Thank You, New York City

This post was inspired by my one year anniversary of making New York City my home. Countless number of people tell me that it takes a lot of courage and guts to live in the city and I never knew what they were talking about until I sat down and reflected on my year’s journey.  I have learned a lot, grown up a lot, experienced a lot, all in the city that never sleeps.

I could write a novel on all that I have discovered, but decided to keep the list below somewhat short, but still highlight, the most important lessons.  So, New York City thank you for the countless lessons you have taught me in this short year.

  • You will learn that no matter how packed a subway car is, there is still room for one more person. 
  • You will be asked a million of questions from tourists about directions, but then take it as a compliment because they must think you look like a real New Yorker. 
  • You will appreciate the fruit stand on the corner of your street, selling a box of strawberries for $1. 
  • You will find out that one cocktail can cost you $16 depending on where you go. 
  • You will discover that it’s encouraged to eat dinner alone at your favorite restaurant with a glass of red wine and your favorite book. 
  • You will understand why people go grocery shopping a couple times a week because who can carry all those groceries back to your apartment or who wants to experience the not so fun moment when your heavy grocery bag rips on your walk back. 
  • You will realize that getting your 10,000 steps a day in the city isn’t hard.  
  • You will admire everyone’s fashion and then feel like your style is garbage.  
  • You will lose your subway card. After all it’s a little piece of paper that can easily be misplaced.  I have lost two already. 
  • You will feel a great rage towards slow walkers or people who don’t look up from their phones when walking. 
  • You will learn that NYC drivers are crazy and will run you over. 
  • You will discover that the two best times of the year in the city is Christmas time and the summer. 
  • You will feel overwhelmed with all the things to do in the city, and then feel guilty when you sleep the day away. 
  • You will notice that bars and clubs seem to never close and wish you had that energy to stay out all night. 
  • You will find yourself even on bad days smiling at the talented performers who enter your subway car and provide a little entertainment. 
  • You will see that any day in winter that is above 40 degrees and everyone will be outside. 
  • You will experience the intense heat underground while waiting for the subway on a 100 degree summer day. 
  • You will see countless of cute doggies and wonder why you don’t have a dog. 
  • You will learn that the bodega on the corner will see you at your best and worst. 
  • You will understand that there’s no deeper rage you will feel than when the subway driver sees you running for the subway but closes the doors on you and drives away. 
  • You will want to avoid Times Square at all cost. 
  • You will make friends with people of all ages and backgrounds 
  • You will realize when you go back to visit the suburbs you will find the darkness and silence scary. 
  • You will learn that anything under 30 mins walking distance doesn’t require a subway or taxi. 
  • Every day you will find a new street, new area, new store, new restaurant, and new everything that excites you. 
  • Every day you will thank your blessings for making the city that people travel all over the world to visit your home 
  • Every day you will thank New York for all the new people and experiences you encounter all as a result of your new living arrangement. 
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Fall TV Series Favorite: Charmed

Happy almost Halloween! What better way to celebrate the spooky season than with a new television show.  Before, I talk about this new exciting reboot, I just want to mention that I am not a television watcher.  I have never been addicted to any show before, so when I invest my time in a show, it must be good.

Anyways, I have never been a Halloween fan, but I do like the spooky season leading up to Halloween.  I enjoy (in moderation) the gloomy days and the crisp, windy weather, so there is no better time than to spend a night in bed with the lights off and a mysterious, thrilling show.  Cue the trailer of Charmed, a new series premiering tomorrow, October 14th at 9/8c on The CW.

This show is unlike any show I have ever watched, because I am not the biggest fan of shows or movies that focus on the supernatural.  Instead, I always seem to gravitate towards relatable shows, whether that means I can connect with the plot, characters, themes, location, and so on.  So, when it comes to Charmed, I cannot relate to being a witch or having super powers, but what I can associate with is the power of sisterhood.  I cannot imagine how stressful it must have been when the three sisters, Macy, Mel, and Maggie discovered their magical powers, but sticking together as sisters they accept their powers and support one another.

I know that me and my older sister’s relationship is similar to the three girls in Charmed, because if me and my sister found out we had magical powers (if that was the case I hope I had the ability to hear people’s thoughts) we would be the loving and strong sisters we are and handle it just like Macy, Mel, and Maggie.  After all, there is no better bond than a sister’s bond because sisters will always be stronger together.

After watching the Charmed trailer and behind the scenes videos countless of times (check them all out here) I am still unsure how the storyline is going to play out. The uncertainty behind the plot and characters is what interests me and will keep me tuning in every week.  Also, cannot forget to mention how bad ass Macy, Mel, and Maggie are…like talk about girl power. I could not think of a better way to cure my Sunday scaries every week, so every Sunday get the popcorn popping, the wine flowing, relax, and get invested in Charmed.

This post is sponsored by Charmed and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make LivForStyle possible!
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Game Day Deviled Eggs Recipe ft. Frank’s RedHot

Let’s go Giants, Jets, Patriots, Cowboys, Vikings, Steelers?  As you can tell, football is not my sport. However, you put me in front of the television at a bar or with a group of my friends, sipping on a cold cider and eating delicious food and I will root for any team.  To be honest, I can watch hours and hours of football and still be confused by all the plays and rules.  But that doesn’t mean I don’t like to watch it, especially with a group of football loving friends who get so into the game and then there is me pretending to cheer for whoever and stuffing my face with game day snacks.  So today’s blog post might not be about my insights on this year’s football season, however, this post includes a delicious game day recipe featuring the best hot sauce in the world…Frank’s RedHot. 

Although, my university didn’t have a football team, so tailgating was not a huge thing.  However,  Sunday’s were always dedicated to football, so in college and now today, I do find myself going over my friends’ apartments to watch the big game and of course you can’t go over empty handed.   So when it comes to my favorite game day snacks, cheap, simple, yet tasty is the goal, which is why classic deviled eggs with a spicy spin is the perfect dish. 

Ordinary deviled eggs can be boring which is why my not so secret ingredient is Frank’s RedHot sauce because adding the perfect amount of spice to your food makes any dish better and more interesting. Plus, no game day party is complete without Frank’s RedHot sauce, the #1 brand of hot sauce in America.


