Coney Island


I honestly hate to say that ‘I Live for the weekend’ but this week I certainly did… a long week of work and humidity! This heat takes a lot of getting used to but it does beat being wrapped up in layers of clothes during the snow in the winter.

With there being so much to always do in the city, it’s also nice to get out of the noisy streets and go to the beach (even if the nearest beach is around an hour away) I try to go one day at the weekend if the weathers nice. My favourite beaches that I’ve been to are Rockaway beach and Coney Island, both are pretty easy to get there… just take the A/C train to Rockaway or the bus and the N/Q/F train to Coney Island to the last stop.

It’s a long way from any southern Irish beaches that I would usually be used to at home;)

I know I can’t believe I was wearing all black (bodysuit & shorts from Topshop) in the heat either, I guess I’ll never learn! 

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Happy Weekend!

Kel x


6 Months in NYC & Many more…

Today marks my 6th Month in New York City!! I can’t believe how the time has flown and how much I’ve experienced, in what feels to me a short period of time…

I have learned so much from this amazing city and even with all the nice images you see, behind that was a lot of ups and downs and worry if I would even last here… it certainly thought me that not everything comes easy and there is a hundred other people who want the same job, apartment, etc but you have to work hard! I would have never thought that I would have experienced what I have so far in this city… Literally anything can happen here!!

From meeting people here who knows a mutual friend at home to meeting random celebrities (Dr.Spencer Reid from Criminal Minds- I’m obsessed!) (Which can be seen over on my Instagram)

… If your given an opportunity, take it! You just never know where it could lead you or what connections could be made…

Even if this city makes you broke, because it certainly does, there’s always something, from an iced coffee to bottomless brunch;) I still never regret it

… I honestly was never a coffee person before coming here and now I know why everyone drinks it, it’s really a necessity!

…I’ve experienced all four seasons in my last 6months, from feet of snow (which I am certainly not used to), to rain, to sweaty humid heat in the summer:) 

I never knew what I would think about living here when I was planning it all those months ago but I really wouldn’t change a thing, it’s my NYC Adventure*

K x

Is black the only colour?

The weather is finally picking up here in NYC and it’s getting hotttt so that means much more sunscreen (people always seem so worried when they see my pale Irish skin out in the sun here), I have such funny skin that I might tan sometimes or just burn! I’ll never know why haha!

For such a fashion-forward city, I am still surprised by how much black seems to be still the favourite colour here but with the summer finally here I’m starting to see more colours around… I could ‘people watch’ all day long just looking and admiring people’s outfits.

If you love black or monochrome but don’t want to wear your same work pants or jeans, I’ve recently fallen in love with plisse pants, they are just so comfortable and loose fitting is great too for the warmer weather. Also, you can dress them up for work or like I did on my Sunday to Brooklyn Bridge with my Cons:)

                                                 I got mine in Topshop but I also found other ones I liked from Urban Outfitters,  Missguided and Polyvore.

America here I come!!


So, The day has finally come and I’m off to Boston, U.S!!

Iv never been soo excited and nervous at the same time but I can’t wait to start my adventure and hope to have more of an idea about future travels after college…

I am still a little worried that I haven’t packed everything between all the documents and forms as part of my J1 Summer Visa, and then on top of that was over stressing with packing and re-packing so many times and trying to keep in mind that I will for sure purchase over there also but that tends to slip my mind when my bag is nearly overweight!! Haha!

I have always dreamed about visiting America, especially Boston, New York and Washington and cannot wait to experience everything !*

Hope everyone has a lovely summer

Kel xx


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From less than 2weeks from now I am heading off state side to America for the whole summer!!
I am so so excited after finally getting my Visa for America it feels much closer now, time is flying!
I have always dreamed about going to America and didn’t get the chance to when my Mom went a few years ago.
Our initial plan is to head to Boston, where it’s always been a place I wanted to visit, it looks so beautiful…and also having plans to go to New York(being one of the fashion capitals of the world I just cannot wait!!)
As I’m nearly finished college this should hopefully give me more future ideas about what my plans may be when I finish my course, Iv got to start planning from somewhere!*

Also… Iv been buying bits every few days for my trip,
and managed to buy over five pairs of sunglasses!
Slight obsession;) You can get ones like these here on Ebay

Have a great weekend!
Kel x*

Study Vibes Sunday

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*All of my Outfit is from Penneys/Primark

For as long as I can remember Sunday has always been a favourite day of mine, especially cause its the last day of the week to chill and visit around… except for today because I have to head back inside to study for my upcoming exams starting tomorrow 😦 study is hard especially when all you can think of is finishing and plans for after but
Fingers crossed they will all go better than expected for me and everyone else doing them!*

Kel* x