Thursday, October 11, 2012

Back in the New York Groove

I know it's been a while but what better time to blog again than right after a weekend vacay.

I just got back from visiting Melisa's fabulous New York apartment. She moved up there at the end of the Summer and I haven't seen her so I figured now was as good a time. Plus, who doesn't love going to New York? We spent the weekend doing what we typically do when we're together: eating and random adventures.  Going to New York was also the perfect opportunity to wear some of my new clothes from The Dressing Room. Here are some snapshots of our weekend.

{NYC bound my sweater from The Dressing Room, it's so comfortable and perfect for a plane ride}
{Brooklyn Flee Market}
{If Georgetown Cupcake in Soho is anything like the one in DC I definitely see why they're so famous. Aside from being delicious they are also so pretty to look at but the frosting melted and didn't quite make it back to the apartment}
{Brunch at Meade's featuring my fabulous new pants also from TDR and endless Mimosa's}
{Handmade pasta at Eataly}
{Cannoli's at Rocco's}
{No trip to New York would be complete without a visit to Grimaldi's for some delicious pizza}
The High Line is an old subway rail that's now a public park tucked into the Meatpacking District with awesome view of the city}

Saturday, June 30, 2012

weekend wrap-up:HEAT Nation

The finals are over and the MIAMI HEAT have finally won the NBA Championship!! For game 5 we decided to make it a family affair so my mom and I headed over to my cousin's house to watch the game. Needless to say, it was an experience. There was yelling, chest bumping, and of course dancing. A sports victory would not be complete in Miami without a celebration down Bird Road culminating at La Carreta and even though it was nearly impossible to get close to the action I managed to snap a couple photos. 
Keeping the party going, we headed out to the parade Monday morning and had a blast seeing all the players. I can't wait to (hopefully) go back next year!

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012

It's my birthday and I'll shop if I want to

Every year on my birthday I tend to spoil myself a little bit and this year was no different. Thanks to Maria I had a little extra money to spend this time. I spent the day walking around Lincoln Road and doing some shopping. My favorite finds definitely came from Fly Boutique where I scored a vintage DVF scarf and a pink clutch that I might never use but I couldn't pass it up. This store is definitely my new favorite place for unique finds. It's filled with amazing vintage clothes and accessories. My inner thrifty girl was equally as excited about the free stuff from Sephora and Victoria's Secret. The afternoon wouldn't have been complete without a trip to Shake Shack. 


Monday, June 18, 2012

Vanity affair

I've been wanting a new vanity for a while now but I haven't had much luck when it comes to finding one that suits the style of my room and has enough storage space for all of my stuff. After an extensive search I remembered that I had an old armoire in a spare room that was on its way to the curb. A light bulb went off in my head and decided that I would undertake the task of turning it into a vanity. It turned out to be a lot more simple than I thought. All I had to do was lift off the top and voila, I had a brand new vanity. 
Since there wasn't a mirror attached and I would be placing the vanity in front of a window I came up with an alternative to hanging the mirror. Hang it from the curtain rod! I had some extra ribbon laying around so I attached it to the mirror and the curtain rod. Hanging the mirror from the rod creates the cool illusion that the mirror is floating because you can't see the ribbon through the curtains and at the same time takes up no space.
Now I have a pretty place to get ready and it didn't cost a thing!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

weekend wrap-up

This weekend was full of fun adventures. From a warehouse sale in Doral to organic donuts in Homestead, I definitely went all over town this weekend. 
The fun began with the Peace Love World sale which was amazing, it was madness but definitely well worth it. A pair of $118 pants for $20 I'll definitely wait in line for those. Here are a few snapshots of all the fun. 
{c/o PLW Instagram}
Later on in the day Gaby and I took a trip down to Mandarin Donuts for some slightly overrated organic donuts.
{guava, dulce de leche, and vanilla cream donuts}
Thank goodness a trip to Goodwill proved to be more successful. Printed pants are in style this summer but they can get expensive which is why I was so excited when I scored these for $3 (stay tuned for a post on how to wear them)
The weekend concluded with a trip to my dad's house for some fun in the sun.

Monday, June 11, 2012

It's in the bag

For my first blog project I decided that I wanted to do something easy and fun but still pretty and that represents me. When I found this canvas tote bag I knew it was the perfect project. I'm definitely a girl who loves all kinds of bags and the more the merrier and with that, Gaby and I began our project.
You need a pack of doilies, spray adhesive glue, sponge paint brushes, fabric paint, and whatever bag you want to use
The first thing you want to do is iron out your bag if it comes wrapped up and position your doily where you want it before you glue it down. Once you decide where you want it, spray a little bit of glue, stick it to the bag and you're good to go
Make sure you remove the doily as soon as you finish so that it doesn't get stuck on the bag
The final step is to pick a font that you like and print out your initial. After this, use your adhesive glue to stick the letter to your bag so that it won't move while you're tracing it. When you're done tracing it remove the paper and paint it whatever color you like
When you're done the bag should look something like this

Here are a couple of quick tips that should help you out: 
  • If you don't want any excess paint at the edge of the design cut out a paper in a semi-circle to create a straight line (Gaby's genius idea)
  • Use two doilies instead of one so that the paint doesn't seep through but make sure you put something like a magazine inside your bag just in case 
  • To seal in the paint put a towel over your paint and iron it

Feel free to comment and let me know what you think! 
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