Street Style

The train my sister and I were taking to get to our class at the Fashion Institute of Technology was running late so we had some extra time to take subway selfies, yay!

It’s getting pretty cold out in New York so I only had so much time left to wear my skirts. I wore mine with sheer black tights, wool crew socks, and my new combat boots! On top I wore my coziest grey sweater. I added a black knit ear warmer/headband and my usual eggplant handbag.

Ear warmer/headband- Aldo

Sweater- H&M

Skirt- American Eagle Outfitters

Tights- DSW

Crew Socks- American Eagle

Combat Boots- Steve Madden

Handbag- H&M

xoxo linds

Hurricane Sandy Hits!

Hey!

It’s been a rough couple of days for many people on the East Coast. We haven’t seen a storm like this in decades and the damage the storm caused was devastating. Thankfully, my family and I weren’t affected much by the storm. Many of my friends are without power, cell service and hot water and we haven’t had school all week. Trees have fallen left and right and live wires lay in the streets.

I’ve had a couple of boring days. I haven’t had school since Friday and we aren’t supposed to go back until Monday. Most of the time I just stayed home and spent quality time with my family. It’s getting cold as well so I’m taking advantage of the down time to make some tea and read all my copies of Vogue and Nylon that I haven’t had the time to read yet.

Keeping all of those effected in my thoughts

xoxo linds

Mall Overload

The weather here in New York is absolutely perfect. Everyday it’s been sunny and cool with a brisk breeze; ah fall has come. But, with new weather comes a whole new wardrobe! Fall fashion is my fav and I have been dying to get my hands on some patterned leggings and some comfy sweaters. My mom took me shopping at one of our malls and we hit the jackpot! (I’m still missing stuff from my wishlist though…)

 

What I bought:

1. Light wash demin button down (Forever21)

2. Purple V-neck tee (H&M)

3. White T-shirt (H&M)

4. Green cheetah ombre sweater (H&M)

5. Thick grey sweater (H&M)

6. Black bandeau (Charlotte Russe)

7. Bras (Macy’s)

8. Plum handbag (H&M)

9. Spike necklace (Charlotte Russe)

10. Leaf ring (Aldo)

11. Deep purple infinity scarf (Aldo)

What a haul, phew! I definitely burned a bunch of calories carrying those bags all day! I’m loving the muted and deeper colors for fall this year. Simple pieces are definitely in style right now and jazzing them up with furry scarves or edgy necklaces is the perfect way to do it!

xoxo lovelies

The Perfect Fall Treat!

Happy Autumn!

As the sun sets quicker and the cool breeze rolls in, it is really starting to feel like fall (my favorite season!). The weather we are having in New York is perfect! It’s about 70 degrees and sunny everyday! It’s warm enough to be comfy but it’s chilly enough to be cozy.

In the spirit of this new season I wanted desperately to have some nice, warm hot chocolate, but it was hot in my house! I decided to try out a crazy idea my friend had to FREEZE the hot chocolate!!

All I did was mixed a hot chocolate packet with water and stuck it in the freezer for about an hour. When I took it out, I mixed it up again with my spoon. It looked like a hot chocolate slushie! I topped it off with some  whip cream and chocolate syrup and, bam, I had a delicious frozen hot chocolate! yummmm.

Doesn’t it just look delish?!

xoxo

…and school begins

The late nights, the pool days, and the suns rays are all coming to an end as school comes back in session all over the country. And, although I love nothing more than sitting on the beach with the newest gossip mag, I was kind of looking forward to going back to school because I’d get reunited with all of my friends again.

I wasn’t feeling too peppy when I woke up at 6 am on my first day, but as the day went by I was more than happy with all of the people in my classes and all of the teachers that I have. The work load, like always, seems like so much that it could ultimately be the death of me.

On the first day, it was perfectly warm and breezy so I wore a vibrant coral tank with gold hardware, black denim shorts, metallic gladiator sandals, and a chunky gold statement necklace! It was the best combo of summer style and fall flair (and I got tons of compliments! woohoo).

My schedule is a little crazy and it’s loaded with advanced classes; I told a friend what classes I was taking and she replied, “Do you want to die?” That’s how I figured out that this year will be, well, hell.

I’m already getting hours and hours of homework and I’ve only been in school for four day! It’s INSANITY, I swear teachers have no mercy. So… in case you were wondering why I haven’t been posting so much anymore it is solely because I do homework from the minute I get home from the minute I go to sleep. Fun right?

