Happy Friday friends! This is definitely one of those months where I look up and go, “where did it go??” June seemed to fly by, but we sure squeezed every ounce of pleasure out of it! Today’s post is a recap of the 24 hours Shannon and I spent in NYC this week and of the whole month in case you missed it.
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24 Hours in New York City
Earlier this week, Shannon and I flew to NYC to get a sneak peek of the women’s fashion that will be included in Amazon Prime Day on July 15 & 16. I can’t share all the goodies with you until then, but you’ll definitely want to mark your calendars!
Our flight was scheduled to leave Houston at 7:05 am on Tuesday morning, and thankfully we squeezed onto the plane with only one minute to spare! That was the closest I’ve ever cut it and I hope to never do that again! #stressful
It was Shannon’s first time in the city, so we had 24 hours to visit Amazon, and see all.the.things!
Of course, I traveled in my new Amazon tank jumpsuit that’s not only super comfy, but also great for sprinting through airports. 😉
As soon as we got in, we headed to the quaint Warwick Hotel near Central Park. A quick outfit change for lunch at Rue 57 (I had the tuna tartare and truffle fries- both fantastic), an iced cappuccino at Pret A Manger and a bit of strolling through Central Park before heading to the Amazon headquarters in Brooklyn.
This leopard print skirt is also from Amazon and under $15! I think y’all might have already sold this exact pattern out, called “white” but there’s several other cute prints, including florals.
The tank is actually a bodysuit with tummy control and so you’ll feel super slim in it all day.
AMAZON PRIME DAY
The event was cool with a glam squad, champagne and loads of photo opps. I got to see a sampling of the deals Amazon will have – but that all has to wait! I ran into Jean Wang, a fellow petite blogger that I have followed for the longest time and she is just as wonderful as I’d hoped she be! For years I’ve admired her work and have also followed her pregnancy journey, so it was wonderful to get to chat and selfie together! You’ll crack up when you get to see the video soon!
From the Brooklyn studio, we went back to the city.
Since it was Shannon’s first trip to NYC, we were on a mission to catch as many sites as we could. We started at The Plaza – ate Black & White cookies at William Greenberg and shopped the Eloise store. If you have little girls – or are one at heart – you’ll love this pink girlie playground. You can even host a tiny tea party there!
Then we strolled past Carnegie Hall, down to Times Square and over to Rockefeller Center. We posed with a toy soldier at FAO Schwartz, waited for Tom Holland from Spiderman to leave 30 Rock (we never saw him) and then shopped at the NBC store.
dinner at serafina
Then it was definitely time to freshen up. We traded the Houston humidity for NYC’s version and I was a stinky mess after hours of walking.
After a brief rest and clean up we got ready for a 10pm dinner – we were definitely on New York time!
Wore this cute dress and wedges for dinner at Serafina (your recommendation!) and got to walk through Times Square at night. We had to get pasta and it did not disappoint. Mine was the truffle tagliatelle with shrimp. It was seriously divine and the smell was intoxicating.
We met up with Shannon’s friend Sarah (see Stories for a funny story about seeing her on the street from our uber in the middle of the day) and shut down the restaurant at midnight.
After a really full day, we slept in on Wednesday morning and went for a walk to see just a few more New York things.
We walked by the Empire State building to get to Eataly, across from the Flat Iron building. After perusing the market food and grabbing a pastry (and more coffee) we Ubered back past Grand Central Station to get our bags and head home.
Thankfully, we made it to the airport with plenty of time for our departure and didn’t have to run with our luggage!
I wish we would have made more of an effort to schedule out a few things, but we definitely made the most of Shannon’s first 24 hours ever in New York. When you only have a little bit of time you don’t get to go inside the landmarks and just get to see stuff from the street – but it’s still exciting to see everything and all the people in the city!
Would you be interested in seeing more posts about how to make a quick trip to a different city?! Any suggestions on where to go next?! Shannon & I are up for the adventure! 😉
I love to take one piece and style it in different ways. This, to me, is what blogging is all about. Getting to see items styled more than just how you see them on the website. This Leopard Print Midi Skirt is way more versatile than you would think!
You asked for it, so I kept going! More Amazon finds for you!
I didn’t mean to theme my most recent Dressing Room post around Red, White & Blue – but I guess I just have Independence Day on the brain!
I shared a second Amazon try-on session this week that had several summer finds!
HEALTH & FITNESS
Our mental health is just as important as our physical health! I shared with you eight concrete takeaways that I hope will be useful to you if you’re struggling in your own life or just want to add more positivity to your days.
This was one of my most popular posts lately and I plan to bring you more like it in the near future. Thank you for letting me know you liked it!
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I took the kids to Lost Pines Resort for Memorial Day and I recapped it all for you!
Yesterday I shared what we’ve been up to this summer and, thanks to your suggestions, what we want to do next!
I love the LOVES posts each month, and this one is so good and summery!
As for what YOU are loving this month :
Tie Front Shirt 25% off
My favorite thing from Amazon this month, and definitely my most used, was my Fake Bake Tanning spray! It goes on so well when you use the glove and looks great!
Your Amazon Favorites
Still on Sale
There’s so much more than just weekend steals to share with you! Below you’ll find all the sales from this month that are still available!
The Summer of Color collection just launched, but their previous collaboration – the Resort Collection is up to 50% off! And don’t forget, in anticipation of the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale next month, new cardholders get a $60 note.
FOOTWEAR : Jellies littles and some little slides for Mom. Black wedges from LOVES on sale for just $46.20! Stud sandals in tan are 30% off. This pretty perforated sandal is $18! If you like a little height, this espadrille wedge is under $50. This little espadrille sandal looks so cute and it’s 40% off.
JEANS : AG Skinny Mini Jeans 33% off.
DRESSES UNDER $35 : Tank dress, Ruffle back t-shirt dress, Swing halter dress, eyelet trim strappy dress, stripe t-shirt dress, faux wrap dress and her chambray cousin! For pocket lovers : strappy stripe dress & twisty neck dress.
ROMPERS : Cozy lounge romper now $32.
TOPS : loungy v-neck top, Off shoulder top, this pretty lace top, this tie front top, or this short sleeve tunic. Linen Wrap Top 40% off, Long embroidered top 40% off or another Tie front shirt 25% off. This eyelet camp shirt would be cute tied up or tucked into white shorts!!
SWIM : Just $57 for the plunging v-neck crochet swimsuit! And save $55 on the high-neck crochet swimsuit. You can find the same suit with more color options here. My black & white stripe swimsuit I wore at Lost Pines is 30% off.
HOME : I love adding spots of greenery in the house – even if it’s faux. This terrarium is more unique than the usual stems.
GIFTS & ACCESSORIES : Looking for gifts for a guy? This little caddy, the leather phone grip. You could monogram a business card case for him too. If you need new accessories, try these cat eye sunnies in summer colors and/or the Tortoiseshell version!
Have a great weekend friends! I’ll see you in July! Can you believe it?!