Let me start off saying I apologize for being so MIA from this blog. Originally I created this as a way for me to stay creative and share my experiences, but then I started getting stressed out by it. So naturally, the postings became less and less. I think this year I’m going to focus on writing and sharing things that I am inspired by/ inspire me. The other part of that is that I work in retail currently, and at my old job, it was consuming me and leaving me extremely drained. I made the decision to switch companies and so far I couldn’t be happier so that’s definitely a positive change. WE ARE PUTTING GOOD VIBES INTO THE UNIVERSE.
On that note, I was able to get out of the city for two days, after working through holiday and it was so lovely.
I love me some good day to night looks. Recently I’ve been working the more traditonal business hours, where when I get off from work I just make happy hour or grab dinner at a semi reasonable time. The only thing is I can’t go home and change (like most people.) So I wanted to share an outfit that’s perfect for moody NYC fall ( clearly it’s going through some mood swings since it was comfy sweater fall to 80 degrees overnight…don’t even get me going on that…)
I started with this super chic and simple jumpsuit that I’ve acutally had for about two years now from Club Monaco, and a pair of flats from Everlane. For going out, swap out the flats for heels, and throw on an effortless overcoat! Boom instant chic boss lady.
Recently I’ve been going a little crazy with my trips to Sephora, I love love love trying out new products whether it be skin care or makeup. As I’ve always said, I’m not a makeup skin care guru but I find things that work for me!
On this trip I decided to finally pick up Sunday Riley’s Martian Mattifying Melting Water Gel Toner, since I already love their Good Gene and was running out of a toner so why not see if lived up to the great reviews. I found that recently my skin has been more on the oily side, maybe because it was summer and still pretty warm out. OKAY, I’m not the biggest believer in toners which is also partly why I got this to see if it would be a game changer and… it wasn’t. I didn’t see a real difference in my skin, maybe there was slightly less oil but nothing that made me go WOW. The smell of the toner wasn’t something I particularly loved it was almost medicinal smelling. But hey, just because it didn’t work for me, doesn’t mean it won’t work for you!
This may surprise you guys but I have a lipstick problem. I literally have a drawer full of lipstick which my friends are convinced I have the same 3 shades… clearly I don’t see things that way. I swatched Makeup Forver’s Artist Rouge Lipstick in C108 Hazel Beige. Obsessed. The formula is really creamy, pigmented, and rather lightweight. Big fan of it!
The last item I picked up was Karuna’s Clarifying + Face Mask. My face was feeling a little yucky from the week and needed a little pick me up. The next day my skin looked and felt refreshed. My roommate even commented on how my skin looked glowy and actually thought I was wearing makeup, when I wasn’t. Definitely need to pick up more of these!
Have you guys tried any of these products, if so what are your thoughts on them? Comment below!
There are some of us who love summer and totally rock that crop top, jean shorts look. Then, there are some of us who battle the constant chub rub and subway sweat everywhere we go. I unfortunately, fit in the second category. Summer in the city is not a happy time for me… even though I do love the outdoor dining and rooftop bars. Thankfully, fall is finally around the corner and I couldn’t be happier. Sweaters, leather jackets, booties, rich colors, ugh ALL THE GOOD STUFF IN LIFE.
I have to admit, although I’m not a summer person, I absolutely love those flowy dresses. With this cold in the morning and boiling by the afternoon weather, then back to freezing in the evenings. (Moody, like when I’m pmssing, and it’s mercury retrograde… ha ha ha) I found them to be the perfect transitional piece. I took one of my favorite maxi dresses, swapped out the shoes, left the sun hat, and threw on a pair of booties, and leather jacket! Boom! Instant fall outfit, easy breezy.
What a day we had of barely any sleep, catching one of those super cheap disorganized european flights, and winging the whole tourist thing. It definitely left me exhausted, deranged, and starving. We were going to be by the Palau de la Musica Catalana for a flamenco show, so we figured might as find something close, and found Tosca! I wish I had a better picture of all the tapas we ate because it was one of the best meals we had there. A definite recommendation!
Address: Carrer de Sant Pere Més Alt, 8, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
12 hours of no sleep, feeling a little bubbly… (but really just very gassy) from plane food, finally checking into our hotel.. we stumbled up on this place called, Pest- Buda Bistro. The food was actually really good, and definitely hit the spot. It is located on the Buda side, and is steps away from all the sites without the crowds that would follow an area like this.
After a long debate of getting schnitzel (since I have a deep rooted love for it) or stuffed cabbage, I opted for the cabbage. It seemed to be on a bed of sauerkraut, a little odd at first but it all worked together! I left feeling like a stuffed cabbage. (yes, let the bad joke happen.)
My friend ordered the Chicken Paprikash, and I was able to steal a couple of bites. Creamy yet light and not too heavy. It was delicious! ( I had a bit of food FOMO… FFOMO? Does that work? Let’s just pretend it does.)
My other friend got the goat cheese salad. Perfect for a light and satisfying lunch.
P.S. they were generous with the cheese.
Finally we ordered the apple strudel. It had a crepe like exterior with a perfectly mushy apple. There was a dipping sauce that reminded us of a melted vanilla bean ice cream.
Overall, we would definitely go back! The waitstaff was friendly, and it was a lovely bistro. The pricing wasn’t so bad, for each of us including two coffees, paid about $18 USD with tax and tip.
If you’re ever in the area, go check it out!
If you’ve been there before, what are your thoughts? Comment below!