Saturday, December 19, 2009

It's Christmas Time In The City

Rather than plead for your forgiveness for my lack of blogging this week, I offer these photos from my spectacular trip into New York City today as penance, done in somewhat of a picture-or-two-or-three-an-hour fashion.

8:00 AM - Luke and I arrive at Grand Central Terminal, all prettily decked out for the holidays.

9:00 AM - We make a much needed stop at Starbucks before delving into our shopping adventures. The first store on our agenda? H&M, where I purchase several fantastic items that you will surely see soon. Luke gets a few things too.

10:00 AM - Next is J. Crew, where Luke buys khakis and a gorgeous deep red sweater. I am wearing my beautiful new black wool Banana Republic pea coat (well, sort of new, I found it at the thrift shop).


11:00 AM - Our final shopping locale is Forever 21, where I make four heavily laden trips to the dressing room and leave the store with a brimming bag. I almost literally screamed with delight when I found these Missoni Fall 2009 lookalike leggings. And I should mention that I purchased four pairs of leggings today. Craziness.

12:00 PM - In dire need of sustenance, we stumble into a cozy and beautifully decorated Irish pub near Herald Square for lunch. I have the yummiest crock of French onion soup and some of the best chicken fingers of my life. During lunch I flip through the Forever 21 magazine and see some of my favorite bloggers featured!





1:00 PM - Luke and I take the subway up to Bryant Park, where it starts to snow. I had never been before and it's quite a sweet little area, sort of a much less frenzied version of Rockefeller Center. There we meet up with Sylvia (who is wearing her magnificent Christmas sweater) and our friend Chris!


2:00 PM - The four of us trek through flurries and blustering wind back to Grand Central, where we buy our last coffees and snacks and head back home.

This was the first time I had properly shopped at real stores since the summer, and it was so much fun. I think I spent more money at once than I ever have, which felt slightly revolting but also pretty appropriate. It's the holiday season!

After being insanely busy this past week, I now have only two and a half days of school left until winter break. I already feel like a huge load is being lifted off my shoulder, and I will definitely not be taking any more six-day breaks from the blog. I missed it very much.

38 comments:

Anna G said...

Christmas in New York is beautiful. I love all your shots. ps. What kind of camera do you have? It's no very big and love the quality of your photos.

Rosie Unknown said...

Sounds like an amazing day!

I wish I could take photos as amazing as yours, mine just never turn out well.

Sylvie said...

BEST POST EVER! Gorgeously documented, miss.

emily said...

sounds like an amazing time! i'm so jealous. ;)

Lesa said...

Your pictures are breathtaking and your trip looks amazing! Have fun!

Blonde Chicette said...

Looks like an amazing day in nyc.

xx

M. said...

I'm so glad to be on break as well, love all the pictures NYC during Christmas is just the best!

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Alyssa said...

It seems like everyone is in New York City, but me! That's all I really want anyways. But I appreciate the photos so I can enjoy some NYC holiday cheer too!

Jess said...

omg that french onion soup is making me so hungry. i'm heading to nyc next week and you're making me so excited!

Chloe said...

looks like a fun day, great photos

this wheel's on fire said...

christmas shopping is so fun when the mood strikes!

fadetoblack said...

wow i love your blog!!
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and that chain scarf below is pretty dam awesome too :)

glad you had fun in new york ++

Amelia said...

I love seeing all the decorations! Looks like a great time :)

C.Chico said...

i love christmas in the city. beautiful photos.

is that french onion soup? omg i crave right now!!

Aney, said...

Lovely photos and it looks like you had an amazing time - the food has got me craving right now !!

Sidewalk Chalk said...

Beautiful photos -- glad you're having a fun time! Those leggings are amazing -- they remind me of Neapolitan ice cream.
Have a fabulous holiday break! :) - JoAnn, Sidewalk Chalk

Kara said...

Sooo jealous of your trip. I haven't been to New York since I was probably 14 and traveling with family, I'd love to go back now and spend oodles of money!!

Victoria-H said...

Aw Thank you so much !! :) :)
Ohh, NY shopping day- how much better can it get ! Thats totally how a day of shopping should look like ! Love it :)

Sher said...

Luke is my husband's name lol! You look like you had a fabulous time. Thanks for sharing the photos :)

Maria Confer said...

I was in NYC last year around this time and it was so magical.

Love all these photos.

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Indy said...

I officially love your blog! You have such lovely creative style that I can't help but be truly inspired!

Sarah said...

These are amazing pictures of the city!! You guys look like you had a fantastic time :)

The Lion & The Unicorn said...

Beautiful photos! and love the running commentary haha xx

fayeee said...

You lucky thing going to new york,
I so want to go
:(
looks even better at christmas time too"
x

La Société de Mode said...

It sounds like you had an ideal day surrounded by the magic of the city. Your photos are just gorgeous.


Love
Rebecca, Maddy and Alec
La Société de Mode| The Fashion Society

indigotangerine said...

what an amazing day, I wish I could just daytrip to NYC. Whatever that creamy cheesy thing is, it looks delicious.
-indigo

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the gorgeous said...

what a wonderfull day! love the colours of your pics.

Natalie said...

these photos really make me miss new york! looks like ur day was a blast! and those missoni looking leggings look authentic! :)

Taylor Sterling said...

love all these photos!!! NY is the best!!

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The Owl Diary said...

I want so badly to go to New York and I would imagine it's absolutely wonderful in December. One day, I hope. Looks like you have a lovely day.

Happy Christmas.
xx

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

Love Christmas posts, hope you have a wonderful holiday!
XOXOX
Libby
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Valencia Lia said...

I love love this post so much! It looks like you had such a fun day and 4 pairs of leggings?? Ahhhhh I can't wait to see them:)

Yummy yum food too<3

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I wish I could take photos as amazing as yours, mine just never turn out well.