As I promised on my last post here is the first count of my adventures with Texi in New York City last weekend. The day after he arrived we started our journey with a great brunch at, of course, Greenwich Village. After that we went directly to Times Square, took some pictures, and then went on the hunt for Rockefeller Center (this took us a while, but we finally made it). It truly was a majestic view of the Empire State Building and Central Park. We also visited the Public Library, another great historical and architectural masterpiece. The day did not end there, we had the chance to see Grand Central Station as well, and that was an incredible sight, not just because of the building details and the labyrinth like tunnels, but because of the amount of people moving at great speeds to get to their destinations. After seeing this, we spent most of the night on another hunt, this time for a place called Burp Castle in East Village. This is an amazing little beer place inspired by a monastery, they even shush you if you speak too loud. Being the City that Never Sleeps we still went looking for places to go after that, so we ended the night at a Puerto Rican restaurant in Amsterdam Street. More tales of this journey are to come in my next post so stay tuned, and enjoy!
Hey fellow readers! Here I give you my first look for NYC this past weekend, where I met up with Texi finally! I was too busy squeezing him so I did not take any pictures the night he arrived, except for one of him eating the biggest pizza slice I've ever seen. So I took the pictures for the outfit basically now in the back of my building again. I wore this Célfie T-shirt I've had for a while now, but finally got the chance to combine it with this great vintage faux fur coat from my grandmother's closet, and another borrowed item: my boyfriends check shirt. I was also wearing the pleather pants from Forever 21 you've seen a billion times already, and my new white Converse sneakers (I didn't even have to say they're new, just look at how white they are). I had an incredible time with Texi in the city, and I'm going to share more about this on the next post, obviously with all the looks which were all with the same coat, but hey you can get some ideas on how to pack light for cold weather trips. Enjoy this one for now!
Here's a look that was a little overdue. I wore this on Saturday February 15th on a night out after a very cool day of skiing. I was wearing the Zara lace slip dress you saw in my last look from Puerto Rico this time with tights obviously because of the cold. Over the dress I wore an Ann Taylor sweater with a color that is really beautiful and matched perfectly with an oversized vintage tribal scarf from my grandmother's closet. If you have been keeping up with my Instagram you probably noticed I was in Montreal this past weekend with my friends Beni and Bea. It was truly another amazing experience I can add to what I've lived while on the exchange program this semester. This next weekend will be an even better one because I will be able to share this type of experience with Texi. I'm so excited! Until next week then, enjoy!
Time passes even quicker in The City as you walk by the tall buildings, the lights, the stores, the people, and you don't realize that maybe you've done miles of it. This was the look for day 3 of my trip to N.Y.C., which was too short unfortunately. I wore a very pink turtle neck sweater from my grandmother's closet with pleather pants from Forever 21, ankle boots from Zara, and the most matching hat that I bought as a souvenir. The day started with another great breakfast at Greenwich Village, then the shopping started. Before we knew it it was time to head back to Albany. I cannot wait to come back to this place, it really felt magical to me. I know it might seem exaggerated, but being a movie buff like me you would understand that when you go to a place you've only seen in the big screen you just feel like you're in your own film, and that is magical. Until the next trip or the next look, enjoy!
Day two of The Big Apple and this was another one filled with a surprising amount of sight seeing for one day. The day started with the most amazing breakfast at the cutest little place in Greenwich Village. Then we headed down to Washington Square Park where Beni took yet another great set of pictures for my blog. The look I wore under the only coat I brought to The City was a combination of a new top I bought there in one of the many H&M's with the best fitting camo pants and boots from Zara. After the park we saw Little Italy, where I had a canoli for the first time and it was delicious! Then we walked down Broadway up to the Brooklyn Bridge to later walk even more to catch the ferry to Staten Island and see the Statue of Liberty. Finally we had an amazing night at Times Square, which had a Red Lobster we had been dying to try and we could not end the night without some Cosmopolitans. It really was an amazing day and I owe it all to the person I shared it with, Beni (grazie!). More pictures of day three are to come, enjoy these for now!
