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May 2015


White Summer Dress

May 31, 2015

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As move in day approaches, there is no better time to take a stroll around my new neighbourhood than now.I’ve had a busy day of packing and unpacking and I couldn’t be more excited to move in on June 12th. In the meantime I’ll be staying with family in Connecticut & travelling to the Dominican Republic with my boyfriend, Eamon – not a bad way to be between apartments (aka homeless). To read more about my big move click here.

This Elliatt dress is the perfect dress for this sticky summer weather we’ve been experiencing in New York. I love its simplicity – I know I’ll get so much wear out of it in different ways throughout the summer.

I picked this outfit up in the #IfChic24 sale by collecting three $2 coins each day for a month – you can collect up to $180 each month! For more details on how to collect coins to spend on see my recent outfit post from Miami here.

In New York, you’re always broke (there’s just so many ways & things to spend money on) so I’ll definitely never be turning down free money to spend on clothes!I shot this look in and around Madison Square Park – right in front of the Flatiron building – my new people watching spot! Looking forward to the many summer days that will be spent here. Follow me on snapchat (lou1409) for updates as I go!

Outfit Details:

Dress –
Bag – Forever 21
Shoes – River Island
Sunglasses – Tom Ford (Similar here)
Bracelet – Kendra Scott from Rocksbox

Photos by Edelle Kenny.

Moving Into Manhattan

May 27, 2015

I’m so excited that in June I will be moving from Queens into Manhattan for the summer! I have been living in Astoria, Queens for the last 8 months, and I also spent my J1 living here. There are so many great restaurants and bars, lots of trains (N, Q, M & R), it’s reasonably priced and a 15 mins commute into Manhattan. As much as I do love Astoria – I’m really looking forward to being in Manhattan for the summer and exploring a new neighbourhood.

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Long Distance Relationships & Homesickness

May 20, 2015

1206291 Definitely one of the hardest things about living away from home is being away from all the people you love and the people that love you, it’s such a big adjustment and it’s one of the first things that people ask me about so I thought I would share some of my thoughts and experiences since I’ve been living in New York.

Most people think of long distance relationships just as a boyfriend/girlfriend situation – but really its not. Its your family and your friends too. I find in NY that at different times I miss everyone. I spend a lot more time on my own here than I ever would at home, coming from a house of 6. There is nothing like going away for a year to make you really appreciate home and the people that are there.

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Sunday’s on the Seaport

May 19, 2015

2158098_orig 178893 This past weekend Sunday was spent on South Street Seaport catching up with friends. This area has to be one of my favourite in the city (I do tend to say this about every area) – but in the summer this relaxing spot by the water is the best. With the boardwalk and boats it almost feels like you’re not in the city at all. There is also a little market with music and food stalls every Sunday too – so it’s easy to see why we spent the day wandering around this area. Continue Reading…

Fashion, Travel

Stripes in Miami

May 13, 2015

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Saturday morning in Miami was spent exploring the amazing Art Deco region, where our hotel was. On second thought, it wasn’t the morning – more like half an hour because it was SO hot. It was literally 32 degrees Celcius (90 degrees Farhenheit)  from 10 0′ Clock in the morning, so we ran straight to the beach for the sea breeze.
9733833 I wore this fab Elliatt co-ordinating outfit from IfChic, and my favourite part of this outfit is that I got it for FREE! Simply go to their website (, register and collect $2 coins as they appear – you can collect 3 coins a day which is $6 to spend. Collect these everyday and on the 24th of every month you can spend these coins on ANYTHING on their website in the #ifchic24 sale! You can buy the full priced pieces they have on their website now, and they also add lots of sale items on the day. So if you’re trying to save it really is a great way to shop for your summer wardrobe. I couldn’t believe my luck when I found this site!

Happy shopping! 
Outfit Details:
Top & Skirt –
Hat – H&M
Bag – Accessorize
Shoes Mossino @ Target
Sunglasses – H&M
Jewellery – Topshop & Boohoo
Bikini – Penneys