Central Park

Hello Everyone!

Sorry I haven’t been posting as much lately. But I’m glad that I’m finally getting to blog about my last outfit from my trip to New York! This is probably one of my favorites since I’m in love with fur vests and thigh-high boots. We spent our last full day hanging out around the Upper East Side, Lauderee, and Central Park. Central Park is pure beauty, I can see why it’s such an iconic place to go to in New York. The trees and crisp autumn air made everything even more breathtaking. I loved all the warm tones between golden hues and burnt oranges. I hope you love this look!

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Outfit Details:

-Shirt: Jeanne Pierre

-Pants: Ross

-Boots: Charlotte Russe

-Necklace: Versona Accessories

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

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Weekend Plaid

New York instantly grew on me, I’m still mesmerized by it’s beauty and I’m craving some gyro and amazing street food..Maybe going back in the Spring doesn’t sound like such a bad idea…Well we spent our third day doing some sightseeing; across Brooklyn Bridge, Chinatown, and we went to meet up with a friend for dinner at a restaurant called “Heart of India” and their pistachio ice-cream is absolutely delicious! Check out some of my pictures from the trip below!

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My Look:

Packing was lot easier since I mainly focused on the tops I was wearing instead of a head-to-toe outfit. I loved the Burberry-inspired print on this scarf and I like how it doubles up as a blank and cardigan. To stay extra warm, I wore a turtleneck as my main top underneath the cardigan. I have been addicted to wearing poncho-inspired items this season to the point where I wear them every day to class since they’re so comfortable and easy to throw on over a plain shirt. I wanted to keep the color palette simple so I stuck with khaki and cream shades and wore brown accessories like my sunglasses and purse.

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Outfit Details:

-Top: Jeanne Pierre

-Cardigan/Scarf: Ross

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

Comfy in Fur: Cape Coat

Hello!

Sorry if I haven’t been blogging about my New York trip everyone! There’s so many details that I want to write about but I’ve also been so busy. New York is such a beautiful, iconic city. The lifestyle there is so colorful, creative, and constantly evolving everyday. We spent the second day in NY visiting many of the iconic sites throughout the city such as Battery Park, Madison Square Garden, Washington Square Park, The Statue of Liberty, etc so I’m sharing some of my pictures with you! The day went by so fast since we mainly spent time walking  everywhere around town.

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My Look:

I wanted to have one, elegant and classy look for New York so I was inspired by vintage Old Hollywood looks. I decided to dress simple by wearing all black: a black long sleeve, skinny jeans, and shoes. I highly recommend wearing leggings underneath jeans so you have an extra layer of warmth if you have to walk a lot in the cold weather. I opted for a cape coat with leopard fur accents. I love the the texture of the fur and it kept me warm and cozy throughout the day without weighing me down. I loved how it was a poncho/cape coat rather than a regular coat because it was loose and easy to move my arms around. I decided to loosely curl my hair (which ended up getting messed up by the wind..) and pair my look with red, crimson lipstick and my favorite diamond earrings. I also liked the idea of wearing leather gloves so I brought these dark chocolate brown elbow-length gloves that paired perfectly with fur coat. I love how this look was so quick and easy to get ready and I felt so glamorous.

Outfit Details:

-Coat: Dillard’s

-Earrings: Versona Accessories

-Jeans: Ross

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Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen

Flying: My Travel Experience + Tips

First time flying? Don’t worry, I have created some tips to help you feel more comfortable about traveling and flying! In this post, you can read about my personal experience with my first time flying to travel (to New York! I’ve only flown in a small private plane before the trip),  tips on how to be prepared/what to pack, and what to wear!