Ingredients – Makes 12 deviled eggs

6 large hard boiled eggs 

2 to 2 1/2 tablespoons of mayonnaise

2 teaspoons yellow mustard

Salt

Pepper

Dill for garnishing

Frank’s RedHot sauce for garnishing


Instructions

Step 1: Hard boiled eggs

  • You can easily wait for a pot of water to boil and your eggs to cook, but my favorite hack that saves tons of time is buying eggs that are already hard boiled like the Eggland’s Best Hard Cooked, Already Peeled Eggs.  This package of already cooked eggs saves cooking and peeling time and really no clean up necessary. 

Step 2:  The filling

  • After you cut your hard boiled eggs in half, now it’s time to scoop out the yolk and place the yolks in a mixing bowl and mash them together.

  • When it comes to the filling it’s super simple.  I add a generous amount of mayo and a dollop of yellow mustard, salt, and pepper (exact measurements will be on the bottom).  The mayo makes the filling super creamy and the mustard gives it a little tang.  However, if your mixture isn’t creamy or smooth enough feel free to add more mayo. 

Step 3: Filling the eggs

  • Depending on your time and patience level you can either scoop your filling into a plastic bag, squeeze the filling into the corner, and then snip of the corner and pipe the filling or if that is too tricky you can simply spoon out the mixture using a small spoon.  I attempted the pipping trick, although it’s not super neat, but at least they are delicious. 

Step 4: Garnish

  • My favorite part…the garnish.  Feel free to add whatever you want to turn your deviled eggs from simple into not so simple.  My favorite garnishes to add is a little bit of dill and a whole lot of Frank’s RedHot sauce, which is made from 5 real ingredients and the perfect balance of flavor and heat.  I promise that the added touch of spice will make your deviled eggs the talk of the party. 

 


There you have it, LivForStyle’s take on tailgating and football season.  I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do because let’s face it life is more fun when you are surrounded by good company, good food, and the perfect amount of spice.  I am always looking to add to my game day recipe ideas, so let me know in the comments below what are some of your favorite recipes.  Lastly, no matter if it’s game day, breakfast, lunch, or dinner time, when it comes to Frank’s RedHot…I Put that SPLAT On Everything®. 

This post is sponsored by Frank’s RedHot and Her Campus Media. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make LivForStyle possible!
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My New York City Apartment Tour

Hello everyone! This blog post is way overdue.  For those of you who don’t know, in March, I followed my dreams and heart and moved to New York City.  And for those who already knew that because you follow me on Instagram and keep up to date with all my city adventures, it has been a wonderful past couple of months as I make one of my favorite cities my new home.

I knew once I signed the lease for my studio apartment on the Upper West Side, I had the exciting chance to decorate my new space the way I wanted and of course when it was ready I would to document it here on LivForStyle.  After three months getting comfortable in my new space, I’m ready to show off my new spot, so keep on reading how I decorated my little New York City apartment and made my studio my home away from real home back in Connecticut.

My whole experience finding the perfect place in the city that offered great amenities, close to work, in a safe and fun neighborhood all while keeping within my budget was a positive experience thanks to a very helpful realtor.  I looked all over the city for the right place including the Murray Hill area, the Hell’s Kitchen area, the Midtown West area, and finally the Upper West Side, which obviously I fell in love with.

Side note, I’m trying to make this post all about my apartment tour, but couldn’t help to mention a few tidbits about my moving experience, but let me know if you want a dedicated post on my apartment hunt and my move.

Anyway, I’m in love with my apartment due to the fact I am close to bustling Lincoln center and beautiful Central Park.  In New York City, you certainly pay for location rather than space, but since I’m living alone, a studio space was perfect and quite frankly it’s the perfect size for me considering with my work life and social life I’m never home.

When you walk into my studio, this is the overview.  A studio is pretty much an open space, so your bedroom is in your kitchen, your kitchen is in your bedroom, your dining area is in your kitchen and bedroom, and your lounging area is in your kitchen, bedroom, and dining area, if that all made sense and then of course you have a separate, closed off bathroom.

When I was deciding on the motif for my new apartment, I wanted to focus on pastel colors to make my whole area feel airy, fresh, and light.  Plus, the light-colored hardwood floors and light gray colored cabinets also inspired me to follow a soft neutral color palette.

So, first my bed is a queen-sized bed which has been an adjustment because I’ve been sleeping in a twin bed all of my life LOL.  I decided to rent my furniture from CORT Furniture, which was an amazing experience.  CORT Furniture offers a vast amount of furniture options to rent, the delivery process was super easy, and I only pay a small monthly fee for the furniture, making it super affordable.  I decided to go down the rental route, so I wouldn’t be stuck with the furniture if I decide to move to a different apartment or city next year.  I picked out this gray headboard and queen-sized mattress from CORT Furniture.

I then accessorized my bed with this beautiful comforter from Walmart.  I’m still in awe that this comforter is from Walmart and was only $70 for the comforter, pillow shams, and throw pillows.  I love the beautiful blush and moss green colors that perfectly go with the color scheme for my apartment.  I also found this gray fleece blanket from Walmart that I drape over my bed for an extra pop of gray color and for warmth on those chillier nights.

Next to my bed you will find this small night stand with two compartments for storage. Both the night stand and lamp are from the Christmas Tree Store.

Since, I have such a small space, I didn’t want to overwhelm my walls with tons of art work, so I kept it simple with three small photos above my bed.  First, is a fun fashion themed calendar to keep track of my busy life.  Next, was the last piece I found for my apartment and in my opinion has tied together my whole space.  Yes, a small little photo can have that much of an impact because it features one of my favorite quotes, “Don’t let today be a waste of makeup.”  Then, placed off to the side is another great piece that includes all of the major streets and my personal favorite streets in New York City.  On the other wall by my bed is my beautiful, black and white elephant canvas I received as a gift from, the Founder and Creative Director of Boy Meets Girl, after I finished my fashion internship back in my junior year of college. This elephant has been in all my apartments back at school, so it only made sense to bring it with me on this next adventure.


Another piece of furniture I rented from CORT Furniture is this small, plush chair.  I decided to maximize as much space as possible and found that if I rented a love seat or couch it would take up too much space, so this little chair is perfect and super comfortable.  I call this corner my blogging nook because I find myself sitting on this chair with my laptop, looking out the window and feeling inspired to work on my blog and brainstorm new ideas.  To match the gray chair, I hung these three small canvas pictures above.  I always love a good black and white fashion sketch and an inspiring quote to get those creative ideas going.

