Young and in Love in NYC // Central Park

After a crazy month of final exams, present prep and saying goodbye to friends at college, I’m finally home for the holidays! I’m beyond excited to spend quality time with my family over the next couple of weeks…I’ve missed them so much! A few days ago, my boyfriend Mike and I headed into the Big Apple to explore all things Christmas! Growing up, I’ve always had this dream of exploring Central Park with someone I love. Going there with Mike was seriously a dream come true for me!

We started our day by boarding the crowded train in New Jersey. After only an hour’s time, we made it to New York City! Our first stop was Times Square which was flooded with tourists from all over the world basking in the holiday spirit. We stopped at Starbucks for a little “pick me up” to prep us for a day full of lots of walking.

As we made our way uptown, we finally reached Central Park. I was giddy with joy to have Mike by my side in one of my favorite places in the whole world! Hand in hand, we made our way around the Park, laughing, joking and taking lots of photos!

The Christmas Vendor’s were set up in the Park and we decided to stop and take a look. Mike bought me my perfect white pom hat that I’ve been on the hunt for…I’m seriously obsessed with it and put it on right away! As far as my outfit goes, I went for a more casual look and decided to make a statement in my new cherry red puffer jacket! I wore my favorite black Quay aviators which are my go-to sunglasses no matter the occasion. I find that they always help to polish any look I’m going for. Like I mentioned before, I popped on my white pom hat to add the perfect winter touch to the look! Whenever I’m in the city, I also find that carrying a cross-body purse is the best idea; this way, I can keep a close eye on my belongings. I wore my favorite black Michael Kors bag with gold detailing that is seriously the perfect size!

The whole day was so magical and truly unforgettable. There’s something about the Christmas spirit in the air in New York City. I’m so happy that I got to experience the joy of the holidays with him!

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This holiday season, I feel so lucky to have this guy by my side! He’s the best gift I could ever ask for! Wishing y’all a happy and safe holiday season!

XO, Lexie

 

The Little Lemon Dress

In the beginning of summer, I remember scrolling through Instagram seeing all of my favorite bloggers/fashion influencers sporting lemon print and I was immediately obsessed! I bookmarked their posts for inspiration and was on my very own hunt for the perfect lemon sundress for summer. While shopping in Marshalls looking for swimsuits, I stumbled across this sky blue, fit and flare, 50’s style lemon printed dress. It was love at first sight and the dress was completely darling; I darted toward the rack, scooped it up and headed for the dressing room! As soon as I zipped it up, I knew that I had to purchase it! It fit like a glove and I immediately started to style the dress in my head. I envisioned my blush Kendra Scott necklace, my gold holographic Michael Kors bag and some white vintage sunnies and that’s exactly how I wore it! I took the dress out for a spin at my favorite coffee shop in Long Beach Island with my sisters for some iced soy lattes and acai bowls!

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What print have you been loving this summer? Comment Below!

XO, Lexie

 

Lady in Leopard

Let me preface this post by saying that I am completely and utterly obsessed with buying coats! Something about them just tugs at my heartstrings. A coat alone can completely transform not only your look, but the way you feel. Often times, throwing on a coat is what makes me feel confident and put together. Every season I look forward to adding a new piece to my outerwear collection. I always look for a coat that has just the right amount of trendiness balanced out with a timeless silhouette and material that is made to last. While shopping a few weekends back I spotted this leopard topper and it was love at first sight! I ran to the rack, pulled my size, and threw it on right away! It was perfect…so ladylike and femme. I bought the coat immediately and can’t wait to wear it throughout the season.

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What coat are you loving this season!? Let me know by commenting on the post below or tweeting me @lexieslifeblog! If you are interested in this leopard topper I linked some similar coats down below for you to browse…happy shopping!

Long Leopard Print Coat 

Leopard Faux Fur Coat 

Animal Print Frock Coat 

Navy Coat with Leopard Collar 

Leopard Coat 

Hooded Leopard Print Coat 

Leopard Double Breasted Coat

Pink Coat Leopard Pockets

Leopard Print Fur Coat

Knee Length Leopard Fur Coat 

xo, Lexie