nautical

Brooklyn Bridge

My bestie was in New York with me this past weekend and we had fun doing some touristy things, like walking across the Brooklyn Bridge! We tried to walk it Saturday, but it starting snowing after lunch and it was a little too much for us to handle for the entire stretch of the bridge. Instead we ended up visiting a few other sites, and squeezing in a little shopping throughout the day, of course. One of my girlfriends recently turned me on to & Other Stories, so when we walked by, I had to drag Melissa in. I’ve been trying not to buy new things that I won’t wear here right now in the cold, it’s been hard. Finding this dress was pretty exciting for me…long sleeves, sweater material, $30, SCORE! I knew exactly how I was going to wear it, and luckily enough, the next day was gorgeous…we crossed the Brooklyn Bridge into Manhattan, walked a strip of the High Line, Central Park, and Fifth Avenue down to Time Square. I don’t know if it’s just because there is nothing like this in Houston, but something about crossing the bridge, even though it’s just a walk, felt amazing. This has been my favorite “walk” here so far. 

Every day in New York is beautiful and new, there are so many things to see and experience. Exploring this city has been an inspiring adventure and I can’t wait to see what I discover next!

                                                                                Striped dress

Blue and White

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After spending an amazingly sunny Fourth of July laying out by the pool in my red white and blue bikini, Saturday was a day to get dressed and get out. The day stayed pretty just long enough to take some pics and order brunch with friends at Café Brazil. It rained so hard we ended up playing silly question games and sharing dessert and extra coffees over the next couple of hours. By the time the rain let up we had decided to venture down the street to all the little antique shops on Westheimer. We didn’t buy anything, but we had fun, and Carlos played paparazzi the whole time. Afterwards we watched an amazing French film a friend had recommended, The Intouchables. Look it up, it’s on Netflix and it was really really good! Later that night we all went to Fox Hollow to hear Bombon and dance dance dance. Apparently they have this great dance party the first Saturday of every month, I’ll def be going back!

I went 3 days in a row sporting my red white and blue, so I had to share at least one of my patriotic looks. I found these little sailor style shorts at Banana, Carlos thought they looked “athleticy” and was surprised I wanted to wear heels with them…I thought they had a bit of a pin up appeal. Probably not the best day to wear this with the rain and all, but hey.

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Banana Republic shorts // Loft top (similar) // Steve Madden wedges (similar gold)