Sunday, March 2, 2014

The Simple Life

I'm super excited for this week!! Not only is it my 18th birthday on Tuesday, but I also get to leave for New York on Thursday for a 3-4 day college visit! I can't wait to go, but at the same time, I am a bit nervous because I will be going all by myself. I have to find my way to the hotel and colleges by myself =0 I've been looking at maps like crazy trying to figure it out. My hotel is less than a mile from most of my colleges, so I plan to walk everywhere! And even cooler is that the hotel has 50+ stories!! I am scared of heights, but I just think that it's crazy how I could potentially be that high in the air haha! I wish I knew which floor I was on right now!
 I booked my hotel last week and gosh was it expensive! Since I planned to walk everywhere, it was crucial that I get a hotel close to my colleges and well NYC is just overall expensive. The price advertised for the room wasn't the only cost.. apparently there is a 14.75% tax and like $3 tip per night plus something with parking? Well, let's just say that this hotel better be amazing for the cost.. I don't know if I would be able to afford living in the city by myself if I choose to go to college there! 

Now onto my outfit for today! -

Riding Boots Outfit

Riding Boots Outfit

I recently made a mini purchase from wet seal with their buy 1 get 1 for a penny sale (is that what it is called haha) and I plan to do a haul later! In my purchases, I got myself a pair of booties and riding boots that you see me wearing here. I've always had a mini fear for any shoes with heels, and I would only wear them for special events. However, throughout these past 2 years or so, I have been attending more events where heels were a requirement and I think I've gotten used to wearing them now! haha. I put them on and it feels almost natural to me. I don't know how that happened, but it's a good thing!!

Riding Boots Outfit

Comfy and Cute Winter Outfit

To style these boots, I chose to go a simpler route. I paired my boots with some thick knit leggings and a gray cardigan on top of a pink cami. The leggings are quite thick and comfortable and so is the cardigan. This cardigan is actually probably the softest cardigan I have worn! It also stretches very well. I think it has to do with the material that it is made of. It doesn't make my skin itch like others which I am happy about. 

For Ring

Comfy Winter Outfit

For accessories, I also chose to do wear my fox ring that I got during Black Friday. It's actually quite the statement piece and I love wearing it to spice up a simple outfit. The ring is designed beautifully and I love the crystals on it. The weather has been a bit dark today since snow is coming our way tonight. In fact, there were actually some flurries today when I was taking my photos. Apparently 3-8 inches is coming our way so I'm crossing my fingers for no school tomorrow haha! 

Riding Boots Outfit

Wet Seal Boots Review
Loving my new boots!
After this post, I have to work on some scholarship essays =( and figure out what to pace for my trip. The fact that I am going on this trip still feels so surreal haha.

Cami- forever 21
Cardigan- Aeropostale
Leggings- Aeropostale 
Boots- Wetseal
Ring- Similar @ forever 21

Are you a fan of boots?
What did you do for your 18th birthday? I'm probably going to go out for dinner later next week because I have school on Tuesday and the snowstorm is going to make driving hard... haha
Any tips for me on my trip? I'm actually kinda nervous that I will get lost.. I have the worst luck when it comes to things! 

78 comments:

  1. soooo excited for you! I wish NYC were a bit cheaper... but then I guess it wouldn't be so special because you could go anytime :P

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    1. hehe thanks and I really wish that too!
      Your true though because it does make it really special when I get to go!

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  2. I love boots, I could just live off them ;D

    For my 18th birthday, my friend brought me to a runway show (:

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    1. hehe me too!!
      and wow!! That sounds like so much fun!

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  3. I had a family dinner and lunch (with two parts of the family) for my 18th birthday. I'm so excited for you! I wish I could live this part of my life again...

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    1. That sounds like it was a lot of fun and that must have been a huge party!
      haha thanks!! I'm super excited right now haha

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  4. Enjoy your visit doll!!!!
    Lovely boots and pretty ring!!!!!!!!
    Kisses my dear!!!

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  5. pretty boots!
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  6. Such a cool and lovely look! The boots are amazing! I have birthday also on this Tuesday:)

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    1. Thank you and happy belated birthday!!

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  7. Cool doll my birthday is today so we are pisces. Enjoy your birthday.
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    1. ohh yay ! A fellow Pisces! Happy Belated Birthday!!

