December 30, 2013


Man do I love jewels. I mean, I walk into a store and anything that is bejeweled is like a magnet drawing me in. Combine that with my two very favorite colors, hot pink (obviously) and cobalt blue, and it appears I've found the perfect dress. Don't forget how lovely the classic black is either. I've never heard of this website before but it seems I might need to do some research....for my readers sake. Of course. 

Just the latest little find I have my eye on and had to share!

xo n.

December 5, 2013

Keep Not Settling.

There is just something I love about inspiring quotes. Anyone that reads this little blog knows that as I've posted them many, many times. My Pinterest is always probably a little too overrun with words turned into images, but it's what I love. So, when The Everygirl (one of my daily read sites, I'm in love) opened up a shop aspect of their site a few weeks ago, I knew I was going to love it. They've always taken the women they do life features on and pinpointed inspiring things they've said, and now I can take one of my all time favorites and hang it where I can see it everyday.

I've been eyeing this print since it came out, and I can't wait to splurge sometime soon and make it mine. Not only is it in my current favorite black&gold combo, but it's a reminder that I need lately. 

Just remember ladies:

"You're not the kind of girl that settles. Keep not settling"

December 2, 2013

Apartment Dreams


all images via my Apartment Pinterest Board

I'm not sure what has hit me lately, but all I can think about is decorating an apartment. I'm just aching for my own space that is more than a bedroom (even if that means a one room loft like above) that I can decorate entirely with things I love. I'm constantly pinning apartment images that inspire me and I have so many items in my head to buy once I finally, someday get this coveted space. I am obviously drawn to a distinct (albeit extremely girly) style and these are just some of the images that I want to draw from. I have so many ideas in my head that I just want them to become a reality! 

One day, right?

November 24, 2013

My Inner Ballerina

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Anyone that knows me knows I am the girliest girl. Bring on the sparkles, pink, glitter, and especially tulle. I'm guessing my mom first got me into dance class all of those years ago with the promise of multiple tutus. So, of course I have been drooling lately as I've seen some of my favorite bloggers break out the tulle skirts for every day life, when most people keep that in the dance studio. Actually, ever since anthropologie released it's infamous and VERY coveted white tulle skirt last season (with a similar one out this season), I've been drooling. It's good to know the trend hasn't faded because I am SO on board.

And now to just find the perfect one for myself (**cough cough Santa), well and somewhere to wear it of course......

November 19, 2013

Fall Fun.

Apple picking upstate. Farmers markets in the city. Pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins....just a few reasons why Fall is by far one of the best times of the year.
I tried to cram as many Fall activities (and pumpkin flavored food items) as possible in the last few months, and definitely checked my favorite things off the list. Here are just a few highlights of the adventures.

November 5, 2013

Products I Need.

Hey there! Let's pretend again that I didn't just disappear for many months on this little blog and jump right in shall we?

So, as you may have guessed I'm a little beauty obsessed. I love trying new products, reading about new products to try, and popping into a Sephora (way too conveniently located) during my lunch break to peruse around and add to my wish list. Unfortunately, I do not have the funds to fulfill this slight obsession, so I just keep adding to my list. Here are the top products I'd love to buy one day...

I've sampled them all at one point, but can't wait to call them mine. Anyone a fan of any of the above?

August 29, 2013

Mid-Week Musings

I saw this quote on pinterest this weekend and just haven't been able to get it out of  my head. Follows my theme this year :)

Hope everyone has a lovely long weekend! 
Enjoy the last bits of summer friends.

August 5, 2013

Monday Musings: August 5th, 2013

photo via my instagram

I saw this quote on one of my favorite blogs.

Letting go.

June 11, 2013

Weekend Snaps.


Saturday I was excited to hear from my cousin, Melissa, the news that there was a street fair outside her apartment. The street fairs are everywhere in NYC during the summer, but the fact that it happened to be soooo close to both of us, well we had to indulge. After some shopping, fried pickles, kettle corn and more, I called it a day and headed home to start the packing process. Hey, at least I made good use of my break :)


June 10, 2013

Monday Musings.

Lots of changes lately. So many things are different in the last month that my head is slightly spinning. I'm one of those people that often craves change, but at the same time hate it at all costs. I don't like moving on in different stages of life, but alas, it happens. I've got a lot of moving on to do. The most noticeable this week is a new apartment! Renting in Manhattan may be one of the worst experiences, ever. Thankfully we've almost survived. 

Here's to making the most of change, and not looking back.

xo n.

May 30, 2013

Pink Checks and Cute Dogs.

Shorts: New York & Company. Tshirt: Gap. Shoes: Sperry. Necklace: Baublebar.(no longer available but love this.)

Hey there! So my sporadic posting continues. BUT, I'm back with another one!

This past Memorial Day weekend was quite the boring one for me. Turns out, always listen to your parents because they're always right. They told me I should go home upstate and hang out, but of course I didn't listen. Instead I watched a LOT of old ER episodes online and cleaned my apartment because it really is true that EVERYONE leaves the city on holiday weekends. Like, everyone.

Luckily, my amazing cousin and blog photographer lately came back on Monday (just in time for BACHELORETTE night. All I need is wine and that show and my night is made. Seriously). So we took our favorite furry friend, Baxter, for a walk and little photoshoot before our girly festivities. He really is the best photoshoot prop isn't he?

Oh also, Gap has such cute tshirts right now. I'm loving this hot pink checked one for the summer!

May 20, 2013

Quote of the Week

I've been playing around a lot lately (if you haven't noticed little tweaks to graphics, the blog header, collages, etc) with graphic design lately and I think I'm loving it.

Another thing that I've always been drawn to is quotes. For some reason sometimes a block of words really resonates with me and back before the time of pinterest, I had an entire email folder with different quotes I found on the interwebs that I would email to myself. Now, my "Words I Like" board seems to be one of my most popular, so I have a feeling others feel the same as I do about quotes.

I decided to try and have more structure on this little blog so every Monday I'll be working on my design and photography skills by combining quotes I like and photographs I take. 

I've been reminding myself of this phrase lately and have been taking even more walks than usual to try and get my head on straight. Work in progress :)

Happy Monday everyone.

xo n. 

May 8, 2013


I need some help people. Mainly, what the heck I'm doing with this little blog of mine. I love having this blog as a fun little side project to write and share all of the cool things, companies, products and clothes that I come across during my ample time online and my obsessive social media consumption. HOWEVER, lately I've felt a little lost. I'm sure you've noticed my sporadic posting. Part of this is due to me just being lazy after many hours staring at a computer all day. The other part is pretty much lack of direction. I know what I like to talk about, but I want to know what YOU my friends want to see. I've dabbled in a variety of posts, from DIYs to recipes to random companies and websites I like, to my most recent foray into outfit posts (that was a scary one). After this past weekend talking to a lot of younger girls at my college, I thought doing some posts of the "After College" type might be warranted. Aka, career and living-in-Manhattan insights. Basically, tell me what you want to see people! To get inside all your heads, I made this handy-dandy super quick survey below. I'd REALLY appreciate it if you filled it out! Especially all you "creepers" who I know read my blog secretly (though it's not so secret anymore because you all admitted it to me this past weekend--and I love you for it! Seriously, it made my week. Keep creeping. Hard. But fill out this survey too).

Thank you!

May 7, 2013

Spring Has Sprung


Hey friends, short post today. A few weeks ago I took a walk to my favorite place in the city, Central Park to check out the spring loveliness happening. It was a perfect day. I took my camera and a coffee and just took an afternoon stroll. 

There really are few things that make me happier than blue skies, spring temperatures, blooming flowers and sunshine.

Have a great Tuesday!