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a close to perfect weekend in nyc

BABES! I'm alive! Which you know if you've been following my Tumblr and Instagram and all that...but I will admit...I've been literally dead on here. But it is truly for a good reason. I know you guys are so sweet and I didn't realize you actually liked when I updated on here; I didn't think people actually paid attention to it that much. But, life has been crazy for the past 2 months, and there are changes in my life that you guys might not really know about. Here is a list of things that has happened since I updated here 7 weeks ago:

  • I got a job at Free People 5th avenue as a stylist, and I will be working for their social media very soon as well which I am so freaking excited about.
  • I have a boyfriend...I know...I cannot believe it either. His name is Adam, he's older than me (he's a working man), and he's the sweetest and I am in love. I won't be sharing our relationship too much, but of course he is a huge part of my life now, so you guys will definitely be seeing him a lot in my photos. 
  • Sort of lame, but just in case you guys don't know, I am in school (college in NYC) and I've been slaying away at that (not actually slaying in a good way, slaying as in I feel like I am a prisoner to school)
  • I've been working on some things and some amazing opportunities. I did a little Brandy shoot which was so cool and I'm trying to work on getting myself more involved with other things :-)
So nothing too crazy, but definitely some things you guys should know. I'll do a little conclusion message that I would love all of you to read if you can. And now...for 50 photos of this weekend. 

On Friday I had off from work, which never usually happens, so I took complete advantage and hung out with the one and only, Hannah Lee Davis, a photographer, an absolutely amazing best friend, a wonderfully inspiring soul, and a visitor from Philly. Naturally, we decided to cross off many places off of our bucket list's. First stop, The Fat Radish. 

We did make a reservation, just because I did not want anything stopping us from going here, but something did not go to plan; they did not serve brunch on Fridays and we were craving eggs, pancakes, the ultimate breakfast. So...we did have some coffee (French Press-amazing experience) and OJ, and decided to go to a place that was serving brunch at 12pm...Freeman's.

You know the classic alleyway picture of this restaurant's exterior; the hanging lights, the baby blue door, the cracked street and plants. This place is literally in an alleyway in which Google maps will not help you find. You need to turn down a little random street (which is across from a plant shop-you'll see my photos) and once you see the alleyway that is graffiti'd and full of puddles you can't miss it. It's unbelievably charming and even more beautiful on the inside. My pictures don't serve it justice; I truly fell in love with the interior of this place. Ask Hannah, she'll tell you all about my heart eyes.

Hannah got unbelievably delicious granola with yogurt and fruit, while I got the savory meal of scrambled eggs, sausage, and home fries. We shared and chit-chatted about life and admired the beautiful decor that is Freeman's. If you guys go for breakfast, get the granola. You really won't regret it. 

After breakfast, we went across the way to the adorable plant/vintage shop called The Green Fingers Market. Soooooo cute. Sort of expensive. But really cool.

After browsing around and not buying a hat that was $100 (we're struggling students remember) we took the train to Greenwich Village to walk around, take some more photos, and explore.

 Alright, so full outfit I wore for this extravaganza (denim on denim): Brandy Melville denim shirt, Levi's, Free People vegan tote + brown boots, Nomadic Store beautiful rope choker, and rounded Ray Bans.

More exploring that I can't really explain...

We browsed in Three Lives Book Store and then stumbled across a Saturdays location which I've never been to. It's less coffee-shopish and more actual surf shop, but there are still those little window ledges that you can sit and talk on. Hannah and I were so exhausted from walking we got some tea and rehashed our plans/adventures.

We walked around a bit more but then it started down pouring and so we took the subway back and decided to part for the day </3 I had to meet up with bae for dinner anyways and a little night out with him. In the morning we went to The Standard cause he knows that I'm obsessed and it's my absolute favorite place to go for breakfast. We got some coffee at the bar and then moved outside to eat waffles and eggs.

He's going to kill me for posting this but he had to wear my sunglasses because they literally put us (more him since my back was facing the sun) directly into the morning sunshine. I thought he looked adorable and like a little hipster bae. Love you don't kill me.

After our breakfast we went shopping and walked around the meat packing district. He did buy me flowers which I absolutely loved (from Flower Girl NYC) in the Gansevoort Market. I bought some men's shoes from H&M and some scarves, tights, little things like that. I'm going to end these photos featuring these shoes and my lovely little flowers. 50th photo, here we are:

Now today, Sunday, I'm working on homework and laundry and all that. Hannah and I went into Brooklyn last night and we were out late so I might take a nap as well. We got breakfast this morning as a final goodbye :'( but we've been planning some other adventures for the future so stay tuned babes!

I hope you liked this literal master post of my weekend. I wanted to start with a bang because you guys haven't seen me on here for forever and I truly felt terrible. But I also want you guys to know that it's unbelievably hard to balance blogging, school, work, having a boyfriend, and still maintaining a social life. I'm trying the best that I can and I want to thank you guys for sticking with me. Hopefully I'll be able to photograph more this week/maybe record a video or something exciting. Just stick with me babes. It means the world that you've stuck with me to this point <3 



  1. So happy everything is going super cool ☺ love the photos 😍😍😍

  2. Kiki I've been waiting forever! Super excited for you. Super beautiful photos as always! Good luck with your homework xx

  3. Hi Kiki! This blog is a gem; I'm in college in NYC too and I always come here for inspiration of what to do on the weekends. I was wondering: how did you get your job at Free People?
    x Luna

  4. aahh I´m so happy for you!! I loved this post and I missed you a lot, I just feel so much more connected with you if you post here but please don´t feel pressured.. it´s understandable that you have a busy life to live, just do it whenever you want :) Also he is the luckiest guy... seriouslyy, hahaxx

  5. i've been checking up on this site and this morning i was so excited to finally see there was an update. THANK YOU!!

  6. THE WAIT WAS WORTH IT!!!! Plus I love the fact that you balance not sharing your private life but knowing that we would crave to see a photo of him. Thank you for that, I guess we´re all a little bit curious hahaha. By the way, Im having the same struggle of balancing work, college, social life (unluckily I dont have the boyfriend issue hahaha) and you are doing a great job. Thanks for inspiring me again!

  7. Your blog is literally my aesthetic!

    P.S. will you post some stuff about that time you hung out with Cole Sprouse and how'd you two meet? Love everything about your blog, pictures, fashion and you btw. XOXO

  8. Finally <3 I have been checking on your blog! And I am so happy that you seems very happy with your boyfriend! Even if he doesn't like that you posted his pics but it is worth it girl haha
    Can't wait for your new things! xx

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