One of the many things that sold me on this apartment was these two large windows.  Although, it was a little more pricey to have an apartment with two large windows looking out onto the street, it was worth it because I get so much sunlight and enjoy looking out the window and seeing all the people and cute doggies walking by.  I also love how the windows feature these large window sills which allows me extra storage for my jewelry, books, and little trinkets.


Naturally, being a fashion blogger in my new spot I wanted a floor length mirror to take some mirror outfit snaps and to make sure my outfit is always on point.  This beautiful mirror with a gold/silver finish is surprisingly from Walmart, which was also a great deal!

One of my biggest fears moving into the city was the closet space because I feel like I have more clothes than the average person and my wardrobe is always growing, but my place has this amazing closet that has enough space to fit all my clothes and shoes.  Plus, above my closet I have this extra storage option that is great for storing things I don’t use every day.  I always keep my closet door open because I’m like Carrie Bradshaw when she said…”‘I like my money where I can see it – hanging in my closet.’”

I lucked out with this newly renovated kitchen with all stainless steel appliances and these beautiful gray cabinets.  I really didn’t have to add too much to the kitchen except a colorful dish towel, a foot stool for those high cabinets, and of course my fruit basket to hang my bananas and store my avocados or whatever fruit I buy that week.

I‘ve been super proud of myself for cooking most of my dinners at home, which has saved tons of money and I wanted a little dining nook because the thought of eating on my bed every night grossed me out . I found this cute table and chair set from you guessed it Walmart.  It’s the perfect size.  Although, this dining set is super cute it was a pain to put together, the second chair was defective and instead of wasting hours trying to fix it or return the whole set, I decided to just keep the one chair, because after all it’s really just me sitting at the table and if I do any entertaining most likely we will be going out to dinner.  Also, since this is my “dining room” I decided to hang side by side these two fun wine themed photos and of course an arrangement of succulents for the center piece.

It can’t be a full apartment tour without a peek into my bathroom, so here we have a newly renovated bathroom with sleek and modern finishes and a good amount of space and cabinets for all my beauty and shower essentials.

So, I think that’s a wrap on my New York City studio tour.  I was so afraid because my space is small that I wouldn’t have anything to show and talk about, but looking at how much I wrote above, I guess I had more to share than I realized.  I hope everyone enjoyed reading this and taking a peek inside my new space in the city.  I couldn’t be more thankful of the fact that I have turned my dreams, since I was a little girl, to live in the city now my reality.  For more of my New York City adventure, make sure you follow me on Instagram (@livforstyle).  Talk to you all in my new post!

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Lessons Learned After Graduation

It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost a year since I graduated from college, the end of May to be exact.  Last year at this time, I was entering my final month and a half of college and although it was one of the greatest times of life, it was also one of the scariest.  The fear of the unknown crept into me during those final weeks on my college campus. The unknown of what life after college was going to entail, because I knew once the end of May hit, I was still jobless and was moving back home, away from my college friends, away from my college campus, away from the fun and carefree life I lived up at school.  Now, being on the other side and looking back at last year around this time, I can honestly say there is a light at the end of the tunnel.  I was so stressed about everything last year at this time and even though it didn’t seem like it, everything did work out.  It took me almost a year to process what I was feeling during my senior year of college, and now I have lived through it, I’m ready to share the lessons I learned after graduating from college and entering the adult world.   

 

 1. It’s ok to stress

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I used to get so mad at the people, mostly my family, who would tell me not to stress about graduation.  I understand why they would say those things to me because they wanted to give me some comfort in a very uncertain time in my college career.  But, post graduation would soon set in, and going out every night then recalling all the wild stories in the morning with your roommates and best friends, or skipping classes just because, or spending money on stupid things, or saving class assignments for the last minute, and the list goes on should be things of the past.  So, yes go ahead and stress, it is totally normal to wake up at night in a panic about not having a job, not knowing what you want to do in life, not knowing how you will afford to live on your own, and so on.  It wouldn’t be normal not to stress during your second semester of senior year, so go for it, because no matter what stage in life you are in, stress is natural.  But, you can’t let the stress keep you from enjoying the present and the people you are with. Because, if there is one important thing I learned after college is that even though when it doesn’t seem like it, everything does work out and it works out in the strangest of ways.   

  2. Most likely you won’t have a job right after graduation

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Bravo, to all those college seniors who know exactly where they will be working after they receive their diploma.  I wish I was one of those seniors, but unfortunately, I wasn’t and that’s ok.  A lot of seniors, myself included, think that by their senior year they will know exactly their career path, but being jobless after graduation is more common than you think.  Even after completing two internships and all my extra-curricular activities, finding my first post grad job was more difficult than I thought, but the key is not to give up.  Don’t get discouraged when your resume and cover letters are submitted to over fifty job postings and you haven’t heard back from one company, because it does happen.  It happened to me, but you just have to keep applying, keep interviewing, and when you least expect it, you will strike gold.   

 3. Moving back home is weird  

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If you are anything like me, I packed up all my stuff the night after graduation and moved back home, which was one of the most depressing things I had to do.  Don’t get me wrong, I love my family, but something about going back to being under a microscope was weird.  I couldn’t come and go as I pleased or have friends over whenever I wanted to, or pregame with a massive group of people before a night out.  After all, I was living under my parent’s roof and I wasn’t living in a dorm anymore with all my friends and that wasn’t easy for me to accept.  Just know that whether being home with your parents is for the short term or long term it will be strange at first, but after all you are still an adult and your parents and yourself will just have to accept that.   

 4. Friends come and go 

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Just like friends came and went throughout your four years at college, after graduation you will also realize which friends from college still matter. Once you graduate college, your friend dynamic changes, but what’s extremely important is to make your college friendships last. Both parties must put the effort into seeing each other and keeping in touch.  Everyone is busy, everyone will be starting their new jobs or graduate school, but that is no excuse not to make time for one another.  This has been very hard for me to learn, but it’s making me realize that college friends who aren’t willing to put in the same energy, might not be worth your precious time anymore.  It doesn’t mean you failed or lost a friend, it simply means you are growing.  But for those college friends who still make that effort to hang out with you or call you on the phone to catch up are still important and even if you see them every couple of months, when you do finally hang out, it will feel like time hasn’t really passed.  Also, don’t forget that in your adult life you will make tons and tons of new friends.  And yes, these friendships will be different, but don’t just stay stuck in the college years, but instead embrace new friendships in your new stage of life.   

