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carrie moment.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; H&M textured peplum top; L.Mae Ballerina Tulle Skirt; C. Wonder crystal gold necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; ShoeMint Elizabeth lace up nude heelsToday marks the completion of my first year in New York City!  It’s been a year full of challenges and adventures — with a bit of glamour and a whole lot of grit.  Still, I’ve been lucky enough to have experienced a few magical moments in NYC and I couldn’t imagine a better way to celebrate my first year here than by having a little Carrie Bradshaw moment of my own.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; H&M textured peplum top; L.Mae Ballerina Tulle Skirt; C. Wonder crystal gold necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; ShoeMint Elizabeth lace up nude heelsWalking the Brooklyn Bridge for the first time was a special moment for me.  It took me nearly six months to actually do it, but once I did, I realized how for the first time, walking from Brooklyn to Manhattan felt like I was heading home.  So now I return from time to time — not usually dressed in a fluffy tulle skirt and lace up heels — but always in awe of incredible city I get to call home.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; H&M textured peplum top; L.Mae Ballerina Tulle Skirt; C. Wonder crystal gold necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; ShoeMint Elizabeth lace up nude heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; H&M textured peplum top; L.Mae Ballerina Tulle Skirt; C. Wonder crystal gold necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; ShoeMint Elizabeth lace up nude heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; H&M textured peplum top; L.Mae Ballerina Tulle Skirt; C. Wonder crystal gold necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; ShoeMint Elizabeth lace up nude heelsSkirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; summer outfit photo; H&M textured peplum top; L.Mae Ballerina Tulle Skirt; C. Wonder crystal gold necklace; Sequin pave branch necklace; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; C. Wonder snakeskin skinny cuff; Hello Fab gold glam sequin clutch; ShoeMint Elizabeth lace up nude heels

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Top: H&M
Skirt: L.Mae Boutique (c/o)
Necklaces: C. Wonder, Sequin (similar on sale)
Bracelets: C. Wonder, J.Crew
Bag: Hello Fab (c/o)
Shoes: ShoeMint (c/o) (on sale!)

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i heart ny.

Statute of LibertyI can hardly believe that tomorrow marks my first year anniversary of moving to New York City!  It seems like yesterday that I packed up my life (and about 10 pounds of jewelry) into two giant suitcases and temporarily settled into a sublet apartment that I found off Craigslist.  I moved here with no job and only two people that I could really call friends.  Some called it brave — in retrospect, I call it crazy!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; New York City Instagram;Flash forward a year.  The boyfriend and the pup have joined me in the city and we’ve nestled into a cozy one bedroom apartment on the east side.  I’ve met some amazing people that I’m lucky enough to call friends, including my NYC BFF.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; New York City Instagram;I’ve been able to travel up and down the east coast, but what I love the most is exploring the different neighborhoods right here in the city because wandering down each block is like its own adventure.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; New York City Instagram;And then there’s the food.  There’s just so much of it.  Food festivals every weekend and cuisines of every culture — it’s out of control.  The boyfriend and I have become dessert connoisseurs of sorts and have made it our mission to try every ice cream, cupcake and pastry on this island — and yes, that includes the original cronut!

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; New York City Instagram;I’m not going to pretend that every day in this city is easy.  There are days when I miss my family and friends, when I wish I had a car to get around, and when I long for the slower paced lifestyle of the west coast.  But this journey is about more than adding a few splashy pages to a scrapbook, it’s about overcoming old fears and saying yes to new opportunities.  It’s about being part of a city that sometimes sleeps, but never slows down and never gets old.

I’m so thankful for the wonderful, generous, and patient people who have supported me through this crazy ride.  Hold on, because there are many more adventures to come!

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27 x 27.

Skirt The Rules Blog; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; spring outfit photos; Madewell lavender chambray button-up shirt; Forever 21 Floral Paisley Dress; Coach Classic Penny cross body bag in lime; J.Crew pave square link bracelet; J.Crew turquoise stretch bracelet; C. Wonder snake skin skinny bangle; Stuart Weitzman nude strappy heelsI turn 27 years old today and as I teeter on the brink of my late twenties (my friends and I agreed that I’m still in my mid until next year!), I’ve realized that as much as I have already accomplished, there’s still so much left to do and experience.  This year, I’ve created a list of goals — both large and small — to accomplish by the time the next birthday rolls around.  Check out my list below and let me know if you have any personal goals of your own this year!