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My Experience:

I was soo excited for New York! This was my first time being away from my family and I was blessed with the opportunity to be able to travel with my close friends. I wanted to make sure that I had everything organized and planned out so we planned months ahead of time to make sure we would have things to do once we arrived! It’s definitely a bit overwhelming and you can experience a culture shock when arriving to a new place for the first time. New York is soo different compared to Texas. There’s a lot of people and amazing street food and restaurants (I recommend trying ANY pizza place in NY and the gyro stands are to die for). I absolutely loved everything; the fast-paced lifestyle is so exciting to see and there’s such a large variety of people that rush back and forth on their own schedules..it’s definitely the city that never sleeps. I’ve never felt so awake, so alive, and fascinated by the lifestyle there. I absolutely loved taking the subway and although walking was tiring at times, it was so exciting because there was so much to explore. It did get confusing at times and we got lost but that’s what made everything even more fun. It was also nice because I have some friends that live in NY so we got to meet up with them for dinner and even attended an Egyptian-themed party at the MET Museum on our first night! I can’t wait to go back there and plan more trips with friends in the future!

Travel Tips:

1) Don’t be afraid to ask questions! The airport can be confusing and arriving in NY was overwhelming. Don’t be afraid to ask people questions to be more familiar with your environment!

2) Be prepared: I am absolutely obsessed with planning and being organized. I packed my suitcase a week before the trip and made sure I had a copy of my “Packing Checklist” on my phone before the trip. I highly recommend creating a packing checklist so you can keep track of all of your belongings before and when you come back from the trip. My friends and I also booked our tickets and hotel ahead of time when we found good deals and made a small list/itinerary of where to go in NY (base your itinerary on routes/places close to one another). Also make sure that you have your ticket, passport/license, etc before you arrive to the airport. And make sure you arrive to the airport early in case of any small delays or complications with your baggage, ticket processing, etc.

3) All about the carry-on: Airlines allow you to have a purse and/or a carry-on with you on the plane aside from your usual luggage. Be sure that it has everything you need during the flight in case you get bored. Earphones, portable phone charger, a good book/magazine, lotion, lip-balm, facial wipes, hand sanitizer, Tylenol/Advil (I needed this because I get headaches from the movement), socks/gloves to stay warm, and a small snack. Flights can be boring if you don’t sleep so make sure you come prepared and stay hydrated and moisturized because planes use recycled air so it can dry out your skin. I also found the PERFECT carry-on (purchased from Tuesday Morning) that fit all of my clothes for the trip! It was the perfect duffle-bag size that met the required measurements to be considered a carry-on. I was also able to roll it around when I didn’t want to carry it by the handles and this made transportation so much easier. To top it all off, the design was so classic and cute!

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What to wear:

It’s always important to be comfortable when going to the airport because you’ll be sitting in the same seat on the airplane for an extended period of time. I recommend bring a cozy scarf, cardigan, or poncho when traveling. Those are absolutely perfect because they double up as outerwear and as a blanket on the plane. Personally, I tend to lean towards more neutral colors when I think of flying so I base my color palette on greys, khakis, browns, and whites. Your base outfit can be simple like a loose button down with comfortable jeans or leggings. Simply dress up the outfit with outerwear and light, simple accessories such as a watch, scarf, or sunglasses. I keep the dangly jewelry to a minimum because comfort is really important if I’m going to travel.

I wanted my outfit to look like I was traveling simple, but still look well-put together. I started off with a basic white button down and tucked them into DIY distressed denim jeans. I kept everything neutral by pairing it with khaki boots and a comfortable jacket. To top off the look, I used a small silk scarf which has been my new favorite OBSESSION. I’ve recently even bought more to wear but below, I have pictures of only two different scarves. I love how dainty and feminine it is and it’s flight attendant-inspired. They can be found literally anywhere at vintage/thrifts shops and there’s so many different versions online. My favorite part is that I could wear any pattern, color, or shape and just roll it and tie it around my neck.

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Outfit Details:

-Shirt: Sheinside

-Jeans: Ross + DIY rips/cuts

-Jacket: Zara Basic

-Scarves: N/A

-Carry-on: Tuesday Morning

Dream. Create. Inspire.

Sydney Nguyen