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

 

Rooftop Views // New York, New York

There is absolutely no place in the world like New York City. The magical energy that comes from the diversity, bustling streets, and dream chasers is simply unmatched. Every time I visit this incredible place, I am overwhelmed with massive amounts of inspiration and the feeling that I can conquer the world. While scrolling on Instagram a few weeks back, pictures of bloggers and social media influencers at The Whitney Museum of American Art kept popping up onto my feed. They all had taken epic photos on the rooftop of the museum with one of the most beautiful cityscape backgrounds I have ever seen! I had a girls trip to the city planned out with my amazing friends Nicole and Caroline and knew that we totally had to check it out! They were so in, and to The Whitney we went! We couldn’t believe our eyes when we walked through the glass doors out onto the platform. We were greeted with the most astonishing view in front of our very eyes. It was truly breathtaking seeing New York from this perspective. The location of the museum couldn’t be better. Not only do you get a view of the Hudson River and Hoboken skyline, but you get a glimpse of the Empire State Building! I could have stayed there for hours just looking out in admiration, taking in the immense beauty of this city. One day I hope to call this place my home.

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Look out for lots of posts coming up covering my college adventures! I can’t wait to share them all with you!

xo, lexie

 

 

 

Best of 2016

Can you believe that 2017 is just a few days away!? As I’m writing this post I can’t help but reminisce about all of the amazing experiences I have had throughout this past year. I was so fortunate to be able to create amazing memories that will last a lifetime. For me, 2016 was an incredible year of growth and self discovery. I hope you enjoy this roundup of all of my favorite moments from 2016!

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Thank you all for following along this past year! I am so excited for 2017 and everything that the new year will bring. Wishing all of you health, happiness, and joy always!

xo, Lexie