5 Instagram-able spots in NYC

Since moving to NYC I have been on the look out for the best Instagram spot…I think thats the most millennial thing I’ve ever said! Anyways after doing some research here are the best spots for taking amazing photos that all your friends will be jealous of!

  1. Pietro NoLita

This all pink 1950s style restaurant is the cutest place ever! You can take an assortment of photos their, food, yourself, or the ecelectic culture inside. Located at 174 Elizabeth St. in the middle of Little Italy and Soho!

2. Cha Cha Matcha

I ventured down to their Little Italy location the other day and fell in love! It doesn’t matter where you stand because every inch of this place is picture perfect! I got the Matcha lemonade and I am obsessed! Next time I go back i’m trying the soft served!!

3. SoHo (Greene St. and Prince St.)

This little area of SoHo is lined with stores like Dior, LV, and Alice and Olivia. It isn’t super crowded like Spring St. so for those SoHo styled photos I would make your way down to the cross streets of Greene and Prince!

4. Central Park (Sheeps Meadow)

This area of Central Park is perfect for that picturesque picnic. So many movies have used this as a backdrop such as ‘How to be single, Enchanted, 13 going on 30, etc.’ Grab your girlfriends and a picnic basket and have an instgramable picnic.

5. West Village (Bleecker St. or Perry St.)

West Village would be my dream neighborhood for the city! I looked at an apartment there and the area was a dream except that it was a 5 floor walk up and the apartment was 200 Sq ft. This area has character on every corner. If you are a Sex and The City fan the Perry St. is the way to go since that is where Carries apartment is. Bleecker St. is busy but has tons of brunch places and magnolia bakery. Definitely a must see!

 

Quote of the Week

“Not to spoil the ending for you, but everything is going to be okay.”

XO

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Life Update | NYC moving date, babies, and making a BIG change

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Okay so its been a month and I haven’t been on here for so many reasons that I am about to get into and explain. Before I do that I’ll break down my life for the past few months and why I’ve been MIA…

  1. I’m moving to NYC in less than a month
  2. I am going to be an Aunt
  3. I am also going to be a maid of honor
  4. I have thrown myself into youtube
  5. We sold my childhood home

Honestly I could keep going, but some things are even more personal then the 5 above. So lets chat…

WELCOME TO NEW YORK, IT’S BEEN WAITING FOR YOU…

thats right I’m moving to the big apple and I am nervous, excited, and a little stressed out. I am going to NYC May 8th-12th so don’t forget to follow me on Instagram and subscribe to my youtube channel to see all of my NYC adventures. I will be getting my apartment during that trip and moving the last week of May. I can’t wait!!!

 

Yes you read that right, I AM GOING TO BE AN AUNT!!

My sister and Fiancé  are expecting a baby boy this September and our family is so thankful and blessed for this little miracle. If you don’t know my sister has been through hell and back with autoimmune diseases and is finally in a good place with all her medical illnesses. It was always a scary thought that carrying her own kids wouldn’t be in the picture, but thankfully God has blessed Ashlyn, Andrew, and everyone around them with a miracle. Oh and the best part, his name will be Easton Wayne Lightfoot.

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Staying on the subject of Ashlyn and Andrew, They are getting married!!! The will be saying ‘I do’ on July 13, 2019! Of course I will be the maid of honor lol…it will be so beautiful and so much is already in the works. They have secured a beautiful venue and Ashlyn has found the most stunning wedding dress. TBH I don’t know how she did it, but she looked amazing in every dress.

 

I’m sure y’all know that I have gotten into Youtube…I love it and all of my supporters on that platform are so sweet and I care about them sooo much!! If you aren’t already go check out my channel and subscribe here . I post new videos every Tuesday and Friday.

 

Sadly we had to say bye to my childhood home, I won’t get into too much detail but we are all moving on to new chapters in our lives and felt that staying in Katy wasn’t part of our next beginning as a family. I was really sad to not have our beautiful home for family events and holidays, but home is where family is and whether we are in a childhood home or a different state its the love and constant laugh that makes it a good time!

 

That wraps up todays blog post and if y’all want more then just let me know anything specific y’all want to see!

Quote of the week

” He who says he can and he who says he can’t are both usually right.”

XO, Lovie

Easter Sunday Looks

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Hey y’all!! Here are some great looks for Easter Sunday…some of these looks are on sale so go check them out!! Have a great week and an even better weekend…

XO

5 Trends That Are Taking over Spring/Summer 2018

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Trends are such a huge influence to so many people, we naturally want to follow new trends and stay up to date in fashion. Here are some trends that will be everywhere very soon!

