The beauty of New York

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And then it was Thursday… I mostly feel like it’s Friday, which sucks when it’s not, but at the same time I feel like the week has gone by so fast! My colleagues were just talking about how crazy it is that Thanksgiving is next week. Why does time fly by so fast as an adult? I remember being a young girl and feeling like everything was so much more mellow, but it’s probably the amount of work and events we put into our schedule as adults. It just makes time fly by! Yesterday I had put another event in my calendar after work, but it was one of the good ones. The Winter Village at Bryant Park! On our way there Mie and I walked by Lord & Taylor to see their Holiday windows. I ‘grammed away and then we made our way up to the Winter Village. Such a cozy way to spend the evening and just let time stand still for a little (while having hot chocolate).

The photo above I had my colleague take last week, when we were out shooting for Aimee Kestenberg. It was such a Parisian-looking setting! If there’s one thing I love about New York it is discovering all the amazing architecture built many years ago, when New York was called New Amsterdam and only about 300 people lived in Manhattan. It is so major and looks like they had all the time in the world to make their city beautiful (maybe we should slow down like them…)

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Coffee o’clock

img_0580What’s up guys? Are we happy it’s Wednesday? Half way through the week. Tomorrow it’s almost Friday. Tonight I’m going to the Bryant Park Winter Village that I told you about here. I’m going with my friend Mie, and I cannot wait to do a little Christmas shopping from the vendors, drink hot chocolate, and get even more festive than I am feeling right now. To be honest I don’t know how that’s possible, hah! Last night I did a huge Christmas home wear haul on Amazon, and I’m seriously counting down the days till it arrives on my doorstep.

These photos are from a lovely coffee date with same good friend as I’m going with tonight. We had decided to go for a walk in Central Park that day, but since the Winter had decided to arrive at that same day we needed a hot drink (Mie hadn’t picked up her boots from the leather spa, so she was wearing little slingback, poor woman!). There’s noting I love more than some quality girl talk over a good cup of coffee. And we did discuss everything from outfit ideas for our trip to the ballet in December and which lip color was prettier, to future baby names and family illness. Definitely one of those days that makes me so, so happy.

Birch Coffee, 88th Street and 3rd Ave

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Winter has arrived

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I said it before, and I’ll say it again. Halloween is over, it’s officially time for Christmas (Thanksgiving can be part of Christmas in my book). Last week I found myself running around the city after work and even during lunch to find a winter coat. I had said goodbye to the camel coat I had for three years, so obviously I had to buy a new one… I really loved that coat, so I actually was going to buy the same exact one, but then I started looking around and found some really nice tweet coats like the one I also ended up buying.

I love the masculine cut and the defined shoulders, and combined with a feminine barret I think it’s a really cool look. Now, all I need are some good boots. Below I found some coats I wouldn’t mind adding to my closet:

asos-coats1) here 2) here 3) here 4) here 5) here 6) here 7) here 8) here 9) here

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Favorite Autumn blazer jacket

img_0177Autumn has really peaked in New York, and I’m finding myself needing a coat when going outside. So far I’ve been sporting this blazer jacket, which I’m just loving. Yesterday I wore it to dress up this weekend look, which was basically just black skinny jeans (similar here), black leather booties, a hoodie (similar here), and a cute brown leather backpack.

I was headed to a football game with my good friend Mie. She’s doing her masters at Columbia, and the Columbia Lions were meeting Harvard, so she asked me to come with her to show our support. They definitely lost, but it was such a great time. We had hotdogs and pretzels, and then for the second half we got us some hot chocolate and popcorn. Just perfect.

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Cozy Sweater Weather

zara-knitAs soon as Halloween is over I think it’s socially acceptable to start the festivities. So first of all we have to dress festive, or at least look like it’s cold outside but we’re feeling toasty. Maybe with a cuppa hot chocolate on the side. With extra marshmallows and cream. And a cinnamon stick.

I’ve always loved a good chunky knit, but really don’t have enough of them for the coming winter season. So I found this affordable, cozy knit in Zara (where I also bought this blazer jacket, I can never just shop one item and keep it at that…). For this day I paired it with wide, cropped jeans from H&M (sold out, but similar versions here and here), and my Gucci loafers, but I also think it could look amazing with these skinny jeans and these fab black boots (and maybe a high bun?). I love shopping new items, it always gives me so much inspiration for outfits.

And now that we’re on the knit subject, I’m really eyeing this one (just wish it wasn’t that expensive) and this multi-color one. Can’t get enough. Am I the only one??

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