BROOKLYN BRIDGE PARK

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The last time I went to Brooklyn Bridge park was for High School Prom photos in 2010- memories no adult wants to revisit. Needless to say the area has come a long way since those days. And thankfully so have I…. I can’t believe it took me so long to get back there. It’s amazing now. Full of public sports fields, luxury buildings, chic hotels, quaint coffee shops, restaurants and bars. Here are some of the spots we found and of course, some clothing details 😉

Coffee at Neighbors Cafe – 60 Furman St

I love the airy and minimilistic ambiance of this joint. Conveniently located right on the water, with both indoor and outdoor seating. Great pastries and cappuccinos.

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1 Hotel Brooklyn Bridge

After coffee, walk around the corner and check out this amazing hotel. The decor is on point, with an industrial foundation accented by warm organic furniture and embellished with greenery all along the walls. Saddle leather couches, layered fur rugs, wood furniture and woven poufs- it doesn’t get better.

Clothes: I’m wearing my comfy walking day staples-

Shoes: Nike Air Max

Jeans: Topshop

Jacket- Massimo Dutti

Bag and Hoops: H&M

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Restaurants/Bars- The Binc at 60 Henry St. 

This place is a hidden gem. Walk away from the water and leave the tourist crowds and overpriced restaurants with long lines behind. 7 minutes walking distance away from the center ferry area, you’ll find this intimate and romantic little bar. They serve outstanding cocktails and small plates. It’s dark and candle lit with 50’s music playing all night long and a bearded hipster mixologist to top it all off. $9 cocktails until 7:30, even on weekends. Get the parmesan fries! And I’ll leave you with this idgaf iPhone pic because by that point we were 4 drinks deep into heaven and forgot to take a decent picture for you. Just trust. Cheers 😘

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Ghetto pants make me Fab

I really just want everyone and their momz to have these pants. Find links below to buy all the outfit details.

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Pants: H&M Love print jean/pants. Fitted pants rarely hug me right because I’m a shorty. These fit like a glove. Love the wide leg (makes you look so much taller) and high waste. Got them at H&M last week, so they’re still in stores and online for $59.99. I thought the price was reasonable given the unique design and decent quality. Anddd you can get the entire suit if you’re really feeling yourself.  BUY HERE

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Top: This Zara top will become a wardrobe staple. It’s from the basic collection for only $25.99 and it goes with everything. It’s the perfect crop top length, not a bra and not a regular shirt, which for some reason is difficult to find . Covers the midriff when worn with the majority of my high wasted pants. The cute front knot adds a little pizazz to spice up a normal white top. BUY HERE

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Bag: The newest addition to my bag collection is the Juno Circle Bag by Madewell for $158. I can’t stop wearing it and now believe every girl needs a circle bag in their closet. This one is great because it’s slim and compact yet still spacious inside- I’m talking bottle of water, umbrella, makeup bag, emergency bagel plus room to spare. Unfortunately due to popularity it’s sold out right now. I’m assuming they’ll restock soon though- Madewell Juno Bag

Until they do, I’ve listed some amazing alternatives below in all price ranges-

  1. For the most similar option I present to you the Union Hobo Bag from Nordstrom, $198. This one is almost identical in size, but the leather is softer giving it a less structured look.  BUY HEREScreen Shot 2018-02-25 at 8.20.16 AM.png

2. Baggu Circle Purse for $180. This was my runner up when searching for a circle bag. It’s a bit smaller then the Madewell one, but the leather is better quality. I HIGHLY recommend this bag if you’re trying to add a timeless, high quality accessory to your wardrobe. It’s gorgeous in person and it will last years.  BUY HEREScreen Shot 2018-02-25 at 7.56.06 AM

3. For a super trendy budget option, try Forever 21’s beauty below for only $22.99. This one reminds me more of a Chloe and I’m a about that life.  BUY HERE

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4. 2nd budget option- the Chelsea28 circle bag from Nordstrom for $49! It’s much smaller then mine and made with “vegan” leather (the term makes me eye roll), but it serves the purpose of getting this minimalistic chic look for cheap. Also- I trust even Nordstrom’s lowest of brands. BUY HERE

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Where to buy your Sherpa Jacket this winter

The Shearling/Sherpa motorcycle look is by far one of the biggest outerwear trends both this year and last. To clear any confusion, the difference between Shearling and Sherpa is simple. Shearling is real wool or fleece from a sheep, specifically one that has been shorn once. Sherpa is fake wool or fleece, made from polyester and made to look like real Shearling. All of the below picks are Sherpa for a few reasons, first because Shearling is frikkin expensive, secondly it pisses off a lot of animal rights activists and lastly because its kind of unnecessary (see points 1 and 2). There’s so many adorable Sherpa versions out on the market right now, so without further ado below are some of my favorites that are in stores now and ready to be loved by you.

