The first time I came to NYC, I was 19 and was only able to explore the city for a day. There was something in the air, that made me feel like “Yes, I belong here.” As corny as that may sound, it’s the honest truth. It was a cold, winter night and I remember telling myself that I was going to be here for a period of my life. This time around it was a little different. I had an event to go to. It was my chance to meet the lady who inspired me to start up my own blog. Her style screams classy and city chick, my two favorite words. She is known by “Brooklyn Blonde“. I must admit the chance to meet her was half the reason I got up and left and doing so, was one of the coolest moments I’ve experienced since blogging. She was prettier in person, if you can imagine! The sweetest soul, and from our conversation you could tell that she lives, and breaths for New York. Myself and 14 other lucky ladies were able to get styled up, get our makeup done, meet Helena, and shoot a motorola watch as well as going home with a brand new phone! The magical afternoon ended, yet the night only got better! My boyfriend, Weston and I went back to the room, and got dressed for dinner (clearly I didn’t eat breakfast nor lunch, I was way too nervous!) However, by this point I was starving and I was ready for some NY food. We wanted to go to central park and walk around before it go too dark, so we headed that way and the taxi dropped us off on the west side of the park. We ran out of the taxi and raced to go catch some shots. This park was just as beautiful as I remember. We were taking a selfie when in the distance I noticed these twinkling lights. I pointed them out to him and we walked towards them. Turns out the lights were at a patio of a beer garden! Are you kidding me?! I love a good craft local beer, and I knew I wanted to try their Brooklyn IPA. I had that along with a delicious soft pretzel and dijon mustard. (*mouth waters just thinking about it) This day could not have gotten any better, we soaked in every second we could, and walking out of the park I remember looking up at all the skyscrapers around me and feeling the same feeling I felt 4 years ago x10. 2 nights, 3 days that is all Weston and I had in NYC, yet it was one of the best vacations I have ever had. We took advantage of every minute, found coffee shops, ate delicious food, drank refreshing beer and saw so many breathtaking views. The next morning, we were on our way back to California, both knowing we’d be seeing NYC soon once again.
For the Motorola event, the them was “Fun with a pop of color” I wore this off shoulder white dress with lace detail at the top and bottom of the dress (will be featured on next post) and for the pop of color I wore my bright Maiden, Steve Maddens! (Unfortunately the heels are unavailable online, but don’t worry I found you some similar ones!)
As for out stroll through central park I wore a green velvet dress, which was perfect for the warm afternoon, along with a black hat, long gold necklace and black sandals.
Hope you enjoyed reading about our spontaneous trip and that it motivates you to take a trip soon. 🙂