 5. Hangovers will get worse

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Hate to break it to you, but if you think once you graduate from college, you will still be able to  go out and imbibe multiple times during the week, your body will just not cooperate with you.  I still question how I was able to go out a few times a week.  I don’t understand how I was able to imbibe one night, wake up fine, and be ready to do the same thing the next evening.  Now, when I go to happy hour with my co-workers and I need a few days to recover.  So be prepared, your body will not be able to take the brunt of what you put it through in college, be ready for mornings feeling like death, and wishing you were that college student again who could take back shots like no problem.   

 6. Dating is still hard and boys are still stupid

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HA, to all those people who told you that you will find your future husband in college, yeah didn’t happen for me and that’s okay if it didn’t happen for you either, and for those who are still in a relationship with their college sweetheart, what’s your secret?  But really, college boys are stupid and it doesn’t get better after they graduate. Dating is still tough in the adult world, especially if you are balancing a full-time job, your social life, your well-being and everything else on top of it.  Like who has time to put themselves out there and try to meet someone? I am still waiting for the prince, that I was meant to find on my college campus.  However, just because I am now out of college and still single, it should never mean one should lower their standards.  Never compromise on who you want, what you want and what you deserve.   

 7. You’ll feel a new excitement  

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I thought my life was over, once I walked across the stage and received my diploma on that afternoon in May.  Yes, my college life was over, but it was the start of a new journey, my journey into life after college.  Just like four years ago when I was entering college and feeling all sorts of excitement, graduating college is no different.  You will experience new things as a college graduate, like scoring an interview for your dream role, earning your first pay check at your post grad job, decorating your new apartment in New York City, and the list goes on.  Although, I am the first to say that change is scary, I am learning that change can also be thrilling, so once your college life chapter is completed, remember to welcome the new, exciting feelings to come in your post graduate chapter, because no matter big or small there’s lots of excitement to have as an adult.   

  

As you can tell from the length of this blog post, I could write a novel about my college experience, or more specifically how I am dealing with life after college. Nothing is perfect in my post graduate life, trust me there have been many bumps on the road, and I would be lying if I didn’t say I am still trying to figure it all out.  I still get stressed out about certain things, but these current stresses are different than what I was feeling last year at this time.  Life after graduation is certainly a strange phase in your life, a phase all about transition and finding yourself, but just like any obstacle in your life (doesn’t just have to be after college) there are lessons to be learned, chances to grow, and excitement to be felt.     

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Her Campus College Fashion Week 2017 Recap

Hands down, one of my favorite things about being a blogger and a Youtuber, is the events.  Events, like tradeshows, panels, fashion shows, and forums, is where I get the chance to be surrounded by people like me.  Meeting other talented bloggers and influencers is what makes blogging worthwhile.  I can’t describe the feeling I get when I finally put a face to a name, meet some of the people behind my favorite brands, discover new brands, and the best part meeting new blogger friends.  This is exactly what the Her Campus Fashion Week is all about.  I’m extremely grateful that this was my second time attending the Her Campus Fashion Show in New York City.  And as you know from my previous post, I attended the fashion show representing the brand Bed Head by TIGI.  Also for the second year in a row, I attended the show with my photographer, fashion lover, and most importantly, best friend Lauren by my side.  Of course, throughout the night, I was constantly instagramming and tweeting live updates from the show, but for those who were not fortunate enough to see all the behind the scenes action or those who just want to relive those moments again, keep on scrolling to read my Her Campus College Fashion Week recap, as well as all the details on my fabulous outfit from that night.

This year, the Her Campus College Fashion show was hosted at the Metropolitan West, a fun, unique venue that offered tons of space for the runway and all the sponsors to set up booths showcasing all their products and services.  The sponsors varied from hair, beauty, fashion, and beverages.  The list of the sponsors included Ulta Beauty, Bed Head by TIGI, Primark, Spindrift, and StudentUniverse, and they were not stingy with the free stuff. My VIP goodie bag was filled with eyeshadows, blushes, lip products, hair products, accessories, coupons, and so much more (check it out here).  I even had the chance to get my hair done by Ulta Beauty.  They knew I was going for an edgy look, so the messy braid looked perfect with my outfit, which I will get to in a moment.

Once we mingled with everyone, it was finally time for the show, featuring fashion from Primark, Avec Les Filles, Chaser, and Vici. Each show had a different theme, like street chic, rocker, and formal wear.  Naturally, I loved the rocker looks that featured tons of moto jackets, a staple for the fall and winter season.  The models looked absolutely stunning dressed in the up and coming brands fabulous items.  I loved how each show featured a mix of looks, which made it easy for everyone to find a look that matched their personal style and it was easy to completely fall in love with the brands.

Between the special VIP hour and the fashion show itself, the night flew by.  Like I said, it’s nice to attend these special events and meet so many creative and talented people.

Now time for my outfit details.  You can’t go to any event like this without consciously choosing the right outfit for the night. Whenever I go to fashion shows or even go out in the city for the evening, I always try to bring out my edgier side.  So for my look I stuck with dark colors, leather, silver jewelry, and strappy heels.

When I was planning my outfit for the event, I was torn between a dress, a skirt, or a jumpsuit.  I had a few options in mind but it wasn’t until making a shopping run to Francesca’s that I finally settled on my look for the night.  When I saw this tulle skirt with a dark floral pattern, I knew this was the skirt for me. I love the midi length because it still shows off some leg and the shoes. After falling in love with this skirt I knew exactly what I was gonna wear with it for the show.

It’s finally layering season so I took advantage of the chiller temperatures that night and went with a leather jacket to accompany my tulle skirt.  This leather jacket from Zara is a wardrobe must have because it can be worn with pretty much anything for every occasion.  I love all the pockets and silver hardware details throughout the jacket.  And for those wondering, underneath, I’m just wearing a simple form fitting black tank from Zara.  These simple tanks are layering essentials!

Since my broken ankle incident, I’ve retired many of my high heeled shoes.  As much as I would have loved to wear a stiletto with this skirt I stuck with the comfortable, but still fashionable option; my lace up black heels from the brand Soda.  The block heel gives my foot extra support so I don’t have to worry about twisting any ankles.

