Sunday, October 2, 2011

I wanted to start off this entry with my NYC loot since it has been almost a full week since I last posted and I have yet to do so, as you may be able to tell, we spent many a New York moment in Forever 21. They had a pretty epic sized one in Times Square (4 levels) and I was mighty fond of their extensive plus size section - especially since we (by we, I mean the plus sized ladies) usually only get a tiny isolated corner, if any. I heard some girl walk by and exclaim "Oh, this is the heavy women's section." We went into two Forever 21's and total visits to Forever 21: 3.  Yep, it just kept popping up where we happened to be and also my little sisters/mother aren't really ones to shop at unknown places. I was all for hitting up the vintage shops in the East Village but what can you do.

This loot includes 2 short sleeve shirts (one white and sparkly peach, one aquamarine), two tank tops (one leopard print - one of my first leopard print pieces in a long time, and a fabulous black/white/purple/orange tunic that I looove), one long sleeve lace black top, and one grey striped cardigan. Two pair of earrings modeled against my Halo's fur, he missed me (he isn't on the desk honey... *eye shift*), and one black layered necklace. A pair of black rain boots with ribbon laced in the back (not pictured), and some purple eyeliner complete the loot. I'm happy to report I have worn everything with exception of the leopard tank which I'm saving for a sexy day, I haven't really had any sexy days in awhile (by sexy days I just mean days where I feel fabulous, I haven't been feeling too fabulous )= 

Also, the black lace top has a rip in it already, *pout*

As I said in my previous entry, my trip to New York was good and bad, the first day was spent in Times Square and it was raining goats and monkeys most of the day. My extremely large umbrella was making me super nervous so I kept either crouching under it or putting it way above me to ensure I wouldn't poke any eyes out. My outfit really did not work with my adidas shoes and I looked dumpy although to be honest I wasn't trying to be appealing just comfortable. We spent a lot of time getting lost on the second day and I spent a lot of it in agony because my feet, legs, and back were really achy. Traveling can be hard, trying to navigate an unfamiliar place can be hard and my Mom and I had a few arguments along the way. My mom and I have had a rocky relationship the past year or so and that reared it's ugly head this trip. Overall it was a good time and I feel bad for mentioned arguments but she was driving me a little crazy.

On the good side we had a lot of good food including some yummy Macaroni and Cheese from S'Mac, some absolutely incredible fudge from Dylans Candy Bar, some milkshakes and lunch from Serendipity 3, and some delicious french food from Le Parisien. My ideal vacation is full of shopping, going out to eat, people watching, and exploring so we did do a lot of that.

Posted this in previous post but it is new and improved this time, with back story!
We came across two protests, one in Union Square and one near us on the way to S'Mac, I really wanted to join in but my family kept pulling me away. I'm a bit passionate and love to see other people going to the streets to stand up for what they believe in, especially in the U.S where it does not happen very often (even when it should). I saw lots of cops and a little too much unwarranted aggression but I wasn't really sure what was going on since I only witnessed it for about 10 minutes.

Pretty doll in FAO Schwartz, has no relevancy to what I'm saying lol just wanted to share.
I had several really kind people talk to me on the streets, in stores, and at restaurants. There were a couple of really cute girls in S'Mac who struck up a conversation with me about the macaroni I chose and we talked about earrings briefly. A really nice (and kind of hunky, although I wasn't looking at him like that, just stating an observation hehe) walk up to us and give us directions for the subway, and a dude strike up conversation with me while I was standing watching the protest and chaos in the streets. That is part of what I love about big cities, striking up conversations with strangers and having a little tête-à-tête (I'm misusing that word a little bit but I love that word). 

On another note it took us only 3 hours to get from my mom's home in Eastern Maryland to New Jersey (only 5 miles or so outside Manhattan). I found that nutso, that was one quick drive! 

There was so much I didn't get to see but understandably so, it is a big city with tons to see. I didn't get any macaroons or cupcakes which was a bit of a bummer, I didn't get to stop by Re/Dress in Brooklyn (I am very saddened to hear it will be closing in November), and I didn't find me some vintage pieces. I'm really hoping I'll be able to talk my boyfriend into driving up for a day trip one of these days. I have yet to party/see a show/dance in the Big Apple and I mean, that is just a must!

