Wednesday, July 29, 2015

An Afternoon in DUMBO

As much as I love a good lazy Sunday, the summer is no time to stay inside on a beautiful weekend day. One of the hardest parts of adjusting to a full-time work schedule this summer was realizing that I was inside sitting all day 5 days a week. So, after a long work week I just want to get out and explore when the weekend comes around. 

This past Sunday my friend and I pulled ourselves out of our comfortable (and might I add air conditioned) beds to head to Smorgasburg and do a little exploring around DUMBO. Despite the messed up trains we actually made it there just before our stomachs started grumbling. 

I had the duck sandwich from Duck Season and a cranberry limeade. They were both seriously delicious so I highly recommend. There are so many options though that you could go back every weekend and never have to eat the same thing twice. Afterwards, I got an ice cream sandwich, which was the perfect treat to cool off with. 

Before we headed over to Smorgasburg we did a little exploring of DUMBO and of course took pictures on Front St with the bridge. Unfortunately, there were no lonely boy Gossip Girl sightings, but I guess there's always next time. I had never really been to this neighborhood before and I have to say I really loved it. The buildings and views are beautiful and there were so many cute restaurants and shops I want to go back to. 

SHOP THE POST: Zara blouse (similar), Gap shorts (similar, similar), Topshop sandals


Monday, July 27, 2015

Outfit: Off-the-Shoulder

After a perfect weekend Monday feels both impossible and possible at the same time. I hate how a a busy weekend just seems to fly by, but this jam-packed weekend with my friend felt like 4 days squished into two. We someone fit brunch, a walk on the High Line, the Staten Island Ferry, and the Brooklyn Bridge at sunset all into one Saturday. It amounted to a little more than 10 miles of walking in one day, leaving us exhausted Saturday night. 

Friday, July 17, 2015

Friday LINKS

Happy Friday everyone! I'm looking forward to what is supposed to be an incredibly hot, but beautiful, weekend here in New York. One of my roommates from NYU who's away for the summer is visiting and we have plenty of fun plans that I'll share a bit about with you next week. I'm finally going to Smorgasborg, so I I'll be able to check it off my summer bucket list. In the mean time though, I have a few of my favorite links from the week to share with you all. 


Monday, July 13, 2015

Caroline's Covets N.7: Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Under $100

I've said it time and time again, but I'll say it again. The Nordstrom Anniversary sale is the BEST sale of the year. While I always try to shop sales, I specifically look forward to the summer Nordstrom sale to get a few key pieces for fall ahead of the season instead of having to wait until November when they go on sale again. It's just not nearly as fun waiting for your favorite pieces to go on sale as it is getting them ahead of the season. 

Looking ahead, this fall will again be about getting a few great classics like a quilted jacket or black jeans mixed in with trendier 70s inspired pieces (aka plenty of fringe and flowing sweaters). While I may always be looking for an excuse for a new pair of shoes (it's that Imelda Marcos in me) it really is the time to splurge on a new pair. Truly great shoes never seem to go on sale (unless you're a size 5 or 10 1/2), so getting up to 40% this season's pairs is ah-mazing. I may have to add a pair of suede over the knee boots and those adorable ankle strap heels to my ever-growing closet. 

Of course, I couldn't possibly fit all my favorite pieces into the image above, so shop below for all my Nordstrom Sale picks under $100!


Wednesday, July 8, 2015

Travel: A Day in Ogunquit Maine

Prepare yourself for an overload of pictures... When I finally booked tickets home for the fourth the first thing my dad asked was if there was anything I was dying to do. I automatically asked if we could drive up to Maine for a day, specifically Ogunquit. My family has been taking trips up there ever since we moved to Massachusetts eight years ago and over the years it has become one of my favorite spots. The routine is always the same. We start with lunch at Barnacle Billy's (for Lobster Rolls of course), then wander through town a bit, and finish off the day with a walk along the Marginal Way. I lucked out and picked a perfect weekend to head up to New England because the weather was absolutely beautiful and I got my much needed city escape. 

If you're ever in need of an escape like I was take a trip up to Ogunquit. It's less than an hour and a half drive from Boston and really has the quintessential New England nautical feel that everyone looks for. 

Also, for everyone out there who's re-adjusting to a 5 day work week after the holiday last week, we are half way there! You can do it. 
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