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“be crazy enough to know you can do anything you want in life”

Happy Friday!! This week…… I have been personally victimized by a mosquito/spider/spiquito, whatever it was. I currently have 10 bug bites. 10!!! And it ain’t pretty looking folks. Some are the size of a quarter and I can’t tell what type of bite it is. I have them all over my body (why me god?). On top of being a blood bank, I saw a gigantic cockroach in my building. I am Hermione in The Chamber of Secrets traumatized right now. I am not ok.

I now keep Raid with me at all times and bath in repellent. Who wants to hang out?

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Stop me if you have heard this one before….. J.Crew’s new fall arrivals are amazing! It makes me a little bit more excited for the crisp season. I have already started to fill my shopping bag with lots of ruffle tops, preppy blazers, and chic sweaters. I have already bought  this, this, and this, but want so much more. Can’t stop. won’t stop.

Oh, and mark my words, I will be copying the above look– and most likely bringing it to the blog.

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striped off the shoulder

striped off the shoulder top (found here and here) // white shorts // pink mules // ark bag // tassel earrings

A few days ago I met with my friend Sam, from The New York Blonde, for lunch on her beautiful rooftop in Tribeca. As we chatted over a delicious salmon feast, we came upon the topic of why we really started blogging. Sam was chit-chatting with a brand a while back about an upcoming project. The brand asked her why she started to blog. As Sam talked about her reasoning, the brand was impressed with there was a meaning behind her starting a blog. It wasn’t because she loved fashion or saw a bunch of girls getting free perks and thought she should try it. She has a reason, a story, behind her blog. As she talked I started to really think about my reason. Sure I love fashion, writing, photography, and needed a creative outlet– so blogging made sense to me. It isn’t only because I always wanted to start my own business or I can bring a little color to the usual head to toe black wearing New York gal (a niche if you want to call it that). It is more than just connecting with others through my passion and life experiences. And it isn’t because I have been blogging since it was only for the nerds and I love it so much. It is all of the above really, but there is two main reasons I started this blog.

So why did I start blogging?

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charleston

Next week I will be heading down south to Charleston, SC to celebrate my birthday! This is my first time visiting the charming southern city and I am beyond ecstatic! I have been obsessed with Charleston for the past few years and have been dying to visit. Finally my wish is coming true! There is a very good chance I may never come back to New York. I think I am going to fall even more in love with the city and move there, or so everyone tells me. I already do fit in– people here, upon meeting them,  think I have a southern accent. Which is news to me….

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