Friday, September 23, 2011

East Coast Here I Come!

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 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


Lindsey Leigh said...

have a blast!! i am sooo jeallly. ps. those were allll great finds.

The City Boy said...

youre going to love it here on the East...def break out your black.

its going to rain here in NYC for the next like 5 will def get wear out of your rain boots!