I hope you guys have better luck with school than I do! I’ll post again this week hopefully xoxo

Friday Favorites!

Hello Internet! It’s Friday! This past week I spent trying to finish my summer assignments, which I still haven’t finished yet, browsing the internet, and running random errands. These are just a few of the things I was obsessed with this week, I hope you guys like them as much as I do. Enjoy!

1. Favorite Accessory:

Fereira Handbag. Aldo. $50. I want it soooooooooo bad!

2. Favorite Makeover:

Jessica Alba trades her shiny dark brown locks for a trendy ombré do. Love it!

3. Favorite Baby Laugh:

I can’t help but laugh!

4. Favorite Street Style:

Victorias Secret model Alessandra Ambrosio wears fabulous turquoise jeggings, $168, Tom Ford sunglasses, $490, and a stylish Rag & Bone fedora, $175.

5. Favorite Nail Polish:

Pinking of You, OPI. $7.50. Light nail polish is so classy but it’s never outdated! SCORE!

6. Favorite Song:

Prima Donna- Marina and the Diamonds. I never knew I would love British pop music this much!

7. Favorite Celeb:

I love Lauren Conrad! She’s absolutely PERFECT!

8. Favorite Blogger:

I was browsing through some blogs and I found www.MyStylePill.com and I fell in love. Christine uploads pictures of herself in her fabulous wardrobe almost daily; she has such a colorful, flirty-fun style that makes me swoon.

9. Favorite Quote:

This is actually a quote in Spanish (sorry for the language switch!) but I really like it. In English it means ‘Don’t stress yourself out about the future, for neither the present is definite.’ A lot of times people forget this and sometimes people really need to let go and trust the universe.

10. Favorite TV Show:

I highly doubt I am not the only who was left completely in shock after the season finale of Pretty Little Liars. Who knew it would be so scary! Can’t wait to see what drama happens next season!

That’s it for this week! I hope everyone had as good of a week as I did (: Have a great weekend girlies xoxo

My Hamptons Getaway

Sometimes all you need is a quick little vacay to whisk you away from your troubles and to refresh your mind!

I did just that! One of my best friends, Danielle, has a house near the bay in beautiful East Hampton, New York. She and I stayed with her grandma in an adorable four bedroom house with a pool and all! I had such a wonderful time there; I stayed for three days and two nights (which was a little short but just enough!)

I was living the care free life! We swam in the bay, tanned at the beach, shopped in all of the boutiques, and went out for dinner and ice cream. The best part of it all was to be able to do it all with my best friend. I really had an amazing time and i don’t think I’ll ever forget it!

Danielle and I walked to the bay that’s right near her grandma’s house! It was so warm and breezy and the water was cool and calm, just perfect! I have never been anywhere like it! (Both pieces of my bathing suit are from Target!)
We took this pic when we were out shopping in the stylish South Hampton! We were playing dress up in LF (one of my fav stores!) and we found these crazy outfits! Danielle is wearing a wild studded tie dye demin jacket and I’m wearing a sequin cocktail dress! Check out our Jeffrey Campbell shoes too!! We love them!!
On one of the  nicer days I was in East Hampton, we went to this spectacular beach called Indian Wells and it was such a clean and private  beach. There were only a few other beach go-ers! It was so calm and quiet (besides the strong rip tides!!) We took the opportunity to get some sun and take some pictures!
In other news….. I took my road test on Friday and I passed! I am now an official licensed driver!! Watch out for me cruising down the street!  xoxo

All Packed Up!

Hey Girlies! Ever wondered what to pack and what not to? Me too. And to be honest, I haven’t yet figured out the best to pack. Usually in situations when I’m going on vacation and I need to pack I either 1. not pack nearly enough stuff and always forget important things or 2. pack an excessive amount of stuff in a big, heavy bag and have everything I need. I really don’t know which option is better.

Today I had this problem because tomorrow morning my best friend and I are going to the Hamptons for the next few days! We are going to take a coach bus out there and stay at her granny’s house, how fun right?! I was utterly conflicted whether to bring a smaller bag and risk forgetting the essentials or to bring an elephantine bag which would carry excess stuff.

