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I can’t say this American-themed outfit happened by accident. That morning, I put on the white tee and navy skirt and knew the perfect way to finish off this look would be with my red cardigan. This skirt is long enough to wear to work, is perfect for twirling, and has polka dots- win, win, win!

Do you guys have any fun things planned for this weekend? My friend’s birthday is on Sunday, so I’ll be heading to her place for a little birthday celebration. Other than that, I’m thinking it will be a pretty quiet weekend. I’ve been feeling sleep-deprived and headachy for the past few weeks, even though my sleep schedule hasn’t really changed, so I’m going to try to really rest up this weekend!

Outfit Details: Cardigan, Skirt, Necklace- Forever 21 // Sunglasses- H&M // Purse-Ruche // Shoes- Lucky Brand via TJ Maxx // Lips- NARS Velvet Matte Lip Pencil in Dragon Girl (all photos of me taken by my friend Babe- thanks lady!)

Sweets on Sweets on Sweets

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Through a series of wonderful events, I was able to experience three of my favorite sweet treats this past weekend. If you’re ever in NYC and looking for a tasty treat, I would definitely recommend these places!

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In case you missed, last Friday was National Donut Day. I don’t know if I’ve talked about it much on the blog, but I love donuts. I mean, I have a major sweet tooth, so I love pretty much anything sugary, but donuts have a special place in my stomach. There’s a local donut joint back home in Bakersfield that I used to frequent regularly. The donuts were cheap and delicious- what better combination is there? I miss it so much here on the East Coast that every time I fly back home and my parents pick me up at the airport, I always ask them to stop by Foster’s and pick up a donut for me. Anyways, all this is to say that I’m always on the hunt for my new donut joint here in NYC.

Doughnut Plant has some pretty tasty donuts.  They have many flavors that I’ve never heard of before and slowly I’m trying them all. My only complaint is that sometimes when I try to visit their store they’ve run out of donuts for the day! Luckily, I didn’t have that issue on Friday when I went and picked up a coconut lime donut in honor of National Donut Day– yum yum yum.

Butter Lane

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This is one of my favorite cupcake places in NYC. Their cupcakes are pretty simple and very delicious.  You can choose from three different kind of cakes (vanilla, chocolate or banana) and about 14 different flavors (my two favorites are caramel and espresso). I had a “buy one/get one free” google offer that was expiring last week, so after work I walked over to their store in the East Village and picked out a mixed dozen. I still have a few left in my fridge- I’m trying to limit myself to one a day!

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I’ve been to the Brooklyn Flea several times, but the first time I went to the Fort Greene location and saw the stand for Dough, I couldn’t contain my excitement- new donuts to try! Dough might be favorite donut place that I’ve tried in NYC so far. Their donuts are so doughy (I can’t think of a better way to describe it!) and they also carry really interesting flavors, such as Blood Orange and Hibiscus. Last Sunday I went to the Brooklyn Flea in Williamsburg with some friends and I couldn’t leave there without getting a donut from Dough. This time I tried the Cafe au Lait which was so good. I’ve never been to their actually store in Brooklyn but one day soon I will.

Tell me: Do you like donuts? If so, tell me about your favorite donut place!

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Summer Times Square

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This might be my summer uniform this year- simple tee + fun skirt + sandals. On days like this one when the humidity is like 85%, I can’t be bothered with anything too fussy or heavy. This plaid skirt has become one of my favorite summer pieces. The colors are so fun together and I like the little buttons going all the way down the front.

I found myself back in Times Square a couple of weeks ago for the Kensie Jewelry Holiday 2013 Preview (if you’d like to see some snaps of the jewelry, Heather and Alex wrote great posts!). The jewelry was so pretty and I have my eye on a few pieces that I’d like to own. There was also a wine and chocolate tasting, along with a lovely spread of snacks to munch on.

That day I wore some of the jewelry that I received at the last preview. Honestly, at first I wasn’t sure if I liked the necklace above, but once I put it on with the right outfit, I loved it! I think since the necklace is so bright and flashy on its own, it works perfectly with this solid tee.

Tell me: Do you guys ever experience that-
have something you might not like at first grow on you?

Outfit Details: Tee-Forever 21 // Skirt- via Strawberry Koi // Earrings and Necklace c/o Kensie  // Purse- Ruche // Sandals- Aeropostale (swapped) // Lips- Maybelline Color Whispers Berry Ready (all photos above taken by Alex– thanks lady!)