long beach, long island

here’s a little place i like to call home. i have some of my oldest memories here, and it was sad to visit after hurricane sandy and see all of the damage. my very lovely aunt/ inspiration lives here, so its always a destination on my NY trips. the house above is my dream house. i took a polaroid of it when i was 15…

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snow deer in NYC.

yay! i made it to NYC, and lived through the nemo blizzard! actually, we took these right in the middle of it! i didn’t let the blizzard stop my vacation at all, so my friend alex who travelled with me and i went thrifting in brooklyn! i’ve gotta say, wearing insulated shoes makes all the difference. i wore this cozy cozy deer sweater (with a…

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twinkle twinkle little star.

here’s a peek at my last day in new york. there was surfing, brunch foods & of course my aunts 50th birthday celebration. it was amazing being all together again as a family. i have 13 cousins, so you can only imagine.. 🙂 rowdy, dysfunctional, silly new yorkers all in one room. AND my cute 83-year-old grandma came too, all dressed up in a baby…

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the world is on your side.

just a few snapshots of a day spent with my guy in the place i want to live the most, long beach NY. boardwalk + diner + the leaves changing colors. (!!!) i got this french hen sweater from work ( also got the socks to match) and wore it for a few days straight. it is just so cozy and provides the perfect amount…

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nyc days are the best days.

in the scheme of it all, i think all of my best days were spent in nyc. especially when it is sweater weather! had one of those days where i squeezed all of my favorite things in— thrifting, coffee, shopping and wandering the streets with bonnie and gaby. bonnie brought us to this cute little spot called saturdays where you can sip delicious iced coffee…

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are you scared to wear your heart out on your sleeve?

hey guys! just another busy day over here, it is my first day back to school! these were snapped on my last NYC day 🙂 it was one of my favorite FAVORITE days in a long time. i had the mate to my soul by my side all day, got my hair done at arrojo (the only salon i will let touch my hair since…

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oh, city streets. the stories that they tell ❤

there’s something about an easy breezy summertime dress on a hot city day! this dress was just perfect for wandering around soho. i picked up the flats at a small beachside thrift store sometime last year and have brought them on every vacation since. they feel like summertime shoes to me. we took these photos outside of an art supply store i once worked at,…

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coney island ☀ ☀

a sunny july 4th in coney island! i went on the wonder wheel, ate coney cones and smiled til’ my cheeks hurt. there is something perfectly nostalgic about coney island, as if it was frozen in time. the pictures i took from the ferris wheel almost look like they could have been taken 40 years ago (maybe if they were a little sepia toned 😉…

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i’m just a dreamer.

i hope my american readers had a great fourth of july! it is one of my favorite holidays, and the day i was due to be born 🙂 i was two weeks late. these weren’t taken on the actual fourth (those photos are comin’!), but i was wearing the colors all week long!  i found this blouse while thrifting up here, and had to put…

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hearts & ice cream cones ❤

it was only appropriate to wear a skirt covered in hearts in the city because I LOVE NY! there is nothing better than spending time with my little brother matt. we are definitely two peas in a pod. he suggested mister softy and i gladly accepted, followed by iced coffees and hanging in central park with his lovely girlfriend lily. today matt flew in from…

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I ♥ NY

my old roomie justine (who i finally got to see this weekend & just recently moved to boston) told me she loves visiting nyc because as a tourist she can actually enjoy all it has to offer. it made perfect sense to me. i always mope about how badly i wish i lived here (which i do), but it is ALMOST better as an outsider.…

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cupcakes and the city!

spent this particular afternoon chatting with bonnie over magnolia’s cupcakes. i’ve had MANY cupcakes in my day, but nothing even comes close to how tasty & pretty these are. also, sharing em’ in good company may make them even tastier 🙂 hope you have a lovely friday. i will be celebrating matt’s birthday all weekend! yay! in honor of my cutie photographers birthday, take 40…

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in the beautiful morning light.

time flies when you’re having fun! i can’t believe my time in new york is almost over! i spent this day boppin’ around the village in the most flowy skirt i own. it was super windy and fun! stopped into the bollare showroom and got to play with pretty clothes for a few hours 🙂 i just love the spontaneity of the past few days.…

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today was good. today was fun. tomorrow is another one.

really soaking in every minute of time i have here! meet my “photog for the week”.. my brother! he is some guy.. been driving me around and taking my photos every morning. i’ve gotta say, he is pretty good at the photographer thing. i spent yesterday wandering around soho by my lonesome. it got SO cold around 4p.m. and i had to purchase a pair…

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new york city adventures ♥

living the happiest of days here in brooklyn & ny. i feel FREE! i spent the morning getting brunch with my brother and his girlfriend lily, the afternoon shopping with gaby and the evening in the most quaint park chatting the night away with bonnie. that’s why i love nyc— you can squeeze three days worth of things to do into a 24 hour period!…

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i’ve got my alpaca to keep me warm!

last post of 2011! crazy! sorry i’m not equipped with a snazzy “year-end” type of post, but i’ve been on-the-go. i will make sure to post my new years outfit, and then on to some nicaragua posts! it makes me so happy when my man friends enjoy shopping with me, which is why this day was extra special! my friend eddie accompanied me to my…

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cozy brooklyn coffee date!

a day spent in brooklyn getting brunch and cappuccinos with my guy followed by a walk in the village. every day i am here, i feel like i am REALLY living. every minute and every second… simply follows the one before it. it’s a big spontaneous blur, but every night i fall asleep feeling like i filled the day meaningfully. ♥ sweater: for sale in…

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i want to wake up in that city that doesn’t sleep!

oh, i have such an unconditional love for new york city days. the perfect crisp winter air, the cozy sweater filled days, the amazing vintage shops, the non-starbuck’s coffee shops, and walking, walking, walking. my heart IS happy. here’s some snaps from day 1… my brothers roommate got an amazing little puppy named sapphire… and the guy with the pitbull is my brother, matt. YES…

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i’ll be seeing you

for some reason, when i am amongst the hustle and bustle of new york city my world just slows down. it is as if my brain and my inner chaos just reaches this calm and soothing quiet, and i can sit with my thoughts and really think deeply about my life. so basically, i am somewhat sad to be back and cannot wait to visit…

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