New York, I Love You (& Further Adventures…)

I’m packing up my East Village apartment this week, Blog Reader.  There is a lot of travel ahead – First things first, I’m starting with a trip back home to London (bit of a last minute thing, I know, I know).  I’m excited about returning back home again for a break.  I hope you stay with me for these adventures in London and beyond.

I’m not one for huge long goodbyes. I tend to subscribe to the wisdom of Carrie Bradshaw:

“After all, things change, so do cities, people come into your life and they go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart… and if you’re very lucky, a plane ride away.”

I am very fortunate to have met so many amazing people here in NYC.  You all know who you are, and you made me feel very welcome.  Thank you – I will miss you!*

I have also truly loved living in the East Village, Manhattan.  Though we are perhaps not as trendy as our West Village counterpart there are a heap of amazingly cool bars, places to eat and boutiques to shop in.

Right now, Blog Reader, it’s all about #TeamGB.  There is a lot of inspiration from my homeland for this current blog post**, seen in my cute Forever21 Union Jack tee in grey, gold and black.  Yet worn with my skinny jeans from Artistic Fabric Mills and chunky All Access heels from Nine West, there is a little America here too.

I previously wrote some reflections about blogging and personal development, but I also think a lot of changes that I have encountered these past eighteen months have happened because of moving to a different country and experiencing a different culture.  I’ll leave more of these learnings for another time, but mostly America is an amazing place with a great attitude of how to live with hope and possibilities.  I’m a huge fan of that way of living.

I’m heading to Top Of The Rock tonight to take in all of Manhattan.  Hope you have a fabulous weekend, Blog Reader!!

Wearing: Forever 21 tee, All Access heels from Nine West, Jeans from Artistic Fabric Mills (sample).
Photos by the AMAZING Lydia Hudgens.

*Not really a goodbye, I hate goodbyes and I will be back for a New York visit in September.

**The hair is undeniably NYC. When you come to Manhattan, you get sleek, not frizzy. England you’d better have good weather in store for me!

Eat My Shorts.

Some days my legs must get terribly confused.  They rarely saw the light of day in London and here in America they find themselves dressed with shorts on a regular basis.  I’m getting some Texan sun in Austin right now – it’s only March but yesterday the weather was an amazing 70+.  After New York City, I have the biggest affection for Austin as it’s a great city for adventure.

Despite having just two skin tones; pasty white and lobster red, I’m taking this trip as the opportunity to get in early with these lovely shorts from Anthony T Scott as I explore the place a second time.

I love the tie detail on these high waisted shorts and I find the aquamarine / cyan colour is a perfect spring hue (I’m not quite ready for tangerine tango just yet, Pantone).

Since the shorts are quite smart looking, I’ve paired them with a shirt for this outfit.  I’m also starting my accessories challenge (you may have noticed I tend to be sans adornment in my posts, Blog Reader) with this beaded princess necklace from Forever 21.

Photos by Lydia Hudgens / Moi.

My legs and I are now off to find Tim Riggins.

Clear eyes, full hearts, can’t lose” – Friday Night Lights

Wearing: Shirt and shorts from Anthony T Scott; Necklace, Forever 21.  Shoes, FeelNGood, from Nine West.