Double A

Another day, another button down. Button downs are one of my favourites because one could wear it both casually and in formal occasions. It is a classic and timeless piece that can be worn all year: by itself in the summer or underneath a knit sweater for when the weather becomes cooler. I am especially fond of this short sleeved button down because of its crisp collar, shoulder padded sleeves and pastel pink colour! Supporting Canada with Double A: American Apparel.
SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES1) Button Down: American Apparel (similar here) | 2) High Waisted Corduroy Shorts: American Apparel | 3) Suede boots: Dolce Vita (similar here) | 4) Sunglasses: Nine West | 5) Backpack: Vintage from Mom | 6) Star Stud Earring: Gifted

A plus tard et avec l’amour!

Day 7: Ate to our Heart’s Content

To relieve ourselves of exhaustion and prepare for a tiring flight tomorrow, we decided to spend our last day in New Jersey. We never intended to go to Carlo’s Bakery because we thought it was far, but after finding out that it was a 10-min drive from our place, we paid a visit. Seeing its quaint exterior outside of the TV screen was very exciting! Upon entering, a strong whiff of baked goods could make anyone hungry. We took a ticket and waited until our number was called. Unfortunately, none of the cast from the show was in the shop.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Even though I’m lactose intolerant, I took the chance of taking a taste of these pastries: Dark and White Chocolate Mousse! They were perfectly baked although after not having consumed sweet goods for a long while, I found them too sweet for my tastebuds.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES For lunch, we went to Newport Mall. I had maki and salmon sashimi. One cannot expect much from mall sushi but this particular location made them exceptionally! If anything, it’s even better than other sushi restaurants I’ve visited. The sushi was fresh, warm and the salmon was fatty and tasty that melted into my mouth.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

Then, we went to get smoothies and found that they were made lactose free. How considerate was that place!? Our family officially holds the title of bottomless stomachs. Though as for I, this vacation from my diet shall end soon. I actually miss my healthy ways: oatmeal, multigrain and fruits and vegetables!

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It was nice to have a relaxing day and the nice, friendly people of New Jersey only made it better! If I were to live here, could I have one of these houses? They have so much character!SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

A plus tard et avec l’amour!

Day 6: Last of tourist must

Today, we returned to New York to check off the last of tourist spots. We were informed that going up to the Empire State Building was not worth it so we just took pictures outside the building and in the lobby. We also visited Madison Square Garden, not finding anything interesting.
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Since Koreatown was close by, we walked around to see what was there. Basically, it was a row of Korean restaurants and cosmetic offices. In Canada, it’s illegal to have offers on liquor so finding this advertisement was quite entertaining!SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES  SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

We had lunch at a nearby café and acting as if we were local, ate by the windows looking out into the streets. It was nice to be momentarily away from the busy streets and people watch instead. That man definitely wanted a taste of my pasta.SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURESNot knowing where else to go, we visited Fashion Ave, which to my disappointment was nothing of what its named to be. I wish we were in SoHo instead.

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For dinner, we ventured to Queens to meet up with our family friend one last time. Queens was exactly how Ugly Betty portrayed it to be: a neighbourhood of different ethnic stores within a cluster of blocks. In the ‘Filipino area’, we went to a restaurant called Krystal’s. After not having home cooked meals, nor rice for days, I ate more than I usually do. The food was wonderful!SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES SAMSUNG CAMERA PICTURES

I believe this is our last day in New York. Goodbye then, Big Apple~

A plus tard et avec l’amour!

Lady-like in Public Transit

New York is a fashion capital and I was not going to waste my chance of pretending I belonged. I achieved this lady-like look by wearing a floral dress with lace and pearl embellishments. Since the dress is already very busy, I chose simple, yet elegant accessories. To juxtapose the softness of the dress, I paired it with a leather satchel, watch and shoes.
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1) Dress: Gifted from The Philippines | 2) Leather Satchel: Coach | 3) Cut-Out Shoes: Jeffrey Campbells | 4) White & Rose Gold Watch: Bulova | 4) Round Sunglasses: The Queen Boutique

A plus tard et avec l’amour!