Sunday, April 28, 2013

Exploring NYC

Nothing's better than fruity popsicles on a hot spring day! Especially when you're at the High Lines in New York City, there are so many gelato/icecream/popsicle carts and trucks but People's Pops is by far my fave. They're popsicles are made of real fruit (I even had 2 giant strawberry chunks in mine!) and they always have a range of flavors. A popsicle from People's Pops is only $3.50 compared to the Mexican Popsicles which sell for $4 a popsicle. 

Strawberries & Creme From People's Pops - 425 West 15th Street New York, NY 10011

H&M Striped Tee/F21 Distressed Light Blue High Waisted Denim Shorts/Steve Madden Embellished Thong Sandals/Vintage Messenger Bag
Since yesterday was around the 70s, I decided to go for a pair of denim shorts and a casual top with a black cardigan. I was fine throughout the day since it was so sunny but when it got dark, it got chilly and I regretted wearing shorts! Also, don't wear sandals if you're going to be walking all over New York City, cause by the time I got home, My feet were so sore.

Kenka - 25 St Marks Place New York, NY 10003
If you're in the St. Marks area and you're looking for a cheap dinner and has good asian food, you should try Kenka! It's mostly for people over 21 years old since their alcohol beverage menu is super cheap and they have a lot of options. But nonetheless, their food is cheap and tasty. But if you're starving, I'd suggest a different place since there's always a line waiting for seats.
Hand Made Cotton Candy From Kenta
Something that Kenka does which I think is awesome and very different since I've never seen it anywhere else is their cotton candy machine. At the end of your dinner they'll give you some cotton candy sugar/powder and you can go outside to the cotton candy machine and hand make your own cotton candy. For a first timer, I'd say mine came out to be pretty good! 
Mango Sorbet and Vanilla Gelato Flower From Amorino - 60 University Place New York, NY 10003

It was my first time at Amorino and their flower shaped cone is one of their most popular. I got the mango sorbet (which actually looked and tasted like REAL mangos) and the vanilla bean gelato which was heaven. Funny story though, the guy who made my gelato flower was super cute and at the end, he said, "This is the prettiest flower I've made today." It was $6.25 for the smallest cone, but their gelato is one of the best, and they let you pick any number of flavors no matter the size you get!


Thursday, April 25, 2013

Jewelry Haul

Prom Jewelry
Prom's in about a month and I have about everything I need; except a clutch and shoes - which are super important. But of course, I haven't found anything I liked yet. But I did get my jewelry covered! My dress is still a surprise until my actual Prom day which is May 30th but the reason I got silver jewelry is because my dress is yellow and gold would be too much. Since I'm planning on getting an updo, I wanted earrings that would pop out but ones that also looked simple and elegant so I chose the Alfani teardrop earrings; they're simple but I since I barely wear dangly earrings, these are considered "different" on me. I'm not a big fan of the necklace but it matches the earrings perfectly and since my dress is strapless, I liked how the V shape dips down so it covers most of my chest. I'm so excited for Prom, even though I'm going alone. But I hope I find a clutch and shoes in time since I'm super picky - fingers crossed.
Alfani Silver Twist Linear Drop Earrings

Charter Club Clear Rhinestone V Necklace

JewelMint Guilded Silver Bangle

I also got a bangle from JewelMint for my Prom day. It's kind of loose on my wrist - but not very loose as if it'll fall off so it's perfect. I love the little rhinestone designs and the clasp on the bracelet makes it easy to put on.
JewelMint April Ring Surprise Bundle Package
I also ordered the April ring surprise bundle package since I've never ordered one before. I'm pretty sure they have a different surprise bundle package every month and since I've never ordered one, I decided to and I'm neither happy nor upset about my purchase. The rings aren't what I would normally buy and I would prefer many of JewelMint's other rings over the ones I got. But I did get 4 rings and a pair of earrings for the price of one piece of jewelry on JewelMint. I guess the pros about getting the bundle package is that you get many pieces for the price of one but the con is that you don't know what pieces you'll get in your package so you won't know if you like them or not until you receive your order.

 Out of all the rings I got in the package, I like this one the best. At first, I thought the ring was a little too big in size since I started to wear smaller band rings over the past year. However, the designs on the edges and on the side of the ring caught my eye.

I'm not sure if I'll be ordering from JewelMint again though, because their jewelry is on the pricey side, in my opinion. And sometimes, you don't pay for what you get. Also, you pay a monthly fee for just being a member, which I am not a fan of at all. So I might just be sticking to Francesca's Boutique or F21 for my future jewelry.


Monday, April 8, 2013

Key Club DCON 2013

This past weekend I attended my very last DCON ever. I've been going for the past 3 years and every single time I go it's such a fun and amazing experience. But I think out of the 3 years that I've been attending DCON this year has by far been the most fun partly because the weather was so cooperative and the everyone that went were all so close with each other. The one thing I'm definitely gonna miss when I leave for college is my board and position as President. I cannot ask for a better board than I have had this year and I'm so proud of each and everyone of them especially Penny for winning the position as District Treasurer. I hope they'll make our school's key club even bigger and better after I leave and I'm definitely gonna come back to visit!


Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Statement Necklace

Urban Outfitters Silence & Noise Placed Mesh Pullover Sweater/ZARA Cheetah Print Flats
 Over the weekend, I did a lot of damage to my wallet and debit card. On Saturday, I went to the city and did some shopping and then Monday after school I went to Jersey Gardens with some friends and bought even more stuff (I just couldn't resist since there were so many outlet stores!) Some of the things I picked up these past few days were the Beige Sweater from UO and the Coral Statement Necklace from Charlotte Russe.

 I've been trying to find a statement necklace for Spring and transform my jewelery collection to more vibrant colored and big statement accessories and I just so happened to pick up this necklace for $5 at Charlotte Russe! Bright colors and large pieces of jewelery are must-haves for Spring since it brightens up your look.

JewelMint White Watch

Charlotte Russe Short Gemstone Statement Necklace

Francesca's Boutique Mum Studs