Grab your tissues. Our wedding video, without a doubt, will make you cry.
It’s like I’m reliving this magical day all over again. The venue, the flowers, the dress: All of it was an absolute fairytale. The love that surrounded Wyatt and I that day was captured so beautifully. I cannot wait to show our children and grandchildren this video someday.
I’ve noticed a shift with my outfitting lately. It’s like subconsciously preparing myself for fall by reaching for my richer shades like this burnt orange jumpsuit here. I’ve completely fallen for this jumpsuit but I’ve definitely fallen for the price! It was just $25. This jumpsuit is perfect for NYC on the go. It’s a little bit too big for me right now so until I get it taken in to a tailor I’ve just been doing this little trick that I’ve done since I was a little girl: Tie a knot duh. I actually kind of prefer it with the knotted detail. It’s exactly what it needed.
Let’s talk hair:
Ugh. Hair. My never ending struggle. Thank God my mom is a hairstylist or else I would be a wreck. Since I haven’t seen my mom or gotten my hair cut in about two months, my hair has been in such a rough state. I’m ALMOST wishing it was a little longer so that it was easier to style but I’ve been managing by putting it in this chic and effortless pony. It’s really all my hair can handle in this humidity so… there’s that.
Connecting. Networking. Meeting new people. That’s been the agenda for the past week. You’d be surprised what a new city, a new change of pace and fresh start will do. (Along with many, many MANY hiccups of course.) It’s like I have absolutely nothing left to lose and that’s both terrifying and quite satisfying.
I had a meeting on the Upper East Side and I decided to bring out my stripes because you really can’t ever go wrong with stripes. Sometimes when meeting new people, I never want to overdue my outfitting. I like to keep things minimal and fresh. I opted for this Zara dress that I’ve had my eye on for forever. It’s surprisingly breathable. Shoot, it had to be because of this New York summer.
Once you go to Brooklyn, it’s hard to leave. It’s rich in culture, rich in history but most importantly, rich in community. I love the sense of friendship and “I got your back” vibes that I get when I walk the streets of Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.
Pause. Hold the phone. I starting writing this before our vehicle was broken into and before we paid $350 to get the broken window repaired on it. So far, Brooklyn holds bad memories and I really hope something magical happens to change my mind about it. We’ve only been in NYC one week and if I can be completely transparent with you, it’s been one of the worst weeks of my life. I heard it would take a little (or a lot) of transition and that you would be “initiated” into the city but gosh.. can you give a girl a break? Too many personal things have happened along with some financial hits in just one week and it’s too much for this girl to handle. The only thing that’s keeping me from going absolutely insane is the fact that I’m a mommy to an attention soaking puppy and a wife to a very hardworking, loving husband. They keep me going when I don’t have the will to.
New York summers are unlike any other summer. Beautiful but HOT. HOT.HOT. Some ice cold lemonade and a sweet yellow dress will get your through it, trust me. I have faith that my hair and my skin will get used to the humidity even if I’m a complete mess at the moment. My poor hair, no matter the hairspray or dry shampoo, can’t last 5 minutes. This Yankees hat has been a lifesaver. I’ve noticed hair isn’t that much of a priority amongst New York women. If that’s the case, I know I will fit right in.
Back to the heat: The only way my makeup will survive the moist, hot subways is if I really set and even “bake” my makeup. Baking your makeup means: After foundation is applied, a thick coat of light powder is applied to the face (under the eyes, cheekbones, bridge of the nose, chin, and forehead for definition), and is left on to figuratively “cook” for 10 to 30 minutes into the skin from body heat.
The matte-er your makeup the better or else this humidity will evaporate it in seconds!