Well, we made it. If you have been following for some time, you may be aware that my last trip to NYC with a friend, I ended up in Queens (not the destination I was looking for). I am happy to say, Rose, Jess, Emily and I reached SoHo without any long detours to Queens. From Penn Station, we took the C subway downtown and got off at Spring Street. See! Now I know what I’m talking about, it only took some time.. You can read about my lost adventure in the city here.
This past Tuesday there were luckily no issues. Amen. Once reaching Soho, all of us were starving. We walked and talked looking at each corner for somewhere to stop in to eat. We finally came across a quaint, little Irish pub. Very un-Irish of me, I settled for a taco salad.
Being away from the comfort of my friends from growing up can be tough. Luckily, once returning to my hometown, it’s like we never parted ways. After sitting, eating, chatting and ranting we paid for our meals and were on our way. We strolled around Soho, going in and out of stores; following the cutest cobblestone pathways as our way of direction. Of course, we stopped to take pictures because duh what’s a trip to NYC without pictures. Reaching rush hour we decided to make our way home. We hopped on the subway, took the C subway Uptown, got off at Penn Station and took our train home. And there you have it, a successful trip to Soho, Manhatten. What a day..
Jacket: Lands’ End (similar)
Scarf: Old Navy
Sun Glasses: Ray-Ban
Bag: KateSpade (similar)
Boots: Nordstrom (similar)
It’s almost the time where I place my graduation cap on and walk to get my diploma! Officially ending high school is starting to freak me out, it’s crazy to think in less than three short months I’ll be moving to my new home, Connecticut. Due to my crazy busy end of the year schedule, I haven’t been able to take any pictures for a fashion post so I thought I’d collect pictures from the last couple weeks to put together a current lifestyle post!
The first pictures are from a college night my friend hosted. Basically, we celebrated all choosing our college! It was an exciting and super happy night for everyone. The second group of pictures is from my senior prom. My dress was a berry, wine colored Jovani dress which you can find here. It was a little different than my usual style and color choices but I am so happy I took a chance on it. It feels nice not having to stress about hair, nails, makeup or dress anymore! Onto new stress, FINALS!! Ugh, I’m ready to graduate..
It is officially shorts weather!! It felt like the time would never come again but finally, the high temperature by the Jersey Shore is calling for tank tops and shorts. I am hoping the 80’s don’t leave us. It happened to be a perfect, sunny Saturday so my friends and I brunched at a cute inside/outside restaurant called The Robinson Ale House. It has such yummy food, you can check out the menu here if you’re from New Jersey! I got the BLT+A which was a BLT but with avocado, sooo tasty.
I love New Jersey and one of my favorite towns here is Red Bank! It has the cutest downtown area, full of shops and restaurants. I hope the pictures below capture just how adorable this little town just is.
Outfit Details: Top//Primark Shorts//Uniqlo Belt//unknown Watch//MichaelKors Shoes// SteveMadden Rings// gifted or Pandora Glasses//Ray-Ban Satchel// H&M
Jesses Outfit: Top//Nordstrom BP Shorts// American Eagle Outfitters Choker//Forever21 Glasses//Francesca’s
* I could only link some items directly, some pieces are sold out or gone! 🙁
Check out Stargaze Jewelry for really cute, dainty chokers, click here.
For my friends and I, the month of February is the month full of birthdays, bringing on tons of birthday festivities each weekend. This past week we went to the Sugar Factory in New York City where everything was sweeter than sweet. The Sugar Factor is known for their super sugary drinks called Goblets, they come in a number of colors and flavors. My friend and I chose the Sunshine Tea Goblet and added some Lollipops to add taste and of course to make it “gram worthy.”
The interior design of the restaurant is different than I imagined, I picture a rainbow colored interior with a bunch of sweets as decor. Although, the restaurant was much more tasteful than I had originally expected. The colors were burgundy, black and white and a large black chandelier was the centerpiece of the room. At the Sugar Factory, there is an upstairs and a downstairs, larger parties were seated upstairs and smaller parties were sat downstairs. While going upstairs you come across the famous Sugar Factory wall, many people take their photos against this wall. A ton of celebrities have captured pictures on this wall and they’re shown all around the restaurant.
The trip was yet another successful birthday out with friends and good food. Nothing sweeter than that.
Painting will never be my forte but for one of my closest friends birthdays, I had to put aside my mediocre painting skills and try to produce something worthy of Picasso. Did I succeed? Negative. We drove a short drive to Bradley Beach where we went to Bradley Brushstrokes Paint and Sip Studio (minus the sip). The studio was vibrant and definitely gave some 70’s vibes as you’ll see below.
After the painting, each of our stomachs had been grumbling ready to dig into a savory meal. Lucky for us, the birthday girl made reservations at Porta, a popular Italian eatery in Asbury Park, New Jersey. We walked into the artsy restaurant where there was one large room with a center bar. The bar had light bulbs hanging overhead and along the room hung small lights. Doors lined the wall to add a rustic feel along with the American flag draped from the ceiling. The room had long picnic tables instead of your typical round table or booth adding a very cozy feeling. One of my favorite things about this restaurant is that they had vegan options, although the selection is small, it is very thoughtful to include this for vegans or people with dairy allergies like myself. It makes the going out to eat process a lot easier. The food did not disappoint and by the end of the night, we all were stuffed full.
Any night spent with friends is a good night but any night spent with friends and food is a great night, am I right?