Monday, April 2, 2012

NY Fashion Week F/W 2012

MinkPink faux fur coat, Brandy Melville sweater, Forever21 leather shorts, Jeffrey Campbell boots

I know, I know. A little late, much? These were taken during my visit to Lincoln Center for New York Fashion Week back in February! I can't tell you how exciting it was to simply be in the presence of impeccably stylish folks at this legendary venue (I had been to Lincoln Center previously for the New York City Ballet and the Metropolitan Opera but never for NYFW!). Oh and being photographed by countless photographers was pretty rad as well ;-)

Exciting news since my last update: I got a job in SoHo in February, and needless to life has become even more fast-paced and busy. School, work, and most importantly, exploring New York City leaves me with little time to blog properly. I barely have enough time to sleep (can you say caramel macchiato?) or grocery shop. Luckily there's Duane Reade for quick breakfast purchases consisting of assorted instant oatmeal boxes and half gallons of milk. I wouldn't have it any other way...although I do wish I could blog more and share more of my amazing NYC adventures with y'all.

I've never felt so alive and exhausted all at once.

xoxo from NYC,

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

E 13th st

Topshop motorcycle jacket, Necessary Clothing chunky asymmetrical sweater, Jeffrey Campbell shoes, Urban Outfitters watercolor knapsack + jegging, Uniqlo heat tech socks

Jacket on or jacket off? Took my fav moto jacket off long enough to snap these pics in order to show the asymmetry of this chunky knit sweater I found for a great price in SoHo. Then quickly threw the jacket back on due to NYC's winter chill. Took my new Jeffrey Campbells out for a spin today, which are surprisingly comfortable, minus slight pinky toe squishing, but it could just be the way I was walking.

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

caught on film around SoHo

Topshop headband & leather moto jacket with detachable fur. thrifted Doc Martens & sunnies

Playing around with a film camera in one of my favorite neighborhoods in NYC -- SoHo. Cobblestone streets, endless boutiques, street vendors selling everything from eclectic jewelry to art created out of NYC subway maps, the perfect mix of both designer + affordable shops, impeccably dressed people...need I list more reasons why I am completely enamored with this neighborhood? These photos were taken on a warm day (40 degrees!) last week. Had you asked me five months ago what I thought of any weather below 50 degrees, I would've responded with a shiver & a simple, "that's freezing!" Never did I think I'd ever use "40 degrees" & "warm" together in the same sentence.

I believe it's safe to say I've adjusted to the weather here...

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Happy New Year from NYC!

MinkPink faux fur coat, Topshop headpiece, American Apparel chiffon button-up, Forever21 leather shorts, Uniqlo tights & socks, H&M boots

It's been a few months and a couple of season changes since I last posted, hasn't it? (these photos were taken on Christmas Day in Central Park!) My apologies, dear readers. Life in the Big Apple has been a dream. Every day offers something new to see and experience. New York food, New York subways, New York shopping, New York sights, New York energy, New York state of mind -- I'm madly in love with this city. I'm exactly where I want to be. Oh & speaking of seasons...having lived in Hawai'i all of my life where the temperatures fluctuate year-round between 60s-80s, moving to New York City where four seasons exist was quite a change! Never in my life has seasonal dressing become so relevant! At times it poses a bit of a fashion challenge when temperatures dip below 20 & I'm scrambling to assemble an outfit that won't a.) cause me to suffer from hypothermia (my hands are usually the first to freeze!) and b.) cause me to resemble the Michelin man in horrid puffer coats (sorry, North Face). But hey, I love a challenge, specifically fashion-related ones. heheh.

Granted, I miss blogging terribly but life has been so fast paced lately that I'm hardly home & find little time to sit down and blog properly. I made a New Year's resolution about a month ago to make more of an effort to blog -- I promise to post as frequently as possible. I have been taking a multitude of photos since I moved here, however. I'd say I've filled up about three SD memory cards or so...

I really want to get back into the swing of blogging & sharing my personal style & snapshots of NYC life with all of you!

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Greetings from New York City!

In SoHo

The view from the Empire State Building

Bleecker street wanderings:

Outfit 1: Asymmetrical button-up blouse - Wasteland in San Francisco; American Apparel shorts
Outfit 2: American Apparel shorts + belt

Hello, lovers! I know, I know. I've been incredibly inactive here. My apologies! I moved to New York City for school on August 20th. Since then, my life has been jam-packed with excitement every single day, to say the least. The energy in this city is electrifying. I love how there’s something new to see and experience everywhere I go. The subways, the buses, the hustle & bustle — I’m completely enamored with this gorgeous city and consider myself unbelievably fortunate to be here. Have you ever wanted something so badly & dreamed about it for years upon years then finally had it grasped firmly in your plum-manicured hands only to be overcome with a pleasantly overwhelmed sensation every night? It's been difficult to fall asleep on certain nights due to this inexplicable excitement (and from late night/early morning escapades around Manhattan lol).

These photos were taken back in August when I first arrived here, on several sweltering-hot summer days in the city. I've got many more photos to share, so stay tuned!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

& the countdown begins

American Eagle Outfitters sweater courtesy of Logan; American Rag lace skirt; Target wedges; F21 purse

Here's a simple, seemingly breezy outfit I threw together in the early morning, before the weather hit mid-80s, which was about the temperature in town when these photos were snapped. Needless to say, I was melting in this unforgiving sweater!

I have two weeks left in Hawaii before my big move to New York City. Many preparations are still in order before I can step foot on that plane. Starting with packing of course, which I have yet to begin. I'll be staying in San Francisco for a week en route to New York City, so please feel free to recommend any and all notable places I must visit in both cities, as it'll be my first time in both the City by the Bay and the Big Apple!