Flower Power

Today was my last class of my last spring semester and it feels so bittersweet.  I’m so excited to be moving on to new adventures, but New York has really become home to me and I’ll be sad to leave in two weeks!

But I am so thrilled about this warm weather, and I made a vow sometime in January when I was up to my knees in snow not to complain about summer no matter how hot it gets.  So even though I was a little too toasty in this outfit (I changed into jean shorts and sandals as soon as I got home from school) I’m just so glad it’s the season for t-shirts and floral print!

I’m also excited because I got my tote bag from Brooklyn Industries in the mail yesterday!  Ever since I found out I was going to Paris I’ve been on the hunt for a quality tote bag that wasn’t too expensive.  I like carrying little cross-body bags, so I just wanted a tote to travel and then use as a school bag for my final semester.  I was stuck between totes from Fossil and Madewell when I stumbled across this vegan leather bag and fell in love.  Great quality, cool brand, and about one third of what I was planning on spending.  It’s soft but sturdy, and coral on the inside.  Oh also on the inside there’s a whole extra bag.  Yeah.  It comes with a cross-body bag with a removable strap.

If you’ve done a lot of traveling, leave me a comment and let me know some advice you wish someone would’ve told you that makes traveling a lot easier, whether it’s a tip, something I need to pack, or a place I should visit!

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Shirt: Joe Fresh // Jeans: Levi // Shoes: Gap // Tote: Brooklyn Industries

xoxo,

– Hannah

Spring Wardrobe Staples 

  

I don’t know about you, but 75° weather makes me want to throw all my winter leggings and sweaters in storage and buy all new flower print dresses. But if you live in New York or anywhere in the Northeast, you know this is all Mother Nature playing a mean trick and the next day will be 55°. This post is a gentle reminder to buy basic staple items that you can wear all year with various amounts of layers. 

This outfit is exactly the same as one I would wear in winter, except without leggings, boots, and a thick sweater. You could call that lazy, but I prefer to think of it in terms of how much limited studio apartment closet space I’m saving by having fewer clothes. 

   

Shirt: Joe Fresh // Skirt: H&M // Shoes: Sam&Libby // Sunglasses: Cole Haan // Bag: Fossil 

– Hannah  

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When I talk to friends from home, most of them ask me the same question: “how do you stop yourself from shopping all the time?” When you’re in one of the greatest cities for shopping, with all the designers and unique thrift stores and brands that are only in New York, it’s hard not to excuse a shopping addiction. And we’re all guilty of a little oops-I-just-failed-that-quiz retail therapy (No? Just me?).

I won’t pretend that I’m the best at managing my money. But I do have a few tricks up my sleeve to make sure I don’t have to choose between having new clothes and being able to eat (although that is the trendiest new diet in Williamsburg).

All of this is just a long prelude to tell you about the crazy sale Joe Fresh is having – 70% off sale items in store and online. I got a dress for less than I pay for a coffee with coconut milk and I’m so proud.

Tee: Joe Fresh // Velvet skirt: Joe Fresh // Jacket: Steve Madden

– Hannah