Two Countries in less than six months

I never planned it to  happen this way but I have learned over the years that when an opportunity presents it’s self you say yes and worry about the details later. That is exactly what happened when I was asked to go to Thailand and Iceland within five months of each other and “yes” was the best think I could have said!

Having only been out of the country with out parental supervision once before to an all inclusive with some girlfriends, this was the most out of the box uncharacteristic thing I could do. Lets start from the beginning…

THAILAND

My little/best friend had been living abroad in South Korea for a year, I had said I wanted to visit her but was not exactly sure how to go about it, that was until we were texting one night catching up. She mentioned she was going to be backpacking after her teaching contract was up and next thing I knew I said yes to a ten day trip in Southeast Asia–Thailand to be exact. And not to sound totally cliché but this trip didn’t just open my eyes to a “whole new world” ( yes i will quote Disney if it fits) but changed my life! The experiences I had and the people we met were just amazing, here are some of my  favorite pictures  and a video of the trip!

ICELAND

I swear it all started with a text message again!! I had been back from Thailand for about a month or two and a girlfriend had just quit her job. She mentioned wanting to travel but being nervous to go alone, having just traveled half way across the world solo I mentioned going along for the first couple of days so she felt comfortable. A few weeks later we had one round trip and a one way ticket to Keflavik. The natural beauty of Iceland is something that words cannot describe you truly need to see it for yourself. I found myself behind the camera for most of this trip but the pictures I took are some of my favorites!

 

Both of these trips were amazing and different in their own way! Fitting two countries on opposite sides of the world with polar opposite climates was difficult and a bit of an expensive task and yes I paid for everything myself! These trips though have showed me that travel is something important to me and something I want to always have the opportunity to say yes to! While “things” are great (I am still a avid shopper) the experiences, photos, friends and life lessons I learned on both trips are something I would never be able to put a price tag on.

 

 


Black & White

 

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JEANS | SWEATER | BAG | SLIP ONS old but love these  | SUNNIES 

It is finally warming up here in New York and I could not be happier!! Last weekend my girlfriend and I decided to try out a new donut shop that opened up near us. The donuts were so good, you had a choice between their creations or you were able to create your own {how cool is that!!}. Creating our own seemed a little overwhelming so we decided to try three of theirs and split them…we were not disappointed.

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This look is the perfect weekend around town outfit! I  was so happy the I was break out my slip ons and this sweater is so comfortable  but what I need to talk to you about are my jeans. I hate shopping for jeans because I’m very picky with how I like them to fit but these are perfect and they are so comfortable. I will admit I was not the first one to hop on the black jean tread when I was in high school but I truly believe that they are a closet stable!

I have started to feel that I wear some combination of black and white almost every day so my fashion goal for the spring is to add more color into my daily wardrobe!

 


Weekend Vibes

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I know everyone looks forward to the weekends but I don’t think I fully appreciated them until recently. There is nothing I look forward to more than spending the majority of Saturday in bed {no shame} shopping and watching Netflix. Lately I have been catching up on Gossip Girl and shopping for the perfect work to happy hour outfits! One of the hardest things about not living in the city is having plans Friday night and trying to find an outfit that is both work appropriate and happy hour friendly!

Gone are the Friday Nights out in sky high heels and mini skirts {don’t know how I survived the cold dressing like that}. The good news is chances are you are not the only person coming right from work so no need to feel out of place. I usually switch out my commuting go tos like my heavy jacket and tote for lighter options like this and this. A LBD or a simple top and skinny dress pants are easy work appropriate options and can be dressed up with fun jewelry.

Now shoes…this has been the biggest struggle for me. I have realized that if and when I do move to the city my obsessive shoe collection is not going to fit in the most likely micro apartment I will choose to live it. That being said that is at least year away and I love shoes so I keep buying them… Finding shoes that are cute and don’t kill my feet while commuting has been my biggest struggle. I have been opting for my OTK boots or simple black booties.

**side note**I know to everyone in the blogging world it is already spring and they’re blogging about spring clothes and cute wedges but lets be real I live in New York its still 30 degrees so booties & sweaters it is.

any who…my weekend consists of cocktails on Fridays, bed on Saturday and I am totally okay with that!

 

 

 

 

 


Did someone say snow?

Well Jonas has passed through and left a beautiful mess in his wake. If you’re wondering who Jonas is well…he would be a storm that dumped an insane amount of snow up and down the east coast.  Yesterday was spent snowed in sipping wine and watching as much Netflix as possible {it was pretty amazing not going to lie} The blizzard like conditions have finally passed so we decided to venture out and explore the beautiful winter wonderland!

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Now that I am commuting into the city everyday I wanted to get a really good pair of snow boots for the season and boy did I buy them right in time. After doing some serious research I decided on the Sorel Winter Carnival boots and am seriously obsessed.They were so warm on our little adventure and are super comfortable!

I’ll be cuddled up watching Netflix for the rest of the day…does it really need to be Monday tomorrow?