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New York State of Mind

July 2, 2017 14 Comments

I love shopping. I mean with starting this blog and all, there’s no real surprise there.ย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

 

In the past, when going shopping with my sister, she would always say that I need blinders on when going into a store (you know, like they put on horses, to get them to focus on what’s in front of them, or the task at hand, and not get side tracked?) ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚ ย She would say this because we would walk into a store, and even if we would be there for a specific reason, my eyes and mind would always wander. “Ohh, look at this cute top”, or “oh my gosh this would be perfect for so and so”. It wasn’t always just for myself, I would spot something that would look good on or perfect for someone we know.ย  I always said it was a gift and a curse, haha.

 

Well last week when we were in NY, the husband and I ventured in to the city to meet up with my sister and her husband for some brunch and walking around. ย The hubs and I arrive a bit early, so we put our name in for brunch and then decided to wander around a bit while we waited for our company to arrive/our table to be ready.

 

 

(umm, hello belly buttonย ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚)

 

 

Dress ย | ย Sandalsย  | Sunnies

 

 

One of the things I always love about the city (Manhattan, for those who aren’t sure what I’m referring to), is that there is always something going on.ย  Whether a parade, street fair, or food festival, etc. ย Well the next block down from the brunch place, there were some tables and tents set up of people selling stuff, so we decided to walk past.

 

And just like when I used to go shopping with my sister, my eyes went wandering! The FIRST table we went to walk by, something caught my eye and I just HAD to stop. It was a beautiful coral/pink scarf with blue and tan flowers on it. Perfect for spring and summer, just a gorgeous color and print.

 

 

 

The lady saw it caught my eye, and she came right over to me, showing me the same scarf, made into a vest/shawl type of thing to wear.ย  She then went on to slipping it on to me, haha (touchรฉ, sales lady, touchรฉ), and we quickly noticed that the blue in the scarf matched the blue dress I was wearing, pretty much perfectly! SOLD!

 

I had never seen a scarf made into that style garment before, so I had her show me how to repeat the steps to get it into that style. (Actually, she kindly showed me twice, because I wanted to make sure to have it down, lol!).

 

I of course had to take some cute pics with my new addition to my ensemble, and what better than with a gorgeous NY back drop?

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t have any pics of brunch, but the spot we ate at was calledย Jane Restaurant & Bar, and I loved the Vanilla Bean French Toast I got! So tasty!

 

After brunch, we went on to go by the One World Trade Center Observatory, which really did have just amazing views (as a native NY-er you don’t usually go to the attractions, except as a kid on a field trip maybe, so it was a first for my sister and I.ย  And actually, I’ve never been inside the Empire State Building or inside the Statue of Liberty either, even though I had lived in NY my whole life. –Well, before relocating to Florida 3 years ago).

 

the hubs and I …

 

 

Sistersย ๐Ÿ’•

 

 

 

After the Observatory, we went on to grab an infamous Popsicle and Prosecco drink at a rooftop barย in the cityย called the Loopy Doopy rooftop bar, which is found at the top of a NYC hotel. ย It was definitely over priced, and even though I have made Popsicles in Prosecco at home for a dinner I hosted before, it’s something I just had to do, since it’s where it’s known for it.

 

 

I mean how pretty?!…and Delicious!

 

 

 

 

That completed our fun filled day in NYC. We had a great time with my sister and her husband. Also realized we don’t take pics of the four of us enough, haha.

 

Moral of the story — you never know when or where you can come across the cutest addition to your wardrobe!

 

What’s an unlikely/unsuspected find you’ve come across that you just LOVE?! Have you guys ever had a fun day in the city? If not NYC, then another well known city? Or one you would like to go to?! I’d love to hear!

 

-Jac

 

July 16, 2017

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14 Comments

  1. Reply

    Mary

    July 2, 2017

    Omg, this is so funny– we are literally so similar! I always say, “eyes on the prize” when my husband and I go into any shop!! Even the grocery store lolol. But, I do the same with buying gifts for others, too! That is hilarious! But your impulse buy is soooo cute and really did work perfectly with your dress. Necessary!! You and your husband are so adorable, and your sis looks identical to you! Also, in Columbus when I was visiting my bffs from high school, they had this drink with firecracker popsicles (those red, white and blue ones?) and vodka. LOL, delish!
    xxoo
    Mary

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      jac

      July 4, 2017

      Hahah that is funny! ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ‘ฏ blogging twinsies! And thankss, girl! I love it. And idk if you could make out the sign by the scarves, but that impulse buy was ONLY $5!! Uh-mazing.

      And aw thank you, I guess I’ll keep him around ๐Ÿ˜‰
      But yeah, some people don’t see it, but others say right away how much we look alike, I’m a tan version ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

      And yum! That Popsicle drink does sound delicious that you had!

      As always, thanks for reading and commenting! ๐Ÿ’•

      -Jac

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    Jodi

    July 2, 2017

    It really is convenient when you don’t use your blinders!!

    PS… Nice pictures!

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      jac

      July 4, 2017

      ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿป๐Ÿ˜˜

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    Cristina

    July 4, 2017

    Wow.. love the exploring.. pics are terrific. My goal is to do some exploring this summer. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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      jac

      July 4, 2017

      Thankss lady! ๐Ÿ’• Explore yourself down to Florida ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜˜

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    Jodi

    July 9, 2017

    This is SO me! I cannot focus when going into stores., haha! That scarf is absolutely adorable on you! I love going to new cities and exploring. NYC is definitely on my bucket list! Great post ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿป

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      jac

      July 11, 2017

      hahah! I’ve always said it’s a gift and a curse! Lol and aw thankss girl!

      you should definitelyyy check that one off your bucket list!, so much to do and see! I still am amazed when people say they haven’t been.

      Thanks for reading!

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    Patrizia

    July 10, 2017

    Love the pictures! That scarf is so cute… I feel like I always have blindfold on bc I can never find anything in stores !! Meanwhile here u r spotting the cutest stuff lmao

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      jac

      July 11, 2017

      Bahaha you’ll just have to go shopping WITH me ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ˜˜

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    Katie

    July 11, 2017

    Love that scarf!! It really is the perfect addition to that dress!! Super cute…great pics too! I’m a NYer as well and have yet to go do any of those touristy things either. But I think my next trip into the city will definitely have to be be a trip to that street market for a scarf. ๐Ÿ™‚

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      jac

      July 11, 2017

      Aw thanks girl!! And yeah, as a NY-er you know how it is then. And do ittt!–so many cute things that you can find!

      Thanks for reading!! ๐Ÿ’œ

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    Diana

    July 14, 2017

    LOVE your blog! <3

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      jac

      July 16, 2017

      ahh thanks girl! ๐Ÿ™‹๐Ÿป๐Ÿ’•

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