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IMG_0784To round out my Christmas break, I took a trip to see my lovely summer roommates in our old stomping grounds. It was so nice to see New York in all of her wintery, snowy glory. Due to the "polar vortex" sweeping across the country, mostof my carefully calculated outfits—deemed unworthy to wear to Chili's or Panera Bread at home—ended up not being able to keep out the bitter cold, thus remained at the bottom of my suitcase. However, our trip to brunch at Rosemary's and walk around Central Park proved perfect weather to sport my most prized Christmas present, my J.Crew moto skirt. I'm crossing my fingers this will be my last visit. Also, this bag is everything I've been looking for in a carry-on, carry-all, out and about bag for a couple years now. Plus it adds a punchy chic note to any drab legging/sweater look I find myself in when school starts.

IMG_0806 IMG_0788 IMG_0814 IMG_0796IMG_0797[sweater-h&m, skirt-j.crew(on sale!!), bag-dsw, hat-gap, scarf-h&m, coat-mamaw's, boots-thanks syd]

Manhattan



I'm back in Tuscaloosa. I feel like I just got off of one of those moving sidewalks at the airport; the slow-moving pace caused me to lose my footing after that whirlwind of a trip to the city. The sisters and I were all sad to leave, but promised to return with a little more subway expertise than we came with. 
Sunday was spent sauntering through Central Park, peeping into Bergdorf's windows and conquering The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Anticipating some serious walking,  I chose to stay comfortable and stick to tennis shoes and my feux leather skinnies. 
[shoes/pants-h&m, sweater-the limited, glasses-warby parker]
Things we learned while in NYC:
Hold your ground, they will move.
Don't make eye-contact.
No heels. Ever.
Leave at least 5 lbs in your suitcase for plentiful shopping excusions