Wednesday, 30 January 2013

NEW YORK, I LOVE YOU.

NEW YORK COLLAGE!

I thought I'd make a little collage on my New York adventure with my boyfriend! This is pretty much a round up in one place, and there's a few below of my New York buys.

I'm having MAJOR New York blues right now, coupled with my first migraine yesterday (which made me SO SICK, jetlag I HATE YOU) and a lack of motivation or inspiration isn't helping my mood this week. Take me back already!

So basically this was our New York adventure in a nutshell:

FIRST NIGHT:

It turned out our hotel was round the corner from TIMES SQUARE! West 34th street, which is where you want to stay for a touristy firs time in New York, amazing location. Ate loads of shrimp from Bubbagump (massively touristy but who cares) I purposely choose drinks that came with a flashing glass we could take home, then just wandered around taking it all in,squealing to each other how amazing everything was! Fighting the jetlag we ended up back in the hotel room, crashing out to E! on the TV.

DAY TWO:

First stop on our day of being British Tourists: The Empire State building-the views were incredible, the whole of New York is beautiful. We then strolled to New York public library, Grand central station, walked down 5th Ave, the whole time being so overwhelmed at how BIG everything was. At this point we had to make a pit stop to buy thermals as it was so cold I literally couldn't walk down the street. We stumbled across an amazing kosher deli for lunch where everyone was so friendly. Late afternoon was spent filming for Nylon, which my friend Blair works for, in my hotel room(I'll let you know when THAT comes out) then it all went downhill with one too many margaritas and shots. Flashbacks include being in a place where the barman was called Muffy, then in Brooklyn drinking chocolate and whiskey drinks in a bar they allowed dogs into, I forget the name. OOPS. I also forgot a lot of that night too...

DAY THREE, MY BIRTHDAY!

HAPPY HANGOVER BIRTHDAY TO ME. Dear God. After dragging ourselves out of bed we went for as much AMAZING fried chicken (at Hill country fried chicken) as we could stomach, then (after a quick powernap) headed over (on the subway for the first time!!) to Soho and Broadway to look around the shops in search of a Wildfox birthday present, but had no luck. We went to an amazing BBQ place called Southern Hospitality for dinner, by this point it had started snowing heavily! AMAZING. More cocktails and a very fun time! Got milkshakes from Shake shack for desert which were the most incredible heavenly tasting milkshakes ever. Walked through Times Square again home (I loved it so much).

DAY FOUR

Williamsburg - vintage shopping. On the subway again! Went to Buffalo exchange, Beacons closet, and Monk, all full of vintage goodness but I didn't buy a single thing unfortunately. We then headed over to Bedford Avenue to Radish  for Mac and cheese and then to Peters since 1969 for that amazing red velvet waffle above! Hopped on the subway back to Broadway and walked all the along Bleecker street to Magnolia bakery, and got SIX cupcakes, I mean you have to, they were incredible (see pics above) We ate one each freezing in the little park opposite and promptly felt sick. We went to Diner in Williamsburg for a meal with a few of our English friends who were in NY for work. The diner food was delicious-definitely go there! Ended up in the Dog bar place again...

DAY FIVE

Brooklyn flea market! This was amazing- everyone go if you go to new York! In the winter it's in an old bank building, which was big and beautiful, and I wish I'd taken more pictures. Full of great american vintage stalls. I got a furry leopard mini skirt (see pic aboce) a vintage cat book, fluffy ear muffs and some really pretty vintage rings. I nearly bought a new coat but at $165 i thought it was a little bit too expensive for a flea market, and I already have 24357 coats. Wandered around a street called Smith Street in Brooklyn in beautiful sunshine, then tried Dunkin' Donuts, which FYI were disgusting. We then proceeded to get massively lost on the subway on the way to the Natural History Museum so got off early and had a brisk walk through freezing cold Central Park. For dinner we went to 5 napkin burger in Hells kitchen, chicken wings and burger goodness, got a little bit drunk on a bottle of red then had another wander through Times Square back to the hotel, stocking up with enormous amounts american candy on the way!

LAST DAY!

Eating a cuban breakfast whilst looking out of the window at a snow blizzard at Cafe Habana, in Nolita, feeling surreal and sad. We had a wander around a few shops, including Patricia Field, which by this point I was DESPERATE to buy something, anything with my birthday money, but again, no such luck. Full of treasures though. We took our last ride on the subway to 5th Ave, and proceeded to visit every tacky souvineer shop between there and Hells Kitchen, which I bought a few things, but not enough! Picked up a burger and milkshake from Shack Shack (the most delicious burger ever, any other burger pales in comparison) then headed back to the hotel to get a taxi to the airport to end our American adventure. SOB.

I think that was everything...








EVERYTHING I BOUGHT IN NEW YORK, INCLUDING SOUVENIRS.

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Monday, 28 January 2013

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

 photo IMG_0224_zps236e75c3.jpg  photo BIRTHDAY1-1_zps5d2b90d5.jpg  photo BIRTHDAY2-1_zps790f085e.jpg  photo IMG_0227_zps12642d5c.jpg  photo IMG_0226_zps85f29574.jpg Jacket: Tripp NYC via ASOS, Dress: MinkPink via ASOS, Body chain: Rasberry grape, Crystal Necklace: c/o Tentative decisions.

