Hi everyone! As I keep trudging along on this journey of internship, work and school I still find myself thinking of new ideas somehow! As this part of my life (college) is beginning to dwindle down and come to an end a new chapter will also open. As much as I love everything fashion I have a true love and passion for accessories. Anyone that knows me is aware of my obsession. Scarves, bags, shoes and my favorite jewelry are really speak out about who I am. In honor or newness and starting a new path I am going to begin by creating a new blog. It will be up very soon and I will inform you all once it’s ready! I have some very exciting and fun things planned ahead for this and I can’t wait to share it with you all! Just some late night thoughts, when I come up with my greatest ideas. Can’t wait to experience this great new journey ahead with you all.
It certainly has been a while since I have been able to make it on here! I have been crazy busy this summer; traveling from Boston to CT and RI! Not to mention I’m also spending a good amount of summer working at Juicy which is always a good time. With fall approaching super fast I am working on getting back into my blog on a somewhat daily basis and applying for fall internships which is exciting yet nerve racking! I cannot believe I am going into my last year of college but I am learning not to underestimate myself and I know I can succeed and get to where I want to be, It’s just going to take a ton of dedication and good old fashion hard work! However, I still have a month in a half to enjoy the rest of my summer, I am going to make it count! I still have a few more weekend getaways planned and of course I have been shopping at all my destinations! I have attained a ton of fashion and writing inspiration so far this summer. When I was in Rhode Island last week I picked up some really amazing pieces ranging from handmade crystal and metal infused rings to bottle cap designed magnets! (They’re super cute!) Baby seals appeared in the tide when I was tanning on the beach which was a really cool thing to experience, my 4th of July was amazing in the sense that I got to sit on the beach watching fire works right over my head and across the water over Block Island. Newport is another favorite spot of mine which i did some hard core browsing at, sadly I didn’t buy anything! My all time most enjoyable moments in RI were watching the sun set and sitting my the water reading my summer romance novels! It truly is the simple things in life that are the most beautiful. I have some pictures to share from summer so far and by relaxing vacation in Rhode Island, my favorite summer vacation spot:)
One of my best friend’s Julianne and I after a fun night in West Hartford, dressed for summer!
Julianne’s first trip to the casino..ever! Needless to say she lost her money, she wont be going back anytime soon :/
Enjoying my first Red Sox game with my dad..3 years after living here!
Witnessing an amazing rainbow in Kingstown, RI after a crazy thunder storm!
A summer kiss from the BF.
How much closer can you get to a 4th of July firework?!
Cupcake Display…Need I say more?
Hanging with family for more 4th of July fun.
Enjoying fireworks with one of my favorite cousin’s
Best seats in the house!
My first half of the summer is slowly coming to an end, but I had a blast! I made a lot of great memories with my friends and family. I cant wait to continue it into the end of summer:) Hope you’re all having just as much fun.
" The beauty of a woman is not in the clothes she wears, the figure that she carries or the way that she combs her hair" -Audrey Hepburn
There really is a quote for everything. I came across this one a few years ago and it always stuck with me. This basically taught me just because a woman is beautiful on the outside, has nice physical features and can sport expensive clothing does not mean that they’re that beautiful on the inside. Beauty can quickly be diminished when someone has an ugly personality and way of treating people. Audrey Hepburn is one of my favorite style icons of the 50’s and 60’s. She dressed so glamorous and classy, I love that style. The little black formfitting dress, over sized dark sunglasses and headscarves are what I adore most about Audrey’s style. This quote coming from one of the most beautiful iconic woman I aspire from is surprising to me, it makes me like her even more. She not only had a genuine style but an equally genuine personality.
Once your inner beauty comes through, the outer comes with it.
Very rarely does someone impact my day to where I am grateful for just living a normal daily life. I cannot get a girl out of my head who I met today at work. My usual work day is nothing crazy, usually just tracksuits being thrown around and restocking handbags. This morning was so dead I could hear the seconds on the clock ticking. The clouds finally cleared and the sun shined through our window, finally a beautiful summer day to get our spirits up! After a few hours a family of three entered, I noticed immediately two sisters; one in a wheel chair and one who walked with a limp whose leg was bent inward. I greeted them and told them if they needed any help not to hesitate to ask. The sisters came up to me within two minutes asking about sizes and styles. I later learned that the girl with the limp had a paralyzed leg bent inward and arm, her sister will never be able to walk. They were dressed in very simple neutral colors but the most bright and cheerful shoes I have ever seen.
When asking about what size she would be in bottoms, it was easy for me to see she would take an extra small. She displayed a look of shock and asked me what size I was. ” Small” I said. Another shocked look she responded with, ” There is no way you can be larger than me, you have a perfect and small waist. If i had your figure I would dress in cute outfits like what you’re wearing. If I could walk normally I would wear your amazing wedged shoes. You’re so lucky! I have a ton of nice clothes but I cant really go out anywhere, It must be great to enjoy life in that way.”
I stared at her dumbfounded, what do you say to that? I felt my eyes start to water and I almost broke down right there in the middle of my work place. After pulling it together I managed to put together countless outfits for the girls and ring them out. When leaving they both said ” Goodbye Abbie! Thanks for all your help!”
