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Update:

Originally I started this blog to show you what living in New York was like. Five years later I'm living in Florida, and A LOT has changed. How much has changed:

Here's a peek:

-I decided to move back to Texas cause I was homesick, I had accomplished what I set out to do, and I wasn't finding a full time design job.
-I had several different jobs trying to make ends meet.
-I started a pillow business, but quit.
-Put a halt on all things fashion, because I needed a restart.
-Most exciting part, fell madly in love and got married.
-Moved across country, something I said I would never do again.
-I was 27 in 2012 and now I'm 32.

For the past 5 years, I have also been trying to figure out what it is creatively that I like to do... and I'm still trying to figure it out. What I can tell you:

I love...
-Fashion
-Structure
-Drawing
-Design
-Interior design
-Art
-History
-Movies

*LOL I don't think any of that has changed.

In the midst of rediscovering myself I've also been focusing on paying off debt. If I can pay off my debt, then I can refocus on my creative side... this is also another reason for keeping a low key profile. 

*Epiphany*

So today is my day off and I'm doing what I normally do on my day off. Drink coffee, and watch a classic- this being either a movie or tv show. Now I love classic movies because I love the clothes they wear. Women looked elegant, and men looked dapper. When I watch a movie, I really watch the clothes

When I look at the clothes I think:

"How can that be worn today?"
"How can that be redesigned?"
"Can that trend?"
"Men's clothes have not changed."
"Who was the costume designer?"
etc...

So I'm watching Funny Face, looking up Givenchy, and it hit's me...



FASHION FRIDAYS

I love watching classic movies, I love fashion, and I love history. So for now here is my creative outlet, I hope you enjoy. 

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These costumes in Funny Face had grace, structure, design, and elegance. What makes these clothes so stunning is that Hubert de Givenchy was the costume designer. 
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Happy Labor Day!

She writes!

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Lately I've been homesick. Close family and friends can vouch for this. I miss Texas and everyone in it like crazy, but then I have a moment like this:


It's not hard for me to fall in love with NYC. All I have to do is walk the streets and it's exactly where I wanna be. There's a reason they sell items that say I love NYC... it's so true!

So because it's Labor Day, and because I'm on a budget, I've decided to see what there is to do in NYC for FREE. Yes that's right folks, I just used the word free and NYC in the same sentence.

Apparently there's quite a bit to do if you look for it, but before we go down that road here's a little catching up on some other great spots.

Joe's Shanghai. Affordable and delicious.


These were seriously the BEST dumplings ever! 

I know they look really creepy weird, but don't even acknowledge it like that or else your missing out on an iconic NY moment.  How you eat them: 1. Place in spoon …