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New York Packing List

New York, Here I Come

In two days I will be off to New York and being the procrastinator I am, I have not started to pack. This weekend’s forecast will be rainy on Friday/Saturday with the temperature in the 50/60’s throughout the weekend.

A few notes to start with:

  1. I was born and raised in Florida, anything below 70 degrees is cold for me.
  2. I always pack more than I should because I change my mind so frequently about what I want to wear on a given day.

Packing List

  • First and foremost, I always pack my pajamas. I have an obsession with cute pajamas so I have a drawer full of them to pick from. I am super into wearing my button down shirt and pajama shorts so I have a feeling that is what I will be packing this weekend. It helps that they are broken in from having washed them so many times already. The one I’ll be packing is this one. Another option, which I also have, is this one. Some other options are this one, this one (I also have this set), and this one.
  • I love to wear leggings. When the weather is cool the way it will be when I’m in New York is the best time to wear leggings. I am a huge Lululemon fan and own an obscene amount of their leggings, some that I will be taking are this one and this one. I also recently received a pair from a new brand called Girlfriend Collective, here is a review from Who What Wear about their new leggings (they do fit pretty fabulously).
  • I have three oversized  sweatshirts from Zara that I am obsessed with. Those will definitely be packed because they are so comfortable it feels like you’re in pajamas the entire time. Here is a similar version to what I have in pink, black, and off white.
  • Of course, I need to take some long sleeve shirts. I’ll probably get some simple long sleeved t-shirts at Uniqlo or Target, maybe Zara has.
  • Light weight jackets. I have picked out four jackets I might choose from for this weekend. I am definitely taking my oversized Toy Story jean jacket from Forever 21. Then I am trying to decide between taking my leather jacket, my Tory Burch short trench coat, or my Who What Wear satin bomber jacket. Decisions, Decisions.

Image result for forever 21 toy story oversized jean jacketSimilar embroidered jackets here, here, and here.

Missing Anything?

You obviously can’t forget your phone charger. I’ll also be taking my laptop to finish a final while I’m there so I need my laptop and charger. Since I have an Apple Watch, I need to take that charger and the charger for my BeatsX headphones. Of course the usual undergarments and socks must be included. And you can’t forget any last minute details like sunglasses, a book, magazine, or iPad.

Overall, I’m really excited about my trip. There’s just something about the concrete jungle that does it for me. If I could live there, I would. Hands down.

Thank You! March of Dimes Edition

I want to thank everyone for the love and support I received for this years March of Dimes, March for Babies. We were able to raise $1550! That more than doubled last year’s fundraising goal and pushed us into the Circle of Champions.

Donations are open through June 30th if anyone else would like to donate, but from the bottom of my heart I want to say THANK YOU. I couldn’t have done it without you.

Donate here.

The First Monday in May

On the first Monday in May, the fashion event of the year occurs: the Met Gala. This years Met Gala celebrated Comme des Garçons designer Rei Kawakubo. Rei Kawakubo is a Tokyo-based designer and a legend. His eye for fashion is groundbreaking and boundary-pushing (to say the least). Kawakubo is known for bold, experimental clothing, and his designs have an stern aesthetic and cult-like following. Last night we saw fashion go from one extreme of the spectrum to another, it was definitely boundary-pushing for some and full of art and class for others.

Let’s talk about who I felt was “best” and “worst” dressed at this years Met Gala. It is extremely hard to just pick one best dressed outfit for the night where there were so many wonderful, and breathtaking choices to choose from so this list is in no way shape or form a from best to worst dressed. It will reflect my personal reviews of who was “best dressed” and who’s outfits I considered to be “worst dressed” overall.

Met Gala 2017

Best Dressed

Bella Hadid in custom Alexander Wang

Michael B Jordan in Ralph Lauren

Kate Hudson in Stella McCartney

Reese Witherspoon in Mugler

Paris Jackson in Calvin Klien by Appointment

Gisele Bündchen in Stella McCartney; Tom Brady in Tom Ford

Karlie Kloss in Carolina Herrera

Jennifer Lopez in Valentino; Alex Rodriguez in Tom Ford

Blake Lively in Atelier Versace

Mary-Kate Olsen and Ashley Olsen

Adriana Lima in custom Alberta Ferretti

Kendall Jenner in La Perla

Selena Gomez in Coach

Candice Swanepoel in Topshop

Daisy Ridley in Oscar de la Renta

Kylie Jenner in Versace

Dakota Johnson in Gucci

Emma Roberts in Diane von Furstenberg

Katie Holmes in Zac Posen

  

Kim Kardashian West in Vivienne Westwood

Lily Collins in Giambattista Valli

Chrissy Teigen in custom Marchesa and John Legend in Burberry

ASAP Rocky in Calvin Klien by Appointment

Gigi Hadid in Tommy Hilfiger

Gwenyth Paltrow in Calvin Klein by Appointment

Worst Dressed

Julianne Moore in Calvin Klein by Appointment

Kerry Washington in Michael Kors Collection

Sofia Richie in Topshop

Maggie Gyllenhaal in Marni

Felicity Jones in Erdem

Sean Combs in Rick Owens

Lena Dunham in Elizabeth Kennedy

Emmy Rossum in Carolina Herrera

Lily Aldridge in Ralph Lauren

Mandy Moore in Michael Kors Collection

Cara Delevingne in Chanel

Halle Berry in Versace

Rhianna in Comme des Garçons

Who’s your favorite or least favorite? Leave me a comment below and let me know if you agree or think someone else should have been on the list!

If you want to see the red carpet live full of all the looks from their night, go to Vogue and check it out!