Boardwalk Nights

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Summertime to me means beach and boardwalks. While I haven’t gotten to enjoy that too much this summer, my family and I got to have dinner by the boardwalk during our mini “vacation” weekend earlier this month. We went to South Fin Restaurant by the Verrazano Bridge, and somehow we had never been! It was so nice to enjoy a summer night by the water with my family. While it wasn’t the exact beach vacation we had pictured (we had to cancel our Ocean City, Maryland due to the weather), I can’t imagine a better night with them.

I bought this dress two summers ago and never had the chance to wear it. It was very light and moved in the ocean’s breeze, which was fun for these pictures. I also got to use my favorite Kate Spade purse since I wasn’t bringing a lot with me, a rare occurrence.

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What I’m Wearing:

Forever 21 dress (old, loved this one)|| Target Sam & Libby Sandals (old, similar) || Kate Spade crossbody (similar)

 

Nights like this make me never want summer to end!

Xo,

Nicole

Sarabeth’s TriBeCa

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I’ve mention countless times how much of a brunch fan I am. Well, I think I’ve found another favorite: Sarabeth’s TriBeCa. My sister came to visit me in my apartment earlier this month, and a friend suggested we go here for Saturday brunch. The restaurant was adorable and the service was super speedy– we ordered and our meals come out in less than 10 minutes! We were both especially starving since we did a Soul Cycle class right before, so that’s my kind of restaurant. There are other locations throughout the city, so I’ll definitely have to check it out!

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Do you have any favorite brunch locations in the city? Please leave them in the comments below, I would love to try them out!

Xo,

Nicole

Summer Brights

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I’ve always wanted to try the white jean trend and I finally picked up a pair earlier this summer! Old Navy, of course. They go with so many different tops, I even wore them last week with a bright pink tunic- they’re just super versatile. I wore this outfit when my family went to Peddler’s Village for the weekend. I also picked up this new Coach bag while I was there so I had to show it off! I haven’t stopped using it since I purchased it. :)

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What I’m Wearing:

Neon top || Old Navy white jeans + similar || Gap Factory sandals || Coach small Kelsey satchel

Have you tried the white jean trend? How do you style them?

Xo,

Nicole

What’s Happening Lately

Hello hello! Okay, I know I did it again, I went MIA. But I was busy busy with good reason!

At the end of July I celebrated my 23rd birthday. My friends, family and coworkers really made it a special day and I can’t thank them enough! Some highlights include Drybar, drinks with coworkers and friends at TriBeCa Tavern, dinner with my family at El Vez and Soul Cycle + Brunch at Agave with my best friend!

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I had to recover from that fun-filled weekend pretty quickly, because the following weekend I moved into the city! Yes, I finally made the big move. I’m still adjusting to life on my own, but I’m absolutely loving it so far! :D

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Quickly after I moved in I had a few days off from work planned with my family, so we went to the beach one day, spent a day by the pool, and took a quick trip to Peddlers Village in Pennsylvania. It was so nice to spend the long weekend with them.

Also, today mark’s one year since I’ve been at my company! I can’t believe I’m lucky enough to be working at my dream job and living in this amazing city.

Xo,

Nicole

Summer Fridays 

Is there anythjng better than summer Fridays, anything at all?

Honestly, there really isn’t. I’m lucky that my office let’s us out on Fridays around 3pm during the summer months. Last Friday, me and my work pals Marie & Lexi decided we would take advantage of the beautiful weather and go out after work. We hadn’t had an adventure in awhile, so we were long over due.

We headed over into Chelsea and to the Frying Pan. I had heard a lot about it and have wanted to go for some time, so this was the perfect opportunity. We got there around 4:30 which was great timing. It was filled with enough people but we didn’t have to wait on a long line to get in. If you go– GET THE SANGRIA. We shared a pitcher (or maybe 2) and it was sooo so good.

It was the perfect night of great company, lovely weather, and amazing drinks. Of course when we left we had to take advantage of the  views of the water and take blog pictures :).

    

What I’m Wearing:

Old Navy Floral Dress  (unfortunately the dress is sold out, but since I’m obsessed with the print here are the shorts & maxi skirt versions) || Long Champ Small Tote || Target Sandals (old, similar)

 

Xo,

Nicole

Red, White, and Cheetah

Woo woo, it’s Friday!

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I’m so ready for the weekend. Does the week after a 3 day weekend seem to drag for anyone else, or is it just me?

These photos are from the 4th of July, and I actually switched into my white jeans when I got to my parents’ friend’s house after taking these pictures. It was so darn chilly and rainy! The shorts are so comfy, and I love that they’re “boyfriend” fit. I thought pairing them with this off-red shirt was perfect for the holiday and not too much. Of course I had to use my C. Wonder clutch (RIP) because of it’s blue and red stripes.
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What I’m Wearing:

Old Navy Boyfriend Shorts || Old Navy Cami || Gap Factory sandals || Dogeared necklace

 

Have a great weekend!

 

Xo,

Nicole

SELF Up N Out Studio

This past Sunday, I had the pleasure of attending SELF Magazine’s Up N Out Studio, held at Spring Studios in Tribeca!

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I heard about this awesome weekend from Her Campus Blogger Network, and quickly signed up to reserve my spot! For this weekend, SELF showcased great studio workouts from around the country, including Pure Barre, FlyWheel, Barry’s Bootcamp and many more! I woke up nice and early Sunday morning and headed into the city so I had time to explore the studio and fun vendors that would be there. I arrived around 10:15 but since my 305 Fitness class wasn’t until 11:40 during the “Brunch” session, I had some time to look around before my class. I sampled some smoothies and bars from Premiere Protein, took some photos with Bliss Spa, and chatted with some reps from a bunch of other great companies. I also left with an amazing swag bag filled with goodies from all of these great sponsors.

Now time for the fitness… I had been wanting to try a class with 305 Fitness, so this was a great opportunity (hello free class). I thought it would be just a fun dance class, but it was INTENSE. Filled with lots of cardio and a little bit of toning, it was definitely a great workout. While it’ll be another year until SELF Up N Out Studio pops up again, I encourage you to keep an eye out for when it does! You won’t regret it.

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Xo,

Nicole