"Greenpoint is like Williamsburg for adults"

My fiance (soooo weird saying that!) and I have been really enjoying the past couple of weeks exploring new neighborhoods and just getting out of our usual spots. We love being regulars, but it’s also really fun to go out and about when the weather is this nice. We ventured into Greenpoint for some vintage shopping, brunch, and lounging in the park last weekend. I put on my best hipster girl outfit and away we went.

From Head to Toe // {Sunglasses: Vintage - Tank: Forever 21 - Necklace: Beacon’s Closet - Maxi Skirt: F21 - Pink Sandals: Payless - Purse: Dooney & Bourke}

I couldn’t go full hipster - had to add the hot pink sandals because duh. Please allow me to draw your attention to the fact that they are from the children’s section from Payless. Yes, seriously, homegirl has the smallest feet. Ever.

Also… I don’t think my legs are this pasty white in real life, so let’s blame it on the sun, shall we?

The past few weeks have had me on Cloud 9. It’s amazing how much can change in just one year. I still can’t believe that we are engaged, and that the man of my dreams loves me enough to want to spend the rest of his friggin life with me! We’re in the very beginning of the wedding planning stages - I’ve selected my Bridesmaids and we have our hearts set on a month and a venue - but so far we are just enjoying being engaged. Diamonds are SO shiny guys! AMIRITE?!

Blog, I don’t know what to say. Yesterday was my birthday, and next week Sunday Mike and I will celebrate our five year anniversary together. For my birthday he took me out in Long Island City…

… where we had dinner on the water…

…followed by a walk in the park. I always want to take photos with the self timer on my camera when we’re at this park, so were taking a few….

…when he got down one on knee….

…and asked me to be his wife!

I’m going to be a Mrs!!!

AHHHHHHHHHH! I am so excited and so happy to be with the best person I’ve ever known. I can’t wait!! He planned my dream day, gave me my dream proposal, and made it all come true. I am so so so so lucky, and as you can obviously tell, very EXCITED! Ahhh! So here’s to the beginning of all the planning and the love and the everything. I can’t wait!

Our bedroom has always been a work in progress… I’m still not pleased with it enough to post a full bedroom tour and we’ve been living here for three freaking years! You’ve seen my mini office that occupies a corner, my mini faux vanity, and a few snippets here and there, so here’s just another small snippet for the books: my brand new dresser! Ohhh yeahhh! 


{Got these babies from Ikea via Craigslist for a much more reasonable rate!}

When we originally moved into our apartment, we painted the bedroom a horrible color that seemed like a good idea at the time: an awkward shade between blue and purple that we deemed “blurple.” I also had a weird thing for birch/light wood colored furniture, and so the world’s ugliest bedroom was born.

About two years ago I came to my senses and painted over the horrendous color and got some white furniture. It’s still not perfect, but the space finally flows together! 


We’re not fancy enough to shop at West Elm or refurbish items from a flea market, but we are damn good at bargain hunting. Perfect example: Mike actually found this huge “Vermouth” framed poster lying outside of our neighbor’s apartment. They were throwing it away, and being the genius boyfriend he is he totally snatched it up for me! Free 99 is the best price.

Overall the dresser is a really simple update, but it makes a huge difference for me. I still have one piece of light wood furniture that I’m trying to replace, but other than that, we’re almost there! Small steps for big wins :)