May 23, 2016

Currently Listening To

May 23, 2016

It's been awhile since I've posted a little playlist, but here's a few songs that have been stuck in my head for the past few weeks. 

May 19, 2016

Photo Diary: Brooklyn Botanical Garden

May 19, 2016
I didn't get the chance to see my beloved bluebonnets bloom this spring, but I think the cherry blossoms fulfilled my floral fix. My roommate and I got lucky and went at the perfect time, all the trees were in bloom, it was a week before the official festival so the place wasn't crowded, and what started out as a grey overcast day ended with sunshine and blue skies. Perfect way to wind down the semester.

May 18, 2016

In Bloom

May 18, 2016
Dress: H&M (Similar) // Jacket: Aeropostale // Scarf: Gap // Watch: Daniel Wellington

Unless it's a special occasion, my favorite way to wear dresses is by making them as casual as possible. This dress is already very casual, and with a pair of converse and a denim jacket you get an outfit perfect for running around on a Saturday afternoon. 

May 16, 2016

Photo Diary: Coney Island

May 16, 2016
For some reason I always thought that Coney Island was overrated despite having never been. Well that definitely changed a few weeks ago when my roommate and I rode all the way to the end of the R line and found ourselves sitting on the beach, eating funnel cake, listening to music and really really enjoying life. Sometimes a girl just has to look at the water and get some sand in-between her toes– and in her shoes, and her socks, and her bag, and...

May 12, 2016

Sand and Sky

May 12, 2016
Sweater: Gap // White Top: H&M // Shorts: Thrifted Levi's // Scarf: Gap 

Can I tell y'all something? I really hate writing outfit posts. Don't get me wrong I LOVE taking and editing photos for an outfit post because, let's be real it's nice to have quality pictures of yourself in an outfit that looks good, but when it comes to writing the content for these posts I just struggle. What does one write? My outfits are by no means outstanding or unique. I don't think I really need to tell y'all that, yes, my sweater is indeed orange or use some adjective like 'punchy' or 'vibrant' to describe it. I don't think I need to find 4 different ways to say how much I love this look, because if I didn't love it I wouldn't be sharing it in the first place. I have a love/hate relationship with writing in general, and when I write outfit posts i feel like I need so much filler and unnecessary information to make it into a solid post. 

Anyways, here's what I have to say about this outfit:

I wore it to hangout on the beach at Coney Island and it was perfect for doing just so. I want to wear this sweater everyday despite the bad pilling, and I've yet to master the art or tying a bandana around my neck so it looks a little weird, but overall I like this outfit so I'm sharing it. Done.

May 6, 2016

May Small Goals

May 6, 2016
May. Where the eff did you come from? Like seriously, how is the year going by so fast??? Any who, let's talk about some goals shall we?

A P R I L  G O A L S

1. Make the bed every morning | Excluding the days when I was running late for class, I have made my bed every morning and believe me when I say that I really like coming home to a made bed. Making my bed feels routine now so I'm hoping that this habit really sticks.

2. Drink at least 2 bottle of water daily | I started off the month so strong, and then really started slipping about halfway through. I have been drinking water more often though, even if it's not as much as I should be drinking daily.

3. Clean my makeup brushes | Finally got around to cleaning my makeup brushes and even picked up two more.

4. Keep up my skincare routine | I definitely got better with keeping up my skincare routine this month, yet I still managed to get some breakouts on my forehead which never happens. I'm hoping that it's only because the weather has been so weird lately and that my skin will go back to normal soon.

M A Y  G O A L S

1. Get an internship | I'm trying to keep myself busy and make some cash this summer by interning, hopefully at my dad's office. Being at NYU, and in Stern specifically, the pressure to have a swanky internship every summer/semester is very real. Hoping to boost my resume and make some money for when I hopefully study abroad.

2. Finish the year with good grades | This semester was definitely a lot smoother than last semester and I'm hoping that it will reflect in my grades. At the end of the day, as long as I'm putting in my best effort, I'll be content (at least that's what I'll tell myself).

3. Enjoy my final days of freshman year | I'm basically done with my first year of college, can you believe it? This year, and this semester especially, went by way too fast. I'm ready to be home for the next few months, but I think I'm even more ready to come back in the fall for sophomore year.


These are my goals this month, what are you trying to achieve?

May 4, 2016

Boss Babes Brunch

May 4, 2016
Hello hello! It's been awhile since I've posted here on the blog, but there's no way I could not talk about the brunch I went to a few weeks ago. I saw a post on Facebook asking for a photographer in exchange for free brunch, and I being a camera-wielding brunch addict could not turn it down. Turns out I was signing myself up to photography the first event in the Boss Babes Brunch series created by NYU junior Cara Salvatore to promote female entrepreneurship and sisterhood among cool women in NYC. I am all about ladies supporting ladies and encourage and helping others so this was right up my alley. 

Brunch was at B Bar and Grill, a brunch spot that I've somehow never heard of despite living 15 minutes away from it. It's spacious, has a large fire pit which was much welcomed on this cold and bleh Saturday, and half of the restaurant is entirely covered in windows, giving an outdoor vibe without outdoor weather.  The table setting was insta-worthy, the food was great (I had their chilaquiles and was instantly reminded of all the good tex-mex back home), and the company was wonderful. Taryn Garcia, the woman behind Vendome Macaron spoke about how she reached her level of success, and also brought along some macarons to try. 

Cara and her team are aiming to have another event at the end of August, and I'm hoping that I'll be able to attend that one as well. Sometimes good brunch and some lady friends is exactly what you need to recharge.