go at all times. Don't get me wrong-NYC is a magical place full of many opportunities, but I think everyone can use some time to take a break from that hectic fast paced lifestyle, and just take the time to breath in a new way of living.
I have already experienced so many new experiences from being in Florence, but I will continue to document them all on more entries to come! I can't wait to see what new adventures this journey will bring me and I am excited to be able to virtually take you along that journey with me!
Friday, May 20, 2016
Soludos, Earrings: Macy's, Necklace: Macy's. Handbag: Michael Kors
As soon as the weather hits 65 degrees and above, I instantly have the need to spend as much time as possible outdoors, preferably by the water. There is just something so relaxing about breathing in fresh salt water, and listening to the motion of the calming seas. For me, this is always the best way to clear my head and to instantly boost my mood. Last year, my mom and I started a tradition of visiting a new nearby town and just taking time to explore and walk around it. We both agreed that this town pictured above, Northport, was our favorite one that we visited. It has a cute, quaint town-feel to it, along with the charm of the water-front view.
About my outfit: Aside from giving the excuse to step outside into the sunshine, Springtime means shedding those layers and freshening up your wardrobe. One sea-side essential this season is these classic Soludos espadrille sandals. I love the feminine touch of these black laces, which remind me of wearing pointe shoes again from when I used to do ballet. The sand color that these shoes come in compliment the black lace, and are the perfect pairing for nearly an outfit, this time of year. I paired it with this sleek structured top from Zara, which created a great contrast against these casual boyfriend jeans, to even out my look.
Tuesday, May 17, 2016
Wednesday, April 6, 2016
It is so easy to let yourself get caught up in your daily tasks and activities, that you suddenly forget to live for yourself and do what makes you happy. I have been so busy with school and other obligations, that I sometimes forget to do what I enjoy, such as blogging. I am sure there are many people that feel like this, and I am definitely one of them. You are probably always pushing yourself to do the very best you can and be the very best person you can be, that you forget to breathe and just relax. When I finally realize that this is what I am doing, I really have to take a step back and tell myself that everything is okay and to just live life the way you wish to live it and to really appreciate yourself. As cheesy as that may sound., it really does work. Even if that means going for a walk outside, or sitting in your favorite local coffee shop, having that time to clear out your mind and be at ease with yourself is really a great thing!
I usually look to the transitioning of seasons as a time to start fresh and try to remove most negative thoughts or anything that may be holding you back from being 100% happy. For me, Springtime really seems to be the ultimate time to do this. Just as the flowers start to bloom and everything begins to look a little brighter, you yourself can do the same.
-Positive Wednesday Thoughts
Friday, January 15, 2016
With the blistering cold weather outside, how nice does it sound to snuggle up on your couch with a soft, warm blanket, drinking your favorite cup of hot tea? As wonderful as this is, we still have to go on with our everyday activities, which involves stepping outside and fighting against the cold. That is why it is so necessary to invest in a few really warm pieces that make you excited to be outside and pretend that "the cold doesn't bother you anyway."
I have to say that before I received this scarf from my sister as Christmas gift, I was not a huge fan of wearing scarves, because I always found them uncomfortable or suffocating for some reason. However, the second I took this gem out of the box, I haven't stopped wearing it since. It is the most comfortable thing I have ever lay my hands on, not to mention the warmth that it provides you with. I would wear it with every outfit if I could, just because I love it so much. My mom has even borrowed it a few times and really wants one for herself. Unfortunately, The scarf is now sold out online and in most stores. I hope Aerie re-stocks them so you can all get one and experience it for yourselves. This hat is another very cozy accessory, that I find myself unable to leave the house without. To complete the look, I threw on my fuzzy black coat that is perfect for this time of year.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
When discussing a particular outfit, I am sure that you have come across the term "pop of color" at some point. It is a phrase that is commonly used to describe a seemingly monochromatic outfit, with the addition of one singular piece containing a color that stands out, or "pops out", if you will.
With that being said, the same can hold true for a print/pattern contained in a particular piece within your outfit. That is where my title for this post comes in- "A Pop of Stripe." Being that the primary color in this particular outfit is black, I wanted to add an element to liven it up a bit, so that it wasn't too boring for my taste. Since I do not wear stripes too often, I wanted to keep the remainder of the outfit fairly simple, instead of mixing and matching prints/patterns, which some people like to play around with.
So, next time you are picking out your outfit for the day, choose a pop of print or pattern in order to add some excitement to your look!