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A New York Love Affair :: If I Were A Boy

If I Were A Boy…

Boys have it easy. Us girls, we have to endure the pain and suffering of wearing high heels, the struggle of squeezing our curves into spanx, and the tediousness of hour-long beauty routines, just to go out…

A New York Love Affair :: Ripped Jeans & Oxfords

5 Must-Haves for An Edgier You

Does anyone else feel like their style represents two sides of a coin? I find that I am constantly flipping between heads & tails — edgy and girly. It’s kind of a fun exercise, tapping…

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We’ve been refurnishing our apartment for about four months now, and the end is in sight! One of my favorite parts has been adding the final touches throughout the different rooms. My latest purchase has been…

A New York Love Affair :: At Home

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Since moving in to our new apartment on July 1st, we’ve been busy decorating our new space.  It’s been so great to have a blank slate to make my Pinterest dreams a reality (well, a smaller,…

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  Sorry for being such a delinquent blogger lately. The last two months have been a whirlwind! From the apartment hunt, to the move, to furniture shopping and now Peter’s surgery … blogging has definitely…

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Summer in Manhattan means sweltering temperatures with very little relief. When I’m not scooting out of the city for a quick weekend getaway, you can bet I’m hunting for somewhere with a little AC. Which means my weekends…

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  Another Sunday morning has rolled around, where I fully intended to wake up and work out. But then I hit the snooze button three times … finally got up, and decided to blog instead. Whoops! Does…

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Today’s is the official start of summer. And since I don’t have central air for another 11 days, I can be found curled up in my bedroom with the AC unit on, sipping on a…

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This may sound silly, but one of my favorite parts of every weekend is cozying up in my air-conditioned bedroom (currently the only room right now with AC) and putting together the following week’s love affair links….

A New York Love Affair :: Picnic in Central Park

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I firmly believe — with every fiber of my being — that there is no better place than Manhattan in the early summer. Okay, so I say this every season … maybe there’s just no better…

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I’m not sure there is anything better than Manhattan in the spring (maybe Manhattan in the fall, but that’s a discussion for another post). After a long, grueling winter, the city comes alive again right…

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Take Your Warm-Weather Faves Out of Hibernation

There’s no place better than Manhattan in the spring. Not just because the weather turns and we get a perfect few weeks, but because everyone sheds their heavy coats and scarves and once again gets…

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Love Affair Links + Win the New Gold Macbook

Mug: Etsy | Planner: Kate Spade (striped version) | Tea: Tiny Tea There are so many rewarding things that have come out of my two year blogging adventure. Not only has it become a passion project…

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Turn Your Bedroom Into A Dressing Room

The best part about getting new clothes is shopping. Searching. Digging through rack after rack until you find the perfect item. It’s the chase really.  But what if you need something in a hurry? Or…

A New York Love Affair :: Carrie Bradshaw Moment

What Would Carrie Bradshaw Do?

Dear Mother Nature – I know you’ve taught us that April showers bring May flowers, but don’t you think we’ve suffered enough this winter? Do you think maybe you might consider skipping the rain part…

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Happy Easter everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful weekend with friends and family. I snuck home to Milwaukee for my cousin Emily’s wedding shower and wish the weekend had been longer. Fun fact — Greeks…

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In My White Tee

White doesn’t have to be boring. It doesn’t have to play the supporting role in your outfit of the day. No one likes basic. I could borrow my boyfriend’s white undershirt if I wanted basic. You can have…

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Love Affair Links ~ Spring Sale Edition

For the last two weekends, I’ve been in major spring cleaning mode. If you’re following along on my snapchat (@nyc_loveaffair) you know that I’ve donated 16 bags of clothes to goodwill. 16!! Which means I’ve got…

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Every year without fail, New York comes alive at the slightest hint of spring. When the thermometer our weather apps show 50 degrees, we hit the streets in full force: brunching outside, picking up fresh…

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Confession. I’m having an affair with New York. (Don’t tell Peter!). We go through rough patches sometimes … like Winter, or when I slip on ice, or when cabs splash me with slushy puddle water … but we always manage…