  1. Headbands…okay so I just bought two headbands from Urban Outfitters and I am obsessed! Everyone will be jumping on this trend by summer time!!
  2. Polka Dots…Seriously I am starting to see polka dots everywhere and I am glad I bought this before the price went up!  I actually bought this for a video I have going up soon, so stay on the look out for that!
  3. Belt Bags…So I order a belt bag a month ago from Italy and I am waiting for it to get here since its supposed to be here in the next week! I am so excited to be involved with this trend its so cute and I love it!
  4. Overalls…All the comfy casual girls are screaming! Overalls never really left, but its time for them to make a statement and I am so ready for it!
  5. 80’s baby…Shoulder pads, florals, shine!!! Its all coming back so grab your inner Carrie Bradshaw and have fun with this one!!

XO, Lovie

The Best Online Clothing Stores

Hello Love! I got this great idea from my sister Ashley, to do a blog post on the best online stores! I am super picky about what I buy online so I am definitely the girl for this! I do need to give a disclaimer that I am affiliated with a few stores, but non are paying me to say anything about them, theses my authentic opinion!

  1. MISSGUIDED

I have been shopping through Missguided for 4 years now! I first found them on accident  while trying to online shop for a California trip I had coming up! I saw their variety in prices and was really curious how the quality would turn out! I ordered a dress, a few tops, and a pair of jeans to see how things would turn out and loved everything! FUN FACT: My senior year homecoming dress is from this site and I got it for 60-70 dollars and I wore that same dress to graduation so you know I really liked it haha!

2. Lulus

This store is definitely a big one for youtubers and influencers…they sponsor a lot of peoples videos and posts, but they honestly have the cutest clothes and amazing sales!

3. Nasty Gal

I first found this store after watching the Netflix series Nasty Gal and fell in love with dynamic and influence Sophia Amoruso had on the world at such a young age! I ended up shopping her site and loving it!

4. Revolve

Probably one of the most well known and online stores! This is definitely an expensive store, but totally worth it because it has the coolest and most trending items! Something to check out if you haven’t already!

5. I.AM.GIA

So personally I haven’t shopped from this store online so I can’t give a 100% on it, but I have seen their quality in person and I think its really good! This store is definitely for the fashionistas that like to push the envelope and try crazy, new trends!

 

|QUOTE OF THE WEEK|

“If it costs you your peace, sanity, or happiness its not worth it.”

XO HOLLY

 

10 shows that HAVE to binge

Hey y’all!! So I have exciting news!!! I got my official acceptance letter into LIM which makes it feel so real and I am so so excited!!!!!! Any ways here are my 10 binge worthy shows…

  1. The Secret Life of the American Teenager

I am currently watching this show so of course it has to be my number 1…I am starting the last season and I honestly love it. It will make you laugh and cry so hard. Must watch, plus it will bring you back to the early 2000s.

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2. Pretty Little Liars

I always have and always will have an obsession with PLL and if you stopped watching its after season 2 or 3 then go back and watch it because it really does have a twisted ending…

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3. The Vampire Diaries

Okay so by now you kind of get that I love the teen soap type of shows but I swear there will be other types in this post LOL. TVD is something that I honestly have watched sooo many times and it never gets old!!

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4. Gossip Girl

I finally finished this over Christmas Break and yeah it gets boring somewhere between season 4 and 5, but trust me once you get through it you won’t regret it.

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5. How to get away with murder

This show made me want to be a lawyer…actually it just made me want to go to law school. This is an addictive show.

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6. Big Little Lies

So this show would be in my top 3, but its only on HBO and theres only one season. Amazing news they are coming out with a season 2, this show only has 10 episodes, but omg you will finish it in one day!!!

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7. 13 reasons why

I watched this in 2 days and prepare to cry like a big baby…the last episode is very graphic and I know a lot of people just watched parts of it, but I think the story was told very well and I can’t wait for season 2

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8. The hills

If you love fashion and drama then this reality show is for you…I bought every season and I still watch my favorite episodes every few weeks. LC is my girl crush

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9. The 100

This show is for anyone who loves dystopian shows/movies this show still aires so I am not so patiently waiting for it to come back on…

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10. The good place

Last but not least!! I freaking love this show and honestly I forgot it was on Netflix until I got to the end, but go go go watch it!!!

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NYC Guide: Where to eat, stay, & play

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WHERE TO EAT:

BREAKFAST

  • Jacks Wife Freda – Mediterranean
  • The Comfort Diner – Traditional
  • Cookshop – American
  • Buvette – French

LUNCH

  • Lombardis – Italian
  • 5 napkin burger – American
  • ST. Tropez wine bar – French
  • The Rockefeller Cafe – Mix of everything

DINNER

  • Stardust Diner – American
  •  La contenta – Mexican

WHERE TO STAY:

  • The Plaza
  • The Palace
  • The Roosevelt
  • Pod 39
  • NYLO New York City

WHAT TO DO:

  • Top of the rock
  • Walk through Central Park
  • Ice skate at Rockefeller
  • Go shopping at Zara, H&M, and Forever 21(Times Square) they have the best stuff in NYC
  • MOMA
  • Grand Central
  • Gallow Green

 

I hope some of these places help to make your vacation more fun and planned out! Sending love!

|Quote of the week|

” If you can’t beat fear, just do it scared.”

Muah, Holly