5.15.2015

The Unknown Path

Sweater: H&M (gift)  /  Coat: Mom's Closet  /  Scarf: Ross  /  Pants: Forever 21  /  Shoes: Steve Madden  /  Sticker: NYU :-) 


The smell of the unknown future...
It's crazy to think of what the universe has already planned for me. I originally did not think to apply to New York University because my parents didn't want me to go out of state. But I applied anyway because I just had to know if I would even have a chance. Surprisingly, I got in. I was dumbfounded. I'd spent the entire year with the mindset that I would go to school in California, and this was the curve ball that I was not expecting. 

If you love something, let it go...
It's funny how much this quote applies to me now. I loved NYU and I fell in love with I visited the campus (curse you feelings!!!), but deep down inside I knew that I had to be realistic. So I chose to stay in California. Let's not talk about the heartbreak and tears. On the real-Can you blame me? I look so good in violet. *tears*

The universe has a plan...
But the universe had a plan. It allowed me to revisit New York and fall in love with the concrete jungle. If I hadn't applied to NYU, I would've never known how much I loved New York. Yeah I didn't end up accepting NYU but...ISN'T THAT JUST CRAZY?!?!??!?!? Ugh, the universe just boggles my mind sometimes.

Anyway, after our NYU Orientation, we stopped by a place that I've been DYING to go to. Beyond Sushi! It's a cute little vegan sushi place (emphasis on little) that was AMAZING. Seriously, my entire family loved the sushi and they normally are against my vegan eats haha. Try to eat there if you can! The prices are fairly reasonable especially since vegan food is normally more expensive too. 

**TIP**
MoMA is actually free on Fridays between 4 pm-8 pm, so we decided to stop by! On our way there, we actually passed by the Halal Guys Cart and couldn't help buy buy two bowls (keep in mind this is only like 30 minutes after sushi). The rave about this place is seriously so real. 
We went into MoMA but ended up leaving because there was just way too many people. I'm excited to stop by the next time I visit, though!

That was the end of a wonderful day. I went back to the hotel with more questions than I could even imagine. I remember I was so set on NYU after visiting, but of course I ended up changing my mind.

I only have a few photos left for the next day! Thank you guys for keeping up! 
Sorry for the dramatic post HAHA

4.30.2015

That One Time Where I Fell In Love..

 Central Park
 Chalait with Analisa
 Top of the Rock
Sweater: Forever 21  /  Coat: Mom's Closet  /  Scarf: Charlotte Russe  /  Shoes: Steve Madden


Today's adventure started with a subway ride towards Rockefeller to pick up our Top of the Rock tickets! Stepping into Midtown (is that what it is called?? I'm clearly still confused about the lingo) was a total change of scenery. It was so much more vibrant, active, and busy than Tribeca...although that probably had to do with the infinite amount of tourists lingering around Times Square. After picking up our tickets, we walked over to the glorious Central Park.
Honestly, is it just me, or does New York always have the perfect lighting? This has been my go-to outfit in New York so...SORRY.
At around 2 p.m., my family and I took the subway over to Chalait (in West Village) where I was meeting Analisa (rackandrouge). I've followed her blog for such a long time, but then we became friends and we finally met! In New York of all places. And yes, she is just as lovely in person. 
IT WAS THEN TIME TO GO BACK TO TOP OF THE ROCK. I can't even explain or describe my excitement, guys. It was SO beautiful. I took so many pictures there, it was ridiculous. I think it was then, that I realized how much I loved New York.
We ended the night by going over to Queens so that my mom could catch up with her high school classmates. 
But I fell asleep at around 3 a.m.
I have to wake up in 4 hours. 
Great job, Shirley.