New York City. Concrete jungle where dreams are made of. The city that never sleeps. Or what I like to call, the city where you can be reasonable by demanding the impossible.
Ever since I was a little girl, New York has held a special place in my heart. Maybe it was because the three days we visited were spent shopping in the two-story Juicy Couture store, riding the ferris wheel in Toys-R-Us, begging my Mom for a new American Girl doll (which I did not need), sipping frozen hot chocolate at Serendipity3, and filling up plastic bags with pounds of sour gummy worms at Dylan's Candy Bar. Oh, and of course, grabbing an infamous jumbo pretzel at a street kiosk. That, above anything else, is a must.
However, now, New York has evolved in my heart. It has become the place I look to for ultimate overall life inspiration. NYC street style influences my fashion choices, the hustle and bustle lifestyle fuels my drive to work hard and work efficiently, & visiting motivates me to one day, hopefully end up there. Gwenyth Paltrow said in an interview, "Every girl in their twenties should live in Manhattan at least for a year." I don't think I've ever heard a truer statement. This is why I've decided to leave SCAD. If I want to pursue a career in journalism and live in New York City at some point in my life, why not start now? Why not begin working towards my professional career in the city where dreams are made of.
My family & I are heading up to NYC for a few days to look at a few potential colleges and I am so. freaking. pumped. I love to dress according to the place I'm visiting and because NYC is all about possibilities, this shirt was necessary. I think the key to dressing for a New York summer is lots of denim and light colors. So, because this shirt is white, I wanted to pair it with a light wash denim jean. You might be wondering, "Amanda, it's Summer. Why are you wearing a long sleeve top and jeans?" Well, let me tell you, I probably will sweat yes. However, tonight we're going to see a play and 1) the nights usually cool down and 2) I feel like play attire is a bit more dressed up, so I figured jeans would be more appropriate than jean shorts. Plus the top looks bomb with these jeans, so there.