Old Boston Charm

Sunday, November 29, 2015

I have spent 21 Thanksgiving weekends in Massachusetts with family, though I can't remember the last time we explored the city of Boston just a few minutes away. It is a strange but nice feeling to realize how quickly my cousins and I have grown. What was once a weekend of DIY board games has become college talks over brunch at the blink of an eye. We finally spent this past weekend traveling through different areas of the city, with my favorite stop being the historic neighborhood of Beacon Hill.

Gratitude || A Thanksgiving Note

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

This year has perhaps been the most life-changing of mine so far. Between studying abroad, landing my first full-time job, and nearing graduation, I am still overwhelmed by how quickly things can change in a short span of time. Through all the changes and challenges that ensue, I remind myself to stay thankful for everything I have, including the opportunity to live in a city as dynamic as New York.

Freshen Up Your Wardrobe Without Breaking the Bank

Sunday, November 22, 2015

Surprised to see the color red on this page? As much as I lean towards a monochrome wardrobe, lately I've been searching for unique pieces to add some statement to my outfits. I will (sadly) be finishing up my internship at Tommy Hilfiger this week, so naturally I've taken every opportunity to use the last of that employee discount. Admittedly I debated for days before purchasing these bold suede booties, but to my own surprise I have not regretted the decision for a second.

Views of Storm King Art Center

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Judging from the amount of Instagram and blog posts I have from this single day, it is safe to say I've found a favorite New York destination. Just an hour north of Manhattan, Storm King Art Center provides the perfect opportunity to unwind and immerse yourself in both nature and man-made art. The space allows for sculptures and works of massive scale, with my favorite being Maya Lins' Wave Fields (shown above). I can only imagine how beautiful the area must have been at the peak of autumn.


Sunday, November 15, 2015

In light of the recent tragedies that have occurred across the world, today's written content is diverting slightly away from my original style-based intentions. Last weekend I had the chance to explore the stunning grounds of Storm King Art Center in New Windsor, NY. I often point to these getaways as escapes from the chaos of the New York, while in reality I am lucky to have the chance to enjoy this vibrant city and every area surrounding it. 

In The Midst of Autumn

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

I can hardly believe we're a third of the way into November. Along with the early emergence of in-store holiday decor, it seems as if autumn is flashing by. I can personally attribute the rush of this season to the busiest semester of my college career. It has been one of nonstop work, but I just received news yesterday to prove that it is all paying off (updates to come soon!). In terms of personal style, this lifestyle has me turning to simple outfits with subtle pops of personality.

Reflecting || A Day at The Cloisters

Sunday, November 8, 2015

Fun fact: In less than two months I will be finishing up my degree in Fashion Merchandising with minors in Art History and Asian Studies. I recently took a trip uptown to The Cloisters art museum with my friend Arnold (also the photographer of this post), who despite having known for just five months, I feel like I have known for a lifetime. What I appreciate most is that he never fails to show genuine interest in my interests. We discussed everything from his dreams of marriage to my plans for the future, and today I thought I'd share some of the latter with you. 

#NoShame: Outfit Repeating In Style With Lydell NYC
(+$50 Giveaway)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

Recognize a few of these pieces? It is probably obvious that I have no shame when it comes to outfit repeating. My trench coat and high-waisted pants in particular have been featured on the regular in my past few posts. Despite marketing myself as a style blogger, I believe in dressing realistically and with versatility. Let's be honest, with a graduating student's budget, my wallet can't accommodate frequent shopping trips right now. 

Instead of splurging on all the season's trendiest items, I've been turning to statement accessories with the help of Lydell NYC to freshen up my wardrobe regulars. PS. Keep reading for yet another giveaway! 

Photo Credit: Lydell NYC

Jewelry: c/o Lydell NYC
Pants: c/o Boohoo | Coat: Zara (similar) | Top: H&M (similar)

One outfit, three looks. I had the opportunity to shoot these photos with Lydell NYC's fabulous team as they upgraded my wardrobe favorites with some simple jewelry styling. The addition of a statement necklace or stack of arm candy can quickly transform any outfit into a brand new look. This is especially important for me, as I often turn to a select few pieces of clothing that are sure to create a cohesive look within seconds.

Make your own jewelry statement by entering my giveaway below for the chance to win a $50 gift card towards Lydell NYC! Now you can keep those outfits on repeat in style. 

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