March 29, 2013

Where Are You, Spring?

I keep buying pretty spring things, but alas, all I can do is stare at them. It's still super chilly down here in NYC, so new clothes will just have to wait. 

P.S. can you tell I'm having an identity crisis? I can't help but be attracted to super feminine  flowy pieces, and at the same time anything with studs. Either way. hurry up Mother Nature! I'm over my winter wardrobe, bring on the dress weather!


My wonderful friend Rachael started a great new series on her blog, She's doing interviews called "Her Story" and I got to be the lucky first one! Her blog is so awesome and I love the questions she asked, so you should probably go check it out :)

Let me know what you think! 

March 21, 2013

Struggle City.

Sorry for my silence everyone. I was on a blogging roll for a while, but this week has just been one of those weeks.


It was pretty much just a rough week and not my most productive. Fortunately, it's almost over. I'm headed home for the weekend tomorrow and can't freaking wait. 

Here's to home-cooked meals, comfy homes, the weekend, and a fresh start next week.

I'll be back Monday!

xo n.

March 15, 2013

Happy Friday

Ah, Friday has arrived. Finally. 

Not much to say over here as it's been a pretty uneventful week (work, gym, dinner, shower, bed, repeat. I'm wild, I know). Only exciting this this week is the little blog-ish things I've been playing around with. (NEW HEADER!). I've been tweaking and playing a lot with the design and such so expect more and more changes over here! Also, yesterday I made my first collage...whatdya think? Seems like little things, but they seem big after reading so many blogs all these years!

Well, that's all I got. Hope everyone has a fun St. Patrick's Day this weekend!

xo n. 

p.s., random picture I know. I made these sweet little mini homemade confetti cupcakes with my cousin last Sunday. Polka dot wrappers! Perfection....and so delicious.

March 13, 2013

Shiny Ponies

So, lets talk shoes. 
I've always liked shoes, but they're just never something I've invested in in the past. Lately though, something in me has changed. ALL I WANT ARE SHOES. For some reason everywhere I look I just find the most beautiful shoes. Flats, heels, wedges, name it, I want it. I have a running list.

Every season J.Crew undoubtedly produces some of the most beautiful ones. I'm constantly perusing their website and stores wishing I had enough pennies in the bank. Alas, I never do (one day?!). I also stumbled upon this video interview with Jenna Lyons (one of my number one girl crushes in life) where she talks about J.Crew shoes, and how when they turn out perfect, they call them "Shiny Ponies". Kind of perfect. 

Her shoe collection is where dreams are made of. Can someone please get me those floral/sparkle business-in-the-front-party-in-the-back heels? Woah.

Anyway, here are some current ones I'd love to add to my closet at the moment (I could barely choose!).

March 12, 2013

Weekend Snapshots.

Sometimes you just need to buy yourself bright flowers. Men, take note. I like tulips.
 Some new beauty splurges with my Birchbox points. Already obsessed with that eyeko eyeliner.
Gorgeous array of spices while exploring Chelsea Market.
I found the start of Spring on the Highline!
Sunday afternoon spent with a favorite friend drinking coffee, exchanging books and talking blogs.
Kindred spirits. Everyone should check out this lovely lady's blog as well.
Willing it to be spring with a favorite bright necklace.

Just some random snapshots from this past weekend. It was a busy, but wonderful one spent exploring the city, eating lots of food with family in town, seeing an amazing Broadway show, Once, baking cupcakes, and chatting with friends. 

Here's to hoping this week goes fast so we can all get to the weekend again!

xo n. 

March 11, 2013

Monday Inspiration.


Hey Monday. Man, you come so quick and are kind of brutal. Especially when I wake up and it's really, really dark out.

Basically sometimes on a Monday you just need to wear something SUPER bright and get the day started. I absolutely love this outfit by one of my favorite bloggers, Blair. Neon full skirt + black & white stripes = perfection.

Get in my closet please.

Have a wonderful day!

xo n.

March 8, 2013

Women Who Inspire

Hey Friends! Happy International Women's Day! I was invited by Birchbox along with a few other bloggers to pin to their #WomenWhoInspire board on Pinterest. They teamed up with Elizabeth Arden to create this board and there's some awesome inspirational quotes by amazing women. It's genuinely a great collection of women that inspire for all different reasons. 

Feel free to check out the board and help spread the message of empowering women by re-pinning from the board.

To all the ladies out there that read this blog, I love you and appreciate you, and you are all amazing in your own unique ways. Happy International Women's Day again!

xo N

March 7, 2013

February Glam Bag

So this is REALLY late. This is my February Glam Bag that I got pretty much...3 weeks ago. I took the pictures immediately and the post has just been sitting here. I planned on doing a video, but honestly I look so ragged everyday when I come home from work that I didn't want to subject anyone to that. So this is what you get, sorry folks.

Anyway about this bag, it was prettyyyy awesome this month. I mean mascara, primer, eyeliner and eyeshadow? I'll be using pretty much EVERYTHING in this bag. I've also never tried any of these products before so they're all new to me! I definitely wasn't disappointed (though the actual bag was just a plain, black makeup bag).

So that brings me to the news. It saddens me to say I've cancelled both my Glam Bag and Birchbox subscriptions. I've really enjoyed both of them (and am still a huge Birchbox fan especially), but I'm trying this new thing called "saving" and attempting to get my finances on track, and it's getting pretty extreme in my world.  I've even cut my cable...for anyone that knows me, knows I'm pretty much devastated.

Alas, that's the (un)glamorous life of being 24 in Manhattan. 

In the meantime I still have a bunch of beauty treats to share on this blog that I purchased before I cut myself off , so no worries!