I chose to bring my (big) Betsey Johnson carrier which pretty much a very large, very stylish duffle bag. It is filled to the brim with bright bikinis, short shorts, and crop tops, just what everyone needs on their vacay! I’m triple checking everything to make I don’t forget anything for my trip because last time I forgot my brush, YIKES.

Also, in preparation for my sweet getaway, I did my own mani-pedi today! In case any of you were wondering… I used Minted by Revlon on my fingers for that effortless chic-ness and Let’s Talk by Sinful Colors on my toes for a little pop of sass.

Lastly, as some of you may know, my family and I went to see Pat Benatar in concert last night at the Six Flags Great Adventure in New Jersey! I must say, she’s still got it. Pat is 59 years old and she still belts out some high notes and busts some moves! She is quite a legend and a true talent!

I hope you all have fun the this week! I’ll post when I get home ( :

DIY Diva

Howdy!

So, I have officially become a do-it-yourself diva! I have always admired the super creative people who could take their old stuff and completely revamp it. They are so cool and crafty! I began to realize how much old stuff I have that I never ever use, and that was when I starting DIY-ing.

Although I’m still a novice diva, I have done a few projects that came out exceptionally well! (If I do say so myself )

I just recently went through my closet parting with the items that no longer fit me or that I don’t really like anymore and I found one of my denim mini skirts from way back in middle school when they were super cool! And, with my mom’s sewing kit, an old sweater, and a little magic, my old school mini skirt was transformed into an amazing messenger bag! I sewed some sequins here and there and I made the handle and the bottom of the bag out of the old sweater and even studded one of the pockets! Super thrifty, right?!

Also, in my mom’s sewing kit, I found the prettiest piece of lace that she wasn’t using! So I whipped out a pair of lavender denim short shorts and sewed the lace on the top of one of the back pockets! It looks adorable and it adds a little girly touch.

I am also a huuuge fan of the at home mani-pedi! Yes, every once and a while it’s nice to get your nails done at a salon, but many people can’t afford to get them done regularly. DIY nails and funky nail art are really trendy and fun to do! I do my own nails all of the time and I only get them done before a special event or a vacation because it is so easy to do your own mani-pedi!

To do your own awesome mani-pedi this is what you should do:

  • wash and exfoliate your hands and feet
  • moisturize  your hands and feet
  • cut and file your nails
  • apply a thin clear coat
  • paint 2-3 coats of your color depending on how sheer your color is
  • TIP: you should wait about ten minutes in between coats; never paint another coat when your nails are still wet because your nails would take forever to dry!
  • apply a top coat

And it’s as simple as that to do a DIY mani-pedi! Of course, now you can do any designs that you would like. I’ve done stripes, reverse french mani, ombre, and even galaxy nails!

Right now I’m wearing Pacific Blue by Sally Hanson. I did an ombre glitter design on it with 518 by Artmatic.  All you have to do to achieve this look is to do the basic mani from above then, when its dry, paint the glitter polish backward (start from the white part of the nail and paint towards the finger). This creates the ombre look because there are more sparkles at the top of the nail than the bottom!

Everyone’s Leaving!

Hey! So lately I’ve been pretty busy trying to get together with all of my friends who are leaving to go to camp or go on vacation! This is probably the saddest part of summer because all of the friendships that I’ve made throughout the year (and all of my existing friendships) have to be put on hold because people are visiting family overseas, going to summer camp, or just going on a long vacation.

Nowadays, it’s easier to communicate with people who are far away with texting and whatnot. I’ll def still be in touch with them don’t worry! Sadly, some camps don’t allow cell phones and cell service in other countries is expensive so I’ll be sending those friends some nice letters!

Just the other day I stopped by one of my best friend’s house to help her pack for her SIX WEEK trip to France! It was sad helping her pack up but I know she’ll have loads of fun eating croissants and speaking French! She promised me that we will hang out when she gets home in August!

Also, yesterday another one of my friends came to my house because she is leaving on Saturday to go to Florida for three weeks! I’m really going to miss her because she is one of my go-to girls! We were going to spend some time outside but it was raining cats-and-dogs! There was non-stop thunder and lightning for hours SO I’m hoping we can go to the beach one last time before she leaves!

I know I’ll miss all of my friends who are going away and I’ll definitely keep in touch! Don’t worry though, I have a lot of friends that are staying here with me so I won’t be all alone after everyone is gone! Hope everyone is having a great summer! xoxo