For jewelry, I wanted to stay simple since there was so much going on with my outfit. I decided to wear a long silver chain necklace that laid perfectly with my open jacket.  I rarely wear a lot of rings but since I was attending a fashion show I spiced up my jewelry game with this vintage statement ring.  The silver color of the ring perfectly matched my necklace and the edgy vibe of my outfit.

Last Saturday night was an exciting show for many.  It was my chance to hang out with Lauren and the blogging community, all while wearing a stylish outfit.  After attending last year’s show, I thought there was no way the show could get any bigger or better, but this year’s show really  blew me away.  And from what I’ve heard through the grapevine from the fabulous Her Campus team you can expect an even better show next year.  So stay tuned until next time from college fashion week…

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Travel Diary: London

After being across the pond in London for 9 days I’m back to my usual 50 minute train ride commute into New York City.  Oh how much I miss my 5 minute walk from the hotel to the office back in London and oh how much I miss beautiful London.

For those who have seen my multitude of Instagram stories and Instagram posts, I recently traveled to London for business.  During my stay, I learned a lot about my company and how to continue to be the best social content manager in the New York office.  The best part about my trip is that I also had time to explore London, see amazing sites, sample some great food and drink, and hang out with awesome people.

Although most nights, I would get back to the hotel super late, I still made an effort to jot down a few notes about that days’ adventures.  A “travel diary” is the best thing to do when abroad because it helps you relive the amazing memories you made.  And what’s better than sharing these adventures with all of you. After all, this was my first real trip overseas.  Although, I did go to Bermuda when I was younger, which is technically outside of the US, but still this was my first trip to London, first time being on a plane for over 7 hours, and the first time being in a time zone that was 5 hours ahead of my family.   Anyway, keep on scrolling to see fabulous photos and to read all about my trip.

Day 1:

  • The day finally arrived, it’s time to head to the airport to start my 8 day adventure in London.
    We got to the airport early to give us plenty of time to check in and go through security.  After completing all the pre-flight tasks we still had about two hours until our flight.  So the waiting is the worst part because I was just so anxious to get on the plane.
  • Finally time to board. I can’t believe how big the plane is.  When we finally got settled in our seats, I was so exhausted because I saw Lady Gaga in concert the night before so for the next 7 hours on the plane I was just dozing on and off until we finally landed.
  • When we got to London it was the weirdest experience ever because we left at 7 pm New York time and arrived 7 am London time.  My body was all off.  I couldn’t tell if I was tired, hungry, or whatever.
  • Anyway, no time to sleep or slow down because we went right to the office.  It was great to see the London office and meet the London team.  But, I was in such a fog from the time difference that it was hard to focus or remember everyone’s name but I survived.
  • After work me and my co-worker went to a pub and sipped on a cider outside and just people watched, especially those British business men 😉
  • After one drink our tummies were growling so we went to this place called Nandos.  I never heard of it before but I guess it’s a popular chain in London.  It has so much to offer from chicken to burgers to salad.  I had this yummy salad, so my first trip to Nandos was a success.
  • At last, it was time to head back to the hotel and catch some zzz’s.

 

Day 2:

  • This morning, I woke up even more tired than yesterday.  The morning was rough because 9 am felt like 4 am so I was so sleepy, hopefully after a cup of coffee I will feel more awake.
  • They only had instant coffee in the office which I guess is very popular over here.  I just didn’t like the taste, but I was so desperate for caffeine I decided to try some English tea which was delicious and gave me the much needed caffeine boost.
  • For lunch some of the members of the London team took us to this outside food market in Shoreditch.  It was here, that I decided to step out of my comfort zone and go for a falafel and hummus platter.
  • Although it didn’t feel like it, it was Friday and the Friday vibe in the office was very contagious. You can tell everyone was excited for the weekend.
  • The day flew by and before I knew it, it was the end of the day and I was outside with coworkers drinking cider.
  • This informal office gathering lasted until 1 am. By the time everyone went their separate ways, I could barely keep my eyes open but it was great meeting new people.

Day 3:

  • Today, I legit slept until noon like who am I?  Guess my body was so tired.
    I knew when getting to London I wanted to check out all the outdoor street markets, so after a quick brunch of avocado toast, me and my co-worker headed to all the markets.
  • We went to one market in Shoreditch and one in Notting Hill.  I was completely blown away with all the stuff each stand had to offer.  From clothes, to leather, antiques, furniture, jewelry, and food.  I wanted everything.  I was so inspired just looking at all the different things and studying London’s unique style.
  • Although, I could have bought everything in the markets I only bought a beautiful gold necklace to remind me of my wonderful time in London.
  • It’s Saturday night so of course we had to make the best of it and check out the clubs in London. After a quick dinner at Nandos again we headed to this dance club in Shoreditch.
  • Keep in mind my ankle is still healing but that didn’t stop me from dancing the night away.
    We got back to the hotel pretty late and once my head hit the pillow I was out cold.

Day 4:

  • Today, we decided to be actual tourists and do the touristy things like seeing Big Ben, Westminster Abbey, the Tower Bridge, the London Bridge, and even had some time to check out the Victoria and Albert museum.
  • To my surprise, the museum even had a fashion exhibit going on that included fashion trends from the early 1800s to the present.  I was so impressed!
  • It was a day full of a lot of walking and sightseeing, but everything I saw left me in awe and made me appreciate London even more.
  • Ever since getting to London all I wanted was real fish and chips so for dinner we went to Poppies, this cute little restaurant is known for their fish and chips.  It was the best meal ever and I finished everything on my plate except for a few crumbs.  Fish and chips in London are legit.
  • It was a Sunday well spent.

Day 5:

  • Another sleepy Monday morning. It’s actually Labor Day in the US but no day off here.  Oh well!
    Work was work, busy as usual.
  • Once again for dinner I stepped out of my bubble and tried Indian food for the first time
    We strolled along Brick Lane which is a street in London known for amazing Indian food.
    For dinner I tried naan, vegetable curry, and rice.  All the unique spices left my taste buds pleased.
  • Of course, to finish off a Monday night in London we went out to a pub and spent hours just sipping on some wine and chatting, I almost forgot I had work the next day.

