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Weekend In My Life: Rosé Mansion, NYC

Last weekend, I had a little outing with my friends to the Rosé Mansion in NYC which is a rosé wine themed exhibit that is considered one of the most instagrammable places in the city. You’re lying if you say if you haven’t seen it all over Instagram over the last year or so. I had put off on going here for a very long time but we finally took the plunge and decided to go and had a surprisingly good time.

This exhibit takes you through the history of rosé and you can do tasting of different wines from all kinds of different regions, from Italy to the Finger Lakes. There’s a rosé for everyone! It has 14 rooms, each with a different theme and always something fun to take photos with. This exhibit is famous for it’s bathtub filled with rose petals!

The exhibit costs $45 plus taxes and fees and that gets you entry into the exhibit, 8 wine tastings (about 1 ounce, which to me is skimpy for a wine tasting), a plastic wine glass to keep, and an enamel pin. If you’re like me, you really only went for the wine or the photos, the rest was pretty irrelevant. So I will be completely honest in saying that it’s too expensive to REALLY justify the experience. The wine was delicious, but if I’m spending $45 on it, I want at least 4 ounce pours for each tasting which is pretty standard at any vineyard you go to. On top of that, it is insanely crowded with literal hoards of women trying to get the perfect Instagram photo. Now I’m not saying I didn’t get my fair share of photos, but was it worth it to wait in line to sit in that bathtub of rose petals? Probably not.

Now I’m not intentionally being negative, I just wanted to give my honest opinion. I will say I had a surprisingly good time which is probably because of the people I went with and the wine I drank. I had really low expectations for this experience, so it wasn’t hard to exceed them. With that being said, I would not ever go again, but if you’re looking to try it out, I wouldn’t tell you NOT to go. It’s a personal preference, and this experience was not for me!

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Simple How to Style: Mom Jeans at a Baseball Game

A few weeks ago, I went to a Mets Game with Andrew for his birthday so I decided to share what I wore to it. It was super easy and simple, but still felt cute and sporty. I also had a minor accident that day, so keep reading if you want to cringe and possibly laugh!

For my outfit, I decided to keep this super simple by just pairing one of my favorite pairs of mom jeans from Topshop with a basic ribbed tank top from Target. These tanks are pieces that I always have in my closet, but honestly forget about because I always try to dress up more. However, they are awesome layering pieces and they are also great for hot days when you just want to be casual. They’re super versatile! I also paired them with this pair of Camila sandals from Steve Madden that I got last summer. These are some of my favorite sandals and I have them in 3 colors! Mine are sold out, but these are similar from Treasure & Bond and ON SALE FOR 40% OFF!

Jacket: Forever 21 / Top: Target / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden

Now for the fun/scary part! We decided to take the train over to the game because we thought it would be easier than driving since we were also meeting out friends for dinner before the game. We were heading up to the train platform on the escalator and I was walking up like any normal human being would do. About half way up, I tripped over my sandals and felt head first onto the escalator steps. My head hit the edge of the escalator step hard. I quickly got up and immediately started crying out of shock, but realized shortly after that my head was bleeding! We rushed back down from the platform and headed straight to urgent care where they were able to stitch me up right away. Honestly it was such a freak accident because it’s something you never even think of as a possibility, but it happened! To me!

Post Head Injury!

After I got stitched up, we got some buffalo chicken pizza cause we were starved and obviously couldn’t make it to our original dinner plans. The doctor gave me the okay to go to the game as long as I was up for it, so a few hours later we decided to carry on with our plans. The game ended up being very exciting. Lots of great hits by the other team, but the Mets got a few home runs in there too! In the end, the Mets lost but we had a lot of fun. We also watched the whole game so we could see the fireworks afterwards which was another nice treat!

Fireworks!

Overall, I’d say it was a great weekend, even with the scary fall. My main tip to you is to always wear closed toe shoes when you’re walking up the escalator and hold on to the handrail! I hope you enjoyed this read! xx

This blog post includes affiliate links from Nordstrom.com.

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OOTD: Casual Weekend

Happy Tuesday! I hope you’re doing great today. I wanted to share a quick little weekend OOTD for you. Recently, I’ve been really into wearing simple, quick, easy outfits and this one is exactly that. So here she is!

Bodysuit: Urban Outfitters / Shorts: Levi’s / Shoes: Superga

I put this outfit together with the intention of exploring a new town, having a nice lunch outside and eating an ice cream cone. However, I did end up doing any of those things because it was really hot and I was not feeling my best. But next time I decide to do those things, this is what I’d wear.

