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NYC doughnut plant

On day 5, we decided that all New Yorkers clearly eat doughnuts for breakfast and therefore we must do the same. We headed to Doughnut Plant and had some of the biggest doughnuts I’d ever seen.

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I wore: my¬†bought-the-day-before Rachel Roy “Tigers” T-shirt, which I love! It fits so nicely and has a built-in necklace! Over it, I wore my garish black and gold Forever 21 jumper. I felt that all that gold needed some silver to counterbalance it so I wore my Forever 21 spiky bracelet, and vintage silver rings. The pink and green earrings are from Asos but have since broken.. ūüė¶

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3 things I definitely need in my house one day:

1.) A doughnut pillow feature wall

2.) A disco toilet

3.) Doughnuts

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We did some shopping, notably at the superbly cheap Earrings Plaza where I bought green (Christmassy!) earrings and the most hilarious bracelet ever:

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It’s really hard trying to get this frog to pose so that a.) you can tell it’s a frog and b.) it doesn’t look weirdly¬†phallic…

It was around this time that I decided to do a spectacular comedy fall down the street and land on everything I’d bought, whilst simultaneously embarrassing¬†myself in front of half of New York. (Ok, I may be exaggerating. It may have only been four tenths.) On the plus side I can now say: Don’t believe what you’ve heard about New Yorkers! They are nice! No one stepped over me! Even though I was with someone, at least 4 people came and offered assistance and asked me if I was alright! Don’t believe the hype!

I of course, being British, just blushed and apologised to everyone, including the pavement, about a million times.

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Breakfast: check. Shopping: check. Humiliations galore: check. It must be time for lunch! We went to meet a cousin of mine who’s studying there at the moment, and had BBQ at Mighty Quinn’s in the East Village. It was really fun, especially since he got propositioned by an “older woman” (her words) outside the restaurant, and now we can tease him about how he basically said yes for the rest of his life. ūüôā

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Some more shopping, around Bond Street (being endlessly excited that Bond Street is a major shopping street in London too… We are such tourists!)

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I love this hat. If only I had more money than sense (or was Kanye West), that beauty would be by my bed right now, ready to crack me up whenever I feel blue. *sigh*

In the evening, we decided to go and watch the lighting of the big Christmas tree in Rockefeller Centre (sorry, “Center”). Thankfully, it wasn’t too cold. It was, however, insanely crowded, meaning that we couldn’t actually see Rockefeller Center where the big pre-lighting concert was happening. We could see the tree from side on, and we basically stood there for 3 and a half hours watching a TV screen of something that was happening around the corner, and the side of an unlit tree. The actual lighting was a tad anticlimactic but the tree was beautiful and the atmosphere was Christmassy so¬†I was really glad we went. (And I’m totally counting this as having¬†seen Mariah,¬†Mary J., Toni Braxton and the Rockettes (amongst others) live!)

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Oooooooh…..

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Five Guys for dinner then a nice stroll back to the hotel¬†through Times Square…

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DAY 6

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Our final day (*sob*) was really only a morning. We headed to Columbus Circle Christmas market (I loooove Christmas markets!) It was super early and I was knackered though so my enthusiasm wasn’t immediately noticeable:

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The market was pricey but had loads of cool stalls and good food. I was obsessed with the above Christmas tree decorations (especially the Chrysler building ones), but they were really expensive so I had to pass. The below stall (Pamela Barsky) was a different matter. It sold all these really cool pencil/make-up cases with funny slogans on them, that I couldn’t resist…

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I bought a few for friends and family (even though they were a bit pricey too) and this one for myself, which I’ve actually been using as a clutch as it’s too fun just to be seen by the inside of my medicine cabinet!:

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I really liked all the gold leafy hairbands here but again, a bit expensive.

A quick stroll through Central Park…

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Then on to JFK for a delicious “last supper” at Shake Shack and a long trip home…

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New York, as ever, you were great! Sorry it took me a year to finish blogging about you, it wasn’t for lack of inspiration!

Happy Friday!

Love,

The Styletterie

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NYC High Line

So, because I am something of a procrastinator and also very easily distracted, I never actually finished

Oh look a butterfly!! Brb, just having lunch.

Sorry, what was I saying? Right, I never actually finished blogging about my trip to New York this time last year. So, as it’s winter again and I fancied reliving it and being miserable that I’m not there now, I figured I’d try and finish off. (One of my new year’s resolutions – in 2013 -was to finish things I start. Better late than never, right?!)