Since then I have visited with my friend Row where we made many inappropriate jokes, I got some ridiculously sparkly eyeshadow, and we got stared at by young and old alike. Visited our friends D & Z where we played Assassins Creed Revelations (I think it was Revelations? Our dude was assassinating his way around Tuscany and Venice and having some "private time" on his gondola) and the four of us had some root beer floats with whipped vodka (you must try this combination, it is really delicious), and Jason and I went to a local restaurant for the first time where we ate excessive amounts of cheese. Oh and I got some local cupcakes!

Lastly, I'm going to share with you my new favorite band called Johnny Hollow! I love, love, love this band and have decided to go full groupie for them, I'm kidding, don't run away or anything. Give them a listen. I'll return in a jiffy, till then stay safe and uh, wear your goggles. I just felt like saying something silly like "wear your goggles."

P.S - How awesome is Autumn! Eeeek, me loves me some Autumn!


Courtney Erin said...

F21 is stocking leopard tank tops???? I seriously need to get to there....

xoxo ~ Courtney

Honeysuckelle said...

Eek me and my inaccurate descriptions, it has spaghetti straps but I don't think a real fashion savvy person would label it a tank but I label anything a tank that doesn't have sleeves haha. I'm so bad at description, I sowwie.

Here is a better picture of it.

I hope you find a leopard print tank though, especially now that I feel bad for the misleading!


Honeysuckelle said...

@Courtney Erin

I found a leopard tank top. I felt so guilty with my inaccurate descriptions I started looking online for some.

Honeysuckelle said...

Two more, hope this helps <3

Nnenna said...

Yeah, the Forever 21 in Times Square is really crazy! Love those studded earrings that you picked up! =)

star-crossed smile

Honeysuckelle said...

@Nnenna, I love the stud earrings although the back to the one keeps falling out but no troubles, just switched it out. That Forever 21 was complete nuts, I kept looking down and going "More? Whoa".

Courtney Erin said...

Oooh, thanks for all the links!

xoxo ~ Courtney

Honeysuckelle said...

You are most welcome (:

Anita riot said...

your trip sounds like a lot of fun! I miss the states! i need to come back and visit! youve made me super nostalgic meh. i miss mac and cheese! lol i want to go to new york that would be so fantastic! did that protest have anything to do with the OWS protest that is going on? if so you might have been right there part of something that just might go down in history if it keeps up and makes a change. :)
awesome post darlin. I also want to thank you for your continuous support of my blog and all of your awesome comments! i appreciate every single one thank you!


PuppyLovePrincess said...

oh, that mac and cheese is calling my name. it looks SO YUMMY!

Honeysuckelle said...

@Anita, it was fun, New York is too fabulous. You do need a visit to the states, perhaps D.C? :P Macaroni and cheese is officially the best!

Yes I believe the protest was part of the OWS but I could not be quite sure since I did not hear what they were saying and saw a multitude of signs. I hope things change, I really do and it felt exciting being that close. I really wanted to leap in and join since it is something I also feel very strongly about.

You are most welcome, I love your blog and thank you so much for the mutual support and awesome comments. I also appreciate and look forward to all of your comments.


Honeysuckelle said...

@Puppyloveprincess, I definitely recommend S'Mac if you are in NYC. I really wish I had tried their sampler where you get to try a bunch of their combinations. I ordered the Cheeseburger Mac n Cheese and sampled my little sisters 4 cheese. Both were nomnom worthy.

Thanks so much for the comment. Cheese and pasta lovers unite :)

Sophie Isobel said...

I love the F21 stud earrings - can't wait to go back to F21 and look at all their jewellery :)

Honeysuckelle said...

They were a good find, I had them saved on a wishlist on polyvore in both colors (wish they had the black multi-pack too) and squealed when I saw them at the store. Hope you get toupset go soon and find some cute jewellery. Thanks for the comment!

Nnenna said...

Thank you so much for all of your sweet comments on my blog the other day! You definitely put a smile on my face! :D

star-crossed smile

Honeysuckelle said...

@Nnenna, aww, I'm glad my comments made you smile <3

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