Bodysuit: Urban Outfitters / Shorts: Levi’s / Shoes: Superga

I got this bodysuit at Urban Outfitters a little over a year ago and these shorts are vintage Levi’s that I got from Etsy about 3 years ago. They were custom made by the seller to fit my waist and hips. They are still a little bit loose, but they are definitely my favorite pair of shorts that I own. And then for my shoes, I just put on my white platform Superga sneakers to be comfy.

Bodysuit: Urban Outfitters / Shorts: Levi’s / Shoes: Superga
Bodysuit: Urban Outfitters / Shorts: Levi’s / Shoes: Superga
Bodysuit: Urban Outfitters / Shorts: Levi’s / Shoes: Superga
Bodysuit: Urban Outfitters / Shorts: Levi’s / Shoes: Superga

I hope you enjoyed this casual weekend OOTD! xx

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OOTD: July 2019 Update

Howdy, Friends! I hope everyone had a great Fourth of July weekend! I wanted to stop by here today and give you all a little update on my life and also share an outfit post because this IS a fashion blog.

First, for the outfit, I’ve had these pieces for a while and never really got to wear them so I thought I would wear them together because they look pretty cute. Remember when I was obsessed with this bright green color in the spring? It’s still a thing and it’s happening right now in this outfit. It’s just so pretty and I feel like green is unexpected. My top and shorts are both from Zara and my sandals are from Steve Madden and were featured in my Spring Shoe blog post, linked here.

Moving on, I have some thoughts to share with you all. First, as of June 2019, I’ve officially been writing my blog for one full year and I am so proud to say that. It has been such a crazy year I’ve had with all kinds of ups and downs. I’ve traveled and lost relationships and friends, built new relationships and friendships, drank a bunch of coffee and read a TON of books and it’s brought me full circle to now.

When I started this blog last year, I had no idea where it would take me or if I would even commit to writing it. I wanted to use it as a diary to track what I did and how far I’ve come while also combining my love of fashion into it. I started out having literally no idea what I was doing and zero followers to now having a better idea of what I’m doing and nearly 150 followers! I am really proud of how far I’ve come with this and I can’t wait to see what the next year holds. It really truly feels like it’s going to be the biggest year of growth yet and I am so excited to share this journey with you all. I would never have gotten here without all of your support! Thank you for everything! xx

Top: Zara / Shorts: Zara / Sandals: Steve Madden
Top: Zara / Shorts: Zara / Sandals: Steve Madden
Top: Zara / Shorts: Zara / Sandals: Steve Madden
Top: Zara / Shorts: Zara / Sandals: Steve Madden
Top: Zara / Shorts: Zara / Sandals: Steve Madden

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Fourth of July Outfit Ideas

Today, I wanted to share some outfit ideas for the upcoming fourth of July holiday. I say this every blog post, but I really can’t believe it’s going to be July so soon. I feel like it was just January yesterday. Unbelievable. Anyway, keep reading for a few easy holiday outfits!

Outfit #1

This first one is super easy, and every girly. I love this cute polka dot off-the-shoulder top because it’s 1) festive and 2) super easy and comfortable to wear. I paired it with a denim skirt, but it would look cute paired with shorts/jeans or even linen pants or a cute tennis skirt! SO many options, which is why this top is such a great choice even after the holidays.

Top: Revolve / Skirt: American Eagle / Shoes: Superga / Earrings: Target
Top: Revolve / Skirt: American Eagle / Shoes: Superga / Earrings: Target
Top: Revolve / Skirt: American Eagle / Shoes: Superga / Earrings: Target

Outfit #2

This one is just as festive but a little bit more casual. This pretty navy tops is one of my favorites to go out for drinks in during the spring and summer and I thought it would be great for a really chilled out holiday weekend. I paired it with these flared cropped white jeans, but again it’s so versatile that you can really wear it with anything.

Top: Revolve / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Steve Madden
Top: Revolve / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Steve Madden
Top: Revolve / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit #3

This pretty red dress is another favorite of mine! It’s such light material, so even though it’s a maxi, it’ll still keep you cool. It also makes a great cover up if you have plans to head to the pool or beach!

Dress: Forever 21 / Shoes: Steve Madden
Dress: Forever 21 / Shoes: Steve Madden
Dress: Forever 21 / Shoes: Steve Madden

Outfit #4

This one is my favorite because it’s all white and I love a good tube top. This is definitely along the lines of what I would be wearing for my fourth of July party. Paired with a few red accents, it’s very festive. It’s also great to transition from day to night!

Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Steve Madden / Earrings: Baublebar
Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Steve Madden / Earrings: Baublebar
Top: Forever 21 / Jeans: American Eagle / Shoes: Steve Madden / Earrings: Baublebar

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My Go-To Vacation Outfits

Today, I’m sharing a few of my go-to vacation outfits because, well, I’m on vacation right now and probably wearing one of these. Keep reading to see what I would normally wear for vacation!

