Hi, it's me. Hope you haven't forgotten about me. I know I haven't forgotten about you. It's been a crazy time in NYC and it's been difficult to blog. I keep saying that I hope to get back on the blogging train, but it's hard so I'm not going to say it this time. But here's an OOTD to update you on life + let you know I'm alive and thriving.
It's actually been almost a full month since my last OOTD, but trust me when I say I've been trying my hardest to slay every day (in black, of course) even if I'm not getting my photo taken. If you've seen photos/posts from the last month, you'd know that I was working in The CF Clubhouse in SoHo for the first month of my internship. I've since moved to the CMG office in Union Square. I must say that I quite enjoy the office life. I'm not someone who can work well with an excessive amount of distraction, so the office environment works well for me. Though I do miss the fuzzy couch now that I think of it...
In terms of my actual job, I have to say that I love it. I will fully admit that I was nervous about coming to New York — I've been telling anyone and everyone for years that I wanted to come here and work for a fashion publication, but I had no real experience in a big city before. I had been to New York when I was 10, but I don't remember much so it was hard to determine whether or not I was actually going to like it here. In short, it's been everything I've dreamed of and more. It's kind of crazy to think about sometimes — I'm finally here and doing what I love. So many people told me I would never make it, but here I am making it.
So enough of the sappy-ish life update. Onto the OOTD. On Sunday, I went to the Brooklyn flea market in DUMBO with the other interns. It's definitely a place to check out if you're into vintage and antique clothing and items. I think it would be cool to shop for some antique pieces to update once I move here next summer (now accepting roommates for summer 2018). It's also a filming location for Gossip Girl. Recognize the Manhattan Bridge shot they used for Dan Humphrey's apartment? I wanted to keep things simple with both my makeup and outfit, so I grabbed this Who What Wear collection midi dress that I, thankfully, don't have to wear a bra with. It's been incredibly hot the last week, so the less clothes you can wear, the better. I obviously paired the dress with my very loved adidas NEO sneakers. I recently bought a new pair of adidas from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale because these are about at then end of their life, especially because they are my go-to walking shoe in New York.
Any guesses where the earrings came from? American Eagle Outfitters. Yeah, I just said that. AEO, low key, has great accessories. I'm also loving their jeans for fall. I got an IRL sneak peek during a Clubhouse event — I have never wanted AEO jeans so bad in my life. Highly recommend you drop in even if you're not into their brand.
I went for the true "no makeup makeup" look. All I wore was the Glossier concealer and brow gel, Sephora Collection mascara, and I barely tapped on a Glossier lipstick. I had eaten a doughnut prior to this photo so the lipstick is basically gone, but you get the idea.
We ended the day at a rooftop bar that had the perfect view of lower Manhattan, the Brooklyn Bridge, and event the Statue of Liberty. The drinks were exorbitantly expensive, but I just had to get one for the experience/the Insta.
It's kind of crazy that I only have a month left of my internship/NYC adventure. I can't imagine every leaving this place, but I know I'll be back soon. As my shoulder tattoos says, where there's a will, there's a way. Hope to see you guys sooner rather than later.
Photos: Kelly Rogowski, @lovelyykelly
I love spaghetti. It's probably my favorite variety of pasta, so I was excited to find this restaurant on The Infatuation. Adam and I went there one day after I finished up at work and then I decided to grab some lunch there during work one day since it's only a 10 minute walk. It's that good.
I forgot to take a picture of them, but we got mini meatballs as an appetizer. They were good, but Adam and I both agreed that the meatball at Saraghina was better. For pasta, I got the bolognese ragu.
It was absolutely fantastic. I cleaned my plate. Definitely a must if you stop by and like meat sauce on your spaghetti. As always, dessert is necessary.
You can never go wrong with tiramisu, though Adam thought it was too soft. I would agree. A tiny bit of crunch would've been nice.
The real reason that I've waited to post this review is so I could go grab one of their spaghetti cones to go. This is what I went to get for lunch last week.
Look at all of that glorious sauce. I got the bolognese again and it was just as good as the first time. I really love the idea of serving up to-go pasta like this because it's easier to carry and eat on the go or for a quick lunch. I will definitely be going here a lot before the Clubhouse closes down and we move back to the office.
All in all, I give Spaghetti Incident a 4 because it's delicious, but pricey. I paid $15 for the cone and dinner wasn't cheap either. I think it's totally worth it because the pasta is so good, so be sure to check it out if you're in the Lower East Side.