Wednesday, August 21, 2019

Dog (Delivery) Days Of Summer

I am sure you can guess but I am more like the girl on the right...
except I usually do have a dog with me haha

My parents are (finally) back from Italy!
I still miss this view, maybe I'll get to see it again myself next summer...

Since they are back, we delivered their package (their dog Stanley)
he is clearly excited!
Barry is clearly sad that he is not sitting in my lap...

Enjoying a fun white mani & played with some polish that I got from Thailand.
Rings are both Julie Vos (obviously!)

Got some new Colle Sannita swag and Basilone Day gear, 
my sister got me a Dove lotion pot 
because we have been looking for them in the US and cannot find them!
& a kinder egg!

We stopped by Jughandle Brewing for some growlers, 
we took home the Hopshorne Medusa IPA and Mosaic Pale Ale (both delicious!)

I was surprised when my parents wanted to get pizza but we went out to Pete & Eldas,
a famous shore pizza place, I haven't been here in forever but the pizza is delicious!

We headed to the Belmar Fishing Club for some drinks and to talk on the sand!

 Absorbing every last minute of summer!




What I Wore: glasses- Faniel Eyewear via 1010 Optics, lips- via Ipsy, necklaces- Julie Vos, tank- vintage, shorts- Old Navy, flats- vintage, bag- Kate Spade 

This is what I got when asked Charlie to "take cute candid photos"
wth.





Woke up to this bull max relaxing,
my sister is on vacay & we got to hang out with this long tongue:

& we got to visit my sister Silvia's new kitty Colby!
Follow this cutie pie on his new instagram: @catmancolby

Loving my little growing fur family!
I am a cat auntie!
😻

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Tuesday, August 20, 2019

"I'm starting to be where I need to be"

"Last year I was a trainwreck, now I'm just a mess
I'm letting go so I don't lose myself
I'm starting to be where I need to be...
It feels like I've been taking the long way for a while now
Haven't been at home in more years than I care to say
I keep letting my past cover what the present shouldn't be
What I shouldn't be"

Shout out to my coworker/friend Olivia for sharing this song with me
 in my amazing "emma!" custom playlist on Spotify {you're the best!}

Today marks exactly one year since I started my career in fashion, 
& since then have moved to my Wholesale Fulfillment Manager position 
(yes I got a promotion!!) 
at the jewelry company Julie Vos and am LOVING it!

It really is true, your entire life can change in a year!


Felt very Carrie Bradshaw in today's outfit:
{source: an oldie from @michelgypsywarrior on Instagram, from Sex & The City}






What I Wore: glasses- Zenni Optical, necklace- Kendra Scott, top- Target, skirt- Who What Wear x Target, flats- Chanel {gift from my hubby} 



 Had an even more Carrie Bradshaw moment when we went to a going away party after work,
I mean LOOK at this VIEW!
🏙




I mean this could pic could be me and my coworkers:

I loved this post from my friend Walter on Facebook:


Even though I am incredibly happy with my career change and my new life,
it is still amazing to get these messages from former students:
😭
Teaching feels like a lifetime ago,
 but at least my students are continuing to pass on my love for science and they will continue to inspire the next generation and I am so proud!

The more I think about my transition into the fashion world from teaching science, 
it becomes more and more obvious that I should have known
 that this was what I was suppose to be doing the whole time. 

I was talking to my dad and he said that he recently had my high school history teacher in his office as a patient and she asked what I was up to and my dad told her that I recently started a career in fashion and she said she was not surprised because she still has a handbag that I made from old jeans in high school.
I had totally forgotten about those bags that I made, I used to cut the pants, 
splatter paint them and embroider them.

I looked at my dad and said "WHY WAS I NOT IN FASHION SCHOOL FROM THE START?!"
Seriously! 
I have always loved this shit! 

Then I started thinking even further back to when my obsession with fashion started and here is a quick list (in no particular order)

"I should have known":

1. I have been making and selling string bracelets since I was a CHILD,
complete with a huge string kit (completely organized by color of course)
2. My favorite part of Italy as a kid was looking at all the high end shops, roaming markets and shopping!
3. I made those up cycled denim bags and sold them to everyone 
& I used to custom distress and paint my jeans
4. I have been constantly inspired by people's personal style since before I can remember, 
I would always think "Why do people choose to wear what they wear, where do they get their clothes and how do they put together outfits" (had these thoughts WAY before I started blogging)
5. There was nothing better than buying a Teen Vogue magazine (especially before a flight)
6. Speaking of those magazines, I used to cut out inspiring pictures and collect things I loved and collage them into a "year folder" that I would tape together and carry all year, I need to dig these out of my parents house, I know they are somewhere!
7. Highlights of my childhood were trips where my mom used to take us to NYC to stay in a hotel and explore!
8. One of my favorite parts of being in a sorority at Rider was picking fabric for my letters
9. I have loved thrifting and putting together different outfits forever
10. I have been obsessed with finding fun/bright/sparkly eyewear since I was in 8th grade!

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Monday, August 19, 2019

GOOD MORNING AMERICA! I got to see Chance The Rapper :: 65th & Ingleside? More like 5th & 71st!

Still loving the jam "65th & Ingleside" from the last Chance The Rapper drop:
Except it wasn't 65th & Ingleside it was 5th & 71st 
when I woke up at 4 am to take a much earlier train into NYC 
to see Chance The Rapper preform on Good Morning America in Central Park!


This was definitely me getting ready on Friday morning but it was 4 am not 6...
(and this was still me this morning to be honest...)


Made my way uptown on my old subway lines that I used to take to work everyday



I still can't believe that I actually got up and went all the way up town to see Chance...
not sure I would recommend because the all the TV breaks/commercials were so annoying.
He really only got to play a couple of new songs 
from his new "The Big Day" album that just came out








See the whole Good Morning America episode HERE
& I can be seen in the corner of some shots!

Headed back downtown to go to work!






What I Wore: glasses- c/o Zenni Optical, lips- Moroccan color changing lipstick, earrings- Julie Vos "Penelope Stud Small", top- Whoa Wait Walmart, cardigan- Target, flats- Old Navy, flats- The Webster x Target



Chance played "Hot Shower" & "Let's Go On The Run" on Good Morning America 
and really put in the energy, even for 8 am!

Personally, I've been rocking out to "Slide Around"

Added all those jams to my 2019 Spotify Playlist!


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