Day 6:

  • Since I had to be at work at 1 pm today, I took advantage of my free morning and finally went to Harrods, the ultimate shopping destination.
  • Going to Harrods has always been on my bucket list and it did not fail to impress me.  I was completely overwhelmed by the floors and floors of fashion. Everywhere I turned I saw all my favorite designers and their beautiful pieces.  I was in heaven.  I especially liked going on the evening wear floor and checking out all the beautiful dresses and pretending if I was a celebrity what dress I would choose to wear on the red carpet.
  • It wasn’t much a shopping trip considering I didn’t get anything but it was a trip that made me fall in love with fashion over and over again.
  • For the rest of the day, it was a pretty typical work day and I didn’t end work until later that evening so by the time I got back to my hotel it was bed time.

Day 7:

  • Again another day where I didn’t have to report to work until 1 pm so this morning we visited Buckingham Palace and even witnessed the changing of the guard.  Such a cool experience!
  • We even had time to stroll through St. James Park and check out all the beautiful scenery.
  • After our adventures, I headed to work in the afternoon and stayed late so nothing too exciting happened at night.

Day 8:

  • I can’t believe it’s my last full day and night in London. Where did these 8 days go?
  • Work was work and later that afternoon we went to a rooftop overlooking the whole city of London.  What was so interesting and weird was the fact that there are few skyscrapers in London.  I’m so use to going to a rooftop in New York City and seeing millions of buildings towering along the skyline.
  • It was this night I discovered that Londoners love their gin.  I had one or two gin and tonics that night and realized it’s not my favorite but it was worth the try.
  • Once the clock hit midnight, I knew it was time to head back to the hotel after all we did have work in the morning.

Day 9:

  • Our trip to London flew by. Today, we only worked until 1 pm before heading to the airport so the day went by super fast.
  • It took a long time to say goodbye to the London team and all the fabulous people we met.  I was stressing out because we were running behind schedule and had to get to Gatwick Airport, which let me tell you is one big maze so we almost missed our flight but we made it. Phew!
  • For some reason this flight seemed like it took forever.  I watched 2 episodes of Friends, 2 episodes of The Big Bang Theory, 2 movies, Beauty And The Beast and Snatched.  I was ready to get off the plane and go home.
  • I got home late, said hello to the family and the pup, didn’t even bother unpacking and as soon as I closed my eyes I was out like a light.

I always wanted to visit London, so this opportunity first came as a shock and then turned into extreme excitement. London lived up to my expectations. It was so similar to New York City that I felt so comfortable yet still felt like I was overseas with how different their lifestyle is. Ever since being back I can’t stop thinking about my trip and what I want to do if I get the chance to go again in the future. Recovering from jet lag these last few days was worth it and I’m ready to go back. Now it seems like two places will always have my heart, New York City and London and that list is still growing. Cheers!

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Reflections

I always wanted to write a reflections post after graduating from college, but I did not expect it to take so long for me to sit down and actually write it.  With that being said and the absence from my blog over the last couple weeks, I don’t do well with transitions.  So the transition from a college student to a college grad, to moving back home, to applying for full time jobs and waiting to start my next adventure has been difficult.  Lately, there have been more days plagued with lack of motivation and inspiration.  These days have been frustrating because I often times find myself staring at a blank computer screen with a mind full of overwhelming thoughts that just leave me puzzled.

Yes, it has only been a little over a week since graduation, but for me a week to long of just feeling blah.  Everyone has told me to give myself as much time as I need to regroup and readjust to my new surroundings, but after a week I am sick of just laying on the couch and just waiting for the next bright idea to strike.  So today, I decided to return to my old roots of putting on a nice outfit, my favorite eye shadow look of bronzy shades, sit at the dining room table and blast some of my favorite tunes.  I am finally ready to reflect on what it means to be a college grad.

To be honest, after graduating from college I still don’t understand the phrase “college is the best four years of your life.”  Don’t get me wrong, these last four years have been incredible and I am so thankful for the opportunity to attend such an amazing school and receive a well-rounded education, but I would not describe the last four years as just “best.”  The last four years have been fun, demanding, gratifying, confusing, discouraging, and so on.  As you can see, I experienced a mix of emotions during my college years.  For me, college is the most complicated four years of your life, but I would not trade my experiences, whether good or bad for anything.

It was these past four years, living on a college campus surrounded by different people that allowed me to learn lessons I would not have just learned from a textbook.  Sure, my calculus class, philosophy class, communication and journalism courses, all taught me some valuable lessons, but it was those experiences, whether it was accidently sleeping through your alarm, or not knowing who to eat with at the cafeteria, figuring out which friends were actually friends, accepting that you deserve better than that all star athlete of a guy and so on, that built character and made me the strong person I am today.

Before graduating, I heard all my friends say how they would do anything to go back to freshman year, but for me there is only one year I would love to relive if I had the chance and that would be my senior year.  It was in my last year of college that I discovered my true friends. It was in my last year of college when there were more days filled with laughter than tears.  It was in my last year of college that all the memories that make me smile were made. It was in my last year of college that I finally accepted to let go of what I thought were my “close friends” since sophomore year (that’s a story for a whole different blog post) and see the potential in other people, who I am now thankful and certain to call my friends for life.  It was in my last year of college thanks to my amazing family, friends, and professors where I started to love myself and see all the things that made me different, like my creativity, my blog, my sensitivity, my love for fashion as a strength rather than a weakness.  Finally, it was in my last year of college that made the last four years totally worth it.

As someone who has always been a planner and would have thought to have the next stage of my life already figured out, I don’t, and that has certainly been hard to accept.  But being a college graduate for almost 2 weeks now, I realize that it’s ok to take time to reenergize for the next adventure in my life, whatever that may be.  The job-hunting process has been frustrating, but with patience and determination I know that dream job of mine will come.  Just like four years ago I was that timid, little freshman not knowing how I was going to make it through college, I somehow managed to get through it, so certainly finding a job and making sense out of the next stage of my life is not too big of a obstacle for me to face.

Although, I currently have the feeling of not being able to capture all my thoughts in a single post, I decided that writing one post that may not say everything is better than writing no post that says nothing.  I mean I was in college for four years, which means I won’t be able to speak about everything, but that’s the beauty of blogging I can always upload more posts when I am ready.  And let me tell you, the last four years has certainly been a roller coaster of ups and downs and twists and turns, so I am ready to share my story, advice, and tips, so is there anything specific you would like to know about my college experience?  If so, let me know in the comments below.  I might not have everything figured out right now, but I am certain about one thing…that LivForStyle is back.

