Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Outfit: Eyelet

{Mango top, Gap jeans (similar), Urban Outfitters sunglasses, Ralph Lauren Sandals, Free People bag (similar)}

I've been loving the warm weather we've finally been having and have taken advantage of my painted toe nails by wearing sandals as much as I possibly can recently. 75 degrees definitely feels like the summer weather I"m ready for. 

Eyelet is popular every spring, but I've been seeing it even more in stores this spring and when I found this blouse at Mango I knew it was coming home with me. It's been so easy to wear with jeans and skirts under blazers (my favorite always) and the light fabric and cut outs will make it perfect for ridiculously hot summer days. 

On another note my sister is coming to visit me tomorrow and I couldn't be more excited! We are at a record breaking length since I've seen her and I hope she knows that she may be tackled to the ground when she gets off the bus tomorrow.

Have a happy Hump Day and as per usual watch my favorite video to cheer you up!

Monday, April 21, 2014

Outfit: Sunday Best

{Zara Blazer, unknown top, Forever 21 skirt, Ralph Lauren sandals, Urban Outfitters sunglasses, Free People bag}

This morning reality hit when my alarm started blaring what felt like less than an hour after I went to bed. My alarm was a pretty harsh reminder that the weekend was over, which was especially sad since this has been one of the best weekends I've had in New York in a while. 

While I love my job at school a little time off on Sunday to celebrate Easter and explore the city was very needed. It was sad not being home for one of my favorite holidays, but my friends and I made up for it by going to brunch and exploring Central Park. 

I wore this dress with my favorite blazer to church, but then decided to change into something a little more casual for brunch at Palma in the West Village. This restaurant was probably the cutest place I've been since moving to the city and I'm already counting down the days when I can go back for real brunch (for Easter they had the dinner menu all day). I will say the pasta was incredible as well though. After brunch we headed up to Central Park to soak in a little bit of sun and explore parts of the park we had never been to before. All in all it was the perfect Sunday and I'm not exactly ready to let it go. 

Hope you all have a great start to the week!

Saturday, April 19, 2014

TGIS? + Links


Happy Saturday everyone! The end of my school week was pretty crazy and I couldn't be happier that it is finally Saturday. While I'm working through most of the afternoon I plan to have a lazy evening before starting Easter festivities at midnight. 

On the note of Easter, this is my first year not being home with my family for one of my favorite holidays. I'm missing out on a Red Sox game, brunch, and of course our tradition of ice cream sundaes to finish off the Easter celebration. It has been hard knowing I will be missing all of this and the memories that are made every time my whole family gets together. However, I've been lucky enough to have made my own little family here at school and I'm happy to be with them at church and brunch. I'll also be attempting to convert everyone to the ice cream sundae tradition as well. 

A few things I've been loving this week...

My sister is coming to visit me next weekend and I'm reminded why I miss  her oh so much when reading these reasons it's awesome to have your sister as your best friend

This easter egg DIY is perfect for us fashion lovers. My favorite is the Celine egg!

Everyone I know would love to look like their outfit came straight from a J.Crew Style Guide and these tips are the perfect way to get there. 

These 11 poses that girls do had me laughing to myself. I'm definitely guilty of the 'skinny arm' about 90% of the time. 

Shopbob's sale might be over, but I'm still crushing on this perfectly color blocked striped dress from Edith A. Miller. 

On a more serious note than usual this week I was reminded of the horrific events last April at the Boston Marathon, which many of my friends and family were attending. This article about what it means to be a Bostonian now has really tugged at my heart. I couldn't be prouder to be from such a resilient and amazing city. 

I hope you all have a great weekend and Easter if you are celebrating the holiday!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

On Being Happy

These last two weeks have been a serious test of my abilities with all the different things going on in my life. At the beginning of this semester of school I knew I was taking on a lot between a load of hard classes, a job as an NYU admissions ambassador, and a new internship. Most weeks it all goes together easily, but then there are weeks like the last two where everything happens all at once. 

With two midterms and a paper due, an incredible project with my internship, as well as a busy week for admissions ambassadors as we prepared for NYU's main accepted student weekend I was getting less than five hours a sleep a night (I usually need 7-8 hours) and my stress level was hitting a maximum. I started to question whether doing everything was worth my weekends being filled with work instead of having time to explore the city on a beautiful spring day. 

Luckily, as of yesterday my schedule has calmed down a lot. I'm saying goodbye to not enough sleep every night and I'll be spending this weekend celebrating the Easter holiday with brunch and time with friends. Of course looking back on a few stressful weeks it always seems less stressful than it actually was, but what I realized was that the stress was worth it.

Even with my long list of to-dos that kept getting longer while I was working for the admitted students days over the weekend I was still so incredibly excited to get the change to talk to prospective students and tell them why I love my school. Even when I was studying for class or working on projects for my internship at 1am with a class at 8am the next morning I still loved what I was doing. Yes I was tired and in serious need of sleep, but the excitement never left. 

I'm definitely happy to have a few calmer weeks on the horizon that will allow me time to relax and see friends, but wouldn't give up anything I've been working on these past weeks. Each and every thing that I work on makes me happy and that's what makes them worth it. 

What do you all think of being busy and happy? It is all worth it?

Monday, April 14, 2014

Shop: Spring Picks

My friends know that my favorite color combination is the all American red, white, and blue, but this spring I've been turning to softer versions of these colors. A pale baby blue and soft coral are the perfect color combination for spring. Of course I always have to add in a little bit of a black and white stripe to an outfit!

I've had the craziest week and today and tomorrow are going to be just as busy! Look for a fun outfit post and another post about what's been going on in my life later on in the week!

Have a happy Monday!