Saturday, July 06, 2013

Lucky Me!

Why is this woman smiling?????
It's because I won a trip to New York City! I.know. I so freaking know, I feel the same way! I won't give out too many details yet but I'll be flying to the NYC the week of July 15th through the17th and I need some guidance. I need to know where to go, where to eat and where to shop. Ok, I really just need to know where to shop. I'll only be in New York for two days so I gotta hit the ground running. Okay, okay, you can tell me where to eat too I guess.  A girl's gotta refuel.

(Shoes are from Zara. Their summer sale has given me life.)

As some of you know I went to New York last September and had a blast so I'm looking forward to visiting again. The best part of  this visit: It's on someone else's dime. I also won a $500 gift card and have a photoshoot scheduled. I.know!!!!!! 

Bracelets: InPink; Sam Moon; Forever 21
Tee: New York newsstand
Shorts: Levi's; old
Bag: Zara

I'm looking for items unique to New York so I want to shop thrift stores, flea markets, or anything that we don't have in Dallas. I'll be there Monday through Wednesday so I'm not sure if that makes a difference for shopping. Funky earrings, chunky necklaces, anything African print, bold colors or printed anything will send my heart into overdrive so tell me where to go. I'll be in Soho but I'm down for riding the train too, my Metro card is still active!

I'm also in a quandry as to how I want to wear my hair. Keep the braids or curly sew in? I'm terrified of them messing up my hair at the photoshoot so this is why I am not opting to wear my natural hair. What say you people? 

Help me out. For real. I need you guys! 

"If I were to say 'God, why me?' about the bad things, then I should say 'God, why me?' about the good things that happen in my life." ~Arthur Ashe


YoyosFashions said...

Super cute!! As always!! I have all theses items you are wearing!! I must do this look also!! Great style you have!!!!

melissa ward said...

Chic look .... Congrats

Jamie J said...

Congrats! !! I say keep the braids in....they will not want to take them have fun!

Anonymous said...

Keep the braids. Have big fun. Check out restaurant row , near times square. Man, does this mean we have to wait 2 weeks for new pics. Shoot!

Coline Chavaroche said...

J'adore les sandales :)

Bon dimanche ma belle!


Coline ♡

Drea the Diva said...

I live in new york born and raised and I can tell you exactly where to shop at. In regards to jewlery we have our warehouse located on 32 nd street and sixth ave you can get all jewlery there for cheap. Flea markets we usually don't have in the city. There are some goodwill stores that you can check out as well as some vintage shops. Soho is also a nice place to shop. For your hair you could either have your braids or sew in. If you want to know more places you can email me at congrats again new york is a great place with so much to see and do.

Http://www.onlyonedivadrea.blogspot. com

Simplybee said...

Since you my play cuzin..Ima hook ya up!..Now remember sugar these are my opinions so dont fuss me out but here goes! lol
Eats: Red Rooster in Harlme, Lukes Lobster east west village locations, Gabriellas Mexican Upper West Side 94th columbus Ave. And NO! these places will not have you clutching your heart like Fred Sandford going to join Elizabeth.
Shopping: Top Shop, Piperline all in Soho and if you can make it down to Wall St Century 21 and check out Trinity for jewelry african inspired def 116th or 125th in Harlem but tell my Africans brothas your cuzin lives here so dont be tyring to hype the prices! lol
Thrift: My go to place is always Buffalo Exchange on 27th? btw 6th & 7th Ave and Goodwill 25th btw 6th & 7th.
Have fun sweetie and congratulations! You deserve all good thangs!
FYI the fare done went up so make sure you refilled that Metrocard! and please dont let hustle man hanging out by the metrocard machines sell ya anythang!

Simplybee said...

sorry bout the errors, but I am at work and was ducking my boss being nosy every 5 minutes! lol
Have a blast J!!!

laniza said...

I love the quote by Arthur Ashe. I think you should keep the braids. Have fun!

Corie said...

That is awesome! I love NY. I had to give it a break...I started to think that I actually lived there. I know you're going to have fun. I wish I knew of some unique shopping places. Oh! your shoes are so cute!

Tammie said...

Only a TRUE person of style can male a "I Love NY" themed outfit and rock it out! How much do i LOVE those striped platforms?
I think you should keep the braids! They look awesome and they are no muss no fuss! Especially since you want to really take in NYC!
Congrats on your winning!!! YooooHoooooo!

Chastity Valentine said...

Um so jealous..have fun!!!

Sing of Singature Style said...

Congrats on winning the trip. I like your braids, now and for the photo shoot. The shoes are great.

Kris Koffee said...

CONGRATULATIONS!!!!!! Love the themed outfit

Nikkipooh said...

Hey boo! LOL You have all the luck in the world! That's good living. Gimme your address! I want a shirt! Aint I'm gonna come raid that closet, get that purse and those shoes:) You are something else!

Sunny LouisvilleSlugger said...

Congratulations!! My vote is for braids, they look good on you.

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Carsedra McKoy said...

I am late on this I know, but congrats on your upcoming trip to the NY!!! And I say keep the braids, I think they are so cute!!!

Love your outfit, those shoes are too cute!! I love that quote too, something we should all think before we ask God why!!

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