We Moved to Brooklyn!!!

“It’s a Beautiful day in the new neighborhood”

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It finally happened, Chris and I have moved to Brooklyn, NY! Last year I set a goal for myself, to move and it wasn’t easy. After months of working to save,  a couple identity crisis meltdowns and learning how to really be frugal,  I’m finally here.

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“Patience is a virtue” is now my life motto. I’m beaming with gratitude every time I walk down the street of my new neighborhood,  and it’s all thanks to the journey it took me to get here. I feel alive,  I really do.

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LOOK MOM & DAD I’m holding keys to my first apartment! I feel like that’s the only commentary appropriate for this photo.

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Our coffee spot. I’ve been to Pel’s Pies everyday since we moved. They have good iced coffee, a backyard with picnic tables, fast wifi and reasonable prices. It also has that aesthetic, you know what I mean.

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Just a happy girl wearing big red pants in Brooklyn.

XX EM

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Can I move in? Orrrrr….

Seed to Stem

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If you live in the Metrowest, Western Mass area and haven’t made a trip to Green St. in Worcester I’m telling you now, DO IT.  Besides housing the new location of Seed to Stem, whom I’ve blogged about before at their old location (here) there’s also the incredible antique shop Crompton Collective downstairs and Birch Tree Bread Company upstairs (who I’ve also raved about.)

Continue reading “Can I move in? Orrrrr….”

Outbound| Outfit Details

 

OUTBOUND | Outfit Details

All black everything, well almost. The jeans are Zara, leather jacket LF, top is Uniglo and the shoes are Asos. Not sure if I 100% love the shoes with this look, I’d prefer sneakers or black boots but I wanted to get out of my comfort zone.

I ALMOST FORGOT the sunglasses are vintage from 1966 bought at the Brooklyn flee market and the lipstick is Mac.

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The location is important because it’s one of the last stops on the commuter rail in the town where I grew up. It symbolizes my move to Brooklyn – really, really outbound.

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EM XX

CitizenM | Hotel Review

YO, I think I know where you’re going to stay next time you’re in Manhattan.

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On the corner of Broadway and 50th St. you’ll find the CitizenM resting between NYC architecture in all its Dutch designed glory. It’s modern and eye catching. The walls are filled with thoughtful ‘”nick nacks” and exaggerated decor. Pops of color balance out the black colored wood and furniture. The hotel makes you feel like you’re on vacation – even if you’re in a familiar city. Besides the maid service, food,  and bartending – you’re given the control. You check yourself in and do your thing.

Even the elevator was cool.

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The rooms are simplified in the best way possible – just an XL Large bed against a wall length window. Everything is iPad controlled – including the color of the room…. I know… once again, so cool.

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Purple was our color of choice.

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Falling asleep to the city lights and waking up in skyscraper shadows was glorious. Also, the temperature of the room was perfect – I like a chilled room when I sleep so I can cocoon myself in the blankets. If a cold room isn’t your jam, you can adjust the temp.

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When you reserve a room you’re given a secret message to tell the bartender for a free drink. I can’t express to you how excited my boyfriend was to do that. CitizenM has a beautiful rooftop bar with indoor and outdoor seating. We got both our drinks for free, both very good, and our bartender was awesome. We enjoyed happy hour with bar snacks and an unforgettable view.

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The outdoor rooftop. Obviously had Chris take picture but the wind wasn’t having it.

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We bopped around that night using all the NYC recommendations CitizenM offers you on the iPad. We had pizza at the B Side and ran across the street for a night cap. Everything was in walking distance.

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I’m always really sad to leave NY. That morning we grabbed a quick breakfast with the recommendation from the guy at the front desk. Really good coffee – and I work for a coffee roaster so I have a genuine opinion. Then we were off. Only 2 months now until we call NYC home. THANK GOD.

Also, shout out to our Uber driver for being amazing and telling us everything he possible could in the 10 minutes he had with us including “perfection is boring” as we walked off. I couldn’t have asked for a better anniversary with my love.

EM X

Looks I’m Loving

Ever find yourself in a wardrobe slump? I have picked up a few new pieces here and there, meaning my ideas for styling them are endless but at the moment my closet isn’t very inspiring.  “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” or “No New Clothes Till Brooklyn”? I’m doing my best to work with what I got – I mean I really can’t complain I have a lot, lots of which I should donate and hope too (check out my Poshmark – @enoves.) Here are a couple looks I’ve comprised if you’re looking for a little closet inspiration yourself these days! Inspired by Danielle Bernstein from We Wore What – she’s a classic. EM X

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Graphic T – $34 Urban Outfitter HERE
Faux Leather Jacket – $100 Topshop HERE
Chino Trousers – $49.90 Zara HERE
Shoes – $495 Celiné
Perfume – $105 Commodity HERE

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Blazer – $169.00 Zara HERE
Jeans – $34.99 H&M HERE
Sneakers – $55 Vans HERE
Hoodie – Sketchy Tank 59.95 HERE
Choker – $180 Adinas Jewels HERE

Bedford-STYLEvesant

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SLEEVES. Exaggerated,  embellished, frilly, fun – sleeves are probably the easiest trend to conquer this Spring and I am *toot toot on board! WHERE? Zara has so many sleeve statements it’s easy to get lost in the frill of it all. I picked up this pullover along with a couple other pieces you’ll see in my next post (all about Brooklyn.)  The jeans? Ya, they were $10 on sale at H&M, I know, I don’t know why either. The belt is Gucci and shoes are also Zara, last season. Oh right, the glasses! Stole them from my friend on Halloween, thank you IParty. When you’re saving every last penny for a move (hint hint) making the most of your closet and sales are the key.

Special thanks to Rosie for taking these photos and being a bomb ass host.

Love you all,

EM XX

Editorial Time Capsule: Italian Vogue 1990

 

“The Sisters”

Italian Vogue, Summer 1990

Styled by Alice Gentilucci and photographed by Ellen Von Unwerth

Linda Evangelista & Christy Turlington

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Fashion is a constant evolution, so for one to say that style triumphed  at a specific time is relative, but damn those 9o’s.  I watched the film “Unzipped” when I came home from Brooklyn for NYE. Naomi Campbell,Linda Evangelista, Christy Turlington, Kate Moss & Cindy Crawford all being candid. I’ve been aware of these supermodels my entire life but never zoomed in.

It’s easy to become infatuated with these women. They’re beautiful, fashionable, & mysterious. In a world of Hadids, Jenners, and Victoria Secret fashion shows I’ve been feeling inspirationally stale. I’m not saying these women are not gorgeous and talented, I’ve just been feeling a bored from their media saturation. I recommend seeking out editorials of the past by photographers, stylists and creators to give you a push in a new direction. X em