For many people, last year’s holiday season was unlike anything we had seen before. We were forced to give up memorable traditions, missed out on seeing friends and family, and stayed home instead of attending parties. A year later, things are pretty much back to normal and people are getting a jump start on their shopping. Usually, A Girl in NYC waits until the day after Thanksgiving to release our coveted list of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals. This year, however, we couldn’t wait! Our guide is broken down by the type of retailer and/or what they’re most known to carry. Underneath that is
Every year I contemplate doing a roundup of Christmas essentials, but the timing never seems right. It’s either too early in the season or once the season hits, I’m all about posting holiday gift guides. This year, I’m in the Christmas spirit more so than ever. I thought what better way to get ready than to elevate my space with pretty holiday decor. PS: As you can see below, Anthropologie is clearly having a moment with their holiday options and to say I’m a bit obsessed would be an understatement. 1. Seasons Greetings Hooked Pillow | Anthropologie ($88): The cutest of decorative pillows to display on
With every autumn season, I look forward to stocking up on cold weather essentials like cozy sweaters (I just purchased this one and wore it in Mystic, CT), candles, pumpkin spice products, and anything that helps me to embrace this wonderful season. Below, I’ve made a list of fall favorites, which is filled with everything from warm coats to entertaining must haves and everything in between. 1. BB Dakota x Steve Madden What’s The Fuzz About Faux Fur Coat, $99 2. Superdown Tianna Faux Fur Jacket, $88 (also available in winter white.) 3. Thread & Supply Long Shirt Jacket, $49 (also comes in a black plaid version.) 4.
With October 31st being just a few days away, I revisited an old blog post where I wrote about my favorite gourmet Halloween treats. Aside from making me seriously hungry (I mean, who doesn’t love indulging in brownies and sour gummies?), it inspired me to write about my go-to candy stores in NYC. These 10 places stand out for several reasons, a few of them being their vast selection of confections, the shop’s history and decor, and the warm and inviting vibe you feel upon entering. Below, I’ve written a small snippet on each shop and included a few relevant details like what they carry
Growing up in the 90s was a much simpler time. There was no such thing as social media, no one had cell phones, friends got together after school to play outside, and Friday nights were reserved for TGIF and ordering pizza. When I think back to that decade, various TV shows, movies, games, and characters stand out. Recently, beauty brands have begun collaborating with our favorite old school characters, giving us a feel good blast from the past. I’ve picked 15 makeup and beauty products that will spark memories of living in the 90s. 1. Sailor Moon Collection | ColourPop, $94 The prettiest dainty shades!
In 2020, my family closed on our beach house in Connecticut during the end of August, so naturally I tried to drag the summer out for as long as possible. It was mid-September, and I was still laying out on the beach trying to keep my tan. During the evenings, Billy and I would go for runs around the neighborhood, which was something I looked forward to. We left Connecticut for a week in mid-October to look for an apartment in New York City. Once we returned, the weather had shifted. I traded in my shorts and tank tops for a pair of leggings and
Growing up my bedroom was filled with overpowering candles and incense from The Dancing Bear. Aside from when I was sleeping, there was never a time when something wasn’t lit. Fast forward to the present and my scent preference has surely changed. I’ve traded in my patchouli incense and my inexpensive (and at times headache inducing) candles from the local mall for something more refined. Now when I invest in a candle, I pay attention to the top notes and seek out high quality. I look for the type of scent that gives off an alluring aroma without being too powerful. Over the years, I’ve
In between sun-filled beach days, family cookouts, and sightseeing in NYC, when I look back on my summer, these are the 10 outfits that stand out. PS: I’m already in full fall mode, so this will be my last post of summer related content. Free People maxi dress | Vince Camuto sandals (similar here) | UO rattan purse (similar here) | Daisy hair clip (similar here) | Quay shades (similar here) | Apple Watch | Opal moon necklace (similar here) | Sterling Forever wave ring | Vida Kush shell knuckle ring | Palm tree ring | Free People denim jacket (not pictured) Tularosa button down
In between the daunting task of searching for a new apartment and spending countless amounts of days packing, I did manage to have some memorable summer moments. Last year my family purchased a beach house at the end of August, but because of Covid there wasn’t a lot we could do in terms of entertainment. This year, I wanted to make up for it so I created a bucket list of all the things I wanted to do before Labor Day approached. As I look back, I accomplished a ton of the activities on my list. Some of which remind me of my childhood spent
Since the start of 2021, I’ve bought far too many items on Amazon than I care to admit. With it’s one to two day Prime delivery it’s become one of my shopping go-to websites. Knowing they carry practically everything imaginable, it’s hard to shy away from. Looking back on these past nine months, here are my favorite Amazon purchases. 1. Mario Badescu Vitamin C Serum ($45) – Recently, I talked about how my skin broke out this summer. I discussed the steps I’ve been taking to get things under control, as well as the products I’ve incorporated into my daily skincare routine. Now I’m in the