Winter Coat

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We’re well into December and I still can’t believe it. This is the best time to bring out the coats we all love so much, so that’s just what I did. This season, coats are so popular. They always have been but somehow this season they have multiplied. Coats are one of the most chic items a person can have in their wardrobe. They are casual but classy which really is conveyed through a person’s outfit. Even better, a coat can be thrown over anything and it will automatically look chic; take the newfound sweats trend for example. ( Sweatpants, a coat, and sneakers: brilliant.) In my opinion, a structured winter coat can spice up any outfit and tie any loose pieces together creating a cozy but stylish look for the colder months.

Coat: Zara, Pants: Zara, Shoes: Topshop

 

Maman, Soho

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Discovering new places to eat is probably one of my favorite pass times. One; because I love food and two; because I get to bring friends and take countless amounts of pictures. I usually find myself in Manhattan or Astoria because they are known to be the trendy place to be, especially for food. So the latest place I’ve been is Maman down in Soho. I quickly looked it up desperate for a place to sit, eat and unwind with my friend after a stressful week of school. We walk in and are greeted with a small and rustic space with a french twist. The food display mirrors the quant little European cafes and the small space in the back felt like spending time in a small cottage. The back was decked out in vintage pieces with cracked white chairs and worn down wooden tables. The food impressed as much as the decor. We both purchased the kale and chicken salads with grapefruit juice. It was fresh, tasty and packaged with a cute sticker, making the experience that much more entertaining. So if you’re looking for a good lunch break spot or just a place to catch up with a friend Maman is the place to go.

Movie Studios and Fashion

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So, I loved capturing these pictures outside of a movie studio in my neighborhood. Obsessed with my white solid walls (or in this case blue), stumbling upon this spot was perfect for my blog. These were shot after a fun filled day with not a lot of school but a lot of food (my personal favorite).

What I’m Wearing: Jacket: Zara// Shirt: H&M// Pants: Topshop// Shoes: Mango

Room Decor

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I’m a crazy person when it comes to room decor. It probably my favorite thing next to pointed toe shoes and Dairy Milk chocolate. I have this weird thing where I move any piece of furniture I can probably every month. Once i’m tired of looking at it, I quickly feng shui like a crazy person. My favorite vibe probably has to be all white. I’m a sucker for white, wood and black. I love the simplicity it holds and it looks pretty darn chic too.

Some of my favorite pieces have to be my little Buddha from Homegoods and my spherical contraption. (also from homegoods) I feel they add a homier, elegant feel amidst all the white. Enough of that let;s not forget the infamous Ikea pillow. Everyone has it but it’s honestly the perfect pillow. It goes with EVERYTHING and it’s comfy as heck.

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All About: YOGA

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Ok this post is gonna be all about yoga. I’ve finally met the love of my life and it’s only a train ride away. Getting into a class, sitting down and literally forgetting about all my worries of the week is the only thing that keeps me sane. I look forward to classes simply because I can step away from my crazy life and RELAX. My favorite thing to do is go to an actual studio because I like being directed in something I don’t know much about. Me doing yoga at home will end up with me ditching the mat and heading straight to the nearest computer (because I have the attention span of a goldfish). Anyway, going to a studio with a professional guiding me works best for me and the results are awesome! I don’t only feel relaxed when it’s over but I feel like I actually worked out which is awesome because it takes me a while to get used to running. Overall, yoga for me is the best because I exercise while still getting that workout in!

Everyday Pampering

Ok, so you’re usually used to seeing posts about clothes, but lately I’ve been a tad bit obsessed with makeup so I thought eh, why not? So here it is; a makeup post from yours truly. Now it’s nothing too special just a bit of what I put on my face and some of my favorite products, you know the usual.

So Benefit has become my new best friend. Their products are lifesavers and work magic. The contouring products have shaped my face like crazy and the paleness of my face has been concealed after 17 years.

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So getting into skin and hair. Tarte’s amazonian clay foundation is amazing and the coverage is beyond. I’ve heard people rave about this for years and I’ve been using it now for about a year and I couldn’t be happier. Next up, St. Tropez. What would I do without you? The mousse gives me this natural glow that sadly takes tanning oil and hours in the sun for me to achieve (which frankly I don’t have time for) so this product actually saved my life. Moving on to hair, Argan oil and dry shampoo; probably the two basics when it comes to haircare. The Argan oil leaves my hair so smooth and silky it’s like I’ve stolen someone else’s and the dry shampoo, ah! it works wonders. That’s all I can say.

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Alright lastly, just some extras I could throw in. The Mac Twig color is my new obsession and the lip balm I use is an amazing base. You see that healing balm next to it? Yeah. Greatest. Thing. Ever. I had no idea what it was when my mom introduced it to me but it’s literally a thick balm that smooths out dry skin and cuts. It may not smell like freshly cut flowers but it does the job so well. Lastly, the all too famous real techniques brush. This has honestly become my favorite thing because I no longer have to rely on my hands to blend anything EVER AGAIN. If I kept going I would have wrinkles at age 25 from how much i pulled my skin applying foundation. This brush is so soft, blends perfectly and looks really cute next to your other makeup brushes (just saying).

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Workday Friendly

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Rick Owens elastic waistband pants
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Givenchy leather satchel purse
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So obviously, I’m not in the full force work field just yet, but surprisingly enough, it’s my favorite kind of style. (With the pieces I like of course) I am not a pant suit type of girl at all! The way I dress now is what I plan to do in the working stages of my life. I love fun button up shirts and any kind of heeled boot is my achilles heel. (my wallet’ll tell you) Now, the bag. The bag I would say is the most important because it carries your life. I can imagine work is stressful so i’ll need everything in their to keep me sane, from food (obviously) to my planner. Don’t forget the laptop though, your bag must be big enough to fit that or else you’ll love traveling to and from work with bags upon bags on your arm. Now personally speaking, this could be a perfect work outfit for me, however everybody is different and being true to yourself is 100% the best way to go, so do you!