Day 4 dawned bright and crisp, and we headed to the High Line which is basically a park above¬†Manhattan’s West Side. It used to be an elevated freight rail line and is now a gorgeous public park about 3 storeys above New York. I really enjoyed walking along it, the greenery is so pretty¬†and it has art installations and sculptures all along, including the nose in a wheelbarrow, pictured above, and this lady below, who I can only assume is modelled on¬†Tilda Swinton’s less successful sister.

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Stumbled onto some sort of film shoot.

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Just chillin’… It is such a nice idea to have a peaceful little park in the sky where you can escape for a bit.

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I wore: my Urban Outfitters baby doll style dress (as seen¬†in my first ever blog post!), with leggings, Office booties and about 55 cardigans, along with my weird stag skull¬†necklace that I think I got from River Island. I covered up with my grey French Connection coat (bought on sale in Bicester, back when they still had a FCUK *sob*) and my Zara scarf (that clashed so badly with my dress!) and I carried my mini pink leopard print backpack that I’ve had since 1999. I also wore my Dorothy Perkins spiky hairband because it makes me feel like the Statue of Liberty. Unfortunately, it also hurts like hell so I have to remove it every half hour or so to regain the feeling on the sides of my head. I am nothing if not determined though so I refuse to give up on it. Feeling like Lady Liberty is too important not to at least try. (Life lessons from The Styletterie!)

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Our High Line stroll took us right to Chelsea Market where we ate at Artichoke Basille (supposed to be amazing, but I was underwhelmed), had milkshakes and shopped for a bit. The above was in Anthropologie, where I could have bought everything, if only it wasn’t so darn overpriced!

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¬†World’s ugliest (and giant-est!) shoe…

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¬†Chelsea Market…

Back to the hotel to nap and drop off our bags, then off to Macy’s, which is my favourite place! It’s not as highbrow as some of the other big New York department stores (and not as pretentious as some of the markets/”indie” places) which means I can¬†actually buy stuff! Yay! (Plus, when we went, it was during Black Friday week, which I had never heard of before, although this year seems to have become a ‘thing’ here in the UK too.) (Plus plus, foreigners get a tax free card in Macy’s so everything is, like, 11% off!)

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Looove Rachel Roy… Some of my all time favourite USA purchases are Rachel Roy for Macy’s…

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 I really wanted this apron!

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¬†Spot the tourist…¬†

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After yet another nap (holidays really take it out of you), we went for a drink at The Breslin which was a cool bar with great cocktails that my photos don’t do justice to, then on to Kyo Chon in Koreatown for dinner, where I became obsessed with Shazaming all the K-pop songs being shown on the TV, before getting home and realising that without the mesmerising videos and accompanying Korean food, they really weren’t my thing!

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 The Breslin.

After all those naps we were exhausted, and so another day was done.

Hope everyone is having a good week! ūüėÄ

Love,

The Styletterie

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Hand on hip selfie ‘coz that’s just how I roll…

#epitomeofcool

Shirt: Marks & Spencer

Nails: Nails Inc. ‘Shoreditch’ (In the flesh, it’s a dark burgundy/almost black colour.)

Ring: Vintage

Then I got carried away playing with the filters on my phone (which I’ve only recently discovered and am still excited by):

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Hope you’re having a good week!

Love,

The Styletterie

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Why does this always happen to me? I go out in mid-July (one of the hottest days of the year actually) to get a birthday present for my sister, and come home having spent £120 on a snot-coloured winter coat for myself.

Which I love!

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It’s from M&S and comes in loads of other gorgeous colours¬†too! I especially love the lilac and pink. I can’t explain why I was drawn to the most controversial colour (it has already received many ‘bleurgh’ faces from the people I’ve shown it to), I just had to have it!

Let’s hope I feel the same way by the time winter rolls around! *

Love,

The Styletterie

 

* Who am I kidding? I live in London, winter will have started by the time I finish this post!

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So yesterday I wore this ¬ĺ sleeve jacket (scored from a clothes swap with friends on the weekend), figuring that it would be my last chance to wear it before it became officially too cold.

I was wrong.

It is already officially too cold. I had errands to run but ended up having to go home and get into my slanket instead.

It’s a hard life.