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!

(Don't ask me how old I am-it's TOO OLD, SOBBBB.)
I think this jacket was made for this dress. I cannot believe how different it looks on the ASOS website compared to real life! And I think these necklaces completed the outfit perfectly.

I actually took these pictures before I left for New York to post as a scheduled post for my Birthday last Friday as this is what I wore out on the Friday night, but for some reason that didn't work so I'm currently writing this at JFK, waiting for my flight home and trying not to cry. 

I really don't want to go back to reality. At all. Holidays forever. Although saying that I hope it's warmer in London than New York, it was so cold, I honestly thought I had frostbite several times. And fashion style (for me at least) in New York doesn't seem to be a patch on London, maybe it is just me, as I was desperate to find something great to buy with my Birthday money, however much I tried I couldn't find anything good/I wanted enough. The hunt for another Wildfox sweater proved unsuccessful-they only had limited amounts of their collection in hardly any shops, couldn't find any JC's I liked enough, in the end I gave up and I'm going to treat myself when I get back.

Other than that New York was incredible! So amazing-I actually ended up doing some filming for Nylon TV when I was there- so keep a lookout for that on the website! 

Highlights included: the most ridiculous amount of shots in bars in Brooklyn for my birthday and not remembering anything, snowing on my birthday, the most insane red velvet waffles in Williamsburg, being a tourist and seeing the incredible view of New York from the Empire State building, MILKSHAKES, Times Square, Brooklyn Flea market, (the winter one was held in an amazing old bank building) THE LIST GOES ON. 

I had literally the best time in the world, and couldn't have asked for a better Birthday. The next post will be a New York picture filled one!



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Sunday, 20 January 2013

SUNDAY INSPIRATIONS.

 photo wildfoxtumblr2_zps1298e610.jpg  photo tumblr_m2ghd0oruf1qgv3nso1_1280_zps805ede5d.jpg  photo tumblr_lrblkaHJoz1qjgjqio1_500_zps09c7d042.jpg  photo tumblr_m9wspxJC2M1rp0zefo1_500_zps8c54df8e.jpg  photo tumblr_mcghelolBK1qak673o1_500_zpsd2d209cd.jpg  photo tumblr_mezr9qDREL1r1i5r4o1_500_zps8cfd91a8.jpg  photo blogtumblr_zps4c5a91eb.jpg  photo tumblr_lxe5l3rYyF1r4oimdo1_500_zps9b239ba3.jpg  photo tumblr_m4wn1eejoc1r9l00ro1_1280_zps3b627173.jpg  photo Nasty_Gal_Jan_Lookbook11_zpsd8da3e9b.jpg  photo tumblr_me2l2yRtOV1rpekujo1_1280png_zps344a2923.jpeg  photo tumblr_mesmda7QlK1qcfzeko1_1280_zpse69b77e8.jpg All images taken from Tumblr (click on the pics to go to the source)

Maybe this will become a weekly posting of my fave images I've seen on tumblr, as I bloody love it. I probably could spend hours updating my dashboard, I find it full of inspiration. These images sum up my head this week.

 I've got the silver Tripp NYC jacket and Wildfox star crop jumper as birthday presents from the ASOS sale, which I'm very excited about! I can't really concentrate on anything non New York related at the moment, but I'll have to schedule some posts on here though.

PS: Please stop snowing so I make it to New York, please.

MY TUMBLR HERE.

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Friday, 18 January 2013

MY FAVOURITE MINKPINK DRESS.

 photo IMG_0066_zps74486311.jpg  photo IMG_0053_zpscbd220a8.jpg  photo IMG_0054_zps91303622.jpg  photo IMG_0052_zps10e4a9b9.jpg Lace Top: Charity Shop, Paisley Dress: MinkPink via ASOS, Necklace: Tentative decisions

This Minkpink dress is one of my absolute faves. I bought it from Asos in the summer and if I could wear it everyday I think I probably would. It's such a versatile dress, and the paisley colours and print are perfect. I usually wear it either with a sheer shirt underneath or t-shirt underneath or add a collar, And it looks awesome with this lace top thing (which I've never worn). Day three of wearing things I never wear!

Minkpink is one of my favourite brands (as I think it is most bloggers, or at least the ones I read daily) and the brand definitely has a permanent place in my wardrobe. I love how the majority of pieces from their collections look like vintage pieces, and I love how anything I buy from them just fits perfectly into my whole wardrobe aesthetic. Which hardly any brands do! To be honest, I've noticed a lot of their clothing is pretty similar to something I've picked up in a charity or vintage shop already! They are not that trend led as most brands,so I feel as though I won't get sick of the clothing after five minutes. 

I've always found it tricky buying non-vintage or charity shop clothing, (as I love looking a little bit mental, and like no one else) but recently I have been buying brands a lot more, particulary boutiquey type ones, and I've found when planning outfits it is better to have a mix, I can't look like I've raided my nana's wardrobe all the time. I'm still unsure about jeans though...we will see...

OH BIG NEWS.... I GOT LOOKBOOK! My user name is: lookbook.nu/saralouisethomas or click on the banner to the right. Let me know yours! I'm still getting used to it.



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