  1. Travel outside the U.S.
  2. Read 12 new books (one every month).
  3. Organize a blogger meetup.
  4. Run in a 5K.
  5. Join a kickball league.
  6. Explore all five boroughs.
  7. Explore New Jersey.
  8. Learn 12 new recipes (one every month).
  9. Take a Soul Cycle class.
  10. Take a Bikram Yoga class.
  11. Tour the south (Savannah and Charleston).
  12. Eat a cronut. Completed 08.09.13
  13. Attend a fashion show at NYFW.  Completed 09.07.13
  14. Decorate my apartment walls.
  15. Start a coffee table book collection.
  16. Complete a DIY project.
  17. Host a wine/drinks at my apartment.
  18. Create an original piece of art and frame it.
  19. Go to a Knicks or Nets game.
  20. Bike through Central Park.
  21. Go to at least one concert.
  22. Go to at least one comedy show.
  23. Go to at least three Broadway musicals.
  24. Guest blog for a major website.
  25. Take a girls trip.
  26. Explore at least three new museums.
  27. Save $50 for every goal achieved and treat myself to a 28th birthday present!

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pack your bags!

Skirt The Rules for London Times; what to pack on a picnic

Pack your bags and head over to London Times’ Blog: Beyond The Dress!  I’m playing guest blogger today and showing you what to pack on a perfect summer picnic.  Be sure to check it out and have an amazing weekend!

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feels like home.

Jenny in Jacquard; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; Instagram photos of New York City; The wait is over!  After five months of living in the city on my own, the BF is finally moving to NYC!  And once the pup joins us in a few weeks, the city will finally feel like home.  I’m so excited and ready to share this crazy adventure with the ones I love.

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2013 style resolutions.

2013 Style Resolutions

I’m a little late on the obligatory New Year’s resolution post, but so I’m switching it up a little bit.  Instead of telling you that I’m going to work out more (ha!) or eat less sweets (double ha!), I’m sharing my 2013 style resolutions — a list of goals that are just as ambitious, but way more achievable.

1. Experiment.  Sometimes I spend my morning staring blankly into my closet, feeling like I have nothing to wear.  Other times, I feel the need to frequently go shopping to keep my closet feeling fresh.  Both are simply not true.  I’m making it a priority to spend less money on shopping and more time experimenting with what I already have in my wardrobe.  The possibilities are endless!

2. Edit.  Before I moved to NYC, I purged a lot of clothes that I never wore — and I still came here with too much stuff.  Having limited space is a great lesson in narrowing down my wardrobe and every now and then, I continue to reevaluate the pieces in my closet.  My goal is to let go of unnecessary things in my life and eventually edit down my wardrobe to the pieces that truly inspire me.

3. Create.  I have enough pins on my Pinterest boards to cover my entire apartment walls.  It’s time to get cracking — more DIYs, creative nail designs, and new outfit ideas.

4. Sparkle.  A few days ago, I debated between buying a black or gold sequin skirt or any at all.  Did I really need this in my wardrobe?  Was it even practical? (See resolution #2). As I stood in front of a mirror, holding both options in front of me, a lady walked by and told me that life was too short not to wear sequins.  I’ve never heard wiser words!  You better believe I ended up buying both skirts, because I don’t need a reason to sparkle!

5. Inspire.  I first started this blog as a personal  creative outlet, but it’s become much more than that since then.  It’s been a constant source of motivation for me and I hope a source of inspiration for you.  I want to hear more from you about what you like, what you don’t like and what you want to see in posts to come.  So please always feel free to leave a comment, write on my Facebook wall, send me a Tweet, or shoot me an email.  I’m here to inspire and be inspired!

So what’re your style resolutions for 2013?  More color?  More prints? Less shopping?  Let me know in the comments below!

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apartment sweet apartment.

The boyfriend and I have our first NYC apartment!  I’ve been subletting since I moved here and even though it was nice place to set up base for a few months, it definitely lacked a personal touch.  So when it came to finding an apartment of our own, we wanted to make sure that it was a place we could call home for the next year or two.

Well I scoured the city, trolled Craigslist, and scoped out a dozen apartments during my search.  And just when I started to lose hope, I found this gem: a fourth floor walk-up in Gramercy with new renovations, great living space, and two amazing closets (well … for NYC).  From the search, to the application, to the fees and deposits — it’s been an exhausting process.  But now that’s behind us, we get to focus on making this apartment and this city our home!

Jenny in Jacquard; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; home decor; NYC walk up apartment; Instagram; 1 BR

Jenny in Jacquard; NYC fashion blogger; style blog; home decor; NYC walk up apartment; Instagram; 1 BR

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