When I think of Y2K, I think of a much simpler time. Other than AOL there was no social media or streaming services. Communication was made via pagers and in the year 2000 I got my first cell phone (which was teal and by Nokia). I listened to music by going to the local mall and purchasing CDS or I downloaded songs on Napster and Limewire and made my own playlists. Friday nights that I didn’t spend at a football game or a house party, I spent hanging out at the mall. During this time, I transitioned away from my preppy Abecrombie & Fitch style
When I was in my teens, I’d go into a shopping mall and stock up on fast fashion. I thought that spending $100 and getting multiple items was absolutely amazing. After years of wearing my new purchases once or twice and having them rip or shrink, I began to rethink my approach to shopping. In my early 20s, I transitioned away from fast fashion and into good quality clothing and accessories that would last a long time. For basic or trendy items that will be out of style the following season, I still shop at places like Zara and H&M because I value their quality.
When I first moved to Los Angeles back in 2011, I devoted hours to thrifting (these were some of my go-to shops on Melrose and Fairfax). I considered it a weekend hobby where I’d search for a hidden gem to purchase so I could resell it for a nice profit. That, mixed with constantly cleaning out my closet, I’ve learned a thing or two on using secondhand apps to my advantage. Here are 11 tips for selling (and profiting) on the resale market. PS: While this post talks specifically about marketing clothing and accessories, here’s a list of items that may want to declutter from
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
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
Every year I look forward to purchasing summer clothing just as much as I anticipate the long hot days and endless summer nights. Going back and forth between my apartment in NYC and my parents’ beach house in Connecticut, I’ve been buying everything from swimsuits and dresses, to jewelry and sandals. Below are 20 items I’ve recently bought to wear in the city and at the ocean. 1. Lost + Wander sundress. An asymmetrical hem, a delicate floral pattern, and a flattering empire waist. What’s not to love about this sundress? 2. Show Me Your Mumu bodysuit. A simple white bodysuit, but the ruffle adds
Summer is officially upon us and that means long days spent lounging at the beach or by the pool. With that comes shopping for new swim apparel. We’ve created our annual swimsuit guide that’s filled with flattering one piece swimsuits and bikinis in various colors, patterns, and textures (think tie-dye, marble, space dye, metallics, stripes, and more). Because we know that everyone looks for something different when searching for the idea swimsuit, we’ve included a variety of silhouettes like a high cut leg, full coverage bottoms, cheeky bottoms, triangle tops, halter tops, tops for fuller busts, wrap detailing, deep v’s, just to name a few.
While I’ve recently jumped back into working out full time and rejoined a gym (after taking almost a year off), there were a few things I needed in terms of athletic apparel. The week before I planned to return, I went through my drawer where I keep all my gym clothes. As I sorted through my leggings, shorts, and tops, I realized most of it was over a year old and looked like it had been through a lot. I turned to one of my go-to brands and stocked up on a few essentials, which I’ve highlighted below. There’s just something about getting new workout
One of the best things about moving back to the East Coast is being able to purchase cold weather clothing and accessories and actually wear them more than a few times each year. When I lived in L.A. I’d vacation here for a few weeks in December. Immediately upon returning to the California sunshine and winters of 75 degrees or warmer my cold weather clothing got pushed to the back of my closet. As I created this winter coat guide filled with my favorite picks, I was sure to include a variety of styles, colors, textures, and price points. Here are 36 coats that will
For pretty much the first half of 2020 my daily attire consisted of loungewear and athleisure. Anytime I shopped, I found myself looking for comfy sweats, hoodies, and sweaters since I was trying to leave my apartment as little as possible. Then, this spring, when more things began opening up, I started planning my trip out to the East Coast. I decided I had enough of the unofficial Covid lounge attire and planned my wardrobe as if we weren’t in the middle of a pandemic, which I’ve continued to do for autumn and the upcoming winter months. My thought process is this: just because there