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  8. effortless but pretty! very nice(:
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  9. Your boots are adorable! I shopped at Wet Seal during a sale recently also (not sure if it was the same one though). I got a bunch of stuff that I'll be hauling soon, but I was SO upset because when I ordered my brown riding boots (similar to yours, without a heel though) they were in stock, and by the time they filled my order, they were out of stock. I was so mad!! I wish they would've told me that when I placed my order so I could've gotten something else. Anyway, happy early birthday!! :) I hope you have an amazing time in New York-- BE SAFE!! I live in Chicago so I'm used to a big city, but it can be VERY different from a suburb or small town. I'm sure you'll be fine though. :) Don't forget to update us on your city adventure!!

    xo, Sarah
    Hustla, baby.

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    1. Thanks and ohh wet seal is awesome!
      Things like that happen to me all the time!! (usually with forever 21 for some reason and it actually happens after I order like what happened to you.. I agree it is really annoying because if I always order the amount for free shipping haha)
      Yes, I will be safe! I will not go out after dark and I call home pretty much every hour ! NY is very different so it is quite scary, but I can do it!

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  11. cute outfit! i have the silver version of your ring :)

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    1. Thanks!! and it is a very nice ring haha!

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  12. Amazing entry dear! I love the cardigan and boots!
    kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  13. Oh wow!
    You are going alone? Trust me, the hotels there is way cheaper than ours. Probably because our inflation is higher than the U.S. But anyway, happy birthday. You're so much younger than me.
    And your outfit is beautiful. Simple yet elegant. You dress up pretty much like most ladies in my country. And regarding your questions:
    1. I actually cannot remember what i did for my 18th birthday.
    2. Tips? bring a lot of money. Haha!

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    1. haha thanks! ohh I know inflation is crazy over there! I hear that the restaurants are crazy expensive ... like fast food is the cost of a meal at a restaurant here!
      haha.. The money tip is good!

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  14. Thats a fabulous pair of boots and wonderful cardigan. Happy Early Birthday darling, may you receive all you wish for and hope your year is filled with light, love and happiness. NYC is going to be amazing experience, enjoy it! Thanks for sharing your fashion views with me...Have a great start to March!

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    1. Thank you! I hope my wishes come true hehe!!

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  15. OMGGG! Happy advance birthday girl! u are only 18! i feel so old now :(

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    1. hehe thanks!! I don't think your old at all!

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  16. Great outfit. Really love your boots!

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  17. love your ring, and the boots are great!
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    Lots of Love,
    Meral
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  18. Happy Birthday Mindy! Enjoy your college tour! I love living in NYC but one downside is how expensive everything is.

    Rowena @ rolala loves

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    1. Thank you and yes it is so costly there!!

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  19. Great cardigan!

    xx

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  20. Oh, so here you'll be 18 in 42 minutes... ;)
    I really like your boots, btw...

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  21. How excited month for you, New York and Birthday coming up! you looks so comfy cute.

    ox

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  22. Really love the boots! I've always been a bit envious of people who can pull them off. I can't because I have short legs and boots just make them look shorter, haha!

    Anyway sounds like some interesting things are coming your way! Hope you have a good time during your trip to NYC! And tell us how your birthday went :)

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    1. Thank you!! I have short legs too!! I think it's how you style them haha because my legs are stubby!!
      hehe yes!! Lots of fun things coming up and I will be sure to share!!

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  23. great outfit! love boots!!!! hope you have the best time!

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  24. lovley ring!!!


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  25. really nice look. We love your booties! nice to meet you!

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    Eva e Valentina
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  26. you look lovely my love :) xx
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  27. Happy Birthday! And I love the ring - so cute!

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  28. love, love, love that cable knit sweater. and that fox ring is adorable!

    Emma
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    1. Thank you and yes I do love my fox ring!

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  29. wow, NY, lucky you! I hope that you like this and this hotel, which you afraid of would be ok :)

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  30. I love that ring
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  31. yaay happy 18th! welcome to the grown-up world. heehee! and oh, good luck with college. it's understandable to feel nervous and stuff but before you know it, you've adjusted already. :)

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    1. hehe thank you!!
      I am an adult now haha!! I hope that is the case for me!

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  32. happy birthday dear. love your ring
    xx
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  33. happy birthday, on mine has a party on my home with closest friends, enjoy yours! xoxo

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    1. Thank you and that sounds like a fun way to spend your 18th birthday!

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  35. happy birthday dear !! love your boots :) xx
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