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Why My Instagram is Never Perfect

Why My Instagram is Never Perfect

And why my Instagram will never be perfect.  I’ve been active on Instagram for just about as long as I can remember. Three summers ago I participated in the #100HappyDays challenge and I don’t think I’ve stopped posting since. This past summer has been almost […]

Halloween Looks with Moon and Lola

Halloween Looks with Moon and Lola

Ever wanted to transform your favorite jewelry into a Halloween look?  When it comes to Halloween, I am all about re-use. If I’m going to buy something, shouldn’t I wear it more than once? Don’t get me wrong, I definitely go all out for Halloween. […]

Shopping at Bershka, Zara’s “Sister Store”

Shopping at Bershka, Zara’s “Sister Store”

Surely if you follow fashion you’ve seen the arrival of Bershka on American shores. I’ve seen so many articles hailing it “Zara’s Sister Store” as it was created by the same Spanish parent company, Inditex. They launched their US website and opened a pop-up shop in the Soho shopping district of Manhattan. Articles claimed lower prices and sizes skewing smaller- I set out to check it out!

     

Overall, the store atmosphere was pretty different than Zara. Everything felt a bit more organized and scaled back (though this could be because it was opening week). Instead of being overwhelmed with product options, the space was smaller and seemingly sorted by color trend.

      

The styles were similar to Zara, with less items that could be called “out there”. I found the price range to be about the same in store, but online they definitely have a cheaper offering. A few skirts, jeans, or tees were a bit cheaper in store with coats and shoes staying about the same. However like Zara’s prices, Bershka’s were all across the board as well. That’s not to say that there weren’t a few great deals though, I got a skirt for $25.90 and a men’s tee for $7.90.

      

I had a mini haul, a tee, a blouse, and a skirt (along with some birthday gifts for friends). For sizes, I definitely had to size up in the skirt. In tops I always fluctuate between a small/medium, but I definitely needed a medium at Bershka.

Online you can find sweatshirts for $15, jeans and dresses for $19.90, and jackets for $22.90. While these are great deals for people on low budgets, one of the things I’ve been thinking about lately is just how sustainable and ethical these low prices are. If we are only paying that much for these items, what are the people who are making them getting paid? Honestly I’ve been buying mostly secondhand clothing lately as that gives clothes a new life and reduces waste just a tiny bit. Sustainability of the apparel industry is something I’d definitely like to talk about more, as well as find ways to make it more affordable. Just something that I’m starting to think about more and definitely something you should consider as you do your shopping!

Chill Weekend Outfits

Chill Weekend Outfits

The past few weekends I’ve had various people visiting me in New York. I love being able to show people around the city and try new things while we are at it. Being out-and-about all day also means I dress for comfort. I get to […]

My Top 5 Podcasts

My Top 5 Podcasts

I’ve morphed into the culture of the city. I listen to PODCASTS. Here are a few of my favorites.

Moon & Lola xx Thimblepress

Moon & Lola xx Thimblepress

YOUR FAVORITE TWO CUTE BRANDS COMING TOGETHER (okay, maybe my favorite two cute brands).

Earlier this month Moon and Lola announced their collaboration with Thimblepress! (Wow, I am so sorry for all the hyperlinks in that sentence, but I want you to be able to find everything!) Among their fabulous prints and lifestyle items, Thimblepress is the original creator of push-pop confetti. These two lovely brands made sure each piece in the joint collection is bright, fun, and exciting. I hope you love the pieces as much as I do!

You’ll find confetti filled gems, patterned plaques, and quirky-chic fonts adorning the jewelry and decorative items.

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When shopping this collection I initially fell for the mod style earrings. The bright colors combined with the huge circles immediately make me think of Twiggy in the 60s, and doesn’t everyone dream of looking like Twiggy in that era? The Patterned Disc ($56) comes in five different patterns, and the Circle Earrings ($48) come in hunter green and peach.

I’m also a sucker for a tag necklace and a good message. Check out the nameplate necklace ($42) on their site, with messages such as “hustle”, “grace”, “laugh”, “believe”, and more! They each come in a fun new hue and in addition to the necklaces you can also get them in wall art ($48)! How cute is that?

Finally, I am so into the cute phrases all over their coasters ($34), note cards ($4.50), and prints ($20). With as many crazy things that go on in New York it can often be roller coaster of happy/bad vibes. This collection between Moon and Lola & Thimblepress has brought me so many smiles, and I hope it does the same for you!

Online Obsession: Mansur Gavriel MINIs

Online Obsession: Mansur Gavriel MINIs

We all have that “mom” friend that carries all the necessities in her purse: stain stick, chap stick, hand sanitizer, hand lotion, an extra pair of socks, band aids, phone charger, at least three pens, etc. While we all need a friend like that, it’s […]

Now Trending: NYFW Spring 2018

Now Trending: NYFW Spring 2018

I haven’t read a single article about trends at New York Fashion Week yet; so let’s hope I get this right. I spend my spare time flipping through the Vogue Runway app, gaping at the incredible creations of the designers this season. Some of my […]

#29Rooms

#29Rooms

This is going to be a short and sweet blog post, not because I’m lazy, but because I’d rather you visually experience it!

This past weekend I got to attend Refinery29 ‘s annual New York Fashion Week event, 29Rooms. My friends and I have had tickets for this for about two months now and have been so excited to go. It’s basically a funhouse but for adults, full of perfect Instagram opportunities. Each year the rooms are different as they are collaborated with different artists and companies to provide a full experience.

Honestly we had a ton of fun and it was super inspiring because a lot of the rooms had deeper meanings as well. Unfortunately we didn’t get to go in all the rooms because of the amount of people and the limited time, but we seriously enjoyed everything we got to do!

 

How to Keep Up with NYFW

How to Keep Up with NYFW

Or you know, fashion month in general. It’s always been so hard for me to keep up with everything going on during fashion week. Even while attending a college where my major included the word “fashion” I could barely get a grip on everything happening. […]