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My Experience: Her Campus College Fashion Week

It’s been five days and I am still on a fashion high from Saturday’s Her Campus Fashion Show.  It was a night filled with awesome style, lots of freebies, great music, loads of pictures, and most importantly empowerment.  As I mentioned in my previous post, all four of the fashion shows featured creative entrepreneur designers, including My Social Canvas, Foray, Ali & Ariel, Frill Clothing, and Bow & Drape.  I loved watching the models strut on the runway, featuring the amazing designs from the four designers.  I was so impressed with the fashion and I was so happy I got the chance to support these designers because I have a feeling they are going to make a statement in the fashion world very soon.

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Although, the fashion show was the highlight of my New York City trip, it was not the only thing I experienced.  I didn’t get back to campus until around 3 A.M, so that means I must have more to share.  So keep on reading for even more about my experience at Her Campus College Fashion Week in New York City.

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         I could not have survived this trip without my best friend, Lauren, who herself is a fashionista and the girl behind the lens when it comes to the photos on LivForStyle.  Lauren and I killed it in the city, like we always do. It’s never a dull moment when the two of us are together, so I am so happy she was able to experience this night with me. We both dressed to impressed and after looking at the photos, I think we totally nailed it.  Keep your eyes open for a whole post dedicated to our outfits.  Coming soon to a screen near you 😉

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         Of course, the train ride to the city felt like it took forever. But when we finally arrived at the venue, it was show time.  But, before the shows started we had the chance to check out all the fun tables scattered around the venue.  These included some great sponsors and their wonderful products.  The list included European Wax Center, Insomnia Cookies, Bertha Watches, Sparkling Ice, Boxed Water, and more.

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The night consisted of four shows.  The themes included Rush, Festival, Study Chic, and Girl’s Night Out. Naturally, the Girl’s Night Out show was my favorite because it featured lots of leather and knee high boots, which are such fall and winter staples.  I really enjoyed that after each show, the audience was given about 15 minutes to mingle and network with other attendees.  I made some great new contacts. All the models rocked every look.  They were all so fierce and their smiles were contagious, leaving everyone in the audience in absolute wonder and awe.  I can’t wait to go shopping because the models totally inspired me to try some new looks this season.

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When the last show wrapped up, Lauren and I were both sad.  We said our final good-byes to the friends we made, collected our stuff, and headed back to the subway.  Our melancholy quickly evaporated when we took a peak inside our exclusive goodie bag from the show.  To my surprise, the goodie bag was filled with awesome gifts.  Inside I found a FitBit, Vince Camuto perfume, a Rebecca Minkoff clutch, a bunch of Maidenform items, a free service at the DryBar, Essie nail polish, the latest issue of People Style Watch magazine, Kind bars, and so much more.

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When we hopped off the subway, our tummies were growling and we knew we wanted our night in the city to continue.  After stopping at a local pub and having a much needed glass of wine, we talked for hours about the show and our goodie bags.  Lauren and I had so much fun that when we finally looked at the time it was almost 1:30 A.M and quickly ran to Grand Central Station to catch the last train.

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When we got back to campus around 3 A.M we couldn’t keep our eyes open.  You know it’s been a great night in the city when your eyes can’t stay open, your body aches, your feet hurt, and your makeup is smudged.  Lauren and I both agree that Saturday night was a night to remember. Lots of fashion, lots of laughs, lots of mingling, and lots of dancing, no wonder why we are still catching up on our sleep.

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Thanks to Her Campus for sponsoring such an amazing event and thanks Lauren for being my partner in fashion.

This post is sponsored by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make LivForStyle possible!

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College Fashion Week

         Four more classes left, one philosophy paper to write, and a psychology test to take and then it’s finally time to hop on a train to New York City, again.  Remember when I mentioned LivForStyle was heading on some crazy adventures?  Well in today’s post I will be talking about one of those events. Catch me at College Fashion Week this Saturday, October 1st from 6-9 p.m. at Venue 404 in New York City.  Are you interested in attending?  Keep reading for more information on an event, you won’t want to miss.

         It’s crazy to think that this is my last year as a college student, so obviously when I was invited to College Fashion Week, I was like HECK YES!  What’s better than going to a fashion show with fellow style obsessed collegiattes?  Thanks to Her Campus Media, my dreams are coming true and I can’t wait to be part of Her Campus’s fifth annual College Fashion Week.

         For all those who are not familiar with College Fashion Week, it is a show celebrating fashionistas in a fun and empowering way.  This year, the show features up and coming designers, including My Social Canvas, Foray, Ali & Ariel, Frill Clothing, and Bow & Drape.  There is no better way to celebrate female fashion entrepreneurs and their creative talents.

         Is the thought of possibly seeing me at the show convincing enough to buy your tickets?  Or the thought of seeing some great fashion looks from inspiring designers make you want to attend the show?  If not, here’s another thing that will grab your attention and make you head here to purchase your ticket ASAP. T his year Her Campus Media is partnering with StyleWatch to present this year’s College Fashion Week.  And you know what that means…an awesome list of sponsors.  Think Rebecca Minkoff, Vince Camuto, Drybar, Fitbit, Bertha Watches, and Perfumania.  Wow! I almost did’nt finish that sentence because of all my excitement.  You should see me frantically typing the names of the sponsors because I know each sponsor will bring their ‘A’ game whether it’s a stylish fitness tracker to help you live a healthy lifestyle, a wide range of stylish apparel, footwear, handbags, and accessories, or a variety of fragrances and cosmetics, or amazing hair services.  Don’t believe me?  Head over to their websites to find out more.

         I hope you found this post persuasive enough to buy your College Fashion Week NYC tickets. Click here to buy your tickets and learn even more about the event.  I hope to see some of you on Saturday, but if you are not close to the New York City area, don’t fret because College Fashion Week is heading to Chicago and Los Angeles later in October.  Keep your eyes open for a post recapping my experience after the show.  Can’t wait to share!  See you all in my next post.

This post is sponsored by Her Campus Media and its College Fashion Week brand partners.  All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting the brands that make LivForStyle possible.

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My Life As A Boy Meets Girl® Intern

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Beep, beep, beep my alarm goes off at 6:40 am. Rub my sleepy eyes. Another day in the city. Wash my face. Brush my teeth. Dress in the outfit I picked out the night before. Apply my usual, quick makeup routine. Pack my bag. Double check I have everything. I’m out the door. Board a crowded train. Squeeze into a sit in between business men. A 45-minute train ride feels like four hours when you haven’t had your coffee yet. Arrive at Grand Central. Trek through the streets of NYC. Finally arrive at Starbucks for a much needed venti iced coffee. Finally, I feel more awake. Arrive at the office. Jump on the elevator to the 17th floor. My day of being a summer intern begins.

