Thursday, August 11, 2011

Pinkie Promise

  Once I get home to NC, which will be sometime next week, I promise numerous blog posts--I have so much to tell but I have just been so busy getting ready to leave NYC. I must say that I am sad to leave; I have been having such a great time I don't see any reason to return to school and rural Virginia! Ha. But I know that once I am back on campus I will be excited for another year of college. Today is my second to last day at work and the weather could not be any more perfect. I wish I could transplant my computer to sit in front of the fountains out front of the building instead of sitting in this freezing office!
  Just a few fun facts to give people an update of my life:
  1. Dunkin' Donuts Iced latte's are delicious, less expensive than Starbucks and you get more for the money
  2. I am obsessed with Instagram and Le Pain Quotidien 
  3. My style is morphing into a rocker-chic feel and I plan on investing (if the stock market turns around) in the Frye 12R Harness boot and a McQueen scarf with skulls (if I can find one reasonably priced)
  4. Natasha and I are going to tea at the Plaza on Saturday and I couldn't think of a better goodbye/send off from the City than that (we will be getting the New Yorker tea obviously)
  5. Today is a great day to be alive. Go outside, smile, and enjoy the beautiful weather!

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Oh Henri

  Anyone who knows New York, knows that Bendel's is the place to find that special something to complete your outfit. Its like stepping into accessory heaven, where all things glitter and shine, and the neutral brown/white color scheme creates the perfect shopping environment. Although as the broke college student that I am, I cannot afford much in the store, I always enjoy wandering around the upstairs area. I have also learned that it is better to take the side stairs near the main entrance that the back ones, because then you don't have to walk through the beauty section--the beauty section is the only downside to Bendel's: you will be asked at least three times if you want to try "product X", or smell this wonderful "perfume Y" as you walk the whole 20 yards to the staircase; it just drives me nuts.
  Anyways, last weekend I decided that my "trademark NY purchase" would be one of their lovely scarves. I wanted to buy something that I could keep forever, wouldn't get worn out like shoes, and that is versatile. I fell in love with their "Bendel Loves NY" scarf, but it is only 22"x22" and not large enough for me to put to good use. After about 20 minutes of touching, unfolding, and staring at multiple scarves, I fell in love with their limited edition "Girl Takes Off." Its got the iconic Chrysler and Empire State Building in the background, and Swarovski crystals spot the night sky. Its perfect. And I actually may go back today and buy the smaller Bendel Love NY one to frame and hang on my wall... who knows!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Shades on the Subway

    Dear commuters; you are neither a celebrity or a rapper, so unless you just got your eyes dilated, take your sunglasses off once you are on the platform! There is literally ZERO sunshine down there and although those florescent lights may not be all that flattering, everyone is standing under them, and trust me, your shades don't make you look any better. Wearing sunglasses indoors or at night is so 2001 (unless you are famous of course).