Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Gloomy Weather






This past weekend in New York was full of rain and no sun.  Instead of staying inside, I decided to head to the city and do some much needed Christmas shopping.  I got a lot done but after all that shopping, I was starving.  Headed back to Astoria and went to Bareburger, known for their grass-fed meats and organic and all natural cheeses.  The burger looked so good when it came out, I didn't even stop for a minute to take a picture and it ended up tasting even better than it looked.

Jeans - 7 for All Mankind
Sweater - Gap
Shoes - JustFab

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Laid Back






Sunday was one of those casual days spent running errands that turned into a spontaneous date night.  We stumbled across the cutest wine bar...  Diwine.  It is so cozy and the staff is so friendly.  They have a great selection of wine and small plates as well as entrees.  I can see us returning and making this our go to spot.
Jeans - Hanger boutique
Shirt - Express
Sweater - Forever XXI
Blazer - Express
Shoes - JustFab
Crochet cowl - DIY

Sunday, December 2, 2012

Black & Gold





December is already here and Christmas is my favorite time of year!  I put my tree up the day after Thanksgiving and finished decorating the apartment.  I will be heading home to Miami for Christmas but before I go, I want to make sure to enjoy the season in New York as much as possible.  Heading to holiday parties and eating holiday treats are some of the things I look most forward to and this weekend my aunt hosted a holiday dinner for all the cousins to get together.  It was great seeing everyone especially since we don't get to see each other too often.  
Skirt - Pepper boutique
Shirt - Pepper Boutique
Sweater - Banana Republic
Shoes - JustFab

Monday, November 26, 2012

Chilly Weekend






I had the pleasure of hosting one of my oldest friends and her husband this weekend.  It was so much fun showing them around, especially around our neighborhood.  So naturally, we had to take them to one of our favorite places for brunch.  This is our old faithful spot where you can always rely on the food and drinks to be amazing and a place where guests are sure to love, Sanfords.  The temperature dropped and the wind also picked up this past weekend which is the reason for all the layers.  I crocheted a few hats when I lived in LA but my friend, Shamika's hat was just too cute and now I am on a quest to find one that fits!
Pants - Hanger Boutique (Astoria)
Turtleneck - Macy's
Fur Vest - Romeo & Juliet
Hat - DIY
Jacket - BB Dakota
Shoes - Just FAb

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Giving Thanks



This year I got to spend Thanksgiving with my boyfriends family.  The house was filled with lot of food and family which is always a good time.  It is great to surround yourself with a family that is full of love and have welcomed me with open arms.  In addition, it was my first time trying candied yams and now it is my favorite thanksgiving dish, along with the Turkey of course.

Dress - Asos
Fur Collar - H&M
Purse - Aldo
Booties - Just Fab

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Black & White







I hope everyone enjoyed Veteran's Day.  Luckily I had the day off and the weather was beautiful.  I headed out to the Guggenheim Museum to see the Picasso Black & White Exhibit.  At the same time, I decided to go with black leather leggings and a black and white striped blouse.  This blouse has been in heavy rotation for the last few months.  It goes well with so many items in my closet.  Threw on a comfy blazer and an infinity scarf to keep warm and I was on my way.

Blazer - Express
Blouse - Pepper Boutique (Astoria)
Leggings - Topshop
Ankle Boots - Justfab

Monday, November 12, 2012

Comfort






Atomic Fire Balls 
The Perfect Storm

Fried Chicken & Homemade Waffle
With all the erratic weather in NY in the last few weeks, it was nice to have a warm day this weekend.  These sixty degrees days may not last long so I took full advantage and headed outside.  The cowl sweater was just warm enough and the faux fur vest added extra warmth for when the sun starts to set.  I love my purple heels which are surprisingly one of my most comfortable heels.  I wore this to find discover a new place for brunch at the Queens Comfort.  This BYOB spot is truly a neighborhood gem.  Its cozy atmosphere and pleasant staff are very welcoming and they even play classic wrestling on a projector screen!  I highly recommend the atomic fire balls which are little fried balls of mac and cheese topped with sriracha sauce.
Cargos- Banana Republic
Sweater - H&M
Vest - BB Dakota
Heels - Payless

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Celebration


So my test center was open and my test wasn't rescheduled.  In the end, it worked out better because I was ready to get it over with.  So after three excruciating hours of testing, I was ready to go out.  This is one of those dresses that you put on and it automatically makes you feel good!  I love the color and the fit.    Threw on an off-white trench and I was ready for a night on the town.

Dress - Marciano (old)
Coat - Marciano (old)
Shoes - Calvin Klein
Clutch - DIY Glitter clutch

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Halloween Spirit




Sorry its been so long since my last post, everyday after work, i've been studying for a big test that I had planned to take this Friday and then, unfortunately, NY had a visit from Hurricane Sandy.  Luckily, all my family and friends are all okay and Astoria didn't have too much damage.  My heart goes out to all those families who suffered losses in this disaster.  Being originally from Miami, I am used to hurricanes but never expected to experience them here in NY.  So now, I will be rescheduling my exam and hopefully be able to get that over with soon.

In the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, I have had to work from home and without realizing, I hadn't left home in three days.  So today, I headed to my favorite deli, European Deli on 31st street, and wore orange in honor of Halloween.  Didn't get the opportunity to partake in any costume parties this year but the least I could do was get in the spirit.  It was great seeing parents walking their kids in their costumes gathering candy.

Jean - 7 for all Mankind
Sweater - H&M
Jacket - Express
Shoes - JustFab
Necklace - Amrita Singh  

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Burgundy & Brunch





Bloody Mary included with Brunch

Mofongo with Shrimp

My BF had a friend visiting from D.C. this past weekend and made it the perfect time to try out a new brunch spot.  It also gave me an opportunity to wear my new favorite color this season.  These pants are so comfortable and the color is so much more versatile than I expected.  For brunch, we went to Fatty's Cafe, a adorable and quaint spot that you wouldn't even notice right away.  We drove right by before realizing where it was.  Their brunch menu has traditional favorites as well as Dominican inspired options.  The brunch menu also includes a choice of one mimosa, Bloody Mary, or limeade.  My personal favorite is the Bloody Mary.  We will definitely be returning here soon.

Sweater - Romeo & Juliet
Pants - Hanger boutique (Astoria)
Shoes - Kenneth Cole (old) 

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Fall Transition





For most people, Fall is their favorite season.  Personally, I love Summer and the ability to never have to wear a jacket (which could stem from my growing up in Miami ;) Well fall is here and the days are already much chillier.  This dress was a summer staple of mine and now with the addition of a sweater coat, I can happily keep wearing it in the coming months.

Leopard dress - Asos
Sweater Coat - H&M


Sunday, September 30, 2012

Breaking the rules




I remember when I would visit my cousins in New York and they would tell me how awful it was to wear white after Labor Day.  Boy, have times have changed.  That may have been, um, a good number  of years ago...but now white is popular year round.  I love the crispness of white and how elegant it looks.  I don't miss those rules.

Top - Ena Boutique (Astoria)
Blazer - H&M
Pants - Uniqlo
Shoes - JustFab