NYC Study Tour

Fashionista, Uncategorized

In my last post I described the trip I was taking to New York City with the UNT Fashion Merchandising program, where we got to visit with multiple different brands within the fashion industry and got a chance to ask them questions about how to make a name for ourselves. The industry leaders were rich in advice about connecting with as many people as possible and doing as many internships as you can in different kinds of positions to make certain you are entering the job that is just right for you.

New York was especially hard to leave behind this time because every time that I go, it really does start to feel more and more like home. To make matters worse I went with a group of friends and got dressed in business attire to meet with fashion leaders, so it felt like we had made our own little life there. (If that makes sense… haha) It truly was an unforgettable week filled with laughter, good food, great friends, budding industry connections, and free gifts. This was the jumpstart that I needed to set my goals high and make it back to NYC with a point to prove. As I am writing this I have my LinkedIn profile up and a multitude of  tabs open in the search for a city internship next summer. Fingers crossed and working hard.

 

Charleston, SC

Life's Pleasures

Let me start by saying Charleston is one of the most charming cities that I have ever visited, the people were super friendly, and the houses were very pink.

Day 1: Having never been there before we wanted to just walk around and get to know the city a little bit, while we were there the Charleston Wine + Food festival was going on so the town was packed with people and the city was very alive. Upon arrival we smelled the most amazing croissants being baked fresh in a little pastry shop off of King street called Macaroon, so obviously we had to shop and grab one to-go. For the rest of the day we walked up and down King Street and checked out some of the local shops.Then stopped by waterfront park and strolled down some of the historic streets. We ended day one with dinner at Pearlz on East Bay street, and from there I would recommend the Shrimp and Grits with green beans. And then head to Kaminsky’s for a brownie sundae and shot of espresso!

Day 2: On our second day we woke up early to get to Black Tap coffee before the large crowds would get there, Black Tap was one of my favorite places that we went to throughout our entire stay in Charleston. The cappuccino was strong and the chocolate croissant was fresh, hot, and melted in my mouth. Not to forget the interior was just as amazing as what they were serving, it was very minimalistic with natural light streaming in from the windows. After a fulfilling breakfast we walked to visit Battery Park and Rainbow Row. Rainbow Row looked like it does in all the pictures that you see, but it was amazing to see it in person and the houses around it are just as charming. I was also amazed by by how big the houses were. Definitely a must see! After all that we went to the City Market to see what all of the local vendors had made. We ended day two by taking a two hour sail through Charleston Harbor on the sailboat Schooner Pride. Once we got back we headed to Taco Boy for some incredible mexican food and then King Street Cookies for dessert.

Day 3: On our last day in Charleston we decided to rent bicycles from Affordabike Bicycle Shop and just cruised around the entire city. I had never biked in a major city before but Charleston was a very bike friendly place, and made it very easy for me to feel comfortable on the road. We stopped by Sugar bakeshop for a cupcake and it was hands down one of the best chocolate cupcakes I have ever had, I will definitely head back next time I am in town! Another one of my favorite stops was Carmella’s Cafe and Dessert Bar, it reminded me of Paris with its outdoor seating and very feminine chic decor it is a great spot for an afternoon coffee and sweet.

Other notable places I went to are: Folly Beach, The Mills House, Marine Layer, Glazed Gourmet Doughnuts, Hominey Grill, Brown’s Court Bakery, Whisk and the Pineapple Fountain.

Also big shout out to The Belmond Hotel for being an amazing host!

xo

b

time to rearrange

Fashionista, Miscellaneous

With a new year just beginning I figured it was time to change up my living space a little bit. As I was scrolling through my home decor board on pinterest searching for ideas and inspiration, I noticed that I had pinned a lot of pictures of gallery walls; so I thought that I would start one of my own using pictures I have collected throughout the years. While it might be a little Audrey obsessed, I am loving it so much! As for the rest of my room I just rearranged some of my things to freshen it up a little. Send me some of your favorite home decor ideas! Enjoy!

where to find some of my favorite knick-knacks:

flower pot, ‘B’ coffee mug, duvet/shams, & lamp shade – anthropologie 

get it, girl – nordstrom 

copper clock & lemon canvas – big lots

“oh deer” & flamingo wall art – hobby lobby 

copper moscow mules, throw pillows, & lamp base – pottery barn 

happy decorating!!! 

xo, B

 

 

 

 

top of the rock | jersey girl

Uncategorized

After unpacking my suitcase from Colorado, I repacked it again to head off to New York City. I traded in my hiking shoes for my more stylish sneakers. We walked from borough to borough, pretending like we were natives to the city. After having done most of the touristy sites on our last trip to NYC we opted to try out some activities that the locals prefer. We enjoyed local coffee shops, eateries, and abandoned subway tracks turned into parks. We even have some pictures to prove it, here look:

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Then after our amazing four days in New York, we took the ferry over the New Jersey to relax at the beach. Which I must say was needed, my feet were bandaged beyond belief.

I hope to see you again soon, New York. I love you, I really do.

xo,

B

epitome of girly-girl

Fashionista, Life's Pleasures
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ug I am so dramatic

Epitome of Girly-Girl // Tulle Beyond Compare

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This past weekend I decided to make a tulle skirt from a DIY pin that I had seen on Pinterest. My friend and I went to Hobby Lobby and bought all the tulle we could carry, in shades of lavender(hers) and sky blue(mine). They turned out super chic and very fluffy. A Pinterest WIN. Our reason behind making these delightfully feminine skirts was for my senior pictures that I hope to take when the weather becomes sunny and the flowers in bloom. I am super excited about all of the spring festivities coming up this year! Hope everyone is having a splendid spring season thus far.
Words of Encouragement: “All glory comes from daring to begin.”
Task to Tackle: FInd a quaint flower shop. Buy myself a bundle of the pinkest flowers.

Xx bailey