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
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 ( :
Today was such a bittersweet day to say the least. It was the last day of camp, but it was also the best day of the whole camp!
We went on a field trip to the Lily Kate showroom on 39th street to meet with the designers of the clothing brand Parker! Parker is a small, high-end brand for the chic on-the-go fashionista. Derek, one of the designers, said that he would describe his collection as feminine, easy, comfortable, and noticeable. The company is known for their fabulous shapes, amazing fit, their effortlessness, and, last but not least, their wonderfully bold patterns!
The owners took my class on a tour of their showroom and we also got a sneak peak on their not-yet-released Resort Collection! I’m in loove with this collection (shhhhh it’s full of rompers and cute dress in fabulous colors!). We also got to look around their design room and their sample room and see all of their past and future designs! It was so amazing. I feel like I really understand the process and the work involved in designing and producing a clothing line.
Tons and Tons of celebs ah-dore the Parker collections and their products are constantly in magazines and on the starlets so look out for them! The company has only be open for four years and already it’s so successful and so established. You can buy Parker clothing at stores like Intermix and Neiman Marcus or online on a website like shopbop!
Oh boy would I like to intern there…
Here are some pictures from the showroom and the program in general! Enjoy! xoxo
HEY!! Let me tell you about my day, it was fabulous!
My parents signed my sister Nicole and I up for a week long precollege class at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), a college in NYC that specializes in everything fashion! It was a super exciting experience for us both because it’s something completely new and different from everything we have ever done before!
It takes a little while to get from where we live to the FIT campus. We have to take a train and then two subways to get there; we have to get up pretty early, but I guess that is all part of the experience so I’m not complaining!
I’m taking a ‘Public Relations for Fashion’ class and it is all about branding, PR for the fashion industry, and product placement. Even though today was the very first day I can already tell that this week is going to be awesome. This past year, I took a marketing class as an elective in my school and I enjoyed it a lot which is good because the FIT class is similar to that, but with a fashionable twist! SCORE!
My teacher is also pretty cool so that’s definitely a plus and all of the girls in my class are soo sweet (and they’re from all over the world!). One of the girls in my class is from Saudi Arabia, whoa!
I’m totally stoked for tomorrow’s class. We are going to take a quick field trip to The Brooks Agency which is a major PR agency in NYC and then, in the afternoon, a surprise guest speaker is going to come and give some inside info about the business! CAN’T WAIT!
I will definitely keep everyone updated, so check back soon! (:
There is just something about the beach that makes it such a great place to be. It may be the sound of the sound of the waves rolling onto the shore or maybe the feeling of the sun’s warmth on my skin. Whatever it is… I love it.
I know some people don’t like the beach but I loovve it! It’s the perfect place to kick back and relax, listen to the newest music, flip through the latest magazines, and even scope out the cutest guys! I even like the smell of my sunscreen (it’s coconut)!
As you can probably tell, I went to the beach today with my sister and my friend. We went to Jones Beach which is about an hour drive from where I live but it was worth it because there are not many good beaches in Westchester County (they’re all smelly, yuck!). The waves were huge today, they were so much fun! We splashed around in the water and laid out in the sun. I say all-in-all it was an enjoyable day.
I just got my park pass for the local beaches around here so when I get my junior license (which sounds be in about a month!!) I can go to the beach whenever I want! Now that would be the life…
Anyways, this was the first time in a very long time that I went to the beach without getting the least bit sunburned! I think I actually got a little tan too! This never happens I usually burn and then peel and I turn back to paleness, but this time was different and i like it!
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