Saturday, March 26, 2011

My Trip - Part 2 (NY in a nutshell)

For the second leg of my excursion, I ventured to the always fabulous New York! Sadly there are no real outfit or make-up posts. It was chilly and I basically lived in the same "uniform" everyday. Where most people bring their "cutest outfits", I am the COMPLETE opposite. I HATE packing and I try to bring as little as possible. I just don't trust checking baggage. Call me strange. I'm just always terrified they will loose my precious gems, so I try to carry on if at all possible.

Since I had been to NY before, and got most of the site seeing out of the way, I was able to just enjoy NY and walk around and enjoy the city and partook in some window shopping. I was most excited to go just so I could see, and hopefully shop, in Topshop! But I have to say, I was actually disappointed (covering my head as the stoning begins).  Perhaps my expectations were just too high? But I know I see such amazing things on other celebrities and bloggers from there (mostly from Europe, but in the US too) and I know its meant to be a "less expensive" or "affordable" price point (when yo are comparing to designer, I guess I can see that), but I felt it was just ok, and EXTREMELY over priced for cheap fabric items!!!! I fell in love with a dress and kimono cardigan, and they were both 100% polyester (which is fine), but it was $129 for the dress and $100 for the kimono!!! Does anyone else feel that is too much? I can go to Forever 21 and get a kimono cardi that is ACTUALLY SILK and pay less than $30 for it!!! I just felt that if I was going to pay those prices, I would march over to Zara or shop in my store (Anthropologie). Is that how it is in Europe? Or is it just more expensive here do to the currency exchange and import export costs? None the less, I was very saddened. I'll be sticking to my Forever21 and H&M I think. However, Uniqlo.... LOVED THAT STORE!! Its a prepsters dream!!! I'll be back in NY for the summer, so I'll definitely be stocking up here when I go! Ok Rant over. Moving on.

I also got to take in some dinners, and a play. I went to see "Driving Miss Daisy"with James Earl Jones and Vanessa Redgrave. It was AMAZING!! To be so close, and watching two legends of that calibur was indescribable. I laughed, I cried, I was enthralled. I HIGHLY recommend it!

I also walked around Wall street to visit the bull and try and steal some luck (the saying goes that if you rub the bull's horns and "twig and berries" that it will bring you luck. No joke. I saw business men do it! Those silly Wallstreeters). I had the most AMAZING Gyro from one of the food carts in the street, and visited the Prada store in Soho, and of course the Diane Von Furstenburg store in the Meatpacking District (she's one of my favorites! I'll be her Pad-a-wan too, after Mrs. Zoe's of course!)

All in all a LOVELY trip!












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