That’s been my routine three days a week since the first of June. I would be lying if I said I was not mentally and physically drained. Some days were harder than others trying to get out of bed. Many days I felt like my legs were going to collapse due to all my walking and fatigue. But somehow I survived until the end. Now, I don’t rely on my phone to help me navigate through the city, and I have become a regular at my favorite Starbucks store. I guess you can say I have evolved into a real city girl.

On my last day of my internship, it was a bittersweet feeling. I was sad to leave, but was so proud of myself and everything I learned. However, I was ready to spend my last few weeks of August getting ready to school and just relaxing.

I was fortunate to work with Stacy Igel, the founder and creator of Boy Meets Girl®. She has been my mentor for the last four years. I actually met Stacy, my senior year of high school. It was during that year that Stacy discovered me through my YouTube channel and saw my passion for fashion. One day, during my spring break, Stacy invited me to the Boy Meets Girl® office to chat with her and I eventually become a brand ambassador for Boy Meets Girl® (check out the video here).

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Ever since that day, Stacy has had confidence in my dreams and most importantly, me. She even invited me to help her with Fall 2013 New York Fashion Week. At only a freshman in college, I was backstage at New York Fashion Week, such an incredible experience (check out the video here). Stacy’s faith in me since a young age has allowed me to continue to take risks and do what I love. Now a rising junior in college, I had the privilege to be her intern and catch a glimpse of the behind the scenes of a successful brand.

During my internship, I learned how to be more of a team player. I discovered how to be more patient and flexible. By the end of my internship I gained the confidence to trust myself to make decisions. A few of my favorite things about my internship were working on some of the Boy Meets Girl® social media platforms. I also loved researching different tech companies and learning how they could enhance a brand. However, my all time favorite thing to do was working with different bloggers to organize photo-shoots with them to promote the Boy Meets Girl® AW/HOL 2015 clothing line coming soon to Nordstrom! It brought back memories because just a couple years ago I was that blogger featured in blogger campaigns for Boy Meets Girl®, but now I was organizing these collaborations.

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Working for the company, I have gained more appreciation for fashion and the business side of a company. I realized that it takes a team of talented and motivated people to build a successful business, which are all good things to remember when I eventually start my own business and create my brand.

         After writing this post and reflecting on my summer internship experience, I realized that my summer was extremely productive. I can’t wait to share more about the new Boy Meets Girl® AW/HOL 2015 collection. Since I was in the middle of working on this collection launch, I am even more excited to let the blogging world be part of this new line.

         Only a few more days of summer left and a few more days of being at home until my next adventure begins…my junior year of college.

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Snow Day Thoughts: Future Travel Plans

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow…NOT! I am not a big fan of the snow, making winter one of my least favorite seasons. This snowstorm has brought lots of snow, high winds, and inconvenience. I’m currently trapped in my dorm building. I am going stir crazy. Times like this I wish I had a transporter to magically transport me to wherever I would like to go. This whole snowstorm has me pondering the places I want to visit in the future. In no particular order, here’s my bucket list with the places I want to visit and I mean very, very soon.

  1. California- I would love to hop on a plane and travel from the East coast to the West coast. I have always wanted to visit Los Angeles, Santa Monica, Laguna Beach and other California cities where there is lots of sunshine and beaches. After following tons of YouTubers and bloggers who live in California, it looks like a beautiful place to visit.
  2. Morocco– Morocco is new to my bucket list of places to travel to. I am attracted to Morocco because to me it is an exotic and mysterious place. I would love to ride a camel, visit the beaches, and even journey through the desert.
  3. London- The weather might always be rainy and cloudy but that doesn’t stop me for wanting to visit London. I am attracted to London because it seems so similar to New York City, and we all know how much I love New York City. I would love to climb aboard the London Eye and take in the view of the beautiful London skyline. Of course, I would have to visit the Westfield Stratford City, which has over 250 shops, for a major shopping spree.
  4. Paris, France- I need to visit Paris, which is one of the fashion capitals of the world. I want to explore the streets of Paris to check out all their vintage boutiques and their extravagant stores. While I am walking the streets of Paris, I would make sure to take a picture by the Eiffel tower.
  5. Japan- I have no idea why but ever since I was a little girl I have always had this strong desire to go to Japan. I guess I am so interested to visit Japan because the culture is so different. It would be awesome to be emerged in a different culture where the food, the language, and the fashion is extremely different than what I am use to. 

Those are a few places I would love to visit, but the possibilities are endless because I would love to travel around the world. A girl can dream, right? Right now, it looks like I am stuck on the East coast, in my dorm building, snowed in. Let me know what are some of the places you would love to visit.

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(Currently, this is my view outside my window)

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Celebrate a new year. Celebrate a new adventure.

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When I was a little girl, I would wake up, head to the family room, and tell my mom, dad, and older sister, “it’s time to get busy.” I would occupy the majority of my time digging through my big bin of markers and crayons, coloring in my coloring books or even using my favorite set of fashion stencils to sketch some outfits.

Now, almost 20 years old, nothing has changed. Now instead of getting busy with coloring books, I spend most of my time watching countless YouTube videos, reading fashion and beauty blogs, pinning my favorite things on Pinterest, and documenting my daily life on various social media sites.

My love of YouTube inspired me to launch my very own beauty and fashion channel. In two years, my channel has grown, not only with viewers but also with opportunities. YouTube has been my creative outlet and I wouldn’t change it for anything, but like I said I like to keep busy so with a new year comes a new adventure.

I am excited to announce the launch of my new site, livforstyle.net. On my website you will find posts about fashion industry news, outfit inspiration, current beauty obsessions, lifestyle posts, and much much more! Why wait until I upload a video on YouTube? Subscribe to my newsletter for this site so you know when I post a new article.

I believe my new website will offer me new and exciting opportunities. I get the chance to communicate with my readers through written posts and document my adventures through pictures.

Switching from YouTube to blogging is a major change. It’s a learning experience, but I am determined to stay consistent with my posts and provide my readers with informative and entertaining topics.

So come on this journey with me? You won’t regret it!

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