Friday, November 29, 2019

Black Friday/Cyber Monday Deals

The biggest day of the shopping year has now arrived and I'm so excited to use this weekend to buy Christmas presents for friends and family. Check out the following sales from my favorite retailers below! I also picked out a selection of either items I have or are on my wishlist.

up to 50% off 

THREAD & SUPPLY Wubby Fleece Pullover, Main, color, CHARCOAL          SPANX<SUP>®</SUP> Faux Leather Leggings, Main, color, BLACK

SAM EDELMAN 'Petty' Chelsea Boot, Main, color, PUTTY SUEDECECE Bow Sleeve Crewneck Sweater, Alternate, color, ANTIQUE WHITE

KUT FROM THE KLOTH 'Ana' Faux Leather Drape Front Jacket, Main, color, BLACK                       BLANKNYC Faux Leather Miniskirt, Main, color, ANACONDUH

1. Thread & Supply Wubby Fleece Pullover - 35% off NOW $49.90 - I currently have last seasons jacket and it's so cozy
2. SPANX Faux Leather Leggings - 20% off NOW $78.40
3. Sam Edelman 'Petty' Chelsea Boot - 40% off NOW $77.90
4. CeCe Bow Sleeve Crewneck Sweater - 33% off NOW $65.90 - comes in 6 colors 
6. BLANKNYC Faux Leather Miniskirt - 50% off NOW $38.98


Monday, November 25, 2019

Book Review Part I

Top: Gianni Bini (similar here)//Leggings: White House Black Market//Shoes: Marc Fisher

I was talking to a coworker recently and one of the things I always mention when they ask what I like to do in my free time is reading. I grew up reading book after book after book. I think part of it helped that my mom worked for the education system and my dad was a books sales representative. While we were talking about what books I've read recently, I came up with an idea to do a book review section for the blog. This will be a place where I can share all the books I've read recently. I've read a lot of books since the summer and so I'll be adding the first three parts quickly, but once I start getting into a routine, the plan is to do one book review a month to share all that I'm reading.

So welcome to my book reviews! While my interests focuses mostly on historical fiction and psychological thrillers, my goal is to make my list of books a mixed genre so everyone can find at least one book they would be interested in reading. I also welcome all suggestions, so if there are any books y'all think I should read, leave a comment below. 


Sunday, November 24, 2019

Weekly Outfit Roundup (Nov. 18 - Nov. 23)

Happy Thanksgiving week y'all! This week for Thanksgiving, I'm going low key and just taking the chance to relax and work on a few things because my family is coming up for Christmas this year. I'm so excited for us to have our first cold Christmas and for my brother to finally be able to visit me in NYC since I moved up here 2 years ago. 

This past week was a pretty normal week. Got a few tasks completed at work and even went out last night to celebrate the promotion for one of my colleagues. I also went out Wednesday night to Target and bought some Christmas decorations for the apartment and set them up. What I love about our decorations is that we made them practical since we don't have much storage space so much of the items I purchased can be used year round. I'll see about getting a blog post up soon with all of our holiday decorations. 

Thursday, November 21, 2019

Mel Sums It Up (Tootsie Review)

Jacket: Nordstrom//Top: J Crew Factory//Jeans: J Crew Factory //Shoes: Adidas 

I want to start this review by standing that I won the lottery to purchase tickets to this show...sort of. It's funny to look back at it now, but I have the worst luck winning the lottery for discount priced tickets and so on a Saturday morning I decided to start working my chances of winning the lottery for this show. I'm a huge Santino Fontana fan after seeing him in Cinderella with Laura Osnes in 2013, and was so excited for the opportunity to see him in the role that earned him a Tony Award.

Fast forward to the next day, turned out I won the lottery for the Saturday matinee performance and not the Sunday performance. Thankfully, the box office was understanding of my slip up of not knowing what the date of the month was and was accommodating in transferring my lottery ticket to a ticket for the performance that day.


Monday, November 18, 2019

NYC Parks

Winter weather has just begun and I'm already ready for warmer weather to come back. One of my favorite activities to do throughout the year is to go around to the different parks in the city to either hang out with my friends or just walk around and explore everything the parks have to offer. 

What I love about each of these parks is that even though they are all in the heart of the city or near the hustle and bustle of the city, you get the feeling that you are away from the city and enjoying nature. Below I've listed my favorite parks in the city that I have been too so far. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to explore Prospect Park yet, but definitely plan to on a rare warm Sunday or in the Spring Season, especially during cherry blossom season. 


Sunday, November 17, 2019

Weekly Outfit Roundup (Nov. 11 - Nov. 16)

Hey y'all! Happy Sunday. I'm so excited to bring this series back. Every Sunday, I like to do a blog post with a recap for the week and then do an outfit roundup of all my Instragram posts for the week with links to the outfits.

This week, I've been spending my free time getting the blog back together because I want to give 100% of my time to it when I'm not at work. I'm so excited for where this blog can go and I just have to remember to not get frustrated at seeing the results quickly. Delayed gratification is a hard concept for some of us and I'm experiencing it both with work and with this blog. A great example of delayed gratification is this video based off an original experiment by a Stanford graduate back in the 1970s. 

Monday, November 11, 2019

Friend Like Me (Aladdin July 2018)

Outfit detail: 
Top: Piko//Vest: Made For Life (Similar here)//Jeans: American Eagle//Shoes: Madden Girl

If you thought seeing two shows in July was a lot, normally I would agree. I think I started to become a show junkie after seeing four shows in four weeks during the American Ballet Theater Spring Season. But I have to say this is the most insane adventure I've ever had for seeing a show.

It all started a few hours before. July 10 was Mary Ellen's birthday and I happened to get off work two hours before I thought I would, so we had some free time to kill before the restaurant we had planned to go to opened. Around 4:45 PM, we were killing some time in Starbucks and I decided to get on Twitter and just scroll through the feed.

Saturday, November 2, 2019

Angel of Music (Phantom of the Opera, April 2018)

How to even begin this blog post. The Phantom of the Opera is a classic and a staple to Broadway. Currently the longest-running show, having just celebrated its 30th anniversary, everyone has heard of something from this show. This show was a technologically advanced show for it's time and has opened the pathway for how current shows are created technical wise. This is a timeless show and one that I always recommend for anyone to see if they are experiencing their first show on Broadway.  I don't know about anyone else but I always get chills listening to the overture, whether it's at the show with the chandelier being lifted to the ceiling, or when it comes on my iPod. 

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