Sunday, August 31, 2014

Central Park

Happy Labor Day Weekend! I decided to kick off this Labor Day Weekend with some fresh air & exercise at beautiful Central Park :) I've walked through Central Park a couple of times, but never got a chance to go from one end to the other. David booked the bikes online, and we got 2 bikes for 2 hours for only $20. It was an absolutely gorgeous day out, one of those days where the sun is kissing your shoulders & the wind is whisping through your hair .. poetic I know :) Riding though the paths seeing all the greenery & lakes it was hard to believe this peace of heaven is smack dab in the middle of the city, but then you see a skyscraper peaking through & you're brought back to reality. In the two hours we had the bikes we made it around the park twice, grabbed a quick bite to eat, & snapped some pictures. However, if you're looking for a relaxing soothing ride, I wouldn't try to fit in a second lap in the 2 hours. 

 

I really enjoy dates like this where we can do something together instead of just stuffing our faces (even though I still LOOOOVE doing that!) & am excited to explore other active date outings. What are some of your favorite date night/day activities?

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

DIY: Muscle Tee

I can't believe that Summer is already wrapping up. Come on, won't you hang around for a few more weeks?! Yesterday was gorgeous out, & I couldn't miss the opportunity to visit the beach at least once more :) I also couldn't pass up debuting my custom summer mantra tee, "Take Out, Top Knots, & Tan Lines", that I made using HiCustom. It was super easy to transform the shirt into a muscle tee, and only required scissors & another tank top to use for reference. I simply laid this awesome tank on top of my shirt & snipped away! 

Tee c/o HiCustoms (DIY'd by moi!)

In case you haven't noticed I really have a thing for "statement" tees (1, 2, 3, 4, 5), so you can imagine my excitement when I got to design my own! I wasn't quite sure what to put on it, but finally decided why not dedicate it to some of my favorite things :) As most of you know I loooove eating so that had to be included #Takeout, my hair is foreverrr in a #Top Knot, & who doesn't love #Tan Lines?? Even though this top is summery, I'm totally going to wear it when it gets cooler by layering it under a flannel or chambray button-up .. & day dream of warmer weather :) 

OOTD: NYLON Vol. I

I know that this isn't a normal outfit post, but I thought that it'd be cool to start sharing what I wear to work at Nylon. It's hard to always find the time to take outfit posts outside, so I thought documenting my work week outfits via bathroom selfies would be a good alternative :) I'd love to hear what you ladies think of this new feature, & which look is your favorite <3


Look 1: 
Onesie-FRENCH CONNECTION, Jeans-JOE'S (NORDSTROM RACK), Necklace-CAPWELL + CO, Shoes-NINE WEST (THRIFTED)

Look 2: 
Dress-THRIFTED, Jacket-NY&CO, Nikes-BIRTHDAY PRESENT :)

Look 3: 
Shirt-FOREVER 21, Shorts-CHARLOTTE RUSSE, Scarf-THRIFTED, Shoes-CONVERSE

Look 4:
Romper-ARITZIA, Shoes-ZARA, 

Look 5:
Shirt-NYLON SHOP, Skirt-H&M, Button Up-VICTORIA'S SECRET, Shoes-CONVERSE

Look 6:
Dress-ARITZIA, Shoes-CONVERSE

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Tasty Tuesdays: Breakfast in Bed

Even though I LOVE breakfast sandwiches, bagels, & every type of pastry under the sun I'm trying to go with healthier, cheaper, lighter options. Yeah I know boring, just kidding I'm actually enjoying it & it's cool coming up with different yummy combinations. If you would've told me that I'd be buying rice cakes & eating them ... let alone enjoying them, I wouldn't have believed you! What can I say, I'm a changed woman living on a limited budget. I think the secret to this deliciousness is the almond butter, it goes so well with bananas & a little drizzle of honey over the top :) Next up, yogurt topped with crunchy cereal or granola, MORE BANANAS, & a sprinkle of cinnamon ... you weren't expecting that last little ingredient were you?? I'm kind of sick of greek yogurt (don't hate me) so I've been going with plain or vanilla yogurt from Whole Foods or Trader Joe's, but do what you like :)


I posted about a third "breakfast" on facebook a few days ago. It's what I make if I'm not really hungry, but know that I need to put something in my body. I've talked about green smoothies here on the blog before, but like my new combo better than the old one that had kale in it. My new perfected combo is unsweetened almond milk (enough so that everything blends), a spoonful of almond butter, a frozen banana, a BIG handful of spinach, & sometimes protein powder .. if I'm feeling buff. Yup, it's amazing how much the banana and almond butter are able to disguise the spinach, but just in case it's still too spinachy add another banana or more almond butter :)

Other things you should know about this post:
I'm a child & have a much better "waking up" experience if I get to watch a show while eating breakfast.
Our internet doesn't always like me .. case & point the buffering while I was trying to watch OITNB.
Bananas always win the fruit war in our house: cheap, portable, versatile, & yummy!


Sunday, August 17, 2014

OOTD: Wedding White

Earlier this month we celebrated our 4 year wedding anniversary! It's pretty crazy how fast these 4 years have flown by, but I guess that means we're having fun :) Instead of going to a fancy dinner like we typically do, we opted for a casual little BBQ joint in Park Slope. I think it's very easy these days to get caught up in material things, which makes it harder & harder to appreciate/enjoy some of the sweetest moments in life. Moving to New York I've seen so many amazing things, & met some fabulous people, but all that glitter & gold means nothing if you don't have someone to share it with. In the past 2 months that we've been living here I've learned just how lucky I am to have such a great man by my side, who supports all my crazy ideas (ok, not all of them but a lot hehe) & gave me the last bite of his sandwich last night .. which is definitely true love <3 

Top-TOBI, Jeans-FOREVER 21 (DIY), Purse-COURAGE B., Booties-CHINESE LAUNDRY

I don't think I've ever worn jeans to celebrate our anniversary, and usually opt for a pretty dress & a pair of sky high heels (Yr 3, Yr 2, Yr 1). This year I decided to just go with jeans, a white tee, booties, & a bold statement purse, which might seem boring to some but I felt so happy/pretty in it. We took these photos right before dinner & I have to say they're some of my favorite pictures because you can tell how much fun we were having :) It was also David's idea to have me hold up the purse in the last photo, I never thought I'd see the day where he'd be giving me direction for outfit posts. After dinner we wanted to see a movie, but were too late .. lucky for us this is NYC & there was an amazing FREE outdoor concert one block away! I can't wait to see what this new year together will bring <3