Outfit #1

For a big day of exploring and roaming around, you can bet that I’m probably wearing shorts and a t-shirt for it. This is a staple in my everyday life, so of course it’s a staple on vacation! I also like to use a mini backpack for vacation to carry all my items around with me. Throw on some comfy sneakers, and we’re good to go!

Top: Something Navy / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Target / Belt: Gucci / Backpack: Steve Madden / Earrings Baublebar
Top: Something Navy / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Target / Belt: Gucci / Backpack: Steve Madden / Earrings Baublebar
Top: Something Navy / Shorts: Topshop / Shoes: Target / Belt: Gucci / Backpack: Steve Madden / Earrings Baublebar

Outfit #2

For a nicer evening out, I would probably wear some jeans and a pretty top. I went with this one that I got on sale last summer and some white jeans with these wooden platform heels. It’s cute, it’s simple and it’s comfortable especially if you’re in a city where you walk everywhere.

Top: House of Harlow / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden / Belt: Old Navy / Earrings: Baublebar
Top: House of Harlow / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden / Belt: Old Navy / Earrings: Baublebar
Top: House of Harlow / Jeans: Topshop / Shoes: Steve Madden / Belt: Old Navy / Earrings: Baublebar

Outfit #3

This is an absolute favorite for exploring also. There’s nothing better than throwing on a maxi dress and walking around a new and beautiful city. I paired it with sandals, but you can always throw on sneakers instead. Bring a denim jacket for if it gets chilly in the evening.

Dress: Target / Shoes: Aldo / Earrings: Baublebar
Dress: Target / Shoes: Aldo / Earrings: Baublebar
Dress: Target / Shoes: Aldo / Earrings: Baublebar

Outfit #4

This cute romper is another alternative for a day of exploring into a nice dinner at night. It’s comfortable (except when using the bathroom) and it’s easy to throw on, but still nice enough that you can wear it for a nice dinner too! It’s also fun for if you plan on going somewhere that’s “instagrammable” such as the Pink Palace in Greece or the Color Factory in New York City.

Romper: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Target / Earrings: Baublebar
Romper: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Target / Earrings: Baublebar
Romper: Urban Outfitters / Shoes: Target / Earrings: Baublebar

Outfit #5

This one is a great mix of casual for the day, but still comfy and put together for night time. The trousers are really light and breathable so you’re not sweating your butt off, and the simple tank top keeps it really casual. The sneakers also tone down the look, but you can always add some nice sandals if you need to dress it up a bit more.

Top: Target / Pants: Something Navy / Shoes: Target / Earrings: Baublebar
Top: Target / Pants: Something Navy / Shoes: Target / Earrings: Baublebar
Top: Target / Pants: Something Navy / Shoes: Target / Earrings: Baublebar

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How to Style: Denim Skirts

I thought I would do another mini “How to Style” post because not sure why, but I’m very into denim skirts this season. They are just as versatile as regular denim jeans or shorts but more feminine and put together I think. So I wanted to share a few ways I’d like to style them.

Outfit #1

A pretty button down top is a really easy way to dress up a denim skirt. It’s put together an feminine but the skirt says “I can still have fun” which I like. It’s a safe contrast, you know. Adding the sneakers keeps it casual too so it’s easy for a nice day outside!

Top: Something Navy / Skirt: American Eagle / Shoes: Target / Bag: Saint Laurent
Top: Something Navy / Skirt: American Eagle / Shoes: Target / Bag: Saint Laurent
Top: Something Navy / Skirt: American Eagle / Shoes: Target / Bag: Saint Laurent

Outfit # 2

This one is for those days it’s still a little chillier or even at night when it’s chilly but you need to dress up a little more than usual. A light sweater is a good option because it’ll keep you warm if you need but still nice and casual. It’s also a great idea when it’s time to transition back to fall (too soon?)

Sweater: Mango / Skirt: American Eagle / Sneakers: Target
Sweater: Mango / Skirt: American Eagle / Sneakers: Target
Sweater: Mango / Skirt: American Eagle / Sneakers: Target

Outfit # 3

This one is definitely the most casual and easy to wear. A simple t-shirt and denim is always a good choice! This Budwesier shirt basically says “I’m fun” and the denim skirt and sneakers says “but I’m also casual”. It’s such a perfect pair. This one might be my favorite!

Top: Urban Outfitters / Skirt: Forever 21 / Shoes: Forever 21 / Bag: Target
Top: Urban Outfitters / Skirt: Forever 21 / Shoes: Forever 21 / Bag: Target
Top: Urban Outfitters / Skirt: Forever 21 / Shoes: Forever 21 / Bag: Target

I hope you enjoyed this mini series! xox

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