To be honest with you, I don’t remember about an hour into my birthday fiesta. I do know that the delicious margaritas were flowing consistently and all on an empty stomach. So, you know what that means.
- Surprise Chipotle bowls appearing out of no where (aka my roomie going out to sneak it in for me)
- Eating said Chipotle bowl with no utensils and sharing with friends (definitely not shown)
- Not realizing that my romper turned into a pair of booty shorts at one point (aka my ass ate the short portion of the romper)
- Accepting daisies because it’s my birthday
- Ripping my prized Rag & Bone denim shirt on a wooden bench that I so lovingly took a nap on
- Cheering on a child playing carnival games
- Taking a ridiculous amount of iPhone photos to learn, later, that they will never see the light of day
- And the last image of this post says. it. all.
Needless to say, I had a great 26th birthday.
Thanks friends, for you know what and just being fucking awesome.
I literally die inside making this haul video. Partly from laughter, partly from shame and partly because I know these are supposed to be taken seriously and pray to God no one is actually watching these with “serious, not buyin’ it eyes“.
Getting away for even a few hours has been more rewarding than trying to take time for a vacation. That in itself is quite the struggle. So I decided to rather the troops and head down to Coney Island with the following to check off my summer list: 1.) Check out the restoration and 2.) Blow some money riding some stupid carnival rides and eating extra-fried anything. I can tell you this much: mission accomplished. (Fried oreos coming up in part two!)
I’m also very nostaglic for Santa Cruz back home. The boardwalk will always be one of my favorite places to go; to rally the friends, grab some brews and road trip it down to the Boardwalk. There have been many a memory made there including sexy freshman in speedos. Hey young men.
Where are you guys escaping lately? I haven’t really left the city to head upstate because, well, I’m absurdly scared of the ciadas. So. There’s that. But any tips of cool places to go would be much appreciated. Or even if you’ve got a good tip of having a staycation. I’m all about those.
P.S. I’m selling A TON of awesome stuff on my Poshmark shop. I’d be much appreciative if you spent some extra change and took these things off my hands. #helpmeimpoor SHOP NOW!
The one wonderful thing about my life in NYC is the friends I’ve made. I think I’ve found those that I’ll have with me for (hopefully) the rest of my life. I never had the real college experience where you meet all your soon-to-be bridesmaids and godmoms. I didn’t have that so moving to New York has definitely fulfilled that feeling of long-lasting friendships needing to be made.
A good friend of mine, as you may see on Instagram every now and then, took me to this Thai/Japanese restaurant in Astoria to try something new. We usually go to this amazing, I mean AUHHHMAZINNGGG, Peruvian restaurant in the UWS so we went out of the box on this one. It was a total fail but made for good comedy as this kid is going to be competing soon for body building (or something technical like that) and this man eats like no one’s business. I mean seriously. He had two full platters of chicken teriyaki. So… that was fun to watch.
But it’s so good to have friends I can just hang with and throw all my bad and good! on them all at once and they listen and get it and talk about it. I miss my best friends so much back home but it’s so hard to get our schedules coordinated. So it’s really nice when you have people here that can really help you zen the FUCK out. And there’s your f-bomb for the day.
I’m curious though, for those of you who live in big cities, do you still just keep with your same circle of friends back home or do you make a whole new group of friends? It’s interesting isn’t it? To know that a city is nothing with comfort of friendship and family.. oh and good food.
Oh and yes, that is Ariel making fun of the blogger pose of “holding one dead arm”. It pretty much killed me.
Who remembers getting Newport News in the mail as a kid? My mom did all the time and that little shopping catalogue became my little haven at a young, impressionable age of 13 years old. All I wanted to do was get to shop in that catalogue; I would circle all my favorites in hopes that my mom would see and order me something. Well, that never happened. But still, all I wanted to do was wear the style of the women in the Newport News/Spiegel catalogues.
Well, I finally have my chance. Spiegel asked me to style a piece of the new Spring collection. Let me just say, I’m obsessed. Richard Lowe III is an amazing talent behind the latest Spiegel inspirational line and the moment I saw the perfect piece, I knew exactly what to do.
Do you remember this video? I haven’t done one since and knew it was high time I do another video that inspires more ways to wear things. Well, heygirlhey. You got it, 15 ways to wear a jumpsuit? That’s what I’m talking about!
I will say the only prob with this jumpsuit is that it accentuates my fupa. But it’s like, girl if you got it, flaunt it. Amiright?!
If you dig the jumpsuit or anything from the Spiegel collection too, you can get it here plus you get 20% off anything by using the code Spiegel2013. Get to shopping!