Yes! I finally made it to New York City and right when Fashion Week started, but being my first time in this magical place I did not see anything related to the event. In fact, I might have been near a show and not even know about it. I feel kind of guilty that I did not even try to see the event, but at the same time I feel I had no choice since I wanted to see much more before that. My friend Beni and I did see a lot in just two days and we are really proud of that. These pictures are from the first day, Friday February 7th. Our first stop was Central Park, which had become a Winter Wonderland and that made us love it even more. I was wearing a striped top from Banana Republic, with ripped jeans from Kmart, ankle boots from Zara, and coat and scarf from one of my grandmother's closet and the furry hat is from another grandmother (grannies are great!). After that we walked through Fifth Avenue until we found The Empire State Building. We had gotten there just in time for the sunset and it truly was an amazing site. The night ended with great eats and drinks at The Village, and boy was it fun! Enjoy the pictures, and in the next post you can expect more of my adventures in N.Y.C.
Snow really does make for a great backdrop. These pictures were taken last week by yet another friend I've made in the exchange program, Clifford. This was right outside the dorms I was living in, but now I've moved somewhere more modern (maybe not as beautiful outside) and more comfortable. I was wearing and all white outfit (as always matchy matchy, this time with the snow) combining a sweater I bought right before leaving to Albany at J.C. Penney with a pair of floral printed jeans from American Eagle Outfitters, and lace up boots from Charlotte Russe. To top the white outfit off (and look cuter) I wore white earmuffs I bought at Crossgates Mall and a pair of vintage hand made mittens from my grandmother's closet. I'm really excited about the next post, which is about The City (yes that's right, N.Y.C.) so stay tuned and enjoy!
Superbowl Sunday is what this look was for, and the reason for the name is because I was rooting for Broncos of course. I got inspired not to dress up in fan wear (since I'm not really a football fan or own any jerseys), but at least I wanted to look sporty in some way. I wore a cool geek sweater from Marshall's I bought just before leaving Puerto Rico, a pair of burgundy jeggings from Wallmart (the place where I have done the most shopping since I got here), boots from Charlotte Russe, and an animal print satchel from Wet Seal. It wasn't that cold on Sunday so to stay just warm enough I wore the Guess coat Texi gave me for Christmas and a really nice Coach scarf that his mother let me take here. I have to give my Italian friend Beni all the credit for these pictures and the ones from my previous posts as well. Not only did she take fashionable photos, but also she takes the funniest ones as you can see from the last two here. Even though my team lost on Sunday I still had an amazing time and I even got to see the Harlem Globetrotters that day too! Enjoy this look and expect and even better one after this.
Last week was surely one the coldest with temperatures of single digit numbers, but this vintage faux fur coat I wore not only looked warm, it was! Here I was trying to go for a look resembling Margot Tenenbaum, if you didn't notice with my hair parted to the side and the eyeliner. I made it look a little more modern preppy by mixing the animal print of the PacSun sweater with a striped button down shirt underneath from Marshall's. I kept it comfortable and warm with jeans and a pair of high boots from Charlotte Russe. Being "inspired" by the cold weather (really I just want to stay warm), the fur, and the woodsy area of UAlbany's campus I decided to name this look after my favorite song of the moment "Dirty Paws" by Of Monsters and Men. Enjoy!
The cold weather here in Albany cannot stop me from creating looks and going out so as I promised before I'm going to show another winter outfit. Here I layered a button down shirt under a sweater again, this time the top is from Ann Taylor and the sweater is another fashion find from my grandmother's closet. To keep me warm I wore a Guess coat with leather details on the shoulders and arms, which was a Christmas present from Texi. I was also wearing boyfriend jeans from Aéropostale, new boots from Charlotte Russe, and my Aldo Miyata purse. I spent this past Saturday on the Empire State Plaza where I saw the New York State Museum and where the night before I had gone ice skating. All these great sites would not be as amazing if I was not able to share them with such great people, and I am talking about the international students that I have met throughout this experience. There is still one more person who I miss so much and would love to share this with, and that person is Texi. I can't wait for his visit!