This was the first weekend that I felt like spring had actually arrived for good. It was raining most of last week, but this weekend the sun came out in full force and the temperature was a blissful 50 degrees.
I had a really great weekend. Saturday my friend had a birthday party in Tribeca. First we all met up for drinks, then went dancing. The music was pretty great and it felt so good to cut loose and be silly on the dance floor. On Sunday my roommate and I decided to take advantage of the nice weather and went out to run some errands.
We picked up some new clothes for him at Banana Republic, some tasty eats from my fave, Bedford Cheese Shop, and best of all, fresh flowers from a local vendor. I’m looking at these tulips sitting in my windowsill right now as I type this and I’m feeling pretty content. Sorry to get all gushy on you guys, but recently I’d been feeling more down than up, so it’s nice to be experiencing these little moments of happiness.
The flowers have even started to bloom in the park near my house! Since the temperatures were relatively warm, I was so ready to bare my legs in my quilted miniskirt from Target. I felt like sporting some color, so I wore my bright coral striped top from Aeropostale. I also put on my comfy, new sneakers. It’s hard to tell in the picture, but there are little silver threads running through the fabric. Ahhh, weekend, thanks for being so good to me. Please come back soon.
Outfit Details: Long Sleeve Striped Tee and Metallic Slip-On Shoe c/o Aeropostale // Skirt- Target // Necklace- Forever 21 // Sunglasses- H&M // Lips- Revlon ColorBurst Matte Balm in Standout // photos of me- my roomie Kiet
P.S. Have you entered my giveaway yet? There’s still time!
I wasn’t much of a sneakers girl as a kid. In fact, I never owned a pair of the super popular Converse and I don’t really remember buying my first pair of sneakers until I was in college. It’s not that I didn’t like them, I just thought they didn’t fit my style. I don’t think that any more (or my style has simply evolved, as it tends to do over the years).
After wearing boots all winter, I’m happy to now slip into something lighter. These sneakers are super comfortable and they were only 15 bucks (win win!). They have a few other patterns and I’m kind of tempted to go back and pick up another pair!
Here’s the beanie I knit last month. Although we’ve had some days with highs above 50, the temperature dipped back down to the 30s yesterday, so I’m still getting some use out of this hat. Also, I kind of can’t help matching my lipstick to this beanie every time I wear it. This burgundy lipstick from MAC is definitely a favorite from mine.
What did you do this weekend? After two straight weekends that were filled with social activities, it was nice to have this quiet weekend as a change of pace. A few friends and I had drinks on Saturday and then we did a bit of shopping. On Sunday my roommate and I ran out for a bit to take care of an errand, but then we scurried back inside quickly when we realized how chilly it was.
Outfit Details: Jacket and Sneakers (similar- I can’t find the exact ones online, but I just bought these in the store!)- H&M // Sweater- Joe Fresh // Jeans- Forever 21 // Beanie- Handknit by me // Purse- Erin Satchel via Macy’s // Necklace c/o Gorjana-Griffin // Lips- MAC Dark Side // photos of me- my roomie Kiet
Tomorrow I’ll be heading on a plane heading back to California! Before I leave snowy NYC, I wanted to put together one last gift guide for the year- the under $10 set. These gifts are perfect little presents to give to family/friends or to use as stocking stuffers. I hope you enjoyed my gift guide series this year and that you picked up a few ideas. Also, don’t forget to come back tomorrow to see which holiday hairstyle I chose!
H&M Mini Cake Stand (in my dreams my kitchen is filled with pretty pieces like this cake stand) // Swedish Dream Sea Salt Soap // Joe Fresh Glitter Skinny Belt (I’ll admit it- I like sparkly things!) // Modcloth Elephant Earrings // Poppin White Small Notebook with Gold Initial (as soon as I saw this notebook, I had to have it, so I bought one for myself!) // Modcloth Lovin Spoonfuls Set // Essie Encrusted Treasures Ignite the Night (I’m thinking this is the perfect NYE polish) // Kate Spade Saturday Morning Mug (this mug is on sale right now and I’m finding it really difficult to resist) // J. Crew Printed Playing Cards (get 30% off these pretty cards with the code GIFTNOW)
H&M Hat and Mittens (love this soft grey color) // H&M Knit Sweater (a perfect winter sweater) // Julep Little Lights Set (this set is way too adorable) // Aeropostale Bubble Dot Scarf (I have this scarf and can vouch for its coziness!) // Furbish Ace Bottle Opener (how fun is this bottle opener?) // Modcloth Write Me Notecard Set (because you can never have enough stationery) // Madewell Sunglasses Case (I’m loving this plaid case) // Nate Berkus for Target Decorative Box (a pretty box for storage) // Target Crossbody Handbag (this bag would be perfect for holiday festivities) // Pretty Polaroid Notes (write on these or use them as decoration) // H&M Glass Bottle (a pretty bottle for your bar) // Gold Stripe Mini Emergency Kit (a cute and practical gift)