They walked out and I just stood there leaning against the jewelery table when I started thinking. Why were these two girls born paralyzed and not able to walk? Why cant they enjoy life the way I do? I thought about all the “problems” I thought I had in my own life which soon seemed very small and comical. I felt instantly grateful for being able to run on the treadmill, walk through the city to work and school everyday, go out to dance with my friends and navigate over cobblestone sidewalks in high heels. What makes me so different from her? Why doesn’t she have this simple privilege of living a normal life? These are questions that I will never have the answer to and I quite honestly cant get her out of my head.
She showed me to be grateful to have two feet to walk with and two arms to lift with. You’re short on money, have family drama, relationship problems, friend problems, poor grades, or maybe you’re not happy with your place in life you will move forward and things will get better. For someone like these two girls, they will have this unfair burden for the rest of their lives.
It isn’t fair, but they had great spirits and awesome personalities. I am grateful for my life and the simple opportunity I have in being a healthy and strong person.
Hi everyone! I have been all over the place..literally! I flew from Boston—> London—> Paris and a week later back again! After a grueling 8 hour flight I was so excited to finally land in Paris! I had been anticipating this trip since April 2011! I got off the plane in Paris with mixed emotions; excitement, nervousness, anxiety and curiosity. I walked into a whole new world where I knew nothing about the culture, people and couldn’t disperse more than a “bonjour” to save my life. However, that made it even more gratifying the fact that I was in a whole new country with little knowledge, not to mention I didn’t know a single soul besides my American friends!
My first challenge was coming to grips with the exchange rates. I would have to accept the fact that when I gave a one hundred dollar bill I would only receive 65 Euros in exchange…Unbelievable! However, their money is a lot more sparkly and colorful then ours here in America, so that was a plus. It didn’t take me long to become a pro at spending these glittery euros, especially when there was such beautiful jewelry, clothes, shoes, ETC!
One of our first stops was none other then the Eiffel Tower, respectively. It was more beautiful then I ever imagined. I felt so small next to it, under it even across the park looking at it! Its hard to believe that it has been standing in the same spot for many years, and at night it is magical. Every hour the tower sparkles and it is an extraordinary experience to have the opportunity to witness such a sight. I now understand why Paris is known as The City of Lights.
There were many challenges to face in Paris, besides the problem no one could speak French, There was no milk for our coffee to be found! Its the norm for Parisians to drink their coffee black, with nothing in it! This was all news to me and trying to find milk was like trying to find a pin in a haystack. I accomplished finding milk at a Starbucks, forget about asking for Skim- they will look at you like an alien. I was a trooper- I drank a whole cup black, I had no choice I had to wake up!
-Staying positive during our black coffee experience…
One of my favorite things about Paris…The handmade everything imaginable! Artists come to a certain area set up tents and sell their unique one of a kind creations..which I see as art. My gift to myself was a beautiful handmade Mother of Pearl ring. It was welded together with metal, the designer did all the metal work himself and the mother of pearl stone in the middle. It’s a great souvenir for myself that I will have forever. I bought everything from pastries (AMAZING) to jewelry. It was such a cool place, I loved meeting the local artists and learning about their creations. They are some of the most genuine and passionate people I’ve come across.
The food was amazing! The desserts and pastries are unlike anything I’ve ever had before, I am craving a banana nutella crepe so badly! The pictures can do the explaining….
and cant forget the $4 glasses of wine…..
There were tons of unique things to look at…
Metro Stop Display Windows
Due to my obsession with Marie Antoinette ( I love her story) I was infatuated with The Versailles Palace. This was Marie Antoinette’s and King Louis’s home, hard to call it a home because my whole hometown could fit in and live there. Once I got over the size of the place, walking onto the miles of gardens behind the palace was breathtakingly insane!! We spent a few hours in the gardens, and now I understand why the people were so upset and revolted causing the French Revolution…See for yourself!
The catacombs were the scariest experience of Paris, but also the coolest! They are an underground cemetery, with thousands of bones strategically placed through miles and miles of tunnels. I wasn’t hesitant to lead the way through the tunnels, I love eery monuments apparently!
Entering the catacombs…some of us weren’t so excited… Julianne!
After a long, adventurous few days…..
…and after hours of walking, deprived of sleep and speaking different languages this is what happens…
Thanks for readying guys! This is just a tiny glimpse at my Paris excursion! Of course, I saw tons of fashion as well! I will be doing a few more blogs showing you guys all the awesome fashions I came across.
Look forward to:
- Marc Jacob Louis Vuitton exhibit (unbelievable!)
- Two different designer showrooms, One ready to wear and one couture
With spring finally here and summer right around the corner, I will be looking for comfortable and easy skirts to wear. It’s time to say goodbye to the mini skirt and any cut above the knee. Yes, sorry girls the jean mini skirt is long gone, but maybe that is not such a bad thing! Longer skirts are in; they vary from knee length to grazing the ground. Basic solid colors, fun whimsical prints, chiffon, silk and cotton skirts will be seen all around the city streets, beaches and boardwalks this summer. They vary from full, body fitting, pleated, breezy to classic pencil skirts! The great part is they can be worn elegant and casual chic. Creating an outfit with a maxi, knee length or ankle length skirt can seem intimidating, but it’s actually quite easy. tuck in a simple tee or fun printed tank with gladiator sandals or a fun pair of flats. You can wear this as a night look as well, swap your sandals for a great pair of wedges, add some jewelry and throw a cute blazer over your top! There is a skirt for everyone, here I hit price points from $300 dollars and under.