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empire state of mind

empire state of mind

Monday: thrifted hat and sunglasses, brandy melville dress (similar)

Week two in this wonderful city just flew by! At this point I'm all adjusted and set to live here forever. It's so sad to think that we have to head home on Friday, but we will certainly be making the most out of this next week.

movie at bryant park

Again, I spent the majority of the weekdays in class. Both of my classes are still so fascinating to me, and I really enjoy that they are so different. It feels nothing like school, even though my International Fashion Marketing class is largely lecture-based, because I'm so interested in the subjects. My magazine for Magazine Design is really coming along. It's called daydreamer, and all of the writing and photos are either my original work or pieces that my friends from home have contributed. I've been taking a ton of inspiration from rookie mag, both in design and concept. I'm excited to finalize it this week and see the end result! Also, on Wednesday we got to visit the FIT museum for a field trip and see their incredible exhibit on fashion capitals.

from liberty walk

On Monday after class I met up with my mom and we walked around Manhattan and stopped for some sushi and coffee, separately of course. In the evening I joined some friends in Bryant Park for a black and white movie. Tuesday was drizzly (I also forgot to get an outfit photo!) so I hurried over to Barnes & Noble after class to get a coffee in the cafe and look at Rookie Yearbooks for formatting ideas. 

Wednesday started out wild! We attended a Daybreaker event in Manhattan. It's held in a club from 7 to 9 am, and it's basically a morning rave. They provide all of the coffee, water, and protein shakes you need for breakfast. Everybody's dancing and having a great time, but it's early morning and they're about to head to work! Definitely a cool first clubbing experience. After school I was a bit tired, so I just spent some time writing in Central Park before I met my mom and some of her college friends for dinner in Tribeca.

at Daybreaker

On Thursday my friend Alice and I went to Soho after school. After some wonderful chocolate chip cookie shots we did some shopping at Brandy and other stores in the area. 

Wednesday: brandy top (tshirt version), gap skirt, topshop shoestabbisocks

Since junior year starts next month and all the college stuff is about to get insane, we made the journey up to Hamilton, New York to tour Colgate University on Friday. A representative from the school did an information session at my high school last year, and I have been highly considering them ever since. The campus is stunning, the community seems really close-knit, and I'd genuinely enjoy studying the curriculum. 

slightly embarrassed that this is the only picture I'm in from Thurday: thrifted sunglasses, masons vest, Gianni Bini dress (similar)

On Saturday we spent a large chunk of time at the Met then went to Central Park to see Strawberry Fields. I'm planning on doing a whole post about the Met, and it should be up in a few days.

Saturday: thrifted hat, Brandy Melville dress, vintage Dooney & Bourke bag via grey dognike shoes

On Sunday we woke up early to head into Manhattan and have breakfast at Dough bakery. They have some of the best and most unique doughnuts I've ever tasted; I had a hibiscus one and a cafe au lait one. After eating, we made it to the 10 am service at Hillsong NYC. The worship was so incredible and compared so well to their albums. We then spent a generous amount of time at The Strand Bookstore on Broadway before heading back to Brooklyn. Strand is enormous and so full of books! Fayetteville people, it's Dickson Street Bookstore doubled!

Sunday: gap shirtgap skirt, birkenstocks, vintage Dooney & Bourke bag via grey dogvince camuto sunglasses

love,

claire

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goodbye new york (for now)

goodbye new york (for now)

becoming a brooklyn baby

becoming a brooklyn baby