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June 2015

Lifestyle

NYC Restaurants – Part II

June 6, 2015

As I’m sure you know, New York City is home to people from probably every nationality in the world, with this comes all of their amazing food. There are so many different types of food and cool restaurants to try that I’m never short of ideas for where to eat (but I may be short on the budget to do so haha). Back in January I did a quick recap of some of the best restaurants I had tried since being here, you can see that post here. About time I did another update of SOME of the amazing places I’ve tried. I try to take pictures of all of the nice restaurants I go to, so I remember them and can go back or recommend them to friends – but as I’m sure you understand sometimes I’m just too hungry to take pics haha. Here are some of the places that made the cut:

1. Motorino – Pizza

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Fashion

Workwear

June 2, 2015

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I thought it would make sense to do a post on what I spend 5/7ths of my week wearing – workwear. In Manhattan I think it’s fair to say that most offices expect you to dress professionally. Coming straight from college and part-time work, I really lacked in this department of my wardrobe so I did what every Irish person in this situation does – I ran to Penney’s.

Some of you may know I returned to Ireland last weekend for a few days as my grandad passed away. It was a sad few days, but it was also nice to have everyone together for the first time in a long time to reminisce and celebrate his life.

Before returning to the US this week I took a quick trip around some of the shops that we have in Ireland that we don’t have over here – and I’ve never realised how good we have it with Penneys, Dunnes, River Island – so many more. I remember a couple of years ago when coming to the US meant going on a shopping trip but that is definitely not the case any more. For one, we don’t get the value we used to get with the exchange rate and I also think Irish high street shops are more on the ball in terms of trends and style. This whole outfit below was purchased in Ireland & is very affordable.

Outfit Details:
Blazer – Penneys (Primark)
Top – Penneys (Primark)
Necklace – Penneys (Primark)
Bracelet – Kendra Scott @ Rocksbox
Trousers – Carolyn Donnelly @ Dunnes Stores
Shoes – River Island
Watch – Michael Kors
Bag – Celine
Sunglasses – Tom Ford

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Throughout the year I have been trying to collect staple work wear pieces that will stand to me, and can be mixed and matched. Here is a slideshow of some classic pieces that will start a great workwear wardrobe – think of all the ways these can be worn together – SO many outfits! Click on the pics below to find out where to buy:

Photos by Edelle Kenny.