Two months here & I cannot believe how fast the time is going!! I am loving NYC… it is certainly a city that will test you in every way possible, with all the ups and downs and breakdowns on the subway:( (and I was never one to cry in public!) It is hard, I will admit that… there never is a day that I don’t miss my best friends at home, it certainly doesn’t get any easier… but at the same time I got to experience my very First NewYorkFashionWeek and I would never of got the chance to do that if I didn’t come here!*
I guess I can’t have it all…
Today, before I filled up on the tastiest cupcakes at Magnolia Bakery, with my friend (who is visiting from Ireland, it’s the longest time we’ve gone not seeing each other) I took a snap in front of the ‘Where’s Wally’ wall painting in Manhattan.
You would have seen every piece of what I’m wearing on the blog before. (when I was last in Central Park) I have some different pieces that I love to wear together or mix & match as an outfit, so I may capture it more than once because of all the amazing backdrops in this city (I’m never one to just wear an outfit once) and that’s one of the best things about being in New York is getting to capture the amazing sights and scenes from around the city and also to show you what I get to see and experience in this city, as well as what I wear:)
Hope your all having a great weekend,
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Since arriving in New York, I have certainly seen a lot of changes in the weather! It was a chilly start to February and I finally gave in a bought a pair of winter boots… okay so they are not exactly the proper snow boots but they are waterproof and that will have to do because I just couldn’t give in to some of those ‘ugly’ snow boots so if the snow comes round again I’ll be layering back on the socks!Haha
So finally, this last weekend, the weather was nice and warm and it was the first day in a long time that it wasn’t freezing so I took advantage of the higher temperatures and went to explore Dumbo (Down Under Manhattan Bridge Overpass) … I could actually get out without my big winter coat on, which is always great seeing as I sometimes felt like it was all I was wearing at one stage!
At the weekend, I always love to venture out of the busy city, so I mostly end up along the High Line or Central Park and Dumbo will for sure, be added to that list. It reminds me of a cute seaside town, it’s so nice to walk around without hearing noisy car horns, alarms or not so nice smells and instead smelling fresh sea air, stone-oven cooked pizzas(there was some waiting in line, involved) and of course ending the day with yummy chocolate crepes.
I wore; my blue blazer from H&M, my favourite Coated Jamie Jeans from Topshop and also my chocker, which I think is one of my favourite (easy to diy) accessories. I love being able to change up outfits with just some different accessories… my new New boots are from Steve Madden …I’ve just noticed (unlucky for me!) that they’ve gone into sale… So happy shopping;)
Hope your having a great week so far!
Recently I visited the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NYC.
Trying to find cheap/free things to do in New York is hard and so with a small donation towards the museum, your able to view the whole museum! Although there is just so much to be seen, I only got to see the ‘Masterworks:Unpacking Fashion’ at the Costume Institute of the museum, which is only there until February 5th, until a new collection takes over… but I will definitely be back again to see more of the museum.
The collections in the museum change around yearly and I will be back again for the newest collection!
I was literally silent as I viewed this collection as I was in awe and so fascinated by every piece I seen, as some had been worn by famous celebrities and others that have made it in history for the unique pieces.
Most of this collection covers the 19th to 21st century and it was stated that a number of the pieces by the designers, were donated, in honour of Harold Koda, who retired as curator in charge of The Costume Institute last year.
The opening of the collection, stands a beautiful dress by Viktor & Rolf.
Hard to believe that Lady Gaga actually wore some of these shoes!!
Proudly, one of the only hats on show in this collection was by Irish designer Philip Treacy… I did stare at this masterpiece for quiet a while, amazed of the exquisite detail of the ‘Paphiopedilum Philipinese Orchid Hat’.
I would happily wear this last piece, it was certainly my favourite;)
*One of my favourite ‘free/cheap’ things to do here in NYC*