My first bite of the Big Apple

After carefully calculating two perfectly packed suitcases and a surprisingly smooth trip, I made it to my newfound New York City home last night. For the next six months I will be living at the Webster Apartments in Midtown (I think?). Apparently there are about 100 little neighborhoods within Manhattan, so bare with me until I sort them all out. So far, I’m loving the neighborhood that I’m in because it’s constantly packed with people and I doubt I will ever say the words “I’m bored” during these next few months.

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Lucky for me, I ran into an old friend at the airport yesterday who was also traveling to NYC, so I didn’t have to spend my first night eating dinner alone. Today, I spent the day in downtown with another friend who is spending a few days in the city. We visited Ground Zero, explored downtown, ate lunch in Little Italy, and finished up at Macy’s so I could buy myself a pillow in hopes of making my shoe box of a room a little more comfortable.

IMG_0303In regards to what I wore, I’m incredibly grateful for my time in Paris, because I’ve already had months of experience getting dressed in one of the best-dressed cities in the world. I’m also grateful for Paris, because I learned that just because a jacket or a pair of boots looks warm, doesn’t mean they actually are warm. With these two things in mind, I came prepared with wool jackets and fuzzy socks in tow.

Temperatures hung out in the 50s today, so there was no need for a parka and snow boots. I decided on a pair of Madewell skinny jeans, an Express coat that I’ve had since high school, Marc Fisher knee-high boots and an H&M over-sized scarf.

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My time in Paris also taught me that life becomes incredibly boring with only two handbags to pick from– so this time I brought five. Today I opted for my trusty Rebecca Minkoff top handle. I threw on a couple rings, and I was good to go!

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I’m so excited to see what’s to come in the next few months, and it all starts tomorrow with my first day as an accessories intern at Marie Claire. I cannot believe that something I’ve dreamed about for so long is actually becoming a reality in just a few hours. I think I’ve decided on the perfect outfit, and all of my nerves are slowly turning into excitement– at least until I walk into the Hearst Tower doors. Now, it’s time for me to hopefully fall asleep at a reasonable hour.

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