Monday, 4 September 2017

My America Uniform and Reflecting





Basically my go to outfit when I was away was this adorable skirt I got from the H&M sale and of course one of my tshirts from Pink Bones, first outfit I am wearing the Till Death Do Us Part tee (which is going to be on sale soon) and the second is my newest tshirt Sleepless Nights tee. On a day to day basis I throw on jeans and a tee but it was very hot whilst I was away especially in New York so I swapped jeans for this skirt and I genuinely love it because its so cute and goes with most things!


Just a few thoughts I had whilst on holiday, first daily blogging was harder than I thought it would be, I did a post for every day I was in New York with just a round up of what we did and it was pretty time consuming, especially since I always had to be thinking oosh I need to document this pizza or outfit haha. Overall though I am so glad I did it, I loved sharing my adventure out there and also now I have something to look back on as a nice keep sake of the trip which was a once in a lifetime for me. 

After the daily blogging bit a big thing popped into my head. I have had my blog for I think 7 years... yep you heard 7 years. I originally started it back in 2010/11 and just did it every now and then until this year when I wanted to rejoin the blogging community which has been so welcoming so far. My main concern was that I felt a lot of pressure to have perfect photos and got a bit upset and felt my content wasn't good enough compared to others. BUT that is not the attitude nor is it very fun at all. I see other bloggers and aspire to be successful like them and use their posts/content to inspire myself to work hard. But more importantly to be myself and enjoy what I am doing, I don't want to ever lose my personality or messy approach to things hah, I am very DIY and I like it. I hope I can grow and improve but never lose that. Obvs I need to get clued up on maybe composition and how to edit photos, but it will be good to look back on my photos and hopefully see I have improved!! 


So I just went completely off topic, but I had a lot of time to reflect whilst relaxing by the pool and sea in the second week and I thought it would be good to let you guys know incase anyone has had the same struggles or rut! Let me know if you have or any tips to motivate yourself or to help not compare yourself to others!
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Saturday, 26 August 2017

New York Photo Diary // Day Five



The High Line - this was our last day in New York so we decided to walk The High Line which is an elevated path of a disused railway track. It was really green and pretty but was still overlooked by the high buildings of the city which was cool. Throughout the walk there were art installations and little ice cream carts which was super cute!


 
Obviously was representing Pink Bones on the walk!
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We then ventured off to The Metropolitan Museum of Art which is full of many beautiful fine art collections. We obviously found the rooftop bar which had some interesting sculptures on and a stunning view of central park and the skyline. It was beaut!!





This was basically a day for views, we went up the Rockefeller centre look out point which is called Top of the Rock. It was so nice being above the busy streets of New York and overlooking the city, I could even spy the Statue of Liberty! After this we went out for dinner and straight to bed. I am really glad we did the most touristy things possible whilst in New York, I would defo come back but stay in Brooklyn and find the more secret places. They were an amazing 4 days spent there but now I am ready to lie down for a week in Cape Cod (Jaws was filmed here) and find some shark merch.

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Friday, 25 August 2017

New York Photo Diary // Day Four






We went off early to catch the bus to head to the uptown tour. The tour was mainly around central park and also took us to Harlem.
The Cathedral of Saint John the Divine which is above was really interested- This cathedral is actually not finished, there is only one bell tower which is crazy. It has been around since the late 1800's and its construction and restoration is still an ongoing process. I loved it because it looks so gothic which is why I wanted to take snaps of it. During the ride through Harlem we passed the famous Apollo venue, as it is Wednesday it is amateur night. Amateur night isn’t for the faint hearted, you have to be good otherwise not only are you booed by the crowd you also get taken off stage by the executioner!!


We could not come to New York and not go to Grand Central Terminal, it was beautiful inside and was very grand thats for sure. We also rode the subway a couple times which was rad. However I prefer the London tubes as I could not get my head around the Subway hah.




After that we stopped for some lunch and headed back up to central park where we found this cute Alice in wonderland statue, we then rented a little boat and rowed in the lake. It was so lovely and chill compared to us rushing through the streets and dodging the passing people.






We then ran home to get on the final bus to have the nighttime tour, which takes us into Brooklyn. We went over the Manhattan bridge which had amazing views of the skyline and Brooklyn bridge, it was pretty much perfect. We found a cute little bar afterwards on 8th avenue to have some food before going quickly to bed after the super busy day.



Again I was so so tired that as soon as we got back to the hotel I was asleep in no time!!

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Thursday, 24 August 2017

New York Photo Diary // Day Three






Day three we bought tickets for the Big Bus which is a bus you can hop on and hop off at your chosen destination which was really cool, we sort of made a plan of where to go and began our journey. The tour guide was really nice and saw my tattoos and told us that there is a tattoo shop in New York which is where the tattoo machine was invented, the idea was taken from Thomas Edisons electric pen. Samuel O'Reilly patented the first tattoo machine in 1891, imagine being that guy! As you are probably all aware I love tattoos hah.




Adorable little cupcakes from Baked By Melissa, I got the OG selection pack which featured flavours like red velvet, oreo, chocolate and vanilla to a tie dye cupcake.


We visited Lombardis which is in Little Italy, it was recommended by our tour guide - they were delicious. This place opened in 1905 and was the first pizzaria in the United States! 


We went to what used to be the famous music Venue CBGB which was awesome. Considering I have been to so many music venues around England it was pretty cool to be in the birth place of Punk Rock, according to my dad the Ramones played their first gig there back in 1974! It has housed bands ranging from AC/DC to Green Day (which happen to be some of my faves).






We also visited the memorial site where the awful 9/11 terrorist attack was. The memorial site is actually really lovely and features two tranquil fountains. I thought the site would be very sad, which is was don't get me wrong but I actually found it very peaceful. It was more of a remembrance to those who unfortunately died and those who showed so much bravery and heroism. It was a really eye opening and emotional experience.




After exploring Soho, Little Italy, Ground Zero and going to the famous CBGB site we hopped back onto the bus which took us to where we could get a ferry around the Statue of Liberty which was so surreal as I have only really seen it in films and tv shows.




Its safe to say after today I was so so so tired, we had dinner fairly late but then when straight to bed.

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