Starting tonight I am off on a fun weeklong adventure!
Rami and I are taking the redeye to Boston tonight. Tomorrow when we land, we’re renting a car and going to Exeter, New Hampshire for the weekend - it’s his friend from college’s wedding and we couldn’t miss it. On Sunday, we’ll return the car and fly from Boston to New York - we’ll be there together til Tuesday night, when R will fly home. I’m staying in New York the rest of the week so I can hang out with Bay and celebrate the Jewish holidays with my family. I won’t be home again til Saturday!
I promise to blog as much as I can - I’m bringing my laptop and my new iPad so there shouldn’t be any excuses! Unless, of course, I get too caught up in things like eating at hot dog carts, visiting Topshop in Soho, and begging Rami to take a cab instead of the subway :)
In the meantime, let’s discuss the more important things - what I’m packing on this major trip!
I’m an infrequent shopper at Banana Republic and I don’t watch Mad Men, so my own obsession with the Banana Republic Mad Men collection was a surprise even to me! All the items in the collection were gorgeous and classy, but the moment I laid eyes on this black lace dress, I knew it had to be mine. I ordered it online the day it came out and when it finally came, I couldn’t stop squealing - it fits like it was made for me! I love the demure cut - perfect for this upcoming wedding!
For years, I’ve carried my laptop around in an old faded blue sleeve that I stole from Bailey. It was time to upgrade, and I knew I wanted an actual laptop bag this time - something light that I could easily stuff with my computer and cords and take around with me. For my birthday, Bay sent me the Marc Jacobs laptop bag (you know the one - it’s literally everywhere) and while I liked it a lot, I kept searching. When I found this LeSportsac one on sale at ShopBop for half the price, I snapped it right up! It came a couple days ago - nice timing! - and it’s perfect for the job!
Last weekend my mom and I popped into Anthropologie - while browsing through the sale racks, I stumbled upon this gorgeous Anna Sui beauty. Originally $288, it was on sale for $39.99 - talk about a shopping miracle!!! (Even better, it was a size small and STILL fit perfectly!) The colors are very spring/summer, but I will “winter it up” by pairing it with a black blazer and my black suede Pour la Victore wedges. May end up wearing this one to synagogue on Rosh Hashanah... we’ll see!
As someone who stalks weather.com before I go anywhere, I’m not getting the best forecast for this trip :( It looks like it’ll rain at least a couple of days, so I’m preparing by packing a coat, an umbrella, and - cross your fingers - these Missoni for Target rainboots! My roommate’s mom has an extra pair in my size and she said I could buy them from her. I am praying they fit!
I am so excited for our trip - can’t wait to meet R’s New York friends, see my sister’s new apartment, get to hang out in one of my favorite cities, and play with my cousins :)
Next time I write will be from the East Coast! XOXO