Friday, December 19, 2014

Review: Matisse Cutouts at MoMA

Matisse Cutouts at MoMA
Matisse Cutouts at MoMA
Last Monday, I was so excited to check out the Matisse Cutouts exhibit at MoMA in New York City. MoMA is one of the best museums on earth (especially if you love modern art) and it's full of the most famous pieces of modern art. As a New Yorker, it's great to be able to take in parts of the museum at a time, rather than try to rush through the whole thing at once.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Quotes I Love

“Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs” - Farrah Gray

"Freedom is never given, it is won." ~A. Philip Randolph

"Ability may get you to the top, but it takes character to keep you there." - John Wooden

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Last Year's Purse

I was in Nordstrom Rack tonight, and saw a pretty pink Kate Spade bag. It was on clearance for 1/4 of the purchase price (about $100). Then, my friend came over and showed me the same exact bag (or darn close) for 1/2 the price ($175). It was because the former bag was "last year's purse" even though all these pink bow bags were nearly identical in look and quality.


If you wouldn't buy something because it is "last year's purse", won't you not want "this year's purse" next year?


Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Lights in NYC OOTD

Yesterday, I took the train into the city to see the holiday windows and the Matisse Cutouts at MOMA. It was a great day and I'll be sharing more photos throughout the week! This was what I wore...

 
{Coat: Merona (old, similar), Sweater: thrifted, Jeans: Denizen, Scarf: University of Pennsylvania, Shoes: Vionic Tech Walker, Bag: Juicy Couture (old)}



Monday, December 15, 2014

Holiday Lights in Lagrangeville, NY

Last night, I was lucky enough to tag along with my family to an amazing holiday lights display! A house in upstate New York just was awarded the Guinness World Record for most lights in a residential display...so we had to go check it out!

I was expecting it to be cool, but it was probably the best lights show I had seen! The 392,991 lights were perfectly timed to the music: no matter if it was slow or hard rock. It was obvious that tons of hours had gone into making every detail perfect!

Even better, the homeowners donate any proceeds to a domestic abuse charity. Remember to bring cash! Also, I would recommend adding 30-60 minutes of wait time in when you are timing your visit. It is well worth it though!

Official Hours: 5-9:30 pm Sunday-Thursday, 5-11 Friday-Saturday
Address: 8 Patrick Drive, LaGrangeville NY 12540






Sunday, December 14, 2014

OOTD: Winter Weather with (Vegan) Leather Skirt

Some days, you wake up and want to wear pink! It's been a gray few weeks, so I was excited to bust out this thrifted sweater! I absolutely love wearing it over a tank. It's not too heavy or bulky, which I really appreciate.
Vegan Leather Skirt
Vegan Leather Skirt

Saturday, December 13, 2014

5 Ways To Get Into the Holiday Spirit

1. Send a holiday card to a friend. It seems like a such small thing, but it really helps to spread some joy! Bonus points if the card is "out there"!

2. Volunteer your time or money to a cause you care about. One word of caution: December is often one of the busiest times for "one off" volunteers, so you may want to just get into contact now to start in January. 

3. Christmas music on Pandora: I, too, am all about that bass...but nothing spreads Christmas cheer like singing loud for all to hear!! Plus, Meghan Trainor has a great Christmas single out! 

4. Look through photos of Christmas past. You'll soon realize how precious this Christmas is when you look back at who is no longer with you.

5. Search for the best Christmas lights in your neighborhood. Seen a great house on your drive home from work? Take the time to drive past and appreciate it!