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The New Is In

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The New Is In

I’m feeling better already

I introduce to you, Sahra 2013. It’s been a long week of self evaluation and reflection and I’m here to introduce the new me. I will not accept what I know I don’t deserve. I’m ready to take the world by storm in the aspects of jobs and relationships with my new “big girl” hair. It’s time to buckle down and stop wasting time.

My inbox has been flooding with good emails this week; paid writing gigs, possible editing and writing full time job, modeling bookings, blog sponsors… I’m ready to be the 23 year old adult I am and that means losing the Ariel locks; I haven’t had brown hair in YEARS, but it’s day two and I couldn’t be happier. I’ve kept my versatile and fun sidecut and septum piercing, but we all know those are hideable and still a tribute to my fun-loving youthful side.

THIS is growing up.

I’m ready to take 2013 by storm (a month in)!

Some more pictures of my new look:

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Neon Cool

A perfect suburban summer casual cool look. Holy hell that’s a lot of adjectives, but it gets the point across. Half the time I feel too old to be rockin’ these “hipster” coined ensembles, but it suburbia, barely employed, I think it’s okay. And, I’m only 22, just barely out of my teens, or so I keep telling myself. There’s no rush to grow up just yet, even if there’s plenty of pressure.

JerZee’s tee from Michael’s Art’s and Craft’s

DIY Levi’s thrifted from Saver’s

Converse Chuck Taylor’s

DIY Friendship bracelet

cuff/bangle from Target

Forever 21 sunglasses

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New Shoes

Back in May, while out shopping with my friend Sarah, I stopped by cheap-o shop Rainbow. I fell in love.

Gold glittering heels with red, yellow, and blue straps…70’s, glam, and perfection.

I thought about them. for months. I mean, this was back in MAY.

Until, one hungover morning adventure with my new roommate we ventured into Rainbow and GUESS WHAT!?  THOSE SHOES WERE ON SALE. for TEN DOLLARS.

Cheap, glam and amazing. They’re now mine. Oh, heavenly. Say what you want, trash talk them, but I LOVE THEM. I’ve been wearing them around the house anytime I’m home since I got them. omg.

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My Birthday!

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Thursday was My Birthday!! 22 years old, baby! And unlike many young 20-something’s I didn’t want to have a party at a club or bar, or go out and do shots or drink. What I wanted for my birthday was to go to Connecticut’s Mystic Aquarium.

Since it was my birthday I received free admission, and I had been looking forward to feeding the sting rays and doing a one on one encounter with the penguins. Like, I was telling everyone at work about how ecstatic I was.
Sadly, the aquarium only does those things in the summer months. While I did get to pet the sting rays and smaller sharks, everything else was a no go.

Still, I had an amazing time!

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Can you tell I love jellyfish!? Also, look at these eels! They look straight out of the little mermaid!!

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I had some fun in the gift shop as well, they had some “kanye shades”. I ended up getting this amazing jellyfish tee shirt as well!

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After that fun afternoon of sea creatures, I surprised my parents back home! They took me out to dinner at a shockingly fancy, delicious, and well priced Italian restaurant in their town of Seekonk, MA called ‘Chardonnay’. The ambiance was great, with faux candles to set a calm mood.

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With a bottle of wine and birthday cards we feasted on a Mediterranean pizza piled with spinach, olives, feta and onions; all my favorites!
I then finished off my birthday night with dessert and drinks with some local friends at UNOs.

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Oh sweet, delicious success of becoming 22!

My Weekend: A Photo Diary

A few images from a productive and fun weekend spent indoors and our of the dropping temperatures.

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The Met

Totalllllly late. But a few weeks ago I went to the Metropolitan Museum of Art with a few friends to see the Alexander McQueen Savage Beauty Exhibit and peruse the museum. Strangely enough, having lived in NYC about four years now this was my first museum…EVER.

Vintage Thrifted embellished top

Forever 21 shorts

Bracelets from H&M

Belt (actually a necklace!) by J Rudy Lewis

Palace Playland

One extremely hot day of vacation, the BF, siblings and I hit up the downtown arcade and amusement park, Palace Playland. We splurged on all-day bracelets for the rides, which definitely worked out their worth with the log flume ride alone. With our bracelets we rode each ride a few times, and bumper car’d for a solid half hour straight.

 

After being worn out by constant motion, we moved on to the arcade and played a ton of skee ball, basketball, and motion games, winning a solid 656 tickets, used for bracelets and candy 😀

Now, for what I wore:

Wet seal tanks

Express Shorts

Charming Charlie’s bag (NEW!)

DB sandals

Bedford Ave

Since my boyfriend is an out-of-towner I decided to bring him to the heart of my Williamsburg neighborhood, Bedford Ave. We started by perusing some shops and restaurants before sitting down to eat at Black Bird, a place which does NOT have a quality Foursquare presence, but proved itself in our books.

The menu reeked of self deprecating and realist humor, which created a more laid back ambiance amidst the uptight gorgeous crowd that was already eating and drinking their mimosas. Our drinks came within a matter of minutes and our food within 10-15. My Greek salad had refreshingly melt-in-your-mouth feta (contrary to the frozen kind I get at PAX on my usual lunch breaks) and Cody raved about his BlackBird signature cheeseburger. We also ordered the cheese fries, which were great and had a hint of spice to perfect the batch.

After relishing in our meals and drinks we headed north to Beacon’s Closet, for some selfishness (hey, I brought him to the Men’s section first!) but was too full of bladder crushing liquor to focus on shopping.

After a much needed bathroom break we decided to head south in the hopes of crossing the Brooklyn Bridge; sadly I forgot that is much too far from walking distance.


Forever 21 shorts
H&M bracelet
CG flats
Vintage/Thrifted shirt, necklace, and scarf (used as a belt)

Thursday

As previously stated, Thursday I attended an exclusive preview of the Rebecca Minkoff Resort collection, where no photos were allowed. After it, however, a few fellow bloggers and I went to my favorite eatery, Cafeteria. Mac n Cheese spring rolls and french fries and salad; YUM.

With Cynthia, Monroe, and Preity.

I also suggest trying their signature blackberry lemonade, or if you’re into alcohol as much as me, try adding a splash of  vodka!

Forever 21 Dress

WetSeal Tank

MIA Girl Wedges

Bracelets from TopShop, Stein and Blye, Target, H&M

Outlet Shopping

This weekend, while waiting for my paycheck, I went shopping at the outlet mall I’m currently working at. Sadly, all I brought was my phone so the pictures are not the best quality…but still, here’s some pics of my mini day trip!

Liz Claiborne shirt.

Express shorts.

Justice fringed Sandals.

Vintage bag.

Shirt from PacSun. I want it SO bad.

Dresses and top from BeBe.

1. $49.95

2. $39.95

3. $24.99

BeBe is not one of my normal stores to go fashion hunting but I had time to kill and it was there. To my surprise there was actually some fashionable and adorable things. My boyfriend is a big fan of the floral dress as am I…I’m definitely considering purchasing it.

Anyway, after my perusing, I went home to get dolled up for a party! Before: no make up!

After: some minor wardrobe tweaking and make up!

Shirt, still from Liz Claiborne.

Dress from American Apparel.

found that belt.

Boots from some cowboy store in Virginia.