  1. The exact coat that I’m wearing above is not offered online, but was purchased in store at H&M on 12.9.17 for $129. If you can get to an H&M near you now it’ll hopefully be there! They offer an adorable black version online at this link, BUY ME HERE, picture below for $129.

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2. Obsessed with this awesome gold/white combo from the Gap. Kind of a surprising find from them, but nonetheless amazing. BUY ME HERE for $248.

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3. Add some color to your Sherpa with this pink ladies top shop find for $170, BUY ME HERE

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4. Such a great soft pink almost preppy option by Avec Les Filles at Bloomingdales now for $199. I love the length on this one. They also offer it in black! BUY ME HERE

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5. Navy edition by J.O.A. at Urban Outfitters for $169, BUY ME HERE45341583_041_h.jpeg

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Skirt: looks like every girl in New York is wearing a suede skirt right now, and I definitely don’t hate it. Below are my faves and where to buy them-

1. this one is my obsession. It’s by BLANKNYC for $98 at Nordstrom- Buy Here

2. H&M perfectly pink real suede mini $69.99- Buy Here

3. This one is actually corduroy (sue me). But I’m adding it because 1. It’s adorable 2. It’s a steal for $32 at Lulu’s- Buy Here

Top: Front lace up top that I wear way too often. Find yours below!

1. Simple black and goes with everything. Lulu’s for $34- Buy Here

2. American eagle has stepped up their game big time lately and I’d like to be buried in a tshirt from their soft sexy collection, that’s how great those tees are. I own the below , on sale for $18, and it’s like living in butter – Buy Here

Jacket : I wish I could tell you where to find the exact one I’m wearing but it’s a thrift store find 😥 … damn thrift stores. I have a love hate relationship with them, anyhoooos, I thought these alternatives were super cute.

1. Anthropologie sweater jacket for a slightly steeper $228- Buy Here

2. Free People embroidered jacket for $168 in stunning yellow – Buy Here

Boots: We all need a go to black heeled boot. Shop the finds below, both on sale now.

1. Franco Sarto $77 at Macy’s now!!! I love the pointed toe- Buy Here

2. Steve Madden over the knee also $77 at macy’s now- Buy Here

Breakfast in the Burg

Top: Available now at Madewell. I’m a born and raised Queens girl so finding this top had my pride level at an all time high!! No one ever reps my borough (even though they have the most authentic Asian, Hispanic and Greek food in all of NYC #fact).

Pants: twig high rise black skinny at Urban Outfitters. I have like three of these and just rotate them out each day of the winter because … winter. They don’t stretch, they suck in your lasagna and cheese platter belly, and they hold color through washes. True to size.

Boots: Sam Edelman “Joey Bootie” , buy the below beige color now at Nordstrom Rack. I got my color in store off price shopping and it’s no longer available online.

Jacket: this is a no name from a European department store. Find a similar version now at BCBG. See below.

Or from Asos which is the cheaper option. See below.

Brunch: the egg shop in Williamsburg or the East Village. Great food and cute atmosphere, think Instagrams for days.

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Pants: In stores now at Urban Outfitters Pants I’m obsessed with these easy slide ons for $59. Comfortable and cute. They come in six different color ways online. 

Shirt: This one’s from a thrift store. Shop Adidas Originals here Adidas. Asos is also currently carrying some fun stuff from them at Asos 

Jacket: From last years collection at Pull and Bear This is a European brand, superrrr affordable. They have a great selection of jackets  out now in the link above. See below for two similar options  available now. 

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EarringsPeople who know me are probably so sick of these earrings because I wear them every other day. Buy them here, you will not regret this- Anthropologie

Bag: Buy here at FjallRaven Every girl needs a small backpack. I have the mini, camo green color and I completely recommend it. Fits all the essentials and is essentially weightless. 

SneakersConverse my loves, you never fail me.